Parkfield & Headstone (142ao) lost to Bushey (194-8) by 52 runs
PARKFIELD'S middle and lower order collapse again cost them any sniff of victory over Bushey.
Vasi Shaikh had earlier taken three for 33 in eight overs, with Avi Kumarasinghe claiming two wickets, to restrict Bushey to a gettable target.
However, after Ian Scmid fell for 49 in reply Parkfield never really got their act together and only Chetan Modi (31) offered any resistance thereafter.
At Saddlers Mead the second string persevered in the field as Rickmansworth thirds started well in the Division Nine fixture. At 128 for four, Ricky were in command, with Vikit Kothari (three for 33) having made early breakthroughs, but a brilliant spell of spin bowling by captain Nainesh Shah (four for 20) and Nalinda Premachandra (two for 37) forced a collapse to 133 all out.
Then those two opened the innings and put on a fine stand of just short of a ton before Shah fell for 28, but Premachandra (63*) and Hematha Warnapala (32*) steered Parkfield to a convincing nine wicket victory.
In the Division 12 encounter at Tolpits Lane, PHCC thirds scored 156 against Monken Hadley seconds, who forced a low scoring draw, at 116-7.
Meanwhile, a scratch PHCC Sunday team beat high flying Met Police Bushey in the Hertfordshire County Trophy at Bushey.
Batting first, the PHCC innings was anchored by Wasim Saber's 66, with most batsmen getting scores in the teens to bring up 180 for nine in their 50 overs.
Craig Rivers (four for 42), Wasim Saber (three for 21) and Ian Schmid (two for 21) bowled tight lines and excellent catching and fielding restricted Met Police to only 110 all out in 32 overs.
PHCC progress to the next round, against Botany Bay at Saddlers Mead on July 5.