Kunal Sharma rescued Knebworth Park Fourths from dire straits at 37 for 8 with a belligerent innings of 48.
With veteran Sandy Reynolds (30) they added 73 to lift their side’s total to 120 all out, to give them a glimmer of hope.
It was Kunal who made the first breakthrough with the ball after another mean spell of bowling by Reynolds, but they only managed one more wicket as visitors Abbots Langley III cruised home by eight wickets.
The defeat leaves the Fourths bottom of their league and still searching for their first win of the campaign.
For more pictures from the game, click on Mike Jones’s excellent gallery of images