2002 Match Report

Totteridge 2002

Reed-veteran Peter Tidey snatched an overdue 40th birthday present on Saturday, as he recorded his season's best haul of 7-33 off 19 overs on Saturday. Reed dominated throughout over top-of-the-table Totteridge in Herts League Division 4, after arriving as clear underdogs. Showing their pedigree, Reed skittled the League leaders for a mere 74 runs. Taking advantage of a lively green wicket, Tidey's pin-point accuracy made it difficult to bat with any consistency, forcing the Totteridge batsmen into some rash strokes. Only Leaderman (25) offered any resistance, but he too fell to some intelligent and mature bowling, as Tidey plucked a stunning catch off his own bowling - clearly to the surprise of his team-mates too! The fielders supported these heroics well by holding all chances and ensuring runs were kept to a minimum. In reply, Reed suffered from early jitters, as Poland also extracted some steep bounce to help reduce the away side to 17-3, giving Totteridge the chance to sneak a victory. However, this plan was thwarted as Chris Jackson engineered an imposing 45, despite the lively bounce and movement, to shatter Totteridge's confidence. It was perhaps fitting that Geoffrey Wornham, who patiently supported Jackson's innings throughout, blasted a six to end the match allowing Reed to record their second successive League victory - a marked U-turn from their recent spate of poor form. In response to the thrashing, Reed CC Press Officer, William Clarke, commented: "This was a truly stunning performance by Reed, reflective of our form last season. If we can perform as we have done in the last 2-3 weeks, promotion could be within our sights."

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Cheshunt 2002

On Sunday Reed were beaten by Cheshunt in the Becker Cup by the batting performance of the classy Sam Stevenson. Reed started well with early break throughs from Pete Tidey and Michael Berks. Tidey bowled tightly, finishing his 10 overs with 1 for 18. However even with wickets falling at regular intervals Stevenson raced to a chanceless 50 and then quickly after to his ton and his 400th competitive game run of the season without being dismissed! James Heslam (3 for 53) became the first bowler to dismiss Stevenson this season, for 108 as Cheshunt finished on 219 from their 50 overs. In reply Cheshunt bowled tightly knowing the conditions as Reed lost early wickets. With Gary Bridge batting solidly and showing the class that he bought to Reed, Reed always had a chance. However once Bridge had gone for 43, Reed never looked like winning despite and interesting last wicket partnership from Pete Tidey and Jamie Kingshott.

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Much Hadham 2002

Reed Sunday team played host to Much Hadham who won the toss and elected to bat first. On a flat wicket they got off to a steady start but never cut loose as Jim Allsopp 12-3-22-2 and Neil Haslam 10 overs for 28 kept things tight. Allsopp being particularly impressive bowling straight and fast in his long opening spell down the hill. Support bowlers Tufton, Heslam and first team paceman Clarke each took wickets as Much Hadham closed their innings on 149-8 much owed to a good fifty by their number 5 batsman Jarret. In reply Reed made a reasonable start with Clarke and Blissett reaching double figures. However, neither went on and Reed lost two more wickets to be 42-4. However this brought Heslam to the crease who played a captains innings scoring 60 in a stand of 96 with Roger Bowcock to all but see Reed home. The remaining few runs were knocked off and reed celebrated a 5 wicket victory with 15 overs to spare.

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Presiden’s Day 2002 – Results

President's Day 2002 - Results Group A Chris Jacskon/Simon Jackson -140 lost Michael Berks/Richard Johnson - 142 Michael Berks/Richard Johnson -140 beat Jim Allsopp/ Marcus Martin - 121 Chris Jackson/Simon Jackson - 152 beat Jim Allsopp/Marcus Martin - 137 Group B James Heslam/John Heslam - 138 beat Michael Robertson/Richard Robertson - 137 Graham Wilson/James Wilson - 120 lost Michael Robertson/Richard Robertson - 135 James Heslam/John Heslam - 131 beat Graham Wilson/James Wilson - 124 Group C Peter Costen/Bobby Costen - 142 beat Peter Baker/Matt Bowles - 129 Owen Dunn/Ruth Dunn - 101 lost Peter Baker/Jamie Kingshott - 130 Peter Costen/Bobby Costen - 137 beat Owen Dunn/Ruth Dunn - 122 Group D Stuart Smith/Gogsy - 131 beat Baz Curtis/Will Clarke - 127 Baz Curtis/Will Clarke - 114 beat Matt Bowles/Jamie Kingshott - 112 Stuart Smith/Gogsy - 126 beat Matt Bowles/Jamie Kingshott - 115 Semi Finals Stuart Smith/Gogsy - 142 beat Peter Costen/Bobby Costen - 139 James Heslam/John Heslam - 139 beat Michael Berks/Richard Johnson - 136 Final James Heslam/John Heslam - 127 beat Stuart Smith/Gogsy - 122

