Westcliff on Sea Cricket club was founded in 1902. Situated in Chalkwell Park, east of Leigh, in the Southend district of Essex County. Westcliff Cricket Club is one of the most successful clubs in the area and through the latter half of last century the dominant club of the area. Among the many fine cricketers that have turned out for the club, the most notable, was Trevor Bailey CBE. Trevor played for the club, Essex and England. A talented all rounder who was nicknamed The Barnacle by the Australians. Trevor was also a long standing member of the Test Match Special commentary team. When Trevor wasn’t involved with commentating duties he could be found at the club watching his beloved Westcliff on a Saturday afternoon. When Trevor passed away in tragic circumstances several years ago the club needed a fitting memory of him. The front fore court was restored and the bar re-vamped and named after him. There is a history, photos and painted portrait above the bar and it is a fine tribute to a fine man and great cricketer.
We are now into a new era for the club. We are extremely fortunate to have a professional coach in the form of Chris Gladwin. Chris has played county cricket for several counties including Essex. Chris is also going to captain the 1st XI. Assisting him will be two other stalwarts of the club, Nick Cooper who played for Gloucstershire and is a master at Westcliff Grammar School for Boys and ex wicketkeeper Steve Maybury, both ex 1st team captains. The youth set up is strong and the lads show great promise. All in all with dedication and hard work we will once again be a major force in Essex league cricket in the near future.