An impressive knock from James MacDonald set up a comfortable victory for the Second XI at Watford in their opening friendly of the season.
The young opener scored 49 as his side reached 157 all out, just failing to bat out their 40 overs.
There were useful contributions from Alex Richmond (21), Ollie Pitts (17), Chris Bonser (19) and from skipper Sam McCrow (22).
When the home side batted they were soon in trouble with McCrow taking 3-7 in five overs and Tom Elliott proving equally miserly with 3-6 in six overs. Despite something of a late order recovery, the Seconds soon wrapped up a 38-run victory.
Ben Orchard claimed 2-32 and Pitts grabbed the other wicket to fall.