Final Herts League match reports for 2016 (weekend of Sep 3rd/4th).
Preston 1st XI v Harpenden 2nds, SHCL Div 2A
The 1st XI had to be content with finishing third in Div 2A, just below the promotion spots, after rain washed out play at tea time, leaving both sides with 10 points each for a “no result”. Div 2A champions Harpenden had scored 222 for 9 from 48 overs, a …
The Thirds win the Div 10B title, the Firsts give themselves some hope in Div 2A, and the Sunday Ones finish 3rd in Beds league Div 2 after another century from Justin Powick. Match reports for August 27th/28th 2016.
Preston 1st XI v St Margaretsbury, SHCL Div 2A
The 1st XI are still in with a shout of promotion after defeating St Margaretsbury on Saturday, and seeing rivals Old Owens …
The Third XI’s 9th successive win guaranteed them promotion with three games left, but it wasn’t as easy as they hoped…. Sadly, defeats for the 1sts and 2nds left both feeling that their promotion hopes were probably gone for this season. Match reports for Sat 20th and Sun 21st August 2016.
Match reports for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2016.
It was a Grand Slam Saturday for Preston as all four sides won their Herts league fixtures. Then the Sunday Ones chased down a huge score at the Field of Dreams, while the young stars of the future led the Twos to a comfortable victory at Great Gaddesden.
Preston 1st XI v Holtwhites Trinibis 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A
Preston’s overseas star Justin Powick struck a faultless 111* as the villagers recorded their third consecutive home win in SHCL Div 2A. In the course of his 28th innings of the season, Justin also passed the club record for runs in a season, 1550, set by Marcus Baines back in 1989.
Visitors Radlett 2nds won the toss and batted first. …
Match reports for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, 2016
Preston 1st XI v Old Owens, SHCL Div 2A
Preston travelled to Old Owens for a top of the table clash and were asked to bowl first on losing the toss. New ball bowlers Casey Hughes and Seb Walton Adams bowled with aggression and skill beating the edge with frequency and seeing two go down early on. Walton Adams struck …
Published author Liam Kenna – possibly the most qualified of all of us to actually do this job – reports from the home club of the Sunday Telegraph’s cricket correspondent Scyld Berry :
The Preston tourists headed to Hinton Charterhouse for their second game, this time under the captaincy of Smudger. Smudge negotiated the toss, politely telling our opposition that they would be fielding.
Preston’s first fixture of the 2016 Tour to Bath was at old friends Winsley. Once again a magnificent lunch was enjoyed at the Seven Stars, before we wandered over to our hosts glorious ground with its wonderful views across the valley to Salisbury Plain.
Birthday Boy (18th) George Constantinidi was appointed captain for the day, and with a full understanding of tour etiquette he had …