Week Commencing 4th August U13 Colts v. Sawbridgeworth. Home. Herts Summer League Group 1. Date and time to be confirmed.
Reed 2nds surged to the top of Division 4B after sweeping aside struggling Sawbridgeworth 2nds. Reed won the toss and elected to bat, which they may have regretted when the in-form Richard Johnson nicked off second ball of the game. However this only served to bring Chris Jackson to the crease to join Phil Frenay. Jackson, fresh off of the back of an unbeaten century last week, picked up where he left off as he steadily and classily accumulated runs throughout the innings. He was ably supported by Phil Frenay (26), skipper Ed Garrott (43) and Marcus Baker (36 not out). Jackson carried his bat from the first over of the game, finishing on a magnificent 125 not out. That’s now 287 runs for Jackson without being dismissed. Reed finishing on 261 for 5. Sawbo’s response never really got going as Matt Giblin (7-2-15-2) continued his good form with two early wickets, ably supported by the miserly Rupert Martin (10-1-27-1), which along with a stunning run out by Matt Bowles at backward point, left the visitors 31 for 4. An aggressive middle order partnership, aided and abetted by some suspect Reed catching, did allow some form of recovery, but Julien Fynn (9-0-41-4) plugged away up the hill and deservedly picked up four wickets as his own good form continued. Another run out, this time from George Teeboon and a sharp caught and bowled by skipper Garrott then wrapped up the Sawbo innings on 134 all out. Reed won by 127 runs. Match Report submitted by MLB.
2nd XI v. Sawbridgeworth (SHPCL Division 4B) Home, 50/50 Format
Reed were at home to Sawbridgeworth on Monday evening. Batting first Ollie and Luke batted solidly against Sawbridgeworth’s strongest bowlers, before Effie and Lily (who hit a great 4) followed up. Matthew and Lenny batted next and where the only pair not to get out. And then the hard-hitting Henry and Atharva finished off the innings where Reed scored 227-9. Henry top scored with 11, Ollie got 7 and Matthew 6. After an inspirational TeamTalk from captain Luke, Reed bowled tight and straight. Pick of the bowlers was Effie taking 4-5, Lily 2-1 (including a maiden) and Atharva 1-13. It got very tight and Sawbo needed 2 to win off the last two overs and in the penultimate over Luke bowled a maiden before Ollie bowled 5 dot balls leaving Sawbo needing 1 to tie or 2 to win off the last ball. Sawbo got bat on ball and with the encouragement of the away supporters they scampered through for a single to also finish on 227-9, so the game finished as a tie. This was a great advert for children’s cricket with every pair batting for four overs, bowling for two overs and importantly with every child walking off the pitch with a smile on their face. Match Report submitted by Simon Jackson.
U9 Colts; Reed 2 v. Sawbridgeworth. Home. Hertfordshire Junior League, Under 9 Group 3. Matches 8-a-side batting in pairs.
U9 Colts; Reed 1 v. Sawbridgeworth. Away. Hertfordshire Junior League, Under 9 Group 3. Matches 8-a-side batting in pairs.
Reed Under 9s (1) made it 4 wins out of 4 after they squeezed over the line against Sawbridgeworth at the Green on Friday. Reed captain Josh Heslam won the toss and elected to bowl and with the opposition on 230 after 12 of their 16 overs everything looked good for the young Reed side. However an impressive last wicket Sawbridgeworth stand set a competitive 258 for Reed to win. Reed wicket-takers were Josh and Eddie Heslam, Jon Green, Luke Wilson and Oliver Walters. This total looked particularly challenging for Reed to win when after the first pair they were only at 201. However Josh (24) and Eddie Heslam (6) had other ideas and quickly changed the momentum of the game progressing Reed to 233. Luke Wilson and Hugh Hollamby edged the hosts closer but at 245 going into the final pairing the game was in the balance. Step forward Matthew Jackson (17) who took a last minute call after the rain caused selection confusion to arrive part way through the first innings to then deliver the decisive blows hitting 4 boundaries in the final pairing with Oliver Walters to see Reed home and complete an enjoyable and exciting game in style. Match Report submitted by James Heslam.
U9 Colts; Reed 1 v. Sawbridgeworth. Home. Hertfordshire Junior League, Under 9 Group 3. Matches 8-a-side batting in pairs.
U9 Colts; Reed 2 v. Sawbridgeworth. Away. Hertfordshire Junior League, Under 9 Group 3. Matches 8-a-side batting in pairs.
Reed 2s crushed Sawbridgeworth 2s to claim back-to-back league wins at the start of the Herts League season. Skipper Ed Garrott lost the toss and his side were asked to take the field. From there on in things were very one-sided. The hosts lost a wicket in the first over in a sign of things to come, as Matt Giblin tore through the Sawbo top order. They were soon 18-5 whilst Giblin (9.5-1-21-5) bowled terrifically and deservedly snared his first 5-wicket haul in League cricket since he was 17. A direct hit run out from Phil ‘Stokes’ Frenay and a wicket apiece from spin twins Ed Garrott (8-3-15-1) and Matt Bowles (7-2-12-1) meant Sawbo we’re bundled out for just 74. Reed’s response with the bat was equally emphatic, despite the early loss of Richard Johnson. Phil Frenay (50 not out) and Chris Jackson (23 not out) went about chasing down the total in just 16 overs, with Frenay in a particularly destructive mood. Match Reports submitted by MLB.