In friendly action this week, Sam Gardiner smashed a chanceless, unbeaten 148 to power the Park to a four-wicket victory over Primrose Hill on Sunday; that was a terrific effort and one of the highest individual scores seen at the club for a few years. In Saturday’s league games, however, it was only the Fifths that producing a winning performance. While Robert Crowe played an all-round part in the victory, this week’s star performer was Joel Curtis, who notched up a fine half-century in setting up the win. He then took the pads to keep wicket. Moreover, Joel has been in a great form with both bat and ball over the past few weeks; he travels from Milton Keynes to play for Knebworth and is always available, willing and able. Keep it up, Joel.
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.