Firsts’ fightback frustrated on another bad Saturday
The Park booked a place in the semi-finals of the Herts County cup with a comfortable win over Abbots Langley.
Rana Arslan and Matt Hutchinson with 49 apiece, Jarrod Turner (69), Jono Evetts (25) and skipper Guy Warman (22) helped pile on a healthy total of 257 all out in 49.2 overs.
The home side were looking well-placed at 103 for 1 before the introduction of Jack Orchard, pictured, changed the course of the innings with 6 for 33 in his ten overs.
First, he removed Nick Gurney (67) and Jack Read (51) and four more succumbed to his off-spin as they slipped to 198 all out.
A bold 50 by No.8 Matt Longworth, who smacked four sixes, kept Abbots hopes alive until Warman dismissed him to clinch the win.