Big wins for 1sts and 3rds, but 2nds fail again

Match reports for Saturday 24th June 2017.

Preston 1st XI v Holtwhites Trinibis 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

After the previous weeks performance, a rejuvenated Preston travelled to Holtwhites Trinibis eager to register their first win of the 53/47 format. Captain Max Anderson once again won the toss and the hot weather convinced him that batting first would be the right call.

An uncharacteristically poor start left Preston 25 for 2 after the …

4ths take the honours as 1sts and 3rds draw

Match reports for Saturday 17th June 2017

Preston v Watford Town, SHCL Div 2A

Thanks to Jack Morecroft for this week’s 1st XI report:

Preston faced Watford Town at home on Saturday looking to bounce back from their narrow defeat the previous week at the hands of Bishops Stortford.

Despite losing one of their most consistent performers and number 3 batsman Jack Stevens to injury on the morning of the game, skipper …

Juniors reports

Ashley Catlin’s collection of match reports for the Junior Teams:

Report for week 1:

The first week of the season saw 2 of the 4 games played

Preston under 14 vrs Datchworth

A new look under 14 side took on Datchworth in the first game of the season.  Winning the toss Guy elected to field, the opening bowlers of Ewan and Louie got Preston on top as Ewan 2/7 took 2 early wickets.  …

Lords hopes dashed at Reed

Preston v Bishops Stortford 2nd XI, SHCL Div 2A

Preston travelled to Bishops Stortford for what turned out to be a frustrating game in our the first 53/47 format of the ’17 season.

Preston found themselves just 18 runs short in a dramatic run chase. Our batsman were on top in the middle order and looking comfortable but a two key partnerships were broken and then we lost 3 further …

Delight for the 1sts in the local derby and Village Cup

Preston 1st XI v Hitchin 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

Mark “Hemingway” Waters reports from the front line:

Preston CC travelled to Hitchin CC in their first encounter of the 2017 Saracens league season. It was an historic game too with Preston and Hitchin competing in the same league for the first time.

With all four local clubs – Preston, Hitchin, Ickleford, and Knebworth – competing all together in Div 2 …