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 [...]

By |2018-11-01T10:06:54+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: 2017, 2017 AGM, AGM|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Club Officials elected at the 2017 AGM

The following comprise the Club 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. Facility Manager - Bill Mansfield. Membership Secretary – Cilla Robertson. Welfare Officer – Cilla Robertson. Fixtures Secretary – Peter Wholley. Coaches’ Coordinator – Richard Barlow. Fundraising Officer – James Heslam. Social Secretary – Sam Summers. Colts Liaison Officer – Cilla Robertson. Under 25 Representative – Sean Tidey. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. Second XI Captain – Phil Frenay. Sunday Captain – Rob Lankester. Without Portfolio – Paul Garrott. Without Portfolio – Michael Robertson. Without Portfolio – Peter Tidey. Without Portfolio – Karl Ward. The following comprise the Club Executive Committee: 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 & SHPCL Representative – Richard Robertson. Membership Secretary & Welfare Officer – Cilla Robertson. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. N.B. Club President Andrew Emms is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee. The following were elected as Non-Committee Members: 1st XI Vice-Captain – Jack Tidey. 2nd XI Vice-Captain – Karl Ward. 3rd XI Captain – Marcus Baker. 4th XI Captain – Not required. Mid-Week Captain – Not required. Sunday 2nd XI Captain - Not required. The following comprise the Playing Sub-Committee (Team Selection, Disciplinary issues and Club Awards): Playing Committee Chairman – Matt Bowles. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. Second XI Captain – Phil Frenay. 1st XI Vice-Captain – Jack Tidey. 2nd XI Vice-Captain – Karl Ward. 3rd XI Captain [...]

By |2017-11-25T17:44:32+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Club Constitution (2017)

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 |2017-11-25T17:03:04+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Club Constitution, Historic Documents|Tags: , |0 Comments

Father Christmas at Reed Cricket Club on Sunday 17th December

A message sent by Chief Elf Andrew Emms on behalf of Father Christmas. Dear Reed CC Members & Friends, HO, HO, HO..... ON SUNDAY, 17TH DECEMBER, SANTA WILL BE VISITING THE CLUB 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 17TH DECEMBER 12 NOON!!!!!!!!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andrew Emms, President, Reed Cricket Club.

By |2017-12-18T08:21:00+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments

Agenda for the Sixty-first AGM of Reed CC, Thursday 23rd November 2017

Agenda for the Sixty-first Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 23rd November 2017 starting at 2000hrs. 1. Minutes. Approval and signing of minutes of the RCC AGM held on 24th November 2016. 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 & Match Fees. 7. To confirm the present incumbent as President and elect Vice-Presidents, Officers and Auditors for the coming year. 8. 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 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. www.reedcricketclub.co.uk

By |2017-11-27T08:28:29+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 AGM, AGM|Tags: , |0 Comments

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2017.

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2017. I have routinely begun this Report by detailing the changes of personnel on the Club’s General Committee; this year, that is secondary. The most significant change to our Club came with the death in September of our twice-Past President, Howard Marshall, at the age of 82. He had been in declining health for some months. I am sure you will have your own memories and anecdotes of and about Howard and I don’t intend to reproduce them here. All I shall state is that without Howard’s massive influence, commitment, hard-work and leadership for almost half-a-century, Reed Cricket Club and its players would not be where they are today. Thank you Howard. We look forward to next season when in a ceremony at which we hope members of his family will be present, we shall be naming the Clubhouse, the Howard Marshall Pavilion in his honour. Last autumn, it was a shock to me to receive an indication from John Heslam that he would not be seeking re-election as Club Chairman nor as Committee Member at the 2016 AGM. More on that later. Others of the 2015/6 Committee who also stood down for various reasons were Marcus Martin, Ian Osborne, Mike Robertson, Graham Smith, Jack Tidey, Paul Watts and Rob Willoughby. I thank them all for their parts in managing the Club and all the tasks they have collectively carried-out over the years. Putting themselves forward to Committee positions at the AGM were Phil Frenay, (2nd XI Captain), and Peter Tidey (without portfolio). Matt Bowles ceased being Social Secretary and took over as Playing Sub-Committee Chairman, Cilla Robertson added Colts Liaison to her roles as Welfare Officer and Membership Secretary. Although already [...]

By |2017-10-26T15:52:20+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 Season Review, News, Season Review|Tags: , |0 Comments

End of Season Reviews, Captains & Colts’ Managers

1st XI REPORT 2017 A season of “what ifs” for the First Team this year! Once again we proved ourselves to be in the top four teams in the Championship Division and if it hadn’t been for some availability issues I could now be writing this as a Premier League Captain. However, there were lots of positives to take away from the season. We beat every team in the League this year with the exception of Dunstable where rain halted our progress over at their place, showing we really aren’t far away from winning this League. Jack Tidey, back in the side after a lengthy stretch away with injury, was very pleasing to see, and towards the back end of the season was starting to really look back to his old way. Ed Wharton having another fine season with bat and ball, and backed-up by the Heslam brothers, Rob Lankester, Sean Tidey and some handy lower order hitting from myself, Stuart Smith and Mitchell Cooper. Rich Wharton also contributing with some match-winning knocks and outstanding performances with the gloves throughout the season. Mike Catt at the age of just 15 made his First Team debut and hit 66 not out in only his second innings, proving he really will be one to watch in the future. Our bowling attack served us well as per usual with Ed and Jack leading the way supported by Toby Fynn and our spinners. On a slightly sadder note, Chris Jackson, the “granddad” of the First Team, has decided that after 22 years, (I think), he is going to hang-up his First Team boots. I wouldn’t even like to guess how many first team runs Chris has scored but he [...]

Notification of the Sixty-First Annual General Meeting of Reed CC, Thursday 23rd November 2017

Notification of the Sixty-First Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 23rd November 2017 starting at 2000hrs. Agenda to follow shortly. Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.

By |2017-11-10T16:38:24+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bonfire & Fireworks, Saturday 4th November

Please see the poster advertising the Bonfire & Fireworks event organised by the Reed Village Hall Committee. Traditionally this has been a well-attended and enjoyable evening. Let us hope that the weather is mild and dry this year. Please support the local community where we play our cricket. The Cricket Club Bar will be open from 1630hrs. Have fun and stay safe! PGB

By |2017-11-05T08:56:57+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments