2019 Match Results

Reed 2nds: Champions Elect!

Reed 2nd XI clinched the Saracens Hertfordshire Division 4B title with a game to spare, after yet another comprehensive victory, this time away to Flamstead. The first place finish entitles Reed to a promotion to Division 3B next season, with the peculiarities of the Herts League meaning league winners are promoted two Divisions, and second place moving up one Division in the pyramid. Reed skipper Ed Garrott lost the toss and his side were asked to field by the hosts. Julien Fynn (7-0-43-2) and Rupert Martin (5-1-20-0) had possession of the new ball and both bowled well against some aggressive top order batting. Martin was particularly impressive with his control, and was unlucky not to be rewarded with wickets, however Fynn was able to make the breakthrough, taking 2 wickets in his opening spell to leave the hosts 35-2. A good partnership by Peris and Greenwood followed, and took Flamstead to 94-2 before the introduction of Karl Ward helped swing the game back in Reed’s favour. Ward (10-3-21-5) bowled beautifully as he set about the Flamstead batsmen on his way to a five-wicket haul, his first of the season. Ward was ably supported by James Sandford (5.1-0-6-3) as the hosts crumbled from 94-2 to 125 all out, under immense pressure from the relentless Reed bowling. The visitors again held on to their catches, which has proved so crucial this season. Reed’s response got off to a decent start, with Richard Barlow looking in defiant mood. However Reed’s in-form opening batsman and fielding guru Phil Frenay (4) was soon adjudged LBW, and when Chris Jackson (16), James Sandford (22) and Ed Garrott (7) also fell having all made starts, Reed were still 40 runs short and [...]

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It’s an Ed Wharton deja-vu!

Reed 1st XI. For the second match running Ed Wharton drove Reed to a comfortable victory, this time against last year's Premiership side Letchworth. Following last week's 91. Wharton hit 86 not out with 11 fours and two maximums. Once again he shared an impressive opening partnership of 79 in 16 overs with Zac McGuigan (31) as they matched each other run for run. After that, with Rob Lankester (19) in a supporting role, they nearly doubled the score until the latter was bowled by the only bowler to contain them, the evergreen Maxford Pipe (10-2-31-1) with the last ball of his spell. James Heslam hit the winning boundary in the 31st over. Reed 168-2. This cavalier approach was made possible by another fine all round effort with the ball. Wharton removed captain Tom Simmons early on to an excellent catch by Heslam and Jack Tidey took out the other opener through a diving catch by Richard Wharton to leave Letchworth 37-2 after the power play. Toby Fynn (10-0-33-1) and McGuigan (10-1-33-3) both contained and dismissed the middle order, leaving the lower order to be shared by spinners Sean Tidey and Tom Greaves, Greaves returning the impressive figures of 3-25 from his allocation. This fine win puts Reed on top of the table having gained maximum points from all three of their matches. Match Report submitted by Peter Wholley.