About Peter G. Baker

Hon. Secretary, RCC Oldest Centurion

Reedies running the Marathon

Two Reed cricketers have entered the London Marathon which this year will take place on 28th April. Please take the time to read about their chosen causes and give generously. To do so, you will have to copy & paste their respective charity links into your browser. Thank you, PGB, Hon. Sec, Reed CC. ================================================================================= Tom Greaves’s story. Hi All, As many of you will know, I’m not much of an athlete, however, in a moment of madness I applied for the London marathon and much to my surprise I got in!! This will be a hell of a challenge for me, as previously the most I’ve run in any one single effort is about a mile. So to make my efforts worthwhile I’ve decided to run for the Matt Hampson Foundation charity. As an emerging talent in the world of rugby, Matt Hampson’s world was rocked by a serious spinal injury sustained while training with England U21s.The shock would last months, the impact forever. Paralysed from the neck down Matt faced the toughest challenge of his life. Drawing on the passion, grit and steely determination that defined him as a player, Matt saw his accident not as an end, but as a new beginning. Through the Matt Hampson Foundation, Matt offers hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries, sharing his experiences and devoting his life to raising vital funds for those in need of support. Please join me in supporting the Foundation by giving anything you can. Thank you, Tom. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=TomGreaves4&pageUrl=1 ================================================================================= Matt Giblin’s story. I've wanted to run a marathon for a few years now, and seeing as it might be something I'll only ever do once, I was really keen [...]

By |2019-01-29T07:57:19+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

The ECB Coaches Association – “Associate Membership”

The ECB Coaches Association would like you to let you know about the new “Associate Membership” grade and to ensure that you are one of the first to receive a copy of their overall ECB strategy for 2020-24 - “Inspiring Generations”. The six priorities for 2020 – 24 are: Grow and nurture the core Inspire through elite teams Make cricket accessible Engage children and young people Transform women’s and girl’s cricket Support our communities In support of these aims, the ECB Coaches Association has introduced a new grade of membership; “Associate Member”, which is open to all. So your friends and colleagues who are not yet qualified coaches, can now join you in the ECB CA. As an Associate Member they will receive most of the benefits of Full Membership, including: be entitled to wear the ECB CA 'Three Lions' keep up to date with the latest thinking and developments in coaching receive invites to seminars, workshops and other opportunities save money, with great discounts on cricket coaching clothing and equipment be part of the ECB coaches community, making friends and sharing ideas. The ECB Coaches Association welcomes everyone who is interested in cricket coaching, providing the ongoing support you need to be the best you can be. For further information and to join go to www.ecb.co.uk then look for BE INVOLVED on the list down the left side of the page. Or send an email to [email protected] Best wishes, Stephen Wright, ECB Coaches Association. =============================================================================== MESSAGE SENT BY REED CC ON BEHALF OF THE ECB CA. ===============================================================================

By |2019-01-26T08:47:44+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Training Course|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wednesday evenings at the Clubhouse

A reminder that the Reed CC's Howard Marshall Pavilion is open for business every Wednesday evening from 1930hrs onwards. Come and have a chat, put the world to rights, watch soccer on the TV, throw a dart or two (or three!), play pool or simply enjoy the comfortable surroundings in the lounge bar. Bottled beers, lagers and ciders are on sale at “winter prices” (meaning cheaper than normal); plus soft drinks and nibbles, such as crisps and peanuts, some, (I am reliably informed), at even further reduced prices. Every Wednesday evening through to April - when the cricket should begin outdoors with some friendlies (and beer prices go up)! Fixtures will be added to the website calendar in the coming month once start times are agreed at the League's AGM and after the Village Cup draw which is expected in February. Click on “View All Events” on the right of this page then choose the months you want to look at. Friendlies will begin on 20th April, the 1st Round of the Village Cup on 28th April, then the Herts League on Saturday the 11th May. The season will end in September. PGB, Hon Sec, Reed CC.

By |2019-01-24T07:55:44+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Winter Nets – Open to all adult players (15+ years-old)

Winter Nets - Open to all adult players (15+ years-old). Net Facilities at Burloes Hall Farm, Royston have been booked for a series of practice / net sessions on Sunday afternoons from 3rd February until mid-April between 1700hrs and 1900hrs. Potential new players will be welcome irrespective of standard. There will be a charge of £5 per person per week - please ensure you bring the correct money with you. Please refer to the Events Calendar on the right-side of this RCC homepage to check all dates and a map of the venue: Burloes Hall Farm, Royston, SG8 9NE. PGB, Hon Sec, Reed CC.

