Northwood lost to Reed by eight wickets
NORTHWOOD were unable take their chances as they fell to a one-wicket defeat against Reed on Saturday, writes Miguel Assunçao.
The team started nervously and found themselves two wickets down in the third over with just a single run on the board.
Tom Brockton and Simon Noach then made 40 and 39 respectively. But they were removed in quick succession, leaving Northwood on a precarious 84-4. A lower order collapse saw them bowled out for 103.
Northwood began brightly in the field and Paul Richardson's three quick wickets left Reed on 41-3. Ross Noach bagged five, but Reed managed to inch ahead with one wicket still standing.
Farnham Royal 169 all out Hillingdon Manor 170-7 Manor won by three wickets SCOTT Morris took his 60th wicket of the season as Hillingdon won at basement boys Farnham on Saturday.
Morris's 4-45 helped skittle out the hosts for 169, with Paul Everett marking his first XI debut for the season with 2-47.
The Manor response started well, Julian Corbin and Dale Morris adding 72. Azim Karim made a solid contribution, and at 140-3 Hillingdon looked to be sailing home.
But a mini collapse saw them slip to 142-7, before skipper Simon Webb punched the winning runs with eight overs to spare.
Meanwhile, the second XI slipped to a humiliating defeat against rock-bottom Bracknell.
Batting first, Mandeep Sarai (49) and Grant Morris (28) gave them a solid platform, but a great spell of bowling from Paul Dewick limited them to under 150.
The Bracknell response faltered several times, but they staggered home with two wickets to spare.