The Firsts in their last “Timed Match” were all out for 144 at Hemel Hempstead. Tom Greaves made 38 and Stuart Smith 31. Hemel made hard work of it but got home with 3 wickets intact. Tom Greaves took 4 wickets and Stuart Smith 3 catches. It is back to Limited Overs cricket next week for the last 4 fixtures of the league season with the team placed in 6th position in the table.

The Seconds would have wanted 20 or 30 more on the Green. Chris Jackson scored a masterful 124 (next best was Jack Caine’s 36), but 218 for 7 wasn’t quite enough. Northampton Exiles chased it down with 10 deliveries remaining losing 7 wickets on the way, 3 of them falling to Jack Caine. The Seconds too are in 6th place.

Meanwhile, at Freman College, the Thirds would have wanted one or two hundred more! Hertford knocked off the target of 132 in 26 overs without losing a wicket. Earlier, Paul Garrott had top-scored with 38 and Richard Robertson 25 for a Reed team that comprised 9 players over the age of 48. Needless to state that the Thirds are well-below the dreaded “dotted line” and are heading for relegation.

No fixture. Despite Reed having a full team available, there were no takers through the Cricket Conference meaning no Sunday afternoon Friendly at Reed today.
There is an Under 13s match scheduled for 1000hrs on Sunday morning versus Bishop’s Stortford.

Reed hosted two Area Matches during the week. On Tuesday Herts North Area Under 12 (B) beat West Area then on Thursday Herts North Area Under 12 (A) also won against West Area.

7 Teams participated in the second Quiz of the year on Friday. With questions set by the Greaveses, the extended Garrott family could not repeat their earlier victory. This time under the moniker “Where’s Ed?” they managed second place to “Salisbury Grigios”. Before you ask, Salisbury Grigio is described as being ” ….. fresh and bright with dominant lemon characters supported by tropical passion-fruit, white peach all balanced by a lean mineral, a long palate and a zesty finish.” It cost $7.50 AUS a bottle in 2012 but is no longer available!