Village Cup Victory!

For the third time in its history, Reed Cricket Club was triumphant in the Final of the National Village Cricket Championship Competition. Chasing Houghton Main's 160 for 8, Rob Lankester, (59), and Tom Greaves, (67 not out), put Reed in an unassailable position achieving victory in the 25th over with 7 wickets in hand. Such a memorable weekend. Congratulations to the players and thank you to the supporters at Lord's, those tuning-in live on radio or TV or catching up on social media or other means. We appreciate all the congratulatory messages we have received. Thank you too to the organisers at The Cricketer Magazine and to the staff at Lord's and at MCC who make the day a wonderful experience for players and spectators alike. Finally tonight, on behalf of all of us connected to Reed, I send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ian Simon from HMCC who incurred such a sickening injury. We wish you well. PGB (Expect a Match Report to follow shortly.)

By |2019-09-16T08:47:44+01:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Cricketer Village Cup Final – News: Updated to 14/9/19

UPDATED: 14/9/19 For those of you unable to go to Lord’s for The Cricketer National Village Cup Final tomorrow, you may be interested to know that MCC will be providing live audio ball-by-ball commentary of the match. http://player.broadcastradio.com/lords-cricket-ground Also, BBC London is keen to film at Lord’s on Sunday and follow Reed’s day too. If you didn’t manage to hear Tom Greaves on BBC Three Counties Radio yesterday morning, the programme remains on SOUNDS on the BBC website. Search for the Andy Collins show and his interview with Tom begins at 1 hour 39 minutes and 32 seconds from the start of the programme. Similarly, Tom and Jack Tidey were interviewed on BBC Look East (West) in a three-minute segment of the programme filmed at Reed last night. That can be found on BBC iPlayer at 21 minutes and 48 seconds into the show. Make sure it is the Look East (WEST) programme. Where I live, I get Look East (EAST) and had to watch stock car racing from King’s Lynn instead! It indicates that this programme is available only until 1900hrs on Saturday the 14th September, so if you wanted to watch or download it, don’t delay doing so. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED: 13/9/19 - LISTEN OUT FOR REED CAPTAIN, TOM GREAVES, BEING INTERVIEWED ON BBC THREE COUNTIES RADIO, 95.5FM, 103.8FM, DIGITAL, AT ABOUT 0730HRS THIS MORNING (FRIDAY THE 13TH). - I HAVE BEEN ASSURED BY THE ORGANISERS THAT THE BARS AND REFRESHMENT OUTLETS IN LORD’S WILL ACCEPT BOTH CASH AND CARD PAYMENTS ON SUNDAY. - THERE IS NO THOROUGHFARE BETWEEN THE MAIN GROUND AND THE NURSERY GROUND BECAUSE OF THE BUILDING WORKS. PLAYERS WISHING TO PRACTICE IN THE NETS ON THE NURSERY WILL HAVE TO [...]

By |2019-09-14T08:03:29+01:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Cricketer Village Cup Final – News: Updated to 11/9/19

UPDATED: 11/9/19 - BBC LOOK EAST SPORTS SECTION TO BE BROADCAST FROM REED CC, FRIDAY 13TH, 1730 TO 1930HRS. - MATCH COMMENTARY WILL BE ON LIVE SPORTS FM. SEE DETAILS BELOW IN SECTION HEADED "MEDIA". SUPPORTERS' POLO SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM CILLA. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED: 3/9/19 - RAILWAY ENGINEERING WORKS, SEE DETAILS BELOW IN SECTION HEADED "BY RAIL". +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED: 2/9/19 - NORTH GATE ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED, SEE DETAILS BELOW IN SECTION HEADED "AT LORD'S". +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED, 31/8/19 - NOW THREE COACHES RUNNING. COACH 1. PICK-UP AT MELDRETH / ROYSTON / BALDOCK --- 4 SPACES LEFT. COACH 2. PICK-UP AT REED --- 15 SPACES LEFT. COACH 3. PICK-UP AT BUNTINGFORD --- 6 SPACES LEFT. CONTACT CILLA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A SEAT. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You will probably know by now that Reed Cricket Club’s 1st XI have beaten off all their rivals this season and will be contesting the Final of the National Village Cricket Championship, (a.k.a. The National Village Cup). This year, the organisers, are attaching their own title to the competition, it is The Cricketer Village Cup. Arrangements are well-advanced in preparation for the players in the squad to arrive in the evening before the match which is on Sunday 15th September at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Here is some information that might be helpful to you if you are thinking of travelling to the iconic “Home of Cricket” for this history-making fixture. It will be Reed’s third appearance in the Final after their previous victories in 2012 and 2017. We hope that you can come with us. The match will begin at 1100hrs. —————————————————————————
 TRAVEL BY COACH:
 Reed CC has arranged three coaches for supporters: 
Coach 1. [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:27:50+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Cooper and Smith take Reed to Lord’s in a thriller on The Green

