Life Membership of the Cricket Club was conferred on Peter Lawrence and Steve Dunn at the recent AGM. Peter was a founder member of the Club and has a long playing history. He has been a Club member for 63 years. Off the field in years past Peter, in his role as Chairman of Reed Parish Council, helped smooth the relationship between Club and Council, and his engineering background also made him indispensable at the time when the Club was establishing itself. Steve is a Past-President and former Club Captain, one of only two people to have held both positions. Steve was instrumental in setting-up the Colts section in the 1970s and was one of the finest wicket-keepers in the county. In latter years he had been willing to provide one-to-one wicket-keeping coaching. Steve’s friendly approach over a drink in the bar was often the first contact many prospective new playing members had with the Club, a tactic that paid off when they decided to join RCC. Both Peter's and Steve’s association continues as two of the Club’s Trustees. In recommending these Life Memberships, the Committee recognised that the Club would not be where it is now without their contributions over the years. Peter and Steve now join a very select band of Life Members comprising Clive Collins, Rosemary Collins, Keith Collins, Roger Bowcock and Andrew Emms. Peter G. Baker. Honorary Secretary, Reed CC 14th December 2019.
A message sent by Chief Elf Andrew Emms on behalf of Father Christmas. Please remember to contact Andrew direct if you intend taking your youngsters to meet Santa on the 22nd. ********************************************************************************** Dear Reed CC Members & Friends, HO, HO, HO….. ON SUNDAY, 22nd DECEMBER, SANTA WILL BE VISITING THE CLUB’S HOWARD MARSHALL 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. ANDREW EMMS, 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 22nd DECEMBER 12 NOON!!!!!!!!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andrew Emms, President, Reed Cricket Club.
Thanks to "Baz" Curtis who has been busy and has created Photograph Galleries for the 2019 season. These feature photos of the NVC Semi-Final versus Sarisbury Athletic taken by Rob Furber and yours truly; the Village Cup Final at Lord's from Sarah Williams, the official MCC Photographer; then dozens more taken by Ann and Paul Garrott at Lord's, (including the Spitfire and Hurricane that flew over the ground during the match). Ann and Paul then took photographs at the Club Dinner at the Old Bull Inn in November. Chris Jackson captured some interesting images of the Green by using a drone camera just before 10 pitches were dug-up and relaid in September. To view all these photographs go to the heading "Galleries" on this Homepage then choose "2019 Photo Album" - and of course, you could always revive old memories by opening all the Albums from previous years too. Enjoy! PGB, Hon. Sec.
Elections at the AGM on Thursday resulted in the following: The Club's 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. Membership Secretary – Cilla Robertson. Welfare Officer – Chloe Robertson. Fixtures Secretary – Peter Wholley. Coaches’ Coordinator – Richard Barlow. Fundraising Officer – James Heslam. Social Secretary – Sam Greaves. Colts Liaison Officer – Hannah Heslam. Under 25 Representative – Rhodri Hughes. Club Captain – Tom Greaves. Second XI Captain - Ed Garrott. Sunday Captain – Rob Lankester. Facility Manager – Bill Mansfield. SHPCL Representative – Michael Robertson. General Committee Members Without Portfolio: Julien Fynn, Paul Garrott; Matt Giblin; Richard Johnson. The following are Non-Committee roles: 1st XI Vice-Captain – Rob Lankester. 2nd XI Vice-Captain – Matt Bowles. 3rd XI Captain – Rhodri Hughes. Members of the Playing Sub-Committee: Matt Bowles (Chairman), Tom Greaves, Ed Garrott, Rob Lankester, Rhodri Hughes, Paul Garrott and Stuart Smith. Honorary Auditors: Alec Fynn and Scott Rouse.
CONSTITUTION OF REED CRICKET CLUB, (2019/20 version). 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 [...]
