Newham Cricket Club was re-established in 2008 at Flanders Field, in East Ham, starting with a colts’ organisation. In its first full season in 2010 the Club had 12 fixtures. In 2012 the Club added an adult section of 2 Saturday teams. In 2016, following the addition of a third Saturday XI the Club hosted over 100 adult and colts’ fixtures with a similar number of away matches.
Through the support of Essex County Cricket Board and Newham Council, the club has been able to improve its facilities every year. We now have two squares and three cricket nets at Flanders Playing Fields.
The club fields teams at under 9, 11,13,15,16 and 19 age groups, and 3 Saturday adult teams. Flanders field offers an immaculate 10 wicket square and a second 4 wicket square which will be available for the 2017 season. Colts training and coaching is on Tuesday evenings with matches on Sunday mornings and at Newham Leisure Centre on Sunday mornings during the spring term. Adults train on Thursday evenings during the summer. The club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities and volunteers to help with coaching and managing its colts’ teams.
The club hosted the first major representative match since the 1980s on August bank holiday Monday 2016 when an East London team took on the Essex County Cricket Club Development Team with over 600 runs scored during the day. The fixture saw a number of ex-Newham CC players return to what was once their home ground. We received a lot of praise for the quality of our ground, facilities and overall standard of the club, and we aim to keep improving.
- To promote health, well-being, and educational and vocational achievement through community participation in cricket.
- To advance the game of cricket in Newham through sportsmanship, leadership, discipline and hard work.
- To ensure Newham Cricket Club continues to develop as a successful and respected club, providing cricketing opportunities to the community at all levels, enabling any member of the community to enjoy participation in all aspects of the club in a structured, fair, resourced, safe, friendly and sociable environment.
- To offer top class competitive cricket and cricketing facilities at all levels to members of the local community.
- To identify, harness and develop all young cricketers so they have the opportunity to contribute to the game of cricket at all levels and play a central role in club cricket life, and have a chance to make their mark at the highest level.
- To ensure that the club is an integral part of the local community, contributing a valuable service to all sections of that community, developing club members, supporters and volunteers.
- To promote cricketing opportunities for people with disabilities.
- To develop and strengthen senior playing teams, providing positive role models to all club members, leading to achievement and success.
- To implement partnerships with local schools, colleges & universities and informal organisations in order to bring cricket to as many people as possible within the local areas.