About Peter G. Baker

Hon. Secretary, RCC Oldest Centurion

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tribute to Howard Marshall, Wednesday 21st November

Reed Cricket Club will be presented with a metal design depicting Wicket-Keeping Gloves by Justin Marshall and members of the Iron Foundry Industry. This will be in honour of our late-President, Howard Marshall. The evening will be an informal gathering for members and friends and will begin at 1930hrs.

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Awards Winners 2018

Awards Winners 2018 Congratulations to all the Winners of the various Club Awards that were presented at the Annual Dinner at the Old Bull Inn last night. This year’s winners are listed below. To see previous winners, (going back decades in some cases), look at the “History” pages on this website. The background explanations for the particular award are included.

By |2018-11-03T17:19:26+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: 2018, Annual Award Dinner, Awards, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2018.

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2018. My annual report usually begins with a round-up with the changes to the Club’s General Committee made at the previous year’s AGM. Whist there were some new faces, the most important thing I wish to highlight is the incredibly poor attendance at the AGM last November. Only 19 members turned-out. That is from a membership approaching 100 people and of those 19, only 6 were active players! A ridiculously low number. Whilst a quorum was reached to enable many items to be voted-on and some Committee members elected, the Club Rules state that certain positions may be voted on only by playing members. Simply, because fewer than one-fifth of the total paid-up players were in attendance, Captains, their deputies and Playing Sub-Committee members could not be “elected”. As far as I know this was unprecedented and in order to resolve the situation the decision was taken to keep the status quo by the existing role holders to remain in post then for the General Committee to co-opt people to fill any vacant roles later. The upshot was those who did not wish to be re-elected to the General Committee were Marcus Baker and William Heslam. Brought-in were Sam Summers, Paul Garrott, Michael Robertson and Rob Lankester. Sean Tidey took over as the Under 25’s Representative. A new role on the Committee was created when Bill Mansfield became the first Facility Manager. Later, MJE Baker stood down from the 3rd XI captaincy to be replaced by Paul Garrott. I thank all those past and present members who have served on the General Committee. Despite some ups-and-downs, our Club remains solvent and runs smoothly thanks to the hours of work and commitment these [...]

By |2018-11-01T10:10:51+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 Season Review, News, Season Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

End of Season Reviews, Captains & Colts’ Managers

1st XI REPORT 2018 A fairly disappointing season for the First Team this year! We once again held our own in the league and beat most sides but consistency throughout the season in selection let us down. However, there were lots of positives to take away from the season. Our bowling attack went from strength to strength with all 5 of our main bowlers taking over 20 wickets on some fairly flat pitches which was very encouraging. With the bat we passed 300 on a couple of occasions and 4 hundreds were scored but sadly we could not score consistently and this probably cost us a top 2 spot. We had some impressive performances from the first team fringe players, Richard Barlow impressed when selected, as did Matt Bowles and Jack Caine, hopefully these guys can kick on from here and really push for a place in the side on a more permanent basis. Unfortunately our campaign to defend our NVC crown this year never really got going, losing to Langleybury in the first round, although we did have our revenge on them in the final game of the league season, beating them and sending them down into Division 1. With that said we wish them all the best and hope to see them back in the championship in the near future. Moving forward into next season, I’m fairly sure there won’t be any cricket season weddings which should help out with the availability! We will be starting winter nets in February and hope to have a big pre-season so we can hit the ground running in May, where we will be playing for a big promotion push and also another trip back to Lord’s. [...]

Minutes of the Sixty-First AGM of Reed CC, 23rd November 2017

Minutes of the Sixty-First Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 23rd November 2017 starting at 2007hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Marcus Baker, Roger Bowcock, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Jonathan Fynn, Tom Greaves, Peter Lawrence, Peter McMeekin, Cilla Robertson, Richard Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Sam Summers, Peter Tidey, Tim Tidey, Peter Wholley. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Matt Bowles, Lloyd Bowman, Mitchell Cooper, Michael Curtis, Steve Dunn, Toby Fynn, Paul Garrott, Chris Jackson, Richard Johnson, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, John Heslam, William Heslam, Jack Tidey, Sean Tidey, Paul Watts. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 24th November 2016. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Marcus Baker, seconded by Cilla Robertson, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 24th November 2016. There had been one Action from the 2016 AGM: Cilla Robertson to contact newly elected Captains & Officials to instruct them how to apply for DBS Certification. The Action had been completed and Certificates issued. 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 Tom Greaves, seconded by Peter McMeekin 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 2017. 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 [...]

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