Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2016.

The latest AGM in November 2015 saw several changes in the Club’s General Committee and Officers. Most notably was that of Tom Greaves becoming Club Captain after James Heslam’s successful 8-year reign. James himself took over from father John as the Fundraising Officer and thus remained on the Committee. Ian Osborne who had joined only earlier in 2015 stepped into the vacancy of Colts Liaison Officer that Peter Wholley had performed for a number of years in conjunction with his dual role of Fixture Secretary. Peter continued with the Fixtures. Mike Robertson had lost-out in the vote for Committee members “Without Portfolio” at the AGM but when some issues arose about the withdrawal of our storage space at Freman College, Mike was co-opted onto the Committee to act as liaison. In May, Mitchell Cooper resigned from the Committee for family reasons and William Heslam was invited to replace him as the Under 25 representative. To date, the General Committee has met on five occasions with a 68% attendance. The newly-introduced Executive Committee met six times with an attendance rate of 76%. I thank all past and present club members who have served on the Committee. Without them, the Club, as we know and enjoy it, would cease to function. A major portion of business at that AGM was to accept the revised Constitution. This created significant changes to the running of the Club by introducing an Executive Committee, (which is entrusted to manage the Club), and a Playing Sub-Committee under Paul Watts’s chairmanship and which is responsible for Team Selection, Disciplinary issues and choosing annual awards winners. Also, we formalised the position of Membership Secretary as a separate role. Cilla Robertson has been responsible for [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:10:33+01:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: 2016, 2016 Season Review, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

End of Season Reviews, Captains & Colts’ Managers

1st XI REPORT 2016 The 1st XI had a mixed 2016 season, starting well, only losing once in the first 5 games to eventual league champions Letchworth. However, this run of good form wasn't to last as inconsistency with the bat and some weak availability meant we were far from our best at various points in the season. New signing, Minor-County opening bowler Ed Wharton, proved his worth throughout the season consistently picking up wickets ably supported by Toby Fynn, Mitchell Cooper, Sean Tidey and myself. The main men with the bat this year were William Heslam, Richard Wharton, James Heslam and Chris Jackson who all scored important match winning runs throughout the season, particularly Will and Rich. Youngster Rob Lankester also impressed in his first season in the first team, proving the colts system at the club is really working well and producing quality players. Without setting the world on fire this year we have comfortably maintained our position in the Herts. Championship Division, which is pleasing as the standard seems to be improving year on year. Good news has come from the Doctors in the last couple of weeks, meaning that Jack Tidey will be fit to start the 2017 season to open the bowling with Ed, and I feel they will strike off a very dangerous partnership next season, backed up by all the guys that have done well this year. With hard work in the nets over the winter and a strong pre-season there is no reason why we shouldn't be pushing for a Top 2 spot next year and go for promotion to the Premier League. We are always on the lookout for players that could strengthen the team, but [...]

Minutes of the Fifty-ninth AGM of Reed CC, 19th November 2015

Minutes of the Fifty-ninth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 19th November 2015 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, Mitchell Cooper, Jonathan Fynn, Toby Fynn, Neil Gardner, Tom Greaves, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, John Heslam, William Heslam, Peter McMeekin, Richard Robertson, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Jack Tidey, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Peter Wholley, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Richard Barlow, Dennis Easley, Roger Fulk, Chris Jackson, Marcus Martin, Paul Watts. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 27th November 2014. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Richard Robertson, seconded by Neil Haslam, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 27th November 2014. A. Change in Rules: According to Club Constitution, when Rules are changed or amended, the Honorary Secretary must give written notice to the Chief Officer of the Police and to the Clerk of the Local Authority. Action: The Hon. Secretary to notify those concerned. Discharged. So notified and agreed with all parties that this was no longer necessary in the future. B. There had been a proposal by Stevenage CC regarding match rules in Divisions 1 to 12 of the Herts League for 2015: Club members and in particular those playing in the Saturday 2nd XI had been canvassed twice in the preceding months. Marcus Martin informed the membership that players were against the proposal. Action: The Hon. Secretary to notify the Herts [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:10:36+01:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: 2015, 2015 AGM, AGM|Tags: , |0 Comments

Awards Dinner, Friday 18th November

The Silverware will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Friday 18th November 2016. Celebrate the 2016 season with club mates at the Old Bull Inn, High Street, Royston. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see the families of Colts and Junior members. Cost: £20 for a two-course meal. Arrive at 1900hrs for a 1915hrs start. Numbers will be restricted this year so you will need to book early. Contact the RCC Social Secretary Matt Bowles on Mobile phone number 07742 449885 or email [email protected] PLEASE SEE THE MENU CHOICES BELOW AND REPLY TO MATT AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN, PLEASE Ways to pay: Online to Reed Cricket Club, Account Number 00740153 Sort Code 30 97 16 Cheque payable to Reed Cricket Club MENU CHOICES Mains Slow Braised blade of beef, served with home cut triple cook chips, and mixed vegetables. Confit pork belly, on whole grain mustard mash, green beans, crackling and sweet onion gravy. Oven roasted salmon fillet, on dauphinois potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and a basil pesto. Shortcrust pastry tart, filled with ratatouille topped with toasted goats cheese. (V) Desserts Double Belgium chocolate brownie, with chocolate sauce and white vanilla seeded ice cream. White chocolate and strawberry cheesecake, with double cream and rhubarb and strawberry coulis. Apple and mixed berry crumble, served with creme anglais. Fresh fruit salad. BOOKINGS WILL BE TAKEN UP TO MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBER ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS SO DO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. PLEASE INFORM MATT OF ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS WHEN YOU BOOK. [email protected] or phone 07742 449885 * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY *

By |2016-12-27T13:10:40+01:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Annual Award Dinner, Awards, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Reed Village Bonfire & Fireworks, Saturday 5th November

Saturday 5th November 2016. Please see the poster advertising the Bonfire & Fireworks event organised by the Reed Village Hall Committee. Traditionally this has been a well-attended and enjoyable evening. Let us hope that the weather is mild and dry this year. Entry is free although donations may be made to the Reed Village Hall Renovation Fund. Please support the local community where we play our cricket. The Cricket Club Bar will be open from 1730hrs.

By |2016-11-06T08:43:16+01:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Social|Tags: , , |0 Comments