Holland, after totalling 85 wickets in 1986, took 88 in 1987 when Moray Forbes, maturing as a fast-medium seam bowler from the youth system, took 85. Former Old Finchleians left-arm seamer Steve Bettridge claimed 50 wickets.

In a 1987 club home game against Totteridge, trainee barrister Radcliffe hit 104 not out and put on 187 for the first wicket with Richard Baker, the old Cambridge Blue wicketkeeper. Radcliffe had been part of the club’s last-wicket record, also against Totteridge, 16 years previously.

The third team, led by the cheery veteran John Clark, won nine of their 10 league matches to finish top of the third-team table, which denied Bishop’s Stortford a clean sweep of titles.