Performance of the week: Archie Stephens

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…

Third XI: Victory denied in last-over thriller

Sean Carmody’s depleted thirds were denied a morale-boosting victory in a last-over thriller as they opened their 2015 league campaign with an impressive all-round performance. The side, down to ten men and shorn of first-choice seamers, responded superbly to take the game at Kings Langley to the final couple of balls in a game that was the perfect advertisement…

Fourth XI: Dogged effort earns a draw

A determined batting effort from a below-strength Fourths earned a draw and 12 valuable points against Kings Langley III. The visitors won the toss and chose to bat in ideal, sunny conditions and piled up 244-4 from their full 53 overs. The Park, despite feeling aggrieved as some of the umpiring decisions went against them, stuck…