After another hectic  transfer week, due to players providing umpiring cover for other teams , we settled with a team of 13 on Friday night with high hopes of the extra players allowing for a much needed rest for the older generation.

The sun was blazing, a picturesque woodland surrounding and a pumped up M3s ready to replicate the fine form from the previous week.

With the season finally here and back in the big leagues, Berkhamsted began to search again for the win that eluded them last time they made a brief appearance in this high league.

The Men’s 2s were coming off a good win from the first league match of the season and so were positive going into the match.  Herford 1s had just missed out on promotion last year and were expected to be a tough challenge for the newly promoted 2s. 

Berkhamsted Mens 5th XI had a difficult introduction to the new season against recently relegated Luton Town who are determined to regain their position.