Totteridge Millhillians Home

On Saturday Reed entertained Totteridge Millhillians at The Green. Bowling first Reed opened with Lee Johnson and Mitchell Cooper. Reed struggled to make a breakthrough early on and had to wait until the 15th over before Cooper (12-0-54-1) dismissed Le Fort for 29 with the score on 55. 55-1 quickly became 68-2 when Selwood was run out by Richard Johnson at point.With two quick wickets falling it was the job of O'Brien and Bermingham to steady the ship. however Tom Greaves was introduced into the attack and had other ideas removing Bermingham for 11. O'brien followed shortly after for 28 leaving Totteridge on 104-4. Martins-Craig and Bradley again had to steady the ship. Greaves' 'spin twin' Bernie Mprss had the same plan as Greaves had before removing Bradley (14) and Bunyard (21) leaving Totteridge on 176-6.Martins-Craig was joined by Raza and together they set about reaching a big score with hard hitting going from 176 to 212 in just 5 overs before Martins-Craig was bowled by Morss for 56. This did not stop Raza who scored 55 not out in very quick time. Totteridge finishing on 262-7 declared from 46 overs.Reed knew chasing 263 in just 42 overs would be a hard task, especially without normal opener Will Heslam. But with James Heslam and versatile Wicketkeeper/ Batsmen Sean Tidey opening the batting they made a promising start before Tidey was dismissed for an entertaining 24 off just 11 balls leaving Reed on 32-1. 32-1 was 33-2 when Joe Curk was unfortunate to be given out caught behind for 1. Heslam was still going strong and was supported through to 50 by Chris Jackson, Greaves, Cooper and Richard Johnson. However when Heslam fell Reed were in [...]

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Luton Town and Indians Away

Reed were frustrated by the rain on their opening day of the season in division 1 when they travelled to Luton Town.  Having lost the toss, skipper James Heslam was not surprised to be put into bat with the weather looking ominously close to raining at any given time.   Reed opened up with brothers James and William Heslam and it was clear from early on that there was something in the wicket for the Luton bowlers.  Manzor was looking particularly dangerous however it was Ishaq at the other end who took the first Reed scalp of the season, shaping one away from William Heslam without troubling the scorers.  Joe Curk and James Heslam struck some lusty blows before Curk (8) and Heslam (14) were dismissed by Ishaq and Manzor respectively.  At 34-3 Reed were in a precarious position; however Chris Jackson (54) and Tom Greaves (53) steadied the ship and batted with relative ease in an excellent partnership of 81, affected by several rain breaks.  Tom Greaves was caught out for a fine innings of 53, whilst Jackson was ably supported by Mitchell Cooper before he was bowled by Manzor for 54.  Cooper (30) turned up the heat and played some expansive strokes, and between him and Sean Tidey (19) they put Reed into an excellent position.  Cooper and Tidey however both fell on their sword valiantly, before Jack Tidey (12) came to middle to continue where Cooper and his younger brother had left off.  Reed declared on 200-8, setting Luton a gettable yet challenging target. As the rain loomed in, Reed opened with the spin of Greaves and Morse.  However, the inevitable occurred and despite both side’s gallant efforts to play, the weather [...]

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Luton Town and Indians Home

Heslam and Tidey’s efforts not enough to secure win Reed were left frustrated on Saturday with another good display not producing the win against Luton Town. On a hot afternoon Reed again won a toss they would have preferred to lose and elected to bat.Much like last week they got off to an excellent start with James and William Heslam taking the score to 91 off just 16 overs before William (43) was unfortunate to be run out by a direct hit. Joe Curk then continued where William Heslam left off scoring a fluent 28 before he was given lbw. Chris Jackson joined Heslam who was now in full flow and making his way to 100 inside 35 overs taking the Reed score above the 200 mark for maximum batting points. Following this Heslam opened his shoulders before departing for 132 off 122 balls with 13 fours and 5 sixes. Jackson (47 not out) then guided Reed to 292-5 off 47 overs when Heslam declared giving Luton incentive to go for the win with 53 overs to get the runs.In reply Luton were in big trouble as Jack Tidey produced a fine spell of fast bowling hitting the pitch and beating the Luton batsman for pace on his way to figures of 5-54. Mitchell Cooper also made an important early breakthrough which left Luton in disarray at 58-6 off 13 overs. However, from this point onwards the Luton batsman played more cautiously and with the field in benefited from many boundary chances. The main exploiter of this was Bashir who made his way to a fantastic 160 not out holding the Luton innings together in an entertaining way. Greaves (2-52) and the other Reed bowlers [...]

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Old Finchleians Away

Early season Herts SHCL Division 1 leaders Reed let their lead slip away as they lost away against Old Finchleians. Reed finished the match with only a 5 point return as they paid the price for putting their opponents in to bat and then failed to secure the win.Despite the previous days rain the wicket proved less helpful to the bowlers than they had hoped and the home side passed 50 without loss as the Reed bowlers offered too many loose deliveries and failed to exert the required and expected pressure. The introduction of Mitchell Cooper and Tom Greaves into the attack improved Reeds fortunes somewhat but approaching the halfway stage of the Finchleians innings they were comfortably placed only 3 wickets down and well past the 100 mark. The home side went on to declare after 51 of their possible 53 overs with their score at 226-7. Tom Greaves proved the pick of the Reed bowlers with 4 wickets.In reply Reed got off to a steady start but skipper James Heslam fell for 18 with score at 30. Brother Will fell for 19 soon afterwards and Smith and Jackson also made it into the teens without going on to a threatening score. Tom Greaves briefly threatened to put Reed back into the match with a sprightly 40 but after he departed only Sean Tidey with 38 and Richard Johnson, cruelly adjudged LBW when looking promising, made any significant runs. Reed were eventually all out for 180, 47 short of their required target with 8.4 overs still available to them.

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