OAs secure County title

CRICKET: OLD Albanians U10s won the Hertfordshire County U10s Hardball league at Datchworth Cricket Club.

OAs won the toss and opted to put Knebworth in to bat in their semi-final clash.

OAs got off to a good start taking three wickets in the first four overs with opening bowler Henry Farr doing the damage with two bowled and a direct hit run out by William Davis.

Knebworth consolidated with the next pairing but did lose a wicket when Oliver Driscoll bowled his opponent. The next Knebworth pairing did well taking the score to 223-5 but wickets continued to tumble as Ross Weaver got in on the act.

OAs contained Knebworth’s final pairing after Brendan Warren had taken two wickets as Knebworth recorded 229-7 after their allotted 16 overs.

Weaver and Jacques Nolte Nel opened the batting for OAs taking the score to 211/1 after four overs. Farr and Dominic Maddison kept up the momentum, losing one wicket and despite Max Paul and Driscoll each losing a wicket, both were in positive figures taking OAs to 234-4 after 12 overs.

Brendan Warren and William Davis closed out the innings with a final display of batting adding 21 runs to take the score to a winning 255-5. The only set back was a run out in the allotted four overs as OAs beat Knebworth by 26 runs.

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In the final Berkhamsted won the toss and chose to bat first.

Berkhamsted got off to a good start, but did lose two wickets – taken by Brendan Warren and Farr.

The opposition moved to 235-2 after eight overs but suffered a set back with a run out and another wicket bowled by Ross Weaver. Wickets by Brendan Warren (bowled) and Ross Weaver courtesy of an excellent catch from Farr at mid-on restricted Berko to a final score of 254-6.

Weaver and Nolte Nel opened the batting for OAs and took the score to 212-1 after four overs.

Farr and Maddison continued to build the innings taking the score before Driscoll and Paul came to the crease to build a match winning partnership in taking the score to 255-2 after 12 overs.

Brendan Warren and William Davis did an excellent job closing out the match for OAs taking as the closed on 271-2, to hand OAs a 16 run victory and with it the County title.