Newly promoted Leverstock Green dictated the game having won the toss and electing to bat. On a track that was soft underneath, bowlers had to keep the ball up and on line to contain the batsmen. An under strength Reed attack did this for the first 33 overs leaving their opponents 158-6, but led by opener, Lewis Koch, who scored a classy 126, they let Leverstock off the hook as they amassed a substantial total of 250-8. The wickets were shared around with Toby Fynn the pick of the bowlers taking 3-53 from his 10 overs. Ed Wharton and Matt Sampson pouching 5 catches between them.
In reply, Reed were always behind the asking rate, but conserved their wickets , reaching 147-2 until Rob Lankester was caught and bowled by Dayle Littlejohn for a patient 57, including three immaculate reverse sweeps for 4. This left the rest of the batting order to try to accelerate against some tight bowling and the last four wickets fell without adding to the total. Richard Wharton, William and James Heslam all scored in the twenties, but it was a day when it was difficult to up the ante when you were in.
Report submitted by Peter Wholley,