Reed Cricket Club will open their title defence in The Cricketer Village Cup 2020 with a visit to Hertfordshire rivals Redbourn after the draw for the competition, (better known formerly as The National Village Cup), took place at Lord’s on Wednesday. Reed – whose 2019 win was their third time lifting the trophy in eight seasons – is one of 308 clubs who learned their fixtures for the 49th edition of the knockout tournament, which is set to open on May 3. Awarded a Bye in Round 1, Reed will visit Redbourn on Sunday the 17th May in the Second Round. However, its recent promotion to Hertfordshire Premier League Cricket means Reed will no longer be permitted to field first-team players, which could prove good news for the likes of last year’s runners-up Houghton Main. Their first-round draw involves a visit to Kippax in the West & South Yorkshire portion of the draw. To determine the fixtures, The Cricketer‘s editor Simon Hughes was joined in MCC’s committee room by Middlesex President Mike Selvey, George Redfern from tournament sponsors Pipers Crisps, and Mike Hartwell of the Lord’s Taverners charity. The full draw can be seen at www.nationalvillagecup.com go to MATCH CENTRE, then FIXTURES and click on the Groups. If Reed progresses successfully to the National Round, (Round 5 on the 28th June), we will visit the Regional winners of Essex & Suffolk. Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire – Group 22, Round One – Sunday May 3 Sawbridgeworth v Sharnbrook & Bromham Long Marston v Bye Wheathampstead v Northchurch Preston v Bye Datchworth v Langleybury Hare Street & Hormead v Bye Redbourn v Bye Reed v Bye +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Round Two – Sunday May 17 Sawbridgeworth OR Sharnbrook & Bromham [...]
MESSAGE POSTED ON BEHALF OF MIDDLESEX CCC AND SHPCL. CLOSING DATE FOR EARLYBIRD TICKETS IS 1st MARCH. Middlesex Cricket has chosen to play all four of its Royal London Cup home group games in Hertfordshire this summer. ========================================================================= As a member of a club in Hertfordshire, I'm sure you're as excited as we are that Middlesex Cricket has chosen to play all four of its Royal London Cup home group games in the county this summer! With the matches taking place in Hertfordshire, we wanted you to have the first opportunity to take advantage of our early bird offer, giving you exclusive savings on not only our matches at Radlett, but also our two out-ground Vitality Blast matches. With savings of up to 50% on offer, don't miss out - this ticket window is open until 1st March. We look forward to seeing you supporting Middlesex this summer! GO TO www.hertsleague.co.uk TO FIND THE LINK, OR GO DIRECT TO www.middlesexccc-comms.com ROYAL LONDON CUP - RADLETT OFFERS Middlesex v Hampshire - Friday 24th July Middlesex v Durham - Sunday 26th July Middlesex v Gloucestershire - Friday 7th August Middlesex v Kent - Sunday 9th August SINGLE MATCH (SAVE 20%): Adults: £12 Over 65's: £8 Under 16's: £4 PICK ANY TWO MATCHES (SAVE 35%): Adults: £19.20 Over 65's: £12.80 Under 16's: £6.40 ALL FOUR MATCHES (SAVE 50%): Adults: £28.80 Over 65's: £19.20 Under 16's: £9.60
As a pre-season get-together, a selection of Home-Cooked Curries will be served in the Howard Marshall Pavilion from 1900hrs on Friday 17th April. To give some idea of numbers to be catered for, please contact Sam Greaves on 07950 644861 nearer the time.
MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF SARACENS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB, LONGTIME SPONSORS OF THE HERTFORDSHIRE PREMIER CRICKET LEAGUE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saracens RFC v Harlequins RFC, Saturday 28th March 2020, KO 15.00hrs, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Red & Black Adults @ £25 / U16’s @ £14 or Silver Adults @ £28 / U16’s @ £18 As a part of the Saracens Family, we would like to invite you to take advantage of this great promotional offer to the Showdown #1 game at this Iconic stadium in North London. It will be the first ever Gallagher Premiership Rugby game to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and promises to deliver a mouth watering Showdown. There is a limited amount of tickets available at these prices and will be issued as first come first served. This ticket offer is open for a short amount of time and Tickets will be issued as Print @ Home and will be available for you to download from you online account straight away. • Click link: https://tickets.saracens.com/list/events/ (NOTE - This is a generic booking page) • Enter the code SHCL20 in the box for Promotional Code on RHS and press OK • Click the VIEW button within the TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM Page • A map of the seats will appear – your tickets will be blocked out in red. o Zoom in on this block o Click on a seat in the map for U16’s then click the C&S U16 ticket on the dropdown box on RHS, repeat for every U16 ticket required. All U16’s including babies will need a ticket o For Adult tickets select the number of seats required on the map then add to basket. o Please DO NOT leave SINGLE [...]
