Reed's spring Quiz will be next Friday evening with your Quizmaster, Matt Bowles, asking the questions (and providing the answers later)!
SATURDAY: It was the Group Matches in the Herts County 20/20 Cup on Saturday. Reed were drawn to play at Potters Bar in Group 4 against North Mymms in the first game. Thanks to 4 wickets each from Sean Tidey and Tom Greaves, the Premier Division side were bowled all-out for 103 in 19 overs. Nothing could have been tighter as Reed squeezed home off the last delivery of the innings with 9 wickets down and thus progressed through to the Group Final. The scores were level but Reed had lost fewer wickets! Subsequently, Potters Bar disposed of Harpenden in a 43-run victory. In a day beset by poor weather, the players were more off the field than on, so when the hosts’ innings was deemed closed on 36 for 1 after 7 overs later in the afternoon, Reed’s target was calculated at 48 in 7 overs by the Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) method. Reed’s new boy, Zac McGuigan (19 n.o.) and old hand, Sean Tidey (28 n.o.), formed the opening partnership and biffed and bashed their way to 48 without loss in just 4 overs! Reed will join the other Group Winners, Hertford and Totteridge Millhillians, at the County Semi-Finals and Final which are due to be played on Sunday 14th July. Radlett and Letchworth appear to have encountered more rain than at the other venues and their Group Winner is still to be decided. COLTS: The Under 13s played a friendly against City of Cambridge at home last week. The visitors scored 99 for 4, wickets falling to Sam Osborne, (2), Charlie Butler and Archie McIntosh (1 each). Then solid knocks of 33 not out from Sam Osborne and 20 by Eden Scott [...]
Rich Barlow retired after reaching fifty on Saturday against Flitwick in a friendly. There were also useful early-season innings by Rhodri Hughes, Ed Garrott, Mitchell Cooper, Rob Lankester and MJE Baker who all passed twenty as Reed closed on 205 for 5. The home bowling proved too strong for Flitwick who finished 84 runs short on 121 for 8. Karl Ward and Joe Graves took 3 wickets each and Mitchell Cooper 2. The 1st XI's friendly away at Stevenage was called-off because of an unfit pitch. In addition to the 1st XI being involved in the County 20/20 next Saturday, it is looking quite likely that some additional friendly fixtures will be arranged for next Saturday and / or Sunday with several players interested and available. If you are wanting to get some time on the field before the League begins the following Saturday,(11th May), remember to contact Matt Bowles or one of the other selectors by Monday evening. PGB.
To Members and Supporters of Reed Cricket Club, A reminder for you to please renew your Club Membership as soon as possible if you have not paid your Subscriptions already. Adult Players: If you have not already paid, there is just one week left until the 1st May before you will be required to pay the full rate of £90. If you are quick, it will be only £75 until then so don’t delay any longer! Junior Players (those aged 14 and above on 1st Sept 2018 AND in full-time education): It is £25 if you pay this week but it will be £35 after 1st May. Please read Cilla’s letter below then complete and send her your Membership Forms so that you remain on her database. There is an electronic version of the Form on this website under “Members Area”. Feel free to pass-on this email to any potential new Players and / or Non-Playing Members and also convey information to those we know do not have internet access or email addresses. We rely on you to help this Club run efficiently and part of that comes under communication. If it was me, I would rather be told something twice than not at all. Thank you. The senior teams started their season on Saturday in beautiful late-spring weather — long may it continue. Within a fortnight there will also be Colts and All-Stars training and matches and the Saturday Herts League gets underway on 11th May. The full programme consists of more than 120 Fixtures during this coming season. We would love to see you all when you come to support Reed. The website contains details / venues of the matches but if, like [...]
Availability was such that we were able to arrange a second fixture on Saturday so that in addition to the Knebworth Park match we also took an XI to play away at Sawbridgeworth. The "A" Team came off for tea after Knebworth Park had rattled-up 238 for 7 from their 40 overs. Wickets were spread between Ed Wharton (3) Matt Giblin (2) Toby Fynn (2) and Tom Greaves (1). Reed managed only 95 in reply with Phil Frenay top-scoring on 40. At Sawbridgeworth, Reed's Extra "A"s bowled-out the hosts for 181. Again wickets were shared, Matt Bowles (3), Julien Fynn, Alex Kelly & Rupert Martin (2 each) and Karl Ward (1) but the catching was superb, MJE Baker claiming 3 behind the stumps led the way. The batting response was a little slow as wickets fell to some accurate bowling, but Rob Willoughby (56) and MJE Baker (51) kept Reed in contention although once they were out the requirement was too much and Reed finally ended on 145 for 7. PGB
March is one of my favourite months of the year. The long dark nights are behind us and more importantly the cricket season is just around the corner. The 2017 season was always going to be hard to match but the 2018 season was still a very enjoyable one. Lots of good performances, (some bad ones too), great weather, a full social calendar, lots for the club to be proud of. Unfortunately, there was one negative that came up on a regular basis. Player availability. Speaking to other clubs and reading bits on social media it’s clear that Reed is not alone in having this problem. With people’s lives increasingly busy, and cricket taking a high proportion of the day, getting players to commit is becoming increasingly difficult. Membership levels seem to have remained constant, but the number of games people are playing in a season has dropped. Poor availability affected our Third team most. Some games were forfeited and some were played with 10 players or less. So what does the future hold for Reed and the 3rd team in particular? We have a lot of good Colts coming through but most of them won’t be old enough for Open-Age (or “Adult”) cricket for a few years yet. Will there still be a 3rd team when they are old enough? I really hope so. (We all remember that we had a Fourth Team until 2 years ago and look what happened to them.) So here’s the challenge to the playing members. Please try and do everything you can to increase your availability. However many games you played last year please see if you can up it by 2 or 3 games at least. Make [...]
