New HCPCL League – First Match

The new decade heralded the arrival of a new premier league – the Home Counties Premier League. Radlett took their place as one of the 10 clubs in the top division and played their first match, at Cobden Hill on Saturday 13 May 2000.

Wickets were hard to come by as Reading ground out 230-3. In reply, Radlett were going well with only the loss of Nick Fielden (15) and Scott Moffat (13). The match ended in a draw with Radlett reaching 202-2, Matt Evans (106*) and Kaf Jahangir (48*).


Gareth’s Pair of 150s – Unique

Gareth Berg completed a unique double in the Evening Standard Challenge Trophy match at home to BWIA Cavaliers – two innings of 150+ in a weekend. He added 153 not out to his 159 at Falkland on Saturday, 28 June, 2008.

It is believed two centuries have not previously been scored in competitive games over a weekend by a Radlett player – but this was two 150s! This may well be unique in English club cricket.

Having been set a very challenging target of 278 in 50 overs by a strong and entertaining opposition, it was going to require something special to take Radlett into the last 16 of the competition. Berg did not disappoint.

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.