U10 8-a-side Hard ball

League controller

Mark Catterick
mark.catterick@graham.co.uk - 07788 922871

Knockout stages

Group winners and the 3 best runners up qualify for the Quarter Finals.

Quarter Finals to be played during the week commencing 1st July 2018.

The Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on Sunday, 8th July at Sawbridgeworth CC.

Important! Entering scores for pairs matches

When entering the scores for a pairs match on CricHQ, the total number of runs entered MUST be the NET total (ie the total number of runs scored, less 5 runs for each wicket lost). The number of wickets lost is entered in the normal way.

For example, if a team scores 250 runs and loses 3 wickets, the score should be entered as 235 for 3.

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Under 10 Hard ball

On a glorious summer day at Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club, Harpenden & Tring Park put on an outstanding display of cricket in the U10 Hardball County Final. Both teams showed a maturity well beyond their years and the standard of cricket and level of commitment was exceptional, particularly in such scorching temperatures.


Tring won the toss and elected to bowl. Despite some accomplished bowling and fielding from Tring, the Harpenden batsmen posted a score of 289/6 after some fine batting and intelligent running between the wickets. 


The Tring innings was built up steadily, with smart rotation of the strike and brilliantly executed boundaries, against some very talented bowling and fielding. With 13 runs needed from the last over, the contest reached its climax, as Tring completed an exhilarating run chase to reach 293/6.


The final was so evenly matched and played in a fantastic spirit throughout. Immense credit must go to both teams for putting on such a superb display of cricket. It was great to see the boys thinking about the game and making decisions for themselves – a great advert for junior cricket.


Huge thanks to Anna Billings at Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club for hosting such a fantastic finals day.


The result from the U10 Hardball Final was:

Radlett 286-5

Watford Town 229-9


A repeat of the 2016 HJL final for this age group with both Watford Town and Radlett going through the season unbeaten coming into the final. Radlett overcame Harpenden in the first semi final of the day and Watford narrowly beat Old Albanians in the other semi final. Having won the toss Radlett elected to bat and, after an initial wobble in the first over, Tom Mitchell and Harry Bee compiled an excellent, nerve settling 30 run partnership.  Good bowling restricted the next two pairs but again the last pair of Rhys Kanbi and Sachin Thakrar got Radlett to an above par score with a really level headed 32 run partnership. A total of 286 was always going to be difficult for a Watford team which included a couple of talented U9 boys and so it proved with wickets tumbling regularly and, despite the valiant attempts of the last pair of Krishan Patel and Amman, Watford finished on 229.  Edward Browne was the pick of a very good bowling and fielding performance for Radlett, picking up 3 wickets.