SUNDAY (National Village Cup):
The Quarter-Final clash at Foxton ended conclusively in Reed’s favour. The Foxes had posted 206 all out largely thanks to ex-Reed player, William Heslam’s 83. But Toby Fynn took 5 for 34 and Tom Greaves 3 for 43. After the change of innings, Richard Wharton and Rob Lankester put-on 178 for Reed’s second wicket and ran home winners by 8 wickets, Lankester out for 73 and Wharton 97 not out.
In the Semi-Final due to be played on Sunday the 4th of August at Reed, we shall be entertaining Sarisbury Athletic from Hampshire – it will again be a 1 o’clock start.
Despite a 3-fer by Tom Greaves and scores in the forties by Rob Lankester and Matt Sampson, the Firsts fell at the last hurdle at Hemel Hempstead, losing by 8 runs.
The Seconds went to the top of Division 4B thanks to a commanding century from Chris Jackson and supporting innings from Ed Garrott and MJE Baker in Reed’s 261 for 5, then bowling Sawbridgeworth out for 134. Four wickets fell to Julien Fynn.
Southgate Compton got the better of the Thirds by totalling 226 for 9 then restricting Reed to 188 for 8 in their reply. Scott Nash and George Garrott passed forty but they could have done with someone else to stick around and score that extra 40 runs!
Expect Match Reports to follow shortly.