Colts - Awards Winners (2018 Season). ===================================== At the Colts’ Awards Evening the following young players were recognised for their performances during 2018. UNDER 9 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Oscar Brickles UNDER 9 CLUBMAN Ethan Fox UNDER 9 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Jamie Rogers UNDER 9 MOST IMPROVED YOUNG PLAYER Josh Heslam UNDER 11 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Adam Gardner and Charlie Walters UNDER 11 CLUBMAN Miles Keenan UNDER 11 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Jacob Vincent UNDER 11 MOST IMPROVED YOUNG PLAYER Charlie Hawker UNDER 13 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sam Osborne UNDER 13 CLUBMAN Doni Foumakis UNDER 13 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER William Archer UNDER 13 MOST IMPROVED YOUNG PLAYER Tom Green Well done everyone. Let’s hope for a successful and enjoyable season in 2019. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We are very proud of our Colts at Reed and many of our youngsters have stayed with the Club over the years and have formed and continue to form the basis of our Senior Teams in Open-Age Cricket. Were you once a Colt? Did you win a trophy? Look back as far as 1991 in our “History” section on this website then choose “Seasons Awards” and the particular team. The list of Club and Senior Awards’ winners dates back even further; to 1962. And all those shields engraved with the names of the winners are proudly displayed inside the Howard Marshall Pavilion. Take a browse and look for those players and team-mates from seasons gone by. If you were once a Colt and stopped playing, why not make a comeback now? Membership Forms can be submitted electronically through the “Members Area”. The Selectors will be gathering soon! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Listed below are all the Fixtures for the three Saturday League Teams, the Sunday Cup matches and Friendlies plus all the Colts’ fixtures which this year includes two Under 9s Teams, the Under 11s and the Under 13s. Reed will also be hosting three Herts Area Colts games too. This time I have listed everything in date order so there should be less need for scrolling down looking for particular teams. For more details look down the right side of the Homepage then go across to the Events Calendar which shows venues for Away matches and Match Formats of the “Open-Age” fixtures. Click on the “View all Events” button to see the calendar day-by-day, month-by-month or as a list. The “Search” box is there to help too; just type-in a ‘keyword’ that refers to what you are looking for. League Tables and Results in all matches played in the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League (SHPCL) and the Herts T20 competition can be seen in detail by going to www.hertsleague.co.uk The full draw and results of the National Village Cup (NVC) can be viewed by visiting www.thecricketer.com or www.nationalvillagecup.com PGB, Hon. Sec. Reed CC.
A MESSAGE FROM REED CC's COLTS LIAISON OFFICER, HANNAH HESLAM. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There will be a Reed CC Colts’ Awards Evening in the Pavilion on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.00 pm. In the 2019 Season we will be running the following age groups: Under 9s – Training Sundays 10 -12, Midweek Evening Matches in the Hertfordshire Junior League and two Cricket Festivals. Coaches / Managers – Simon Jackson, Nigel Cook and James Heslam. Under 11s - Training Sundays 10 -12, Midweek Evening Matches in the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association and Cup Competitions. Coach / Manager – James Heslam. Under 13s - Training Sundays 10 -12, Midweek Evening Matches in the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association and Cup Competitions. Manager – Ian Osborne Training on Sundays will begin on Sunday 28th April and will end on Sunday 14th July. A fixture list will be available at the Colts' Awards Evening. If you would like to purchase Reed CC cricket whites you can do so via the Reed CC website or follow the link below: http://www.tylers-sportswear.co.uk/Catalogue/Sports-Webshops/Cricket-Clubs/Reed-CC Please can parents of U11s and U13s ensure their child has an Abdo Guard (cricket box) if they are selected to play matches. We very much hope you will register your child for the 2019 season and can attend the Awards Evening. If you have any friends who you think may be interested in registering their child to play for Reed CC we would warmly welcome them so please feel free to forward on this email and/or invite them along to the Awards Evening. Many thanks Hannah
Reed CC Pool & Darts Night 2019. ============================================================================================== Darts: George Garrott beat the Chairman Stuart Smith in a tense final, with Stuart missing several darts for the match! Pool: Richard Johnson edged past Mike Robertson in the final to take the trophy! ============================================================================================== This year's competitions will be on Saturday 13th April - assemble at 1700hrs for a start time of 1800hrs. £15 entry fee – includes entry into both competitions and food (takeaway fish & chips or pizza). For food only, it will be £10. CASH PRIZES!!! To secure your place and for catering purposes please contact Tom Greaves 07787 243915 or Sam Greaves 07950 644861. Good luck!