SUNDAY – National Village Cup:
Jack Tidey was on fire taking six Borstal wickets for only 21 runs in his 10 overs. The visitors from Kent were dismissed for 83. After the loss of a couple of cheap wickets, Reed coasted home by 6 wickets, Rob Lankester, 30, and James Heslam, 17 not out.
Yes, in a blink of an eye, we are halfway through the Herts League season. At this stage, the Firsts are 3rd in the Championship Division, the Seconds 2nd in 4B, and the Thirds 5th in Div 10A.
On the Green, the 1st XI posted 189 for 9, Ed Wharton, Jack Tidey and Rich Wharton accumulating scores in the late- thirties but Reed failed to prevent Hoddesdon winning by 5 wickets.
At Ampthill, Matt Bowles and Ed Garrot with 3 wickets each helped restrict the hosts to 97 all out. Rich Barlow passed 30 and accompanied by Chris Jackson’s score in the twenties, and by Paul Garrott’s 22, Reed 2nd XI eased home by 9 wickets.
The Thirds had a more challenging objective once Ickleford had scored 278 for 3. It wasn’t a bowler’s day as Reed reached their target in the 43rd over having lost only 2 wickets along the way. Richard “Jess” Johnson was sublime hitting 124 not out, and was well supported by opener, Rob Willoughby’s 34, P.G. “Tips” Baker’s 44 and Mike Robertson’s 51 not out.
Expect Match Reports to follow shortly.