24/25 April – Weekend Roundup
We continued our preparation for the new season with friendly’s against local rivals Ickleford & Hitchin, whilst the Sunday 1’s started their journey to lords in National Villiage Cup against Sharnbrook & Bromham CC.
❌ 1st XI – A mixed 11 were second best to ICKLEFORD, who deservedly won by 18 RUNS. Max Anderson & new boy Callum Henderson picking up 3 wickets each. But it was only Phil Simpson (43) who made it to double figures from the recognised batsmen.
❌ 2nd XI – David Fleckney took a development 11 to ICKLEFORD, who ended up winning comfortably by 43 RUNS. God, AKA Mark Waters, ended with 4-17, but youngster Alex Williamson took the praise carrying his bat for 38*.
❌ 3rd XI – took the short trip to HITCHIN CC but lost out by 16 RUNS. 8 Guinness prep helped Nick Staddon make a silky 49 well supported by G-Man Gurpreet Singh (30). And it was Preston Poster Boy James Skirrow who did the damage with the round thing… ending with 4-24. We also saw a debut for young Dan Harvey enjoying a great day with the ball.
✅ Sunday X1 – Finally, a win! We travelled to Sharnbrook & Bromham CC in the NVC. Choosing to bowl first, Casey Walker & Ollie Gallimore did well to restrict Sharnbrook to 41-1 off the first 16 overs. Eventually, set 138 Preston chased it down with 7 overs spare. Hill (42) and MOTM Callum Blair (28*) got the job done.
Next round, see’s us travel to Reed on the May 9th.
Nick Staddon and Gurpreet Singh nearly took Preston 3’s over the line…..
Impressive Williamson Brothers (Alex and Jacob) against Ickleford….Alex carrying his bat for the innings…