1999 Match Report
Datchworth won the toss and decided to bat first in this Herts League match. William Clarke got his first league wicket when he removed Warrington for 7. Ian Roberts was again bowling tightly at the over end and finally got the wicket he deserved by getting Nash for 20. He struck again just before drinks and ended up with 2-24 from his 16 overs. Robertson had already got 2 wickets and Reed were well on top. Datchworth needed to make some runs and quickly. Steve Stroomer came in a decided to put bat to ball. He hit a quick fire 35 before he became one of Mark Peart's four victims. Peart quickly destroyed Datchworth's lower order, but Reed just couldn't get the last wicket and so a few extra over that were to turn out to be vital. Peart finished with 4-27 from 10 overs and Datchworth ended 117-9. Reed again suffered early loss of wickets and were 20-3. It was again Chris Jackson who came to the rescue. He hit a fine 45 before being adjusted LBW. Ed Blissett and Richard Robertson were the only other Reed players to make double figures, 29 and 10 respectively. Reed batted so slowly that they ended up 109-9 by the end of their 47 overs. Steve Stroomer was the main reason. He picked up wickets at vital times. He took 6-36 in 16 overs. Both sides picked up 9 points.