Premier Division

Welwyn Garden City proved too strong for Radlett as they claimed a three-wicket win in the Herts League Premier Division on Saturday.

A below-par batting display meant Radlett were up against it as seven of their side failed to make it into double figures en route to being all out for 203.

They looked well set for a good score when openers Fraser Crawford and Tom Jenkins took them to 85 before the former was dismissed for 38.

Jenkins would continue to battle on and his 85 represented the high point in the Radlett innings, but he was let down by those around him.

While a score of 203 could well be defended, Welwyn were in no mood to let victory slip and made relatively easy work of the chase.

Scores of 58 and 44 from Adil Arif and James Southgate formed the bedrock of their innings and they got over the line with over five overs remaining.

Abdulrahim Mulla was the pick of the Radlett bowlers, claiming 3-50 and there were also wickets for Kabir Toor (1-28), Simeon Cohen (1-37) and Kurtlyn Mannikam (1-39).


Langleybury ran out comfortable 89-run winners against Ampthill Town as Ross Channer and Richard Soulsby led the way with respective half-centuries.

After Channer had got the ball rolling from number two with a score of 62, Soulsby took over and scored an even more impressive 83 not out.

A largely ineffectual Town bowling attack was spearheaded Jarryd Biviano who took 3-54 as Langley bury closed on 230-5.

From the moment Ampthill were reduced to 19-1 they appeared to be on the back foot with their response and an innings in which Carl Baker (32) and George Darlow (35) top scored.

They faced little chance against a Langleybury attack which shared the wicket taking duties and a batting collapse from 98-4 to 109-7 all but ended their bating effort.

Channer added to his fine display with the bat to take 3-12, while Richard Oxley (3-21) and Khalid Manzoor (3-29) also made useful contributions.

Ollie Lott (1-38) accounted for the other Town man as they were skittled out for 141.

A strong bowling display from West Herts handed them a six-wicket win Flitwick in a display which saw them restrict their opponents to 151 all out.

Matthew Smith was the most productive of the Herts bowlers and finished with a three wicket haul of 3-14.

William Jones played his part as well, recording figures 3-27.

Herts’ chase would ultimately be a straightforward one, thanks in no small part to opener Justin Powick’s unbeaten 73.

Smith scored 43 not out to account for much of the remainder of the total and Herts eased to the win with 12 overs to spare.

Herts County Trophy

Hemel Hempstead Town and Northchurch played out a high-scoring affair with the former earning a 17-run win in their round one clash.

Northchurch won the toss and elected to field, a decision they would regret as Hemel put on a sizeable 282-7 from their 50 overs.

Tom Elborn (87) and Tom Waterton (53) were the main men with the bat for Hemel, with much of the rest of their order chipping in with scores in the teens and 20s.

Only Mark Holby claimed more than a solitary wicket for Northchurch with 2-25 on a testing day for those with ball in hand.

The visitors were always facing a tough task to secure a win, but may well have done had Tom Garraway been given greater support by the remainder of their order.

The number three crashed 114 ion an innings including 14 fours and four sixes.

Mark Hobley was the only other man to come close to Garraway’s standards with 65 as a scarcity of runs elsewhere meaning Northchurch were all out for 265.

Meanwhile, Kings Langley were comprehensively dispatched by Old Owens in a eight-wicket defeat.

After crumpling to 109 all out, Langley couldn’t raise themselves to secure an unlikely win.

Despite Chris Whitworth’s duck leaving Old Owens on 1-1, knocks of 59 not out and 48 from Ralph Lane and Mohammad Hammad Ahmed made the chase a formality.

Division Two B

Bushey slipped to their fourth defeat on the bounce as they went down to a six-wicket loss against St Margaretsbury.

A score of 124-10 from their innings meant taking anything from the match was always going to be a challenge.

And so it proved as their opponents knocked off the score inside 25 overs.

Division Three A

While Sunday ended in cup disappointment for Northchurch, they had an altogether more fruitful outing on Saturday, winning by nine-wickets against Old Finchleians.

They made light work of the Finchleians batting line up bowling them out for 129.

Steve McGiffin was the standout man with the ball, picking up a five-for to finish with 5-14 as Northchurch took control of proceedings.

The run chase could not have been more straightforward and the wicket of George Liveing for 10 was all the reward Old Finchleians got for their efforts.

Garraway’s 83 and a score of 25 from Harry Bexson took Northchurch to the win in the 23rd over.

Division Three B

Hemel Hempstead Seconds endured a torrid afternoon at the hands of Bayford and were hammered in a seven-wicket loss.

Suren Perera was the only player to make any sort of genuine impact on the scoreboard with 47 - more than half of his side’s 92 run total.

Ducks for five of their batsmen epitomised a poor batting display in which Will Langley (10) was the only other player to breach double figures.

Unsurprisingly Bayford eased to victory with limited fuss and knocked of the meagre target with just over 20 overs played.

Anjam Khan had the best return with the ball as he recorded figures of 2-27.

Division Five B

A similarly poultry batting display from Hemel Hempstead Thirds ensured they also suffered defeat at the hands of Luton Town & Indians in an eight-wicket loss.

They struggled to 120 all out after heading to the crease first in an innings which lacked direction from the off.

Luton found chasing down the total the simplest of tasks and reached their target comfortably.

Alfie Bordoley claimed the best figures for Hemel with 1-27, closely followed by jack Boughton (1-28).

Division Seven A

Finally, Bushey Seconds secured their third win on the bounce as they overcame Totteridge Millhillians Thirds.

They were made to work for their win and eventually eased to a 19-run triumph after batting first and toiling to build an imposing total.

In truth, Bushey were not at their best with the bat as they only managed to make 157 before being dismissed.

However, Millhillians could only make 138 in response as they were dismissed in the 45th over.