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Sun 15th Sep - Stroke Makers on top

On a perfect September afternoon we entertained Stroke Makers CC who hit 238 from their 35 overs. In reply we were restricted by some tight bowling and despite having a reasonably strong batting line up we finished 74 runs short, Michael Gurney top scoring with 59.

Sun 8th Sep Ton up for Az

Az hit an unbeaten 100 as we scored 268 in a friendly at Chalfont St Peter. A big partnership for the 2nd wicket gave the hosts a good start, but they eventually fell 80 runs short.

Sat 7th Sep - Champions!!

The first team wrapped up the Div 7B title with a win at Hatch End. Az top scored with 82 not out in our total of 234-6, then Anthony Fenn took 6-16 as the home side were reduced to 105 all out. Well done lads!

The seconds finished the season with a win over Old Albanians 4ths, the highlight being an unbeaten stand of 162 between Andy Lee (114 no) and Steve Fowles (42 no). Andy followed this up with 3-24 as some good bowling and fielding set up the win by 13 runs

Sun 1st Sep - Defeat at Bamville

The Sunday side travelled to the picturesque setting at Bamville, with its unique layout sharing land with the golf course. Tommy Seaton (55) and Az (48) top scored in a total of 218-9 from 35 overs. Some excellent batting from Bamville youngsters in the face of some rapid bowling from Billy Ahmed kept the home side on course and eventually triumphed for the loss of just 2 wickets.

Sat 31st August - Promotion secured

With the second and third teams in the division playing each other on the final day of the season next week, a win over Southgate Adelaide II was enough to ensure promotion. After a pretty slow start (85 from 30 overs), Michael Gurney (61 no) injected some momentum as 130 runs were added in the final 15 overs. In reply SACC were bowled out for 147 with the wickets shared among the bowlers.

The seconds lost at Watford Town IV on a fairly unpredictable pitch. Batting first we were bowled out for 81 before a short shower seemed to calm the wicket down. Defending a low total is never easy, but some good bowling and fielding kept us in it for a while, and if a couple of difficult chances had been taken, who knows what might have happened!

Sat 17th August - Top of the league

A 6 wicket win at Offley & Stopsley coupled with Stevenage 3rds losing to Ware saw us take over at the top of Div 7B. Dave Raeburn led the way with 4-22 as the home side were all out for 112. An unbroken partnership of 55 between Michael Gurney (24 no) and Pete Raeburn (25 no) took us to a 6 wicket win

Sun 11th August - Olympians too strong

A heavy defeat as Bharat Olympians hit 392-8 and we could only manage 145 all out.

Sat 10th August - Bovingdon blitzed by Mike

Michael Gurney took 8 wickets as Bovingdon crashed to 32 all out. The target was achieved in just 9 overs, losing just one wicket.

The seconds suffered a heavy defeat at Flamstead, scoring 165-7 which the home side then knocked off in just 20 overs

Sun 4th august - 50s for Tommy and Az not enough

A strong Studham batting line-up set a challenging target of 248, although at times it looked like being much more. Promoted to open the innings, Tommy Seaton hit a quick 58 in a century stand with Haseeb Ashraf (48). Skipper Az then added 54 but once he fell the required rate climbed and we ended 13 runs short.

Sat 3rd August - 1sts win at Botany Bay, 2nds suffer batting collapse

Harry Lee (60) batted the entire innings as we were bowled out for 145. Luke Hartman then led the way with 4-22 as the home side could only manage 74.

The seconds were reduced to 27-6 by a fine spell of bowling from Shenley's Oakley (6-18), before Ian Dyde (45) and Jason Lee (18) raised the total just past the ton. Clearly this was never enough and the visitors won by 6 wickets.

Sun 28th July - win at Stanmore

We scored 214-8 with Az (60) and Michael (43) the top scorers. Will Hill then led the attack with 4-19 as the home side were bowled out for 150

Sat 27th July - 1sts win rain affected match, 2nds rained off

The firsts took on Stevenage 3rds in a match reduced to 30 overs. Harry Lee top scored with 65 in our total of 198-7 and the visitors fell 71 short of the revised target, Michael Gurney taking 3-11

 

Sat 20th July - Two disasters

Little to shout about as the first team were dismissed for just 54 by Flitwick 3rds and lost by 6 wickets. Mike's match report : "Rubbish, I don't know how to put how bad we were into words."

The seconds fared little better (?) as they managed 103 but lost by 10 wickets.

Sun 14th July  - Colts Presentation Day / World Cup glory

After some fun games and presentations, a great day was topped off brilliantly as the pavilion was packed with a crowd watching the incredible finish to the cricket world cup final.

 

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Sat 13th July - 1sts defeat Ware, 2nds suffer away at Bamville

The first team recorded a 38 run win at home to Ware, whilst the seconds endured a torrid afternoon as Bamville hit 304 from their 40 overs. In reply we managed to reach 3 figures, but only just.

Fri 12th July - Coronation Cup retained....

Once again we faced Eaton Bray in the final at Ascott House. After winning the toss and asking the opposition to bat, a large total looked likely as they went at 8 an over for the first 8 overs. However wickets started to fall and some excellent bowling and fielding limited them to a total of 120. In reply both openers were dismissed cheaply lbw (both unhappy with the decisions!) but then Michael Gurney (55 no) and Haseeb Ashraf  (38 no) batted superbly and got us to the target with 2 overs to spare.

Colts Presentation Day this Sunday 14th July

2pm mums v u8/9/10, 3:30 tea, 4:30 dads v u11/12

 

Sat 6th July - 1sts lose in low scoring game, 2nds win well

After scoring 124-9 from 45 overs, the firsts almost pulled off a win as Hatch End reached the target with one wicket and one over remaining.

 The seconds were at Old Albanians IV, where Pete Raeburn (75) and Jason Lane-Sellers (60) helped us to 244-6. Tommy Seaton and Jim Hart then took 3 wickets each as the home team finished on 173-9

Sun 30th June - Victory in league game at Belmont & Edgware

Dave Hill starred with 5 wickets as B&E were dismissed for just 129 after we had scored 303-5 in our 45 overs. Az hit 80 not out, Jimmy scored 70 and Harry Lee 50

Sat 29th June - 1sts win , 2nds lose in low scoring affair

The firsts travelled to Southgate Adelaide (not that one!) and scored 212-4, Az with 84 and Harry Lee 65. The home side were then bowled out for 182, with Adam Hyland taking 4-43 and Will Hill 3-18.

The seconds could only muster 91 all out against Watford 4ths, but the visitors were made to struggle in a tense finish, losing 8 wickets in reaching the total.

Sun 23rd June - West End travel west 

We entertained WestEnd CC who scored 164 from their 40 overs, with Will Hill claiming 3 stumpings as the wickets were shared among the bowlers. In reply Jimmy Pickard led the way with 83 as we won by 5 wickets.

 

Honours board

Jimmy has trawled through all records since 1981 and produced an honours board. See under Players Area on main menu.

Sat 22nd June - Paddy stars in 2nds win over Redbourn, 1sts win friendly

Paddy Ashton took 4-15 and then smashed a very quick 39 as we defeated Redbourn 4ths by 3 wickets.

The firsts league game at Dunstable was conceded by the opposition, so they travelled to play Old Hamptonians IV, winning by 136 runs, thanks to 100 from Az

Sun 16th June - League game rained off

Heavy rain meant that the pitch was unplayable, so the game against Bharat Olympians was called off.

Sat 15th June - 1sts win, 2nds lose on a damp weekend

Offley & Stopsley were the visitors on Saturday, and were bowled out for 102, albeit it took 44 overs. Az top scored with 41 not out as we won by 7 wickets.

The seconds visited Berkhamsted 3rds, where a couple of rain delays reduced the game to 36 overs each. Pete Raeburn (38) and Ryan Like (32) helped us to 145-8 after a steady but slow start. The home side advanced steadily at 4 runs an over and, despite a few late wickets, were able to reach the target in the 32nd over.

