Notification of the Fifty-ninth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 19th November 2015 starting at 2000hrs. Agenda. 1. Minutes. Approval and signing of minutes from the RCC AGM held on 27th November 2014. 2. Matters arising. 3. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. 4. To receive the Annual Accounts. 5. To consider amendments to the Club Constitution. 6. To consider and ratify or amend rates of Subscription. Only members over the age of 18 may vote. 7. To elect Officers for the coming year. Rules, (all those voting must be fully paid-up members of the Club). Playing members over the age of 18 may vote on the election of all the officers. Playing members aged 16 or 17 may vote only on the election of Team Captains, Vice-Captains, and members of the Selection Committee. Playing members under 16 may not vote. Non-Playing members must be over the age of 18 to vote, but may not vote on the election of Captains, Vice-Captains, and Selection Committee. 8. Any other business. a. Fire Safety Training; current situation. Club Officers’ and Team Captains’ reports have been posted on the Club website and some hard-copies will be available in the pavilion at the AGM. Hard-copies of the various Club Accounts will be available in the pavilion at the AGM. Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.
Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2015. At the 2014 AGM, Michael “Baz” Curtis did not seek re-election as Honorary Secretary and I replaced him. Keith Collins, after 40+ years on the committee, and Stuart Smith also stood-down whilst Rob Willoughby, Jack Tidey and Sean Tidey filled the vacancies. In April Tom Greaves resigned as Coach Coordinator and subsequently Richard Barlow was co-opted onto the General Committee in that role. Life Member and former President, Howard Marshall, decided to stand-down from the Committee in May. Howard is irreplaceable! Your General Committee met 11 times during the year with an average attendance rate touching 83% per meeting at the time of writing this report. There were several pieces of significant business completed during the year. Reed Parish Council wished to formalize our 60-year association. Negotiated by Club Chairman, John Heslam, a 10-year agreement with a 5-year notice to quit clause that protects both the Parish Council and the Club was signed-off. Similarly, a new agreement based on the same lines was made with the Freman College management. RCC pay nothing to the school but in return the playing area is maintained to top class standards with Richard Robertson overseeing the preparation of pitches for school matches in addition to the ones our 3rd and 4th XIs use at weekends. We are indebted to JQH for seeing through these vital safeguards to our future. Thank you John. Parts of the Club Constitution were thought to be out of date, lacking certain important content and in no particular order. It has been reviewed and the proposed new Constitution will be brought to the AGM this November for members to vote on. Because of dwindling numbers, we were proactive in trying to [...]
REED CRICKET CLUB Minutes of the 58th Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 27th November 2014 starting at 2000hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Marcus Baker, Roger Bowcock, Matt Bowles, Lloyd Bowman, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Jonathan Fynn, Tom Greaves, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, John Heslam, Howard Marshall, Marcus Martin, Peter McMeekin, Richard Robertson, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Paul Watts, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Ben Bowles, Mitchell Cooper, Michael Curtis, Steve Dunn, Dennis Easley, William Heslam, Chris Jackson, Richard Johnson, John Kershaw, Peter Wholley, Kieren Willoughby. Prior to the commencement of the AGM, members held a half-minute’s silence in respect for Australian Test Cricketer, Phillip Hughes, whose death had been announced that day. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 28th November 2013. Minutes had been previously published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Neil Haslam, seconded by Richard Robertson, unanimously agreed and signed. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 28th November 2013. No matters arising. 3. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. The Report compiled by Michael Curtis had been previously published on the RCC Website. Receipt of the Hon. Secretary’s Report was proposed by Tom Greaves, seconded by Marcus Martin and accepted unanimously. Michael Curtis had previously notified the Committee that he would be standing-down from the Hon. Secretary role and was given a Vote of Thanks in his absence. 4. To receive the Annual Accounts. Annual Account: The Honorary Treasurer, Bethan, Smith, presented financial data to the year ending 30th September 2014. In answer [...]
1st XI REPORT 2015 The 1XI had a mixed 2015 season with some performances equal to or better than the standard set over recent seasons and some more disappointing. However, in a Championship significantly strengthened from the previous year and with some serious injuries to key players it remained a good season which hopefully sets a platform which along with a bit of luck can hopefully allow for another go at promotion to the Premier league in the future. Key performers with the bat were myself, Chris Jackson and William Heslam, the latter despite only playing half the season. However, typically many others chipped in too with the likes of Stuart Smith, Tom Greaves, new signing Rich Wharton, Alex Mutucamarana, Sean Tidey, Mitchell Cooper, Jack Tidey and overseas player Phil Lill all showing their ability with the bat at this level. The signing of Matt Sampson with 2 games to go is also very encouraging looking ahead as is the classy innings Rob Lankester produced in the final game of the season underlying his promise in his first opportunity to bat in 1XI league cricket. And hopefully if work allows the talented Rich Wharton can thrive with a regular spot in the future top order. With the ball Jack Tidey was outstanding. He consistently took key wickets at the top of the order which was crucial with the strength of the batting being particularly high in the Championship last season and his presence was sorely missed when injured. Phil Lill was also excellent more than filling the role required coming into the side for the season ending up leading wicket taker and top of the averages. Tom Greaves yet again bowled some crucial long spells [...]
Reed Cricket Club U11 Report Pre season the U11’s team started with 5 registered players and we were unsure if we could get a team to fulfill the fixtures, but by hook or crook we managed to get sign on 8 more new players, some new to cricket and some much more experienced. In the first match we only had 7 players and being 10 a side pairs we, not surprisingly, lost heavily. The addition of a couple of new players; Sam Osborne and Charlie Walters made a big improvement this year and the league season ended with 5 wins and 5 defeats. Our team was the youngest team in the league and the only matches we lost were against teams who were a lot older. On the batting side; Sam Osborne scored 66 runs, only being out once in nine matches. Ross Gardner was the second highest run scorer with 57 runs in nine matches. On the bowling side; Sam Osborne and Adam Gardner both took 10 wickets closely followed by Charlie Walters who took 9, including 2 wickets from the last two balls of the match to beat Foxton. Sam Osborne and Ross Gardner have both played Area cricket for North Herts this year and have both been pre-selected for 2016. Hopefully they will be joined by Adam Gardner and Charlie Walters who will be taking part in the North Area trials in November. All in all, this season has turned out much better than we could have hoped. Where we lacked in numbers we certainly made up for in quality, as we had a nucleus of some very good players being backed up by some enthusiastic newcomers which bodes well for the [...]
Remember remember the 7th November Bonfire night from 6pm Burgers and bangers Beer and wine Back by popular demand - a spectacular pyrotechnic display Reed Village Hall Committee