Barley makes hay!

A youthful Reed side played host to Camden CC at The Green on Sunday. Reed skipper Rob Lankester won the toss and elected to bat on what looked a very nice wicket. Facing a tight bowling attack, Reed openers Richard Barlow and Toby Fynn started slowly but positively, putting the rare loose deliveries to the boundary in the early overs. Fynn (8) was the first batsman to fall, looking to advance down the wicket one too many times, with an efficient piece of wicket-keeping seeing him stumped. In at 3 was Rhodri Hughes (15), who looked impressive until he was dismissed with an unfortunate leading edge up in the air. Tom Nussey (33) and James Crockford (30) also displayed some stylish strokes to place Reed in a commanding position leading into the final overs of their innings. In the midst of this, Barlow started to accelerate, and swiftly passed 100 following a string of boundaries. Shortly after, this classy innings came to an end, with Richard dismissed for 111. Contributions from Ross Gardner (10), Owen Hughes (8) and Rob Lankester (19 not out) in the latter part of the innings saw Reed finish on 249-8 from their 40 overs. In response, the Camden openers made their intentions very clear from the off, with defensive shots being a rarity. After being punished for a couple of looseners, the experienced Steve Hughes quickly dismissed Camden’s opener in the first over. Sam Rice and Steve Hughes remained unfazed by Camden’s attacking start, with Hughes (8-1-27-2) picking up a second wicket in his exceptional spell. Rice (8-0-27-0) also proved economical, and was incredibly unlucky to not pick up a wicket in his spell after several chances came and went. [...]

By |2018-08-21T09:51:33+01:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 Match Reports, Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments

500 runs and 20 wickets, good day’s cricket with Reed winners

Jack Childs and Tom Nussey, opening for Reed, made a steady start having been inserted by the visiting Camden. Getting a read for both the pitch and the opening bowlers they looked to settle in. However, Childs (14) played down the wrong line to one with the score on 25. Nussey (12) meanwhile was looking confident on the front foot before an edge found the waiting hands of first slip. Another few cheap wickets left Reed struggling on 61 for 4. Things were however about to dramatically swing back into Reed's favour. Tom Walsingham came to join George Garrott out in the middle and the pair combined quick running and boundary hitting to make an innings saving 82 in just 10 overs. With now the potential of a big score it was disappointing to lose both Walsingham (56) and Garrott (46) in successive deliveries. None the less it was their efforts that gave the incoming Rob Lankester and Marcus J.E. Baker a platform to work from. Lankester was in a class of his own. Dispatching his first ball for six he followed in the same vein smashing 7 sixes and 7 fours in his 32-ball 76. Baker meanwhile played a more conservative innings trying to give as much of the strike to Lankester as he could. Together they put on 100 in 10 overs before Lankester struck out to long off. Joe Graves (28) came to the wicket and continued his season-long good form with the bat patiently waiting for the right ball to smash. Baker upped his tempo and reached 52 whilst the Reed innings came to an end on 301 all out. In the second innings very attacking fields did not prove as [...]

By |2016-08-22T10:54:40+01:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Match Reports|Tags: |0 Comments