Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2019

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 [...]

By |2019-10-31T06:07:29+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 AGM, 2019 Season Review, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Minutes of the Sixty-second AGM of Reed CC, 29th November 2018

Minutes of the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 29th November 2018 starting at 2000hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Chris Baker, Marcus Baker, Richard Barlow, Roger Bowcock, Matt Bowles, Jaime Boyd, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Jonathan Fynn, Toby Fynn, Edward Garrott, Paul Garrott, Matt Giblin, Sam Greaves, Tom Greaves, Chris Jackson, Richard Johnson, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, Rob Lankester, Peter Lawrence, Bill Mansfield, Marcus Martin, Rupert Martin, Kieran McKinna, Peter McMeekin, Chloe Robertson, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson Richard Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Jack Tidey, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Karl Ward, Ed Wharton, Peter Wholley, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Lloyd Bowman, Mitchell Cooper, Steve Dunn, Dennis Easley, Phil Frenay, Richard Haydon, Hannah Heslam, Rhodri Hughes, Ian Roberts, Matt Sampson, Paul Watts, Richard Wharton, Kieren Willoughby. 1. To confirm the present incumbent, Andrew Emms, as President and Chairman of the AGM. According to the Club Constitution there being no alternative nomination received in the requisite time, ANDREW EMMS remained Club President. 2. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 23rd November 2017. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Cilla Robertson, seconded by Tom Greaves, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 3. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 23rd November 2017. Peter Baker confirmed that the matters regarding the non-election of Captains, Vice-Captains and Playing Sub-Committee Members at the 2017 AGM had been carried forward to the General Committee who had subsequently officially co-opted the existing post holders and filled any vacancies. This situation had been caused by there being insufficient [...]

By |2019-10-31T06:03:51+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: 2018, 2018 AGM, AGM|Tags: , |0 Comments

Notification of the Sixty-third Annual General Meeting of Reed CC, Thursday 28th November 2019

Notification of 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. Agenda to follow shortly. Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.

By |2019-10-31T06:02:20+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Life Membership for Andrew Emms

Andrew Emms was made a Life Member of Reed Cricket Club during the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting last Thursday. Andrew has worked on a variety of projects at the Club in his time as it has grown from rural village side to one of the finest clubs in Hertfordshire. He continues to volunteer and carry-out many of the manual labouring jobs that need doing as well as organising annual charity luncheons that have raised money for many worthy causes. In his early days he was particularly involved in setting-up the Colts’ structure from which the Club has benefitted with a constant supply of young players coming through to the senior teams. After many years as Committee member and Club Chairman, Andrew remains the figurehead of the Club as its President since 2012. He is a generous socialiser and a very loyal member of the Club and deserves this recognition. He now joins a very select band of Life Members comprising Clive Collins, Rosemary Collins, Keith Collins and Roger Bowcock. Peter G. Baker. Honorary Secretary, Reed CC 2nd December 2018.

By |2018-12-02T15:31:22+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: 2018, AGM, Awards, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reed CC General Committee for 2019

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 – Sean Tidey. 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: Paul Garrott; Matt Giblin; Richard Johnson. The following are Non-Committee roles: 1st XI Vice-Captain – Rob Lankester. 2nd XI Vice-Captain – Karl Ward. 3rd XI Captain – remains vacant at this stage. Members of the Playing Sub-Committee: Matt Bowles (Chairman), Tom Greaves, Ed Garrott, Rob Lankester, Karl Ward, Paul Garrott and Stuart Smith. Honorary Auditors: Jonathan Fynn and Scott Rouse.

By |2018-12-02T15:11:44+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Agenda for the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club, Thursday 29th November 2018

Agenda for the Sixty-second Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Howard Marshall Pavilion on Thursday 29th November 2018 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 23rd November 2017. 3. Matters arising. 4. To receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report. 5. To receive the Annual Accounts. 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 and a limited number of hard-copies [...]

By |2018-12-01T12:58:44+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

Notification of the Sixty-Second Annual General Meeting of Reed CC, Thursday 29th November 2018

Notification of the Sixty-Second Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club to be held in the Howard Marshall Pavilion on Thursday 29th November 2018 starting at 2000hrs. Agenda to follow shortly. Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.

By |2018-11-15T20:05:45+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 AGM, AGM, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Results of voting at the SHPCL AGM

Richard Robertson represented Reed CC at the League’s AGM on 26th February. Three proposals had been circulated earlier in the year and RCC Players had been invited to respond to a short survey. Resulting from that, Reed voted NO to all three proposals. Here are the results voted on by the Clubs at the League AGM last night:- 1. Should Bonus points be awarded to Teams providing a competent, non-playing Scorer in all matches in Divisions 3A to 6B? NOT CARRIED. 2. Should all matches in Divisions 7A to 10B be reduced from 100 to 90 overs? NOT CARRIED. 3. Should all matches in every division below the Championship be limited overs only (i.e., no more “timed matches” in the future)? CARRIED. Consequently, there will be no more Drawn games. From Division 1 to 10B (inclusive) these will be 50/50 matches. (The Regional Divisions already play only 40/40 limited overs matches anyway.) These were important issues so thank you to RCC players who replied to the survey. Additional information from the AGM is that the New Laws of Cricket will apply this season. The Laws were amended in October 2017. To read The Laws of Cricket, go to www.lords.org then choose MCC. Clubs participating in the Premier and Championship Divisions are administered by their own Sub-Committee. Changes accepted for 2018 are:- 1. Play offs. The reserve day will be the following Saturday (not the next day). If there is still no result, a bowl out will take place. If still no result, then there will be a coin toss. 2. The same applies for promotion and relegation play-off matches. 3. Bowling restrictions. Bowlers are restricted to one-third of the total overs in the innings, (rounded [...]

By |2018-02-27T08:55:57+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: 2018, AGM, News, Survey|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