Newham Cricket Club has gone from strength to strength since its re-launch in 2008. Every year we have a number of players who make the step up to county cricket, which shows the quality of talent we produce in our borough.
Our junior and senior sides have competed well in their respective competitions over the years. The 1st XI has been in contention at the top of the Premier Division in the Essex County Cricket League every year. The 2nd XI won Division Two in 2015 and have been doing well in Division One since their promotion. The 3rd XI had a tough start to their first season in Division Two but finished strongly.
U11s – Quarter Finalists, Hayden Davis Cup
U11s – Finalists, Hayden Davis Cup
U13s – Semi Finalists, Len Stentiford Cup
U11s – Semi Finalists, Hayden Davis Cup
U13s – Winners, Len Stentiford Cup
U18s – Winners, Essex T20 Cup (see news article below)
U13s – Winners, NCL Indoor Trophy;
U15s – Runners-up, NCL Indoor Trophy
U13s – Quarter Finalists, Len Stentiford Cup
U16s – Quarter Finalists, Matchplay Plate
U15s – Winners, Essex Matchplay Cup
Winners: Essex U18 T20 Cup 2014
After a memorable day at the County Ground Newham Cricket Club players and officials were celebrating again after a memorable day at the County Ground in Chelmsford.
The under-18s lifted the Essex T20 cup after beating Stratford in an all-east London final, just a week after their under-13s had claimed the Len Stentiford Cup for the first time at Woodford Wells.
Newham CC Chairman Richard Henchley paid tribute to the squad, saying: “The players who have been growing up with us have now got the success that they really deserve.
“This is for all of the hard work they’ve done and all of the work that other people working with them have done. It’s a family club. It’s wonderful, I’m very happy and a bit emotional.
“What more could you really ask for? It’s a bit like walking out at Lord’s, it’s absolutely sensational. We are enormously grateful to our sponsors JK Shah Accountants without whom this would not have been possible. They are also assisting the club with financial management, have designed a unique system to remove the complexities of accountancy and comply with tax regulations, including self-assessment”.” A total of 21 teams entered this year’s competition and, having made it through to the showpiece at the home of Essex CC, Newham went on to score a challenging 165-8 from their 20 overs.
Stratford, having formed a team out of the Street Chance scheme, made a good start in reply and were 67-1. But they struggled to maintain their momentum once wickets began to fall, with Newham producing some excellent fielding.
Henchley added: “We’re building for the future, these are the kids who have grown up with us and they’ve got other ones following along.
“They’re wonderful role models, they’ve been terrific.
“They’ve got wonderful spirit in the field, they’ve come back from difficult times and won through. It’s absolutely brilliant, I’m delighted.”
The club are set to celebrate their achievements at an end of season awards night later this month.