Rich Barlow retired after reaching fifty on Saturday against Flitwick in a friendly. There were also useful early-season innings by Rhodri Hughes, Ed Garrott, Mitchell Cooper, Rob Lankester and MJE Baker who all passed twenty as Reed closed on 205 for 5. The home bowling proved too strong for Flitwick who finished 84 runs short on 121 for 8. Karl Ward and Joe Graves took 3 wickets each and Mitchell Cooper 2.

The 1st XI’s friendly away at Stevenage was called-off because of an unfit pitch.

In addition to the 1st XI being involved in the County 20/20 next Saturday, it is looking quite likely that some additional friendly fixtures will be arranged for next Saturday and / or Sunday with several players interested and available. If you are wanting to get some time on the field before the League begins the following Saturday,(11th May), remember to contact Matt Bowles or one of the other selectors by Monday evening.