Park falter

Knebworth Park crashed to a heavy and disappointing defeat at the hands of Potters Bar to leave them rooted at the bottom of the table. The Park now have to win both their last games against high-riding Radlett and Stevenage to survive. They had entered t

Knebworth Park crashed to a heavy and disappointing defeat at the hands of Potters Bar to leave them rooted at the bottom of the table.

The Park now have to win both their last games against high-riding Radlett and Stevenage to survive.

They had entered the run-in knowing that they needed wins in probably two of their three matches against Hertford, Hoddesdon and Sawbridgeworth.

But with two of those wrecked by the weather and Hertford hanging on for a draw with nine down, they are left with a tough task.

Even Saturday's match was affected by rain with a delayed start and two breaks for the weather.

Hopes were high as they had Potters Bar at 24-2 and Jarrod Norman and Scott Fraser, who both went on to score centuries, could have gone when they were in single figures.

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Norman (101no) and Fraser (110) piled on 279-6 off 60 overs with the old firm of Chris Brook (3-67 off 18 overs) and Graham Fisher (2-44) proving the most successful bowlers.

Before the Park could blink in reply they were reeling at 11-4 in only the fourth over. Tom Jenkins (24) and Anthony Pratt (19) added 46 for the fifth wicket before they both went in quick succession.

There was then only going to be one result as they sunk to 82 all out after only 22.1 overs.

For the second week running, only two out of the club's six league teams played as the weather played havoc.

In what has to have been the worst season for weather for years, to date 19 matches have finished as a no result because of rain.

The sixth team were the only other side to play and they lost to second placed Waltham Cross Rosedale despite a fine bowling performance by under-15 Henry Snowdon.

After winning the toss, skipper Steve Jenkins elected to bat first. Against an experienced and accurate bowling attack and a slow outfield, runs proved hard to get.

Steve Jenkins (28) and Andy Page (23) were the top scorers, the final score a disappointing 113 all out.

Waltham Cross were cruising until Snowdon (4-11 off eight overs) came back for his second spell. The batting side were relieved to come off having reached the runs for five wickets down.