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West Essex Cricket Club

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About

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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 County Cricket Board. 

Our Summer season runs from the end of April to 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  looking for 1st X1 cricket and those that just want to enjoy a game of cricket at the weekend or are looking to get back into playing the game.

We are a friendly , inclusive & diverse club with an open membership policy. We are Clubmark accredited and were granted Community Amateur Sports Club status several years ago. We are also recognised as a Feel Good Club by our local authority. We are a club of volunteers who get involved coaching juniors, umpiring and scoring, preparing and rolling wickets , managing our social media channels and seeking grants and sponsorship . We 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 and an excellent 2 bay outdoor net.. Our current clubhouse is due to be replaced with a brand new building in 2024. 

We have an active and growing Junior section which has over 50 members from the age of 8 up to 15. The Junior section practice on Thursday evenings and play fixtures every Sunday morning throughout the Summer supported by our ECB qualified coaches . In the Winter our Junior section activity continues with local 6-A-Side indoor cricket competitions and group coaching sessions from  October to March.

We have been offering the ECB All Stars Cricket programme since 2017  for 5 to 8 year old boys and girls and are now in our 3rd year of running the Dynamos Cricket programme for 8 to 11 year olds.  These are 8 week programmes starting in May and are a great way to introduce children to cricket in a fun and safe environment. 

 

 

Club Officers and Committee Members for 2023

· Cricket Chairman: Mo Zahour

· Treasurer/Secretary: Colin Baxter

· Fixture Secretary: Omar Afzal 

· Management Committee representative: Mo Zahour

· Club Safeguarding Officer: Colin Baxter

 . Equality, Diversity and Inclusion officer: Omar Afzal

· Essex League representative: Colin Baxter

· 1st X1 Captain: Usama Butt

· 2nd X1 Captain: Imran Safdar 

· 3rd X1 Captain: Azhar Ali

· 4th X1 Captain: Aron Nassim

· NCL club contact: Ashfaq Alam

· Adult indoor contact: Mo Zahoor

· Youth cricket Committee representative: Antony Smith

. Women and Girls Committee representative : Joanne Barnes

· Website administrator: Ashley Baxter

· Social Media Coordinator: Colin Baxter

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