Funeral details; Peter Wilson

Peter's Funeral will be at St. Mary's Church, Guilden Morden at 1430hrs on Friday 3rd November followed by refreshments at The Hardwick Arms, Arrington. ************************************* I have learned the sad news today that Peter Wilson died on Tuesday. Peter was involved with Reed's Colts for several years in the late 1990s to the early 2000s when his three sons, Graham, Rob and James, were Colts in the Under 11s and Under 13s. He subsequently became a Vice-President of the Club. Please join me in sending condolences to Moira and her family. I shall publicise funeral details when I know them. Peter G. Baker Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club. Home Telephone 01223 207681 Mobile 07379 331962 email address [email protected]

By |2017-11-04T09:47:49+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Awards Dinner, Friday 3rd November

FIRST - “Baz” Curtis has loaded the 700+ photographs that Ann & Paul Garrott took at Lord’s during the National Village Cup Final onto the Club's website. Choose the heading Galleries on this Homepage, then the click on the 2017 Album. There are 8 separate sections - happy viewing! Thanks to Ann & Paul and “Baz". ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND - The Silverware will be presented at the Reed CC Annual Dinner on 3rd November at the Old Bull Inn, Royston, 1900hrs for 1915hrs. Celebrate the marvellous 2017 season with your club mates. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see the families of Colts and Junior members but space is limited so numbers will be restricted. The cost is £20 per person for a two-course meal. Book with Tom Greaves as soon as you can by contacting him on Mobile 07787 243915 or by email at [email protected] BOOKINGS WILL BE TAKEN UP TO MONDAY 30th OCTOBER ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED" BASIS SO DO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Please see the menu below then tell Tom your choice when you book your place. If you have dietary requirements, please inform him. Thank you. MAIN COURSES Slow braised Lamb shank on mashed potato with green beans and a rich lamb and mint gravy. Buttermilk Chicken green Thai curry with basmati rice, mango chutney and garlic naan. Stilton, pepper and sun-dried tomato Risotto with fresh rocket and truffle oil (V). DESSERT Double chocolate Brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Butterscotch Cheesecake with strawberry coulis and double cream. Lemon Tart with lemon curd and mixed berry compote. Fruit Salad. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Ways to pay: Online to Reed Cricket Club, Lloyd's Account Number 00740153 Sort Code 30 [...]

By |2017-11-04T09:50:07+00:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Annual Award Dinner, News, Social, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Celebrate Winning the National Village Cup

There will be a gathering at the Clubhouse on Friday 13th October from 7pm to celebrate the team’s latest National Village Cup victory. The bar will be open and a finger buffet will be provided. So that we have an idea of how many to expect please e-mail the Club Chairman with names and numbers: [email protected] or leave a message on telephone 01763 260446. It would be appreciated if those who partake in the buffet give a small monetary donation towards the cost. See you there!

By |2017-10-04T05:54:51+01:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments

Averages; All Teams, 2017

Averages; All Teams, 2017. Scroll downwards to find the particular team's batting, bowling and fielding. At the top you will see the 1st XI Combined Averages for both Herts League and National Village Cup. Next, the 1st XI Herts League only and further down the 1st XI Village Cup match data. The Second XI come next followed by the Third XI and the averages relating to the Third's truncated season. Last, the Sunday Friendly matches.

By |2019-06-27T09:20:55+01:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 Averages|Tags: , |0 Comments

