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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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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Reed lost the toss and were put into bat by Preston in last Saturday's league game and came back from the dead. Reed got off to a flying start punishing anything loose. Jamie Warren was in particularly good form. He and Baz Curtis put on 49 for the first wicket before Curtis was dismissed for 22. Warren looked set for his first 50 of the season before he was removed for a fine 42. He smashed 3 4s and 1 huge six in that 42. At 71 for 2 Reed looked set for a big total, but Preston brought on there spinners and the run rate slowed. Simon Roberts was dismissed 12 and Peter Morley was superbly stumped for 17. This meant Reed were 103-4 and as the Reed batsman tried to push on wickets started to fall. 103-4 quickly became 107-6 and Reed were in big trouble. Mark Peart looked set for a decent score before he too was stumped. After that only Martin Seale reached double figures and Reed were finally dismissed for just 141. This also meant that Preston would have 52 overs in which to get the runs. Reed's opening bowlers both bowled marathon spells in very humid conditions. Martin Seale got a lot of movement off the seam and along with Peter Tidey restricted the home sides normally aggressive batting. Seale soon had both openers back in the pavilion and with Tidey also picking up 2 wickets Preston were 44-4, but the favourites to win. Curtis then picked up a good slip catch after it deflected of the keeper and Reed getting the upper hand. Tidey then ripped out the Preston tail and with Robertson picking up 2 wickets after [...]

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Reed decided to put Redbourn into bat on a green and damp wicket after winning the toss in their latest league match. When John Pemberton bowled Eyre with the score on 6 it looked liked a good decision, but Redbourn then put on 103 for the second wicket and by then the dampness had dried. Both Peter Tidey and Pemberton bowled well conceding less than 4 an over in their spells. It was left to Martin Seale and Ian Roberts to do the bulk of the bowling. Seale picked up 1-51 in his 14 overs and Roberts 0-54 in twelve. With Graham Letford also picking up a wicket and two run outs Redbourn posted 211-5. It wasn't that bigger a total given a short boundary on one side. In reply Reed were quickly 17-2 and that soon became 36-3 with the top three all back in the pavilion. Reed were 47-4 in the 18th over and still needed 165 to win in 31 overs. Then Simon Roberts and Martin Seale came together. They put on 77 for the 5th wicket. Both looked in good form. Roberts hit 2 4s and 1 6 in his 48. They pushed the score along nicely and Reed looked like they could win it. Roberts was well caught at extra cover for 48. Reed were then 124-5 with 13 overs to go. The run rate then dropped and with Pemberton and Tidey getting ducks any chance of victory had gone. At 144-7 it was just a matter of hanging on for a draw. Chris Bovington made 14 with Seale still going well at the other end. Reed lost there 9th wicket with 3 balls to go. It was left to [...]

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Reed won the toss and decided to put Royston into bat. This looked a good decision as Reed's opening bowlers took full advantage of the conditions. Richard Robertson quickly picked up 2 wickets and with Ian Roberts removing Royston's skipper Mack for 9, Royston looked in big trouble at 15-3. Duncan Warner was the mainstay of the Royston innings. He scored 72 before being well caught by Clarke in the dying overs. William Clarke and Scott Rouse both picked up a wicket each before Robertson and Roberts returned to try and keep things tight at the death. Both picked up further wickets. Royston posted 163 when the over ran out. Reed lost the early wicket of James Heslam with the score on just 4 in reply. This brought John Heslam to the crease. He and Baz Curtis had moved the score on to 50 when Curtis was out for 26. Reed looked in a good position to take control, but 3 wickets were lost for just 24 runs. and Reed were 74-5. Even Reed's most loyal fans were leaving now and they could sense Reed's demise. Jason Nolan and William Clarke looked to be repairing the damage, but Royston seemed to get wickets just a the right time. Nolan was caught and bowled for 21. Richard Robertson hit a swift 20 before being stumped and when William Clarke was caught for 15 Reed still need 30 from 5 overs. Unfortunately they could only score 16 and were left on 148-9 when time ran out on them.  

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Southgate Adelaide

Reed put the home side into bat after winning the toss in their latest league game. Reed's bowlers soon got on top with John Pemberton and Martin Seale bowling very tightly. They each picked up an opener and Southgate Adelaide were left 27-2. Southgate Adelaide rebuilt well, but slowly. Seale bowled unchanged for 22 overs and finished with 2-81. Simon Roberts came on and replace Pemberton. He had Fitzpatrick LBW for 3, and Southgate Adelaide were 112-4 with the overs running out. Thorp and Close got into there stride and started to accelerated the run rate. Thorp was finally well held in the deep by Simon Jackson off John Pemberton for 84. Pemberton also picked up Morris for a duck. He finished with 3-50 from 17 overs. Close was 33 not out at the end. Southgate Adelaide posted Reed 205 to win in 44 overs. Reed got off to a dreadful start. They lost Baz Curtis first ball, bowled by Wheaton. Jamie Warren quickly followed for 1 and Reed were left 3-2. They lost valuable overs rebuilding. Peter Morley looked in fine form before being adjudged LBW for 29. This set the pattern for the rest of the innings. Reed lost wickets just at the time they looked like they were making progress. The only time Reed really looked like winning was when Mark Peart and Simon Jackson were together. They put on 57 for the 4th wicket. Peart was dismissed for 30 and when Jackson went for 29 in the next over Reed were left 90-5 and any chance of victory had disappeared. 90-5 soon became 97-7 and it was a case of hanging on. Martin Seale and Richard Robertson got Reed to within [...]

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