Wanstead cricket, Whitsun weekend

Our man with the liniment writes:

The Herons’ 1st team will want to forget this weekend, after losing to South Woodford in the Premier League and to Sawbridgeworth in the first round of the Conference Cup.

Haseeb Chaudhri’s six wickets enabled the 2nd team to get one back against South Woodford. In the corresponding 3rd team match David Gibbs, taking time off from his day job (he’s the minister at Wanstead’s Grace Church), scored a half-century and felt the power of the Lord (in this that was Alan Lord) who cleaned up with several economical wickets.

Hadleigh held the upper hand against the Herons’ 4th XI, but the 5th team were led to a convincing win over Harold Wood thanks to superb bowling from youngster Afrasiyab Malik.

Wanstead Women blazed a new trail with a very successful Whit weekend of touring the West country, some cricket having interrupted the merriment.

More details as ever at Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket club site.