It’s a case of Reed it and weep for Flitwick

Reed entertained Flitwick in their season opener at The Green. In a new league, with a new format and stronger opposition, Reed knew that this was not going to be easy. Having won the toss, Reed Skipper James Heslam decided to ask Flitwick to bat on a good early season wicket. Toby Fynn, returning to league cricket after a broken ankle ended his season last year, opened the bowling down the hill. Fynn bowled with good line and length, moving the ball and beating the bat frequently. Fynn (10-3-28-1) got his reward when he bowled S.Davies for a very painful 1. Jack Tidey (9-0-28-1) fresh from getting the cast off of his broken wrist on Monday took the new ball up the hill and was troubling the batsmen with the movement off the pitch. This showed as he picked up the wicket of T.Russell for 20 after a leading edge to cover. Flitwick didn’t make great use of their batting power play and needed to add some acceleration into their innings. They looked to target the spin of Tom Greaves, which did not go to plan. Greaves picked up the wicket of G.Thurstance (19) and H. Thurstance (16) in the same over leaving the visitors at 64-4. This soon became 67-5 as Mitchell Cooper (10-2-31-2) picked up the wicket of D.Moxon for a duck. Greaves (10-2-30-3) struck again soon after removing Flitwick’s overseas player Ricky Joseph for the 3rd time in 3 meetings for the pair, 77-6. H. Mushtaq offered some resistance in the number 7 role. He hit 44 from 54 balls and took his side over the 140 mark. However, his innings was ended after some great bowling from Mitchell Cooper who removed [...]