Radlett have won through to one of the biggest days in the club's history when they play a home tie in the regional final of the ECB's NatWest T20 at Cobden Hill on Sunday, August 21.

If Fraser Crawford's team win that one-off match against the Nottingham-based West Indian Cavaliers, they go through to the televised National Finals day at the Derby County Ground in September. No wonder Radlett are expecting a big Sunday afternoon crowd, as no Hertfordshire side has progressed this far.

In the area final at Reading yesterday, Radlett were inspired by Crawford and the teenage prodigy Joe Cooke as they roared through with crushing wins against Home Counties League champions High Wycombe and North Middlesex, from the Middlesex League.

High Wycombe started as favourites but Radlett's total of 204-2 put them out of contention, with Crawford hitting 95 not out, and the 18-run victory margin was more comfortable than it looked.

In the final Cooke smashed 87 in a Radlett total of 191-6, a target that North Middlesex could not challenge as they faded to 132 all out and a 59-run defeat. Kabir Toor hit 48 and 41 in the two games and claimed three wickets with his leg-spin against North Middlesex.

Cavaliers, captained by the former Nottinghamshire batsman Bilal Shafayat, defeated Swardeston, national T20 champions in 2010, by eight wickets in the East Midlands final at Kibworth.

Swardeston could only make 121, a surprise after their demolition of Old Northamptonians in the semi-final. Their incredible total of 233 was based on Norwich local legend Peter Lambert's 92 off 58 balls, upstaged by 100 off only 39 balls from Joe Gatting, former England captain Mike's nephew.

In 2003 Radlett became the only Herts club to reach the final of the Evening Standard Trophy - the 50 overs London area knockout - when they beat Lordswood at the Oval. Their semi-final against Bexley attracted about 300 spectators.