Reed home and dry

REED seconds made the most of damp conditions to beat Nazeing Common Seconds in this friendly match. Reed batted first, and openers Tom Greaves (53), and George Garrott (69) made a flying start. They received good support from young Mitchell Cooper, and

REED seconds made the most of damp conditions to beat Nazeing Common Seconds in this friendly match.

Reed batted first, and openers Tom Greaves (53), and George Garrott (69) made a flying start.

They received good support from young Mitchell Cooper, and the in-form batsman finished on 73 not out as Reed closed their innings on 259/3 from their 40 overs.

Jack Tidey took two early wickets as the Nazeing reply started slowly, while Julien Flynn weighed in with a further scalp to leave the visitors on 23/3.

However, the next two batsmen added 81, and Nazeing looked well-placed before the players went off for rain.

When the teams returned Reed took control, and wickets fell quickly allowing the home side to secure a 69 run win.