A reminder that Reed CC’s Howard Marshall Pavilion is open for business every Wednesday evening from 1930hrs onwards in the winter months. Come and have a chat, put the world to rights, watch soccer on the TV, throw a dart or two (or three!), play pool, cards or table skittles 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 have been added to the website calendar. The dates of the Village Cup Rounds are also included although the draw is not expected to take place until mid-February. Click on “View All Events” on the right of this homepage on the RCC website then choose the months you want to look at. Friendlies will begin on 18th April, Reed host a Group Final of the Herts T20 on 2nd May, the 1st Round of the Village Cup is on 3rd May, then the Herts League commences on Saturday the 9th May. The league season will end on 5th September. Before all that, there are Indoor Nets for senior players, (i.e., 16 years and older), at Burloes Farm, Royston on every Sunday in March (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th) plus two sessions at Melbourn Village College on Mondays 16th and 30th March - see the "Events" for times. A fee of £5 per person per session will be charged. For Under 12 and Non-County Under 15 Colts, there [...]
Life Membership of the Cricket Club was conferred on Peter Lawrence and Steve Dunn at the recent AGM. Peter was a founder member of the Club and has a long playing history. He has been a Club member for 63 years. Off the field in years past Peter, in his role as Chairman of Reed Parish Council, helped smooth the relationship between Club and Council, and his engineering background also made him indispensable at the time when the Club was establishing itself. Steve is a Past-President and former Club Captain, one of only two people to have held both positions. Steve was instrumental in setting-up the Colts section in the 1970s and was one of the finest wicket-keepers in the county. In latter years he had been willing to provide one-to-one wicket-keeping coaching. Steve’s friendly approach over a drink in the bar was often the first contact many prospective new playing members had with the Club, a tactic that paid off when they decided to join RCC. Both Peter's and Steve’s association continues as two of the Club’s Trustees. In recommending these Life Memberships, the Committee recognised that the Club would not be where it is now without their contributions over the years. Peter and Steve now join a very select band of Life Members comprising Clive Collins, Rosemary Collins, Keith Collins, Roger Bowcock and Andrew Emms. Peter G. Baker. Honorary Secretary, Reed CC 14th December 2019.
A message sent by Chief Elf Andrew Emms on behalf of Father Christmas. Please remember to contact Andrew direct if you intend taking your youngsters to meet Santa on the 22nd. ********************************************************************************** Dear Reed CC Members & Friends, HO, HO, HO….. ON SUNDAY, 22nd 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. ANDREW EMMS, 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 22nd DECEMBER 12 NOON!!!!!!!!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andrew Emms, President, Reed Cricket Club.
Thanks to "Baz" Curtis who has been busy and has created Photograph Galleries for the 2019 season. These feature photos of the NVC Semi-Final versus Sarisbury Athletic taken by Rob Furber and yours truly; the Village Cup Final at Lord's from Sarah Williams, the official MCC Photographer; then dozens more taken by Ann and Paul Garrott at Lord's, (including the Spitfire and Hurricane that flew over the ground during the match). Ann and Paul then took photographs at the Club Dinner at the Old Bull Inn in November. Chris Jackson captured some interesting images of the Green by using a drone camera just before 10 pitches were dug-up and relaid in September. To view all these photographs go to the heading "Galleries" on this Homepage then choose "2019 Photo Album" - and of course, you could always revive old memories by opening all the Albums from previous years too. Enjoy! PGB, Hon. Sec.
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 – Rhodri Hughes. 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: Julien Fynn, Paul Garrott; Matt Giblin; Richard Johnson. The following are Non-Committee roles: 1st XI Vice-Captain – Rob Lankester. 2nd XI Vice-Captain – Matt Bowles. 3rd XI Captain – Rhodri Hughes. Members of the Playing Sub-Committee: Matt Bowles (Chairman), Tom Greaves, Ed Garrott, Rob Lankester, Rhodri Hughes, Paul Garrott and Stuart Smith. Honorary Auditors: Alec Fynn and Scott Rouse.
CONSTITUTION OF REED CRICKET CLUB, (2019/20 version). 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 [...]