Cricketers at all levels of experience and ability are warmly welcomed to join us to play competitive weekend and midweek cricket. We are always seeking new players for all our teams from the 1st XI right through to our many junior sections. In addition, social members can enjoy the club's excellent facilities and extensive programme of social events. For more details on how to join, please contact: Richard Eaton Senior playing & Social or Jamie Lawrance Colts Section


Welcome to Hertford Cricket Club

Members of the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League and the Chess Valley Sunday League

Hertford CC 1st XI 2015

 Back row: James Leather, Scott Ruskin, Adam Carlson, Neil Salter, Jon Ryan, Chris Cook, Richard Leather.

Front row: Ben Cowell, Will Ray, Steve Gale (capt.), Will van der Maat, Dan Ter Braak.


January 13, 2017 Comments off

Happy New Year – the build up to the new season starts here !!

Your Club needs you

Hertford needs more umpires and scorers. You don’t need to commit every week, indeed just a few times a year would be fine. The club will pay the course fees (providing you do a couple of matches in return), and while we still hope to cover most matches with volunteers, we will also pay the going rate for qualified umpires and scorers as required.

Details of course are below, please let me know if you plan to attend. If you want to discuss in more detail call me or talk to Geoff Cordingley, Andy Kirtley, David Williams or Lawrie Wright.

Remember games can’t be played without officials.

Umpire Level 1 (Traditional Level 1 Course)

The course is approximately 16 hours duration, 2 hours an evening, one evening per week, for 8 weeks. It is intended for those who wish to understand the Laws of cricket and for those who intend to umpire regularly for club, colts or for league. It covers the key Laws of cricket and basic techniques of man and match management. No prior knowledge required.

A level 1 Umpire Certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course and a multiple choice exam.

Dates and venues
Baldock Town CC – commencing Mon 23rd January 2017 from 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Hertford CC – commencing Tues 24th January 2017 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Kings Langley CC – commencing Wed 25th January 2017 from 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Northampton Exiles – commencing Thursday 26th Jan 2017 at 8:00pm – 10.00pm
Radlett CC – commencing Tues 7th February 2017 from 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Weekend Course
Radlett CC – Sun 19th and Sun 26th March 2017, 9.30am – 5.30pm each day

The cost of the mid-week course is £65 and £30 for Juniors (Up to 18)
The cost of the 2-day weekend course is £95 and £60 for Juniors (Up to 18)

For further details and to Book a place, Contact: Nick Hall 01727 855100

Club Scorer Course

The course covers basic scoring matters such as scoring signals, umpire signals and completion of the scoring record. It also includes an overview of the laws of cricket that relate to scoring, a discussion on dismissals, scorebook checking and guidance on end of innings routines and identifying a result. An ECB ACO Club Scorer Certificate will be issued at the end of the course. Attendance on this course is an important step towards qualifying as a Level 1 scorer which will also involve an individual assessment following a season of scoring practice.

Dates & Venues
Redbourn CC – Tuesday’s from 17th January to 28th February 2017, 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Chorleywood CC – Thursday’s from 9th February to 23rd March 2017, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Cost of the course is £60.

All enquiries please contact:

Mike Arnold
Tel: 01582 762322
Email: mikearnold.home

Best wishes,

Mick Ray

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Winter Nets

January 11, 2017 Comments off


Winter nets start Sunday 15th January at Allenburys Sports Club.

8pm start


Please make every effort to attend

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U14’s receive the County Trophy from Mark Ramprakash

September 20, 2016 Comments off

The U14’s were presented with the County Trophy by Mark Ramprakash at Radlett CC last Friday evening.

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Saturday’s match cancelled

September 9, 2016 Comments off

Saturday’s match at Balls Park has been cancelled. Sunday’s home fixture is still on.

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Fantasy Cricket Table – 3 Weeks To Go!

August 15, 2016 Comments off
Team Owner Points
J. Lawrance 7418
C.Marques 7056
R. Cordingley 6653
G. Riddle 6614
S. Gale 6505
G. Pavey 6429
S. Ruskin 5968
R. Leather 5867
J. Leather 5640
G. Cordingley 5539
O. Folland 5104
B. G-Golder 5095
R. Linney 4911
D. Williams 4873
N. Hillary 4811
M. Ives 4576
M. Hillary 4463
W. Ray 4416
M. Pavey 4126
R. Eaton 4068
O. Ray 4014
A. Cooper 4012
C. Thompson 3654
W. Van Der Maat 3496
C. Cavener 3444
D. Spring 3404
M. Ray 3361
P. Ray 3109
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August 8, 2016 Comments off

Aug 6th: Hertford IV 200 for 8 (53) Luton Town and Indians (LTI) IV 101 for 7 (47)

On a glorious day Hertford traveled to LTI seconds ground and Dave Benham won the toss for the 10th time in 14 games and duly elected to bat. The scenic ground drew a few comparisons to a Roman amphitheatre owing to the steep terrace surrounding the pitch.

