Minutes of the Fifty-ninth Annual General Meeting of Reed Cricket Club held in the Pavilion on 19th November 2015 starting at 2000hrs. Present: Andrew Emms, (Club President), Chairman of AGM, Peter Baker, (Minute Taker), Marcus Baker, Roger Bowcock, Matt Bowles, Lloyd Bowman, Clive Collins, Keith Collins, Mitchell Cooper, Jonathan Fynn, Toby Fynn, Neil Gardner, Tom Greaves, Neil Haslam, James Heslam, John Heslam, William Heslam, Peter McMeekin, Richard Robertson, Cilla Robertson, Michael Robertson, Bethan Smith, Graham Smith, Stuart Smith, Jack Tidey, Peter Tidey, Sean Tidey, Tim Tidey, Peter Wholley, Rob Willoughby. Apologies for absence: Chris Baker, Richard Barlow, Dennis Easley, Roger Fulk, Chris Jackson, Marcus Martin, Paul Watts. 1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 27th November 2014. Minutes had been previously circulated and published on the RCC Website. Approval was proposed by Richard Robertson, seconded by Neil Haslam, unanimously agreed and signed by the President. 2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM on 27th November 2014. A. Change in Rules: According to Club Constitution, when Rules are changed or amended, the Honorary Secretary must give written notice to the Chief Officer of the Police and to the Clerk of the Local Authority. Action: The Hon. Secretary to notify those concerned. Discharged. So notified and agreed with all parties that this was no longer necessary in the future. B. There had been a proposal by Stevenage CC regarding match rules in Divisions 1 to 12 of the Herts League for 2015: Club members and in particular those playing in the Saturday 2nd XI had been canvassed twice in the preceding months. Marcus Martin informed the membership that players were against the proposal. Action: The Hon. Secretary to notify the Herts [...]
The Presentation of the RCC Trophies and Awards took place at the Old Bull Inn, Royston on the 21st November. 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. TONY BYSOUTH CUP - JACK CAINE DIANA FIELD CUP - RICHARD JOHNSON DAVE BOWLES MEMORIAL CUP - CHRIS JACKSON MIKE JACKSON MEMORIAL TROPHY - TOBY EMES BAKER AWARD - ROB LANKESTER NATIONAL VILLAGE CUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ALEX MUTUCUMARANA KING DUCK - REECE FITZGERALD & SEAN TIDEY 1st XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - JAMES HESLAM 1st XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - PHIL LILL 1st XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - JAMES HESLAM 2nd XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - MARCUS MARTIN 2nd XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - KARL WARD 2nd XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - RICHARD JOHNSON 3rd XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - RICHARD BARLOW 3rd XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - MICHAEL ROBERTSON 3rd XI STEVE LOVEGROVE MEMORIAL TROPHY for 3rd XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ROB WILLOUGHBY 4th XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - ZAC CONLEY 4th XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - NEIL HASLAM 4th XI PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ZAC CONLEY SUN 1st XI BATSMAN OF THE YEAR - JAMES HESLAM SUN 1st XI BOWLER OF THE YEAR - ALEX MUTUCUMARANA CLUB CAPTAIN'S PERSONAL AWARDS - HANNAH HESLAM & STUART SMITH HOWARD MARSHALL CUP, (Presented to the Team of the Season) - SATURDAY 2nd XI (Winners of Division 5B) SPECIAL AWARD (Teas) - ROSEMARY COLLINS, RUTH TIDEY & HANNAH HESLAM SPECIAL AWARD (Ground) - RICHARD ROBERTSON SPECIAL AWARD (In appreciation of 8-year tenure as [...]
