Reed 2nds maintained their promotion and title push with a comprehensive victory away to Chorleywood 2nds. Batting first, Richard Johnson (26) and Phil Frenay (48) got Reed off to a flyer as both looked in fine form. However, once both fell in similar fashion, the evergreen Chris Jackson (63) and Richard Barlow (26) took up the mantle, to take Reed through towards 200. Mike Robertson (29) helped to up the rate after Barlow had perished, but a flurry of middle order wickets left Reed contemplating a below par score. However the Reed tail managed to wag with Matt Bowles (14), Rupert Martin (19 not out) and Matt Giblin (13 not out) adding 50 runs in the final 5 overs to leave Reed 274 for 9 in their 50 overs. The Chorleywood response started brightly, aided by some inconsistent Reed bowling. However an ill-judged run to Chris Jackson and some excellent line bowling from Owen Hughes (6-1-17-3) flipped the game in Reed’s favour. Spin twins Matt Bowles and Ed Garrott then both also picked up 3 wickets each as Reed ran through Chorleywood, bowling them out for 131. Reed stay top with 2 games to play. Match Report submitted by Matt Bowles.