Victoria Park Community Cricket League
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The Victoria Park Community Cricket League was formed over 20 years ago to provide a wide range of people with access to competitive cricket. Some are decidedly more competitive than others, but the aim is that games are played in a friendly and welcoming spirit. Anyone, regardless of ability, gender, creed, colour, is most welcome.
We play here...
Based in Victoria Park in east London, we play two competitions, the league and a knock-out cup. The league is played in three divisions, selected from preliminary games at thes start of the season (see the League Tables page for more details).
Trophies are awarded for winning each division and of course, there is the cup.
Matches are 8-a-side and 16 overs per innings, max four overs per bowler, batsmen retiring at 50. The batting side umpires -- meaning it's very important teams play in the Spirit of the Game (for more details see the Rules page).
All matches are played Monday to Thursday evenings, starting between 6 and 6:30 pm. We appreciate that some sides have difficulty getting to the park on time, what with inconvenient things like jobs, but if you don't start by 6.30 at the latest, you do lose the light at the start and end of the season and will have to play a shortened game.
All match balls are provided by the League and paid for out of your league fees.
Details of all matches can be found on the Fixures and Results page.
President: Bert Vandermark - 0208 986 5754
What the VPCCL Committee looked like in 2004 plus some founding members
Main picture: Bert Vandermark (President); Anti-clockwise, from top left, Rob Devaney (Committee Member); Tim Castle (Secretary); Peter Hollman (Fixtures Secretary); Mick Reid (Chairman); Tim Haydon (Founding Treasurer); Paul Williams (Committee Member); Gary Horsman (Founding Committee Member); Philip Barrass (Founding Committee Member); Nigel Richards (Treasurer). Pictures and montage by Tim Castle
Photomontage prepared for Canary Wharf Sports Awards 2004.
Winners of "The Double" (League and Cup in same year)
2009 The Ducks
League Trophy winners
2012 Dynamite Ducks
2012 London Tigers
2012 Tower Hamlets
(ex-Victoria Park Juniors)
Before 1997 - let us know if you remember who won the Cup (the original Cup has gone missing)