Reed's season back on track with win over Northwood
Reed beat Northwood by one wicket. REED travelled to an in-form Northwood on Saturday looking to get their season back on track. The Northwood skipper was unaware as to how poorly the track was going to play as he won the toss and chose to bat, and Reed m
Reed beat Northwood by one wicket.
REED travelled to an in-form Northwood on Saturday looking to get their season back on track.
The Northwood skipper was unaware as to how poorly the track was going to play as he won the toss and chose to bat, and Reed made a perfect start thanks to a double strike from Lee Johnson (8-1-34-2) reducing the hosts to 1-2.
Despite this excellent start a third wicket partnership developed as Johnson tired after a spell of hostile bowling.
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Bernie Morss (13-6-14-2) took over and in conjunction with Wilson beat the bat on numerous occasions.
The game changed in favour of the visiting side when Wilson made way for Andy Young (9.1-4-25-6) as, with the score on 82, the third wicket was taken. The next seven then proceeded to fall for just 21 runs with Morss and Young proving impossible to beat.
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Reed's James Heslam and Si Jackson batted with purpose early on but it was Heslam (17) who was first to go with the total on 35.
The next four wickets yielded just 25 runs, as the middle order batsmen struggled with movement off the pitch.
Reed needed 42 runs for victory, but left it late and lost a handful of wickets before Young claimed the 30 points for Reed as he smashed a huge six over Cow Corner.
Reed II (245-5) beat London Colney (153) by 101 runs.
REED Sunday seconds batted first in their friendly against London Colney II at the Green and opening pair David Johnson and Peter Baker were soon making runs.
They made a partnership of 101 before Baker (41) was caught.
Johnson went on to make 108no and with support from Hunter Diack (38), Graham Hazard (12) and George Greaves (20no) helped Reed to 245-5.
In reply, London Colney's wickets fell at regular intervals and they were all out for 153, 101 runs short of their target.
Reed III (247-5) beat Waltham Cross Rosedale III (117) by 130 runs.
REED III got back to winning ways by demolishing third placed Waltham Cross Rosedale III.
Reed made 247-5 off their 47 overs with Naeem (56) and Swain (86) the pick of the batsmen.
Reed knew they had to take early wickets to put pressure on their opponents and Fynn's opening spell was deadly as he snared three early wickets.
Rosdale's situation didn't improve much as more wickets fell to Richard Robertson and the returning Tidey then came back to take three more victims to leave him with an excellent four wicket haul.
A further run out from the impressive debutant Keiron Willoughby meant that Rosedale fell well short of their target and 117 all out.
Reed IV (144 all out) lost at Baldock (157-5) by 14 runs.
ANOTHER week, another chance missed for Reed's fourth team.
Winning the toss, Baldock decided to bat but the visitors took early wickets through Alex West (12-2-35-2).
Watts (38) and Plums (66) put on a successful partnership to steady the Baldock ship to 157-5.
Darren Radford (16), David Johnson (22) and Marcus Baker (33) put in decent performances with the bat, but Reed hit a road block once they had passed the 100 mark and lost their final wicket 14 runs short.