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The Trust was set up on the 19th December 1907 by Russell Donnithorne Walker, John Bradshaw, Eugene Alfred White and Raymond Turner Barker, the first Trustees. The land was donated in perpetuity to be used forever by the inhabitants of Southgate and any other person or persons who may be members of clubs approved by the Trustees for playing the games of cricket, football, hockey and any other games approved by the Trustees.

Trustees and Ground Staff at The Walker Ground are an asset to the charity and endeavour to provide outstanding facilities for our local community and club users beyond.


If you are interested in becoming a Trustee or volunteer with The Walker Cricket Ground, please get in touch at

The Walker Ground Trustees

Jeremy Dangerfield

Chair of Trustees


Jeremy Dangerfield is a commercial property consultant, with over 35 years’ experience in the West End & City and more recently in North London. He advises a variety of clients, including property investment companies, funds, private businesses, and high net worth individuals, with particular focus on the investment sector.


Jeremy grew up and still lives in Southgate. He first joined Southgate Cricket Club, at the Walker Ground, as a 9-year-old and has been a member of the club ever since! He played for the 1st XI for many years, including three years as Captain and despite the aching body, still manages to play on a regular basis. He is currently Chair of Southgate Cricket Club and Chair of the Walker Cricket Ground Trust.

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Richard Ellwood



Richard, a signal technician, has been a member of Southgate Adelaide Cricket Club for thirty years. He is passionate about sport coaching and volunteers his time to his respective cricket club for colts coaching and local football coaching.

​Richard works closely with the ground and office staff and is actively involved making key decisions and overseeing the running of a charity. He is fully committed to acting in the Trust’s best interests to ensure the charity acts out its purposes for sporting and recreational use to local benefit.




Dain Lewis



Dain was elected a full Trustee in October 2022 and is currently an International Baccalaureate Teacher of Science and Diploma Computer Science at Dwight School London.


Prior to retraining as a teacher, he served his country as an Avionic Aerospace Engineer with many operational tours of duties with the Royal Air Force over a 30 year period.  A keen sportsman and coach, he has played and coached both hockey and squash at representative level.  He was given the honour of working with England Hockey as a Centrally Contracted Coach, delivering performance coaching to the most talented young athletes, who were  selected for the National Player Pathway.

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He brings a wealth of experience and transferable skills to the post of Trustee and pledges to serve the community with integrity, kindness, loyalty and good humour.  He promises to bring energy and leadership to The Walker Ground and is passionate about providing a safe and inclusive  environment for all to enjoy sport and community activities.  

The Walker Ground Staff

Keara Stapleton

Sports Club Manager

Keara joined The Walker Ground as Sports Club Manager in 2021 and is responsible for the running of the facility. She is keen to see the growth of the Trust into a multi-sports venue accessible to all and works closely with the Trustees to develop the offering at The Walker Ground. Keara enjoys working with the current user groups and members as well as building new relationships within the local community. For more information about the club and how to get involved, please contact

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Alan Torrington

Head Groundsman

Alan joined The Walker Ground in 2019 and has extensive experience preparing cricket pitches for club and county cricket. Alan has worked at Hornsey, Royal Hospital Chelsea and Winchmore Hill Cricket Club and has invaluable links within the North London sports community. He is passionate about providing first class sports facilities at the ground with his role including arranging and overseeing end of season renovation, general maintenance of the grounds, landscaping the surrounding area and so on.

Jack Stapleton


Jack has been Groundsman at the Walker Ground for over 10 years and is well known in The Walker community for his work and efforts to support the Trust. He can answer nearly any question you might have about the grounds and history of the Walker brothers and if there's something he doesn't know, he'll be sure to find out. Throughout his employment at The Walker Cricket Ground, he has shown a continued desire to improve the facilities. He is a member of Southgate Rugby Club and going by his profile picture is camera shy.... or passionate about Lego.

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Steve Waters

Finance Administrator

Steve has been involved with The Walker Cricket Ground Trust for several years. He works closely with the Sports Club Manager and Trustees and is keen to see the growth of all sports at ground. Luckily, Steve is also a Southgate Squash & Racketball Club member and expert so he is great to have close by in the office!

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