Ollie lights up final day as league sides end on a high

Old Owens 136 all out, Knebworth Park 137-8 Knebworth Park pulled off a dramatic victory to end their season by beating Saracens Herts League Division One champions Old Owens by two wickets to ensure relegation was avoided. Fortunes fluctuated throughout the game with any one of three results on the cards right up to near…

Century stand leaves Firsts facing final-day battle for survival

Harpenden II 311-6, KPCC 187 all out Knebworth Park’s stop-start season stuttered again when they were soundly beaten by Harpenden II on Saturday. Having lost the toss on an excellent batting wicket at Knebworth, the Park came to rue missed catches and close calls, as the visitors piled on 311 for 6. After Charlie Randall…

Firsts claim vital win as Ollie shows his class in narrow defeat for Seconds

Knebworth Park 222 all out, Old Albanians 177 all out Knebworth Park clinched a vital win over Old Albanians, one place below them in the table, to boost their chance of avoiding relegation from Saracens Herts League Division One. It brought them back-to-back wins for the first time this season after their win over bottom…

Firsts hold their nerve to sink Stevo

Stevenage 147 all out, KPCC 151-7 In a must win game for both sides Knebworth Park secured a valuable three-wicket win over neighbours Stevenage in Saracens Herts League Division One on Saturday. It was achieved in a tense and nervy climax after The Park lost wickets in their eagerness to be over ambitious in their…

Batsmen fail to cash in as league campaigns falter

Knebworth Park 168 all out, Ickleford 170-2 Knebworth Park suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Ickleford to slip into the relegation zone for the first time this season in the Saracens Herts League Division One. It was the first time they’d lost to them in their four meetings over the last two seasons.…

Firsts’ fightback in vain on day of batting pain

Knebworth Park 130 all out, Shenley Village 131-7 Knebworth Park fought back to come close to pulling off a shock win over promotion favourites Shenley in Saracens Herts League Division One on Saturday. When The Park had been bowled out for a dismal 130 all out, there seemed little hope, especially as the visitors looked…

Sergeant ton powers Firsts to victory as Seconds clinch thriller

Knebworth Park 268-8, Kings Langley 212-9 A chanceless century from Adam Sergeant helped to set up a convincing 56-run win for Knebworth Park at Kings Langley on Saturday in the Saracens Herts league Division One. It was a rare victory at the West Herts club which has rarely been a happy hunting ground for Knebworth.…

Fourth’s Matt shows the way on disappointing day for top sides

Chorleywood 256-9, Knebworth Park 214 all out After hauling themselves back into the game with a terrific recovery, Knebworth Park ended 43 runs short at home to Chorleywood in Saracens Herts League Division One on Saturday. The visitors were racing away to a potentially impregnable total at 162 for 2 off 28 overs before there…

Magnificent Mo and Morley put momentum back in Park’s campaigns

Knebworth Park 240-9, Broxbourne 158 all out Knebworth Park romped to an 82-run win over Broxbourne on Saturday to invigorate their Division One campaign. It overturned two previous defeats at the hands of their East Herts opponents, having lost to them in the county cup final last year and in the opening fixture of the…

Bowlers feel the heat but Fourths the only side to prosper

Old Owens 305 for 8, Knebworth Park 134 all out Knebworth Park were well beaten as the bowlers struggled to contain league leaders Old Owens’ in-form batsmen. Only Sam McCrow (3 for 43) and Mo Asif (2 for 41) finished with economical bowling figures. Even the normally frugal bowling of skipper Guy Warman could not…

All-round show gets Firsts back on track but slump continues for other sides

Knebworth Park 251-90, Harpenden II 209 all out A strong all-round team performance clinched a much-needed win for Knebworth Park in beating Harpenden II by 42 runs in their Division One match. Choosing to bat first on a fine batting surface and rapid outfield at Harpenden, the Park set off like an express train at…

Firsts’ fightback frustrated on another bad Saturday

Old Albanian 193 all out, KPCC 166 all out Knebworth Park were within sight of an unlikely victory after a determined fightback before two wickets in successive deliveries condemned them to their second defeat in a row at home to Old Albanians. Matt Hutchinson, pictured, standing in as skipper, won the toss and elected to…

