Jack Petchey Awards

Who is Jack Petchey CBE?

Jack Petchey was born into a poor working class family in the East End in 1925. He left school with no qualifications at the age of 13.

After the Second World War, he bought his first second hand car and started a taxi business. By 1969 Jack Petchey had branched out into property development and through this became a leading entrepreneur and one of the most successful businessmen in Britain.

In 2012 Jack Petchey was awarded the CBE in recognition of his contribution to young people.

Newham Cricket Club’s younger members have been receiving Achievement Awards since 2015 from the Jack Petchey Foundation. The funds are awarded to a member of the Club to be spent on equipment and projects of their choice.

The Jack Petchey Foundation, established in 1999, gives various awards and grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people. The Foundation is eager to help young people take full advantage of opportunities and play their part in society.

Contact our scheme co-ordinator: Amitabh Lall on 07920 484873


Our award winners

Arsalan Khan, age 17

A loyal club member he is a leading all round player and an example to the team, exercising self- control and calming others when circumstances are challenging.

Muhammad Abad, 16

A competent cricketer, he is selfless, encouraging younger players and helping the managers with kit and preparing the ground for matches.

Muhammad Haroon, 15

A much improved player and all- rounder, he leads by example, encouraging younger players and helping managers by supervising in the nets and supporting in the field.

Haris Latif, 14

An outstanding player with bat and ball he is a fine example to younger players with a calm temperament; he has been loyal to the club despite inducements to move elsewhere – a critical issue when the club is encouraging role models for those growing up in the Club.