Nick Horton and Dave Spring started the innings carefully due to some slightly uneven bounce with the new ball and a slowish wicket. The departures of Nick, Tim Camp and Connor Ives brought Louis Kendrick into the arena, he was the only player on the day to make batting looks easy and made a quick fire, stylish 40 and was the perfect foil for Dave Spring’s patience. It was a welcome return to form for Dave who anchored the innings for 59. As has been the case all season, the rest of the batsmen all chipped in, including Del Ready and Matt Riddle, who were very composed to take 19 from the last two overs to allow Hertford maximum batting points by reaching 200 off the last ball.

In reply, Hertford reduced LTI to 45 for 7 off 22 overs, with wickets shared between Connor, Del and Matt. All of them and the unlucky Dan Orchard showed excellent control and skill with the ball. The draw format meant that was the end of the day’s festivities as LTI drew down the curtains on any attacking intent. Only Dave Spring (due to dodgy shoulder) and keeper Louis did not bowl as all conceivable combinations were thrown at the stalemate. This included Dan coming off a full run up and occasionally bowling cleverly disguised leg breaks; Tim Camp bowling googlies; setting a 7:2 leg-side field (the two were positioned at slip); and Del trying to blast a way through. Not even local supporters’ cries from the upper tier stands of “*** ****’* **** hit it” could draw LTI batsmen out of their defiance.

Closer inspection of our gladiatorial surroundings revealed concrete; a suggestion of construction from a more recent era. This was reflected in the final outcome of the game: no Emperor’s flick of the thumb to feed us to the lions for lack of entertainment but instead 17 pts to Hertford and 8 to LTI. On a serious note: thanks to LTI for providing great hospitality, we look forward to playing again next year.

The result leaves Hertford in equal forth place approx. 30 points off second and approx. 60 points off second last with 2pts separating 3rd to 6th placed teams. It could be an interesting climax to the season in division 8A with four 50/50 shoot-outs to finish off, three of them against teams in the top 6.

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Club teams unbeaten in Cricket Week

August 4, 2016 Comments off

Another very successful cricket week on all fronts ! good cricket, good weather, good company and good involvement right across the club. The club team’s were unbeaten across the week with 2 wins, 2 draws and a tie !. The week had the distinction of having 3 sets of 3 brothers represented in Hertford sides. Monday saw Phil, Adam and Mark Carlson playing together, and yes it was noisy !!, Phil back briefly from Oz before his wedding in Ireland, and determined to enjoy the Hertford wicket again, and a rare but hopefully not the last appearance of Mark. The Orchard family fielded Jack, Tom and Dan in the Ware match and of course Tom and Dan seemed ever present all week. Finally, the Ray brothers Edward, Ollie and Will all turned out in the President’s match following a 3 line whip to help celebrate their mum’s ‘big’ birthday.

Another tradition of Cricket Week is at least one youngster has to play lots of matches and help himself to bucket loads of runs and/or wickets ! this year Tom Orchard stepped up, with scores of 79, 106 not out, 26 not out, 51 and 5 not out a cricket week average of 133.5 ! add to that 6 wickets for 121 runs across the week – both he and brother Dan look very promising cricketers.

Carlson brothers – scary

Tom Orchard following his century

Match details

Monday – Hertford 321 for 8 beat Southgate 320 for 5 (A Carlson 25 for 2, D Orchard 71 for 2, G Pavey 87 no, T Orchard 79, P Carlson 62 (off 20 balls !!))

Tuesday – Hertford 258 for 4 drew with Weekenders 169 for 9 (T Orchard 106 no, A Kildare 72, N Hillary 22 for 3, S Dawson 11 for 2, T Orchard 18 for 2)

Weds – Hertford 237 for 8 beat Ware 131 all out (M Ives 59, A Marnoch 36, J Orchard 30, C Ives 19 for 4, J Riddle 12 for 2)

Thursday – Hertford 304 for 8 tied with Steve Gale XI all out (W Ray 79, J Southgate 75, J Riddle 54, I Golder 43, S Greenal 41, S Ruskin 64 for 5, J Southgate 49 for 3, Gale 32 for 3, Chatfield 66 for 3)

Friday – President’s XI 301 for 3 drew with Hertford 295 for 8 (R Walters 110, S Davies 117, W Ray 106, A Jenkin 90, J Leather 41, Bergh 95 for 5, Brazil 20 for 2)

Huge thanks to everybody who played, supported and helped out – great week.

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4ths struggle against Berkhampstead

August 4, 2016 Comments off

Hertford 4 v Berkhamsted 2 at home:

Berkhamsted won the toss and put Hertford in to bat. The decision was soon justified with early wickets and at 16/2 had Hertford in trouble. Eric Riddle combined with Chris Marques to rebuild and advance the score to 101 when Chris was caught for a very entertaining 57. Wickets fell steadily and only Riddle (35) and newcomer Tim Camp (20) put up much resistance. Hertford finished on 160 off 50 overs.

