West Essex Cricket Club was formed in 1921, are members of The Hamro Foundation Essex League and are also affiliated to the Metropolitan Essex District Cricket Board and Essex Cricket in the Community.
Our season runs from the end of April to the early September. We run 4 sides on Saturdays in the Essex League so we can offer cricket at all levels for both high quality players and those of lower ability who just want to enjoy a game of cricket at the weekend.
We are a friendly, multi-ethnic club with an open membership policy, that was granted Community Amateur Sports Club status in 2014. We are a club of volunteers whether that be coaching juniors, rolling wickets or painting changing rooms and encourage all members to find ways other than playing to contribute to the club. We have an active social scene and welcome all members to attend our regular social events.
All sides play home games at The Rolls Sports Ground in Highams Park where we have 2 cricket grounds adjoining our main clubhouse and private bar.
We run an active and growing Junior section which has over 70 members from the age of 8 up to 15. The Junior section practice on Thursday nights and play fixtures every Sunday morning throughout the Summer. We have ECB qualified coaches and are currently working towards gaining ECB Clubmark accreditation. The Junior section also play 6-A-Side indoor cricket during the Winter.
In 2017 we expanded our junior section to include 5 to 8 year olds by participating in the ECB AllStarsCricket programme. Sessions are run on a Saturday morning with registrations open until the end of April 2021 for this year's programme.
In 2021 we are also adding the Dynamo Cricket programme to our offer which is for 8 - 11 year old beginners and girls.
Officers for 2021
· Cricket Chairman: Mo Zahour
· Treasurer/Secretary: Colin Baxter
· Fixture Secretary: Sri Gunersekeran
· Management Committee representative: Mo Zahour
· Club Safeguarding Officer: Colin Baxter
· Deputy Club Safeguarding Officer: Aron Nassim
· Essex League representative: Colin Baxter
· 1st X1 Captain: Nico Akhtar
· 2nd X1 Captain: Rajesh Kanojia
· 3rd X1 Captain: Kamran Ashraf
· 4th X1 Captain: Colin Baxter
· NCL club contact: Ashfaq Alam
· Adult indoor contacts: Mo Zahoor
· Junior Cricket contacts: Colin Baxter/Emran Raja/Aron Nassim
· Website administrator: Ashley Baxter
· Social Media administrator and Volunteer Coordinator: Mifta Islam