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So we can really celebrate the achievement of the Wanstead Cricket Club, based in Overton Drive, which consistently performs at every level – and which also is a model for junior cricket, boys and girls.
When Wanstead became ECB Royal London national club champions in 2017 in a final at Lord’s, seven of the team playing had gone through the club’s junior cricket programme as boys.
And when so many are asking how young people can be introduced to the game, Wanstead should be something of an example. There is a way that cricket-lovers can help.
The club is raising money to install new nets at Overton Drive which would massively improve training facilities. It recently received a £25,000 grant towards the nets from Sport England, which helps towards the total of £75,000 which is needed.
Fundraising events are taking place over the summer, but there is also a crowdfunding page here for anyone wanting to make a contribution.