1913 – Probably Our Best Pre-Great War Year

There is no information on the first three years of the 1910s other that the fact that in 1912 W. Montgomery took 105 wickets in 23 innings.

In 1913, Radlett scored 291 against St Stephen’s in the Club’s best pre-First World War season, according to incomplete records (played 17, W11, D2, L4). Breeds came good with 55 but man of the match was Radlett’s Herts County player W. Montgomery who hit 115.

Earlier in the season Montgomery and H, Dawes ‘up-ended’ St Stephens for 22 after Radlett had blasted 161.

Again in 1913, G. G. Dumbelton (85) and A. G. Saunders (86) put on 180 for the second wicket (still a club record in 1984). They faced a Napsbury total of 205 for eight dec. and, with 90 minutes to get them, won the match by six wickets with five minutes left.