Langley on course to be Trophy kings

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KINGS Langley have reached the semi-finals of the County Trophy thanks to a 43-run win over Old Elizabethans.

Kings batted first and were struggling at 145-9 with 15 overs to go, but a 56-run partnership between Rob Clark and Gareth Downes proved to be the difference between the two sides.

In reply, Elizabethans were thwarted by Christian James (3-32) and man of the match Clark (3-34) as they were bowled out for 158 to hand Kings the win.

Meanwhile, in the league, Kings Langley I maintained their push for promotion as they brushed aside Harpenden III by nine wickets.

Harpenden batted first and finished on 131 as Adam Griffiths took 5-35.

Kings started their chase well and reached 117 for no loss, before cruising home in the 19th over.

Kings Langley II, meanwhile, saw off Tewin by five wickets.

Batting first, Tewin were dismissed for 94 with Ben Joyce (3-22) and Duane Smith (3-33) the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, Tom Clark’s unbeaten 43 helped Kings to victory in the 37th over.

Kings Langley III and IV also won well, seeing off Radlett V and Sawbridgeworth V, respectively.