Knebworth Park 1st XI v Bushey, Saturday 3 July 2021

KPCC 1s went down by five wickets to Bushey at the weekend, in a game marked by lost opportunities. Under murky skies and on a green wicket, the opposition skipper called correctly and unsurprisingly fielded.  Opening bowlers Asif (4-32) and Khan (1-25) exploited the seaming conditions well, with Asif bowling a particularly fine spell in…

Over 600 runs in super game for 2s but a win for Hertford

The 2s lost by 17 runs at home to Hertford in a thrilling game watched by many of the 1s, 3s and 4s who all finished earlier. Having set KPCC 320 from their 50 overs, Hertford started strong with a wicket in the first over shortly followed by another in the 4th.  This brought Rob…

Despite Catherine’s first 50 for KPCC, 4s lose friendly vs Old Barclays

With nine teams in the 4th team’s league, it was their turn to have a week off from league cricket.  A home fixture therefore had been agreed between The Park and Old Barclays.  It was definitely friendly with great spirit and joking between the sides as well as some decent cricket being played. JC managed…

4s crash back to earth with heavy defeat at Hitchin

After all the positives last week with their win against Flitwick, the 4s travelled to Hitchin 5s with a level of optimism especially after several close games between the sides over the past few years.  Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan. After JC one the toss and elected to bowl first on what was, understandably…

2s win with individual batting success and a hat-trick too

The 2s recorded their first win of the season against St Albans on Saturday with a fine all round display. Having won the toss, skipper Rob Morley put the park into bat on what was a lovely day for cricket. Mark (129*) and Matt Inman (17) raced to 50-0 off 10 but a few quick…

1st XI winning run comes to an end

The first team match saw the two unbeaten teams in the division go head to head.   Redbourn, winning the toss and batting first, got off to a flyer, reaching 29 within 3 overs before Gareth Jones found the edge of opener Hales, and Evetts did the rest with a smart low catch to his…

3s win away at Hemel

On a lovely hot day and a flat wicket Hemel Hempstead won the toss and elected to bat, the track played well and they got off to a good start.  Knebworth remained wicketless through to the 30th over thanks to the 2 openers’  (who finished on 70 and 71) excellent stand of 139.  However, The…

Good win for 4s vs Flitwick

They say “catches win matches” and that proved to be true when Flitwick came to The Park on a beautiful day for cricket.  With KPCC winning the toss and electing to field, the experienced opposition skipper fell with the score on 11 to a superb one-handed diving catch by Toby Brown at short extra-cover from…

Another league win but cup run ends for the 1st XI

A fne unbeaten 74 from Archie Stephens powered Knebworth Park to a convincing six wicket win over Watford to stay top of the Saracens Herts League Division 2a. The Park were chasing a way below par total of 144 all out. Watford lost their first five wickets, all clean bowled, as they played an attack-oriented…

2s come second best to strong Tewin side

With sun to finally make an appearance in the cricket calendar the obvious decision would appear to be to bat first, however with the ground still damp from the weeks of rain previously Knebworth won the toss and decided to bowl first. A mixture of a slow start from the park and some excellent batting…

1st XI continue their winning ways

Kings Langley v KPCC, Sat 29th May 2021   Knebworth Park 1st XI made it five wins from five competitive outings this summer with a comfortable victory over old rivals Kings Langley. On the first hot day of summer for cricket, Park lost the toss on a slow, low track that had not fully recover…

Promising start to the season for KPCC 4s with friendly win

On what would have been the 4s first league game of the season having had the first 3 washed out, unfortunately our opponents Wheathampstead could not raise a side so a friendly against North Mymms 3s (a division up from us) was instead the fixture played on a beautiful afternoon at The Park. Skipper Jonathan…

3s win vs Hatfield Hyde

Having won the toss, Knebworth decided to bowl.  It was a good toss to win as it was a wet green wicket and the Park started well with 2 wickets in the first 5 overs.  The tight bowling continued to restrict the home side and Hatfield could only move to 52-2 after 20 overs.  As…

KPCC reach divisional final of Village Cup

Knebworth Park reached the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Divisional Final of the Voneus National Cup after defeating Northchurch on Sunday by 16 runs. In a game of fluctuating fortunes at The Park, Knebworth had to work hard for 138 all out and then restrict the visitors to 122 for 8.  After a week of heavy rain…

Knebworth 1st XI continue winning form with league win

Opening bat Josh Roseberry led Knebworth Park to thrilling victory over Chorleywood with an excellent 65 not out to kick start their campaign in the Saracens Herts League Division 2a. They crept over the line with only three balls to spare chasing 120, a target reduced because of a break for rain after a controlled…

Knebworth continue Village Cup success with 2nd round win

Knebworth Park followed up their win over Langleybury with another win in the Voneus National Village cup with a competitive four-wicket win at home to near neighbours Tewin. Tewin, including a handful of former Knebworth juniors, started well with both opening batsmen playing themselves in nicely. Just when it felt Tewin were starting to take…

Fabulous result as KPCC overcome Championship side Langleybury in Village Cup

A great team performance from KPCC saw them comfortably overcome Championship side Langleybury on its home turf in the first round of the Voneus National Village Cup. Park lost the toss but restricted the home side to a modest 179 for 7 on an excellent wicket, through a combination of tenacious bowling, committed fielding and…

Close finish to friendly for 4th XIvs Regals CC

A very friendly side from Regals CC came to the park on Saturday 6th Sept.  Like the Park’s side featuring 6 girls, Regals had a mix of young and ‘more experienced’ (or just much older) players, the result was a very close and good game of cricket. Jonathan continued his masterly skills of losing tosses…

Ryan’s dazzling 148 sees Thirds home but Firsts crash back to earth

After last week’s crushing win over Stevenage, KPCC’s young first team was brought back down to earth by a heavy defeat to Berkhamsted. On a baking hot day, skipper Charlie Randall won the toss and chose to field first, hoping to build on the impressive bowling performance from the previous week. It looked like Park…

Park kickstart season with win over Stevenage

A win is always good, but it’s all the sweeter when it’s against your nearest neighbours. That was the case as today we racked up a convincing five wicket win over Stevenage in Saracens Herts League Division 2a. It was a terrific result for the youngest Park side to take the field for a first…

Third win gives Park hope of beating the drop

Rejuvenated Knebworth Park clinched their third win in five matches to give themselves an outside chance of avoiding relegation with one match left. In a game they had to win to avoid the drop they restricted fellow strugglers Kings Langley to 197 and went on to comfortably win by five wickets by reaching 186 for…

Archie’s stunner helps secure thrilling win

Knebworth Park beat Harpenden II by eight runs in a thrilling finish to snatch a lifeline to escape relegation. After beating Hitchin the previous week it gave them back-to-back wins to move to within 12 points of safety – a position that seemed impossible two weeks ago. In a game where fortunes swung repeatedly, the…

Sunny days are here as Park clinch first win of season

Five wickets from Sunny Iqbal and a battling half-century from Louis Clayton helped Knebworth Park clinch their first win of the season in emphatic style as they hammered near neighbours Hitchin by 147 runs. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Park worked hard for an above-par total of 233-7 on a wicket…

Firsts pile up runs but still searching for first win

Knebworth Park 285-9 v Langleybury 289-5 Knebworth Park came mighty close to pulling off a brilliant win in a high-scoring match against high-riding Langleybury before going down by five wickets with four balls remaining. In probably their best performance of the season, The Park rattled up 285 for 9 in a spirited batting performance and…