1934 – New High Score

A total of 588 runs were scored in a day at Porters Park when RAF Henlow were the visitors in June 1934. Radlett declared at 347 for five after three hours, the highest score in the club’s history. Henlow fell short of this exceptionally untempting target, making 241 for eight by the close, consuming 54 overs to Radlett’s 52.4.

Philip Hill (113) and Peter Woodbridge (84) led the Radlett run spree, and Henlow’s most successful bowler was Aircraftsman Furber, whose figures were 23-2-142-3.

P. C. Hill, b Rich 113
R. A. P. Woodbridge, b Furber 84
J. G. Bland, c Robbins, b Furber 54
T. Down, not out 25
R. St. B. Emmett, c Keary, b Furber 5
M. J. Venning, b Clifford 40
Extras 26
Total (5 wkts dec) 347
Fall of wickets: 1-135, 2-238, 3-274, 4-280, 5-347.
Did not bat: R. Woodbridge, H. W. Williams, M. Brunton, H. Gillam, L. W. Inkpen.

RAF HENLOW: 241-8.

Match drawn.

R. P. Nelson, who was playing county cricket with Middlesex at the time, smashed 152 not out for Harpenden at Porter’s Park. The declaration came at 266-1; Radlett 112-7. draw.