Agenda for the Sixty-third Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club on Thursday 28th November 2019
Agenda for the Sixty-third Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Howard Marshall Pavilion on Thursday 28th November 2019 starting at 2000hrs. 1. To confirm the present incumbent, Andrew Emms, as President and Chairman of the AGM. No alternative nominations for the position of President have been received within the time allowed. Consequently, Andrew Emms remains as President. 2. Minutes. Approval and signing of minutes of the RCC AGM held on 29th November 2018. 3. Matters arising. 4. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. 5. To receive the Annual Accounts – (Main, Bar and 100 Club). 6. To consider amendments to the Club Constitution. Only members over the age of 16 may vote. A majority of two-thirds of members present at the meeting in favour for changes is required. 7. To consider and ratify or amend rates of Subscription & Match Fees. Only members over the age of 16 may vote. 8. To elect Vice-Presidents, Officers and Auditors for the coming year. Rules: All those voting must be fully paid-up members of the Club. Playing members over the age of 16 may vote on the election of all the officers. Playing members under the age of 16 may not vote. Non-Playing Members may not vote on the election of Captains, Vice-Captains, and Playing Sub-Committee, except the Chairman of the AGM in the event of a tied vote (Rules 21b and 22 refer). 9. To confer Life Membership. 10. 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 [...]
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Awards Winners 2019 Congratulations to all the Winners of the various Club Awards that were presented at the Annual Dinner on Saturday. Reed Cricket Club celebrated its most significant season in their history on Saturday at their Annual Awards Presentation Dinner held at the Old Bull Inn, Royston. Having already seen the Second XI head Division 4B in the Hertfordshire League with a more than comfortable 35-point margin the 1st XI had a momentous weekend the following week with a triumphant play-off match to achieve promotion to the Herts Premier League for the first time followed by their third victory in the National Village Cup sponsored by The Cricketer Magazine and hosted by MCC at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. The Club’s Captains distributed Trophies to the various individuals who had contributed worthy performances during the season and to other Club members who consistently carry-out largely unnoticed “behind the scenes” tasks. Club Chairman Stuart Smith congratulated the winners as well as thanking all the players who had represented Reed in this fantastic year. He said that performances across the board were greatly improved but the Club should not rest on its laurels. RCC should be encouraging more playing and social members and to bridge the gap by introducing more Colts into Open-Age weekend cricket and to involve their parents in the Club’s activities. Stuart concluded by saying how very proud he was to be Chairman of Reed at this exciting time in its history as the players look forward to next season’s challenges. 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. The background explanations for the particular award are [...]
At the Presentation Ceremony held on Saturday at the home of the Herts Cricket League's sponsors, Saracens Rugby Union Football Club, the pennant for winning Division 4B was awarded to Reed 2nd XI skipper, Ed Garrott. Reed Seconds were 35 points clear at the top of the table and achieved promotion to Division 3B next season.
At the time of drafting this Report, there are still four weeks to go before this year’s AGM and I shall begin by recounting various activities and events that occurred during these past 12 months, but not necessarily in chronological order. Last autumn I reported that only 19 members attended the 2017 AGM. I am pleased to report this year that all of those same 19 members were in attendance again at the 2018 AGM and that they were joined by a further 24 members; 28 of the aggregation had played matches that year, so all the voting criteria was able to be met this time. With regard to changes to the General Committee, Phil Frenay stood down from the Second XI captaincy and was replaced by Ed Garrott. As forewarned, Cilla Robertson gave up two of her three roles and although she remained as Membership Secretary, Hannah Heslam took-on Colts Liaison whilst Chloe Robertson became Welfare Officer. The new role of Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League Representative was created as a separate position on our General Committee and Michael Robertson was elected as the first post-holder. (Previously Richard Robertson had been the Club’s liaison with the SHPCL but it was not an official “committee position”). Peter Tidey and Karl Ward both did not seek re-election to the General Committee although Karl remained Second XI Vice-Captain until partway through the season. Those vacancies on the Committee allowed Richard Johnson and Matt Giblin opportunities to be elected “Without Portfolio”. All other officials were re-elected in their existing roles. Remarkably, our Committee now contains four married couples on it – this must be a record! Outside the Committee positions, Jack Tidey did not wish to continue as [...]