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Saturday, September 19, 2020

It may have been a difficult summer for Howard Garden Bowls Club but that have shown they are more than ready to battle through the adversity.

Letchworth Garden City rounded out the Herts Cricket League Championship season with a resounding 78-run victory over Langleybury on Saturday.

Blueharts Hockey Club are the national champions – but only after a dramatic and nail-biting conclusion.

There was delight for Fairlands Valley Spartans as some of their number got stuck into some real racing.

Hitchin Ladies produced a memorable performance in front of a large crowd to reach the final of the Home Counties Women’s League.

There was a double celebration for Stevenage & North Herts Athletic Club as they returned to training and competition after a five-month wait.

Ickleford suffered a heavy 139-run defeat to Ampthill to slip below neighbours Hitchin in the table.

Letchworth’s perfect start to the season came to a crashing end on Saturday as they suffered a six wicket defeat to Old Owens in the top of the table Championship clash.

Preston grabbed a second win in the Herts Cricket League Championship with an eight-wicket success at home to Langleybury.

Datchworth are up to third in Division Three A of the Herts Cricket League after a comprehensive win over Luton Town & Indians.

Hitchin came agonisingly close in their attempt to overcome table topping Sawbridgeworth – falling short by just two runs.

Ickleford put in a superb fielding performance to tie with Leverstock Green in Division One of the Herts Cricket League.

Letchworth Garden City continued their perfect start in the Herts Cricket League Championship with a comfortable eight-wicket home win over Luton Town & Indians.

A wonderful partnership between Tom Vits and Kieran Atkinson was not enough as Datchworth fell agonisingly short against Letchworth.

A blistering hot day almost paled in comparison to Maxford Pipe’s blistering batting earned Letchworth Garden City a third consecutive victory – beating Shenley Village by 170 runs.

It was back to earth with a bump for Ickleford as they fell to a five-wicket loss at home to neighbours Hitchin.

Following the success of the Take a Friend Fishing initiative in early July, the Environment Agency, Angling Trust and Angling Trades Association have combined to extend the campaign.

Knebworth Park picked up one of those wonderful wins – a derby success over Stevenage in Division Two A.

Rain thwarted any hopes Ickleford had of building on an opening day victory in the Herts Cricket League.

Datchworth did play some cricket over the weekend – with Sunday’s clash at home to Therfield providing a thrilling conclusion.

Fairlands Valley Spartans have completed their challenge of running to all four of Stevenage’s twin towns – virtually anyway.

Ickleford made light of the opening day of the Herts Cricket League season by picking up a 67-run win at Holtwhites Trinibis.

Letchworth Garden City opened up their Herts Cricket League Championship season with a two-wicket success over Dunstable Town.

Preston’s debut in the second tier of the Herts Cricket League couldn’t have gone much better as they strolled to a 71-run win at Shenley Village.

Five games and four wins made for an almost perfect opening to the new Herts Cricket League season for Hitchin.

Fairlands Valley Spartans have had plenty of challenges and championships to run for and in – even if all remain virtual for the time being.

Stevenage & North Herts Athletics Club are still putting in the hard yards despite the season and facilities at tracks being off-limits.

The return of grassroots cricket meant three hastily-arranged friendlies between old rivals Preston and Ickleford – with Championship Preston getting the win in each of the contests.

Packed playing calendars and the onset of social distancing means England’s World Cup winning squad are unable to toast the anniversary of last year’s unforgettable Lord’s victory in person, but captain Eoin Morgan plans to get the gang back together sooner rather than later.


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