Berkhamsted play out draw with Ampthill

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BERKHAMSTED’S first XI were held to a draw with Ampthill Town on Saturday.

Batting first, Berko set a target on 196-8 for Ampthill to chase, with Sam Spencer top-scoring on 56.

Ampthill got off to a solid start in reply, but Berkhamsted bowlers James Holliday (4-58) and Oliver Janaway (2-47) got to work with the ball to ensure the match ended in a tie.

Berkhamsted II, meanwhile, picked up a two-wicket victory over Hatfield Crusaders.

Hatfield Batted first, but were reduced to just 130 all out as Ben Beard (2-14) and Romit Patel (4-22) picked up the baulk of the wickets.

In reply, Berko lost some cheap wickets, particularly among the lower order, but William Stead (33) and John Herring (36 n/o) helped them to reach their target.

And the third XI ensured it was an unbeaten weekend for Berkhamsted as they secured a draw with Greenwood Park.

Batting first, Berkhamsted set a target of 218-7, before tight bowling restricted Greenwood to 191-6 in reply.