Looking ahead to a new season at Enfield Cricket Club

James Quinlan previews another summer of cricket in Lincoln Road

Cricket (credit Michael Weir via Unsplash)
credit Michael Weir via Unsplash

Spring only means one thing for some people – the start of the cricket season.

While this year it has meant long-sleeved jumpers, rain delays and green wickets, there was a real sense of anticipation built ahead of the first ball being bowled.

Enfield Cricket Club is based in a fantastic ground on the corner of Lincoln Road and Wellington Road and has been around for nearly 170 years. The club was a founding member of the Middlesex County Cricket League and has won a number of trophies, including multiple league titles, the National Cup in 1988 and, most recently, the Middlesex Cup in 2016.

For the 2023 season we are once again aiming to reach as high as possible. The first eleven, captained by Tony Sayers, unfortunately suffered relegation to the second division last season but the players are ready to bounce back. It has been a positive winter, with some new faces joining the fold and a welcome return of talented Australian overseas player Connor Brown.

Our second eleven has new leadership, with James Ryan and Callum Wick – both of whom came through our junior section – aiming to build on positive results at the end of last season. Again, some new faces have joined the squad this winter, creating greater competition for places – something that can only benefit the club.

The third eleven continues to be skippered by Zeeshan Munir, who has worked hard to develop the side and give opportunities to youngsters to experience competitive senior cricket – a hugely important aspect third eleven cricket. Last season, the side added a number of players who will return this year. Zeeshan and vice-captain Adnan Zameer are aiming to improve consistency and, if that is achieved, the side can push for promotion.

The club also has a growing junior colts section, supporting and developing both boys and girls aged five to 18 years. These youngsters are coached by a team of dedicated and highly-qualified coaches and play competitive matches on weekday evenings.

Enfield CC aspires to achieve success across the board, but we also place great emphasis on a strong social and family-friendly focus with inclusivity at its heart – everyone should have an opportunity to enjoy cricket as a player, official, spectator or proud parent!

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