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.
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.
Reed XI versus Howard Marshall’s XI, Home on Sunday 6th May 2018. Commemorating former RCC President, the late-Howard Marshall’s contribution to the Club over the past five decades, a ceremony was held to name the Clubhouse in his honour. Long-standing member and former Chairman, John Heslam paid tribute to Howard by describing how he and other forward-thinking committee members and players of the early 1970s raised funds, purchased land and constructed the original Clubhouse, much of it by their own hands. From this base, the Club had progressed from its humble beginnings in local village cricket to the upper tiers of Hertfordshire Cricket and to double successes in the National Village Cricket Championship by winning the Village Cup twice at Lord’s. In response, Howard’s son, Justin, confirmed that Howard had been immensely proud of the Club and his involvement in its achievements on-and-off the field. A large gathering of past and present players, family and friends witnessed Justin unveil a suitably smart but simple plaque on what will now be known as the Howard Marshall Pavilion. Earlier during the afternoon, a Reed XI comprising a mixture of players from all senior teams plus colts as young as 12 had scored a respectable 153 for 3 in their 30-over innings. Toby Fynn, 25, Ross Gardner, 26, and Jack Caine, 25, had all been obligatory retired, then Adam Gardner and Matt Bowles were 21 not out and 23 not out respectively at the end. Amongst the assorted bowling skills on display, there was one wicket each for Matt Giblin, James Heslam and Justin Marshall (possibly his first ever)! The H Marshall XI contained some current and recent Reed players, and in Lawrence Dooley and John Clifton two [...]
Justin Marshall unveils a remarkably life-like statue of Club stalwart, John Heslam.
The Howard Marshall Pavilion. Plans are underway for a ceremony to mark the official naming of the Clubhouse in tribute to Howard. This will take place on Sunday 6th May 2018. Reed CC invites family members and past & present players to celebrate the occasion and it is likely that a cricket match will played against a Howard Marshall XI. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE DATE & TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND WILL BE UPDATED WHEN PLANS ARE FINALISED.
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. [...]