Old Finchleians Home

Bang Tidey! Reed Get Back on Track in style! Reed returned to winning ways in style on Saturday with a convincing win over 2nd place Old Finchleians. Reed were pleased to lose the toss and be put in the field on a day when rain was forecast and the main chance of a win seemed to be to bowl the opposition out cheaply and knock the runs off quickly. Reed needed a good start and that is exactly what they got with Mitchell Cooper and the increasingly prolific Jack Tidey bowling well early on. Cooper (7-0-13) was unfortunate not to take a wicket but Tidey grabbed two early ones forcing Old Finchleians onto the back foot at 47-2 after 13 overs. However, no-one could have predicted what was to come next as Tidey and Hertfordshire stags bowler Tom Greaves swept through the visitors middle and lower order to skittle them for just 75 in 22.3 overs. Greaves picking up 4-11 and Tidey 5-46. Some excellent fielding and tempo by all of Reed’s players supported their bowlers superbly inparticular an impressive direct hit run out by Will Heslam. With the forecast remaining very uncertain Reed moved pinch hitter Sean Tidey (26) up the order to try to get the game won as quickly as possible and he followed orders in some style hitting the 2nd over of the innings for 22. James Heslam (43 not out) took a similar policy and despite a misjudgement by Heslam resulting in the run out of Greaves Reed finished the game off in some style reaching 79-2 in just 9 overs with Will Heslam also not out on 8 at the end. The result puts Reed into 4th place, one point behind Old Finchleians in [...]

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St Albans Away

Reed travelled to St Albans on Saturday with an unchanged side looking to capitalise on last week’s convincing victory over Hitchin. On arrival, the pitch looked good, and the outfield flat and true. The newly installed 4 lane nets looked equally as impressive and are clearly a real asset to St Albans, however strangely not available for match-day use for either team!Reed lost the toss and the home side elected to bat. The Reed opening pair of Johnson and Cooper continued where they left off the previous week, with Cooper (3-26) picking up the early wicket of St Albans skipper with the score on just two. It wasn’t long before Johnson got in the act, trapping Rowlands infront of the stumps with the score on 41. This then brought in the big hitting Manzoor who stuck to his game plan throughout, striking several boundaries in quick successions. It was Tom Greaves (3-39) who picked up his wicket, with the field delicately set Manzoor was tied back and fell LBW for a fruitful 41. At the other end Jack Tidey and Bernie Morse (2-39) both picked up wickets and the St Albans innings was faltering after a decent start. Chaudry strode out to the crease, and quickly strode back, with Morse clean bowling him without troubling the scorers. Chandra quickly followed and St Albans found themselves in the precarious position of 132-8. However, a sterling 9th wicket partnership between O’Toole and Rossen took St Albans to a more respectable 196 before the final 2 wickets fell, leaving them all out for 200 . An excellent all round bowling performance from Reed on an excellent batting track.In response Reed made excellent early progress, with both Heslams crunching [...]

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St Albans Home

Reed stay in the hunt!Reed made it 3 wins on the bounce with victory against bottom of the league St Albans on Saturday.The visitors won the toss and chose to bat on a decent looking Reed wicket. They got off to a decent start reaching 38-0 in 9 overs. However, dangerous paceman Jack Tidey got the wicket he deserved trapping Curtis LBW for 16. This opened things up and St Albans faltered to 48-4 off 13 overs with Tidey taking 3 and Tom Greaves removing dangerman Manzoor for 24. The visitors then had some reasonable partnerships with Ingham playing well for his 51 but they were held in check well by some good bowling and fielding by Reed. Rupert Martin bowled excellently taking 2-23 off 11 overs and was well supported during his spell by the returning Mitchell Cooper (1-42), Greaves (2-50) and Tidey (4-37). St Albans finished up 159 all out after 49 overs. In reply Reed raced to an important victory with James and Will Heslam taking full advantage of a weakened St Albans bowling attack. They hit the ball to all parts of the ground on their way to 158-0 in just 19 overs. 1 run from victory James Heslam fell for 76 which resulted in 2 quick wickets but 18 year old Will Heslam hit the winning runs ending up on 78 not out off just 51 balls seeing Reed to victory on 162-2 off 20.2 overs.Results elsewhere went against Reed but things are tightening up into what looks like a 3 horse race for the 2nd place promotion spot with Reed 6 points off second and 1 point off 3rd. Next week Reed host mid-table Ampthill Town.

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Flitwick Away

Reed came away from Flitwick disappointed after losing a game they at one stage looked like they were favourites to win.Flitwick won the toss and surprisingly put Reed into bat although you could see why when they opened the bowling with the pace of Kiwi allrounder Joseph in their armoury who bowls for Wellington.This presented a stern test for the Reed top order which they coped with pretty well and surprisingly the damage was done at the other end which left Reed at 70-4 off 21 overs with skipper James Heslam (30) playing an important knock helping to see off Joseph.From this point onwards Reed took a foothold in the game as Tom Greaves and Stuart Smith put on a superb partnership of 136 for the 5th wicket. Greaves was in excellent touch and was very unfortunate not to get the 100 his performance deserved being caught on the boundary for 94. Smith made an impressive 58 and with Cooper chipping in with 13 not out at the end Reed made a good score of 236-5 off their 53 overs. It might have been more but Joseph returned for the last 4 overs half of which were made up of bouncers the Reed batsman struggled to lay a bat on!In reply Reed made an excellent start as Mitchell Cooper bowled with skill and heart taking 3 important wickets. With Greaves being introduced to the attack early and picking up the wicket of Joseph Reed were in a great position with Flitwick at 69-4 off 14 overs.However, Reed failed to continue the flow of wickets and partnerships were built taking the score to 145-6 although the run rate had dropped. Nevertheless with the Flitwick captain Davies [...]

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