Reed’s predominantly ‘home-grown’ team
comprised nine players who had developed through the club’s colts system and eight
of the team which won the National Village Cup in 2012.
After the deluges of the Saturday, Reed lost a vital toss and were unsurprisingly asked to bat first on a damp wicket and with a slow outfield.
Reed struggled initially in the difficult batting conditions but eventually managed to post a more than respectable 179-9 in 40 overs.
A crowd of around 600 then witnessed a superb Reed bowling and fielding performance, accompanied by several very fine catches. As a result, the visitors were unable to achieve any real momentum during their innings and were finally dismissed for just 105 in the 33rd over.
At Lord’s Reed will face North Yorkshire opponents yet again; this time it will be Sessay CC.