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Therfield 2002

In a 40 over a side game on Sunday Reed played host to Therfield. Therfield won the toss and elected to bat. They got off to a good start with father and son partnership of Matt and Ken Ayre putting on 108 for the first wicket. However, once Matt was out for 66 wickets fell consistently leaving Reed chasing a target of just 167 to win. The wicket takers for Reed being Heslam and the impressive Tufton with two a piece. In reply Reed never really got going and lost wickets at regular intervals. However at 73-3 and 93-4 they looked well set never requiring more than 4 and a half an over. Eventually though the frequency of wickets falling told with the home side gradually losing momentum to their innings which closed on 120 in the 38th over. Clarke(23) Blissett(26) and M.Robertson(21) all made starts. Chris Ward took 5-28 for Therfield.

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Luton Town II 2002

Reed First XI were robbed of a victory on Saturday by some determined and focused batting by Luton Town IIs to save a draw. Still faltering as bottom of the league, Reed posted a mammoth score of 232. In a return from usual fortunes, the top order of Chris Jackson (61), Geoffrey Wornham (55), Gary Bridge (32) and Baz Curtis (51*) performed solidly to tire the Luton bowlers. A probing opening spell by Richard Johnson (1-27) and Chris Jackson (2-36), saw Luton suffer from early losses, keeping Reed in with a chance of victory. Further supported by Clarke (2-28) and Berks (1-33), Reed continued to cut through the opposition's line-up, but were thwarted by some defensive and sensible batting by young Dhaval (35*), who guided his side to a draw. Toiling until the close of play, Reed worked as an effective unit against some negative batting, just missing out on clinching their first League success of the season. However, for the first time of the season, Reed worked together to command the course of the match, and it acted as a positive sign for future league matches this season.

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North Mymms II 2002

A classy innings of 87* by Chris Jackson helped Reed to their fourth successive league victory on Saturday of 4th placed North Mymms. Now placed 10th in a very tight division, Reed are still well placed to strike a late blow for promotion. Losing the toss, Reed were forced top field on a batting friendly wicket. However, an early breakthrough by Clarke in his opening over left North Mymms stranded on 0 for 1, until Byam found his rhythm and struck an elegant and domineering 64, supported well by Cornwell (44). At 120 for 1, Reed appeared demoralised and set to chase a mammoth total, but the game changed when Ray Kingshott, in his first league bowling spell for the season, snaffled some key wickets with some perceptive swing, to end the innings with figures of 19-4-58-3. Chris Jackson's spinners from the other end also kept runs tight allowing him to snatch 2 cheap wickets ending with figures of 11-2-30-2. Combined with textbook fielding, Reed stopped any particular batsman from settling, which accordingly saw the home side slump to 190 for 9 off their allotted overs. In reply, Baz Curtis fell early, keeping North Mymms in with a chance, but a well grafted 33 by James Heslam ensured the second wicket partnership ended on 60, as we attempted on too many boundary strokes. The game potentially hung in the balance until Chris Jackson and Geoffrey Wornham (23) built a stable partnership that helped Reed's chase edge closer to the total. As Jackson began to master the oppositions' bowling, he selectively played some powerful attacking strokes and defensive shots to end the game on a chanceless 87*, with Stuart Smith on 16* at the other end. [...]

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Old Camdenians 2002

Reed moved to within 8 points of long term leaders Harpenden after a nail biting 4 wicket win against Old Camdenians. After losing the toss, on a wicket offering very little assistance to the bowlers Reed got an early break through when Will Clarke had the visitors opener caught in the slips by Gary Bridge. However despite good fielding and tight bowling the Camdenians built their innings round a solid 63 from Arnold and some hard hitting from Bevan. Camdenians managed to obtain there last batting point on the penultimate ball of the innings setting Reed a target of 201 in 47 overs. The pick of the Reed bowlers were Will Clarke 3 for 27, Michael Berks 2 for 51 and Richard Johnson 2 for 29. Reed got off to a solid start with Clarke and James Heslam putting on 43 for the 1st wicket before Heslam decided to pull a ball that never got up and was clean bowled. Reeds batsman all got in without any batsman taking control of the game. Clarke (30), Heslam (20), Bridge (26), Wornham (29) and Jackson (18) all got going before getting themselves out. However with 50 runs still required off 11 over and only 4 wickets left, Reed still needed a solid partnership to secure victory. However a partnership between old stalwart Ray Kingshott (25*) and youngster Stuart Smith (19*) saw Reed home with 6 balls to spare. Reed now face Old Haberdashers on Saturday in a top of the table clash. Victory for Reed will see promotion to Herts Division 3 and cap a fantastic comeback for the team that were bottom of the table 10 weeks ago. Reed press officer Will Clarke says that “we [...]

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President’s Day 2002 Report

President's Day 2002 - Report Group A Group B Group C Group D Semi Final Final The 4th annual President's Day was held again with excellent weather. All the usual suspects were again trying to take Steve's trophy home. Some for the first time! Thanks must go to all those who helped with the day. Steve for organising the day, Roger Bowcock for making the games take place so smoothly and making sure we had enough fielders for each game. Andrew Emms was again the Dickie Bird of the day. Cilla was running the BBQ and doing very good business as ever, also utilising her contact in the food industry to help on the day (Katie). A big thank you to them all and everyone else that helped and came to support the day. It was good to see old memebers from the past. Maybe a senior event may be organised. I hope you enjoy the match reports below and the pictures that should be available soon. Group A Last years Champions opened up against one of this years favourites in the group of death. Chris and Simon Jackson batted first against Michael Berks nad Richard Johnson. First team skipper Simon managed to get himself run out without facing a ball and when Berksie knocked Chris's middle stump out of the ground, the Champions were in control. Some good running as usual meant the Brother's set a decent total of 140 at the end of their 4 overs. Berks and Johnson did well and despite losing a wicket they were able to block the last ball and set the early pace in the tournament. Next the Jackson's played Jim Allsopp and Marcus Martin knowing they [...]

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Old Haberdashers 2002

Reed First XI reserved a place in Herts League division 3 for next summer as they cruised to a comfortable 151 run drubbing of fourth placed Old Haberdashers on Saturday. Just 10 weeks ago, Reed were facing relegation as they languished in bottom place, but an 11 week unbeaten spell, including 9 wins have seen them cement themselves as comfortable league leaders. Winning the toss, Simon Jackson elected to bat on pitch which traditionally offered notoriously variable bounce. Old Haberdashers benefited from this as a low delivery saw them draw first blood, but Reed's batsmen were up to the task as everyone contributed healthily (Helsam 46, C.Jackson 36, Wornham 41) to the total of 252 for 3 declared off 46 overs. It was Baz Curtis who top-scored smashing an imperious 66*, as Ray Kingshott (20*) solidly supported him at the other end. The innings was somewhat marred by Wornham, who unfortunately was forced to retire hurt after twisting his knee attempting a pull stroke. Reed's reply began in typically attacking style. Clarke removed one opener, but it was Berks who profited with some excellent seam bowling by claiming 3 specialist batsmen for 31 runs in a testing opening spell. His first wicket also marked a personal feat for the young fast bowler, as he registered his 100th 1XI League wicket for the Club. Peter Tidey then penetrated the middle order even further as he plundered 3 wickets for a mere 10 runs off 10 overs, to effectively exhaust all hopes of a batting recovery for Old Haberdashers. Fielding was tight throughout, with Reed holding every chance, notably two catches by wicket keeper Stuart Smith, and a one handed slip catch by Tidey. It was only [...]

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