Gibbo is the “Matt of the Match”!

Reed Sunday XI versus Antigua Cavaliers CC at Reed on Sunday 17th June 2018. Reed batted first with players from across the range of abilities representing the club in this friendly against Antigua Cavaliers who hail all the way from Walthamstow! William Heslam (14) and Matt Bowles (19) put-on 37 in good time with no particular alarms but when both of them plus Sean Tidey, Andy Brown and Ben Mansfield went close together Reed were approaching the halfway stage at 68 for 5. Young Tom Nussey looked good supporting James “Sandy” Sandford until he was run-out for 14 by which time the score had progressed to 105 for 6. “Sandy” compiled an assured 64 before he became one of Irfan’s 3 wickets but more wickets soon fell cheaply and it was clear that Reed would not reach a defendable total unless something was done about it. Matt Giblin was joined at the crease by Jack Tidey then from 149 for 9 the pair inflated the score to 213 for 9 in an unbroken partnership of 64. Giblin made 18 whilst “Big Jack’s” 43 contained 9 fours. The Cavaliers did not mess about after tea as Bubash (40) and H Lee (16) knocked-off fifty of the arrears in only 7 overs, but once they had departed to athletically taken catches by keeper MJE Baker and Jack Tidey in the slips off Giblin’s bowling, the successive incoming batsmen were not so free-scoring. There were still some big hits to, and over, the boundary but they were less frequent. William Heslam claimed 2 wickets for 28 and Ben Mansfield and Tom Nussey 1 each, but the stand-out bowler was Matt Giblin who rounded-off a good day by taking [...]

By |2018-06-18T09:18:47+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Headlines; Week Ending 10th June

SOCIAL. The Garrotts & co posing as "Not all legless" won the quiz on Friday. Well done them! And thanks to Quizmaster Matt Bowles. COLTS. The Under 11s beat Cokenach on Tuesday. Extras made large contributions to both sides' totals but Reed ended-up with 251 (net) and Cokenach (246 (net). Thomas Green took 2 wickets and Jacob Vincent, Matthew Barons and Oliver Tallis 1 each. On Thursday, the Under 13s saw action against Saffron Walden but managed only 56 for 4 in reply to S-W's 108 for 8. Wickets fell to Sam Osborne (2), Matthew Liebenberg (2), Adam Gardner (1), William McIntosh (1) and Archie McIntosh (1). In Reed's batting line-up, Sam Osborne retired after reaching 31. SATURDAY. (SHPCL). Matt Sampson top-scored with 92 for the Firsts away at Luton Town & Indians in the first match in the "timed" format. Reed batted for 60 overs amassing 246 for 7, James Heslam and Ed Wharton also recorded half-centuries. Karl Ward then took a five-for as LT&I responded with 205 for 9 and held out for a draw in the "June gloom". The two Richards (Barlow and Johnson) put together a century opening partnership on the Green as the Seconds easily stroked their way to 293 for 4. "Jonno" was run-out for 50 but "Barley" went all the way to 133 and Jack Caine also scored 43 down the order. Acting skipper, Ed Garrott, led the bowling attack taking 3 of Baldock's wickets but there were also 2 wickets each for Matt Giblin, Owen Hughes and Kieren McKinna and 1 for Maseeh Naeem. This fixture was remarkable for each team having an ECB-qualified umpire who are related; Paul Watts attached to Reed and brother Robin "Dobbin" [...]

By |2018-06-10T03:22:15+00:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

What’s the Point?

For those of you who are interested in following the Reed CC teams in their various Divisions and keep a watch on the League Tables perhaps from afar (or even spectating “live”) you might find the Points scoring system confusing. I have reproduced below the methods for awarding points. Needless to state that it isn’t as straightforward as you might think because the system in the Premier and Championship Divisions (i.e., affecting our First XI), is different to the system used in Divisions 1 to 10B (affecting our Second and Third Teams). It is different again in the Regional Divisions, but as we are not running a Fourth XI this season, I have excluded that system. For our 1st XI Limited Overs Matches (50 overs per side): Points System Win: 25 points Tie: 13 points No result: 10 points, or bonus points gained, whichever is the greater. Cancelled: 10 points Bonus points awarded to the losing side or, in the event of a match without a result, to both sides. No bonus points will be awarded for a match ending as a Tie (a Tie being a match in which the scores are level, irrespective of the number of wickets lost by each side). Batting Bonus points: 1 point for reaching 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250 and 275 runs Bowling Bonus points: 1 point for taking 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 wickets (Full bowling bonus points will be gained if a side is all out, regardless of the number of wickets taken). By winning a full match, the victorious team receives 25 points only, (no Batting or Bowling Bonus Points). Only the losing team gets Bonus Points which means that a losing [...]