Honorary Secretary’s Report, 2015. At the 2014 AGM, Michael “Baz” Curtis did not seek re-election as Honorary Secretary and I replaced him. Keith Collins, after 40+ years on the committee, and Stuart Smith also stood-down whilst Rob Willoughby, Jack Tidey and Sean Tidey filled the vacancies. In April Tom Greaves resigned as Coach Coordinator and subsequently Richard Barlow was co-opted onto the General Committee in that role. Life Member and former President, Howard Marshall, decided to stand-down from the Committee in May. Howard is irreplaceable! Your General Committee met 11 times during the year with an average attendance rate touching 83% per meeting at the time of writing this report. There were several pieces of significant business completed during the year. Reed Parish Council wished to formalize our 60-year association. Negotiated by Club Chairman, John Heslam, a 10-year agreement with a 5-year notice to quit clause that protects both the Parish Council and the Club was signed-off. Similarly, a new agreement based on the same lines was made with the Freman College management. RCC pay nothing to the school but in return the playing area is maintained to top class standards with Richard Robertson overseeing the preparation of pitches for school matches in addition to the ones our 3rd and 4th XIs use at weekends. We are indebted to JQH for seeing through these vital safeguards to our future. Thank you John. Parts of the Club Constitution were thought to be out of date, lacking certain important content and in no particular order. It has been reviewed and the proposed new Constitution will be brought to the AGM this November for members to vote on. Because of dwindling numbers, we were proactive in trying to [...]
1st XI REPORT 2015 The 1XI had a mixed 2015 season with some performances equal to or better than the standard set over recent seasons and some more disappointing. However, in a Championship significantly strengthened from the previous year and with some serious injuries to key players it remained a good season which hopefully sets a platform which along with a bit of luck can hopefully allow for another go at promotion to the Premier league in the future. Key performers with the bat were myself, Chris Jackson and William Heslam, the latter despite only playing half the season. However, typically many others chipped in too with the likes of Stuart Smith, Tom Greaves, new signing Rich Wharton, Alex Mutucamarana, Sean Tidey, Mitchell Cooper, Jack Tidey and overseas player Phil Lill all showing their ability with the bat at this level. The signing of Matt Sampson with 2 games to go is also very encouraging looking ahead as is the classy innings Rob Lankester produced in the final game of the season underlying his promise in his first opportunity to bat in 1XI league cricket. And hopefully if work allows the talented Rich Wharton can thrive with a regular spot in the future top order. With the ball Jack Tidey was outstanding. He consistently took key wickets at the top of the order which was crucial with the strength of the batting being particularly high in the Championship last season and his presence was sorely missed when injured. Phil Lill was also excellent more than filling the role required coming into the side for the season ending up leading wicket taker and top of the averages. Tom Greaves yet again bowled some crucial long spells [...]
Reed Cricket Club U11 Report Pre season the U11’s team started with 5 registered players and we were unsure if we could get a team to fulfill the fixtures, but by hook or crook we managed to get sign on 8 more new players, some new to cricket and some much more experienced. In the first match we only had 7 players and being 10 a side pairs we, not surprisingly, lost heavily. The addition of a couple of new players; Sam Osborne and Charlie Walters made a big improvement this year and the league season ended with 5 wins and 5 defeats. Our team was the youngest team in the league and the only matches we lost were against teams who were a lot older. On the batting side; Sam Osborne scored 66 runs, only being out once in nine matches. Ross Gardner was the second highest run scorer with 57 runs in nine matches. On the bowling side; Sam Osborne and Adam Gardner both took 10 wickets closely followed by Charlie Walters who took 9, including 2 wickets from the last two balls of the match to beat Foxton. Sam Osborne and Ross Gardner have both played Area cricket for North Herts this year and have both been pre-selected for 2016. Hopefully they will be joined by Adam Gardner and Charlie Walters who will be taking part in the North Area trials in November. All in all, this season has turned out much better than we could have hoped. Where we lacked in numbers we certainly made up for in quality, as we had a nucleus of some very good players being backed up by some enthusiastic newcomers which bodes well for the [...]
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Apologies, but unfortunately the Golf Day scheduled for the 27th March 2015 has had to be postponed until later in the year. Look-out for updates on this site for the new date which is likely to be arranged for mid-September. PGB RCC Hon Sec.