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 [...]
1st XI REPORT 2019 A view from inside the boundary, an end of season review. It’s been a little under a month since the end of the cricket season now and I think it’s about time I put my reflections on an unbelievable season down on paper! It all started on May 4th (a fairly significant date for me!) when we made the trip over to Potters Bar to give it our best shot of upsetting the big boys in the Herts T20 Cup Group stage. As usual we were first game on, having travelled furthest to get there. We arrived with a little bit of optimism but fairly confident that we would be in the car on the way home in a little over 3 hours! Our opponents North Mymms, who we knew very little about, other than they had a few Minor County representatives and a medium pacer from Langleybury playing for them. I felt our best chance of winning the game was to have a bowl and see what we had to chase. Mymms started well reaching 45 without loss, before I brought on our star Aussie import Zac McGuigan. Having only landed in the country a few days before nobody, including myself, really knew what to expect but with his first ball on English soil he nicked off the NM opener with a fairly sharp nut and then things started happening. As per usual our bowling attack was tidy and before we knew it NM were on the ropes at 60-5. This was followed by the introduction of my spin twin Sean Tidey, who quickly wrapped up the innings and in what seemed like a blink of an eye, we had [...]
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.
Reed Cricket Club Members and Friends please see details of the Reed Village Fireworks & Bonfire Party on Saturday the 2nd November. The Bar in the Howard Marshall Pavilion will be open from 1700hrs. Enjoy! PGB Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.
SARACENS HAVE CHANGED THE DATE - NOW THE 2ND NOVEMBER. This year's SHPCL Trophy Presentation will be held prior to the league game between Saracens RUFC and London Irish RUFC on Saturday 2nd November, (NOT 19th October as originally publicised). Kick off is at 15.00hrs and the Presentation will be held at approximately 13.00hrs at Allianz Park, Hendon. It is expected that all Divisional trophy winners do attend to collect their cheques and trophies. ************************************************************************************** Dear RCC Members, To celebrate the end of the 2019 Saracens Herts Premier Cricket League season there will be presentations to the winners of all Divisions in the league. These presentations will take place on Saturday 2nd November at Allianz Park, Hendon, the home of Saracens Rugby Union Football Club, who sponsor the Cricket League. The presentations will be prior to Saracens’ Premiership fixture versus London Irish. Reed’s Second Team were Champions of Division 4B so we will definitely be adding to our display of Pennants plus we will receive some prize money. SHPCL and SRUFC do expect cricketers from award winning teams to be represented to receive their awards. To be able to attend the presentations which will be at 1300hrs in the Olympic Bar within the East Stand you have to be in possession of a match ticket and a wrist band. The game is due to start at 1500hrs. Tickets are priced at: Adults £28 Under 24s £19 Under 16s £14 Do not reply to me if you wish to attend, but instead please do contact Cilla Robertson on mobile 07852 299719. Tickets will not be booked until payment has been received. Ways to pay: Cash or Cheque (payable to Reed Cricket Club), delivered to Cilla at [...]
Here is a link to the website of the Official Photographer who was at Lord's for last Sunday's Final. I suggest you copy & paste this into your search machines to access Sarah Williams' Gallery https://sarahwilliamsphotographyuk.shootproof.com/gallery/Village_Cup_Final_19/home In due course, we hope to publish these images as well as those taken by Ann and Paul Garrott in the section "Galleries" on our own website. You can see Sarah's other work by going to www.sarahwilliamsphotography.com Sarah has told me that as the creator of the photographs, the copyright will always remain hers but she has set all the images to download for players, members and supporters to keep and for RCC to use as we wish on our website / social media. Any credit you can give Sarah for sharing images would always be very much appreciated too. PGB, Hon. Sec. Reed CC.
Please take note that the Quiz Night in September will be on Friday the 27th, NOT the 28th as published in the 2019 Fixture Card. We changed it to avoid a clash with another event being held in the village. 7:30 p.m. for a prompt 8:00 p.m. start. Please register your interest by contacting Sam Greaves on Mobile 07950 644861 or Tom Greaves on 07787 243915. =============================================================================== Nothing to do with the Quiz, but just a little brain-teaser for you to ponder. Tom Greaves has appeared in three National Village Cup Finals. What is his batting average at Lord’s Cricket Ground? No prizes, but if you want to know, email me and I’ll tell you. PGB Peter G. Baker, Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club.
For the third time in its history, Reed Cricket Club was triumphant in the Final of the National Village Cricket Championship Competition. Chasing Houghton Main's 160 for 8, Rob Lankester, (59), and Tom Greaves, (67 not out), put Reed in an unassailable position achieving victory in the 25th over with 7 wickets in hand. Such a memorable weekend. Congratulations to the players and thank you to the supporters at Lord's, those tuning-in live on radio or TV or catching up on social media or other means. We appreciate all the congratulatory messages we have received. Thank you too to the organisers at The Cricketer Magazine and to the staff at Lord's and at MCC who make the day a wonderful experience for players and spectators alike. Finally tonight, on behalf of all of us connected to Reed, I send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ian Simon from HMCC who incurred such a sickening injury. We wish you well. PGB (Expect a Match Report to follow shortly.)