On Sunday, Orwell FC, managed by "Big Jack" Tidey, changed the size of the ball but still played in coloured kit as they took-on a mainly young-ish Reed side skippered by Tim Tidey on a rare outing from behind the stumps. Former Reed Colt, Scott Caine, made his way to 25 before becoming one of Ben Mansfield's 4 victims, but further helpful contributions from Gill (30) and Brown (38) supported "Sandy" Sandford who enjoyed the friendly batting pitch as he proceeded to 101. Orwell FC finished their 40 overs on 247 for 9. John Kershaw set the pace of the Reed reply as he raced to 46 out of an opening stand of 78 with Peter Baker (28) in 12 overs. Rhodri Hughes battled it out for 35 but the host's would be reliant on Rob Lankester to see them home. Things were looking on track when this pair were together, but with his score on 70 Lankester inexplicably missed a gentle seamer from Miller. It was an uphill struggle from then on as Reed slowed down the chase and the innings ended 18 runs short on 229 for 8, Orwell's L. Licfold took 4 of the wickets. Report submitted by PGB.
Reed were left with questions to ask following a thorough thrashing from visiting Bayford and Hertford. With the threat of rain later in the day Bayford had taken the gamble and inserted Reed. It proved a good call as Reed's batsmen came and went with regularity. The divisions last placed team were able to reduce the hosts to 15 for 5. Ben Moody and Matt Yates were then able to produce some resistance batting sensibly. However, the luck was clearly not with Reed as both fell with the score on 41, Yates to an exceptional catch and Moody unfortunately playing on. Reed's top score actually came from number 9 Toby Emes who batted very well to make his 14. But despite his efforts Reed succumbed to the well below par score of 62. If one side could collapse then why not two? Reeds only hope was to get into the opposition with some good bowling to put pressure onto the batsmen and see if some early wickets could open the possibility of an upset. The hope was quickly extinguished as poor bowling allowed the visiting batsmen to rush to victory in just 7 overs. All in all it was a disastrous performance suggesting a lack of preparation before the game has led to Reed throwing away a game. So where from now? Hopefully this is a watershed moment and from now the players will show a bit more personal responsibility in being ready for the contest. Report submitted by MJEB.
Reed Cricket Club have won through to the Semi-Final of the National Village Cup and our opponents will be Aston Rowant from Oxfordshire. The match will be played next Sunday, 6th August starting at 1 o’clock. Victory would bring us a second trip to the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground for the Final on 17th September where our team did us proud by winning the 2012 competition. Please come along to support "Reed’s finest”. If you have some spare time during which you could help either in preparation for the match or on the day itself please let me know (contact details below). See you there! PGB Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed CC. The Green, Reed, Herts, SG8 8AX. Home Telephone 01223 207681 Mobile 07379 331962 email address [email protected]
Ed Wharton, in his best spell since joining Reed, ran through Ampthill’s top order registering figures of 8-2-12-5, including the prize wicket of Australian Jarryd Biviano yorked for 16. With help from Jack Tidey (1-22) the visitors were 31-6 at one stage. Tom Greaves (3-26) and Ed Garrott (1-22) mopped up the tail enders, despite some fine stroke play from Bedford Schoolboys Liam Everitt and Ben Slawinski. Fearing the forecasted rain, skipper Greaves sent in his big hitters, Ed Wharton (15) and Sean Tidey, who soon posted 69-2 from 8 overs. Tidey, continuing his devastating batting in the Village Cup where he was adjudged "Performance of the Round", smashed 47 from just 20 balls, scoring all but 3 runs in 4’s and 6’s. It was left to Rob Lankester (16) and James Heslam (20 not out) to steer Reed home to a 7 wicket win in 17 overs. Reed are now less than a handful of points behind the league leaders. Report submitted by Peter Wholley.
