An Hour with Mike Brearley; Cambridge, 19th October

Reed Cricket Club Members, Below is information about an event in which you might be interested. This is not a Reed CC event, but as cricket enthusiasts you might wish to know about it. Do not try to book a place through me. Book direct at, or by ‘phoning Heffers Bookshop on 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers Bookshop, 20, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TY. PGB ************************************************************************* Friday 19th October, 12.30pm at the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College: An Hour with Mike Brearley. Calling all cricket fans! Legendary England captain Mike Brearley is returning to Cambridge - and Heffers invites you to spend an hour in his company. Mike Brearley OBE was educated at Cambridge, reading Classics and Moral Sciences. He captained England from 1977 to 1980 and was recalled to the captaincy in 1981 for the Ashes Home series - one of their most famous victories. Since retiring from cricket he trained as a psychoanalyst, and is a lecturer on leadership and motivation. He is the author of the best-selling The Art of Captaincy, and has written on cricket and the psychology of sport for the Observer and The Times. In his new collection of essays, On Cricket, Brearley has gone through pieces he has written over the past four decades, elaborating on many of them, cutting or adding, according to his second thoughts presenting to the reader something that is more holistic, more synoptic, from distance and old age. Tickets for the event are priced at £8 in advance or £10 on the door and can be purchased through, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop.

By |2018-09-30T07:14:42+01:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, Social|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Averages; All Teams, 2018

Averages; All Teams, 2018. Scroll downwards to find the particular team’s batting, bowling and fielding data. At the top you will see the 1st XI Combined Averages for all the Herts League, National Village Cup and Friendly matches. Next, the 1st XI Herts League games only and further down the 1st XI Village Cup match. Statistics for the Second XI come below that followed by those of the Third XI. Then lastly, the Sunday Friendly matches.

By |2019-01-29T08:00:19+01:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 Averages, Averages|Tags: , |0 Comments

Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation, 2nd November

The time has come for the Cups, Tankards and Trophies to be dusted-off and polished ready to be presented to the 2018 season award winners. Will you be one? The criteria isn't necessarily based on averages in all categories. Tickets for the Dinner (and Dance) will be available to purchase from behind the bar in the Howard Marshall Pavilion or to book a place by contacting Sam Greaves on 07950 644861. Seating will be limited so please don’t delay in booking. BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY *

By |2018-09-14T07:40:12+01:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Annual Award Dinner, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments

Quiz Number Three; Saturday 20th October

Saturday 20th October 7:00 p.m. for a prompt 8:00 p.m. start. Yes, another one! This time it will be the “End of Season Clearance Quiz” and prices at the bar will be reduced on many items, for example, draught beer and lager at £3 a pint, Prosecco £10 a bottle, wine at £8 a bottle, bottled bitter and Magner’s cider for £3 each. Captain Morgan’s spiced rum will also be available. Book early - ring Sam on 07950 644681 or Tom on 07787 243915.

By |2018-09-14T07:42:15+01:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Stage 1 and Stage 2 Umpires Courses: Autumn 2018

A number of Umpire Courses will be held in the Autumn. Please see the message below from Nick Hall, County Education Officer for Umpires, that includes details of dates and venues and how to take part. ********************************************************************** Dear All, I am pleased to be able to provide information regarding Umpires courses to be held by HACO (Herts Association of Cricket Officials). Participants have the opportunity of attending the ECB ACO ‘It’s your Call Stage 1’ and ‘It’s your Call Stage 2’ courses at venues across the county as follows: Stage 1 - Hertford CC, Monday October 1st to Monday November 5th (4 evenings) Stage 2 - Hertford CC, Monday November to 19th Monday December 10th (4 evenings) Stage 1 - Kings Langley CC, Wednesday October 3rd to Wednesday October 24th (4 evenings) Stage 2 - Kings Langley CC, Wednesday November 7th to Wednesday November 28th (4 evenings) Stage 1 - Radlett CC, Sunday November 18th (1 day) Stage 2 - Radlett CC, Sunday November 25th (1 day) Registration and payment for courses is via the ECB Website>upcoming-courses (courses are listed in County order). There is a brief description for each course within the details. For those of you who are already members of the ECB ACO there is an overview of the new courses on Page 24 of the latest edition of the magazine. Information about joining the ECB ACO can be found in the S1/S2 course Notebook. It is anticipated that most participants will follow a Stage 2 course immediately after a Stage 1 course and there is a discount for doing this. Please note that the above courses will only run if there are sufficient numbers, so if you are aware of [...]

