Draw despite an Ashford smash

A10 WEEK 23'MCBH'rd'Kings Langley cc V Potters Bar cc  KL Batting Paul Ashcroft (150+)
A10 WEEK 23'MCBH'rd'Kings Langley cc V Potters Bar cc KL Batting Paul Ashcroft (150+)

KINGS Langley dominated but were made to settle for a draw with Potters Bar.

The home side posted a substantial 260-5 as prolific Paul Ashford smashed home 158.

A10 WEEK 23'MCBH'rd'Kings Langley cc V Potters Bar cc  KL Batting Paul Ashcroft (150+)

A10 WEEK 23'MCBH'rd'Kings Langley cc V Potters Bar cc KL Batting Paul Ashcroft (150+)

It was the batsman’s second tonne of the year and took his average to around the 100 mark.

He was supported by Joe Cooke, Mitch Robert and Mark Brazier.

Kings declared on 50 overs, leaving the visitors with 50 overs to face.

But the unadventurous Potters Bar side clung on at 170-9.

A10 WEEK 23'MCBH'rd'Kings Langley cc V Potters Bar cc   KL batting Adam Griffith

A10 WEEK 23'MCBH'rd'Kings Langley cc V Potters Bar cc KL batting Adam Griffith

Kings did have a chance to take the final wicket they felt their attacking play deserved, but had to settle for the draw.

The result leaves them still in the mix at the top of the division.

Kings Langley II continued their unbeaten run with a sixth win in seven matches.

They beat Ickleford, who were restricted to 168-9, thanks to four wickets from Morton and three from Smith.

The team showed calm to chase down the total for seven wickets.

Will Johnston was the star batsman with 63.

Kings Langley III were well beaten by a strong Frogmore side.

Batting first, the opposition finished on 294-6 and Kings were never in the chase as they hit a total of 154 all out.

Meanwhile, Kings Langley IV picked up points were defeated by Hitchin.

Kings batted first and posted 175 with help from Rob Hildick (68).

Hitchin reached their target for a loss of six wickets, with Hildick taking three of them, but Kings remain in a positive table position.