2006 Match Report

Royston

The Club retained the Keatley Cup for a record fourth year in succession with a nail-biting win over Royston in the 2006 final at Therfield. The road to the final consisted of two comfortable victories over Barrington and Ashwell. Barrington were defeated by 6 wickets after we had restricted them to only 61-8 in the new style 16 overs a side match format, whilst Ashwell were thrashed by 9 wickets after we bowled them out for just 60.The final however proved a much more difficult proposition. Despite our confidence in being able to overcome Royston, such has been our rise and their decline in the last few years, this turned out to be a very tight encounter. The problem was in the batting, where an ‘on paper’ strong line-up was only able to post 98-9 in our 16 overs. This was going to be a tough score to defend, but the team received tremendous vocal support from our travelling fans, who had brought their own mobile bar to the ground, and a courageous effort in the field combined with some excellent bowling under pressure saw us restrict Royston to 92 and win the cup for another year! This was a nerve racking yet thrilling victory for Reed and its supporters, and further enhanced the local reputation of the club, but only just! I am reliably informed that this years success now takes us one ahead of Royston in the all time Keatley Cup Winners record book. Here’s to going ahead by two in 2007! [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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