Photographs – The Cricketer Village Cup Final, 2019

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 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 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.

By |2019-09-22T13:15:28+01:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

RCC September Quiz, Friday the 27th

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.

By |2019-09-28T07:23:18+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Village Cup Victory!

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.)

By |2019-11-11T13:17:04+00:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Cricketer Village Cup Final – News: Updated to 14/9/19

UPDATED: 14/9/19 For those of you unable to go to Lord’s for The Cricketer National Village Cup Final tomorrow, you may be interested to know that MCC will be providing live audio ball-by-ball commentary of the match. Also, BBC London is keen to film at Lord’s on Sunday and follow Reed’s day too. If you didn’t manage to hear Tom Greaves on BBC Three Counties Radio yesterday morning, the programme remains on SOUNDS on the BBC website. Search for the Andy Collins show and his interview with Tom begins at 1 hour 39 minutes and 32 seconds from the start of the programme. Similarly, Tom and Jack Tidey were interviewed on BBC Look East (West) in a three-minute segment of the programme filmed at Reed last night. That can be found on BBC iPlayer at 21 minutes and 48 seconds into the show. Make sure it is the Look East (WEST) programme. Where I live, I get Look East (EAST) and had to watch stock car racing from King’s Lynn instead! It indicates that this programme is available only until 1900hrs on Saturday the 14th September, so if you wanted to watch or download it, don’t delay doing so. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED: 13/9/19 - LISTEN OUT FOR REED CAPTAIN, TOM GREAVES, BEING INTERVIEWED ON BBC THREE COUNTIES RADIO, 95.5FM, 103.8FM, DIGITAL, AT ABOUT 0730HRS THIS MORNING (FRIDAY THE 13TH). - I HAVE BEEN ASSURED BY THE ORGANISERS THAT THE BARS AND REFRESHMENT OUTLETS IN LORD’S WILL ACCEPT BOTH CASH AND CARD PAYMENTS ON SUNDAY. - THERE IS NO THOROUGHFARE BETWEEN THE MAIN GROUND AND THE NURSERY GROUND BECAUSE OF THE BUILDING WORKS. PLAYERS WISHING TO PRACTICE IN THE NETS ON THE NURSERY WILL HAVE TO [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:20:50+01:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Headlines; Saturday 7th September

SATURDAY (SHPCL): Reed 1st XI couldn't quite restrict Hoddesdon and were unable to score the mathematically possible points required for the outright Championship winners spot. They will have to wait a further week to see if they achieve promotion to the Premiership by playing Luton Town & Indians in a Play-off. Hoddesdon made 224 for 8 with Jack Tidey taking 3 wickets. Reed replied with 217 all out; James Heslam 70, forties from Ed Wharton and Mitchell Cooper and Matt Sampson with 31. A massive weekend is looming! The Division 4B Champions, (i.e., Reed 2nd XI), made heavy weather against Ampthill Town in a 10-run victory on The Green. Chris Jackson, Marcus Martin and Ed Garrott all passed 40 in Reed's 201 for 9 then Martin (3) and Garrott (2) took wickets as the visitors came close, ending on 191 for 8. All at Reed CC send best wishes to Rupert Martin who sustained a nasty injury to his finger yesterday when a ball was hit back to him whilst bowling. "Rupe" underwent surgery last night. The Thirds did what they needed to do by overcoming Ickleford's total of 218 for 3. Sam Osborne took two of those wickets in a super spell. Richard Johnson, top-scoring with 76, supported by Mike Robertson, (48), and Peter Baker, (34), set-up the win despite a clatter of wickets before Reed finally crossed the line. We then had to wait a couple of hours before the result of the Bentley Heath / Bushey match that would decide the promotion places was published. Unfortunately for us, Bushey won, thus pipping Reed by 2 points. SUNDAY (Friendly): Owen Hughes registered his highest score of 69 not out in Reed's innings of [...]

By |2019-09-15T01:05:34+01:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Headlines; Week ending Sunday 1st September

SATURDAY (SHPCL): EXCITING TIMES FOR REED CC! The Firsts bowled out Ampthill for 128 with Tom Greaves removing four of the visiting batsmen. Zac McGuigan led the charge to overhaul them with 70 as Reed won comfortably by 5 wickets. Reed are placed 2nd in the Championship with only top-of-the-table Hoddesdon to play Away in the last league fixture next week. It is possible for Reed to overtake Hoddesdon if they win handsomely. Hemel Hempstead are too far back in 3rd place to affect the top two clubs even if they win next week. Should Reed not beat Hoddesdon, they are assured of a Play-Off match against the 9th placed team in the Premiership on Saturday 14th September. That would be staged at Reed and could be against one of three clubs battling for survival, West Herts, Luton Town & Indians and Hertford although mathematically Harpenden could be in the mix as well. All to play for! “Champions-in-waiting”! Reed Seconds cannot be caught by Watford who are 35 points behind. After losing only 4 wickets chasing-down Flamstead’s 125 all out, Reed remain top of Division 4B and will face Ampthill who are in ninth position on The Green next Saturday. Karl Ward featured for Reed taking a “five-fer” and James Sandford also claimed 3 wickets. Rich Barlow was top-scorer. This is a magnificent effort from all those involved in the Second XI’s campaign this season. Well done! The Thirds lost to Rickmansworth by 19 runs, being all out for 142 chasing 163. There were 3 wickets apiece for Kieran McKinna and Ollie Sayers whilst Richard Johnson scored 36 in the reply but the other contributions didn’t make quite enough runs. This puts Reed back to [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:26:38+01:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: |1 Comment

