On Saturday Reed entertained Totteridge Millhillians at The Green. Bowling first Reed opened with Lee Johnson and Mitchell Cooper. Reed struggled to make a breakthrough early on and had to wait until the 15th over before Cooper (12-0-54-1) dismissed Le Fort for 29 with the score on 55. 55-1 quickly became 68-2 when Selwood was run out by Richard Johnson at point.
With two quick wickets falling it was the job of O’Brien and Bermingham to steady the ship. however Tom Greaves was introduced into the attack and had other ideas removing Bermingham for 11. O’brien followed shortly after for 28 leaving Totteridge on 104-4. Martins-Craig and Bradley again had to steady the ship. Greaves’ ‘spin twin’ Bernie Mprss had the same plan as Greaves had before removing Bradley (14) and Bunyard (21) leaving Totteridge on 176-6.
Martins-Craig was joined by Raza and together they set about reaching a big score with hard hitting going from 176 to 212 in just 5 overs before Martins-Craig was bowled by Morss for 56. This did not stop Raza who scored 55 not out in very quick time. Totteridge finishing on 262-7 declared from 46 overs.
Reed knew chasing 263 in just 42 overs would be a hard task, especially without normal opener Will Heslam. But with James Heslam and versatile Wicketkeeper/ Batsmen Sean Tidey opening the batting they made a promising start before Tidey was dismissed for an entertaining 24 off just 11 balls leaving Reed on 32-1. 32-1 was 33-2 when Joe Curk was unfortunate to be given out caught behind for 1. Heslam was still going strong and was supported through to 50 by Chris Jackson, Greaves, Cooper and Richard Johnson. However when Heslam fell Reed were in trouble at 135-7. Ed Garrott and Jack Tidey batted well together with both scoring freely with ‘textbook cricket shots’ and good running. Together they put on 57 before Tidey was dismissed for 38. Garrott fell shortly after for 17 leaving Reed on 194-9. Lee Johnson And Bernie Morss were at the crease together knowing 200 would give Reed another 2 vital points. However Johnson was run out on the penultimate ball with Reed finishing 199 all out.