Blackburn, another Herts player, topped the batting in 1949, averaging 56, and arranged for a monthly parish magazine column on the Club, following the example of the Club’s founding father, the Rev. C. M. 0. Parkinson.
Freddie Taylor was second in the batting averages of the second team which in their most successful season up to then won 17 out of 24 played. He did the same next season.
The firsts won just over a third of theirs under Eric Parker, captain for the season after Bob Woodbridge’s retirement. King topped the bowling and won a Herts cap.
Sadly, the Club president, Miles Brunton, and Bob Woodbridge who suffered a stroke, both died around this time.