Powick Power Squared!

Match reports for 23rd/24th July 2016:

Justin Powick and his father Adam set a new record batting partnership of 307 for Preston on Sunday in the Beds league against Ickwell. Justin’s 196 was also the second highest score ever for Preston. Details and photos below, but first reports from the Herts league as all our XIs continue to progress up their respective tables.

Preston v Watford Town, SHCL Div 2A

Preston …

Wins for 1sts, 2nds & 3rds as Preston’s XIs climb the tables

Match reports for 16th and 17th July 2016.

Preston 1st XI v Old Finchleians 1st XI, SHCL Div 2A

A solid team performance secured 30 points and a home win for Preston. On winning the toss, skipper David Fleckney elected to have a bowl on a good wicket in fine batting conditions where 200 looked a par score.

Finchleians made a steady start before veteran Mark Waters trapped their captain Rachit Thakkar in …

3rds close gap on leaders as 1sts and 2nds get better of draws

Match reports for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Preston v Harpendon 2nds, SHCL Div 2A

Top of the league Harpenden 2nds won the toss and gave Preston the first opportunity on a good wicket at Harpenden. Openers Juston Powick and James Stevens got off to a solid start, putting on 40 before Powick (26) picked out mid wicket. Twin brother Jack joined James at the crease for a …

Catlin’s Juniors Report – a damp week!

What was supposed to be a full week of fixtures turned into just 3 games, of which 2 were played in pouring rain Рwhere is the summer?  We only have a week and a half left of the main season  and we have not had a sunny evening!

Preston under 9 vrs WGC

First up this week saw the under 9s take on WGC at home, bowling first we put up …

  • Posted: 20th Jun 2016
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Powick powers to 147 & super 2nds beat league leaders

Match reports for 18/19 June 2016:

Preston 1sts v Abbots Langley 1sts SHCL Div 2A

Preston were asked to bat first on a wicket that had seen plenty of rain overnight, although it still looked good. Australian Justin Powick and Warren Hearne played well to see off the new ball and accumulate a partnership of 68 before Hearne fell shortly after the introduction of spin. Anthony Ender and Paul Barker …

  • Posted: 14th Jun 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors cricket round-up

After half term the second half of the season started:
Preston under 13 vrs Knebworth
On a glorious evening at Knebworth the ten players of Preston took on KPCC. Due to a school game we were a bit depleted and decided to field. Knebworth played positively and aided by some rather poor Preston fielding started to rack up the runs. Four batsman retired as Preston found the going tough as KPCC finished …

  • Posted: 14th Jun 2016
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Preston Whitewashed!

A bad day at the office for the club, despite strong availabilities. Sunday’s games were both rained off. Match reports for Saturday July 11th 2016.

Preston v Holtwhites Trinibis, SHCL Div2A

Preston won the toss and chose to bat first for the visit of Holtwhites Trinibis. Justin Powick (38) and James Stevens (18) grafted their way to an impressive opening partnership of 57 before Stevens lost his off stump to …

  • Posted: 31st May 2016
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Back to back tons for Greig Hearne as 3s lead the way

The Third XI were the sole success of the weekend, racking up 300 as Greig Hearne made another quickfire ton. Match reports for Sat 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016.

Preston 1st XI v Old Owens Div 2A

Old Owens made 208 for 7 in their 50 overs at Preston on Saturday, with the wickets being shared by the Preston bowlers. In response, Justin Powick made 64 and David Fleckney …

Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 4

Preston under 14 vrs Hatfleld Hyde
Preston took the field with 7 men as there were 4 no shows. A spirited display saw Ewen take 4-12 in his four overs, but the large gaps meant HH posted 135. In reply Guy top scored with 19 as the boys were all out for 46, with 3 LBWs.

Preston under 12 163/3 v Letchworth 86/4
Preston travelled the short distance to …

A weekend packed with Preston successes

Reports from a packed weekend 20/21/22 May 2016, starting with the T20 Cup on Friday night:

Preston v Eversholt, Viegli Bedfordshire T20 Competition 2016, Round 1

Preston’s first competitive 20 over match for many years (possibly since the final days of the Cricketer’s Cup and John Barker Cup in the 1990s, long before professional T20 & the IPL was invented) resulted in a fine win at Eversholt’s picturesque ground on …