Minutes of the Fifty-ninth AGM of Reed CC, 19th November 2015

Minutes of the Fifty-ninth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 19th November 2015 starting at 2000hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Marcus Baker, Roger Bowcock, Matt Bowles, Lloyd Bowman, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Mitchell Cooper, Jonathan Fynn, Toby Fynn, Neil Gardner, Tom Greaves, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, John Heslam, William Heslam, Peter McMeekin, Richard Robertson, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Jack Tidey, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Peter Wholley, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Richard Barlow, Dennis Easley, Roger Fulk, Chris Jackson, Marcus Martin, Paul Watts. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 27th November 2014. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Richard Robertson, seconded by Neil Haslam, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 27th November 2014. A. Change in Rules: According to Club Constitution, when Rules are changed or amended, the Honorary Secretary must give written notice to the Chief Officer of the Police and to the Clerk of the Local Authority. Action: The Hon. Secretary to notify those concerned. Discharged. So notified and agreed with all parties that this was no longer necessary in the future. B. There had been a proposal by Stevenage CC regarding match rules in Divisions 1 to 12 of the Herts League for 2015: Club members and in particular those playing in the Saturday 2nd XI had been canvassed twice in the preceding months. Marcus Martin informed the membership that players were against the proposal. Action: The Hon. Secretary to notify the Herts [...]

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Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League Presentations, 30th January

Saracens Rugby Union Football Club, sponsors of the Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League, would like to invite you and your players, coaches and support staff to Allianz Park Stadium, Hendon, on Saturday 30th January 2016 for the Herts Cricket League Family Day Out. It is a Cricket family day out for all your members, coaches and their families to celebrate the 2015 cricket season and to turn the South Stand at Allianz Park White with cricket fans. You are encouraged to wear your white cricket sweaters. There will be presentations to the winners and runners-up of all the divisions in the League and these will take place in the Olympic Bar within the East Stand of Allianz Park between 1pm and 2pm. Everyone may then enjoy the pre-match atmosphere before taking their seats to watch Saracens RUFC in action against Bath RUFC in their Aviva Premiership Clash starting at 3pm. Tickets are priced at £20 for Adults and £10 for U16. Please contact either: Richard Robertson [email protected] or Cilla Robertson [email protected] to book your tickets – No later than Sunday 3rd January.

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Club Awards Winners, 2015

The Presentation of the RCC Trophies and Awards took place at the Old Bull Inn, Royston on the 21st November. 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. TONY BYSOUTH CUP - JACK CAINE DIANA FIELD CUP - RICHARD JOHNSON DAVE BOWLES MEMORIAL CUP - CHRIS JACKSON MIKE JACKSON MEMORIAL TROPHY - TOBY EMES BAKER AWARD - ROB LANKESTER NATIONAL VILLAGE CUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ALEX MUTUCUMARANA KING DUCK - REECE FITZGERALD & SEAN TIDEY 1st XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - JAMES HESLAM 1st XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - PHIL LILL 1st XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - JAMES HESLAM 2nd XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - MARCUS MARTIN 2nd XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - KARL WARD 2nd XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - RICHARD JOHNSON 3rd XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - RICHARD BARLOW 3rd XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - MICHAEL ROBERTSON 3rd XI STEVE LOVEGROVE MEMORIAL TROPHY for 3rd XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ROB WILLOUGHBY 4th XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - ZAC CONLEY 4th XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - NEIL HASLAM 4th XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ZAC CONLEY SUN 1st XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - JAMES HESLAM SUN 1st XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - ALEX MUTUCUMARANA CLUB CAPTAIN'S PERSONAL AWARDS - HANNAH HESLAM & STUART SMITH HOWARD MARSHALL CUP, (Presented to the Team of the Season) - SATURDAY 2nd XI (Winners of Division 5B) SPECIAL AWARD (Teas) - ROSEMARY COLLINS, RUTH TIDEY & HANNAH HESLAM SPECIAL AWARD (Ground) - RICHARD ROBERTSON SPECIAL AWARD (In appreciation of 8-year tenure as [...]

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New management structure; Executive and General Committees

As a result of the AGM held on the 19th November, the following comprise the Club General Committee: Club President - Andrew Emms. Club Chairman – John Heslam. Honorary Secretary – Peter Baker. Honorary Treasurer – Bethan Smith. Playing Committee Chairman – Paul Watts. Bar Committee Chairman – Peter McMeekin. Ground Committee Chairman – Richard Robertson. Membership Secretary – Cilla Robertson. Welfare Officer – Cilla Robertson. Fixtures Secretary – Peter Wholley. Coaches’ Coordinator – Richard Barlow. Fundraising Officer – James Heslam. Social Secretary - Matt Bowles. Colts Liaison Officer – Ian Osborne. Under 25 Representative – Mitchell Cooper. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. Second XI Captain – Marcus Martin. Sunday Captain – Marcus Baker. Without portfolio - Graham Smith, Jack Tidey, Sean Tidey and Rob Willoughby. The members of the Executive Committee are: Club Chairman – John Heslam. Honorary Secretary – Peter Baker. Honorary Treasurer – Bethan Smith. Playing Committee Chairman – Paul Watts. Bar Committee Chairman – Peter McMeekin. Ground Committee Chairman – Richard Robertson. Membership Secretary & Welfare Officer – Cilla Robertson. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. Contact numbers of Committee members and those of other club officers may be found on the "Contact Us" page. PGB, Hon. Sec. Nov 2015

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Club Constitution (2015)

