Young gun fires for Reed
Reed (130 all out) drew with Northchurch (130 all out) REED S Andy Young took eight wickets as they tied with Northchurch on Saturday. Young was in superb form with the ball ripping through the Northchurch middle order to finish with figures of 13-7-23-8
Reed (130 all out) drew with Northchurch (130 all out)
REED'S Andy Young took eight wickets as they tied with Northchurch on Saturday.
Young was in superb form with the ball ripping through the Northchurch middle order to finish with figures of 13-7-23-8 but a disappointing response with the bat left Reed having to settle for a draw.
Reed won the toss and asked the visitors to bat and they made an early breakthrough when Lee Johnson dismissed David Pearce (7) with the score on 17. Mark Hobley and Ed Langford progressed the score on for Northchurch before Young took centre stage.
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Langford (26) was first to go with the score on 78 and with just 11 more runs added to the board Hobley (45) followed. The next five wickets fell with just five runs added.
Elliott Gilder (2), Bryce Carseldine (4), Pieter Swart (1), Michael Pearce (0) and George Living (1) all fell to Young who also claimed the scalp of Joseph Selfe (0).
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Jack Whitworth hit a four and a six on his way to 21 as he and David Vila (12no) took the team from 110-9 to 130 before Johnson returned to remove Whitworth.
The tailender's contribution with the bat was to prove vital in the final outcome.
The Reed reply didn't get off to the best of starts with Simon Jackson (2) back in the pavilion with only nine on the board.
James Heslam and Philip Frenay took the Reed score to 50 before Frenay (13) fell to a peach of an in-swinger from Vila.
A batting collapse followed as Reed slumped from 50-2 to 62-5 with Tom Greaves (3), Heslam (27) and Stuart Smith (0) falling in quick succession.
A partnership between Dobson and Richard Johnson got Reed back on track and the pair took the home side past 100 before Dobson fell to Pearce for 29.
Lee Johnson added one to the score before falling to Swart and Pearce completed his five-wicket haul with the dismissal of Richard Johnson for 34.
Reed were now 121-8 needing 10 for the win and with two wickets in hand.
Young (2) fell with the score on 122 leaving Reed's hopes in the hands of numbers 10 and 11. Bernie Morss and Wilson took some risks as they dragged Reed level with their opponents but with just one run needed for the win Morss fell to Swart to ensure a share of the spoils.