West Herts won the toss and invited the 1st XI to bat. Scoring 196 all-out, the 1sts had a comfortable 31 run victory as W-H were bowled out for 165. Phil Lill was in the wickets again. The Firsts are 6th in the Championship now. Marcus Martin’s 2nd XI marched on with a home win against lowly Wheathampstead. The visitors were shot-out for only 76. There were 3 wickets each for Pete Tidey & Karl Ward, and 2 wickets each for Marcus Martin & Tom Walsingham. Ed Garrott (42 not out) and Richard Johnson (31 n.o.) had no difficulty knocking off the required 77 runs in only 10 overs to win by 10 wickets. The 2nds retain second place in Division 5B. The Thirds travelled to Harpenden where they won the toss and batted first. Baz Curtis and Matt Bowles reached the thirties and later Owen Hughes and Adrian Woodcock boosted the total to 179 for 9 in an undefeated 10th wicket partnership of 64 as the innings closed. Reed earned some welcome bonus points as Harpenden lost 7 wickets before they reached their target, four of them falling to Swetank Khambhat. The 4th XI did not have a league fixture and their friendly against Mayfield was cancelled. However, their position at the top of the Division was unaffected. On Sunday, the visiting Chigwell bowlers restricted Reed to 169 for 8 but then found runs hard to find themselves as they reached only 109 in reply. Reed's captain, Marcus Baker, had led the way with 66 not out with the bat and Jack Tidey took 4 for 14 with the ball. Last Wednesday, Foxton beat Reed in the Keatley Cup Final which was played at [...]
Wow, Reed U11s needed 2 wickets off the last over to win and to concede no runs against Foxton U11s on Thursday. Charlie Walters was given the honour to bowl it. Crucially, 4 dot balls followed by a Bowled on the penultimate ball left one wicket needed off the last delivery. And he Bowled him! Two-in-Two off the last 2 balls for victory. Amazing! Charlie ended with figures of 3-14 off 3 overs. Remarkably he is only 8-years-old. Well-done the Under 11s.
The summer Quiz took place on Friday with five teams participating. The "Braughing Chipolatas" won a close fought contest and "One in the Pickle Barrel" came second. In a kind gesture, the B-Cs (the Walsingham and Hughes families) donated their prize money to the Club – thank you. Thanks also go to Professor Matt Bowles who organized the event and asked the questions - (with a little assistance from his advisers at Google).
Three rain delays were suffered at The Green but none the less Reed were able to get in their fixture against Knebworth Blue and picked up a good victory in the process. Batting first Reeds opening pair of Mitchell Cooper and Owen Hughes made a fantastic platform with a 57 run partnership. Cooper (38) hit some impressive sixes and looked untroubled but ultimately paid the price for trying to get over long-on’s head. Rob Lankester took little time to start scoring, he too was hitting some nice boundaries as again another fifty plus partnership was made. Reed were dominating when drinks were taken. However, during this time the rain came and shelter was needed. This was the first of two rain delays during the first innings, it was agreed after the second that due to the time lost the game would be reduced to just 32 overs each. This left Owen Hughes 7 overs to bring up his maiden half century. He had maintained composed and played to his strengths. After Lankester (32) a series of partners had chipped in as Hughes steered Reed to a defendable total. It was however, in the rush for runs that Hughes found himself run out for a fantastic 42. Although disappointed he can take solace in the knowledge that if he applies himself he can and will make the big scores his potential promises. Some quick runs from Jack Caine (21) helped Reed to their final total of 178 for 7. Caine then started the defence by opening up the hill. His line and length were accurate and was rewarded with two wickets. Joe Graves also looked threatening and also claimed a wicket, as did Reed skipper Marcus [...]
Reed were disappointed on Saturday at home to Shenley Village as they lost by 5 wickets. The visitors won the toss and put Reed into bat. With a little bit in the wicket after overnight rain this looked a good decision particularly when despite another reasonable opening partnership between James (18) and Will Heslam (42) Reed then collapsed to 75-6 in the 23rd over. Although the lower middle order of Sean Tidey (22), Mitchell Cooper (27*) and Phil Lill (17) improved matters for Reed it wasn’t long before the home side were all out for 156 with the battling Cooper unfortunately running out of partners. Reeds cause was not helped by the availability to Shenley of Northants U19 bowler Charlie Clarke who took 5-52 in decent seam bowling conditions. In reply Reed needed early wickets which they got but unfortunately chasing a small target Shenley scored runs freely except off Tom Walsingham who along with Tom Greaves helped reduce Shenley to 29-2 off 5 overs. However the fast scoring continued through the Shenley innings so despite other breakthroughs by Cooper, Toby Fynn and Lill the visitors reached 159-5 in quick time with state New Zealander cricketer Tom Bruce top scoring with 51. Reed will be firmly looking to bounce back when they travel to West Herts for an important game this Saturday.
