1997 Match Report


Reed won the toss and decided to bat on a grassy fluffy wicket. They lost an early wicket with the score on just 13. When Baz Curtis was removed for 27 Reed were 44-2 which quickly became 51-3 in the 13th over. Reed needed someone to get there head doen and bat through the innings. The found just the man in Peter Morley. He batted the whole innings but 3 overs. In the process he scored an unbeaten 89, including 14 boundaries. Only Jason Nolan with 10 and Simon Jackson with 20 got in to double figures. Reed were bowled out for 193. Baldock's innings was very simular to Reed's. Theirs was based on 64 from Williamson and 51 nout out by Bentley. All the bowlers chipped in. There was also a welcome return to the bowling line up of spinner Simon Jackson who took 2 vital wickets in the middle of the innings. Peter Tidey took 3-71 and Martin Seale 2-33. The game swung backwards and forwards. Baldock looked to be cruising, but with Tidey's late burst Reed were back in it. With 20 needed to win John Pemberton sent Lemoir's off stump out of the ground and Reed looked set for victory, but it was not to be. In the end Baldock scrapped home by 1 wicket, but Reed did pick up 17 vital points.  

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Bayford and Hertsford

Bayford & Hertford decided to put Reed into bat in there friendly Sunday fixture. Reed lost an early wicket on 16, but this only brought together Simon Roberts and Mark Peart who were both in form from last week. They put on 79 for the 2nd wicket and put Reed on top. They both kept good concentration as the teams have to come off due to rain. Roberts holed out at long off for 42 hitting 1 6 and 4 4s his total. Peart using his hand crafted Dolphin bat hit 54 before he was dismissed. It was his second consecutive Sunday fifty. Reed then found themselves 134-4 before Simon Jackson and new under 25 star Stuart Smith put on 51 for the 5th wicket. They started slowly, but Smith soon came out of his shell and put bat to ball hitting his first runs for the first team. He was out for a splendid 22. Jackson continued to stroke the ball around, including 3 huge 6. He was left 58 not out when Reed declared. They set Bayford & Hertford 204 to win. Bayford & Hertford got off to a flying start. They were 55 for no wicket after just 12 overs with Bracewell 18 not out and Knowles on 35 with the rains came and it the match had to be called off.  

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Old Camdenians

Old Camdenians were in total command of this game from ball 1 when Curtis was bowled for 0. Reed had no answers to the bowling of Ashed who took 5-34 in 16 overs. Only Mark Peart game to terms with the bowling scoring 23. In fact he was the only Reed player to get into double figures. Reed weren't helped by a groin injury to Simon Roberts who had to retire hurt. Reed lost 6 wickets for just 11 runs and were 63 all out. Old Camdenians easily got the 64 runs they needed in just 12 overs. Peter Tidey took a wicket so Reed weren't left pointless, with the help of a good Phil Divers catch. In the end it was a game that Reed should quickly forget.  

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Old Finchleians

Old Finchleians won the toss and decided to bat against Reed in last weeks Herts League Division 2 clash. Reed only employed three bowlers and they all bowled well. Martin Seale and Peter Tidey did the bulk of the bowling. Tidey bowled yet another marathon spell of 24 overs. He returned figures of 4-83. Seale wasn't far behind taking 3-56. Old Finchleians scored at a steady rate, but Reed kept taking wickets just as a partnership got going. The out fielding was good and Reed took some good catches. Some of which came down with ice on! John Pemberton wrapped up the innings with 2 wickets in 2 balls. He took 3-51 and now has to wait until the next game for his hat trick attempt. Reed bowled Old Finchleians out in 50 overs and so got the balance to get the 207 needed to win. Reed made a steady start putting on 34 for the first wicket, but the batting collapsed to 68-8. Of which opener Jamie Warren had got 31. He was fourth out with the score on 56. This brought together Jason Nolan and Chris Bovington. They put on 57 for the 9th wicket showing the top order how it should be done. Although Reed had plenty of overs and needed only 80 from 20 overs the earlier collapse had put any chance of victory well beyond them. Bovington was 9th out for 17 and as Nolan tried to push Reed nearer some much needed batting points he was the last man out for a splendid 45. He smashed 8 4s in the top score of the innings.  

