The Reid Cup final between 2nd Grampian and Banchory was a slightly more boisterous affair than the preceding Bon Accord Cup final, and considerably more taxing for umpires Steve Murphy and Dave McDonald, who had their hands full, and regularly outstretched! 2nd Grampian batted first and got off to a great start as openers Sineth Rathnayake and Alwin Nimmy ran exceptionally well between the wickets, picking up boundaries when the opportunity arose. After 10 overs the partnership had risen to 84 but run scoring from the bat had slowed as the Banchory bowling became somewhat erratic. A huge score looked on the cards until Luke Hendrikson made the breakthrough having Rathnayake caught for 30. Vikas Adyanthaya also made an immediate impact, Nimmy caught from his first delivery for 24. All eyes were then on the free scoring Mynul Nadim and he didn’t disappoint as he played some classically well timed shots, taking 15 off an over from Adyanthaya. Unfortunately for Grampian the wheels were coming off at the other end, and wickets began to tumble as the running became frenetic and ill judged. Nadim was run out for 29 amongst the carnage, Grampian having to engage with the umpires as they conceded 15 penalty runs for repeatedly running in the protected area. They were all out for 142 off their last ball. Hendrikson taking 3 for 20 as Banchory throttled the anticipated acceleration, but left to ponder the 48 extras they had conceded.With 15 already on the board, John Ambrose mirrored the Grampian start as he hit the first ball from Nadim for 4, but Nadim won that battle in his next over as he had Ambrose caught for 6. Whilst Ross Devlin looked to play himself in, Sean Hicks hit 3 excellent boundaries before he perished for 13 as Ferdinand Thomas picked up 2 wickets in his first over. After 10 overs Banchory were on 73 for 4 with Mark Herbert looking to play his shots. They advanced to 105 for 4 off 13 overs, but as Herbert departed for 26, the run scoring dried up. When Devlin was bowled by Nadim for 26 the writing was on the wall for Banchory and they finished on 136 for 8, extras again to the fore on 47. It is traditional for the man of the match award to go to a player, and Hendrikson picked up the award for his bowling spell, but for the neutral watcher, the overworked umpires were the star performers on the day.