County champs

Knebworth Park were victorious on Herts under-nines county finals day at Haileybury College. Wins over Letchworth in the semis and Old Owens in the final saw a young team comprising five eight-year-olds and led by captain William Pickworth lift the trophy

Knebworth Park were victorious on Herts under-nines county finals day at Haileybury College.

Wins over Letchworth in the semis and Old Owens in the final saw a young team comprising five eight-year-olds and led by captain William Pickworth lift the trophy.

Defending a relatively low batting score against Letchworth, which included an unbeaten 15 by Daniel Cowell, they fought back to claim 12 wickets and seal the win. Notable highlights included a Luke Chapman hat-trick with the ball.

Park batted first in the final and posted a competitive total on a large playing area.

Fabulous fielding including two run outs and several good catches followed. Old Owens batted valiantly in chasing the game but were unable to deny the Park a deserved victory.

Their team was William Pickworth, Benjamin Cowell, Daniel Cowell, Max Burrows, Chad Frost Smith, Cameron Stewart, Joseph O'Gorman and Luke Chapman.

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