Aldenham Cricket Club retained the Hertfordshire Village Trophy at Knebworth Park on Sunday, defeating Frogmore in a repeat of last year’s final.

On finals day, the semi-finals saw Herts League Division Ten A side Aldenham face off against Breachwood Green, while Frogmore faced Watton-at-Stone in the next match.

Breachwood Green won the toss and decided to bat first, however this appeared to be a mistake as they lost a wicket from the first ball off the bowling of Charlie Munroe, caught by Mike Ward at point.

Green were reduced to 0-3 as a devastating spell from Munroe reaped figures of 3-7 from his allotted four overs. Further contributions from Amit Chakrawarti, Raj Chandel and Ward saw Green slump to 76 all out.

Through some lusty blows from Chris Munroe and Basil Letts, Aldenham chased down the modest total in the 13th over, which set up the final with Frogmore after they overcame Watton-at-Stone in a closer contest.

The Munroe brothers opened the innings after winning the toss, however Charlie (13) could not get away the tight left-arm spin of Brayson and was eventually caught at short fine leg. He was followed back to the pavilion by Letts (4) shortly after.

Chris Munroe (36) was more fluent, however he and Needham (8) soon followed with the score on 68-4.

Tanios Watfa (16) and Karan Barot (59 not out) then shared a good partnership of 34, the latter particularly fluent through and over the covers.

A huge throw from the boundary removed Watfa searching for quick runs, and Chakrawarti then holed out for 4.

Barot and Itty Haque saw Aldenham through to the end of the innings, Barot bringing up a fine half-century shortly before the close as his side made 165-6 off 20 overs.

The Frogmore reply started strongly, Tony Really and Jack Massey finding the boundary and pushing the Aldenham fielders with good running. However Really (19) holed out to Chris Munroe off the bowling of the impressive Chakrawarti (4-9 from 4 overs) and Massey was superbly caught by Barot.

Wickets began to tumble in quick succession after the loss of the openers, despite good contributions from Anstey (28) and Collins (29 not out).

Ward (2-25 from 4) and Letts (2-29 from 4) took out the lower middle order, and Aldenham’s win was sealed in the last over with a run out from Barot as Frogmore were all out for 117.