Saturday match reports 26th July 2014

Match reports from the SHCL, Saturday 26th July 2014

Preston 1st v Wheathampstead 1sts, Div 2

Preston finally got back to winning ways thanks to a comprehensive 9 wicket victory over Wheathamstead in Herts Division 2 on Saturday.

Preston were yet again asked to bowl first on a hot and humid day, but they made excellent early progress restricting their visitors to 58 for 3 from the opening 20 overs. Mark …

  • Posted: 22nd Jul 2014
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Preston cruise into County Trophy Semi-Finals!

LHS, Muzza, Ben Hillage, Ando & H the heroes as the Sunday Young Guns evade the Met Police Bushey to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2004, despite Jack M batting with his eyes shut
By Roving Reporter Max Anderson

On Sunday Preston traveled away to Met Police Bushey in the quarter finals of the Saracens Herts League County Trophy. After winning the toss, we decided to bowl first, but …

  • Posted: 22nd Jul 2014
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Twos march on – reports for Saturday July 19th 2014

For the second week running a disappointing batting performance from Preston ultimately saw them having to be content with a draw against high flying Watford in Herts Division 2. After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first on a hot and humid day, Preston worked hard in the field with bowlers Mark Waters (3 for 40), Henry Morecroft (4 for 33) and Max Anderson (1 for 64) putting …

  • Posted: 17th Jul 2014
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Catlin's Colts Cricket Report 16th May 2014

Colts cricket Report Week ending 16th May

Week 2/3 of the season saw 3 games played and 1 cancelled due to the rain. Friday 9th saw the under 11 travel to Ickleford to play a similar standard team, on winning the toss Olly elected to bowl. The first pair batted sensibly and with four boundaries scored 18 for the loss of one wicket to Joe. The next pair …

  • Posted: 15th Jul 2014
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Incredible Colts Crowned County Champions!

 

Catlin’s Colts report Week ending July 13th

 
COUNTY CUP WINNERS!
Quarter Final Harpenden 255/5 vs Preston 280/5

The first week of the post league season saw us travel to Harpenden for the ¼ final of the incredible cup.  The game took place at the second day of trying, after the first game had been rained off with us in a dominant position, and we were hopeful of …

  • Posted: 15th Jul 2014
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A century for Chris Cole but disappointment for 1s, 3s & 4s

Match reports 12th July 2014

Preston 1st XI v St Albans West Indies 1st XI

A disappointing batting performance from Preston saw them lose out by 55 runs to a vocal St Albans West Indian side in Herts Division 2 on Saturday.

After losing the toss Preston made steady progress with the ball, reducing the visitors to 40 for 3 by the 10th over and 94 for 5 by …

  • Posted: 13th Jul 2014
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League season starts: defeats for 1sts & 2nds, victory for the 3rds

Match reports from Sat May 3rd 2014

A sub standard batting display from Preston cost them dear as they lost out by 5 runs in an entertaining low scoring encounter against visitors Leverstock Green in Herts Division 2 on Saturday.

On winning the toss and electing to bowl first Preston made excellent early progress restricting Green at the half way stage to 67 for 4, thanks largely to the impressive left arm …

  • Posted: 13th Jul 2014
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1sts & 3rds win, 2nds in dramatic draw, & Village Cup disappointment

Match Reports from 10th & 11th May 2014

Preston managed to dodge the majority of heavy showers in the area to secure a convincing 9 wicket victory over their hosts Baldock in Herts Division 2 on Saturday.

In bowler friendly conditions Preston found the going tough early on as Baldock’s opening pair made batting look particular easy on a difficult surface, reaching 38 without loss by the 12th over. The turning point …

  • Posted: 13th Jul 2014
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Catlin's Colts Cricket Report: 5th May 2014

The colts cricket season got under way with the unusual site of blue skies and the Sun. Three games have taken place with all the under 10/11 teams getting their league campaigns started.

First up was the under 10 Incrediball team. On winning the toss the team batted first, batting sensibly and accumulating runs they scored 289/2 in their allocated overs. Top scoring for Preston were Jack M with 18 …

  • Posted: 12th Jul 2014
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Strong finish from Preston Under 13s

Preston’s under 13 team finished the season on a high with consecutive wins against Datchworth (by 12 runs) and Letchworth (conceded 30 minutes before start time), putting Preston in second place in the U13b league. The game against Datchworth was the high point of the season and was a fine response to a heavy defeat against a strong Stevenage side the previous week (Stevenage 114, Preston 38 all out). With …