Keatley Cup Hopes Fading Fast

Thriplow dealt Reeds Keatley Cup hopes a serious blow on Monday evening and all but finished their chances of retaining the competition. 14 runs separated the teams in an entertaining evening match on Fowlmere village green. Thriplow posted 133-5 in their 16 overs thanks to some lusty blows by Staley who scored all but four of his 28 runs with boundaries. It was the young Richer who top scored though with 37, he was ably supported by Gasiemidis (24) and Jones (19). Whilst Thriplows total included some excellent running between the wickets Reeds midweek captain M.Cooper will be disappointed with some uncharacteristic errors in the field and the conceding of 20 extras by his side.Reeds reply begun with T.Greaves hitting two maximums on his way to 33. His wicket was claimed by Thriplow captain R.Turner who went on to steal the show with figures of 4-14 including a hat-trick! His fourth and final over of his spell started with Reed on 67-2 and finished with them on 67-5. To make matters worse the visitors now required another 67 runs from the remaining 6 overs. M.Coopers 23 was in vain and his side were soundly beaten by an efficient Thriplow. Reeds R. Barlow bemoaned his teams application 'For large parts of tonight's game we've been outplayed and for a club that has such a good record in this competition it's not acceptable. People came over tonight to support us and we've let them down for the second time in this competition.'