• Posted: 11th Jul 2013
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A last ball to forget from poor old Fleckers

Preston 1sts v Chipperfield Clarenden Chess Valley league Sun 9th June
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Preston’s first XI visited Chipperfield Clarenden on Sunday in their opening Chess Valley league fixture of the season. Pete Murrell continued his fine form with his second century of the season as Preston, with some big hitting late on from David Fleckney, scrambled to 196-4. Some fine slow bowling from Max Anderson, Murrell and Fleckney seemed to have won the …

  • Posted: 11th Jul 2013
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Defeat for the seconds and fourths, and a 99 for Ian Cooper

Preston 2s v Harpenden 3s Herts Div 5 Sat 8th June
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A fine team batting performance was ruined by some poor bowling as Preston 2nds fell to a 5 wicket defeat by Harpenden thirds. Callum Blair top scored with 47 as Preston gained maximum batting bonus points in setting Harpenden a target of 203. But Harpenden’s batsmen soon enjoyed some overly generous bowling and won inside 33 overs. Only a fired-up …

  • Posted: 11th Jul 2013
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A much needed victory for Preston firsts at Kings Langley

Preston 1sts v Kings Langley 1sts Herts Div 2 Sat 8th June
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After a disappointing couple of weeks Preston finally got back to winning ways with a superb all round team performance which saw them defeat high flyers Kings Langley by 19 runs.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first on what was a top rate batting wicket Preston made steady progress in reaching 74 for 3 by the …

  • Posted: 10th Jul 2013
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Sunday firsts win Chess Valley League Div 4!

After waiting 3 weeks for the final matches to be played out in the Chess Valley Div 4, the Sunday firsts have been declared champions after Finchley lost their last fixture at Enfield. In an epic game, Enfield chased down Finchley’s impressive 311 for the loss of 8 wickets, and that meant the firsts finished clear winners at the top of the table with 6 wins from 7 games, with …

  • Posted: 10th Jul 2013
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Firsts finish on a high, but seconds relegated from Div 5

Preston completed their Herts Division 2 campaign with a comprehensive 47 run victory over hosts Wheathampstead. The win lifted Preston to an impressive 7th place in the table, and also saw them achieve their highest points total in 8 seasons.

Put into bat, Preston made excellent early progress, reaching 60 for 1 after ten overs. A well constructed 63 from the ever reliable Dave Fleckney, ably supported by both Ben Hill …

  • Posted: 9th Jul 2013
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Another win for the ones, and runs for the Morecroft brothers on Sunday

Preston 1st XI continued their recent fine run of form with a comprehensive 5 wicket victory at the Recreation Ground over Welwyn Garden City 2nds.

Not surprisingly, on winning the toss the visitors elected to bat first in the hot conditions and they made steady progress in reaching 63 for 1 after 20 overs. Preston were again indebted to the outstanding efforts of seam bowler Mark Waters (16-8-28-3) to claw their …

  • Posted: 8th Jul 2013
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4th XI come second in their first league game of the season

Preston 4s v Watford 3s, Saturday 4th May at Hitchin Boys’ School
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Preston 4s were inserted by watford 3rds, after an hour’s delay due to a cloudburst. Sadly they had no answer to pace bowler Khan, who took 7-33 and proved too good for the fourth XI batsmen. Preston posted a meagre 66 in 26 overs with captain Saunders top scoring with 22. The home side, who only lost 3 games …

  • Posted: 7th Jul 2013
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A century and five wickets for Pete Murrell!

Preston 2nd XI v Old Cholmelians Saracens Herts League Div 5
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Preston 2nd XI’s Pete Murrell achieved the rare feat of scoring a century and taking 5 wickets in the same match as his side defeated Old Cholmelians in their first game of the season in the Saracens Herts League Division 5. Opening the batting, Murrell made 106 in 150 balls before his side declared at 223 for 8 after 50 …

  • Posted: 7th Jul 2013
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First 1st XI league game – 4th May 2013

Preston 1st XI v Northchurch Saracens Herts League Div 2
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Preston started their Division 2 campaign in disappointing fashion going down by 6 wickets against a well drilled Northchurch side.

On winning the toss and electing to bat first Preston found themselves in all manor of problems reaching the 10 over mark at 23 for 3, against what was some excellent controlled seam bowling. Preston got themselves back in the game thanks …

  • Posted: 7th Jul 2013
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National Village Cup First Round – a win for Preston!

The Cricketer Village Cup first round Preston v Elstow
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On Sunday Preston comfortably defeated Beds side Elstow in the first round of The Cricketer Village Cup. Ben Hill scored 68* as Preston made an impressive 248-4 in their 40 overs. Pete Murrell continued his rich vein of form with 47 and then taking 4-29 in Elstow’s response. Although Elstow started brightly, and contributed some sprightly lower order hitting to¬† entertain their …