Radlett missed the chance to move clear at the top of the Herts Cricket League Premiership as they lost away to Harpenden.

With Totteridge Millhillians losing to Hertford, the way was open for the Cobden Hill-based club but they went down by 89 runs.

For Harpenden it was a second win of the campaign and came thanks to a solid set of innings from the top order.

They did lose James Latham early but then 42 from Scott Galloway and Danyaal Khalid's 35 got them up to 97-3.

However, it was an 85-run partnership from Dan Blacktopp and Chris Swanson that did a big chunk of the damage to Radlett's hopes.

Swanson was the first to go having made 54 in 67 deliveries, a knock containing six fours and a six.

Blacktopp also went to the boundary seven times, all fours as he reached 61 from 101 balls.

Nick Lamb (18) and Tom Beasley (20) added some late runs too as the home side finished on 252 from 59 overs.

Herts Advertiser: Kabir Toor came close to rescuing a draw for Radlett. Picture: KARYN HADDONKabir Toor came close to rescuing a draw for Radlett. Picture: KARYN HADDON (Image: Karyn Haddon)

Hayden Goulstone and Kabir Toor were the two Radlett bowlers to make some headway and both claimed four wickets, at the cost of 92 and 69 runs respectively, bowling a combined 39 overs.

Toor was the one visiting batsman to have a good stab at earning victory for his side as well.

He ended up on 48 not out, a patient innings designed to salvage a draw as he faced 128 deliveries.

He did get them close in terms of time but he couldn't find anyone to stick around long enough.

Anthony Hill tried his best for the last wicket, getting to 16 off 42 before being caught off the bowling of Galloway.

A pair of 22s from Tom Jenkins and Goulstone were the only other innings of note.

Harpenden's bowlers shared the wickets around, six of them getting one with Alex Gosling (2-28) and Arthur Garrett (2-32) the best of them.

Shenley Village remain top of the Championship after a seven-wicket win away to Broxbourne.

Mohammed Safiq took 4-44 before an unbeaten 75 from opener Nish Selvakumar took them to victory inside 38 overs.

St Albans picked up a 40-run win at Preston with a fine opening partnership of 129 between Adam Hounslow (74) and Joe Regan (53) proving crucial.

It was then the turn of Max Capaldi (4-49), Josh Mulvaney (3-30) and Connor Mitchell (3-42) as they ended a good start to send Preston tumbling to defeat.

Redbourn couldn't make it a clean sweep in the second tier though as they lost by seven wickets at home to Dunstable Town.

William Hales did hit 75 as they got to 271, Ethan Bury's cavalier 49 from 34 balls, which included two fours and four maximums, being another highlight.

However, Dunstable roared to victory with 112 not out from Sam Cherry and an unbeaten 55 for Jack Kildruff the main reason.

Redbourn are now fifth with St Albans one place behind.

Saints' second team are having a good season and are top of Division Four A, their latest success by 15 runs over Old Haberdashers.

Andy Rudlin (53), Sandeep Singh (50*) and Adam Murphy (48) produced their three best innings as they got to 249-8 before Murphy took 3-39, Habs running out of time and finishing on 234-9 in their 50 overs.