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 [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:13:25+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2015, Club Constitution, Historic Documents|Tags: |0 Comments

Notification of the 59th AGM of RCC, 2000hrs, 19th November

Notification of the Fifty-ninth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 19th November 2015 starting at 2000hrs. Agenda. 1. Minutes. Approval and signing of minutes from the RCC AGM held on 27th November 2014. 2. Matters arising. 3. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. 4. To receive the Annual Accounts. 5. To consider amendments to the Club Constitution. 6. To consider and ratify or amend rates of Subscription. Only members over the age of 18 may vote. 7. To elect Officers for the coming year. Rules, (all those voting must be fully paid-up members of the Club). Playing members over the age of 18 may vote on the election of all the officers. Playing members aged 16 or 17 may vote only on the election of Team Captains, Vice-Captains, and members of the Selection Committee. Playing members under 16 may not vote. Non-Playing members must be over the age of 18 to vote, but may not vote on the election of Captains, Vice-Captains, and Selection Committee. 8. Any other business. a. Fire Safety Training; current situation. Club Officers’ and Team Captains’ reports have been posted on the Club website and some hard-copies will be available in the pavilion at the AGM. Hard-copies of the various Club Accounts will be available in the pavilion at the AGM. Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.

By |2015-11-21T17:51:20+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: 2015, 2015 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2015.

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2015. At the 2014 AGM, Michael “Baz” Curtis did not seek re-election as Honorary Secretary and I replaced him. Keith Collins, after 40+ years on the committee, and Stuart Smith also stood-down whilst Rob Willoughby, Jack Tidey and Sean Tidey filled the vacancies. In April Tom Greaves resigned as Coach Coordinator and subsequently Richard Barlow was co-opted onto the General Committee in that role. Life Member and former President, Howard Marshall, decided to stand-down from the Committee in May. Howard is irreplaceable! Your General Committee met 11 times during the year with an average attendance rate touching 83% per meeting at the time of writing this report. There were several pieces of significant business completed during the year. Reed Parish Council wished to formalize our 60-year association. Negotiated by Club Chairman, John Heslam, a 10-year agreement with a 5-year notice to quit clause that protects both the Parish Council and the Club was signed-off. Similarly, a new agreement based on the same lines was made with the Freman College management. RCC pay nothing to the school but in return the playing area is maintained to top class standards with Richard Robertson overseeing the preparation of pitches for school matches in addition to the ones our 3rd and 4th XIs use at weekends. We are indebted to JQH for seeing through these vital safeguards to our future. Thank you John. Parts of the Club Constitution were thought to be out of date, lacking certain important content and in no particular order. It has been reviewed and the proposed new Constitution will be brought to the AGM this November for members to vote on. Because of dwindling numbers, we were proactive in trying to [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:13:28+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: 2015, 2015 AGM, 2015 Season Review, AGM, News, Season Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

Captains’ Reviews of the season, 2015

1st XI REPORT 2015 The 1XI had a mixed 2015 season with some performances equal to or better than the standard set over recent seasons and some more disappointing. However, in a Championship significantly strengthened from the previous year and with some serious injuries to key players it remained a good season which hopefully sets a platform which along with a bit of luck can hopefully allow for another go at promotion to the Premier league in the future. Key performers with the bat were myself, Chris Jackson and William Heslam, the latter despite only playing half the season. However, typically many others chipped in too with the likes of Stuart Smith, Tom Greaves, new signing Rich Wharton, Alex Mutucamarana, Sean Tidey, Mitchell Cooper, Jack Tidey and overseas player Phil Lill all showing their ability with the bat at this level. The signing of Matt Sampson with 2 games to go is also very encouraging looking ahead as is the classy innings Rob Lankester produced in the final game of the season underlying his promise in his first opportunity to bat in 1XI league cricket. And hopefully if work allows the talented Rich Wharton can thrive with a regular spot in the future top order. With the ball Jack Tidey was outstanding. He consistently took key wickets at the top of the order which was crucial with the strength of the batting being particularly high in the Championship last season and his presence was sorely missed when injured. Phil Lill was also excellent more than filling the role required coming into the side for the season ending up leading wicket taker and top of the averages. Tom Greaves yet again bowled some crucial long spells [...]

Colts’ Managers’ Reports, 2015

Reed Cricket Club U11 Report Pre season the U11’s team started with 5 registered players and we were unsure if we could get a team to fulfill the fixtures, but by hook or crook we managed to get sign on 8 more new players, some new to cricket and some much more experienced. In the first match we only had 7 players and being 10 a side pairs we, not surprisingly, lost heavily. The addition of a couple of new players; Sam Osborne and Charlie Walters made a big improvement this year and the league season ended with 5 wins and 5 defeats. Our team was the youngest team in the league and the only matches we lost were against teams who were a lot older. On the batting side; Sam Osborne scored 66 runs, only being out once in nine matches. Ross Gardner was the second highest run scorer with 57 runs in nine matches. On the bowling side; Sam Osborne and Adam Gardner both took 10 wickets closely followed by Charlie Walters who took 9, including 2 wickets from the last two balls of the match to beat Foxton. Sam Osborne and Ross Gardner have both played Area cricket for North Herts this year and have both been pre-selected for 2016. Hopefully they will be joined by Adam Gardner and Charlie Walters who will be taking part in the North Area trials in November. All in all, this season has turned out much better than we could have hoped. Where we lacked in numbers we certainly made up for in quality, as we had a nucleus of some very good players being backed up by some enthusiastic newcomers which bodes well for the [...]

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