Garrott holds innings together but Reed 4ths pay for sloppiness

Tewin won the toss and elected to bat, and there was the fall of an early wicket with Hughes taking a catch off Yates’s bowling. Wickets continued to fall and Tewin stood at 112 for 6 after 27 overs, with wickets falling to Hughes (6-1-23-2), Haslam (8-1-26-2) and Emes (8-1-40-1). However, some general sloppiness in the field in the last 10 overs was costly, allowing Tewin to reach 183 for 9 off their 40 overs. The final wickets falling to Johnson (8-2-28-1), Adam (2-0-23-1) and the returning Yates (8-1-36-2). Three of the middle order for Tewin reaching 30 or above but falling before reaching their 50’s. Yates and Garrott almost colliding, as Garrott took a catch to dismiss Taylor on 46. Reed also lost an early wicket, with Johnson being bowled off his pads for only a single. Bill Mansfield (10) then hit some lusty blows before holing out to mid-on. Then Ben Mansfield (4) and Matt Yates (0) followed in quick succession. Lloyd Bowman (15) alongside Paul Garrott then got their heads down to advance the score to 123, in a stand of 80, before Bowman was bowled in the 30th over. This stand almost rescued the game, but runs now conceded in the last 10 overs of the Tewin innings came to bear as Reed lost by 16 runs finishing on 167 for 7. The latter batsmen tried their best, but the youngsters didn’t quite have the fire power, with Jack Wilkerson (9) and Jonny Adam (5) and Toby Emes (3 no), all registering scores. Garrott (76) remained undefeated at the end, having held the innings together and scored almost half of the runs. A competitive game, with a slightly disappointing outcome for [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:10:55+01:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments

Headlines – 27th / 28th August

SATURDAY: With one week of the Herts League programme remaining, the positions of the Club's Teams in their respective divisions are as follows: Firsts: 6th in the Championship; Seconds: 5th in 4B; Thirds: 10th in 8A; Fourths: 4th in Regional B East. Here is what happened today. Firsts: Scored 132 in response to 204 for 8 by Luton Town & Indians. Toby Fynn took 3 wickets and Ed Garrott scored a forty. Seconds: Won by 11 runs in the gloom at Reed. Phil Frenay made 112 and Richard Johnson 66 with some impetus lower down the order coming from Matt Sampson and Karl Ward bolstering the total in the final overs of the innings to 289 for 5. Northampton Exiles made a great run-chase but ended on 278 for 6. Thirds: Could only muster 120 all-out with James Crouchman scoring his first ever half century. It was never enough although Berkhamsted went from a comfortable 110 for 2 to a slightly disturbing 123 for 6 before they got over the line. 2 wickets each for Owen Hughes, Jack Childs and Matt Giblin. Fourths: Almost up with the asking rate throughout, Reed managed to score 167 for 7, falling 16 runs short at Tewin who had totalled 183 for 9. Paul Garrott was 70 not out at the end. Matt Yates, Steve Hughes and Neil Haslam took 2 wickets apiece during the afternoon session. SUNDAY: The Tour match against Wetherby (Yorks) was cancelled. The "Reedsters" went to Headingley to watch Yorks versus Surrey and met-up with Rob Key for a chat! Expect Match Reports to follow shortly. PGB

By |2016-12-27T13:10:56+01:00August 27th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Charley Cricket Winter Training Programme 2016/17

Charley Cricket Winter Training Programme 2016/17 Hertfordshire County Cricket Ltd. are pleased to announce that following the success of the Hertfordshire Charley Cricket Programme in 2015-16, in which over 250 children took part, we will be running the programme again this winter at the following venues throughout the County. Monday - The Nobel School, Stevenage Wednesday - Rickmansworth School, Rickmansworth Thursday - Samuel Ryder Academy, St Albans The training will run from the last week in September 2016 through to the last week in March 2017 and the cost for the whole winter programme will be £200.00. The training is open to both boys and girls and there is no nomination process or trial required for players to sign up. Full details regarding the Charley Cricket Programme, as well as application forms, can be found on our website via the following link. [email protected] We would appreciate it if you would forward this information on to all of your current U9 - U11 players (ie. U10 - U12 in 2016-17) to give them the opportunity to sign up. The Programme is now open for new bookings and spaces are limited. Some age groups are already full at certain venues. If you need any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact us, via the following email address [email protected] Iain Fletcher Director of Performance Cricket Hertfordshire Cricket Limited

By |2016-08-24T08:36:36+01:00August 24th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Colts' Training, News|0 Comments

