Third XI: Run out derails victory charge

The Thirds wasted a glorious opportunity to pull off an unlikely win over table-topping Old Haberdashers on Saturday. They were cruising to victory with their opponents looking short of ideas and inspiration when Ben Orchard was needlessly run out just after bashing a brilliant half-century. Suddenly, the visitors’ innocuous bowlers, who had been serving up…

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Club hero: Paul Sheffield

It’s half-term and the club is playing host to three Charley cricket sessions, which bring together teams of under-13s from across Herts, Beds and Bucks to compete in a series of matches. These occasions have been hugely successful with dozens of children and their families coming to the Park. They take a lot of organisation, so…

Club hero of the week: Paul Sheffield

We had a brilliant, sunny day on Friday welcoming a touring team from Slovenia and their opponents The Rain Men. A big thank you to everyone who made this occasion special. However, no one can have worked harder than Paul Sheffield who had an incredibly busy stint behind the barbecue. He shifted dozens of perfectly…

14-14: Out of chaos, a triumph for the Park

A very happy chairman, Chris Johnson, reflects on Sunday’s 14-14 competition What a marvellous day on Sunday! The sun was a major factor so all the players – and more – that said they would play turned up, enabling us to have a four-team competition after Redbourn dropped out earlier in the week. Arranging the event was a combination of…

Club hero of the week: The 14-14 stars

Why was chairman Chris Johnson beaming this week? Because he was so thrilled with the 14-14 day at the club on Sunday. Good weather, entertaining cricket, great atmosphere, old friends returning, some new ones made. He called the event ‘a landmark day’ for the club. So, he decided to nominate a list of heroes this week who made the…