SATURDAY: The 1st XI had another great win by knocking Ampthill over for 105 then using only 17 overs to win by 7 wickets. Ed Wharton had figures of 5 for 12 and Tom Greaves claimed 3 wickets too. Sean Tidey biffed 47 in the reply. As all the other matches in the Championship were rained-off, Reed grabbed the chance to gain 30 points and currently are in second position, only 4 points behind West Herts. In the double-header, Ampthill were 7 wickets down for 70 but recovered to 167 for 7 by the end. Toby Fynn, playing his first game back from injury, took 4 of the wickets. Reed's second string were in a good position at 80 for 3 when rain put paid to the proceedings. Matt Bowles scored 27. Reed are in 4th place in Division 4B. The Thirds scored an underwhelming 62 all out on the Freman Oval, only Toby Emes (14) and Ben Moody (11) got double figures! Bayford & Hertford lost little time and only 1 wicket on their way to a comprehensive win. Reed are 7th in the Division 9A table. SUNDAY: Visitors, Orwell FC, made a competitive 247 for 9, "Sandy" Sandford reaching 101. Ben Mansfield took 4 for 22 and Richard Stuart claimed 2 wickets. Reed's response ended on 229 for 8 with Rob Lankester's 70 being top-score, but including useful innings by John Kershaw, (46), and Rhodri Hughes, (35). AREA COLTS: Both games involving Hertfordshire's Area Colts' Squads earlier in the week were cancelled because of the weather conditions. Expect Match Reports to follow shortly. PGB
Reed 1st XI versus Bledlow Village at Bledlow on Sunday 23rd July 2017. Quarter-Final, National Village Cup. A shadow of gloom descended over the large contingent of travelling Reed supporters when they saw William Heslam and Rob Lankester dismissed early leaving the visitors 17 for 2 in this Quarter-Final match of the National Village Cup. Steadily, Richard Wharton (33) and James Heslam progressed to 69 for 2 at the halfway stage of 20 overs. Bledlow’s opening bowlers, David Pearce (2 for 20) and Matt Pearce (0 for 29) then Mark King in his first spell asked the batsmen probing questions and skipper, Thomas Moore’s field placings were paramount in keeping a tight rein on proceedings. Wharton departed soon after which brought in Sean Tidey at number 5 when the score was 75 for 3. Without any preamble he simply went for his shots and was into double figures within minutes. With each stroke being cheered, the two Reed batsmen pushed the fielders around the compact Buckinghamshire ground which is bordered on one side by the Chinnor & Princes Riseborough Steam Railway at the foot of the Chilterns. Passengers on the slowing steam trains were frequently entertained as Heslam and Tidey built their partnership. Although given a 24-run start, it was Tidey who reached his fifty first and the stand continued to 105 runs when James Heslam was caught and bowled by Hawkes (3 for 38) for a confident 55 which included 2 fours and 2 sixes. By this time, Sean Tidey was into the seventies but he too soon departed after he miscued Goodchild (2 for 21) and presented Moore with a well-taken skyer. Tidey had bludgeoned 5 fours and 6 sixes in his 75 [...]
The 2017 Cricket Playing Survey is now live and we want players to have their say. Through this survey the ECB will gain valuable insight to be used at a national, county and league level to ensure that the game of cricket continues to evolve. As in previous years, the ECB is asking for your help to promote the survey, with all participants going into the draw to win one of the following: 1. £300 cash 2. Signed England bat 3. Signed England shirt How can you help? Enter the following into your browser ecb.tell-us-what-you-think.com At the completion of the survey period the ECB will work hard to analyse the results and provide you with a summary of our findings. Until then, enjoy the rest of the summer and thanks for your support. The England and Wales Cricket Board, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ
SUNDAY - (NATIONAL VILLAGE CUP SEMI-FINAL): A superb hundred-run partnership between James Heslam (55) and Sean Tidey (75) gave Reed the impetus as they went from 69 for 2 at drinks after 20 overs, to their final total of 227 for 9 after 40. Bledlow Village never really got going as Jack Tidey blew the top-order away with 5 for 21. Tom Greaves took-out the tail as the hosts were skittled for 85. The Semi-Finals of the Village Cup will be played on Sunday 6th August. Reed will be at home to Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire), who beat Ynystawe. Astwood Bank will host Sessay. SATURDAY: The Herts League programme was virtually wiped out by rain. Of a total of 129 fixtures, 21 never started; 98 were abandoned before completing the first innings; 1 match was conceded and just 7 were played to a conclusion. (At time of writing, 2110hrs, two results have not yet been submitted.) Reed's three teams started - but never finished! (It's 10 points each side for an abandoned game.) Reed Firsts bowled 26 overs away at Dunstable. Tom Greaves and Karl Ward took 1 wicket each in the host's 136 for 2. On the Green, Reed Seconds were in trouble at 86 for 8 after 35 overs. The returning Marcus Martin contributed 30 of those runs. At Shenley Cricket Centre, the Thirds tossed-up ready to play on the nursery ground. Before they started, Shenley Village's First XI match was transferred off their main ground to the nursery because the match officials decided that the outfield was drier! Nevertheless, that match was abandoned without a ball being bowled! Subsequently, Reed Thirds then began their innings on the main ground - it lasted 1 [...]
A MESSAGE FROM ANDREW EMMS, PRESIDENT, REED CRICKET CLUB. President’s Day will take place on Sunday 13th August 2017 at Reed Village Green, commencing at 1100hrs. It will be a DOUBLE WICKET competition featuring pairs of cricketers. To enter, preferably notify Tom Greaves on 07787 243915 beforehand. The Village Green, thanks to our Groundsman Richard Robertson, will look a picture and we hope for a sunny day! The Club bar will be open all day. There is also a children’s playground on the opposite side of the Green. I will be hosting a Charity Luncheon again, this year in aid of Parkinson’s Disease Research. Parkinson’s UK is the leading national charity supporting this research, and a representative from the Charity will be joining us on the day to speak on the latest progress in the fight against this pernicious condition. The Charity Luncheon prepared by Capers Catering will be served from 1330hrs in the Pavilion. Tickets are £25 per person, the price of which includes a donation to Parkinson’s UK. Wines to complement your meal may be purchased at modest prices. There is a restriction on numbers – 55, so replies are required as soon as possible. Please reply to me at 2, Lingfield Road, Royston, Herts, SG8 9JB. Email [email protected] Tel 01763 242613 Mobile 07811 248928 Please make cheques payable to: A. Emms. My wife, Carol, along with many others, continues to receive wonderful support from Parkinson’s and the Research team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, for which we are eternally grateful. They are so close to making that ‘all-important’ breakthrough. Please do come along and support the Club. Make a day of it, and pray for good weather! I look forward to hearing from you [...]