Tom Greaves stars as Reed leap to third in the Championship

Tom Greaves faces a delivery

Tom Greaves faces a delivery - Credit: Archant

Reed moved into third place in the Saracens Herts League Championship with a fourth win in five games, this time at promotion rivals Hoddesdon.

Electing to bowl, the visitors were put under pressure when openers Rob Walters (25) and Ashley Leat (41) built a strong early partnership.

However, Hoddesdon’s positive start petered out as their next three batsmen all went for single figures and the hosts fell to 144-7.

A short revival from tail-enders Rhys Jones (17) and Bill Thorne (27) left Hoddesdon on 185-8 from their 50 overs. Phil Lill was Reed’s most impressive performer with the ball, taking 3-21.

Skipper James Heslam (33) and Will Heslam (10) got Reed off to a solid beginning in their innings, 35-0 after eight overs.

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The introduction of Tom Greaves (48) and Chris Jackson (45 not out) accelerated the run chase and together with Stuart Smith (29), the away side eased to 187-4 for a six-wicket win. Reed host Chorleywood this Saturday.

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