Reed are back on the win trail

PUBLISHED: 12:38 26 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

Reed got back to winning ways by beating Offley and Stopsley by seven wickets to record their first win in three games. Offley batted first, and recovered from the early loss of Brody to move past 50 with no further wickets falling. However, the loss of

Reed got back to winning ways by beating Offley and Stopsley by seven wickets to record their first win in three games.

Offley batted first, and recovered from the early loss of Brody to move past 50 with no further wickets falling.

However, the loss of Barker, who had to retire hurt after a blow to the face, slowed the run rate slightly.

Bexfield made 44 before he was bowled by Karl Ward.

Although several other batsmen made good starts, sharp bowling and fielding from Reed restricted Offley to 196-6 from their allotted 40 overs.

Stuart Smith and Tom Fulk got Reed's reply off to a rapid start, plundering boundaries all around the ground.

Smith was eventually caught in the deep with the score on 93, but Phil Frenay took up the scoring mantle and made a speedy 29 before he was bowled by Tattersall.

Some tremendous hitting from Fulk had seen him move to 50, but he was caught for 86.

However Ed Blissett and Marcus Martin saw Reed home, by seven wickets with several balls to spare.

Reed captain Marcus Martin said: "I thought we fielded well this week, and the batting was good too.

"I hope those who have been calling for my head will now give me a bit more time.

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