Reed III bounce back at Bushey

Reed 3rds travelled to Bushey 3rds with both teams in the promotion hunt. Reed skipper Rhodri Hughes won the toss and elected to bowl with the wicket looking difficult to bat on. Reed’s bowling started well with Joe Graves (9-0-31-2) and Owen Hughes (9-3-34-1) bowling tightly and taking early wickets that they deserved. The change bowlers of Kieran McKinna (7.1-2-17-1) and Ollie Sayers (6-1-31-2) kept up the good work from the opening pair and took wickets at vital times. Reed kept the pressure on with Rob Willoughby (9-0-33-2) and Matt Yates (4-1-25-2) who took two wickets in two balls leaving the hosts in trouble at 123 for 8. However, some resistance from Ali (57 not out) batting nicely with the tail took Bushey to 186 all out in the last over. Reed’s reply didn’t start well, losing Peter Baker and Rob Willoughby in consecutive balls leaving Reed 9 for 2. Paul Garrott soon followed leaving Reed 18 for 3 from 10 overs with Sohail taking all 3 wickets. Rhodri Hughes and Scott Nash started to rebuild the innings putting the bad balls away and running well between the wickets. As soon as they brought up the 50 partnership, Rhodri was bowled for 25 from a poor shot leaving Reed 68 for 4 with plenty of work to do. Bringing younger brother Owen Hughes to the crease, he and Nash continued to put the bad balls away and rotate the strike well. These two built a match winning partnership of 103 for the 5th wicket with Scott Nash falling for a brilliant 84. Reed only needed 16 to win but they lost Kieran McKinna cheaply putting a bit of pressure on. But Matt Yates (7 not [...]

By |2019-08-21T07:01:33+01:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reed Thirds still pushing for promotion!

At a sunny Freman Oval Rhodri Hughes, the Reed captain, won the toss and elected to field first on a good looking wicket. Saturday saw Reed field three very strong teams as layer availability was good this week! West Herts started brightly finding the odd boundary and running the quick single until Kieran Mckinna (7.5-0-24-4) took the first 2 wickets after which West Herts never really got going, losing batsmen at regular intervals. A few lusty blows from Mushtaq got them up to 114 before he was nicely caught on the boundary by George Garrott. When he came on to bowl, Garrott also took 3 wickets for 25 from his 9 overs. Alex Kelly took one and there were two good run-outs in an outstanding fielding display. Reed's reply started well with Richard Johnson and Paul Garrott making it to the tea interval at 44 without loss from 10 overs. After the interval Johnson carried on magestically, finding the rope with ease. The pair had put on 104 for the 1st wicket when Garrott (43) nicked behind. That started a slight panic in the dressing room as Reed proceeded to lose 3 quick wickets for 3 runs. But George Garrott came in to accompany the classy Johnson, who remained undefeated on 69 at the other end, to see Reed home to win convincingly by 7 wickets. Reed are in 5th position in the Division but technically are fourth owing to Southgate Compton, (who currently head the table), being ineligible to be promoted this season. Match Report submitted by Paul Garrott.

By |2019-08-07T15:53:44+01:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fine fielding at Freman

In the corresponding match earlier in the season, the Third XI had failed to score any batting points and took only one bowling point when Southgate Compton scuttled Reed easily and won by 9 wickets. This time at Freman Oval, Reed equalled that 1 point tally within 3 deliveries when Owen Hughes had Brandon caught by a tumbling George Garrott for a duck. The next wicket was harder to earn as Robbie Wallis (41) and Grayson added 59 before Wallis mistimed a cross-seamed slow bouncer from Kieran McKinna into the safe hands of captain, Rhodri Hughes. After a further 41 runs, Heaney (31) missed an in-ducker from George Garrott. Cameron Wallis scored fifty then was out immediately afterwards taken at mid-off by McKinna and becoming debutant, Scott Nash's first victim. Nash had been a Reed Colt from the early nineties' vintage, but had played his senior cricket elsewhere and then stopped playing altogether several years ago. Steve Hughes bowled economically returning 1 for 38 aided by another good catch by McKinna. They exchanged roles soon after when the eldest Hughes clung on to one that was driven almost past him, giving McKinna figures of 2 for 44. Meanwhile, the younger Hughes combined when Rhodri pouched a catch off brother Owen (2 for 48). Grayson had been batting sedately since the first over whilst all this had been going on at the opposite end but eventually fell to a third catch by McKinna off Nash's bowling for 45 when the score was 195. The visitors rattled up more runs as the innings ended with an Owen Hughes run out off the final delivery on 226 for 9. After the early setback of losing Paul Garrott for [...]

By |2019-07-21T07:19:35+01:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments