Reed frustrated at Flamstead
Despite a magnificent unbeaten century from Stuart Smith, Reed seconds were left frustrated after being held to a draw at home by Flamstead on Saturday. Smith s innings of 112 not out was the cornerstone of Reed s total of 232-5 from 50 overs. Edward Garr
Despite a magnificent unbeaten century from Stuart Smith, Reed seconds were left frustrated after being held to a draw at home by Flamstead on Saturday.
Smith's innings of 112 not out was the cornerstone of Reed's total of 232-5 from 50 overs.
Edward Garrott also notched a half-century, before captain Jason Archer declared.
Flamstead's reply got off to a sluggish start and, at one point, the visitors found themselves struggling at 14-2.
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Wickets continued to fall, thanks mainly to Karl Ward's return of 4-59 from 10 overs.
Flamstead also found runs hard to come by all afternoon, scoring just 41 from the final 20 overs to finish their innings on 151-7.
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A rueful Archer said: "At times we are almost our own worse enemy.
"Our opening spells of bowling are so accurate that teams seem to give up the run chase less than a quarter of the way through the innings, coupled with the excellent wicket at Reed, bowling teams out will be a struggle, if the batsmen decide that dogged resistance is their only option."
Reed are next in action at home to unbeaten Flitwick on Saturday.