Premier Division

Letchworth Garden City had no answer for the twin batting threat of Fraser Crawford and Tom Jenkins as the openers scored centuries in a dominant Radlett win.

The pairs’ efforts sealed a 10-wicket win for the Herts League Premier Division title chasers as they chased down 230 to win with ease.

Winning the toss, Radlett opted to put City in to bat first and were rewarded early on when Darren James (3-57) removed Adrian Wilson and Peter New to reduce their opponents to 20-2.

Kurtlyn Mannikam then took centre-stage with the ball and ripped through the middle order on his way to recording figures of 5-48.

Radlett’s control with the ball meant City would have been in deep trouble but for the innings of William Bates, who top scored with an unbeaten 96.

Any fear the hosts would struggle to chase a challenging target were soon put at ease as Crawford and Jenkins set about the City attack.

The duo were immovable, with Crawford scoring 109 from 106 deliveries and Jenkins 114 from 128 to take their side to victory in the 40th over.


Langleybury were in equally rampant form as a fine batting display saw them ease to an eight-wicket win against Botany Bay.

Bay batted first and respective scores of 84 and 61 from Sergio Fedee and Shadrach Gittens-Browne helped them to an imposing score of 257-6 from their 60 overs.

The pair had to operate with limited support from the remainder of the Botany batting order and Shawn Tuitt (31) and Sachin Puri (29) were the only other men to make an impact.

Khalid Manzoor was the main threat with the ball, claiming 3-68, while Richard Oxley (2-20) and Chetan Depala (2-70) also struck.

Manzoor went on to lead the charge with the bat as the opener scored 75 to lay the foundations for a straightforward chase.

His effort was put in the shade by Nahim Amin who scored 101 not out, which was added to by a useful, unbeaten 62 from Depala.

Such was the Langleybury dominance, they made it over the line with just over 35 overs played.

The theme of dominant wins for local sides showed no sign of letting up as West Herts put Chorleywood to the sword with the most imposing of wins.

Having dismissed their opponents for a meagre 45, Herts chased down the score without loss to record a 10-wicket victory.

Chorleywood’s innings looked doomed from the off as five ducks and only one score above 15 highlighted the paucity of runs among their number.

William Jones enjoyed particular success against the brittle Wood order, finishing with 7-22.

Justin Powick (26 not out) and Alastair Lewis (20 not out) made light work of the chase.

Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town were made to work slightly harder for their four-wicket victory on the road against Northwood.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat, a decision they would surely regret after being bowled out for 137.

Daniel Rodgers (40) and Stuart Reeve (31) were the only batsmen to make any sort of lasting impression on the scorers.

Parth Mehta was the standout bowler, picking up a five-for to finish with figures of 5-31.

The small total meant a Hemel win was always likely providing they batted sensibly, and they did just that to get over the line with time to spare.

Tom Waterton was their chief run scorer with 38 not out and was ably supported by a 32 from Lewis Hodgins.

Division Two A

A batting collapse was enough to give Abbotts Langley victory as they overcame Hitchin in a 38-run win.

Abbotts batted first and would have had scant little to defend had it not been for the influence of Tiaan Joubert who top scored with 62 in their total of 167.

Hitchin’s response looked to be well on track as Shaftab Khalid (27) and Salim Hussain (38) took them to 64-2.

But a crumbling order saw the next eight wickets fall for 65 runs as the Langley attack took control.

Martin Henderson played the main role in the collapse, taking 7-35 in a spell of bowling which saw him claim the scalps of six of the Hitchin top eight.

Division Two B

After a run of four defeats in a row, Bushey finally rediscovered their winning touch with a five-wicket victory over Welwyn Garden City Seconds.

While the result provides welcome respite from a campaign which has lurched from one defeat to the next, Bushey’s league standing is still a worrying one.

They currently sit ninth, just a place above Welwyn who are at the foot of the Division Two B table, and are 12 points shy of the side above them.

Bushey will hope to build on the win when they take on an Eversholt side occupying fourth spot.

Division Three A

Steve McGiffin led the way for Northchurch as he picked up a five-for to help his side to an 89-run victory over Redbourn.

Northchurch won the toss and elected to bat first in the meeting between the division’s two top sides.

The early departure of Henry Baxon for one gave the league leaders the advantage, but a spirited recovery, which included a 43 from McGiffin, steadied the Northchurch ship.

Steve Bateman (48) and Calum Lindsay (43) were also influential with the bat as Northchurch closed their innings on 207-7.

While McGiffin understandably took the plaudits with his 5-33, there were also useful contributions of 2-24 and 2-42 from Oli Johnson and John Barry.

Redbourn struggled to compete with the Northchurch attack and were all out for just 118 in a defeat which sees the gap at the top closed to 37-points.

Division Three B

Hemel Hempstead Seconds managed to come away with a hard-earned draw against second-placed side Flitwick Seconds.

Flitwick were put into bat and soon set about taking control of proceedings, with Steve Davies hitting an unbeaten 118 on a punishing day for the Hemel bowlers.

Anjam Khan (1-21), Charlie Hoskins (1-62) and Suren Perera (1-77) were the only players to have any joy with the ball as Flitwick set Hemel 270 to win.

While a number of the Hemel batsmen made starts, none were able to stick around long enough to make an unlikely chase possible.

Indeed, a mid-order collapse left them on 140-8 and staring defeat in the face and it would take a back to the walls effort to ensure a share of the spoils.

Hoskins scored 22 not out and Adam Moulster added 22 as the pair put on 46 in a ninth-wicket partnership which used up a precious nine overs.

Skipper Dave Jenkins came to the crease after Moulster’s departure and blocked out the remaining deliveries.

Division Five B

Meanwhile Hemel’s Thirds were involved in a tense clash with Holtwhites Trinibis Seconds as they claimed a narrow three-run win.

Hemel took to the crease first and were bowled out for a more than achievable 147, which Trinibis would go close to chasing down.

However, they would ultimately fall just short of doing so as Hemel snared the final Trinibis wicket in the 40th over.

Division Seven A

Bushey Seconds continued their fine form with a fourth win on the spin as they overcame Old Cholmeleians with a two-wicket victory.

An impressive bowling display saw Bushey restrict Cholmeleians to 151 after bowling them out in the 42nd over.

Their response with the bat was far from routine, but they nonetheless got over the line with eight overs to spare, closing their innings on 154-8.