Newham CC u16s win Essex Matchplay Cup!

The Matchplay Cup Final between Gidea Park and Newham was played at Hutton CC on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Newham were short of their best player, Usman Azhar, due to family reasons, and 2 other regulars through injury.

The weather had been poor leading up to the match, and the pitch was green and slow. Hutton won the toss and put Newham into bat. We started badly and lost one of our openers to the first ball.

Gidea Park were bowling very tightly, and scoring was difficult, with the ball not coming onto the bat.

A lengthy rain delay further hindered the innings, and Newham struggled to 117 all out  in 32 overs. The game looked to be in Gidea Park’s hands, with them having some County batsmen to call on, and the weather suddenly taking a turn for the better.

However, Newham’s pace bowlers tore into the Gidea Park top order, reducing them to 20-3. Gidea’s Essex players then weathered the storm, and batted doggedly to take their team to 88-4, needing 30 off the remaining 10 overs with 6 wickets to spare.

At this point, Newham captain Luke Tudor made a crucial decision, bringing on Jawaad Hussain to pose a different challenge to the set batsmen. In his next 3.5 overs, aided by some superb fielding and catches, Jawaad took six wickets for eight runs to snatch the cup away from Gidea Park and seal a remarkable victory for Newham’s Under 16 team.

Well done to our u16s for this great achievement!

u16 matchplay trophy
Captain Luke Tudor leads the Newham u16 team in collecting their winners trophies

Newham u15s reach Essex Matchplay Cup Final

Newham’s u15 side have added to the club’s successful season by  reaching the Essex Matchplay Cup Final. The game is to be played on 10 September 2017 at Hutton Cricket Club.
We would like to request your support for the players who are the future of Newham Cricket Club.
Please see the details below.
Players, Coaches and Officials
  • Arrivals from 10:30 am
  • Play to begin at 12:00 pm
  • Drinks break at 20 Overs
  • Teas provided during innings break
  • No studs in the Pavilion Marquee please
  • Please ask players to not mark the square/fielding positions
  • Umpires will be in full control of game – however match referee will be on hand for any queries
  • Presentation post-match
  • Hutton CC is open to all
  • Hutton CC offer a range snacks, hot/cold drinks from the bar
  • We ask that Spectators/ Parents do not help themselves to the tea provided for Players, Coaches and Officials (or ask players to get them items from the tea).
We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.

New Electronic Scoreboard

Newham Cricket Club celebrates their new electronic scoreboard.

Tariq Aslam, Adults Manager, said: “This is the culmination of a vision of first class facilities for Newham Cricketers in their own community.”

The club would like to thank its staff, members and the neighbours who helped install the scoreboard. We excitedly look forward to using our new electronic scoreboard for the visit of the Essex County Cricket teams to the Newham Cricket Festival on 28 August 2017.

We’d like to share some photos of the scoreboard below.



Essex County Cricket Club is returning to Newham this August Bank Holiday with the Essex Development squad. The county outfit visits Flanders Field in East Ham for the second time in as many years this August Bank Holiday, with the festival set to take place on Monday 28 August 2017.

It follows the success of last year’s festival, which was the most significant cricketing event held in the borough since the 1980s. The squad will participate in a fixture at the home of Newham Cricket Club in a programme that will also include colts and women’s fixtures.

The festival will also include the launch of the Newham Cricket Strategy, which is the result of a partnership between the London Borough of Newham and Essex County Cricket Club. The strategy aims to harness the abundance of local talent and provide opportunities for Newham residents to engage in cricket in all its formats, at all levels and all abilities in the community.

Schedule for the day:

8am – 11am: Newham u15 vs West Ham u15

11am – 2pm: Under 11s’ 10 over competition – open to all boys and girls, just bring some trainers/sports shoes.

11am – 6pm: Essex Development 45-over Challenge Match

2pm: Newham Deputy Mayor Ken Clark: The Newham Cricket Strategy and Newham Colts’ Awards Presentation

2.30pm – 6pm: T20 Essex Women’s XI vs East London Representatives XI (Sponsored by London Borough of Newham)

The venue has had a number of upgrades since the Essex side visited last year. A second cricket square has been in operation this season – used primarily by Newham Cricket Club’s 3XI and colts teams – and a new electronic scoreboard is being unveiled this weekend, with the cricket festival being one of the first events where it will be used.

These developments correspond with what has so far been a fantastic season for Newham Cricket Club. Newham’s 1st XI is currently top of the Essex County League Premier Division in a tight battle for the title with Barking, whilst its second Sunday team (Newham CC2) has secured promotion having won the National Cricket League Division 4 title.

The Club’s Colts also continue to go from strength to strength, promising a bright future for cricket in Newham. Every colt side in Newham Cricket Club has reached the quarter finals in their respective competitions and the under-16s have a semi-final match on the same day as Newham Cricket Festival.

Richard Henchley, Chairman of Newham Cricket Club, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Essex back to Newham for this fantastic festival of cricket. I encourage anyone with an interest in cricket to join us for an event that will truly epitomise the spirit of the game. It will also outline the future of cricket in Newham, the capital of cricket in East London, and we look forward to welcoming the players, coaches and spectators visiting a new-look Flanders this bank holiday.”

Support the club during your regular grocery shop!

Hi all, we are part of the “Tesco Bags of Help” programme where we are applying for funds to enable us to install an electronic scoreboard. This will enhance the quality of cricket we can offer to the Newham community.

What you need to do – pop into any of the Tesco stores mentioned below, collect a charity token and put it in the Newham Cricket Club drop box near the checkouts. The more tokens we get the more likely it is that we will receive the funds we need!



More info on the scheme:

Newham CC helping the borough become the cricket capital of East London

Newham Cricket Club is doing amazing things for cricket in the borough and across East London.

Our work got some coverage in the Newham Magazine this week.

“A prestigious partnership between Newham Council and Essex Cricket is set to make our borough the cricket capital of East London.”

As the only club in Newham offering colts and adult club cricket we aspire to make a real contribution to achieve that objective.

The complete article is in the images below.