Reed Cricket Club will be presented with a metal design depicting Wicket-Keeping Gloves by Justin Marshall and members of the Iron Foundry Industry. This will be in honour of our late-President, Howard Marshall. The evening will be an informal gathering for members and friends and will begin at 1930hrs.
Awards Winners 2018 Congratulations to all the Winners of the various Club Awards that were presented at the Annual Dinner at the Old Bull Inn last night. 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 included.
Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2018. My annual report usually begins with a round-up with the changes to the Club’s General Committee made at the previous year’s AGM. Whist there were some new faces, the most important thing I wish to highlight is the incredibly poor attendance at the AGM last November. Only 19 members turned-out. That is from a membership approaching 100 people and of those 19, only 6 were active players! A ridiculously low number. Whilst a quorum was reached to enable many items to be voted-on and some Committee members elected, the Club Rules state that certain positions may be voted on only by playing members. Simply, because fewer than one-fifth of the total paid-up players were in attendance, Captains, their deputies and Playing Sub-Committee members could not be “elected”. As far as I know this was unprecedented and in order to resolve the situation the decision was taken to keep the status quo by the existing role holders to remain in post then for the General Committee to co-opt people to fill any vacant roles later. The upshot was those who did not wish to be re-elected to the General Committee were Marcus Baker and William Heslam. Brought-in were Sam Summers, Paul Garrott, Michael Robertson and Rob Lankester. Sean Tidey took over as the Under 25’s Representative. A new role on the Committee was created when Bill Mansfield became the first Facility Manager. Later, MJE Baker stood down from the 3rd XI captaincy to be replaced by Paul Garrott. I thank all those past and present members who have served on the General Committee. Despite some ups-and-downs, our Club remains solvent and runs smoothly thanks to the hours of work and commitment these [...]
1st XI REPORT 2018 A fairly disappointing season for the First Team this year! We once again held our own in the league and beat most sides but consistency throughout the season in selection let us down. However, there were lots of positives to take away from the season. Our bowling attack went from strength to strength with all 5 of our main bowlers taking over 20 wickets on some fairly flat pitches which was very encouraging. With the bat we passed 300 on a couple of occasions and 4 hundreds were scored but sadly we could not score consistently and this probably cost us a top 2 spot. We had some impressive performances from the first team fringe players, Richard Barlow impressed when selected, as did Matt Bowles and Jack Caine, hopefully these guys can kick on from here and really push for a place in the side on a more permanent basis. Unfortunately our campaign to defend our NVC crown this year never really got going, losing to Langleybury in the first round, although we did have our revenge on them in the final game of the league season, beating them and sending them down into Division 1. With that said we wish them all the best and hope to see them back in the championship in the near future. Moving forward into next season, I’m fairly sure there won’t be any cricket season weddings which should help out with the availability! We will be starting winter nets in February and hope to have a big pre-season so we can hit the ground running in May, where we will be playing for a big promotion push and also another trip back to Lord’s. [...]
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.
Reed Cricket Club Members, Below is information about an event in which you might be interested. This is not a Reed CC event, but as cricket enthusiasts you might wish to know about it. Do not try to book a place through me. Book direct at mikebrearley.eventbrite.co.uk, or by ‘phoning Heffers Bookshop on 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers Bookshop, 20, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TY. PGB ************************************************************************* Friday 19th October, 12.30pm at the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College: An Hour with Mike Brearley. Calling all cricket fans! Legendary England captain Mike Brearley is returning to Cambridge - and Heffers invites you to spend an hour in his company. Mike Brearley OBE was educated at Cambridge, reading Classics and Moral Sciences. He captained England from 1977 to 1980 and was recalled to the captaincy in 1981 for the Ashes Home series - one of their most famous victories. Since retiring from cricket he trained as a psychoanalyst, and is a lecturer on leadership and motivation. He is the author of the best-selling The Art of Captaincy, and has written on cricket and the psychology of sport for the Observer and The Times. In his new collection of essays, On Cricket, Brearley has gone through pieces he has written over the past four decades, elaborating on many of them, cutting or adding, according to his second thoughts presenting to the reader something that is more holistic, more synoptic, from distance and old age. Tickets for the event are priced at £8 in advance or £10 on the door and can be purchased through mikebrearley.eventbrite.co.uk, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop.
The time has come for the Cups, Tankards and Trophies to be dusted-off and polished ready to be presented to the 2018 season award winners. Will you be one? The criteria isn't necessarily based on averages in all categories. Tickets for the Dinner (and Dance) will be available to purchase from behind the bar in the Howard Marshall Pavilion or to book a place by contacting Sam Greaves on 07950 644861. Seating will be limited so please don’t delay in booking. BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY * BOOK EARLY *
Saturday 20th October 7:00 p.m. for a prompt 8:00 p.m. start. Yes, another one! This time it will be the “End of Season Clearance Quiz” and prices at the bar will be reduced on many items, for example, draught beer and lager at £3 a pint, Prosecco £10 a bottle, wine at £8 a bottle, bottled bitter and Magner’s cider for £3 each. Captain Morgan’s spiced rum will also be available. Book early - ring Sam on 07950 644681 or Tom on 07787 243915.
A number of Umpire Courses will be held in the Autumn. Please see the message below from Nick Hall, County Education Officer for Umpires, that includes details of dates and venues and how to take part. ********************************************************************** Dear All, I am pleased to be able to provide information regarding Umpires courses to be held by HACO (Herts Association of Cricket Officials). Participants have the opportunity of attending the ECB ACO ‘It’s your Call Stage 1’ and ‘It’s your Call Stage 2’ courses at venues across the county as follows: Stage 1 - Hertford CC, Monday October 1st to Monday November 5th (4 evenings) Stage 2 - Hertford CC, Monday November to 19th Monday December 10th (4 evenings) Stage 1 - Kings Langley CC, Wednesday October 3rd to Wednesday October 24th (4 evenings) Stage 2 - Kings Langley CC, Wednesday November 7th to Wednesday November 28th (4 evenings) Stage 1 - Radlett CC, Sunday November 18th (1 day) Stage 2 - Radlett CC, Sunday November 25th (1 day) Registration and payment for courses is via the ECB Website https://www.ecb.co.uk>upcoming-courses (courses are listed in County order). There is a brief description for each course within the details. For those of you who are already members of the ECB ACO there is an overview of the new courses on Page 24 of the latest edition of the magazine. Information about joining the ECB ACO can be found in the S1/S2 course Notebook. It is anticipated that most participants will follow a Stage 2 course immediately after a Stage 1 course and there is a discount for doing this. Please note that the above courses will only run if there are sufficient numbers, so if you are aware of [...]
There are no Headlines; both "friendlies" (against Baldock on Saturday and Aston on Sunday) were cancelled. And that Ladies and Gents concludes the playing aspect of the season. There will still be some Social events to look forward to plus the Club's AGM in November as well as the end of season tasks to be dealt with. Keep an eye on the calendar on this website for details. PGB