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…

Seconds’ bowlers fire in battling victory but other sides struggle

Ickleford 335-7 v Knebworth Park 140 all out Knebworth Park’s tough season continued as they suffered a heavy defeat at home to Ickleford by 195 runs. All could have been so different if crucial dropped catches had been taken, with the visitors’ run machine Matt Baxter being missed twice before he had reached double figures.…

Jack’s hat-trick the highlight of disappointing weekend

Broxbourne 238-4 v Knebworth Park 150 all out Knebworth Park arrived at Broxbourne still looking for their first win of the season. But on what looked like a good surface, big outfield and with the temperature getting hotter, they knew it was going to be a tough day. After losing the toss and asked to…

Park fall just short despite Charlie half-century

Preston 161 all out v Knebworth Park 146 all out A battling and vastly improved performance by bottom of the table Knebworth Park came close to defeating leaders and near neighbours Preston in Saracens Herts League Division One. After bowling out the visitors for 161, skipper Charlie Randall, pictured, batted brilliantly in hitting 53 not…

Woods’ all-round heroics gives Park second league win

Knebworth Park 215 all out v Harpenden II 216-2 Knebworth Park produced a much-improved performance, albeit in an eight-wicket defeat, away to Harpenden II on Saturday in the Saracens Herts League One. Mo Asif produced his best innings so far with an excellent 72 and, along with skipper Charlie Randall, was building a strong position.…

Firsts fall just short but Louis leads Seconds home

Sawbridgeworth 241-7 v Knebworth Park 215 all out A much-improved performance by Knebworth Park saw them go down by 26 runs in a closely contested Saracens League Division One match at home to Sawbridgeworth. Indeed, they could and should have won after a terrific start to their run chase of the visitors 241 for 7.…

Park suffer weekend wipeout despite Charlie’s five-for and Rob’s 50

Langleybury 215-9 v Knebworth Park 153 all out Despite of a five-wicket haul by Knebworth Park’s new captain Charlie Randall, they couldn’t stave off defeat at Langleybury in their opening fixture in Saracens Herts League Division One. On a soft wicket and a damp outfield, Randall won the toss and elected to field first, hoping…

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…