Reed III’s lost out to league leaders Berkhamsted II’s in an entertaining game at Freman College on Saturday. Reed captain Mike Robertson lost the toss and his side were asked to bat on what proved to be an excellent cricket wicket. Berkhamsted’s fiery opening bowling soon had Reed in trouble as openers Barlow (0) and Willoughby (2) were removed inside the first fiver overs, along with Tidey (1). This left the home side in real trouble on 9-3 when Rhodri Hughes and Matt Bowles came to the crease. Hughes and Bowles set about weathering the early storm and soon had the Reed innings back on track, mixing solid defence and good stroke play. Both batsmen saw off the opening pair and soon punished the Berkhamsted change bowling as they added 96 runs for the 4th wicket when Bowles was stumped for 40. Hughes (51) meanwhile had reached his first half century for the team this season, but his sensible and mature knock also came to an abrupt end as the introduction of spin began to pay off for the visitors. Reed then suffered a second mini collapse as 104-3 became 106-7 with Khamblat (5) and Naeem (1) being dismissed soon after Hughes and Bowles. However Skipper Robertson then led a superb counter attack, ably supported by veteran Bernie Morss (8). Robertson played some masterful strokes as he plundered 11 boundaires on his way to 53 Not Out. Unfortunately for Reed, once Morss was bounced out by the returning openers, nobody was able to sustain any partnership with Robertson as Reed’s tail was swiftly dismissed leaving the home side all out for 175 in under 45 Overs. Berkhamsted’s reply got off to a solid start as [...]
Please come along and support our charity cricket match at Reed Village Green on Sunday 2nd August 2015 from 2 – 6pm. The two contesting teams will be made up of Reed coaches, playing members and guests from the local area. Players match fees will be donated towards our club charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). There is a safe playground on the opposite side of the green, whereas closer to the clubhouse will be a BBQ, licensed bar and other refreshments. A man of the match award and a raffle will be drawn after the game too with all proceeds also going to CRY. We very much hope you can join us on what should to be a fun afternoon (weather permitting). Anyone is welcome to spectate, free of charge, what will hopefully be an entertaining game. Yours sincerely Richard Barlow Coach Co-ordinator Reed CC
All four of Reed’s sides batted first on Saturday but only the Seconds managed not to lose. They drew. The Firsts were at home to Shenley Village and scored 156. The visitors lost 5 wickets in overhauling that total within 20 overs. In the “double header”, the Seconds were away at Shenley Village. Phil Frenay and Marcus Baker hit fifties in Reed’s 234 for 9 but that score appeared too much for Shenley to chase as they batted out 47 overs reaching only 130 for 6. A couple of late wickets gave Reed an extra few points; Reed 16 points, SV 9 points. At the Freman Oval, the Thirds were all-out in the 45th over for an undefendable 175. Top of the table Berkhamsted had a dozen overs to spare when they won although Reed had taken 7 wickets in the process. The Fourths had their first loss of the League season at Elstree against Hatch End. Being inserted, the Fourths set off like an express train with thirties from Martin Johnson, Zac Conley and Michael Catt but eventually declared when the score was 178 for 8. In reply, Hatch End batted for 42 overs when they reached their target. Neil Haslam took 3 of the 5 wickets to fall. Despite this defeat, Reed remain in 1st position in the Division. The Sunday XI fared better at the Green in between the odd shower. Reduced to 32 overs per innings, Reed totted-up 178 for 7. Leading the way were Mitchell Cooper, (38), Owen Hughes, (42), and Rob Lankester, (32). Knebworth Blues responded with 150 for 7 giving Reed a win by 28 runs. On Thursday the 9th, the Mid-Week XI had played and lost to [...]
The Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League, (SHPCL), require players, officials, members and supporters of Reed Cricket Club to be reminded of the following Rule: “Players and club officials shall not make any public or media comment which is detrimental to the League, clubs, umpires or the game in general. In this instance, media shall include press, radio,television, external websites, club websites, social networking sites and club match programmes.” Importantly this rule applies equally off the field as well as on-field during matches. Significantly, a proven breach of the SHPCL rules attracts penalties to individuals and Clubs that include: suspension, expulsion, fines, points deductions, automatic relegation and warnings to future behaviour. Please take note and comply. Thank you. Peter G. Baker Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club. 11th July 2015.
Sunday XI v. Little Hadham. (Friendly) Reed gave a dominant performance against Little Hadham when they hosted them at Freman College. Having won the toss Marcus J.E. Baker elected to bat first and took on the responsibility of opening himself. However the impressive movement gained by Mullins left Reed in trouble with two cheap wickets. Little Hadham had little time to enjoy their early successes as Paul Garrott and Rhodri Hughes took the fight back to the opposition. Combining good running and boundaries the pair made 95 together when Hughes fell leg before for 41. Ben Moody made a brief cameo before an unlucky dismissal. Garrott meanwhile went past fifty but then too was out soon after. There then followed a partnership of sheer power and strength. Zac Conley and Phil Lil joined with the team score on 154 from 23 overs. In the 27th over, when Conley was caught, the score was 219. The 16 year olds 41 runs included 8 fours and a six. With the total more than defendable Lill, having also reached fifty batted in a more refrained manner, giving the strike to the younger incoming batsman. Ollie Mansfield, Matt Yates and Toby Emes, each benefited from time at the crease and made useful contributions. Matt Yates in fact made a personal best score of 28 not out as he took Reed to a final total of 280. Neil Haslam bowled a good line and length and took the initial wicket (8-4-15-1) whilst Toby Emes (8-3-27-1) spun the ball well. They were replaced by Mansfield (6-0-21-1) and Yates (6-1-22-2). With the chance of Reed's total being overtaken dwindling Baker gave everyone a turn with the ball and thanks to some fantastic [...]