Berkhamsted came out swinging, scoring 20 off the skipper’s opening over! A good catch by Connor Ives took the wicket of Lewis in the 3rd over and Preedy was bowled by Ives in the 5th. The total had already reached 50 and Berkhamsted where positioned to reach 160 without any further risk. Opener C Debonaire went on to make 47 before being caught off the bowling of Dan Orchard. This was the last wicket to fall and Frey (76 n.o) and Wyatt (32 n.o) guided Berkhamsted to a convincing victory and an early finish.

A bad loss for HF4 but we can take heart from the good form of Eric Riddle and the promising bowling of the juniors Dan Orchard, Connor Ives and Rob Holman.

Next week we play away to Luton Town and Indians.

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4ths triumph against Reed

August 2, 2016 Comments off

Hertford 4 v Reed 3 23/07/2016

Hot weather, a flat track and fast outfield all pointed to favourable batting conditions. Neither captain looked forward to fielding first in the heat and on winning the toss, skipper Dave Benham duly elected to bat. Openers Steve Page and Bharath Mohanmurthy got the innings off to a quick start with any bad deliveries dispatched to the boundary. Bharath (22) was the first wicket to fall caught behind off Graves. Sal Mohamed then combined with Steve to advance the score to 125 when Steve was also caught behind off Roberts for an excellent 67. Dave Spring and Sal added another 55 when Sal was another caught behind victim off Roberts. Dave was out bowled for 34 shortly after but Hertford were now building a formidable score. Eric Riddle looked in great form scoring 72 before being bowled by Hughes. Ollie Clarke (12) and Jack Timms (19) made useful contributions to reach 293 and declaration after 49 overs. Ian Roberts figures of 8 overs 3 for 18 were remarkable given the conditions.

Reed, to their credit, were undaunted by the task ahead of them and set about the run chase. Fynn was the first to fall, bowled Timms with the total on 34. Hughes was next, caught Orchard bowled Timms with the total at 44. Barker was caught Riddle bowled Orchard and at 70/3 Hertford were well on top but Robert Willoughby kept Reed in the game until eventually being bowled Pizzey for 66. Further wickets to Orchard and Pizzey had Reed 98/7 and only the most pessimistic of observers would not have expected Hertford to seal the victory in short time. Captain Mike Robertson and Josh Conley, however, had other ideas and hit the Hertord spinners to all corners of the ground. Reed’s exceptional batting had positioned themselves to eclipse the Hertford total and change in tactics was desperately needed. The pace of Sal Mohamed was the answer, who bowled Conley for 53 and then no 11 Roberts for 4 to win the game for Hertford with Reed on 284 and 2 overs remaining. Captain Robertson finished on a magnificent 94 not out. A fantastic display of power hitting rarely seen in this division.

Next game is at home to Berkhamsted.

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Gale blows past club’s league batting record with 5 games remaining !

August 1, 2016 Comments off

Club Captain Steve Gale breaks club’s league batting record, following a fabulous cricket week at Balls Park

Skipper Gale won the toss against Bishop Stortford at home and had no hesitation in batting first on a decent wicket which may turn later in the day.

Gale and Jenkin started well against the experienced opening pair of Barrett and Smith. Gale was the aggressor with Jenkin playing the supporting role. Hertford reached 98 before the wicket of Jenkin bowled by the left arm spin of Queensland cricketer Kuhnemann. At lunch Hertford reached 117 for 1 off 38 over, a title behind the run rate but not a bad position. After the break Gale fell for 88, breaking his own 1st XI club record of league runs in a season. In 2014 record Gale set the current record of 851, he is currently sitting on 865 after 12 innings at an average of 96.11. With 5 league matches still to go the thousand is in sight !

Gus Joyce fell for a patient 19, Will Ray was caught at slip for 1 and Richard Leather falling cheaply as Hertford were struggling at 141 for 5. Further wickets of Will van Der Maat and James Leather left Hertford on 166 for 7. Scott Ruskin and Robbie Joseph then batted beautifully for the remaining 9 overs and added 49 crucial runs to finish up 215 for 7 off our allotted 60 overs.

With the wicket turning a touch, we believed we were still well in the game but once again had to start well. Bishops Stortford reached 61 before Hertford got the break through when Ruskin bowled Ramsden for 19. Hussain was stumped for a breezy 15 again of the bowling of Ruskin. at 8 for 2 and Hertford were still in the game. Chatfield joined Ballard at the crease and they both batted positively and beautifully taking the game away from Hertford with a 123 run partnership. Ruskin got another deserved wicket with the ball of the day to bowl Chatfield for 52. Ballard finished the innings 118 not out to take the 30 points back to Bishop Stortford.

Steve Gale commented ‘We didn’t bat well enough as a unit, we didn’t rotate the strike well enough and allowed the bowlers to settle in. We were completely out played by a strong side and we now have to bounce back strongly as Potters Bar. It’s the business end of the season now and this is why we play cricket. It will be exciting and I’m hoping for a much improved performance.’

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