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 [...]

Bledlow Village Tidey-ed up by Sean & Jack!

Reed 1st XI versus Bledlow Village at Bledlow on Sunday 23rd July 2017. Quarter-Final, National Village Cup. A shadow of gloom descended over the large contingent of travelling Reed supporters when they saw William Heslam and Rob Lankester dismissed early leaving the visitors 17 for 2 in this Quarter-Final match of the National Village Cup. Steadily, Richard Wharton (33) and James Heslam progressed to 69 for 2 at the halfway stage of 20 overs. Bledlow’s opening bowlers, David Pearce (2 for 20) and Matt Pearce (0 for 29) then Mark King in his first spell asked the batsmen probing questions and skipper, Thomas Moore’s field placings were paramount in keeping a tight rein on proceedings. Wharton departed soon after which brought in Sean Tidey at number 5 when the score was 75 for 3. Without any preamble he simply went for his shots and was into double figures within minutes. With each stroke being cheered, the two Reed batsmen pushed the fielders around the compact Buckinghamshire ground which is bordered on one side by the Chinnor & Princes Riseborough Steam Railway at the foot of the Chilterns. Passengers on the slowing steam trains were frequently entertained as Heslam and Tidey built their partnership. Although given a 24-run start, it was Tidey who reached his fifty first and the stand continued to 105 runs when James Heslam was caught and bowled by Hawkes (3 for 38) for a confident 55 which included 2 fours and 2 sixes. By this time, Sean Tidey was into the seventies but he too soon departed after he miscued Goodchild (2 for 21) and presented Moore with a well-taken skyer. Tidey had bludgeoned 5 fours and 6 sixes in his 75 [...]

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