Nearly £700 was raised on Saturday 22 April in a charity fundraiser played on Mitcham Cricket Green, one of the oldest cricket squares in the world. Hosted by Mitcham Cricket Club, a Combined Charities XI invited Newham Cricket Club to Mitcham to help raise vital funds in memory of a local resident from South London who passed away following a fight with pancreatic cancer last year.
In the end the match was won comfortably by Newham Cricket Club who scored 169 runs from 30 overs, whilst the Combined Charities XI – a mixture of friends and local players from a variety of local clubs (including Old Rutlishians Cricket Club and Old Emanuel Cricket Club) – responded with 77.
The fundraiser raised more than £700 for charity, which included player and spectator donations, catering and a raffle. The funds raised have been donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK and St John Ambulance.
Donations can still be made to support the fundraising efforts, which have also included running the London Marathon. Please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesMcCollum for more information on how to donate.
East Ham Active, in partnership with Newham Cricket Club, are providing free cricket this summer at Flanders Field.
The sessions are funded by Sport England to encourage people to be more active and healthier.
Come and make friends, exercise and play cricket!
People of all ability levels are welcome, including beginners.
No need to register, just turn up in comfortable clothing ready to play.
Cricket For All (Aged 14+)
13th April to 14th September 2017 – Every Thursday 6-8pm
Seniors Cricket (Aged 50+)
July 18th to August 22nd – Every Tuesday 6-8pm
For more information check out www.bonnydowns.org/sports or call 0208 586 7070.
Please note that the training sessions are funded by Sport England. In order to play matches with the club’s various teams players are required to join the club.
Newham Cricket Club would like to invite you to join us at our open day on Easter Sunday!
This is a great chance to see and try out our excellent facilities. You can practice your batting and bowling in one of our three nets and put the practice into action by taking part in a match on our main square.
The club staff will be present to answer any questions about the club, membership and the upcoming season.
This event is open to everyone so come along and celebrate the start of the new season with us!
Link to the Facebook event: Newham CC Open Day