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Old Haberdashers

Old Haberdashers won the toss and decided to bat in the hot conditions. Reed stuck well to their task in the heat. All the bowlers did a superb job and were well supported by some good ground fielding. Peter Tidey was the star with the ball. He bowled a mammoth spell of 27 overs. Conceding just over 3 an over and taking 3 wickets. He was well support by Martin Seale and Peter Costen. They all kept the Old Haberdashers batsmen under the cosh and none of them really looked like breaking the shackles. In the end Old Haberdashers posted Reed 174 to win. Reed soon lost the early wicket of Jamie Warren, with just 8 in the board. Baz Curtis soon followed, and soon Reed were in big trouble at 28-4 in the 11 overs. Peter Morely and Jason Nolan slowly but surely started to rebuild. They had put on 34 when Nolan tried one crashing drive too many and was well caught at mid off for 25. Peter Morely continued to be the back bone of the innings and was now joined by Simon Jackson. Morely started to come out of his shell and was scoring freely when he was also caught for 42. Reed were now 115-6 with just 11 overs to go. 8 runs later Jackson was dismissed for 26. This seemed to be the pattern. As they looked set the Reed batsmen got out. Martin Seale and Peter Costen smashed quick 28 in just 5 overs to put Reed up with the clock, but Costen was well caught and wickets were running out. Reed were 157-9 and so needed 17 to win in and 24 balls to get them. In [...]

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Old Owens

Reed decided to bat first against Old Owens after winning the toss. Reed made steady progress with most people chipping in. Baz Curtis hit 30 and was out with the score on 51-2. The backbone of the innings was Peter Morley. He made a patient 41 before trying to accelerate the scoring rate and getting bowled. Reed then lost Jason Nolan run out and were 177-5 and looked a long way from getting full batting points, but Simon Roberts and Simon Jackson put on 40 for the 6th wicket. Jackson was caught for 17 and Roberts was bowled for 36. He hit 5 4s in his 36. Martin Seale and Ben Bowles then put on 39 for the 8th wicket to see Reed to over 200. They didn't hit a boundary, but ran 4 3s which was a good effort given the hot weather. Bowles was left 13 not out and Seale 21 not out. In reply Old Owens got off to a bad start when Peter Tidey bowled Tanner for just 10. Old Owens then reached 51-1 without any further alarms when John Pemberton struck to remove Martin for 5. Then Martin Seale and Tidey ripped through Old Owens batting. Old Owens went from 51-1 to 56-7 in 5 overs. Tidey picked up a further 2 wickets and Seale, 3 in amazing spell. It was never a 56-7 wicket and then Dowty and Bulsara put on 101 for the 8th wicket and Reed never really looked like getting them out. Even the introduction of spinner Jason Nolan couldn't get Reed a wicket and in the end the game ended as a draw.  

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Reed won the toss in their latest league game and decided to bat. After the two week lay off Reed's batsmen looked a bit rusty. When Reed were 15-2 in the 12 over it didn't look the greatest decision to bat first. Mark Peart and Simon Roberts repaired the damage with a stand of 45 for the third wicket. Runs were coming, but at a slow pace. It took Reed 18 overs to get their first boundary. Peart was dismissed for a patient 20. Roberts followed just 4 runs later and Reed were suddenly 64-4, and that was soon 70-5 when Simon Jackson was removed for 3. Jason Nolan looked in good form until he was caught for 16. At 98-7 in the 42nd over it looked like Reed would struggle to get a batting point and post a challenging total. Richard Robertson was joined by Peter Costen and they decided to up the scoring rate in the last 10 overs. Robertson hit the only six of the game before he was bowled for 23. Costen was then joined by Peter Tidey. They hit a vital 21 in the last 2 overs to push Reed to 150-8 at the close. Costen was left 16 not out and Tidey was 18 not out. In reply Parkfield's innings was almost a carbon copy of Reed's. Peter Tidey got an early wicket and then came Parkfield's best partnership. The introduction of Richard Robertson in to the attack changed the game. He took 4-21 in 14 overs and ripped out Parkfield's upper order. Parkfield slumped from 112-5 to 119-8 and Reed were suddenly in with a chance. With 5 overs to go Reed needed 2 wickets. Unfortunately they just [...]

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