By |2018-05-23T19:08:45+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Howard Marshall Pavilion, Sunday 6th May 2018

As we approach the beginning of another cricket season, a date for you to note is Sunday 6th May. That is when Reed Cricket Club officially names its Clubhouse the Howard Marshall Pavilion. During the afternoon, a Reed XI will play a match versus a Howard Marshall XI starting at 1400hrs followed by a short naming ceremony at approximately 1830hrs. There will be a Hog Roast afterwards. We would like to see as many past & present members, their families and friends as possible during the day. Please keep the date free. We passed the 40th anniversary of the original opening of the Clubhouse last year. Although in use prior to the official opening, Reed played an Invitational XI made up of cricketers from cricket clubs in the Royston and surrounding district. The match was played on the 5th June 1977 and the "cutting of the ribbon" ceremony was performed by Mrs Joy Reffell. She was the wife of Norman Reffell, a prominent member of the Club. The photographs show the combined teams and along with the history of the construction of the Clubhouse these are displayed inside the lounge area. Images of the relevant pages form the scorebook are also attached. I appreciate they may be faded because they are written in pencil but here is a brief summary. It was an All-Day match. Fred Flack (9) and David Ford (6) opened the batting. John Raven top-scored with 33 and Peter King made 11. Neville Bird at number 5 scored 12 followed by useful contributions of 26 by Steve Dunn and 24 by Clive Collins. Number 8 was Peter Lawrence who was out for 4 then Howard Marshall hit 3 boundaries in his 19. [...]

By |2018-05-07T10:46:45+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, Social, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Minutes of the Sixtieth AGM of Reed CC, 24th November 2016

Minutes of the Sixtieth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 24th November 2016 starting at 2005hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Marcus Baker, Roger Bowcock, Matt Bowles, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Jonathan Fynn, Toby Fynn, Paul Garrott, Tom Greaves, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, William Heslam, Howard Marshall, Marcus Martin, Peter McMeekin, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson, Richard Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Jack Tidey, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Karl Ward, Peter Wholley, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Lloyd Bowman, Mitchell Cooper, Steve Dunn, Dennis Easley, John Heslam, Alex Mutucumurana, Ian Osborne, Paul Watts. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 19th November 2015. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Neil Haslam, seconded by Cilla Robertson, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 19th November 2015. There were no matters arising. 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 Michael Robertson, seconded by Tom Greaves 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 2016. 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 at 30/9/16 was lower than is had been in 2015, but nevertheless stood at a comfortable £15,969.01p. Receipt of the Annual Accounts was proposed [...]

By |2017-10-26T15:43:04+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: 2016, 2016 AGM, AGM, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Awards Dinner, Friday 3rd November

FIRST - “Baz” Curtis has loaded the 700+ photographs that Ann & Paul Garrott took at Lord’s during the National Village Cup Final onto the Club's website. Choose the heading Galleries on this Homepage, then the click on the 2017 Album. There are 8 separate sections - happy viewing! Thanks to Ann & Paul and “Baz". ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND - The Silverware will be presented at the Reed CC Annual Dinner on 3rd November at the Old Bull Inn, Royston, 1900hrs for 1915hrs. Celebrate the marvellous 2017 season with your club mates. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see the families of Colts and Junior members but space is limited so numbers will be restricted. The cost is £20 per person for a two-course meal. Book with Tom Greaves as soon as you can by contacting him on Mobile 07787 243915 or by email at [email protected] BOOKINGS WILL BE TAKEN UP TO MONDAY 30th OCTOBER ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED" BASIS SO DO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Please see the menu below then tell Tom your choice when you book your place. If you have dietary requirements, please inform him. Thank you. MAIN COURSES Slow braised Lamb shank on mashed potato with green beans and a rich lamb and mint gravy. Buttermilk Chicken green Thai curry with basmati rice, mango chutney and garlic naan. Stilton, pepper and sun-dried tomato Risotto with fresh rocket and truffle oil (V). DESSERT Double chocolate Brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Butterscotch Cheesecake with strawberry coulis and double cream. Lemon Tart with lemon curd and mixed berry compote. Fruit Salad. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Ways to pay: Online to Reed Cricket Club, Lloyd's Account Number 00740153 Sort Code 30 [...]

