Month: March 2015

Busy cricket force weekend at The Langley

A big thank you to everyone who turned out over the weekend to help get the grounds and pavilion ready for the new season. We got loads of work done and here are just some of the numerous jobs that were completed: Put up the nets, covers on the covers, mended the gang mower, mowed the outfield and squares, raked and de-thatched the squares, rolled the outfield, rolled the squares, cleaned the kitchen and changing rooms and filled the hole where the old oak tree stood. Now we just need the wind to drop and the sun to shine! The first match is less than three weeks away and is a friendly against Old Buckenham on April 18. All fixtures and dates for the season ahead are now available and you can view them on the Fixtures & results page.

Mouse racing latest

SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2015 7.00pm with first race at 7.30pm Tickets: £7.50 each including hot supper 8 mouse races; each race to be sponsored at £25 each – If you’d like to sponsor a race please can you confirm details prior to the evening for entry into the programme Please buy and name a mouse in advance of the evening for entry into programme – £5 per mouse! Tote betting Please confirm ticket requirement to Dick/Sands Culling as numbers are limited 07887 870122 or sandsculling@aol.com

Geoff Miller reveals his best England team since 2000

It was a lively and entertaining evening last Friday at the GCC Sportsman’s Dinner. Guest speaker was ex England selector and former player Geoff Miller. Geoff challenged each table to select their best England test side from players available since 2000 and the Scole FC table came closest to Geoff’s choice with their chosen team. Other entertainment was provided by Geordie comedian Steffen Peddie. George Gooderham won the heads/tails game. You can see some photos from the evening on our Gallery page. Geoff Millers’s post 2000 dream team was as follows: 1 Alastair Cook 2 Ian Bell 3 Jonathan Trott 4 Kevin Pietersen 5 Graham Thorpe 6 Andrew Flintoff 7 Alec Stewart (w/k) 8 Stuart Broad 9 Graeme Swann 10 Darren Gough 11 Jimmy Anderson

Get stuck in

It’s the annual NatWest Cricket Force weekend this weekend 28 and 29 March. Please come along and help get the ground ready for the new season! Our big day will be Saturday from 9.30am – 4pm. There’ll be loads to do ranging from preparing the pitches, sorting out the covers, putting up the nets, spring-cleaning the pavilion, repairing the fences and so on. Come for just an hour, or come for the whole day – the more hands, the merrier! Teas, coffees and snacks provided. Hope to see you there.

GCC Ladies to face Topcroft in final

Garboldisham Ladies have finished top of the NCB west league and will go through to the Norfolk Cricket Board Indoor League final on Sunday 29 March at Taverham to face Topcroft CC who finished top of the east league. The only thing that could have de-railed GCC from reaching the final was a big points win by Gt. Melton over Fakenham which would have taken Gt. Melton ahead of Garboldisham, but this was not to be as that game was called off by Fakenham who were unable to field a team. Good luck to GCC Ladies! You can follow the progress of the game on twitter. Photo shows the winning GCC Ladies team from Sunday 8 March. Primrose Rushen, Sarah McGahan (Captain), Megan Hogg, Lydia Raven, Jade Hoyte, Emma Rogers

There’s a mouse in the house!

Mouse Racing at Garby Cricket Club!!! Saturday 25 April 2015 A hilarious twist on Horse Racing with real live mice! A family night out with food at The Langley. Race sponsors needed. £20 to get some advertising and your name in the programme. Own a mouse and win prizes. Tote betting. Ticket prices and times to follow.   To reserve tickets or to sponsor a mouse race, contact Dick or myself. With thanks for your support! Regards Sands Culling 07887870122

GCC Ladies top the table

Garboldisham Ladies have had a brilliant time playing in the Norfolk Cricket Board Indoor Women’s League. In the first fixture, Garboldisham beat Great Melton in a great win which saw the team chase down a big score of 278. The next fixture v Fakenham was another good win for the ladies with Garboldisham winning by 78 runs and taking 11 wickets. By the final fixture, GCC were back on top having recovered from their narrow-defeat to Fakenham the week before where they lost by just 9 runs with too many wickets lost costing them another win. In the final game, GCC beat Great Melton again, a solid fielding and bowling display saw Great Melton set a score of 242 for 6 (net 212). Emma Rogers and Jade Hoyte got the team off to a great start with the bat, scoring 162 for no loss at the end of their 4 overs. Megan Hogg and Primrose Rushen continued the good chase by bringing the team over their target for only 1 wicket loss. Sarah McGahan and …

Saturday 7 March – First cut of the season

Head Groundsman, Andy Smith, took advantage of the fine weather to give the squares their first cut of the season. The mower was carefully set to just nip off the dead tips of grass and the brown uneven squares were soon transformed into stripey manicured surfaces. Andy followed up the mowing with a dressing of fertiliser which gives the grass the health and strength that it will need to see it through the season. The winter weather will have lifted the grass slightly and so in a few weeks time the squares will be rolled to compact them and to provide the hard surface needed.