For the third time in its history, Reed Cricket Club was triumphant in the Final of the National Village Cricket Championship Competition. Chasing Houghton Main’s 160 for 8, Rob Lankester, (59), and Tom Greaves, (67 not out), put Reed in an unassailable position achieving victory in the 25th over with 7 wickets in hand.
Such a memorable weekend. Congratulations to the players and thank you to the supporters at Lord’s, those tuning-in live on radio or TV or catching up on social media or other means. We appreciate all the congratulatory messages we have received.
Thank you too to the organisers at The Cricketer Magazine and to the staff at Lord’s and at MCC who make the day a wonderful experience for players and spectators alike.
Finally tonight, on behalf of all of us connected to Reed, I send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ian Simon from HMCC who incurred such a sickening injury. We wish you well.
(Expect a Match Report to follow shortly.)