Reed came away from Flitwick disappointed after losing a game they at one stage looked like they were favourites to win.

Flitwick won the toss and surprisingly put Reed into bat although you could see why when they opened the bowling with the pace of Kiwi allrounder Joseph in their armoury who bowls for Wellington.

This presented a stern test for the Reed top order which they coped with pretty well and surprisingly the damage was done at the other end which left Reed at 70-4 off 21 overs with skipper James Heslam (30) playing an important knock helping to see off Joseph.

From this point onwards Reed took a foothold in the game as Tom Greaves and Stuart Smith put on a superb partnership of 136 for the 5th wicket. Greaves was in excellent touch and was very unfortunate not to get the 100 his performance deserved being caught on the boundary for 94. Smith made an impressive 58 and with Cooper chipping in with 13 not out at the end Reed made a good score of 236-5 off their 53 overs. It might have been more but Joseph returned for the last 4 overs half of which were made up of bouncers the Reed batsman struggled to lay a bat on!

In reply Reed made an excellent start as Mitchell Cooper bowled with skill and heart taking 3 important wickets. With Greaves being introduced to the attack early and picking up the wicket of Joseph Reed were in a great position with Flitwick at 69-4 off 14 overs.

However, Reed failed to continue the flow of wickets and partnerships were built taking the score to 145-6 although the run rate had dropped. Nevertheless with the Flitwick captain Davies coming in down the order at 8 following injury another wicket was needed to put Reed in control. Unfortunately despite coming close and without much luck it didn’t come and Davies with a well timed 51 not out and the big hitting Mushtaq who scored 65 not out off 58 balls saw flitwick home with 1.3 overs to spare.