Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2017. I have routinely begun this Report by detailing the changes of personnel on the Club’s General Committee; this year, that is secondary. The most significant change to our Club came with the death in September of our twice-Past President, Howard Marshall, at the age of 82. He had been in declining health for some months. I am sure you will have your own memories and anecdotes of and about Howard and I don’t intend to reproduce them here. All I shall state is that without Howard’s massive influence, commitment, hard-work and leadership for almost half-a-century, Reed Cricket Club and its players would not be where they are today. Thank you Howard. We look forward to next season when in a ceremony at which we hope members of his family will be present, we shall be naming the Clubhouse, the Howard Marshall Pavilion in his honour. Last autumn, it was a shock to me to receive an indication from John Heslam that he would not be seeking re-election as Club Chairman nor as Committee Member at the 2016 AGM. More on that later. Others of the 2015/6 Committee who also stood down for various reasons were Marcus Martin, Ian Osborne, Mike Robertson, Graham Smith, Jack Tidey, Paul Watts and Rob Willoughby. I thank them all for their parts in managing the Club and all the tasks they have collectively carried-out over the years. Putting themselves forward to Committee positions at the AGM were Phil Frenay, (2nd XI Captain), and Peter Tidey (without portfolio). Matt Bowles ceased being Social Secretary and took over as Playing Sub-Committee Chairman, Cilla Robertson added Colts Liaison to her roles as Welfare Officer and Membership Secretary. Although already [...]
1st XI REPORT 2017 A season of “what ifs” for the First Team this year! Once again we proved ourselves to be in the top four teams in the Championship Division and if it hadn’t been for some availability issues I could now be writing this as a Premier League Captain. However, there were lots of positives to take away from the season. We beat every team in the League this year with the exception of Dunstable where rain halted our progress over at their place, showing we really aren’t far away from winning this League. Jack Tidey, back in the side after a lengthy stretch away with injury, was very pleasing to see, and towards the back end of the season was starting to really look back to his old way. Ed Wharton having another fine season with bat and ball, and backed-up by the Heslam brothers, Rob Lankester, Sean Tidey and some handy lower order hitting from myself, Stuart Smith and Mitchell Cooper. Rich Wharton also contributing with some match-winning knocks and outstanding performances with the gloves throughout the season. Mike Catt at the age of just 15 made his First Team debut and hit 66 not out in only his second innings, proving he really will be one to watch in the future. Our bowling attack served us well as per usual with Ed and Jack leading the way supported by Toby Fynn and our spinners. On a slightly sadder note, Chris Jackson, the “granddad” of the First Team, has decided that after 22 years, (I think), he is going to hang-up his First Team boots. I wouldn’t even like to guess how many first team runs Chris has scored but he [...]
Minutes of the Sixtieth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 24th November 2016 starting at 2005hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Marcus Baker, Roger Bowcock, Matt Bowles, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Jonathan Fynn, Toby Fynn, Paul Garrott, Tom Greaves, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, William Heslam, Howard Marshall, Marcus Martin, Peter McMeekin, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson, Richard Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Jack Tidey, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Karl Ward, Peter Wholley, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Lloyd Bowman, Mitchell Cooper, Steve Dunn, Dennis Easley, John Heslam, Alex Mutucumurana, Ian Osborne, Paul Watts. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 19th November 2015. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Neil Haslam, seconded by Cilla Robertson, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 19th November 2015. There were no matters arising. 3. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. Peter Baker’s Report had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Receipt of the Hon. Secretary’s Report was proposed by Michael Robertson, seconded by Tom Greaves and accepted unanimously. 4. To receive the Annual Accounts. Annual Account: The Honorary Treasurer, Bethan Smith, presented financial data to the year ending 30th September 2016. The Annual Accounts had yet to be audited by Jonathan Fynn and John Heslam but would be completed by the time of the next Committee Meeting. The Closing Balance at 30/9/16 was lower than is had been in 2015, but nevertheless stood at a comfortable £15,969.01p. Receipt of the Annual Accounts was proposed [...]
Notification of the Sixty-First Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 23rd November 2017 starting at 2000hrs. Agenda to follow shortly. Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.
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. Please support the local community where we play our cricket. The Cricket Club Bar will be open from 1630hrs. Have fun and stay safe! PGB
Peter's Funeral will be at St. Mary's Church, Guilden Morden at 1430hrs on Friday 3rd November followed by refreshments at The Hardwick Arms, Arrington. ************************************* I have learned the sad news today that Peter Wilson died on Tuesday. Peter was involved with Reed's Colts for several years in the late 1990s to the early 2000s when his three sons, Graham, Rob and James, were Colts in the Under 11s and Under 13s. He subsequently became a Vice-President of the Club. Please join me in sending condolences to Moira and her family. I shall publicise funeral details when I know them. Peter G. Baker Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club. Home Telephone 01223 207681 Mobile 07379 331962 email address [email protected]
FIRST - “Baz” Curtis has loaded the 700+ photographs that Ann & Paul Garrott took at Lord’s during the National Village Cup Final onto the Club's website. Choose the heading Galleries on this Homepage, then the click on the 2017 Album. There are 8 separate sections - happy viewing! Thanks to Ann & Paul and “Baz". ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND - The Silverware will be presented at the Reed CC Annual Dinner on 3rd November at the Old Bull Inn, Royston, 1900hrs for 1915hrs. Celebrate the marvellous 2017 season with your club mates. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see the families of Colts and Junior members but space is limited so numbers will be restricted. The cost is £20 per person for a two-course meal. Book with Tom Greaves as soon as you can by contacting him on Mobile 07787 243915 or by email at [email protected] BOOKINGS WILL BE TAKEN UP TO MONDAY 30th OCTOBER ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED" BASIS SO DO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Please see the menu below then tell Tom your choice when you book your place. If you have dietary requirements, please inform him. Thank you. MAIN COURSES Slow braised Lamb shank on mashed potato with green beans and a rich lamb and mint gravy. Buttermilk Chicken green Thai curry with basmati rice, mango chutney and garlic naan. Stilton, pepper and sun-dried tomato Risotto with fresh rocket and truffle oil (V). DESSERT Double chocolate Brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Butterscotch Cheesecake with strawberry coulis and double cream. Lemon Tart with lemon curd and mixed berry compote. Fruit Salad. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Ways to pay: Online to Reed Cricket Club, Lloyd's Account Number 00740153 Sort Code 30 [...]
There will be a gathering at the Clubhouse on Friday 13th October from 7pm to celebrate the team’s latest National Village Cup victory. The bar will be open and a finger buffet will be provided. So that we have an idea of how many to expect please e-mail the Club Chairman with names and numbers: [email protected] or leave a message on telephone 01763 260446. It would be appreciated if those who partake in the buffet give a small monetary donation towards the cost. See you there!
Averages; All Teams, 2017. Scroll downwards to find the particular team's batting, bowling and fielding. At the top you will see the 1st XI Combined Averages for both Herts League and National Village Cup. Next, the 1st XI Herts League only and further down the 1st XI Village Cup match data. The Second XI come next followed by the Third XI and the averages relating to the Third's truncated season. Last, the Sunday Friendly matches.
A Memorial Service for Howard Marshall will be held on Saturday 28th October at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Barkway, Herts, SG8 8EJ at 3pm followed by a reception at The Woodman Public House, Nuthampstead, SG8 8NB - to have a final pint with our past President. The family have requested that flowers not be sent however if anyone wishes to mark Howard's passing, donations in his memory are gratefully accepted for Khandel Light which may be taken to the service or sent to Jeremy Rule Funeral Service, 12 Church Lane, Royston, Herts., SG8 9LG. ---------------------------------------------- Howard Marshall, 16th August 1935 to 22nd September 2017. Cricket-wise, Cokenach CC was Howard Marshall’s first port of call when he re-located to North Hertfordshire from Harrow in the early 1970s. Mostly in those days, fixtures were “friendlies” although that is not to say that these were not competitive! The side batting first was expected to declare at teatime if they had not already been bowled-out. In one Cokenach versus Reed clash, Reed batted on after tea much to Howard’s annoyance who was then still playing for Cokenach. This blemish on the “Spirit of Cricket”, did not dissuade Howard from changing colours and he began playing for Reed soon afterwards where he thought there would be more opportunities to be involved as wicket-keeper / batsman. The cricketers changed in the Village Hall and drank afterwards in the Cabinet public house and the fixtures were mostly against local village clubs although the National Village Cup was already on the scene. Howard who was 82 at the time of his death was soon part of Reed CC’s Committee where he was to remain until 2015. In the early 1970’s Neil Marsh, John [...]