U9 - Radlett
U10 Incrediball - Hitchin
U10 Hard ball - West Herts
U11 8-a-side - Bishop’s Stortford
U11 11-a-side - St Albans
U11 Girls - Harpenden
U12A - Shenley Village
U12B - Watford Town
U13A - Harpenden
U13B - Hoddesdon
U13 Girls - Abbots Langley
U14A - Hertford
U14B - West Herts
U15A - Kings Langley
U15B - Old Albanian
U17 Girls - Abbots Langley
Sunday 17th July is the first of two Finals Days for the Herts Junior Leagues competitions. On this day semi finals and finals for 16 competitions will take place at venues across the county.
From Stevenage to Rickmansworth, Tring to Bishop's Stortford - the season finales for competitions for boys and girls from Under 9 to Under 17 will take place.
Due to the poor weather clubs are now scrambling to get in games that have been previously cancelled but with the best will in the world all the games will not get played.
It has been brought to my attention that some Clubs are being asked to concede games lost to poor weather so their opponents can proceed to the KO stages of the competition. This practice is totally unacceptable and is very unfair to other Clubs competing for places in the Finals.
Very strong evidence will need to be provided to the League controllers that any game has been conceded. For example games rained off this week for which sides cannot accommodate replays before next Friday cannot be regarded as conceded games.
Due to the poor recent weather, the Committee has decided to allow fixtures to be rearranged up to and including Friday 8th July. Results for matches played on Friday 8th July MUST be entered onto CricHQ as soon as possible on Friday evening so that the League Controllers can work out the Knockout stages of each competition and notify the clubs that have qualified.
Fixtures lost to the weather can be rescheduled for any day up to the end of the season. The new date must be agreed by both teams. When a fixture is cancelled please inform your league controller as soon as possible and when you have rearranged it, let them know the new date.
Following a number of requests, I have constructed a page on this site with instructions on how to enter a basic match result into the system.
The rules require home teams to enter the result of a match by the end of Saturday in the week in which the fixture was played.
There are three ways to enter results:
1. Enter the match result only with scores, wickets and overs.
2. Enter a full scorecard for the match
3. Download the match to a tablet/phone and "live score" it.
The instructions in this article deal with the first option.
As you are probably aware, the website had been down for nearly 6 days before it was restored this morning (Friday 22nd April).
Unfortunately we were one of the victims of a rogue script that was run by the hosting providers 123-reg, which deleted all of their Virtual Private Servers and consequently in the region of 800,000 websites.
The last few days have been quite stressful and you can rest assured that we will be reviewing our web hosting account in the coming weeks and months.
At the 2015 Club Forum a proposal was made to reduce the pitch length for the HJL Incrediball competitions to 18 yards.
This proposal was voted on and accepted at the 2016 AGM and now forms part of the rules. Therefore the official league pitch length for these three competitions is now 18 yards.
Dates for the summer competition fixtures are not necessary at this time.
The ECB and PCA have issued new guidance with regard to head protectors and helmets in both Senior and Junior cricket.
You can read the guidance here: ECB and PCA guidance.
All clubs are hereby invited to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be held in the Pavilion at Hatfield HydeCricket Club, at 8pm on Tuesday 9th February. The fixture meeting will take place immediately beforehand commencing at 7pm. Charges remain the same for entering teams in the League as 2015. No charge is being made for entry to the U17 or Summer Leagues. Please pay on line in advance of, or bring the remittance to, the AGM.
The Ashurst Herts Junior Leagues presentation evening was held at Radlett CC on Friday 18th September.
Former Middlesex and England spinner, John Emburey was the guest of honour and he presented 16 trophies to the victorious boys and girls teams.
Our thanks are due to John and also to Radlett for their excellent hosting.
The pictures from the evening can be found here: 2015 Presentation Gallery.