Reed Under 13s brought home the first silverware of the summer. They won the Under 13 7-a-side played at Therfield and hosted by Royston.
The teams that entered were the Linton Lionesses, Royston Eagles, St Giles Super 7’s and Reed Royals.
Reed started off by beating Linton in their opening game without losing a wicket. Jag Lalli and Luke Wilkinson set about the bowling attack and Reed scored over 60. This was too much for Linton who fell short of the target.
The second game was against the much favoured Cambridge St Giles. Bowling first Reed took all 6 wickets with King bowling sharply taking 2 wickets in 2 balls. Other highlights included Matt Inmans caught and bowled and Brenden Salters sublime one handed catch on the boundary to finish the innings. Cambridge St Giles only scored 43 which King and Pamela Chicken knocked off comfortably.
The third game was a dead rubber as both Reed and Royston had qualified for the final . Matt Yates and Robert Steyn opened the batting and looked comfortable once they got their eye in. Unfortunately that game was lost.
The final was played as a 12 over per side with King winning the toss and inserting Royston. Reed’s tactical decision to open with Oli Paulus paid dividends when he took 2 wickets in his first over. Despite a rain shower the game resumed and Royston set Reed a total of 68. Reed brought the big guns back and Lalli and Inman knocked the runs off in the 11th over. With one required Royston bowled a bye which finished the game much to Captain Kings delight as he skipped down the wicket like a show pony holding his bat aloft.
In all games Reed fielded brilliantly with the weeks of ground fielding paying dividends.
Man of the Competition went to Jag Lalli for his batting and bowling.
Reed Team; Alex King ,Jag Lalli, Luke Wilkinson (WK) ,Pamela Chicken, Robert Steyn, Matt Yates, Brenden Salter , Matt Inman, Oli Paulus
A big thanks to Royston for a well run tournament.