• Posted: 29th Jul 2013
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Preston gear up for Village Cup clash this Sunday

Preston host Langleybury this Sunday (2nd) in The Cricketer Magazine National Village Cup 3rd round, which is effectively the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire semi-final. The match begins at the “Field of Dreams” (aka the Preston recreation ground) at 1pm. After two good away performances to beat Elstow and then St Margaretsbury, Preston are aiming to reach the final of the Herts and Beds group for the first time. The winner will play either …

  • Posted: 29th Jul 2013
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A rather forgettable weekend for PCC

Preston v Botany Bay 25th May 2013
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A crazy 15 over spell of batting from Preston ultimately saw them go down by 8 wickets against top of the table Botany Bay in Herts Division 2.

Not surprisingly on losing the toss Preston, who had 7 players under 22 in their side, were asked to bat first on a damp wicket. Despite the bowler friendly conditions, they initally set about their task in …

  • Posted: 29th Jul 2013
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Firsts outplayed by table toppers Dunstable

Another poor showing with the bat saw Preston go down at home by 5 wickets to table toppers Dunstable.

On winning the toss and electing to bat first, Preston made steady progress reaching the 10 over mark at 36 for 2, on what was a difficult batting surface. However, from this point on a mixture of some clever bowling and poor shot selection saw them dismissed in the 27th …

  • Posted: 25th Jul 2013
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2s continue to struggle: wet weekend round-up

While Preston’s 1st and 3rd XI matches were abandoned due to the rain
on Saturday, the 2nd XI managed to play a reduced overs game against Old Camdenians at the Field of Dreams. They chose to bowl first, but struggled to take wickets as Old Camdenians reached 76-1 after 25 overs. The introduction of the Murrell brothers, both bowling off-spin, then began to make inroads into the opposition batting, although …

  • Posted: 23rd Jul 2013
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A win for the seconds at last, but the firsts fall short

Preston 1sts were left with only themselves to blame after a sloppy batting performance saw them undo all their hard work in the field and ultimately lose out by 13 runs in a low scoring thriller against Hemel Hempstead 2s.

With Hemel winning the toss and electing to bat first, Preston started brightly with the ball and reduced their visitors to a measly 57 for 4 by the 30th over thanks …

  • Posted: 21st Jul 2013
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Match Report – Preston v Stevenage 20/April

The sun shone for Preston’s first outing of the 2103 season. The First X1 played Stevenage in a well mannered, tight game at Preston whilst the 2X1 went to Baldock. The Preston ground looked an absolute picture considering we were under snow about 1 month ago.

Preston 1′s batted first having been inserted to bat with the Stevenage bowlers Nevill and Dooree particularly keeping the top order pinned down with accurate …

  • Posted: 20th Jul 2013
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Another win for Preston in the national village cup

The Cricketer Magazine National Village Cup Preston v St Margaretsbury Sunday 19th May
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Preston travelled to St Margaretsbury on Sunday for their second round match in the National Village Cup, and emerged victorious after a tenacious and determined performance.

After a good opening partnership from Pete Murrell and Casey Walker, Preston stuttered twice, losing 3 wickets when the score was 48 and another 3 when they’d reached 88. Ben Hill then …

  • Posted: 20th Jul 2013
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Day to remember for Chairman Gambo in the fourths

Preston 4th XI v Rickmansworth 4th XI, SHCL Division 12 Sat 18th May
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Preston 4ths gained 10 points from their defeat at Rickmansworth. The home side chose to bat first and posted 181 all out, veteran Chris Newell bowling unchanged to take 3-87. But the chief wicket taker was Club Chairman, Paul Constantinidi, who achieved personal best figures of 7 for 64. However, only Chris Newell (27 not out) troubled …

  • Posted: 20th Jul 2013
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Twos almost secure victory at Cockfosters

Preston 2nd XI v Cockfosters 2nd XI, SHCL Division 5 Sat 18th May
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Preston 2nd XI almost completed their second league win of the season at Cockfosters, but had to settle for a draw as the home side blocked out the final overs with 8 wickets down.

Put into bat, Preston made a great start with an opening stand of 98 between Pete Murrell and Adam Shelley (45). Murrell continued his …

  • Posted: 20th Jul 2013
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Firsts blown away by Radlett

Preston 1st XI v Radlett 2nd XI, SHCL Division 2 Sat 18th May
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A sorry batting performance from Preston saw them lose by 71 runs against Radlett 2nd XI in a game that was dominated by some excellent bowling in seam friendly conditions.

Although they elected to bat first, Radlett were soon in trouble when Preston had reduced their visitors to 26 for 5 from the first 15 overs. The ever consistent …