Month: April 2015

Noddy Holder at GCC

This week’s Picture of the week is an oldie but goodie of Noddy Holder (aka Barnsey) performing with the Glamtastics at last September’s end of season Hog Roast at Lyng Farm Barn. Please send in your pictures for inclusion in Picture of the week (and send in any pictures anyway for our Gallery pages or for use on a story). The Picture of the week picture files should be horizontal (landscape) shaped and need to be at least 1200 x 800 pixels in size (which is about 2mb). Pictures can be action shots, team shots, pictures from social events, drawings – just whatever you fancy. Please email them to postmaster@garbocc.co.uk

Micky, Jerry and mates have a good run out

While the England cricket team were winning the second test against the West Indies, a bunch of mice were having a good run out at GCC’s mouse racing night at The Langley. Thank you to Sands and Dick Culling for organising a great evening’s entertainment as Mick, Jerry, Julius Cheeser and lots of other mice battled it out in eight races that took part throughout the evening. And thank you to all the bar and kitchen staff who kept us well watered and fed with delicious home-made lasagne and to Lydia and Sarah who ran the tote. You can see more photos on our gallery page. Thanks to all our race sponsors: Garboldisham Stores R&J Hogg Andy Freake Chilterns Estate Agents IRS Insurance Risk Solutions 01284 777555 Alderwood Lodges Crossings Veterinary practice

Junior nets off to a great start!

Last night (Friday) we had 100 youngsters attend our second junior nets session and over 100 are already registered. Don’t worry if you’ve missed the first two sessions – you can join at any time and new cricketers are always very welcome. All our coaches have ECB coaching qualifications and they are all DBS (CRB) checked. Here’s our details again: All ages up to 15 years. (U17s train with the adults) Every Friday evening during the season. 6-8.00pm £4 per session (Second or third child per family £3 each). Annual registration £10 per child (Second/third child per family £7.50 each). BBQ at end of session (Burgers £1.50, Hot Dogs £1.00). Bar open Sarah McGahan, Youth Cricket Manager

Something for the weekend

Tonight (Friday) we’ve got junior cricket nets from 6-8pm. All new children very welcome. BBQ at end of session (Burgers £1.50, Hot Dogs £1.00). Bar open. On Saturday Garboldisham play a friendly at home against Thetford 1.30 start. Last friendly before season starts properly next weekend. Saturday evening it’s mouse racing at The Langley. Unfortunately all tickets are now sold out. Please be there for 7.00pm for prompt start at 7.30. Don’t forget to send in pictures and anecdotes/quotes for our Picture of the week and Quote of the week columns. The Picture of the week picture files should be horizontal (landscape) shaped and need to be at least 1200 x 800 pixels in size (which is about 2mb). Pictures can be action shots, team shots, pictures from social events, drawings – just whatever you fancy. Please email pics and quotes to postmaster@garbocc.co.uk.  

GCC may be forced to play with two stumps!

A lack of funds for new equipment and building repairs mean that Garboldisham B and C teams may only be able to use four stumps this season instead of the usual six. Club Welfare Officer and wielder of the big stick, Debbie Raven said, “The coffers are empty, we need players to pay their annual subs as soon as possible so that I can go out and buy some new stumps.” But seriously, all players must make sure that they are registered as club members for the season before they are eligible to play any matches. The £10.00 membership fee covers players’ insurance against injury and goes towards the upkeep and maintenance of the club. This year, there will also be an extra £15.00 surcharge per player, as agreed in the AGM, to help fund a contractor to put the pitches to bed at the end of the season. Please complete both membership forms and hand them in with a cheque or cash to Debbie. Picture shows Debbie Raven looking on with horror from the score box as Garboldisham C are forced to …

Mouse racing update

All tickets are now sold out for next Saturday’s (April 25) Mouse racing night at The Langley. Please be there for 7.00pm for prompt start at 7.30. C’mon Jezza!…

Quote of the week

You may have noticed our Quote of the week column where we feature an amusing, interesting or relevant cricket quote. Now that the season is about to get underway please send in any funny one-liners that you may have overheard at a match or come across on twitter or Facebook. You can send them in using the contact form at the bottom of the contacts page or you can just email them to postmaster@garbocc.co.uk – just make sure they’re not offensive.  In the meantime, there’s a great quote from a few years ago from either Rob Fuller or Danny Cash, that our twitter followers will be familiar with, that we’re featuring in the Quote of the week column. You can find Quote of the week on our Home & news page.

Picture of the week

We’re going to start up a Picture of the week slot so please send in your pictures for inclusion (and send in any pictures anyway for our Gallery pages or for use on a story). The Picture of the week picture files should be horizontal (landscape) shaped and need to be at least 1200 x 800 pixels in size (which is about 2mb). Pictures can be action shots, team shots, pictures from social events, drawings – just whatever you fancy. Please email them to postmaster@garbocc.co.uk . To kick it off, and in lieu of a GCC photo, this week we’re featuring Jimmy Anderson celebrating his fourth wicket in the first test against West Indies in Antigua, to become England’s highest test wicket taker with 384 wickets. He overtook Ian Botham’s 23 year record. Photo by Getty

GCC season gets underway this weekend

Garboldisham play two friendlies this weekend as the season winds up. Today (Sat April 18) there is a match at home against Old Buckenham 3rds and tomorrow (Sunday April 19) Garboldisham travel to Old Buckenham to take on their first team. The season starts proper in a fortnight’s time on May 2 with all four adult teams playing their first league matches. Take a look at the Fixtures and results page for details.

Adult and junior nets reminder

Adult nets Don’t forget nets tonight (Thursday) from 6pm. Hope to see plenty of people there. Danny Cash   Junior nets Junior nets start tomorrow (Friday) with registration at 5.30 and sessions beginning at 6.00. £4 per session (Second or third child per family £3 each). Annual registration £10 per child (Second/third child per family £7.50 each). All new children very welcome. BBQ at end of session (Burgers £1.50, Hot Dogs £1.00). Bar open. Sarah McGahan