Headlines; Saturday 24th August

SATURDAY (SHPCL): All three teams batted first. All three teams won - the Firsts by 58 runs, the Seconds by 143 and the Thirds by 73 runs. Reed lost 21 wickets overall, the oppositions 30. Reed totalled 735 runs against 461 from our combined opponents. All pretty comfortable judging by the figures but in reality it was not that easy. At home, Zac Mcguigan top-scored with 64 backed-up by scores in the thirties from Rob Lankester, James Heslam and younger brother Will as Reed reached 232 for 7. Dunstable were all out for 174. McGuigan and Jack Caine took 3 wickets each. There were 3 wickets each too for Matt Bowles, Owen Hughes and Ed Garrott as Chorleywood were dismissed for 131 in their failed chase of the 2nd XI's 274 for 9. Chris Jackson had hit 63 and Phil Frenay 48 in the Reed innings. Scott Nash had a 3-wicket haul as well when Reed Thirds bowled out Hoddesdon for 156. Julien Fynn, Steve Hughes and Rob Willoughby each took 2 wickets. Reed's total of 229 for 5 was reliant on Fynn's 59 with useful contributions of 45 from Willoughby, 38 from Paul Garrott and 33 from Rhodri Hughes. SUNDAY: No fixture at Reed. An RCC tour party is expected in the Bournemouth area sometime during the morning. Expect Match Reports to follow shortly. PGB

By |2019-08-31T06:57:08+01:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Cricketer Village Cup Final – News: Updated to 11/9/19

UPDATED: 11/9/19 - BBC LOOK EAST SPORTS SECTION TO BE BROADCAST FROM REED CC, FRIDAY 13TH, 1730 TO 1930HRS. - MATCH COMMENTARY WILL BE ON LIVE SPORTS FM. SEE DETAILS BELOW IN SECTION HEADED "MEDIA". SUPPORTERS' POLO SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM CILLA. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED: 3/9/19 - RAILWAY ENGINEERING WORKS, SEE DETAILS BELOW IN SECTION HEADED "BY RAIL". +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED: 2/9/19 - NORTH GATE ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED, SEE DETAILS BELOW IN SECTION HEADED "AT LORD'S". +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED, 31/8/19 - NOW THREE COACHES RUNNING. COACH 1. PICK-UP AT MELDRETH / ROYSTON / BALDOCK --- 4 SPACES LEFT. COACH 2. PICK-UP AT REED --- 15 SPACES LEFT. COACH 3. PICK-UP AT BUNTINGFORD --- 6 SPACES LEFT. CONTACT CILLA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A SEAT. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You will probably know by now that Reed Cricket Club’s 1st XI have beaten off all their rivals this season and will be contesting the Final of the National Village Cricket Championship, (a.k.a. The National Village Cup). This year, the organisers, are attaching their own title to the competition, it is The Cricketer Village Cup. Arrangements are well-advanced in preparation for the players in the squad to arrive in the evening before the match which is on Sunday 15th September at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Here is some information that might be helpful to you if you are thinking of travelling to the iconic “Home of Cricket” for this history-making fixture. It will be Reed’s third appearance in the Final after their previous victories in 2012 and 2017. We hope that you can come with us. The match will begin at 1100hrs. —————————————————————————
 Reed CC has arranged three coaches for supporters: 
Coach 1. [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:27:50+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, Social|Tags: |0 Comments

Headlines; Week ending 18th August

SATURDAY (SHPCL): No, it wasn't a Ninety-Point Saturday! But just as good a feeling. Winning Limited overs matches in the Championship attracts only 25 points, meaning that added to both the Seconds and Thirds winning and scoring 30 points each, Reed aggregated 85 points on Saturday. The Firsts battled it out in a low scoring game at Shenley Village. James Heslam's 29 was top score in Reed's 125 all out, then Jack Tidey's return of 3 for 11 helped bring about Shenley Village's downfall to 98 all out. As play concluded, their positions in the Division had reversed, with Reed claiming second spot and Shenley back in third. Phil Frenay led the way with eighty for the Second XI supported by George Garrott's fifty in Reed's innings of 231 on The Green. Northampton Exiles were well adrift after being bowled out for 162; Rupert Martin, Julien Fynn, Matt Bowles and James Sandford were rewarded with 2 wickets apiece. In the contrasting setting of the vast acres at the Met Police Sports Ground in Bushey, Joe Graves, Rob Willoughby, Ollie Sayers and Matt Yates each took 2 wickets as Bushey fell for 186. The Third's successful run chase was largely based round Scott Nash's 84 and Owen Hughes' 36 not out as Reed won by 4 wickets in the gathering gloom. If you wish to study the current League Tables, where those mysterious dotted lines have appeared denoting promotion and relegation zones, go to the SHPCL website at There are only 3 matches left in the programme so there could still be some to-ing and fro-ing to look forward to. (Sentence ending in a preposition!) Expect Match Reports to follow shortly. There is no fixture [...]

By |2019-08-25T00:29:47+01:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|Tags: |0 Comments