Redbourn's hopes of returning to Lord's in the National Village Cup are over after a defeat at home in the last 16.

They were hosting Leeds & Broomfield and the Kent side returned home with a six-wicket success.

Redbourn had won the toss and chosen to bat first, making 181-9 in their 40 overs.

Adam Pritchard top-scored with 33 and there were some decent scores posted elsewhere, with George Cutler hitting 29 and William Hales and Alex Salter managed 28, the latter finishing not out.

The visitors though were not messing about and stormed to victory in just 30 overs.

They were helped by an opening partnership of 84 between Monte McCague (48) and Max Aitken, with the latter then putting on 56 with Fred Roberts (30).

Aitken finished on 84 not out with 12 fours from the 79 balls faced.

Josh Arnold was the pick of the bowlers with 2-35 while Pritchard was the other wicket taker.

It had been a tough weekend for the village side as they also lost in the Herts Cricket League Championship to leaders Shenley Village.

Again Redbourn batted first, forced to this time when Shenley won the toss, and they managed just 157.

Conor Yorath was this time the highest scorer with the bat, managing a patient 47 from 118 deliveries.

But Charles Thurston was in fine form for Shenley and he hit 75 not out as the visitors got home in just 24 overs.

The result means Shenley lead by 41 points with Redbourn into the bottom two.

St Albans are two places and five points ahead of them following a draw at home to Hemel Hempstead.

The visitors to Clarence Park got to 193-8 in their 60 overs, their top eight batsmen all getting into double figures with 46 from opener Brett Penney the best of them.

Daniel Baylis was the pick of the bowlers with 3-53 while Connor Mitchell took two wickets.

The home reply got off to a horrible start with the first two wickets disappearing with just 16 on the board.

Adam Hounslow managed 26 and Jamie Regan 31 but by the time three figures was recorded, five wickets had already fell.

Saints kept chipping away but the draw was always the one positive outcome they could get.

And they saw off the final five overs, scoring just 10 runs in the process, as they finished on 163-9 after 57 overs.

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Up in the Premiership, Radlett are now top of the table after Potters Bar lost surprisingly to bottom of the table, and town neighbours, Old Owens.

Radlett meanwhile won by six wickets away to Welwyn Garden City, successfully chasing down 227.

Their old rivals had looked decent with the bat but Hayden Goulstone kept them at bay with 5-64, forcing WGC from 146-2 to their final 226-9 in 60 overs.

And any hopes of victory for the home team were soon dispelled as experienced Radlett openers Dominic Chatfield (73) and Fraser Crawford (59) scored 132 for the first wicket.

Kabir Toor then chipped in with 38 before Goulstone returned to hit an unbeaten 34-ball 37.

Harpenden meanwhile are fifth now after a five-wicket win at Bishop's Stortford.

The hosts hit 230, Arthur Garrett and Alex Gosling taking three wickets each, before Chris Swanson (66*) and Usman Farooq (48*) put on 93 for the sixth wicket.

James Latham had earlier hit 53.