Previous winners of the National Village Cup in 2012, Reed CC have again qualified for the final in a slow-scoring game played at the Hertfordshire side’s home ground. This sets Reed CC up for a final on the 17th September against Yorkshire club Sessay CC.

Performance of the round goes to captain Tom Greaves, who came in at 88-5 and helped steady the innings and get some much-needed lower order runs towards the end of Reed’s batting innings. Greaves scored 48 off just 36 balls in a performance for the spectators which saw him hit five sixes and a four. A strong captain’s innings for this accolade, which saw him equal wicketkeeper Wharton’s high-score.

Aston Rowant appeared constantly behind the run rate with only one of their players scoring more than 15 runs in reply to Reed’s 179 from their 40 overs.

Greaves also had a significant role to play with the ball. Bringing himself on as first-change bowler, he played an important role in dismissing Aston Rowant’s lower-middle order, taking wickets six, seven, and eight, including two lbws. During his eight overs Tom Greaves conceded 33 runs for his 3 wickets, at an economy rate of 4.13 per over.

As winner of the performance of the round Jack receives a specially engraved Gunn & Moore cricket bat customised to show his performance. Additionally, all the round winners will be invited to our factory in Nottingham, when not only will they see for themselves the GM bat making process, but also the 2017 Performance of the Season will be named with the winner receiving a Gunn & Moore kitbag, including bat, pads, gloves and helmet.