Big win for Reed 1sts

Reed secured an important win against Flitwick on Saturday which all but secures Championship Cricket at the Green for next season and allows them to focus on the possibility of a top 4 finish with a good end to the season. Flitwick won the toss and elected to bat on what looked a good wicket despite the rain on Friday and before the game. Although there was a little bit of encouragement for opening bowlers Ed Wharton (1-47) and Toby Fynn (1-54) this largely proved the case and Reed were pleased to see the back of Bedfordshire cricketer George Thurstance for just 15 thanks to Fynn. The middle overs proved to be fairly even with the run rate not getting out of control but the visitors looking to build a decent total at 116-1 off 25 overs with Russell (57) and Harry Thurstance (38) batting well. However, the introduction of Sean Tidey (4-44) seemed to swing the game in Reed's favour a little as he bowled a good spell including two quick wickets which combined with Mutucumarana (1-41) removing overseas player Nawela at 137-4 Reed were looking on top particularly given the sometimes fragile Flitwick batting. However, the visitors then got on top of the Reed bowlers despite Tidey and Wharton returning to good effect in the last 10 overs. Perrin and Malkani largely did the damage taking them to 247-7 off their 50 overs. Reed knew they would need to bat well to win the game but on a decent batting wicket the opportunity was there. Although losing the important wicket of William Heslam for 8, James Heslam and the nerveless Rob Lankester (31) got Reed off to a good start taking the score [...]

By |2016-08-23T10:00:38+01:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments

500 runs and 20 wickets, good day’s cricket with Reed winners

Jack Childs and Tom Nussey, opening for Reed, made a steady start having been inserted by the visiting Camden. Getting a read for both the pitch and the opening bowlers they looked to settle in. However, Childs (14) played down the wrong line to one with the score on 25. Nussey (12) meanwhile was looking confident on the front foot before an edge found the waiting hands of first slip. Another few cheap wickets left Reed struggling on 61 for 4. Things were however about to dramatically swing back into Reed's favour. Tom Walsingham came to join George Garrott out in the middle and the pair combined quick running and boundary hitting to make an innings saving 82 in just 10 overs. With now the potential of a big score it was disappointing to lose both Walsingham (56) and Garrott (46) in successive deliveries. None the less it was their efforts that gave the incoming Rob Lankester and Marcus J.E. Baker a platform to work from. Lankester was in a class of his own. Dispatching his first ball for six he followed in the same vein smashing 7 sixes and 7 fours in his 32-ball 76. Baker meanwhile played a more conservative innings trying to give as much of the strike to Lankester as he could. Together they put on 100 in 10 overs before Lankester struck out to long off. Joe Graves (28) came to the wicket and continued his season-long good form with the bat patiently waiting for the right ball to smash. Baker upped his tempo and reached 52 whilst the Reed innings came to an end on 301 all out. In the second innings very attacking fields did not prove as [...]

By |2016-08-22T10:54:40+01:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments

Headlines – 20th / 21st August

SATURDAY: It went to the wire at The Green in the 1st XI match versus Flitwick. The visitors posted 246 for 7 of which Sean Tidey took 4 wickets. For Reed, James Heslam made a masterly eighty and Richard Wharton provided some impetus with a half-century but after a clatter of wickets, it was his brother, Ed, who had to get Reed over the line needing a dozen off the last over. Thankfully he did. One delivery went into the car park and the final ball bounced into the nettles and hasn't been seen since! The Second XI's trip to Broxbourne was cancelled. Reportedly, the pitch was too wet. Reed are left in 5th place in Division 4B. The Thirds, made-up mostly of 4th XI players, were outshone by relegation rivals Langleybury when they replied to the host's 265 for 4 with only 92 all-out. Jake Gifford had taken 2 of the Langleybury wickets then James Crouchman top-scored with 34. For the first time this season, there were not enough players to field four teams. Consequently the Fourth XI had to concede. They remain in 3rd position in the Division but are now unlikely to gain promotion. SUNDAY: Reed topped 300 on The Green when Rob Lankester scored 76, Tom Walsingham 56, Marcus Baker 52 and George Garrott 46. Camden responded with 200 all-out, 3 wickets each for Sam Rice and Tom Walsingham. Expect Match Reports to follow shortly. PGB

By |2016-08-21T22:30:46+01:00August 21st, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Reed finish in second as Ashwell take the spoils

Regardless of being a man short, a strong Ashwell side visiting the Green convincingly beat Reed in a 40 over-a-side Sunday friendly. Marcus J.E. Baker inserted Ashwell and saw his opening bowlers Matt Giblin (8-1-35-0) and Neil Haslam (8-2-23-0) punished early on as they struggled to find their lengths. However, once the issue had been addressed the runs begun to dry up. Both showed a lot of fight bringing Reed back into the fight. Wickets finally fell to first change bowlers Rob Lankester (1-41) and Baker (1-34). Under 14 Cormac Hosie once again impressed with his leg-spin taking two including opener Clark (85) but was also targeted, along with all the bowlers, by the big-hitting Ashwell batsmen. None the less it was an important learning experience for the young colt. Owen Hughes chipped-in with a wicket as Ashwell finished six down for 267. Losing cheap, early wickets proved crucial as Reed struggled in their reply. Baker came to the crease to join Kieran McKinna, with his side 30 for 3. Ashwell sniffed blood and were in for the kill. Despite being targeted, the Under 14 McKinna showed grit resisting the intimidation of five men close round his bat. However, the inevitable did happen, but again for a young man playing one of his first "adult" matches it was a great learning experience about the tough, competitiveness of Sunday friendly cricket. Baker, now uncharacteristically wound-up, decided to take the fight back to Ashwell, who found the Reed captain a less easy target. Accompanied by Rhodri Hughes, Baker put the ball to the boundary numerous times as they put on 102 for the fifth wicket. However, with the loss of Baker (71) and Hughes (25) in the [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:10:58+01:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments

