Victoria Park Community Cricket League
About the League | Committee | Hall of Fame
The Victoria Park Community Cricket League was formed nearly 30 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, is most welcome. To find out how to enter a team for our league or cup competitions contact the chairman here...
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 the start of the season (see the fixtures box 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.
President: Bert Vandermark
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)
League Trophy winners
2017 Rose & Crown
Cup winners2017 Safe Skills
2015 Tower Hamlets
2012 London Tigers (non-league)
2011 Safe Skills (non-league)
2009 The Ducks
2006 Traditional Corsairs (non-league)
2005 Sky (Mola Jutt)
2004 Sleek (Hackney Falcons)
2003 Dover Castle
2002 Hackney Falcons (non-league)
2001 Mola Jutt
2000 Mola Jutt
1999 Mola Jutt
1998 Mola Jutt
2014 Nightwatchman (Community Cup)
Before 1997 - let us know if you remember who won the Cup (the original Cup has gone missing)