• Posted: 20th Jul 2013
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1sts win again at St Margs

(Sat 17th Aug 2013)

Preston continued their recent fine run of form with a comprehensive 75 run victory over hosts St Magaretsbury in Herts Division 2 on Saturday.

Batting first on a bowler-friendly wicket, Preston made their usual dismal start, sinking to 7 for 2 by the 5th over. Chris Cole (38) and Jack Morecroft (19) rebuilt the innings, the pair putting on a vital 53 runs for the 3rd wicket. Despite …

  • Posted: 17th Jul 2013
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Whartons shine for Sunday ones in Chess Valley league

Preston v Winchmore Hill, Chess Valley League, Sunday 16th June 2013
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After the agony of a last ball defeat the previous week, Preston’s Sunday 1st XI won their first Chess Valley fixture this season in another high scoring and exciting game, against Winchmore Hill. Openers Richard Wharton and Matt Burleigh got Preston off to a flying start, Wharton eventually being dismissed for 75. Dave Fleckney then added 47 as Preston reached …

  • Posted: 17th Jul 2013
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Three wins for Preston on a showery day

Preston 1sts v Baldock Town 1sts Herts League Div 2 15th June 2013
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Preston managed to dodge the heavy showers on Saturday to record a commanding victory over struggling Baldock by 6 wickets.

On winning the toss and electing to bowl first Preston made excellent progress, restricting their visitors to 55 for 3 by the 20th over thanks to the impressive opening pair of Mark Waters (2-39) and Henry Morecroft. But with …

  • Posted: 16th Jul 2013
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1sts, 2nds & 3rds lose, but Big B hits a winning ton for 4ths

Preston 1st XI’s recent fine run of form came to an end after going down by 36 runs against a well drilled Cockfosters side in the SHCL Division 2.

Not surprisingly, on losing the toss Preston were asked to field, but their bowlers Mark Waters (1 for 56) and Henry Morecroft
produced a superb opening 30 over spell, restricting the visitors to 58 for 2 in the blistering conditions. With spinners …

  • Posted: 15th Jul 2013
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Another win for Preston's young Sunday 1stXI, while the 2nds tried to compete with someone a bit below his level

Preston’s young Sunday 1st XI – featuring Ben Hill as the oldest player and 3 sets of brothers (Whartons, Gallimores, & Morecrofts) – continued their good form in the Chess Valley league with a win away at Enfield. Richard Wharton made 87 and Ben Hill 42 as Preston ran up 275 in their 45 overs. Enfield replied with 241 for 9 but were never seriously in contention, Ed Wharton taking …

  • Posted: 15th Jul 2013
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Rain ruins chance of close finish for Seconds

Preston 2nd XI v Watford Town 2nd XI Saturday 11th May 2013
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Rain spoiled a potentially close finish to Preston 2nd’s game with Watford Town 2nd XI. Batting first, Preston made a disastrous start, collapsing to 20 for 3 before skipper Matt Burleigh joined opener Pete Murrell to rebuild the innings. Burleigh made a typically belligerent 52* in Preston’s total of 149 for 7, no other batsman apart from Murrell (39) …

  • Posted: 15th Jul 2013
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Reliable Walker sees Preston home in cliche-ridden clash

Preston 1st XI v Watford 1st XI Saturday 11th May 2013
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Stand in Skipper David Fleckney won the toss and invited Watford to bat first in this early season division two clash. Preston pace man Mark Waters accounted for the openers in impressive style with a smart catch from young gun Tom Murrell and an accurate Yorker which made a mess of the off stump. Watford consolidated reaching 70 for 2 …

  • Posted: 13th Jul 2013
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Gambo Snr & Jnr lead 3s to victory

Preston 3rds chased down 211 to beat Northampton Exiles 3rds in Division 11. Father and son combo Paul (53 not out) and George Constantinidi (38) starred in a fast scoring partnership of 73, before Ollie Gallimore (29) helped complete the victory. Earlier, Tom Mercer (4 for 46) and Nathan Russell (3 for 86 from a marathon 20 overs) had combined to bowl out the Exiles.

  • Posted: 13th Jul 2013
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Superb seconds lifted out of relegation zone

Preston 2nd XI scraped a vital win over Chorleywood 2nds in a nail-biting finish at the Recreation Ground. Batting first, Chorleywood made a stuttering start as 16 year old paceman Seb Walton-Adams picked up 3 cheap wickets. Chorleywood’s middle order then lifted the score to 121 for 5 before the returning Walton-Adams claimed two more victims to give him figures of 5 for 45, his first five wicket haul for …

  • Posted: 13th Jul 2013
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Firsts win at Broxbourne

A superb allround team performance from Preston saw them defeat high flying Broxbourne by 53 runs in Saracens Herts Division 2 on Saturday.

Batting first, Preston made steady progress to reach 88 for 3 by the 30th over, with the majority of batters all getting in on a two paced surface. Anthony Ender (33) again proved his worth with a steady knock, ably supported by both Ben Hill (22) and Warren …