Reed will return to Lord’s on 15th September after a nail biting Semi-Final win in the National Village Cup against Hampshire’s Sarisbury Athletic. Electing to bat first, Sarisbury were indebted to their skipper Rawlins (63) who anchored the innings. At drinks the Hants. side were 84-2 and a score in excess of 200 beckoned. However, Reed skipper Tom Greaves marshalled his bowling options well and he was rewarded with a personal return of 8-1-23-2, whilst Mitchell Cooper (1-43) bowled good lines. However, it was the reintroduction of Sean Tidey (4-45) that proved decisive. After discharging his wicket-keeping duties in the first 20 overs, the younger Tidey brother removed Journeaux who was set on 40 and combining with "deputy keeper" Rob Lankester for two stumping in successive Tidey overs it left Sarisbury on 195-8 from their 40 over quota. Possibly this was 30 runs short on the Reed wicket. Reed lost Sean Tidey early when the score was 5, but Rob Lankester and Tom Greaves set about building a sound foundation. A mix up though led to Lankester being run out for 41 and when James Heslam fell in the next over, the hosts were 87-3 at drinks. Greaves fell caught for 47 trying to clear the mid-wicket boundary to get his fifty and when Mike Catt soon followed, Reed were 104-5. Stuart Smith and Mitchell Cooper now set about rebuilding the innings. Striking the bad ball and running well between the wickets the two kept Reed in the game. 72 needed from the last ten overs. Sarisbury though produced five tight overs leaving 42 required from 30 balls; the nerves were jangling. Smith and Cooper then began to hit out paticularly against wicket taker Josh [...]

National Village Cup Semi-Final, 4th August

The Semi-Final of the 2019 National Village Cup competition will be on Sunday 4th August at Reed beginning at 1300hrs. Please come to support our Team who are bidding to reach Lord's Cricket Ground in their third Final there after winning the Cup in both of their previous visits in 2012 and 2017.

By |2019-08-05T10:42:01+01:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reed have the Foxes on the run!

Reed beat Foxton by eight wickets to reach the Semi-Finals of the National Village Cup, 2019 organised by The Cricketer Magazine. Electing to bat first on a pitch that had yielded 600 runs plus the previous day in a Cambs. League match, Foxton found it hard going as Reed’s opening bowling pair of Toby Fynn and Jack Tidey gave very little away. Fynn struck first bowling Hooley and when Tidey bowled Lawrence, the hosts were wobbling at 26 for 2. Enter former Reed player (and twice NVC winner) Will Heslam (83) who built successive partnerships of 66 with Cei Sanderson (28) and skipper Webster (42) to bring Foxton to 175 for 3, however the returning Fynn (ending with 5 for 34) and skipper Tom Greaves (3 for 43) bowled well in the last four overs as Foxton lost their last seven wickets for just 31 runs. Reed set about their reply in quick fashion, they did lose Sean Tidey for 9, but Rob Lankester (73) joined Rich Wharton and they built a match winning 178-run partnership for the second wicket. Great placement around the wicket from both batsmen was helped by some erratic Foxton bowling. Lankester departed with only 11 more runs left to win and the only matter remaining was whether Wharton would reach his century. Sadly he ended three runs short on a nevertheless superb 97 not out, as Matt Sampson hit the winning boundary. Reed reached their target with 25 balls to spare. Foxton 206 all out in 39.5 overs: Reed 210 for 2 in 35.5 overs. Reed will now face Hampshire side Sarisbury Athletic on The Green in the Semi-Final on Sunday 4th August starting at 1300hrs. Match Report submitted by [...]

Big Jack bags six!

Reed welcomed Kent champions, Borstal, in the sixth round of the National Village Cup on Sunday. Batting first after losing the toss, Borstal's openers were quickly into their stride and were 34 in the sixth over with James Whitnell looking particularly threatening on 25 exhibiting some handsome drives. But it was Jack Tidey bowling uphill who struck by having Pound caught behind for 10 then Thomas Tingley clean bowled next ball for 0. Daniel Tingley followed in Tidey's next over, again caught by wicket keeper Richard Wharton for 1. Wharton went on to take three more catches, one a spectacular left handed take down the leg side off Tidey. His other catches being off Toby Fynn and Tom Greaves. By the time Jack Tidey finished his eight-over spell his figures were 6 for 21 ensuring that Borstal were beyond rescue. Mortimore had a bit of a dart at Mitchell Cooper's bowling but perished for 20 caught by Jack Caine to give Greaves his second wicket, (2 for 14), and Cooper adding a wicket of his own. Borstal all out for 83 in the 23rd over. Although aiming at a small target, Reed did not have it all their own way when both Wharton and Sean Tidey were back in hutch with only 20 on the board. Rob Lankester and James Heslam batted sensibly until Lankester failed to execute a reverse sweep and was bowled for 30 when the Reed score was on 54. Stuart Smith joined Heslam and they drew closer to the Borstal total, but with only 3 required, Smith mistimed a lofted drive and was caught at mid-on for 15. It left Marcus Martin to come in at number six to partner Heslam, [...]

By |2019-07-08T05:06:09+01:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: , , |0 Comments