By |2018-09-09T20:39:57+01:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Adult Training, News, Training Course|Tags: |0 Comments

Headlines; Week Ending 9th September

There are no Headlines; both "friendlies" (against Baldock on Saturday and Aston on Sunday) were cancelled. And that Ladies and Gents concludes the playing aspect of the season. There will still be some Social events to look forward to plus the Club's AGM in November as well as the end of season tasks to be dealt with. Keep an eye on the calendar on this website for details. PGB

By |2018-09-09T20:10:09+01:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Firsts finish with a flourish

Reed Firsts completed their league programme with a last over victory against old rivals Langleybury. Their 3 wicket win condemned the hosts to relegation from the Championship. Lacking the usual seam attack with even Ed Wharton playing as a batsman through an elbow injury, Reed started well, Jack Caine (7-2-20-2) bowling both of Langleybury's experienced openers and Matt Giblin could have had them 10-3 if a sharp chance in the slips had been pouched. However, Richard Oxley (58) and Danny Walker (76) passed the 100 mark until Sean Tidey broke the partnership. It was the occasional bowler Stuart Smith who did the most damage though, finishing with 4-50 and with Giblin claiming two late wickets Langleybury's innings closed on 232-9. Rob Lankester (20) and Ed Wharton (45) began the run chase, but it was a 50 partnership between Richard Barlow (33) and Marcus Martin which turned the game Reed's way. Langleybury skipper Oxley desperately alternated 8 bowlers to try to stem the tide of runs, but Martin (68 not out) well supported by Tom Greaves (16) and Jack Caine (15 not out) inexorably reduced the deficit until the latter drove a boundary to win the match by 3 wickets with 4 balls remaining. A welcome victory for Reed to end an up-and-down season, but a sad week for Langleybury, who lost both their long-standing President, Gordon Riddick, and their battle against relegation. Match Report submitted by Peter Wholley.

Headlines; Week Ending 2nd September

SATURDAY (SHPCL): The League season is over. The final round of matches was completed leaving the Firsts at 7th place in the Championship, the Seconds in 6th position in Division 4B and the Thirds taking the drop from Division 9A. Stuart Smith was the surprise mystery bowler at Langleybury snaring 4 wickets in their 232 for 9. The Firsts' reply was based round 33 by Richard Barlow, 45 from Ed Wharton and a masterful 68 not out by Marcus Martin passing the target in the final over with 7 wickets down. The Seconds had 7 wickets in-hand after they recovered from 22 for 3 to overhaul Stevenage's 192 all out without losing another wicket. Reed supporters were searching the record books as Chris Jackson and MJE Baker put-on an unbroken 171 for the 4th wicket as they each passed 80. It meant that the twenty-year-old partnership record of 177 between Simon Roberts and Mark Peart remains on the list. Earlier there were 3-wicket hauls for Karl Ward and Joe Graves. Main run-getters for the Thirds were Paul Garrott, (33), and Peter Baker, (20), but after a promising start, 107 all-out was never going to be enough. Mill Hill Village lost 5 wickets on the way to victory, 2 of them falling to Kieren McKinna. SUNDAY: There were fifties for Joe Graves and Rob Lankester in the friendly against Little Hadham supported by Ross Gardner and James Crockford who also passed thirty as Reed ended on 235 for 8. Hadham were restricted to 178 for 9 with 2 of the wickets falling to Sam Rice and 3 to Ross Gardner. Expect Match Reports to follow. PGB

By |2018-09-09T20:01:04+01:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: 2018, News|Tags: |0 Comments