It was a mixed bag of results this weekend but there were plenty of individual highlights. Tom Elliott bowled superbly for the Firsts without great reward, Sayf-Ali Khan played an innings of aggression and mature defiance for the Seconds and Henry Gallimore’s senior debut was marked with four wickets – another Knebworth star in the making. And, although not in the league programme, Catherine Cirkel rewrote the record books by smashing 115 for the Herts under-13s, becoming the first junior girl to score a century for the county. However, the accolade this week goes to Robert Morley for his first league half-century, which came for the Thirds against Watford Town II. His batting and application has been improving all season, a reflection of the training he has put in and the match practice he gets by turning out most Sundays.
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 drinks at the bar.