By |2017-11-04T09:50:07+00:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Annual Award Dinner, News, Social, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Howard Marshall, 1935 to 2017. RIP.

Dear Members and Friends of Reed Cricket Club, We have received the sad news today that our former Club President and long-serving committee member, Howard Marshall, died this morning aged 82. Howard had been in poor health for some months but was cheered last weekend when he learned of Reed’s victory in the National Village Cup Final at Lord’s. Attached is a photograph of a proud Howard holding the Village Cup in 2012 when Reed won it for the first time. It is a wonderful photograph capturing a joyful Howard as many of us will remember him. I am sure you will join with me to send our sympathies to Howard’s children, Justin and Belinda. When I have any further news to announce I shall let you know. Should you wish to send me any emailed condolences, I shall make sure they are passed-on to Justin and Belinda. Yours, Peter G. Baker Honorary Secretary, Reed Cricket Club. www.reedcricketclub.co.uk Home Telephone 01223 207681 Mobile 07379 331962 email address [email protected] Postal address “Burnside", 117, Meldreth Road, Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5RS

By |2017-10-14T00:01:09+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Reed are going back to Lord’s !

2012 Village Cup champions Reed took on Oxfordshire outfit Aston Rowant in a relatively low scoring tie with Reed emerging victorious. Batting first, home side Reed, captained by Tom Greaves, found it difficult to score quickly on a pitch that enticed Aston Rowant’s bowlers to find the outside edge of the Reed batsmen. Will Heslam, brother of former captain James Heslam, was out cheaply for 6 to A-R opening bowler Whatman and Rob Lankester fell soon after, leaving Reed floundering on 13-2. Rebuilding up until drinks, Reed were 65-3 with most of those coming off the bat of Richard Wharton who exuded a sense of calm whilst at the crease, scoring elegantly both sides of the wicket. When left arm spinner Alexander Barras dismissed Wharton, who fell two short of his half-century, with another of his well-directed darts, the score lay at 87-4. Becoming increasingly aware that the game may be slipping away from them, the middle order came out all guns blazing, especially the Tidey brothers and captain Greaves. By the time Greaves departed on 48, he had notched five sixes and taken Reed’s score to 164, a much-needed captain’s innings. With late runs coming courtesy of Karl Ward and Jack Tidey, both scoring 11 quickly accumulated runs, Reed finished on 179-9. Despite at times struggling with Reed’s sloping pitch, Aston Rowant restricted Reed to a potentially below par score. With swathes of fans watching on, Aston Rowant openers Tim Morgan (their captain) and Alex Jewell walked to the middle after tea with the clouds rolling in. With a spring in their step after a fine end to their innings, Reed's bowlers found their rhythm almost immediately. Toby Fynn and Jack Tidey each bowled [...]

Headlines; Week ending 23rd July

SUNDAY - (NATIONAL VILLAGE CUP SEMI-FINAL): A superb hundred-run partnership between James Heslam (55) and Sean Tidey (75) gave Reed the impetus as they went from 69 for 2 at drinks after 20 overs, to their final total of 227 for 9 after 40. Bledlow Village never really got going as Jack Tidey blew the top-order away with 5 for 21. Tom Greaves took-out the tail as the hosts were skittled for 85. The Semi-Finals of the Village Cup will be played on Sunday 6th August. Reed will be at home to Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire), who beat Ynystawe. Astwood Bank will host Sessay. SATURDAY: The Herts League programme was virtually wiped out by rain. Of a total of 129 fixtures, 21 never started; 98 were abandoned before completing the first innings; 1 match was conceded and just 7 were played to a conclusion. (At time of writing, 2110hrs, two results have not yet been submitted.) Reed's three teams started - but never finished! (It's 10 points each side for an abandoned game.) Reed Firsts bowled 26 overs away at Dunstable. Tom Greaves and Karl Ward took 1 wicket each in the host's 136 for 2. On the Green, Reed Seconds were in trouble at 86 for 8 after 35 overs. The returning Marcus Martin contributed 30 of those runs. At Shenley Cricket Centre, the Thirds tossed-up ready to play on the nursery ground. Before they started, Shenley Village's First XI match was transferred off their main ground to the nursery because the match officials decided that the outfield was drier! Nevertheless, that match was abandoned without a ball being bowled! Subsequently, Reed Thirds then began their innings on the main ground - it lasted 1 [...]

By |2017-07-30T06:56:22+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments