Kings Langley have reached the last four of the Herts County Trophy by beating Hatfield Hyde

Kings Langley reach semi-finals of Herts County Trophy

Kings Langley reach semi-finals of Herts County Trophy

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Herts County Trophy Quarter-Final

Kings Langley advanced into the semi-final of the competition after defeating Hatfield Hyde by two runs in a closely-contested match on Sunday.

Kings batted first but were dismissed for 131. Sam Joyce top-scored with 27 while Paul Ashford (19), Matt Wells (18) and David Burnell (18) provided valuable runs.

Langley then had their visitors in trouble at 24 for five but a spirited fight back was led by M. Hussain.

However, their valiant effort fell just short of their target, leaving a jubilant and relieved Kings savouring victory.

Mark Brazier claimed three for 18 and there were two wickets for Wells.

Kings now play Botany Bay at home on Sunday, August 17.

North London Women's League Division A

Radlett beat Hampstead by 32 runs despite the visitors becoming the first team to bowl out the Radlett Women’s side in more than two years.

Openers Chloe Jackson and Katie Pankhurst took the total to 40 at the first break in Sunday’s match on a pitch notoriously difficult to bat on.

Aggressive hitting from Alexis Mannion (32) had the score nearing three figures before Radlett found themselves all out for 132 with Alice Lawman falling for four runs.

Pankhurst’s opening bowling made full use of the bounce with four overs going for just five runs.

Skipper Kanchana Gamage took it upon herself to bowl four pressure overs at the close of the innings as Hampstead fell short of their target.

This victory lifted Radlett back to second position in the table.

Chess Valley League Division One

Hemel Hempstead are second in the table after they recorded a 91-run victory over Ickenham on Sunday.

Hemel batted first and posted an imposing total of 357 for seven.

Jay O’Nien was in fine touch and scored a massive 200. Brad Finch also struck 85 as Hemel took control of the contest.

The Ickenham reply ended on 266. Finch completed his impressive display with three for 37 while Billy May claimed two for 50.

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