Memorial Service for Howard Marshall, 28th October

A Memorial Service for Howard Marshall will be held on Saturday 28th October at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Barkway, Herts, SG8 8EJ at 3pm followed by a reception at The Woodman Public House, Nuthampstead, SG8 8NB - to have a final pint with our past President. The family have requested that flowers not be sent however if anyone wishes to mark Howard's passing, donations in his memory are gratefully accepted for Khandel Light which may be taken to the service or sent to Jeremy Rule Funeral Service, 12 Church Lane, Royston, Herts., SG8 9LG. ---------------------------------------------- Howard Marshall, 16th August 1935 to 22nd September 2017. Cricket-wise, Cokenach CC was Howard Marshall’s first port of call when he re-located to North Hertfordshire from Harrow in the early 1970s. Mostly in those days, fixtures were “friendlies” although that is not to say that these were not competitive! The side batting first was expected to declare at teatime if they had not already been bowled-out. In one Cokenach versus Reed clash, Reed batted on after tea much to Howard’s annoyance who was then still playing for Cokenach. This blemish on the “Spirit of Cricket”, did not dissuade Howard from changing colours and he began playing for Reed soon afterwards where he thought there would be more opportunities to be involved as wicket-keeper / batsman. The cricketers changed in the Village Hall and drank afterwards in the Cabinet public house and the fixtures were mostly against local village clubs although the National Village Cup was already on the scene. Howard who was 82 at the time of his death was soon part of Reed CC’s Committee where he was to remain until 2015. In the early 1970’s Neil Marsh, John [...]

By |2017-10-29T08:59:23+00:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Howard Marshall, 1935 to 2017. RIP.

Dear Members and Friends of Reed Cricket Club, We have received the sad news today that our former Club President and long-serving committee member, Howard Marshall, died this morning aged 82. Howard had been in poor health for some months but was cheered last weekend when he learned of Reed’s victory in the National Village Cup Final at Lord’s. Attached is a photograph of a proud Howard holding the Village Cup in 2012 when Reed won it for the first time. It is a wonderful photograph capturing a joyful Howard as many of us will remember him. I am sure you will join with me to send our sympathies to Howard’s children, Justin and Belinda. When I have any further news to announce I shall let you know. Should you wish to send me any emailed condolences, I shall make sure they are passed-on to Justin and Belinda. Yours, Peter G. Baker Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club. Home Telephone 01223 207681 Mobile 07379 331962 email address [email protected] Postal address “Burnside", 117, Meldreth Road, Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5RS

By |2017-10-14T00:01:09+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Watson’s National Village Cup Final – Updated News: 21/9/17. WE WON!!!

Another fantastic day at Lord's Cricket Ground saw Tom Greaves lead Reed CC onto the Pavilion terrace to be presented with the Watson's National Village Cup. Well done to everyone connected to the team - thank you for producing a second memorable victory for us to savour. Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who travelled to London and vocalised their joy, to those who stayed in touch by social media providing encouragement to the players, and those who followed the fluctuations of the match by radio commentary. Thank you too to our numerous advertisers and sponsors who have contributed to Reed CC's progress and development over the years. Reed CC thanks Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for hosting the event at the famous Lord's Cricket Ground; the NVC organisers, The Cricketer magazine, (; the competition's sponsors, Watson's Dairy Products, Gunn & Moore, BOLA Bowling machines, Extra Cover Insurance, Owzat Cricket Products, Greene King, International Cricket Tours and Pipers Crisp Company. Additional thanks go to all the staff of these organisations who make the day so memorably special for players and supporters alike. We are grateful to Derek Brewer, Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC, Matthew Fleming, MCC President, Simon Hughes, Editor of The Cricketer, and former England player, Alex Tudor, for their time and kind words during the presentation ceremony and post-match Gala Dinner. The Cup, adorned with RCC's coloured ribbons, will soon be on display at Reed and we hope to see you soon once we have organised a suitable celebration event. The date and details will be published in the calendar when known. These various media websites describe the fabulous victory, (these are not links; you will have to copy & paste these [...]

