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 …

1sts back to winning ways, and Kayos is King for a day

Match reports for Sat 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018.

Preston 1st XI v Totteridge Millhillians 2nd XI, SHCL Div 2A

Preston got straight back to winning ways thanks to a thumping 9 wicket victory over Totteridge Millhillians 2’s in Herts Division 2A.

Not surprisingly Preston were asked to bowl first on another scorching day, and with a good batting surface and a lightning quick outfield they made an excellent start reducing the …

Firsts falter but Twos and Threes win

Match reports for Sat 30th June 2018

Preston v Watford, SHCL Div 2A

Preston’s fine unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a disappointing 45 run defeat against 3rd placed Watford in Herts Division 2A.

Not surprisingly the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first on a good surface with a lightning quick outfield. Preston’s new ball pair of Mark Waters and James Stevens got them off to …

Balcombe stars as Firsts keep top spot

Match reports for Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June 2018.

Preston v Berkhamstead, SHCL Div 2A

Preston continued their winning run and remain top of Herts Division 2A thanks to a hard fought 25 run victory over Berkhamsted, with their Australian all-rounder Lewis Balcombe playing a starring role.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first on a good surface with small square boundaries, Preston made a splendid start to their innings as …

Another ton for Jack Stevens sees firsts go clear at the top

Match reports for Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th June 2018

Preston v Holtwhites Trinibis, Saturday June 16th SHCL Div 2A

Preston were indebted to a splendid match winning 103* from Jack Stevens to put them clear at the top of Saracens Herts Division 2A, as they defeated Holtwhites Trinibis by 3 wickets while rivals Hitchin lost for the first time this season.

Despite losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Preston …

Ones and Threes Flying High

Match reports for Saturday 26th May 2018

Preston 1st XI v Northwood SHCL Div 2A

Preston produced their most accomplished display of the season with a comprehensive 8 wicket victory over Northwood.

For the first time this season Preston were asked to bowl first and they set about their task in fantastic fashion with both opening bowlers Mark Waters (10/3/18/0) and James Stevens (6/1/15/0) bowling with great skill and control, however …

Preston reach regional final of national village cup again!

Preston have reached the regional final of the National Village Cup for the second successive year after a thrilling last over victory by 4 runs at Northchurch. Needing 7 to win with 3 wickets in hand, Northchurch lost all 3 as Max bowled faultlessly and Preston fielded brilliantly. We will now play Langleybury at home on Sunday 10th June.

Scorecard

Batting first, Preston got off to a bad start, losing …