 

 Sun 26th May - Defeated by Tossers!

Quite a feat to actually complete the game due to some fairly persistent rain much of the afternoon. Batting first, we scored 190, with Az and Haseeb both getting 60 not out in a partnership of 136. The Full Tossers reply featured a stand of 113 for the 2nd wicket between Lennon and Malhotra as they reached the target with overs to spare .

Sat 25th May - Win for firsts, defeat for 2nds...

The 1sts went to Stevenage III . Batting first they scored 218-5, with solid knocks from Haseeb (51), Harry Lee (47) and Az (48 no). The home side's innings started badly at 12-3 and eventually ended on 154, with Will Hill taking 3-6.

 The seconds took on Chorleywood IV and only a late flurry from skipper Jason Lee and Jonny Turney took us to a below par 127, recovering from 55-8, a very disappointing performance given the (on paper!) strong batting line up. The visitors' reply was held together by opener Lyon with 73 as they won by 6 wickets. 

Fri 24th May - Coronation Cup win

We advanced to the semi-finals with a win at Aston Clinton. Read Jimmy's match report here.

Sun 19th May - Solid win against Ivanhoe

In a re-arranged fixture following the withdrawal of original opponents Ashridge, we entertained Ivanhoe. Batting first we racked up 301, with Harry Lee (90), Jimmy Pickard (79) and Azeem Akhtar (64) the main contributors. In reply the visitors struggled to keep up with the required rate and lost wickets regularly. Jonny Turney took 4-21 and Steve Wise 3-27 as they fell around 150 runs short (scorebook is a bit vague about the final total!)

Sat 18th May - Cup final and weather combine to frustrate firsts, seconds win though

With several players unavailable due to attending the cup final, selection this week was a tough job. Despite a reasonable total of 241-8, the weather then intervened and Flitwick III were set a new target of just 108 from 20 overs with all wickets in hand.

The seconds were set 161 to win at St Albans IV and were led to a 6 wicket win by Jason Hawkridge with 65 not out.

Sun 12th May - Skipper's first wicket

In a surprising twist, Az had a bowl AND took a wicket as the 9 men of PE overcame local rivals Boxmoor by 11 runs. Half centuries for Will Hill and Michael Gurney, backed up by 45 from Haseeb Ashraf were the main contributions in a total of 210-7. 

Sat 11th May - Mixed first league weekend

The firsts had a convincing win at Ware by 139 runs. Jimmy Pickard led the way with an unbeaten century in our total of 236-6, backed up by 50 from Michael Gurney. In reply Ware struggled to 94-7 from their 45 overs.

The 2nd team lost by 5 wickets to Bamville. A half century from Paddy Ashton was the highlight in our 152-8, but despite some early breakthroughs a solid 5th wicket partnership put Bamville on course for victory.

 

Sat 4th May - 2 Friendlies against Rickmansworth, 2 defeats

The hardest thing was to get 22 players out, so credit to the captains for perseverance! The firsts took on their 1sts and went down by 54 runs despite 74 from Harry Lee. The seconds (with only 1 player under 45) played their 3rds and lost by 32 runs. Skipper Jason Lee and Jason Hawkridge each scored 43, and Gordon Scillitoe picked up 4 wickets.

Sun 5th May - Fine win at Frogmore

A top bowling and fielding display gave us a win by 102 runs.  40 from Harry Lee, assisted by Haseeb Ashraf (33) and Luke Hartman (28) gave as a reasonable total of 168. In reply Frogmore lost crucial early wickets, with Jonny Turney taking 2-4 from his 7 overs, then  Luke Hartman took 4-11 and Sid Khan 3-24 as the hosts slipped to 66 all out.

 

 And we're off....

2 wins to start the season. Saturday saw a victory at local rivals Little Gaddesden and the Sunday team had an emphatic win at Eaton Bray with half centuries for Jimmy Pickard, Az and Haseeb

 

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