By |2017-10-01T11:48:23+01:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Reed crush Sessay in another Lord’s triumph

Reed's skipper Tom Greaves hammered the ball over the Pavilion boundary to win the Watson's National Village Cup for Reed for the second time. It was a fitting way to end a match which Reed had dominated from the moment Greaves won the toss and put the opposition in under overcast conditions at Lord’s. Opening bowlers Jack Tidey and Toby Fynn contained the Sessay openers to 34 from the first 10 overs and Fynn (6-2-17-1) made the first breakthrough having opposing captain Wilkie caught from a lofted drive by Stuart Smith. Tidey, bowling through the pain of a damaged shoulder, conceded just 28 runs from his allotted 8 overs, but it was the change bowlers, Greaves and Karl Ward, who really put the shackles on. Greaves took the next three wickets to fall for a miserly 19 runs, including a spectacular diving, overhead catch by Smith, running backwards at mid-on, which nearly knocked him out and kept him off the field for a short time. Ward then chipped in with two wickets, the pick of which was a lightning quick stumping by Richard Wharton from a leg-side wide, leaving Sessay tottering at 81-6. It took a defiant knock of 46 by Chris Till to gain some degree of respectability to the score, although Mitchell Cooper fired out two more wickets – another spectacular stumping by Wharton included. Till drove the last ball of the innings fiercely towards the boundary to complete his fifty, but the safe hands of Ward thwarted him and gave Sean Tidey his wicket, leaving Sessay on 164-9 from their 40 overs. It was a fine bowling and fielding display, every catch pouched safely. When they batted, Reed lost William Heslam and [...]

By |2017-10-14T00:03:20+01:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 Match Report|Tags: |0 Comments

Not quite enough in the friendly against The Archway Ladder

Reed Sunday XI versus The Archway Ladder CC at Reed on Sunday 10th September 2017. Hastily arranged after Waresley dropped-out on Friday, The Archway Ladder CC travelled up from London to find a still damp pitch after the downpours on Friday and Saturday. Richard Robertson and Peter Wholley worked hard to make it playable and only a half-hour’s delay was necessary before play commenced. An opening stand of 47 in 10 overs between William Heslam and Richard Barlow set Reed on the way before Barlow was surprised by a lifter and gloved it to slip for 10. Tom Greaves was at number 4 and both he and Will Heslam made half-centuries before departing. Heslam for 51 and Greaves for 59. MJE Baker hung around for 26 but the eventual total of 178 for 7 was perhaps a little under par. Rosemary Collins had prepared her usual high-quality teas for the last Sunday home fixture of the season by which time rain was falling outside. The showers came and went (and came back again!) but ALCC’s opener, Walsh, led the way with an attacking 62. Patel, Aslam and Sherwood provided support lower down the order as ALCC maintained a superior run-rate throughout the innings. Reed fought back with wickets falling to Giblin, Graves, Yates and O Hughes. Then off-breaker Greaves claimed the last 3 wickets to fall although it was too late; the visitors winning by 3 wickets in ever-increasing rainfall. Report submitted by PGB.

By |2017-09-11T10:58:09+01:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, 2017 Match Report|Tags: |0 Comments

Headlines: Week ending 10th September

SATURDAY (THANKS TO): The friendly against Baldock was abandoned without a ball bowled. THANKS TO the rain! SUNDAY (THANKS TO): Waresley cried-off on Friday so THANKS TO Peter Wholley for arranging a last-minute Conference game against The Archway Ladder CC. THANKS TO ALCC for agreeing to travel from their usual north-east London haunts. THANKS TO to Peter W and "Robbo" for making the pitch playable. Reed scored 178 for 7 mainly THANKS TO Tom Greaves (59) and Will Heslam (51), but ALCC knocked it off in the rain with 3 wickets left. Match report to follow. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THANKS TO "Baz" Curtis for creating a new Photo Gallery on this website. Go to the heading 'Galleries' and choose '2017 Photo Gallery' (nothing if not an original title)! You will see photographs from various matches throughout this season including the Chairman's Match, the Village Cup Quarter-final at Bledlow Village, then the home Semi-Final versus Aston Rowant. I offer THANKS TO the various contributors who have sent me photographs for this Gallery including Jaime Boyd, Teddy Brookes, Richard Emes and Alan Ward. Apologies if I've missed you off the list. PGB. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By |2017-09-16T09:43:39+01:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|Tags: |0 Comments