Firsts promoted!

Match reports from last week and Saturday 25th August 2018

Preston v Berkhamsted, SHCL Div 2A

Preston secured the 30 points they needed to gain promotion to Division 1 thanks to a superb 95 run victory against Berkhamsted, a result which sees them move divisions for the first time in 19 years.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first Preston found going difficult all afternoon as the torrential rain the previous day …

Firsts slip, but Twos renaissance continues

Match reports for Sat 11th Aug 2018.

Preston 1st XI v St Albans, SHCL Div 2A

On a week when the rain finally fell, Preston 1st XI made the short drive across to St Albans to be hosted at Clarence Park. A green tinged pitch with some dampness around meant Preston flirted with the idea of bowling first. However Max and the side stuck to their guns and what had proved …

Twin centuries for Lewis Balcombe and a first club 100 for Swampy

Preston’s Australian star Lewis Balcombe achieved the rare feat of twin centuries at the weekend, making 114 in the Herts league on Saturday and 100 not out in the Beds league on Sunday. With Iain Purton making his first ton for the club in the Sunday twos, it was mostly a great weekend for the club….

Preston 1st XI v Bishops Stortford 2nd XI, SHCL Div 2A

A thoroughly commanding performance from …

1sts march on, and welcome wins for the 2s and 4s

Match reports for Sat 28th July 2018

Preston 1st XI v Northwood, SHCL Div 2A

Preston continued on their winning way and remain top of Saracens Herts League Div 2A thanks to a comfortable 73 run victory over Northwood.

After losing the toss Preston were surprised to be asked to bat first on a green but hard wicket that offered Northwood’s opening bowlers some sideways movement. The early loss of James Stevens saw …