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.

The Ground Staff at The Walker Ground are an asset to the Trust 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

Alan May


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Richard Ellwood


Jeremy Dangerfield


Al Salehian

Associate Trustee

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Dain Lewis

Associate Trustee

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Vickie Prow

Associate Trustee

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The Walker Ground Staff

 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 9 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 Assistant