Mercer’s maiden ton caps packed weekend for Preston

All the match reports from Sat 19th and Sunday 20th May 2018

Preston v Abbots Langley SHCL Div 2A

Preston maintained their winning start to the season with another hard fought victory this time by 11 runs over their hosts Abbots Langley in Herts Division 2A.

Preston skipper Max Anderson had no hesitation on batting first on what looked a good surface after winning the toss, and they reached the 20 …

Three Preston victories in great start to league season

Match reports for Saturday May 5th 2018

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

Preston kicked off their Herts Division 2A campaign with a hard fought and thrilling victory away against newly promoted Totteridge Millhillians 2s.

On losing the toss and being asked to bat first Preston made excellent progress reaching 104 without loss by the 22nd over, with the aggressive Pete Murrell (66) and the patient James Stevens …

Big win for the 1st XI as league season ends

Reports from the final league weekend of the 2017 season, 2nd & 3rd September 2017.

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

Preston travelled to Radlett in their final game of the 2017 league season; hoping to finish on a high note after a few frustrating weeks and with Radlett regretfully going down already.

James Stevens (26) and Waz made a determined start with James especially cutting lose …

Penultimate league weekend, plus cricket week highlights

Highlights from cricket week and the penultimate week of the 2017 season, 26/27 August.

Preston v Holtwhites Trinibis, SHCL Div 2A

Preston were looking to get back to winning and morale boosting ways against Holtwhites Trinibis on Saturday, after some recent disappointing games.
James Stevens and Warren Hearne opened up for Preston and put on a solid partnership of 75 before both being caught and bowled around the drinks break.
Jack …

1sts thrash Stortford 2nds on Sat, then win derby v Ickleford on Sun

Match reports for Sat 12th / Sun 13th Aug 2017

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

Preston 1st XI we’re looking to bounce back from another disappointing loss and some frustrating weather affected fixtures over the previous few weeks against a side who they felt they owed one from the reverse fixture.

After winning yet another toss Max decided to have a bat first on a …

Preston 4ths beat table topping Old Habs

A wet Saturday 29th July 2017 saw the senior three sides forced to abandon their matches, but the 4ths became the first side to beat Old Haberdashers 4ths in Regional Div B East, thanks to the run rate rule operating in that division.

Preston 4ths inflict first defeat of the season on table topping Old Habs

After a week of selection shortages for the Club, the strength of the colts …

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:

MATCH REPORT U11s HARDBALL HOME V WELWYN

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 …