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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Vickie Prow


Vickie has been an Associate Trustee at the Walker Ground since March 2021, as well as a squash member of SSRC for over 30 years.  During this time she has also worked for the Walker Ground and has been instrumental in organising a number of the annual Firework events. She is currently responsible for organising the group squash coaching programme for SSRC.


Vickie has worked in sports development for the last 10 years since leaving a career in International Telecoms.  She has a passion for making sport accessible, increasing participation and making it fun for everyone involved.

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Richard Ellwood


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Dain Lewis

Associate Trustee

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Al Salehian

Associate Trustee

Al has over 25 years’ experience as a senior business executive and strategist with a background in launching and leading global businesses.  He is currently Managing Director of a business and brand strategy company focusing on helping SME businesses grow their business and achieve their desired exit strategy. 


He has been living in the Southgate area for over 20 years and is interested in promoting better engagement with the community through sport and social events. He is also a Trustee of Ashmole Academy Trust and a member of the National Governance Association.

The Walker Ground Staff

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 Keara Stapleton

Sports Club Manager

Keara has been Sports Club Manager at The Walker Ground since November 2021 and is enthusiastic about working with the local community to ensure the grounds are accessible to all. She is enthusiastic to see the development of the Trust as a multi-sports venue working with new and existing members. Keara has management experience in the education sector and has worked both locally and internationally as a Teacher and Senior Leader. 

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Alan Torrington

Head Groundsman

Alan joined us in February 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