2013 Sunday 2nd XI Sunday Review

The volume of cricket played by the Sunday Seconds was greatly improved from last season when bad weather was the main culprit for a lack of cricket.  This year things were different allowing for eleven games to be played with seven of them victories. One of the big factors of the side is the emergence of young players and in tune with this we saw the likes of U-15’s Ben Moody, Rob Lankester, Zak Conley, Josh Coldicott- Stevens, Owen Hughes and     U-13’s Jag Lalli, Alex King and Ed Kershaw all make their debuts.  This young lot are quick on the heels of Freddy Stuart, Rhodri Hughes, Sam Rice, Jack Childs and Joe Graves who were all regular players.  Whilst the likes of Josh Conley, Chris West, Lloyd Bowman although not much older are quickly becoming veteran campaigners.  All those mentioned along with Peter G. Baker, yours truly and Graham Stuart made regular appearances throughout the season. It is always a pleasure to see young players enjoying their cricket especially when they achieve something special.  Ed Kershaw playing his first adult game took a key, partnership breaking wicket.  The expression on his face was fantastic.  In the same game I had the pleasure of being at the non-strikers end when Freddy Stuart scored his maiden half century in adult cricket.  What impressed me more than the skilful play that took him to his landmark was the calm and mature way he celebrated.  We were still in the middle of a run chase and he wanted to focus on the win.  Of course added to his batting (109 runs at 21) is his supreme fielding and level head. Another memorable performance was Rob Lankester’s 60 in a [...]

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2013 Midweek XI Review

As usual we entered two midweek competitions last season. The legendary Keatley Cup and the more recent T20 competition, the Isobella Hospice Cup (IHC). Both Competitions were set up as a group stage format with the winners qualifying for the final. Unfortunately we did not retain the Keatley Cup this season after losing crucial games to Foxton CC and Thripow CC. Two very good teams, in their respected leagues. However, these were games we needed to and should have won. Both times our batting letting us down. We did record wins against local rivals Royston CC and Cokenach CC to keep local bragging rights! The final was held at the usual location of Therfield where Foxton and Cokenach competed for the trophy. Foxton ending up eventual winners. However, we added some new silverware to the ever growing Reed CC trophy cabinet, in the form of the IHC. We found ourselves in a group which included eventual division 1 winners Hertford CC, division 2 high flyers Broxbourne CC and Old Westmill CC (Not in a league). With Old Westmill not being able to raise a side, wins in the other two games were needed to qualify for the final. With some excellent batting from Will and James Heslam, Sean Tidey, Stuart Smith, Marcus Martin and tight bowling from Mitchell Cooper, Jack Tidey, Tom Greaves and Karl Ward (Sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone), Reed did just that! Tim Tidey added some much needed experience and class behind the stumps, taking some excellent catches and stumping’s. This all meant Reed topped the group and a final with division 4 side Cheshunt CC, was on the cards. The final was held at St Margaretsbury CC, with Reed the strong [...]

By |2013-11-19T22:33:16+01:00October 31st, 2013|Categories: 2013, 2013 Season Review, Season Review|Tags: , |0 Comments