Under 14s season review

Here’s a wrap up of the Under 14’s 2017 season which drew to close last weekend. We managed to play 9 games in all, winning five (incl Hoddesdon game), losing four and one rained off, which overall was a creditable performance in a fairly even league. Our aim this year was to get everybody involved, mixing up the batting order and bowling each player, which was in contrast to the …

2nds & 3rds push towards promotion spots

Match reports for Sat 15th July and Sunday 16th July 2017.

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

The Preston 1st XI took on local rivals Ickleford, looking to rectify their early season defeat to the same side. Some late morning rain added a little moisture to the wicket but it still looked dry and a decent deck overall so once again after winning the toss, Max …

U11s Final Match Report and Season Roundup

Iain Williamson reports on the Under 11s’ season:


The U11s completed their group games with a heavy defeat to Welwyn Garden City who as by far the best team ended up as deserved Group Winners.

Fielding first and with a lightening outfield we struggled to contain a strong Welwyn line up. The kids bowled straight as we only bowled 3 wides (accounting for 7 …

1s & 2s do double over Radlett, as 3s win again thanks to Catlin Jr.

Preston 1st XI v Radlett 2nd XI, SHCL Div 2A

Following the success of the previous week, Preston’s 1st XI were optimistic going into their Saturday fixture against bottom of the table Radlett 2nds. None more so than a certain Mark Waters who had been watching with glee as the heavens opened throughout the week.

Owing to the weather, the pitch had a greener tinge than usual but otherwise looked …