Parkins destroys Hatfield
HOLWELL all-rounder Adam Parkins was in scintillating form in the Broadview Windows North Herts League. Parkins took 3-25 and then hit a blistering unbeaten 82 in just 10 overs as they beat Hatfield in Division One. Hatfield scored 194-7 with Parkins supp
HOLWELL all-rounder Adam Parkins was in scintillating form in the Broadview Windows North Herts League.
Parkins took 3-25 and then hit a blistering unbeaten 82 in just 10 overs as they beat Hatfield in Division One.
Hatfield scored 194-7 with Parkins supported by Chris Lemoir and John Mansfield.
Julian Rudder (39) and Nigel Pointing (58no) also scored well as Holwell won by eight wickets in 30 overs.
Baldock bounced back impressively from their Hatfield mauling to beat Breachwood Green by five wickets.
Andy Payne's 6-31 including a hat-trick to wrap the innings up was the highlight as Green were kept to 156.
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Skipper Rob Cant top scored with 36 before Alistair Jones (30no) and Nick Blenkin saw Baldock home with three balls to spare.
Ickleford won off the last ball against St Joseph's in Division Two.
St Joseph's were restricted to 203-6 with Henry Snowden taking 3-39.
Ickleford got home by five wickets thanks to Craig Millwood (76) and Brett Blaker (41).
Ickleford Cricketers sunk Titanic in the same division.
Cricketers' total of 153 was almost entirely down to opener Tim Porter's excellent 87no which contained four sixes.
Barry Males added 24 and then continued his fine early season form with 4-17 in nine overs while spinner Richard Starkey took 3-33 as Titanic fell short on 135.
Datchworth were too strong for Rosslyn.
Rosslyn elected to bat and were 11-3 from 11 overs. Datchworth used the opportunity to bowl some of their younger players, Terry Smith and Jon Wedge.
Opening bowler Alex Langford had astounding figures of 6-5-1-1 and his partner Chris Blackham 7-4-7-2.
Chasing 155 to win, Langford also performed with the bat, opening the innings and finishing 92no as they reached the target with two overs to spare.
* Kris Canagasabey weaved his spinning magic as Henlow made it two Beds League wins out of two against Cople Argus.
Canagasabey took 5-9 off seven overs as Cople Argus were bowled out for 92 in reply to Henlow's 153 all out (Matt Hicks 31 and Adrian Crawley 34).
The seconds went down by four wickets to their Southill Park counterparts after posting 129 all out (Joel Boorman 45). Southill lost six wickets in reaching their target as Luke Peters claimed 3-19 off 10 overs.
Henlow were well beaten by Ickwell in Millman Division One on Saturday.
Stalwart Nick Stock scored an unbeaten century before he is due to emigrate to Canada this weekend.
The first team crashed out of this season's Heritage Cup competition at home to Caldecote on Monday night.
Batting first, Caldecote made 89-6 in their 12 eight-ball overs, Matt Hicks taking 3-22 in his four overs. In reply, Henlow tumbled to 79 all out in a wretched batting display.
* Preston had to settle for a disappointing draw against Botany Bay in Sunday's friendly.
They declared on 197-6 after 40 overs, with Anthony Ender making a fine ton supported well by both Adam Shelley (36no) and David Clarke (33).
Preston bowled an astonishing 58 overs back at Botany Bay who finished their innings on 117-9.
Mark Waters (4-27 from 14 overs) and David Fleckney (4-45 in 23 overs) were the pick of Preston's bowling.
The seconds had a pleasing win against their counterparts from Botany Bay.
A partnership of 75 between Dave Saunders (52) and Chris Newell (29) led the way but the highlight of Preston's 165-5 was an outstanding 47 from 14-year-old prospect Jack Byford.
Another 14-year-old, Callum Blair, took two quick wickets before Bob Hearne bamboozled the visitors with his spin (6-18) to set up a 65-run victory.
Letchworth Corinthians narrowly beat Aspenden by five runs on Sunday.
Batting first, Corinthians made 152-9 from their 40 overs. Anthony Wood (34) and Paul Williams (33) shared a 76-run fourth wicket stand. Aspenden made 147-9 with Dave Gash the most successful bowler by picking up 5-46.