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 …

Big wins for 1sts and 3rds, but 2nds fail again

Match reports for Saturday 24th June 2017.

Preston 1st XI v Holtwhites Trinibis 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

After the previous weeks performance, a rejuvenated Preston travelled to Holtwhites Trinibis eager to register their first win of the 53/47 format. Captain Max Anderson once again won the toss and the hot weather convinced him that batting first would be the right call.

An uncharacteristically poor start left Preston 25 for 2 after the …

4ths take the honours as 1sts and 3rds draw

Match reports for Saturday 17th June 2017

Preston v Watford Town, SHCL Div 2A

Thanks to Jack Morecroft for this week’s 1st XI report:

Preston faced Watford Town at home on Saturday looking to bounce back from their narrow defeat the previous week at the hands of Bishops Stortford.

Despite losing one of their most consistent performers and number 3 batsman Jack Stevens to injury on the morning of the game, skipper …

Juniors reports

Ashley Catlin’s collection of match reports for the Junior Teams:

Report for week 1:

The first week of the season saw 2 of the 4 games played

Preston under 14 vrs Datchworth

A new look under 14 side took on Datchworth in the first game of the season.  Winning the toss Guy elected to field, the opening bowlers of Ewan and Louie got Preston on top as Ewan 2/7 took 2 early wickets.  …

Lords hopes dashed at Reed

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

Preston travelled to Bishops Stortford for what turned out to be a frustrating game in our the first 53/47 format of the ’17 season.

Preston found themselves just 18 runs short in a dramatic run chase. Our batsman were on top in the middle order and looking comfortable but a two key partnerships were broken and then we lost 3 further …

Delight for the 1sts in the local derby and Village Cup

Preston 1st XI v Hitchin 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

Mark “Hemingway” Waters reports from the front line:

Preston CC travelled to Hitchin CC in their first encounter of the 2017 Saracens league season. It was an historic game too with Preston and Hitchin competing in the same league for the first time.

With all four local clubs – Preston, Hitchin, Ickleford, and Knebworth – competing all together in Div 2 …

Twos win again, rain defeats ones, & a Sunday ton for Blake

Match reports for Sat 20th / Sun 21st May 2017

Preston 1st XI v Abbots Langley 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

Preston CC 1’s hosted old friends Abbots Langley CC on Saturday in a 50 overs a side match.

With the blackening sky positively Tolkien-esque at times, both sides silently knew that we would be lucky to finish.

Abbots won the toss and inserted Preston. Once again, James Stevens and Jack Morecroft …

2nds grab victory from jaws of defeat in Ickleford derby (but 1sts lose)

Match reports from the 2nd week of the 2017 SHCL, Sat May 13th, plus the 2nd round of the National Village Cup

Preston 1st XI v Ickleford 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A
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Mark Waters reports.

Preston CC travelled to Ickleford CC for their first clash in the 2017 Saracens Herts League.

With directions from the score box, the 30 yard (or is it meters?) discs were laid out and the game saw Preston CC …