A young Reed side suffered a big defeat when they made the short journey to Barley. The hosts won the toss and inserted Reed which proved a good decision as the two Reed openers where lost cheaply. A positive partnership between Scott Caine (17) and Freddy Stuart (17) saw Reed keep up with a good run rate. After them Lloyd Bowman (29), Graham Stuart (10) and Marcus J.E. Baker (10) chipped in but ultimately Reed’s final total of 107 all out was a poor showing.
In response the hosts showed how to do it with an opening partnership of 66. Josh Conley (3-13) gave a good display whilst, M.J.E. Baker (1-8) took the only other wicket to go. Barley chased down the low target with 20 overs remaining and 6 wickets in hand.