It is with regret that after many years of valued and much appreciated service we have to announce that Paul Watts is stepping down as Fixture Secretary of Reed Cricket Club. Paul has steered our Clubs fixtures through a period of significant expansion, during which we have also enjoyed unparalled success on the field. We now operate 4 x Saturday Xl’s, and have been operating 2 x Sunday Xl’s, as well as entering most available Midweek Cup competitions. Paul has proved a stalwart, capable and most diligent Fixture Secretary and we thank him most sincerely for his efforts and contribution.

Paul will remain active within our Club, in both his highly respected Umpiring position, and he is also allowing his name to be put forward as 2014 Season Selection Committee Chairman. We also hope that the very popular “Watts Curry Nights” at the Club will continue to be a feature of the Clubs Social Calendar!

Pauls departure does mean that we are looking for someone to take over the position of Fixture Secretary at our Club. The office requires filling ASAP as the 2014 Fixtures do require the usual “Winter Work” to be ready for the new season.

Paul has a lot of experience, an information bank, and a proven methodology of success, which he is willing and able to pass on to the new incumbent Fixture Secretary. He will also be available to offer advice as necessary to his successor.

Could YOU take on the role?

 Will YOU take on the role?

 Somebody needs to commit and make themselves available very soon – our AGM is on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th.

In relation to the Fixture Secretary task – the vast majority of Saturday Fixtures are devised, determined and published by our League, whilst many Sunday Fixtures are “Annual Renewals” that just require re-confirmation. Every year however we re-adjust various fixtures “In and Out” as a result of recent experiences – so there is a degree of fluidity and some new fixtures to find. The Club Fixture Card printing is not currently a Fixture Secretary responsibility as it is currently managed most competently by Membership Secretary Cilla Robertson.

Along with the various Club Captains the Fixture Secretary is the focus of Inter-Club Fixture Contact DURING the season – working with late fixture cancellations and any necessary communications with the Club Cricket Conference Emergency Fixture Bureau.

Paul Watts will be a hard act to follow but he is still present in the Club to help ease his successor into position.

Will anyone prepared to undertake the role please contact me as soon as possible.


John Heslam

Club Chairman

Reed Cricket Club