1970s Photos

1979 – Reunion

RE-UNION at the piano in 1979  with Ivor Golby on piano and Radlett member Chris Smith, a trombone professional, in support.
Singers (clockwise). P Lord, J Tattersall (at rear), D Hickman, A Hubbard (half-obscured), M Cornell. C Dexter (in suit], M Homan (rear), J Newton, E Torrens, A Renwick, A N Other (obscured), D Cowper, D Murley (front), C Randall (front), M Gillingham (boy) P Cook (drinking), N Draper, A N Other (obscured), C Burton (in suit), A Thornhill

1980s Photos

1983 – Radlett v Yorkshire CCC

Standing (L-R) K S?(Yorkshire), J Pickavant (umpire), W Athey (Yorkshire), S Dennis (Yorkshire), G Copley, A Ramay, D Griffiths, J Love (Yorkshire), J Bullman, Peter Smith, D Hanson, N. Draper, A Radcliffe, A Sidebottom (Yorkshire), P Carrick (Yorkshire), T Bishop (Southgate, umpire).
Seated (L-R): D Bairstow (Yorkshire), C Randall, G Boycott (Yorkshire), I Holland, R Lumb (Yorkshire), D Murley, D Hickman, G Stevenson (Yorkshire)

1980s Photos

1989 – First County Title

Blundell was leading a strong side with no realistic expectations. After all, Radlett had never won the Herts league title, but that was to change dramatically in 1989. Ian Edwards, a resident Australian seam bowler, formerly at Guildford, moved to the village, and two new league batsmen, Ian Simpkin and Martin Rose, added further depth alongside the brilliant Aldenham schoolboy Scott Moffat, a future Middlesex professional.

Radlett proceeded to win five Herts League titles in nine seasons, the Home Counties East crown in 2006 and 2013, four Herts Cup finals and the Evening Standard Trophy in 2003. Winning a wider competition as strong as the 50-overs Trophy was an achievement many old-timers at the club had assumed could never happen. David Hanson was the only man to play in all 11 successes.

The spirit within the club at the time was energised by the presence of wives and girlfriends. The WAGS would not necessarily watch, but as a group they might sit in the sun with their bottles of wine talking about anything, even the cricket. Familiar names such as Randall, Draper and Hickman had moved on for various reasons, but Blundell’s men won titles and broke records.

2000s Photos

2003 – Evening Standard Cup Winners

14 Sep 2003

Radlett: 230-7 in 50 overs
Lordswood: 176 in 47.5 overs

Radlett won by 54 runs

Radlett became the first Hertfordshire side and, after High Wycombe’s success last year, the second Home Counties Premier League side to lift the prestigious Evening Standard trophy after comprehensively beating Kent side Lordswood by 54 runs. The competition which is contested between the top 112 teams in London has a total prize fund of £12,000. After beating Middlesex League Champions Teddington and Surrey League Champions Wimbledon in earlier rounds the Cobden Hill side fully deserved there day out at the home of Surrey CC, the AMP Oval.