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.