3s Snatch late Season Victory

Having struggled throughout the majority of the season, Reed IIIs looked to pick some vital points in their fight for survival. Facing a strong opposition in St. Albans IIIs, Reed had their work cut out. With St. Albans winning the toss and electing to bat, Reed's Joe Graves (10-1-26-0) and Owen Hughes (7-1-34-2) opened the bowling. Both bowled good lines with Hughes picking up the wickets of Melling (0) and Watkins (6) early on. Dean (31) and Shah (42) put together a solid partnership until the wiles of Ian Roberts (10-3-19-1) and a blinding catch from Rob Willoughby dismissed Dean. Shah and Khan (0) soon fell, in quick succession, to catches by Mas Naeem and Ben Moody off the bowling of James Crouchman (5-0-35-2). Once again St. Albans stabilised as M. Telkman (31) and Parkinson (13) steadied the ship, until both were caught by Marcus Baker off the bowling of Willoughby (3.2-0-18-2). Josh Conley (6-0-14-2) also joined the attack, picking up the wickets of J. Button (9) and A. Button (5). The final St. Albans wicket came after confusion at the wicket and a rocket like throw from Zac Conley saw N. Button (2) run out. St. Albans all out for 154, leaving Reed a lot of work to do. Reed started poorly, with Willoughby (0) falling victim to A. Button (5-1-27-1), Marcus Baker (1) also failed to shine being trapped LBW by Dean (8.4-1-25-1). Reed looked in trouble at 17 for 2 from 7 overs, however opener Ben Moody (21) and skipper Mike Robertson (29) stabilised the innings. After a short partnership, Moody was bowled by Watkins (6-0-28-1), bringing the youngster Zac Conley to the crease. Robertson was also lost after failing to be [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:10:59+01:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments

Cooper almost steals victory for Reed

Mitchell Cooper came close to rescuing a victory for Reed 1st XI in a hard-fought contest away to 4th placed Hoddesdon. With captain Tom Greaves unfortunately injured for the match, vice-captain William Heslam, captaining his first game for the club's men's side, won the toss and elected to bowl in cloudy conditions on a pitch which looked like it would offer some assistance to the bowlers despite a decent week of weather. This proved to be the case as Toby Fynn (10 overs, 4 wickets for 39) moved the ball around beating the bat with an impressive line and length to reduce Hoddesdon to 79-5 with Mitchell Cooper (7-1-39) also picking up a good wicket. A decent partnership was then forged between the hard-hitting Rob Jones (69) and Martin Brown (18) who survived a big lbw shout first ball. However Sean Tidey (8.3-2-21) and Alex Mutucumarana (7-3-45) both bowled well and when Brown was dismissed by Mutucumarana, quickly followed by another two wickets at 142-8 it was looking very good for Reed. Unfortunately a speedy 9th wicket partnership followed as Rhys and Rob Jones opened their shoulders before Mutucumarana and Tidey wrapped things up at 191 all out. Despite the wicket offering something to the bowlers, with short boundaries and a lightning fast outfield Reed were confident if they could bat better than in some of their recent games the match was easily winnable. This looked the case as Rich Wharton (34) and William Heslam (37) set off fluently in pursuit of the target. At 63-0 off 14 overs the game was well in Reed’s hands, however when Heslam was really getting going he went to an unlikely mis-timed shot off the swing bowling of [...]

Johnson’s rich vein of form continues

As he continues to do, Captain Bowman won the toss and invited Letchworth to bat on a very dry pitch. The first 20 overs had an ominous feeling with Connor Pond, on a run fest against us for the second time this season. Then after the drinks break and a number of bowling changes, Steve Hughes bowled Pond (131) to a loud cry of rejoice from the bowler, this batman having collected 363 runs against Reed this season. The first wicket being a stand of 178. Meanwhile the other opener, Cruttenden (89), continued to collect runs before Bowman took an excellent catch off Matt Yates (8-1-49-1). Wickets continued to fall at the other end, with the bowlers sharing the spoils, with those having bowled to Pond not being as economical with the exception of Neil Haslam (7-0-41-0) who's first ball had gone for 6. The other figures being Martin Johnson (8-2-53-2), Hughes (7-1-62-2), Matt Naeem (8-0-50-1) and Jonny Adam (2-0-9-0). Letchworth achieved 274 for 6 off their 40 overs. After tea, and with Pond opening the bowling, Reed started well, treating the bowling of Pond with respect but collecting runs from the generally young bowling attack. Martin Johnson’s rich vein of form was to continue, as he made his way to his third consecutive hundred, an unbeaten 131, with 26 boundaries, two of which were 6’s. He was ably supported by Paul Garrott (37) and Peter Baker (32) with stands of 82 and 85 for the first and second wickets. Baker collecting most of his runs in boundaries. Reed achieved their winning total of 275 in the 30th over, with Bill Mansfield (10) and Bowman (13) supporting Johnson towards the end of the innings. Extras [...]