Reed secure Lord's glory
Reed CC defeated five-time finalists Woodhouse Grange by six wickets to claim victory in the Yorkshire Tea Village Cup final at Lord’s.
Tom Greaves was the hero of the day, leading Reed's pursuit of 185 with a blistering 51 from 49 balls that included seven fours. The all-rounder had earlier claimed 2-22 from nine probing overs of off-spin, including a wicket first ball.
Greaves was bowled by Andrew Horner one ball after bringing up his fifty, but Chris Jackson and Stuart Smith contributed 37 and 22 not out respectively before Mitchell Cooper struck the winning runs with 16 deliveries unused.
The result sparked delirious scenes among the massed ranks of Reed supporters who had made the journey down from Hertfordshire and were rewarded with idyllic conditions on their big day out at the home of cricket.
Reed captain Sean Tidey elected to field first, but openers Mike Hattee and Nick Hadfield started strongly for Woodhouse, scoring 52 from the first 10 overs before the former was caught behind off Lee Johnson for the day's first breakthrough.
Greaves then had Chris Bilton caught at slip with his first delivery in a Lord's final, but from a precarious position at 109 for six, Tom Young and Chris Suddaby, with a combined age of 39, hauled their team to respectability with 42 and 32 respectively.
In reply, Reed were quickly on course and added 42 for the first wicket before Tom Quinn took a fine return catch to remove James Heslam, who had looked dangerous in reaching 28.
Greaves' hard hitting ensured they did not relinquish their advantage.