The highlight performance of the day was surely Tom Greaves snaring 7 of Ampthill First XI’s wickets at a personal cost of 37. Unfortunately Reed’s response to the visitors’ 173 was a poor 62. Jack Caine top-scored with 16.

With no disrespect intended, an under strength Second Team went to Ampthill and after rain interruptions came off second best! The hosts scored 298 for 7, Owen Hughes taking a four-for. Paul Garrott, Rob Willoughby and skipper, MJE Baker, were the main contributors in the run chase which was called off at 113 for 5 when rain put paid to the proceedings.

Most of the Third team players represented the Seconds this week, meaning the Third XI match against Hitchin had to be conceded.

Expect Match Reports to follow shortly.

The match against the Woodcutters had to be cancelled because of rain.

The Under 13s played two matches recently. In the Herts Summer League they managed 94 for 8 against Broxbourne’s 124 for 7; I have no details of individual performances.

Then on the next evening they played their last CYCA League match. Had it been against Broxbourne they would have won because this time they scored 125 for 3. But as it was, they were playing Saffron Walden who had already posted 181 for 3. In the latter match, Archie McIntosh took 1 wicket and Sam Osborne 2, then Osborne scored 31 (retired) and Sam Bayley 32 not out.