Alan's funeral will be at 12:00hrs on Thursday 12th May at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Westmill near Buntingford. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reed Cricket Club regret to advise you that Alan Deville, the father of a former Club Colt, (and still welcome and occasional player Sam Deville), a Vice-President of our Club, and a significant supporter and benefactor of our Club over several years, died on Thursday 28th April. Alan was a larger than life character and a significant and generous supporter of local youth sports clubs. Alan underwrote the funds that enabled Reed CC to establish and implement our second Ground arrangement with Freman College in Buntingford. Our Third and Fourth Teams' development, and the cricketers of Freman College, owe a significant debt to his vision and generosity. I am sure that you will join us in extending our sympathy and condolences to Alan's wife Sue and son Sam, and the rest of his extended family. John Heslam, Club Chairman, Reed Cricket Club.
Sundays for Reed re-started for the 2016 season on a cold, grey afternoon in late April. Reed had travelled down to beautiful Preston for the annual pre-season friendly. Marcus J.E. Baker asked his hosts to bat as his side started the process of blowing the cobwebs out of the system. Things did not start well for Reed as Mercer and Anderson attacked the uncertain opening overs of Joe Graves and Owen Hughes. Preston were racing along at 10 an over and a long, cold, miserable afternoon in the field was looking likely. However, much to their credit both Graves and Hughes showed some real character and kept charging in. The pair started to find some troubling lines and before long the runs were starting to dry up. Baker decided to save some of Hughes’s overs for later in the piece so replaced him in the tenth over with Jack Childs. The change seemed to work as Childs made the breakthrough with the score on 77 thanks to a catch by Ed Garrott. Joe Graves meanwhile was replaced by Garrott. The dramatic fight back shown by Graves meant he had ended up bowling through his full quota of overs, unluckily wicket less. Childs persisted with his fantastic spell taking regular wickets, Preston’s strong batting order was faltering. Needing a wicket from his final over to finish with five to his name he left it to the last ball when a clean pull shot was plucked from the air by Baker. Removing the opposition top 5 for 32 is never a bad way to start the season. Baker then join Garrott in sending spin down at the lower order batsman. Both took wickets but Garrott in particular [...]
Jackson Chris-ens New Season with a Half Century and a Win Reed 1st XI Vs Hornsey 1st XI (played at The Green, Reed) Date: Saturday 23 April 2016 Match Type: Friendly Toss won by Hornsey who elected to field Result: Reed won by 11 runs Reed CC 173 for 9 (40 overs) C Jackson 55, T Greaves 31 Hornsey CC 162 for 9 (40 overs) T Greaves 3 for 35, E Wharton 2 for 15 Tom Greaves officially starts his reign as 1st XI captain on the field on May 5 when his side travel to Stevenage for the first league game of the season. His side look to have prepared well over the winter winning their opening friendly of the season against a strong Hornsey 1st XI by 11 runs. Paul Weekes, formally a professional cricketer for Middlesex CC between 1990 and 2006, called correctly at the toss and elected to field which seemed sensible as the conditions were suitable for swinging the ball and the wicket offered assistance to bowlers who could move the ball off the seam. Hornsey took advantage of the conditions and removed the Reed top three cheaply. But a solid 71 run partnership between Chris Jackson (55) and Tom Greaves (31) helped steady the ship and rebuild the innings. Sean Tidey chipped in with a quick fire 25 and everyone else contributed to help Reed get to a competitive total of 173 for 9 after 40 overs. Reed took to the field in the knowledge that if they bowled and fielded well, then 173 would be a competitive total with a wicket that still offered enough to the bowlers. Debutant Ed Wharton (2 for 15) soon extracted something from [...]
Saturday: After losing three early wickets, a strong Reed team closed on 173 at home versus Hornsey. Chris Jackson passed fifty and he was supported by Tom Greaves with a thirty and Sean Tidey's 25. Captain Greaves rounded-off a good day with 3 wickets as the visitors ended 11 runs short. Sunday: Ed Garrott showed his class with 88 runs after Jack Childs had taken 5 for 52 when Preston were all-out for 175. Despite their efforts, Reed lost by 48 runs. Expect Match Reports to follow in due course.
Club Skipper Tom Greaves presented the trophies to the winners at last weeks presentation evening. Awards are given out for Most Improved Player, Player of the Year, Clubman and Best Improved Young Player. A fun evening was had by all. You can see who won what here. If you have a son or daughter who would like to join then please contact us here. ********************************************************************** Reed CC Colts Presentation Evening report. Last Thursday Reed CC held its Colts presentation evening at the clubhouse. Reports of last season's games were given by the team managers and awards given to the outstanding players. At the Under 15 age group a very young team were, nonetheless, competitive in all the matches and there were a number of noteworthy individual performances. The Player of the year was awarded to Tom Nussey for consistently impressive performances with both bat and ball (185 runs at an average of 26 and 5 wickets at 19). The most improved player was Brendan Salter, the most improved young player Ed Kershaw and the clubman award went to Toby Emes. For the Under 13s there were also creditable performances in all the matches. Freddie Ancliffe was awarded Player of the year for his solid all-round contribution while Richard Stuart was the most improved player and Stephen Bishop the Clubman. At Under 11 the team, made up mostly of Under 9s and even some Under 8s and ably captained by Ross Gardner won 4 out of their 8 games against significantly older opposition. Player of the year was Sam Osborne who averaged 66 with the bat and took 10 wickets with the ball at an average of 7. Matthew Liebenberg was the most improved player taking [...]