THE Hawks CC made the trip up the A1M to Newton le Willows, near Bedale to take on The Harrow Wanderers in the Howard Reeve Memorial Match.

After a few words before the match by Ted Lester the Hawks captain, both sides held a minute's silence for reflection to remember Howard and fellow members of both clubs who have passed away.

Afterwards and in perfect conditions Harrow won the toss and took no time in deciding to bat on a pitch resembling the A1M itself and were soon under way before the first wicket fell at 35.

Thereafter excellent Hawks bowling coupled with remarkable fielding in intense heat saw the hosts struggle to make 158-8 in their allotted 32 overs.

For the visitors, Damon Reeve delivered a fine spell of 2-32 off six overs and Harry Garforth kept matters tight with 1-23 off his seven overs.

Fred Richardson top scored for Harrow with 48 but he got little support as Kev Woodley chipped in with 2-14 off several eventful overs.

The Hawks then started their reply and were 51-1 after 10 overs when the game stopped for a late lunch and the world cup football.

Fuelled by various drinks during the break, Ted Lester and Murphy Walwyn took the game away from Harrow when the game re-commenced before Damon Reeve played a super innings to seal victory in just 22.5 overs.

Lester struck a fierce 93, including 19 fours, and Reeve finished with 31 not out as stalwart Micky Peely swiped the winning boundary off his first ball. for a seven-wicket victory.

After the match Ted Lester and Harrow captain Harry Richardson eluded to the enjoyment and sadness of the day, but the overiding feeling was one of great friendship and a super game played in the perfect spirit.

The Clayton Claw went to Ian McGargle for the Hawks and the Howard Reeve man of the match Trophy was awarded to Damon Reeve.