The Firsts didn’t quite have enough runs when Flitwick crept past their target of 216 with only 2 wickets in hand and less than 2 overs left. But a win is a win! Starring with the bat for Reed was young Mike Catt who scored 66 not out, and with the ball, Ed Wharton who claimed 4 for 37.
At Chorleywood, where the Seconds were shot out for 93 in response to the host’s 174 all out, Peter Tidey hoisted his star to figures of 4 for 23. One more league match to go PT!
The “star” in the Third XI fixture was arguably Hemel Hempstead’s stand-in skipper who reluctantly had to make the ‘phone call on Saturday morning to concede the match when 3 players dropped-out overnight, thus giving Reed 30 well-needed points. Hemel are not only docked 10 penalty points, but under League Rules also have to pay £150 to Reed for conceding after the deadline!
There is only one week remaining in the League programme. The Firsts are in 4th position, the Seconds are also 4th and the Thirds 7th in their respective Divisions.
No fixtures arranged. Watch the Test match instead perhaps.
Expect Match Reports to follow shortly.