Premier Division

A monster innings of 405-3 could not deny Radlett some the spoils as they played out a losing draw with Totteridge Millhillians.

The early retirement of Totteridge opener Justin Le Fort for five did little to prevent the hosts from dominating the Radlett attack, particularly through Jonathan Miles’ mammoth knock.

He scored 202 not out from 178 deliveries in an innings which featured 21 fours and nine sixes and effectively ended any hope of Radlett claiming victory.

His was not the only sizeable contribution to the Totteridge score, as Steve Selwood (70) and Simon Webster (92) also chimed in.

Unsurprisingly the Radlett bowling figures made grim reading, with Fakir Dungaria’s 1-37 providing the best return, while Randeep Sanghera (1-69) and Abdulrahim Mulla (1-105) also registered.

With little chance of chasing down Totteridge, Radlett’s focus was largely on damage limitation and they owed much to the efforts of Joe Cooke and Fraser Crawford for the draw.

The duo scored 76 and 67 respectively to account for a large chunk of Radlett’s 231-9.

The remainder of their order largely struggled, with William Wright (30) being the only other man to breach the 20-run mark.

Nonetheless, Radlett stood firm to see out their 56 overs, in which Adnan Mohammed (4-33) had been their chief tormentor, and secure a battling draw.


West Herts were well on top as they took on Langleybury and eased to a six-wicket win.

Batting first, Langleybury made a slow start and were reduced to 22-2 after the departures of Mohammed Manzoor for a duck and Nahim Amin for 11.

Their final total of 149 lacked an innings of real substance as Khalid Manzoor top scored with 36.

William Jones ran riot with the ball to claim 7-43 and Ryan Woosley accounted for the remaining Langleybury men on his way to 3-25.

Langleybury would need early wickets if they were to take victory, but none were forthcoming as an opening partnership of 100 put West Herts in control.

Justin Powick scored the majority of the early runs on his way to making 72 at a rate of nearly a run a ball.

Alastair Lewis (34) was Herts’ next most productive player with the bat as they made it over the line inside 40 overs.

Manzoor once again did more than most to aid the Langleybury effort and recorded his side’s best figures with 2-49.

Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town were left frustrated by Stevenage as a big first innings score was only enough to earn them a draw.

The hosts looked well set to secure victory after making 244-7 from their 53 overs to put themselves in control heading into Stevenage’s response.

However, their opponents refused to lie down and held out for draw after Hemel could only reduce them to 119-9.

Hemel will hope for greater reward when they take on Old Albanians in their next match tomorrow.

There was disappointment for Kings Langley as they fell to a seven-wicket loss against Northwood.

The Kings innings started well enough, as openers Harry Sambrook (38) and Varman Ratnakumaran (17) took them to 43 without loss.

From there, though, the wheels began to fall off and the regular loss of wickets put Northwood in command.

Sajit Aziz did most of the damage with the ball and recorded a highly-impressive 6-10 from his 10 overs.

A target of 133 to win was never likely to cause Northwood too much trouble and they chased it down with minimal fuss.

Daniel Rodgers top scored with 48 and his side got over the line with 40 overs on the board.

Leverstock Green were on the receiving end of a three-wicket loss against Old Albanian as they failed to defend their score of 183.

Sol Tomlinson made the biggest impact on the scorers, notching 48 while Dave Tyson also made a useful contribution of 39.

But their offerings were in vain as Albanian saw out the chase with relative ease, reaching their target inside 44 overs.

Tyson once again proved his worth to the Green cause to collect 3-57, but it couldn’t earn his side a share of the spoils.

Division Two A

Half-centuries from Tristan Joubert (69) and Nick Gurney (52) were not enough for Abbots Langley as they fell to a five-wicket defeat against Bishop’s Stortford.

Abbots won the toss and elected to bat first, a decision which looked well thought out as Gurney and Joubert took them to 96-2.

The pairs’ efforts were not replicated by their teammates, however, and six of their number scored less than 10 as they closed out their innings on 194.

Alex Palmer’s 4-24 was the standout performance from Stortford’s bowling effort, which also featured wickets for Mel Hussain (2-21) and Andrew O’Donovan (2-31).

Their successful chase was also underpinned by Palmer, who came to the crease with the score on 100-4 and took command.

He took just 75 deliveries to score his match-winning 87 in a batting display built on 14 boundaries.

Gurney carried his form with the bat into the field, and finished with the best return of 2-39 in the losing effort.

Division Two B

Bushey kept up their winning run of form as they eased to a three-wicket win over Allenbury’s and County Hall on Saturday.

Victory looked far from assured after Allenbury’s made 232-8 from their innings to put them in a position of power.

However, Bushey were in no mood to end their winning habit and moved to 237-7 from 43.3 overs.

They are now unbeaten in three games and will hope to take their form into a clash with Totteridge Millhillians Seconds tomorrow.

Division Three B

Hemel Hempstead Seconds enjoyed a better weekend than their First XI as they recorded a three-wicket win over Potters Bar.

Bar batted first and came up against a Hemel attack, which shared the wicket-taking responsibilities.

Suren Perera and Anjam Khan were the image of perfect symmetry on their way to each recording 3-38 as Potters Bar closed their innings on 233.

The score gave Bar the initiative heading into the Hemel response, but useful contributions from the top three swung the momentum back Hemel’s way.

They still needed a standout batting display to finish the job and it fell to Will Langley, who scored an unbeaten 60, to provide it.

Division Seven A

Tewin ensured it was a weekend of little joy for Bushey Seconds as they fell to a crushing 158-run away defeat.

Bushey were up against it from the off and they could do little to contain their opponents, who were eventually dismissed for 228.

Their time in the field had been tough and Bushey’s turn with the bat was even more punishing as an utterly dominant Tewin tore through their order.

Perhaps mercifully, considering how uncompetitive Bushey were throughout, their last wicket fell with them on 70.