2018 Season Review

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2018.

Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2018. My annual report usually begins with a round-up with the changes to the Club’s General Committee made at the previous year’s AGM. Whist there were some new faces, the most important thing I wish to highlight is the incredibly poor attendance at the AGM last November. Only 19 members turned-out. That is from a membership approaching 100 people and of those 19, only 6 were active players! A ridiculously low number. Whilst a quorum was reached to enable many items to be voted-on and some Committee members elected, the Club Rules state that certain positions may be voted on only by playing members. Simply, because fewer than one-fifth of the total paid-up players were in attendance, Captains, their deputies and Playing Sub-Committee members could not be “elected”. As far as I know this was unprecedented and in order to resolve the situation the decision was taken to keep the status quo by the existing role holders to remain in post then for the General Committee to co-opt people to fill any vacant roles later. The upshot was those who did not wish to be re-elected to the General Committee were Marcus Baker and William Heslam. Brought-in were Sam Summers, Paul Garrott, Michael Robertson and Rob Lankester. Sean Tidey took over as the Under 25’s Representative. A new role on the Committee was created when Bill Mansfield became the first Facility Manager. Later, MJE Baker stood down from the 3rd XI captaincy to be replaced by Paul Garrott. I thank all those past and present members who have served on the General Committee. Despite some ups-and-downs, our Club remains solvent and runs smoothly thanks to the hours of work and commitment these [...]

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End of Season Reviews, Captains & Colts’ Managers

1st XI REPORT 2018 A fairly disappointing season for the First Team this year! We once again held our own in the league and beat most sides but consistency throughout the season in selection let us down. However, there were lots of positives to take away from the season. Our bowling attack went from strength to strength with all 5 of our main bowlers taking over 20 wickets on some fairly flat pitches which was very encouraging. With the bat we passed 300 on a couple of occasions and 4 hundreds were scored but sadly we could not score consistently and this probably cost us a top 2 spot. We had some impressive performances from the first team fringe players, Richard Barlow impressed when selected, as did Matt Bowles and Jack Caine, hopefully these guys can kick on from here and really push for a place in the side on a more permanent basis. Unfortunately our campaign to defend our NVC crown this year never really got going, losing to Langleybury in the first round, although we did have our revenge on them in the final game of the league season, beating them and sending them down into Division 1. With that said we wish them all the best and hope to see them back in the championship in the near future. Moving forward into next season, I’m fairly sure there won’t be any cricket season weddings which should help out with the availability! We will be starting winter nets in February and hope to have a big pre-season so we can hit the ground running in May, where we will be playing for a big promotion push and also another trip back to Lord’s. [...]

A Celebration of 50 years League Cricket in Hertfordshire.

SENT ON BEHALF OF THE SARACENS HERTFORDSHIRE PREMIER CRICKET LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. A Celebration of 50 years League Cricket in Hertfordshire. THE EVENT On Friday 21st September 2018 the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League (SHPCL) will be hosting a celebration dinner at the home of cricket – Lord’s. The dinner will be held at the Nursery Pavilion and whilst the final details have not been confirmed the event will consist of a pre-dinner drinks reception followed by a three course meal including ½ bottle of wine per person, still and sparkling water and coffee. Lord’s has an excellent reputation for food and quality service. GUEST SPEAKERS The SHPCL is extremely fortunate to have secured the services of Jonathan Agnew MBE (“Aggers") and Alison Mitchell, (the leading lights of BBC’s Test Match Special team), for the evening. PRICING FOR THE EVENING CELEBRATION The cost for the evening is £90.00 per person. RESTRICTIONS The event has a maximum capacity of 550 people. After offering places to their main sponsors and to panel umpires, the SHPCL committee has decided to offer each club 5 seats for the evening. If there are any spare seats, each club will then be offered an additional 2 seats if they so wish. (These will be openly drawn by the SHPCL on the 23rd April.) DEADLINES First, the SHPCL need to know how many tickets each club would like to be considered for. Therefore, I need this information from you by Wednesday 21st March 2018. I will submit our requests to the SHPCL who will inform all clubs how many tickets they will receive at the Captains’ Meeting on Monday 23rd April 2018. After that, all ticket money must be paid to the [...]

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