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Venue changes

Please note that the game on 8th July is AWAY at Northchurch as the entry in the fixture card was wrong. 

Also, the game v Redbourn on 22nd July has been switched to a home match.

Saturday 30th June - Another convincing win

Old Cholmeleians were the latest to suffer defeat at the hands of the firsts, as they were bowled out for just 67. We then knocked them off for the loss of 2 wickets in 13 overs.

Saturday 23rd June - Back to double winning ways

The firsts had a massive victory at Luton Town & Indians IV by 183 runs, as Az led the way with 110, followed by bowling them out for just 99. The seconds gained revenge for last weeks defeat by Hatch End II, racking up 261-3 from 40 overs with Pete Raeburn smashing an undefeated 116. Dave Raeburn then stepped in with a five wicket haul as the visitors were dismissed for 110.

 

Friday 22nd June - Into the final

The semi-final of the Coronation cup resulted in a 7 wicket win over local rivals Little Gaddesden. The final will take place at Ascott House on 13th July

Saturday 16th June - Firsts win, but seconds lose out in table top clash

The firsts hosted Flitwick 3rds and ran out winners by 7 wickets to maintain their unbeaten run, but the seconds lost a close game at Hatch End II by 14 runs.

Sunday 10th June - Unbeaten run continues

Original opponents Greenwood Park pulled out, so we arranged a home fixture with Finchley CC. An enjoyable game ensued, and would certainly have been much closer had the visitors not suffered 2 late withdrawals, leaving them with just 9 men. Batting first we scored 223 from 40 overs. JLS led the way with 58 and there were 40's from Az, Haseem and Jason Hawkridge. In reply the visitors made a spirited effort, but wickets fell regularly and the inniings closed on 178.

Saturday 9th June - 6 for Luke

A decisive victory by 136 runs at Langleybury 3rds saw the winning streak continue. Anthony Fenn (67 no), Will Hill (47) and Az Akhtar (38) were the highlights in our 263-5. Luke Hartman then starred with the ball, taking 6-31 as the home side were bowled out for 127.

Sunday 3rd June - Winning streak continues

A close game against near neighbours Studham saw the club's winning run extended to 12 games. Batting first we put on 188 from our 40 overs, led by skipper Az with 51 and 40 from Jimmy Pickard. The visitors made a steady start but then found themselves 7 down with over 100 still to get, thanks largely to a fantastic 6-24 from Jonny Turney. However with Josh Thompson (43 no) still at the crease, a win was not out of the question. Unfortunately he ran out of partners as Potten End wrapped up the tail for a 53 run win.

Saturday 2nd June - Another league double

Wheathampstead 2nds were the latest team to suffer defeat to the 1st XI. We batted first and made 171-8 from our 50 overs and then proceeded to bowl them out for 108.

The seconds were at home to another undefeated team, Rickmansworth 4ths. Batting first, we recovered from early losses to set a target of 175, Jason Hawkridge leading the way with 68. A fine bowling and fielding performance then saw the visitors dismissed for just 55. 4 wickets and 4 catches for Ian Dyde, and a blinding catch from skipper Jason Lee were the highlights.

 

Saturday 26th May - Firsts continue winning start

A comprehensive win over Harpenden 4ths as we scored 277-4 and bowled them out for just 114.

The 2nd XI game was off as Markyate were unable to field a side.

Sunday 27th May - A fine victory away at Reed in a conference fixture. The home side put on a challenging 213-5 but Jimmy Pickard (75 no) and Will Hill (94 no) guided us to a marvellous 10 wicket win.

Sunday 20th May

An enjoyable game against Berko Dads resulted in a win by 39 runs. Batting first, we posted 202 from 30 overs, thanks largely to Az Akhtar (84) and Will Hill (30). In reply the visitors made a solid start and at one stage an away win looked a possibility. Openers Rao (63 no) and Spooner (45) kept the scoreboard moving until a late burst of 4-24 from Dave Hill cleaned up the tail.

Sat 19th May - Double wins

The firsts secured a victory by 8 wickets as they chased down a target of 152 at Greenwood Park. The seconds beat Old Michendians 2nds by 45 runs, thanks to a partnership of 107 between David (41 no) & Peter Raeburn (81).

Sat 12th May - Wet Wet Wet

The 1st XI game at home to Ware was abandoned after just 8 overs. The seconds won a game that probably shouldn't have been finished, but credit to everyone for sticking with it to achieve a 6 wicket win at Northwood IV.

 

70 not out for Raz

Our groundsman, builder, ex-player, treasurer, coach, umpire, welfare officer and long time fixture secretary Ian Raeburn (Raz) recently celebrated his 70th birthday. In recognition of his fantastic efforts over the past 40 years or so, club members contributed to a collection which has enabled us to send Raz to Sri Lanka in November for the test match in Kandy. Many of us also joined in his celebration at Hemel Town FC.

 

 

5th May - Winning start to league season

2 emphatic wins to get the season going. The firsts bowled out St Albans 3rds for just 41, and the seconds dismissed Hatfield & Crusaders 4ths for 63. And the sun shone all day, not always the case at the start of the season!

AGM highlights 

Player of the year- Az Ahktar
Younger player of the year- Jess Harding
Batting cup - Luke Hartman
Bowling cup - Michael Gurney
League batting / bowling - Az Ahktar/ Jim Hart
New committee:
President - Mic Sheehan
Chairman - David Raeburn
Treasurer - Ian Raeburn
Secretary - Olivia Mansfield
Fixture Secretary Derek Gower
1st XI -Jimmy Pickard /Harry Lee
2nd XI - Jason Lee / Paul Dyde
Sunday- Az Ahktar / Dave Haggie

New winter nets time - Wednesday 9-10pm 
New anti discrimination clause added to the constitution

 

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