We were all stunned to hear of the death of our good friend and Garboldisham cricketing legend Ian ‘Yogi’ Melvin on 8 December 2014 after a short and cruel illness. The club is in mourning and the club flag has been flying at half mast above the pavilion.
A young Garboldisham B team, captained by Jack Stevenson, finished top of the Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division 3 to win promotion to Divison 2 next season. Jack and the lads topped the division for much of the season and were worthy winners. Jack put their success down to great team work, commitment and a core of dedicated players that were ever present. Jack was extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to captain the team and he will lead the team out again in 2015. His ambition is that they’ll win the title again and progress to the very top of the Norfolk Cricket League. Some of the team are pictured above collecting their award.
Garboldisham CC have been awarded the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Club of the Year 2014. Rob Fuller and Second XI captain Andy Freake collected the award and are pictured above. The award is based on points given by umpires and the oppositions’ captains for the quality of the club’s facilities, grounds, pitch, scorers, pavilion and so on as well as for fair play. It is also judged on the club administration – how registration deadlines are met and the timely submission of results.
The annual senior presentation evening took place at the Park Hotel in Diss on 11 October and a great evening was had by all. The photo shows club captain Danny Cash presenting the First XI Batsman of the Year award to Chris Jones.