1999 Match Report
Reed's chances of a second league victory of the season were spoilt by the rain at Old Haberdashers. The home side elected to bat and although Reed's opening bowlers, Richard Robertson and Ian Roberts kept the run rate down they couldn't find a break through. Robertson conceded just 17 runs from his 8 overs. After 40 overs Old Haberdashers had only 146, but had a good foundation from which to build. This is exactly what happened. Peter Costen finally broke the opening stand, bowling Filer for 74, his partner Harris quickly followed, being run out for 50. Ian Roberts came back into the attack at the death and picked up 2 wickets. Roberts finished with 2-32 from 15 overs. Old Haberdashers declared after 50 overs, setting Reed a total of 220 win. Reed lost Curtis early for 9 and Paul Watts for 11. At this stage Reed were 28-2. Then the heavens opened and 35 minutes play were lost and a vital 11 overs. Reed's total didn't change, but their chances of victory had gone and any realistic chances of more points. Blissett was adjudged leg before for 7, but that was Reed's last alarm as Chris Jackson and brother Simon put on 66 to see Reed to a draw. Chris past again past 50 hitting 11 4s in his 61 not out. Reed ended on 106-3.