The belated cricket season started thanks to the better weather at the weekend. Sanjay Batra writes: “The sun shone as Wanstead welcomed so many new and returning junior members and their families to the first coaching session on Friday.
“Saturday saw Overton Drive receive a visit from Ilford Cricket Club, old rivals and very good friends who won’t mind a mild gloat over a very hard-fought victory. Waseem Qureshi made an early impression with 98 runs in the 2nd XI win away at Broxbourne. Upminster came to Wanstead on Sunday and gave the home side a proper fright before falling just 6 short of their target.”
Saturday 20 April
1st XI v Ilford (Friendly) – 45 overs match. Wanstead won by 28 runs.
Wanstead 217 all out.
Adnan Akram 52
Ilford 189 all out.
2nd XI v Broxbourne (Friendly) – 40 overs match. Wanstead won by 11 runs.
Wanstead 201 all out.
Waseem Qureshi 98
Broxbourne 190 all out.
Sunday: 21 April
1st XI v Upminster (Friendly) – 45 overs. Wanstead won by 6 runs.
Wanstead 231 all out
Matthew Smith 71
Petrus Hattingh 64
Upminster 225 all out.
More details from the Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club website.