March is one of my favourite months of the year. The long dark nights are behind us and more importantly the cricket season is just around the corner. The 2017 season was always going to be hard to match but the 2018 season was still a very enjoyable one. Lots of good performances, (some bad ones too), great weather, a full social calendar, lots for the club to be proud of. Unfortunately, there was one negative that came up on a regular basis. Player availability. Speaking to other clubs and reading bits on social media it’s clear that Reed is not alone in having this problem. With people’s lives increasingly busy, and cricket taking a high proportion of the day, getting players to commit is becoming increasingly difficult. Membership levels seem to have remained constant, but the number of games people are playing in a season has dropped. Poor availability affected our Third team most. Some games were forfeited and some were played with 10 players or less. So what does the future hold for Reed and the 3rd team in particular? We have a lot of good Colts coming through but most of them won’t be old enough for Open-Age (or “Adult”) cricket for a few years yet. Will there still be a 3rd team when they are old enough? I really hope so. (We all remember that we had a Fourth Team until 2 years ago and look what happened to them.) So here’s the challenge to the playing members. Please try and do everything you can to increase your availability. However many games you played last year please see if you can up it by 2 or 3 games at least. Make [...]
Colts - Awards Winners (2018 Season). ===================================== At the Colts’ Awards Evening the following young players were recognised for their performances during 2018. UNDER 9 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Oscar Brickles UNDER 9 CLUBMAN Ethan Fox UNDER 9 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Jamie Rogers UNDER 9 MOST IMPROVED YOUNG PLAYER Josh Heslam UNDER 11 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Adam Gardner and Charlie Walters UNDER 11 CLUBMAN Miles Keenan UNDER 11 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Jacob Vincent UNDER 11 MOST IMPROVED YOUNG PLAYER Charlie Hawker UNDER 13 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sam Osborne UNDER 13 CLUBMAN Doni Foumakis UNDER 13 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER William Archer UNDER 13 MOST IMPROVED YOUNG PLAYER Tom Green Well done everyone. Let’s hope for a successful and enjoyable season in 2019. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We are very proud of our Colts at Reed and many of our youngsters have stayed with the Club over the years and have formed and continue to form the basis of our Senior Teams in Open-Age Cricket. Were you once a Colt? Did you win a trophy? Look back as far as 1991 in our “History” section on this website then choose “Seasons Awards” and the particular team. The list of Club and Senior Awards’ winners dates back even further; to 1962. And all those shields engraved with the names of the winners are proudly displayed inside the Howard Marshall Pavilion. Take a browse and look for those players and team-mates from seasons gone by. If you were once a Colt and stopped playing, why not make a comeback now? Membership Forms can be submitted electronically through the “Members Area”. The Selectors will be gathering soon! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Listed below are all the Fixtures for the three Saturday League Teams, the Sunday Cup matches and Friendlies plus all the Colts’ fixtures which this year includes two Under 9s Teams, the Under 11s and the Under 13s. Reed will also be hosting three Herts Area Colts games too. This time I have listed everything in date order so there should be less need for scrolling down looking for particular teams. For more details look down the right side of the Homepage then go across to the Events Calendar which shows venues for Away matches and Match Formats of the “Open-Age” fixtures. Click on the “View all Events” button to see the calendar day-by-day, month-by-month or as a list. The “Search” box is there to help too; just type-in a ‘keyword’ that refers to what you are looking for. League Tables and Results in all matches played in the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League (SHPCL) and the Herts T20 competition can be seen in detail by going to www.hertsleague.co.uk The full draw and results of the National Village Cup (NVC) can be viewed by visiting www.thecricketer.com or www.nationalvillagecup.com PGB, Hon. Sec. Reed CC.
A MESSAGE FROM REED CC's COLTS LIAISON OFFICER, HANNAH HESLAM. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There will be a Reed CC Colts’ Awards Evening in the Pavilion on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.00 pm. In the 2019 Season we will be running the following age groups: Under 9s – Training Sundays 10 -12, Midweek Evening Matches in the Hertfordshire Junior League and two Cricket Festivals. Coaches / Managers – Simon Jackson, Nigel Cook and James Heslam. Under 11s - Training Sundays 10 -12, Midweek Evening Matches in the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association and Cup Competitions. Coach / Manager – James Heslam. Under 13s - Training Sundays 10 -12, Midweek Evening Matches in the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association and Cup Competitions. Manager – Ian Osborne Training on Sundays will begin on Sunday 28th April and will end on Sunday 14th July. A fixture list will be available at the Colts' Awards Evening. If you would like to purchase Reed CC cricket whites you can do so via the Reed CC website or follow the link below: http://www.tylers-sportswear.co.uk/Catalogue/Sports-Webshops/Cricket-Clubs/Reed-CC Please can parents of U11s and U13s ensure their child has an Abdo Guard (cricket box) if they are selected to play matches. We very much hope you will register your child for the 2019 season and can attend the Awards Evening. If you have any friends who you think may be interested in registering their child to play for Reed CC we would warmly welcome them so please feel free to forward on this email and/or invite them along to the Awards Evening. Many thanks Hannah
Reed CC Pool & Darts Night 2019. ============================================================================================== Darts: George Garrott beat the Chairman Stuart Smith in a tense final, with Stuart missing several darts for the match! Pool: Richard Johnson edged past Mike Robertson in the final to take the trophy! ============================================================================================== This year's competitions will be on Saturday 13th April - assemble at 1700hrs for a start time of 1800hrs. £15 entry fee – includes entry into both competitions and food (takeaway fish & chips or pizza). For food only, it will be £10. CASH PRIZES!!! To secure your place and for catering purposes please contact Tom Greaves 07787 243915 or Sam Greaves 07950 644861. Good luck!
The first Quiz Night of the year. Please arrive early for a prompt start at 2000hrs.
All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game-based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. For more information about your All Stars session contact Hannah Heslam. Tel: 07793 025001 Email: [email protected] For parents to sign up, go to https://allstarscricket.co.uk/reed Sessions start on Sunday 12th May 2019 at Reed at 1000hrs, so book early for your place for a Summer of Big Moments! ======================================================================================== About the programme. All Stars Cricket is an initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. Programme features: • For all boys and girls aged five to eight • Delivered nationwide at more than 2,000 centres • Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks • Emphasis on fun and being active • Focus on developing your child's movement skills • Great first introduction to cricket • Safe and fully accredited • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too • Easy online registration Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door. We will be back in 2019 for another summer of Big Moments! Parents can sign up at https://allstarscricket.co.uk/reed ======================================================================================== In the meantime look at the ECB's website to check out FAQs and information for parents and carers plus brilliant games for you and your All Stars to try, as well [...]
Reed have been drawn at home to play against Sawbridgeworth in Round 2 of the 2019 National Village Cricket Championship (to give it its proper title), on Sunday 12th May. All Clubs from Beds & Herts have Byes in the 1st Round on 28th April and Northchurch also have a Bye in Round 2. Only 7 Clubs have entered our Group and the 2nd Round fixtures are: Reed v Sawbridgeworth. Sharnbrook and Bronham v Langleybury. Long Marston v Preston. Northchurch - Bye. Elsewhere, there are 15 Clubs in the Essex and Suffolk Group. In Cambs & Norfolk, our near neighbours Foxton will be playing Milton in the 1st Round then the winners will play Wilburton in Round 2. Thriplow have a Bye in the 1st Round and will then be away to Hethersett & Tas Valley (Norfolk) in the 2nd Round. The full draw may be seen shortly on The Cricketer's website or on www.nationalvillagecup.com in due course. PGB
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 [...]
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. ===============================================================================