The League season is over. The final round of matches was completed leaving the Firsts at 7th place in the Championship, the Seconds in 6th position in Division 4B and the Thirds taking the drop from Division 9A.
Stuart Smith was the surprise mystery bowler at Langleybury snaring 4 wickets in their 232 for 9. The Firsts’ reply was based round 33 by Richard Barlow, 45 from Ed Wharton and a masterful 68 not out by Marcus Martin passing the target in the final over with 7 wickets down.
The Seconds had 7 wickets in-hand after they recovered from 22 for 3 to overhaul Stevenage’s 192 all out without losing another wicket. Reed supporters were searching the record books as Chris Jackson and MJE Baker put-on an unbroken 171 for the 4th wicket as they each passed 80. It meant that the twenty-year-old partnership record of 177 between Simon Roberts and Mark Peart remains on the list. Earlier there were 3-wicket hauls for Karl Ward and Joe Graves.
Main run-getters for the Thirds were Paul Garrott, (33), and Peter Baker, (20), but after a promising start, 107 all-out was never going to be enough. Mill Hill Village lost 5 wickets on the way to victory, 2 of them falling to Kieren McKinna.
There were fifties for Joe Graves and Rob Lankester in the friendly against Little Hadham supported by Ross Gardner and James Crockford who also passed thirty as Reed ended on 235 for 8. Hadham were restricted to 178 for 9 with 2 of the wickets falling to Sam Rice and 3 to Ross Gardner.
Expect Match Reports to follow.