Batting failures prove costly on glum weekend for the Park

Stevenage 279-5, Knebworth Park 197 all out Knebworth Park had only themselves to blame for suffering an 80-run defeat against Stevenage although they took sufficient points to stay above their local rivals in the Division One table. Gary Brown survived two dropped catches and a close run-out call to crack a fine century that put…

Skipper Guy keeps his cool to steer side home

Ickleford 223-9, Knebworth Park 224-7 Guy Warman played a true captain’s innings to guide Knebworth Park to victory over Ickleford in their Division One match on Saturday. Their run chase had suddenly looked precarious as three quick wickets had seen them slip to 183 for 7 and still needing another 41 runs in chasing the…

Firsts slump but Painter stays cool to clinch thriller for Seconds

KPCC 131 all out, Shenley 132-3 Knebworth Park blew a bright start to their Division One match at Shenley to slump to a poor total that the home side passed comfortably for the loss of only three wickets. Mo Asif was in dominant mood before he was caught behind in only the seventh over for…

Sergeant in command as Park race to victory

Kings Langley 174 all out Knebworth Park 177-3 Adam Sergeant led Knebworth Park’s romp to a comfortable win by seven wickets over Kings Langley on Saturday in Saracens Herts League Division One. It capped an excellent day for the Park winning three out of four of the club’s league matches. Sergeant’s ruthless innings of 84…

Fourths finish one run short despite Ben’s batting heroics

Hitchin IV 117 all out, Knebworth Park IV 116 all out On day when nearly all other matches were washed out, Knebworth Park and Hitchin Fourths played through the rain to culminate in a thrilling finish where the visitors won by just one run. The Park were out of the contest at 81 for 9…

Charlie’s belligerence gives Broxbourne a fright

Broxbourne 224 all out, KPCC 178 all out A brilliant innings of 67 from Charlie Randall almost hauled Knebworth Park back into a chance of winning their opening match of the season in the Saracens Herts League Division One against Broxbourne. In the end they went down by 46 runs. His innings took them from…

Broxbourne end Park’s double dream

Dreams of a league and cup double before a large crowd at home to Broxbourne in the Readers Herts Trophy slid away in the rainy conditions on the last day of the 2017 season on Sunday. Batting first on a slightly tired surface Knebworth lost Jarrod Turner cheaply as he was caught behind. This bought…

Park sink Saints to seal league title

KPCC 254-6, St Albans 160 all out The Firsts sealed the Saracens Herts League Division 2A title as they beat St Albans by 94 runs. They had already secured promotion two weeks earlier but needed to win or at the very least take 17 points to clinch the title ahead of Ickleford who they had…

Six-wicket Hutch has Hitchin in a spin

KPCC 194 all out, Hitchin 125 all out The Park made it four wins in a row as they brushed aside local rivals Hitchin by 69 runs. Batting first on a good-looking track with low bounce Hitchin made a couple of early breakthroughs as opener Josh Roseberry and Adam Sergeant fell cheaply. Rana Arslan (65)…

Jarrod fires Firsts to promotion at first time of asking

Knebworth Park 1st 256-7, Abbots Langley 182 all out Knebworth Park secured promotion back to Division One of the Saracens Herts League by defeating Abbots Langley by 74 runs on Saturday. Relegated last season they’ve bounced back at the first attempt, achieving their goal with two games to spare in Division 2a. Jarrod Turner, pictured,…

Jarrod smashes 181 to earn final berth

Jarrod Turner’s scintillating 181 not out set up a huge win over Hemel Hempstead in the County Cup semi-final. In front of a passionate and enthusiastic crowd on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Park, captain Guy Warman elected to bat first on a flat looking track. The innings got off to a fast start…

Rampant Rana helps topple league leaders

KPCC 221 all out, Ickleford 150 all out A rapid 71 from Rana Arslan, pictured, and a destructive spell of 6 for 40 by Matt Hutchinson helped the Park to topple league leaders Ickleford on Saturday. The win meant they leap-frogged their promotion rivals to go top of the table in Saracens Herts League Division…