Aldenham won the Kreeda International Hertfordshire Village Trophy for the first time in their history on Sunday after beating Frogmore in resounding fashion at Knebworth Park.

The draw for the semi-finals pitched Herts League Regional Division C West’s Aldenham against Thorley, while Frogmore took on Breachwood Green.

Aldenham captain Chris Munroe won the toss and elected to put Thorley in to bat.

Opening bowlers Charlie Munroe and Tim Hale, along with first change bowler Amit Chakrawarti, ripped through the top order, bowling straight on a pitch that was keeping low and skidding through.

Wickets continued to tumble with the introduction of spin later in the innings, and Thorley eventually succumbed to 59 all out.

Aldenham lost Charlie Munroe early in the reply, however Chris Munroe and Basil Letts saw them through to the modest target within eight overs.

After Frogmore had overcome Green in their tense semi-final clash, Aldenham were put in after Frogmore won the toss.

The Munroe brothers built a solid opening partnership before Charlie hooked a back of a length delivery toward mid-wicket and was spectacularly caught one handed.

This brought the belligerent Chris Munroe and Letts together again, and both began to open up as spin was introduced early with sixes hit straight and over deep mid-wicket.

Munroe fell for 47 and Letts followed for 45 before some late order hitting saw Aldenham close on 187-9 from 20 overs.

Wickets fell at regular intervals in the reply with Aldenham once again adopting the policy of bowling straight, and Frogmore were skittled out for 41 in the ninth over.