Nathaniel Bastin is writing a blog from Hornchurch Athletic CC in 2015

Essex welcome Kent for opener

Saturday, April 18, 2015
South Woodford's Nick Browne drives the ball for Essex on his way to a century against Cardiff MCCU at Chelmsford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

New county championship season gets underway

England's Ravi Bopara has praised the success of the indoor cricket league at UEL (pic: Martin Rickett/PA)

England star praises success of UEL-based tournament

The Festival of South Asia Cricket returns for a third year (pic: Arfan Akram)

East London XI take on Essex second XI at Wanstead Cricket Club

Redbridge won silver in the girls' indoor cricket finals at Lord's (pic: LYG)

Cricketers can inspire borough’s London Youth Games teams

Graham Gooch with the World Cup trophy in 1992 before the final against Pakistan (pic: Graham Chadwick/EMPICS)

Team must be more consistent says former captain

Upminster book Bopara benefit date

Friday, February 13, 2015
Upminster hosted a benefit match for Essex and England's Alastair Cook in 2014 and will welcome Ravi Bopara this year (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Essex and England star to visit in August

Honours even at UEL

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Action from the latest indoor cricket matches at UEL

Latest news from indoor cricket league

Nick Browne in batting action for Essex in their annual clash with Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Nick Browne targets improvement after ‘bitter sweet’ first full season in county cricket.

A Year In Sport: Bopara’s big year

Friday, January 16, 2015
Essex and England's Ravi Bopara has been awarded a benefit year in 2015 (pic: Tony Marshall/PA)

Essex and England star gets 2015 benefit

Arfan Akram in batting action for Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Former Wanstead skipper picked for All Out Cricket magazine’s ECB Premier League team of the year

Browne bags Essex awards

Friday, September 26, 2014
Nick Browne in batting action for Essex at Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

South Woodford opener caps superb season

In depth with Alastair Cook

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Alastair Cook thanks Wanstead players at his benefit match (pic: Ellie Hoskins)

England captain talks to Thomas Reeves at Wanstead CC

Akram wants Wanstead to move on

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wanstead CC cup winners

Captain stands down after decade at helm

Wanstead celebrate winning the Essex League Cup final (pic: Sandra Rowse)

Club claim cup in captain’s swansong

Wanstead captain Arfan Akram

Wanstead and Ilford battle it out in showpiece final

John Rogers bowled a good new-ball spell against Birchanger

Final day loss spells end of the chase

Wanstead captain Arfan Akram hits out  (Pic: Graham Hodges)

Akram congratulates rival skipper

Rivals ready for cup clash

Monday, August 25, 2014
Wanstead captain Arfan Akram hits out against South Woodford (pic: Graham Hodges)

SNEL Cup Final: Ilford v Wanstead (12pm)

The 2014 season is drawing to a close (pic: Graham Hodges)

Latest blog from Oakfield Parkonians’ Andrew Beaven

Arfan Akram hits out for Wanstead against South Woodford (Pic: Graham Hodges)

T20 and league success makes for a successful weekend

Wanstead captain Arfan Akram

Skipper happy with life with four to play

Amit Kalley - Oakfield Parks

It’s August and just four League games to play

Ilford Catholics Ryan Naylor hit out for a half century against Theydon

First team crush Theydon with 322-7

Wanstead celebrate their T20 final win over Brentwood Pic: Jim Lynch

Skipper Akram overjoyed after league and cup success

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