By |2019-01-24T08:01:44+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Adult Training, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Funeral Arrangements – Jason Pallett, 23/12/1988 to 23/12/2018

To All Members and Supporters of Reed CC, here are the arrangements for Jason’s funeral that I have received from Anne and Kevin. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just a quick update on the arrangements for Jason’s funeral service. The funeral will take place on Thursday 17th January at 2.15 pm. It will be at the West Crematorium, at Cambridge. Family flowers only please. Donations will be accepted on the day which will go to one of our local youth football teams. Please feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable in, in whatever colours. Millwall football shirts are also acceptable. There will be a celebration for Jason afterwards at The British Legion, Royston, where we can lift a glass and share our memories of him together. Many thanks on behalf of Jason's family and ourselves. Anne and Kevin (Mum and Dad) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am aware that some RCC members are not on email or have access to the internet, I should appreciate that you please share this information to allow everyone to know the details. Thank you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- At Reed Cricket Club, members have been shocked and saddened on hearing the news reports that Jason Pallett died of injuries in tragic circumstances on Sunday. Reports state that Jason was walking alongside the A10 at Melbourn at about 0530hrs on Sunday morning when he was struck by a van; he died at the scene. It was his 30th Birthday. Jason was brought up in Reed and was one of our Colts. He had the ability to spin the ball both ways and he became a regular player in the senior teams at weekends in his teen-aged years. His appearances on the field lately were more on an occasional basis [...]

By |2019-01-18T12:39:22+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Club Constitution (2018)

CONSTITUTION OF REED CRICKET CLUB GENERAL: 1. The name of the Club is Reed Cricket Club. 2. The objectives of the Club are the provision of opportunities for recreation and socialising for the benefit of members, and the provision and maintenance of a Clubhouse at the Reed Village Green, Reed, Near Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 8AX. 3. Club colours are royal blue and gold. AFFILIATION: 4. The Club shall be affiliated to, and play under the rules of, the ECB, SHPCL and HCCA. MEMBERSHIP: 5. Every candidate for membership shall apply in writing to the Honorary Secretary who will notify the Executive Committee. Until the candidate is elected as a Member he / she shall not be entitled to any of the privileges of the Club. Applicants shall be elected by the Executive Committee at its sole discretion at the earliest opportunity or shall be elected at a General Meeting of the Club. 6. The membership categories of the Club shall be: a. President; b. Honorary Life Member; c. Vice-President; d. Non-playing / Family Member; e. Playing Member (Senior); f. Playing Member (Junior and Colt). SUBSCRIPTIONS; 7. Every Member shall pay on being admitted to the Club an Annual Subscription that shall be fixed from time to time by the Club’s Annual General Meeting. The Annual Subscription will cover a calendar year, that being the period of 1st January to 31st December (inclusive) in any year. The Committee may, at their discretion, reduce subscriptions to individual members in recognition of services rendered to the club. Such subscription shall be deemed to be a debt due to the Honorary Treasurer of the Club for the time being. 8. No money or property of the Club or any [...]

Life Membership for Andrew Emms

Andrew Emms was made a Life Member of Reed Cricket Club during the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting last Thursday. Andrew has worked on a variety of projects at the Club in his time as it has grown from rural village side to one of the finest clubs in Hertfordshire. He continues to volunteer and carry-out many of the manual labouring jobs that need doing as well as organising annual charity luncheons that have raised money for many worthy causes. In his early days he was particularly involved in setting-up the Colts’ structure from which the Club has benefitted with a constant supply of young players coming through to the senior teams. After many years as Committee member and Club Chairman, Andrew remains the figurehead of the Club as its President since 2012. He is a generous socialiser and a very loyal member of the Club and deserves this recognition. He now joins a very select band of Life Members comprising Clive Collins, Rosemary Collins, Keith Collins and Roger Bowcock. Peter G. Baker. Honorary Secretary, Reed CC 2nd December 2018.

