Under-15 Archie Stephens has had a great weekend, cementing his progress as a cricketer and his maturing approach to the game. On Saturday, he played a pivotal part in the thirds’ stirring performance at Kings Langley, bowling two superb death overs and making a responsible, stylish 24 after losing his opening partner early. Then, on Sunday, he notched his first senior century when playing against regular visitors The Stage in a comfortable victory. Well done, Archie, and keep it up!
Every week, the chairman will select the player who has produced the most exceptional cricketing performance of the weekend programme. It won’t necessarily be the highest scorer nor the bowler who has the best figures but someone who has produced that little bit of magic to win a game or turn a match around. We hope his or her team-mates join the celebration by paying for their (in Archie’s case non-alcoholic) drinks at the bar.