No, it wasn’t a Ninety-Point Saturday! But just as good a feeling. Winning Limited overs matches in the Championship attracts only 25 points, meaning that added to both the Seconds and Thirds winning and scoring 30 points each, Reed aggregated 85 points on Saturday.
The Firsts battled it out in a low scoring game at Shenley Village. James Heslam’s 29 was top score in Reed’s 125 all out, then Jack Tidey’s return of 3 for 11 helped bring about Shenley Village’s downfall to 98 all out. As play concluded, their positions in the Division had reversed, with Reed claiming second spot and Shenley back in third.
Phil Frenay led the way with eighty for the Second XI supported by George Garrott’s fifty in Reed’s innings of 231 on The Green. Northampton Exiles were well adrift after being bowled out for 162; Rupert Martin, Julien Fynn, Matt Bowles and James Sandford were rewarded with 2 wickets apiece.
In the contrasting setting of the vast acres at the Met Police Sports Ground in Bushey, Joe Graves, Rob Willoughby, Ollie Sayers and Matt Yates each took 2 wickets as Bushey fell for 186. The Third’s successful run chase was largely based round Scott Nash’s 84 and Owen Hughes’ 36 not out as Reed won by 4 wickets in the gathering gloom.
If you wish to study the current League Tables, where those mysterious dotted lines have appeared denoting promotion and relegation zones, go to the SHPCL website at www.hertsleague.co.uk
There are only 3 matches left in the programme so there could still be some to-ing and fro-ing to look forward to. (Sentence ending in a preposition!)
Expect Match Reports to follow shortly.
There is no fixture this Sunday.
Check this homepage in a few days. Now that I have received from the organisers some information about this season’s National Village Cup Final at Lord’s, hashtag #NVC2019, I shall be publishing some news soon.