By |2018-12-02T15:31:22+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: 2018, AGM, Awards, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reed CC General Committee for 2019

Elections at the AGM on Thursday resulted in the following: The Club's General Committee: Club President - Andrew Emms. Club Chairman – Stuart Smith. Honorary Secretary – Peter Baker. Honorary Treasurer – Bethan Smith. Playing Committee Chairman – Matt Bowles. Bar Committee Chairman – Peter McMeekin. Ground Committee Chairman – Richard Robertson. Membership Secretary – Cilla Robertson. Welfare Officer – Chloe Robertson. Fixtures Secretary – Peter Wholley. Coaches’ Coordinator – Richard Barlow. Fundraising Officer – James Heslam. Social Secretary – Sam Greaves. Colts Liaison Officer – Hannah Heslam. Under 25 Representative – Sean Tidey. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. Second XI Captain - Ed Garrott. Sunday Captain – Rob Lankester. Facility Manager – Bill Mansfield. SHPCL Representative – Michael Robertson. General Committee Members Without Portfolio: Paul Garrott; Matt Giblin; Richard Johnson. The following are Non-Committee roles: 1st XI Vice-Captain – Rob Lankester. 2nd XI Vice-Captain – Karl Ward. 3rd XI Captain – remains vacant at this stage. Members of the Playing Sub-Committee: Matt Bowles (Chairman), Tom Greaves, Ed Garrott, Rob Lankester, Karl Ward, Paul Garrott and Stuart Smith. Honorary Auditors: Jonathan Fynn and Scott Rouse.

By |2018-12-02T15:11:44+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Agenda for the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club, Thursday 29th November 2018

Agenda for the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Howard Marshall Pavilion on Thursday 29th November 2018 starting at 2000hrs. 1. To confirm the present incumbent, Andrew Emms, as President and Chairman of the AGM. No alternative nominations for the position of President have been received within the time allowed. Consequently, Andrew Emms remains as President. 2. Minutes. Approval and signing of minutes of the RCC AGM held on 23rd November 2017. 3. Matters arising. 4. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. 5. To receive the Annual Accounts. 6. To consider amendments to the Club Constitution. Only members over the age of 16 may vote. A majority of two-thirds of members present at the meeting in favour for changes is required. 7. To consider and ratify or amend rates of Subscription & Match Fees. Only members over the age of 16 may vote. 8. To elect Vice-Presidents, Officers and Auditors for the coming year. Rules, (all those voting must be fully paid-up members of the Club). Playing members over the age of 16 may vote on the election of all the officers. Playing members under the age of 16 may not vote. Non-Playing members may not vote on the election of Captains, Vice-Captains, and Playing Sub-Committee, except the Chairman of the AGM in the event of a tied vote (Rules 21b and 22 refer). 9. To confer Life Membership. 10. Any other business. Any other issues raised during the General Meeting will be considered by the new Executive and / or General Committee(s) as appropriate at the earliest opportunity. Club Officers’ and Team Captains’ reports have been posted on the Club website and a limited number of hard-copies [...]

By |2018-12-01T12:58:44+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Father Christmas at Reed Cricket Club on Sunday 23rd December

A message sent by Chief Elf Andrew Emms on behalf of Father Christmas. Dear Reed CC Members & Friends, HO, HO, HO..... ON SUNDAY, 23rd DECEMBER, SANTA WILL BE VISITING THE CLUB'S HOWARD MARSHALL PAVILION TO MEET US ALL, ESPECIALLY OUR YOUNG CHILDREN. PLEASE SEND NAMES AND AGES OF CHILDREN ATTENDING TO ME AND I WILL FORWARD THEIR NAMES TO SANTA, WHO WILL ENSURE THERE WILL BE A PRESENT FOR THEM ON THE DAY. TELEPHONE 01763 242613 EMAIL [email protected] PAVILION OPEN FROM 12 NOON, WITH SANTA ARRIVING AROUND 1PM. DONATIONS OF NIBBLES ETC FOR ALL TO ENJOY WOULD BE APPRECIATED ON THE DAY. PLEASE DO COME ALONG FOR A CONVIVIAL LUNCHTIME, HO, HO, HO!!!!! DON'T FORGET, SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER 12 NOON!!!!!!!!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andrew Emms, President, Reed Cricket Club.

By |2018-12-24T11:51:57+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments