Search

Cricket: Tower Hamlets take on MCC in special match

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:33 24 July 2018

Tower Hamlets District took on the MCC in a special cricket match

Tower Hamlets District took on the MCC in a special cricket match

Archant

Tower Hamlets celebrated the 11th anniversary of their district cricket programme with a special friendly match against the MCC.

Almost 500 runs were scored as the match went down to the last ball, with the MCC winning by six runs.

Chris Willetts, of the Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation, said: “About ten years ago we set up a programme to create pathways and give kids who don’t always have the support network to forge a cricketing career.

“That’s what I’m most proud of. Most may not sustain a career at the higher levels of cricket but there are many positives they have gained out of playing cricket like structure, discipline and enjoyment – of which they are getting plenty at the moment.

“The focus is to get young people involved, enjoying and progressing. The programme is beginning to sustain itself and we have players who are now going into schools to deliver programmes. Thanks to Blackheath Cricket Club, the players, elected officials for the great support throughout.”

Skipper Arfan Akram, on behalf of the MCC, thanked all involved and added: “The perception the MCC promotes as part of the spirit of cricket is so important. The chats around the ground, at lunch, tea time, on and off the field are hugely important in what we are trying to achieve in terms of our wider interaction with each other.

“The ECB have launched the new South Asian plan and there are amazing opportunities in place to be taken advantage of. I beleive this is my last game as captain and I’ve enjoyed the experience thoroughly.”

The Tower Hamlets District team, coached by Abdal Ahmed, included: Mahi Mahfuzul (Swanlea/Morpeth), Jahed Miah, Kamrul Islam (both Green Spring Academy), Arif Ahmed (Bow), Mahfuzur Rahman, Emon Uddin, Abul Hasnat, Fahik Huda, Kawsar Ahmed (all Stepney Green), Basit Ahmed (St Paul’s Way), Zihad Hussain (Swanlea), Rahat Dewan (East London Science School), Abutahid Dulal (London Enterprise Academy), Sium Islam (Sir John Cass).

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:30

The former AFC Bournemouth coach has a long affiliation with Leyton Orient and will give everything to continue Justin Edinburgh's legacy

Yesterday, 16:00

The centre back made a big impression at Brisbane Road during the second half of the 2018/19 season

Yesterday, 14:00

Captain Jobi McAnuff has taken up an interim player-coach role with Danny Webb now interim assistant coach

Tue, 15:00

The forward departed Victoria Road on Monday to sign with Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee

Tue, 13:00

The Limehouse Boxing Academy youngster claimed a gold medal at the famous event at Alexandra Palace

Tue, 11:00

The club are faced with the incredibly difficult decision of replacing the late Justin Edinburgh and an announcement is expected this week

Tue, 08:00

Essex spinner Simon Harmer was surprised to see his side secure County Championship victory over Hampshire inside just five sessions this week.

Mon, 17:00

Simon Harmer claimed match figures of 12-61 as Essex annihilated Hampshire by an innings and eight runs - having bowled out the visitors for 118 and 88 inside five sessions.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists