2019 Match Reports

Ton-up Rooty!

Rob Lankester drove the winning boundary and with it brought up his maiden Reed league century at a run a ball. It was a fine innings of 102 not out containing 13 of those boundaries with shots all around the wicket. He shared partnerships of 89 with Zac McGuigan (30) and 86 unbeaten with James Heslam (22 not out). This after the dangerous Ed Wharton was caught at mid-off from the third ball of the innings. After Tom Greaves had inserted Leverstock Green and Wharton had made the early breakthrough - Claxton caught at slip by McGuigan - Wijalath (22) and Mahandma launched into the Reed opening attack, the latter smiting 13 fours in his rapid 67, Jack Tidey at last trapped the former in front and McGuigan in his opening over forced his partner into skying a short ball into keeper Sean Tidey's gloves. From 132-4 at lunch, the innings subsided to 174 all out, Toby Fynn the destroyer taking 4-17 bowling an unplayable length and line. Greaves was also rewarded for his 18 over stint with late wickets, finishing on 3-69. Thus Reed were back to winning ways to cement their third place in the Championship Division following last week's conquerors, Hemel Hempstead, being beaten by second placed Shenley Village. Match Report submitted by Peter Wholley.

By |2019-08-04T06:33:46+01:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reed U9s (1) End Season as “Invincibles”!

Reed Under 9s (1) ended their season in style completing three further comfortable victories to finish unbeaten with 7 wins out of 7. The first of the three victories came away to Sawbridgeworth where with the team strengthened by the addition of Natasha McNamara they racked up a score of 319 with the largest scores by Natasha, Ethan Fox and Rory Longland backed up by an excellent bowling and fielding display with 2 wickets each for Eddie Heslam, Natasha and Ethan. The second win came against joint league title challengers Bishops Stortford, the game was expected to be tight to decide the league winners but Reed comfortably secured their second win against Stortford. Reed scored 328 with Ethan producing a fantastic innings of 43 well supported by all players including Eddie (12) and Jon Green (11). As usual Reed performed excellently in the field with Josh Heslam, Toby Cook and Ethan taking the wickets restricting Stortford to 248. The final game of the season the team saved their best for last putting in an outstanding display away to Braughing which will be remembered for the fielding which was exceptional with 6 catches and 3 direct hit run outs as the home side must have wondered what had hit them. The batting was solid as Reed scored 299 with Eddie (19), Josh (18) and Toby (16) top scoring. And then in the aforementioned superb fielding performance leading wicket takers were Josh (3), Toby, Eddie and Hugh Hollamby (2). It’s been a superb season for the young side having fun and performing so well above their age level in U9s cricket. Match Reports submitted by James Heslam.

By |2019-07-29T21:15:25+01:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , |0 Comments

Colts match results

The U11s played Royston who made 244 (Net). Gethin Hill took 2 wickets for 4 runs and there was 1 wicket each for Thomas Green, Stanley Johnson, George Arnott, Joseph Rhodes and Daniel Vincent. Reed scored 235 (Net) in reply, Thomas Green hit 13 and Daniel Vincent 11. A week later in the return match, Royston’s net score was 296, Oscar Lamb taking 2 wickets for Reed. Our U11s' innings ended on with 253 (Net), Daniel Vincent top-scoring with 27 and Matthew Barons made 12. Mildenhall ran up 140 against our Under 13s, Charlie Walters taking 2 for 15. Reed responded with 112 for 5. Sam Osborne had to retire on 31 and Charlie Walters also retired with 30.

By |2019-07-27T10:12:51+01:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reed have the Foxes on the run!

Reed beat Foxton by eight wickets to reach the Semi-Finals of the National Village Cup, 2019 organised by The Cricketer Magazine. Electing to bat first on a pitch that had yielded 600 runs plus the previous day in a Cambs. League match, Foxton found it hard going as Reed’s opening bowling pair of Toby Fynn and Jack Tidey gave very little away. Fynn struck first bowling Hooley and when Tidey bowled Lawrence, the hosts were wobbling at 26 for 2. Enter former Reed player (and twice NVC winner) Will Heslam (83) who built successive partnerships of 66 with Cei Sanderson (28) and skipper Webster (42) to bring Foxton to 175 for 3, however the returning Fynn (ending with 5 for 34) and skipper Tom Greaves (3 for 43) bowled well in the last four overs as Foxton lost their last seven wickets for just 31 runs. Reed set about their reply in quick fashion, they did lose Sean Tidey for 9, but Rob Lankester (73) joined Rich Wharton and they built a match winning 178-run partnership for the second wicket. Great placement around the wicket from both batsmen was helped by some erratic Foxton bowling. Lankester departed with only 11 more runs left to win and the only matter remaining was whether Wharton would reach his century. Sadly he ended three runs short on a nevertheless superb 97 not out, as Matt Sampson hit the winning boundary. Reed reached their target with 25 balls to spare. Foxton 206 all out in 39.5 overs: Reed 210 for 2 in 35.5 overs. Reed will now face Hampshire side Sarisbury Athletic on The Green in the Semi-Final on Sunday 4th August starting at 1300hrs. Match Report submitted by [...]

Reed II go top as Jackson tons up again

Reed 2nds surged to the top of Division 4B after sweeping aside struggling Sawbridgeworth 2nds. Reed won the toss and elected to bat, which they may have regretted when the in-form Richard Johnson nicked off second ball of the game. However this only served to bring Chris Jackson to the crease to join Phil Frenay. Jackson, fresh off of the back of an unbeaten century last week, picked up where he left off as he steadily and classily accumulated runs throughout the innings. He was ably supported by Phil Frenay (26), skipper Ed Garrott (43) and Marcus Baker (36 not out). Jackson carried his bat from the first over of the game, finishing on a magnificent 125 not out. That’s now 287 runs for Jackson without being dismissed. Reed finishing on 261 for 5. Sawbo’s response never really got going as Matt Giblin (7-2-15-2) continued his good form with two early wickets, ably supported by the miserly Rupert Martin (10-1-27-1), which along with a stunning run out by Matt Bowles at backward point, left the visitors 31 for 4. An aggressive middle order partnership, aided and abetted by some suspect Reed catching, did allow some form of recovery, but Julien Fynn (9-0-41-4) plugged away up the hill and deservedly picked up four wickets as his own good form continued. Another run out, this time from George Teeboon and a sharp caught and bowled by skipper Garrott then wrapped up the Sawbo innings on 134 all out. Reed won by 127 runs. Match Report submitted by MLB.

By |2019-07-22T06:20:22+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fine fielding at Freman

In the corresponding match earlier in the season, the Third XI had failed to score any batting points and took only one bowling point when Southgate Compton scuttled Reed easily and won by 9 wickets. This time at Freman Oval, Reed equalled that 1 point tally within 3 deliveries when Owen Hughes had Brandon caught by a tumbling George Garrott for a duck. The next wicket was harder to earn as Robbie Wallis (41) and Grayson added 59 before Wallis mistimed a cross-seamed slow bouncer from Kieran McKinna into the safe hands of captain, Rhodri Hughes. After a further 41 runs, Heaney (31) missed an in-ducker from George Garrott. Cameron Wallis scored fifty then was out immediately afterwards taken at mid-off by McKinna and becoming debutant, Scott Nash's first victim. Nash had been a Reed Colt from the early nineties' vintage, but had played his senior cricket elsewhere and then stopped playing altogether several years ago. Steve Hughes bowled economically returning 1 for 38 aided by another good catch by McKinna. They exchanged roles soon after when the eldest Hughes clung on to one that was driven almost past him, giving McKinna figures of 2 for 44. Meanwhile, the younger Hughes combined when Rhodri pouched a catch off brother Owen (2 for 48). Grayson had been batting sedately since the first over whilst all this had been going on at the opposite end but eventually fell to a third catch by McKinna off Nash's bowling for 45 when the score was 195. The visitors rattled up more runs as the innings ended with an Owen Hughes run out off the final delivery on 226 for 9. After the early setback of losing Paul Garrott for [...]

By |2019-07-21T07:19:35+01:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A hurdle too high at Hemel!

Reed's match at Hemel Hempstead had a delayed start of one hour due to rain. Reed won the toss and decided to field and soon had Hemel in trouble. Jack Tidey (2 for 21), Tom Greaves (3 for 60) and Sean Tidey (2 for 37) all bowled well to restrict their opponents to 196 for 8 from 51 over with only Jack Doodson, having been dropped on 0, going on to make 103. Reed's reply got off to a superb start wth Ed Wharton hitting the first over for 17 runs. Wharton went on to make 27 before being bowled and then only Rob Lankester (44) and Matt Sampson (42) batted well as Reed eventually fell just short losing in the final over by 8 runs. Match Report submitted by Richard Apperley.

By |2019-07-21T06:06:48+01:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments


On Saturday Reed 2nds travelled down the A10 towards Enfield to take on Holtwhites Trinibis 2nds. With the teams at opposite ends of the table, nothing but a win was acceptable for the away side in their push for promotion. Reed skipper Ed Garrott won his first toss of the season and opted to bat first on what looked like a good pitch. With usual openers Frenay and Barlow missing, Garrott promoted himself and opened the batting alongside Richard ‘Tonza’ Johnson. The pair looked steady, taking regular quick singles and putting the bad ball away to the boundary, before Garrott inside edged Weston on to his stumps for 13. With the score on 24 in came Chris Jackson who alongside Johnson kept the scoreboard ticking over at a steady rate until Johnson fell for a well-made 41 and Reed were 89-2 from 21 overs. George Teeboon was promoted to number 4 for his first bat of the season. 240 looked to be par and Teeboon and Jackson started to take the attack to the Holtwhites’ bowlers, both presented opportunities but the home side’s fielding was poor and they couldn’t hold on to their catches. Jackson made them pay passing 50 and Teeboon hit some nice boundaries until trying one big shot too many, he was eventually caught for 45. Reed were 182-3 from 39 overs when Mitchell Cooper strode to the crease. Cooper and Jackson both knew they had to score quickly if they were to post a defendable total and they did just that. Cooper hitting the spinner for 2 fours and a six in his first over at the crease. Jackson was in on the attack too hitting boundaries all around the ground, [...]

By |2019-07-15T16:41:05+01:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Firsts overrun Old Owens

Once again Reed 1st XI faced a team weakened by players away on a stag party and once again they cruised to victory as a result. Having inserted Owens, Reed must have been worried when Jordan Carter took 3 boundaries from Jack Tidey's second over, but Tidey had the last laugh bowling him for 18. This was sandwiched between Ed Wharton dispatching the dangerous Chris Whitworth and Rob Lane, leaving their opponents 31 for 3. This rapidly became 39 for 6 as Reed's seam opening attack claimed all 6 wickets. Tidey was eventually withdrawn following a blow to the shoulder with figures of 10-3-32-3. In his place, skipper, Tom Greaves (2-17) tempted overseas star, Usama Mir, to go for broke, which he did to the tune of 28 at over a run a ball. However, when he went for one hit too many, Sean Tidey took a steepler on the boundary and Owens slipped to 89-9. Some lusty blows by Jack Bloxham (16 not out) took them into three figures, but Wharton returning 14-6-41-5 cleaned up the tail. With just 106 needed, Reed looked like steaming to victory with Ed Wharton (27) and Zac McGuigan (40) hitting a dozen boundaries between them. However when the former was bowled and the latter run out, even Rob Lankester (11) could not kick on, despite one towering maximum, thanks to some wily spin bowling from Mir (11-6-16-1). Gradually though, James Heslam (12 not out) and the returning Mike Catt (14 not out) edged to a comfortable 7 wicket win, which moves Reed up to second in the league, overtaking Shenley Village. Reed Firsts have now won 8 of their 10 league games this season - their best start [...]

By |2019-07-14T07:00:01+01:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|0 Comments

Closer than you would think!

Week 10 of the League season was the start of the return matches. In week 1 on the Freman Oval, Frogmore had been dismissed for 41 and a relatively strong Reed Third team had won by 10 wickets. This time, Frogmore showed much more steel as they reached a more imposing 192 for 9 in their 45 overs. Tony Albon was the backbone of the innings with 84 not out. Steve Hughes and Matt Yates had taken 2 wickets each before Mike Robertson, showing more control, bagged 3 for 29 in 7 overs. There was even time for PG Baker to add a wicket to his tally in his first spell of bowling in a League match for 4 seasons. Without last week’s centurion, Richard Johnson, (promoted), and his fellow opener, Rob Willoughby, (unavailable), who between them had accrued almost 160 runs, the Reed innings began with Paul Garrott and Baker and they scored almost 13 runs (well, 12 actually)! Stepping-up once more was Mike Robertson at number 3 who in partnership with Rhodri Hughes, (23), put-on 109 for the third wicket. The momentum was with Reed and Jon Braine (5) supported Robertson by adding a further 36 together. But at 164 with still another 29 required both fell, Robertson immediately after reaching his second century of the season. There followed a period of 8 overs when only 9 runs were scored and one more wicket lost. Reed were definitely under pressure. Then inexplicably, Readings who at that stage had figures of 0 for 13 off 6 overs (including three maidens), bowled a wide then two high full-tosses (both hit to the boundary by Joe Graves) and conceded another four and Reed were almost home [...]

By |2019-07-14T06:47:57+01:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments