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Six of the best!

Jonathan Taylor13 May - 06:12
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All six men’s senior sides won their opening League games on Saturday

Congratulations to all of our teams who played at the weekend.

The 1st team opened their campaign with an emphatic 9-wicket win over Old Owens 1s on The Common, with debutant Cole Briggs making quite a statement with the bat:
Old Owens: 131 all out off 40 overs (Neal 4-27, Frazer 2-21, Garrett 2-21)
Harpenden: 133-1 off 10 overs (Briggs 63 not out, Galloway 62 not out)

The 1st team also played on Sunday against Swardeston in Norfolk in round 1 of the ECB National Club Championship, losing by 4 wickets:
Harpenden: 279 all out off 40 overs (Usman Malik 51, Batchelor 37)
Swardeston: 281-6 off 38.2 overs (Seagrave 2-41)

The 2nd team delivered a comprehensive 108-run victory away at Watford Town 1s:
Harpenden: 170-9 off 50 overs (Stewart 40 not out, Pankhurst 30)
Watford Town: 62 all out off 22.5 overs (Downes 4-18, Stewart 3-12)

The 3rd team kept their end of the bargain with an 83-run success away at Bayford & Hertford 1s:
Harpenden: 157 all out off 34 overs (Bradley 51, Killen 39)
Bayford & Hertford: 74 all out off 27.3 overs (Atkinson 5-30, Watts 3-24)

The 4th team recorded what most be one of their most resounding victories in recent memory, thrashing Old Cholmeleians 2s at St George’s by the barely believable margin of 271 runs:
Harpenden: 312-5 off 40 overs (Behl 73, Hussain 45)
Old Cholmeleians: 41 all out off 15.1 overs (Vidya 4-13, Alex Card 2-4)

The 5th team did their bit with a comfortable 131-run win away at Hatfield Hyde 3s:
Harpenden: 211-4 off 40 overs (Petrie 84, B. Sutherland 53 not out)
Hatfield Hyde: 80 all out off 29.3 overs (Barcock 5-7)

The 6th team made it six out of six with a 23-run triumph over Redbourn 4s at Rothamsted Experimental Station:
Harpenden: 134-6 off 40 overs (Caunce 31 not out)
Redbourn: 111 all out off 35 overs (Ravi Chittimalla 4-13, Townend 3-23)

The Wizards took on Potten End 2s in a friendly and gave a good account of themselves in a 122-run defeat:
Potten End: 233-7 off 40 overs (Hill 3-29)
Harpenden: 111 all out off 29.4 overs (Narayan 34, Roy 33)

On Sunday the women’s 1st team beat St Albans 1s:
St Albans: 131-5 off 20 overs
Harpenden: 132-3 off 20 overs (Banks 70 not out, Bell 27)

The women’s 2nd team lost by 38 runs to Broxbourne 1s:
Harpenden: 92-9 off 16 overs
Broxbourne: 110-5 off 16 overs

Special mention: Lucy Whittle
You can find all the junior scores on the club’s website but we have to make a special mention of Lucy Whittle, the first Huskie to hit a half-century for the club. The U15s rules changed this year and the retirement score for batters was increased to 50. Lucy took full advantage and versus Berkhamstead last Friday scored an incredible 50 not out off just 41 balls, including nine 4s and one 6. Earlier in the game Lucy had opened the bowling and took 3-21 off 4 overs, clearing out their top order. Well done Lucy – an amazing all-round performance!

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