Month: May 2015

Big win for thirds – match summaries Saturday 30 May

Match results for Saturday 30 May 2015 The 1sts travelled to Lowestoft and batting first, struggled to score runs against the Lowestoft spin attack on a difficult batting wicket and were bowled out for 119 off 45 overs. In the field, Garby fought back hard and took 7 of the Lowestoft wickets before the hosts caught up with Garboldisham’s 119, to win by 3 wickets. The 2nds were at home against Old Catton. The visitors batted first and clocked up 202 for 8. In reply, Garby’s batting coughed and spluttered with only the wicket keeper, Lewis Taylor (who’d had a good day behind the stumps) being able to assemble a decent amount of runs. Lewis was trotting along well on 40 odd runs or so until a forced change of bats saw him spoon a shot up only to be caught at mid-off. Garboldisham were bowled out and finished way short on 120. It was the fifth loss in a row for the 2nds who are struggling to find their form and get back to full strength. …

Picture of the Week

Garboldisham 1sts v Mattishall, Saturday 23 May 2015 Wicket keeper Pascal Walker, slips Danny Cash and Tom Ling and gulley Andrew Whistler are poised and ready. Garboldisham had clocked up 248 for 5 but Mattishall were bowled out for just 88 from a fiery bowling attack that included 5 wickets for Andy Emms. In the background and poking through the trees, you can make out the Garboldisham Manor clock tower. In days gone by, players would use the clock, now obscured by trees, to time their matches and set their watches. Photo: Phil McGahan

More beer festival weekend pics

You can view more pictures from last weekend’s beer festival and annual visit from Podington CC on our gallery page. Click here. If anyone has any other pictures from the beer festival that they’d like to see published on the website then please email them to

This week’s fixtures until Thurs 4 June

Here’s a reminder of all the weekend fixtures and next week’s junior fixtures. Please keep on sending in results, photos, match reports, Quote of the Week suggestions, news and so on. You can send items to Fri May 29 Junior nets Sat May 30 1sts away to Lowestoft, 2nds at home to Old Catton A, 3rds at home to Bystanders, 4ths away to Old Catton B Sun May 31 U9s away to Norwich, Friendly at home to Rocklands Mon June 1 U17s at home to Mulbarton, U13s away at Diss Tues June 2 Ladies match – away to Gt Melton. U11s at home to Saham Toney Weds June 3 Over 40s away to Rocklands. U15s at home to Old Buckenham Thurs June 4 U11s at home to Swardeston. Senior nets  

T20 Sunday at GCC beer festival

A Garboldisham Twenty 20 side pictured above, faced Scole FC and Podington CC in a three way T20 charity tournament at the GCC beer festival at The Langley on Sunday 24 May. The club had two very special polypins of bitter brewed in memory of Ian Melvin and Chris Bunning and before proceedings began, Peter Barnes declared the beer officially ready for drinking. Peter is pictured below with Ian’s widow Sara.  Barnsey with Sara Melvin Yogi Beer and Bunning Beer brewed in memory of Ian Melvin and Chris Bunnings The Podington T20 touring team Scole FC T20 team  

Day of highs and lows for GCC teams

Match results for Saturday 23 May 2015 The 1st team hosted Mattishall at home and picked up a maximum 25 points to push them up to the middle of the league table in Division 1 of the Dipple & Conway Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Batting first, Garboldisham scored 248 for 5 wickets with Kristian Williman clocking up a century and finishing on 121 runs! In reply, Mattishall struggled to squeeze out 88 runs before being bowled out. Pick of the Garby bowlers was Andy Emms who took five wickets. It was a very satisfying day for the Firsts who are slowly getting back to full strength with the return of lads from uni’ and it was good to see Henry Phoenix and Harry Youngson back on the field. Well done to all – a great win! It was another disappointing day for Andy Freake and the 2nds who have still to get a win under their belts. Playing away at Winterton, the hosts batted first and were 77 without loss after 14 overs but then good bowling from old stagers Paul …

Storm over The Langley

The Langley, Wednesday 20 May, 3.30pm, 2015 The pitch had just been mown and the wicket rolled ready for an U15 game later in the evening and the sun was shining and lighting up dark storm clouds. Five minutes later there was a torrential gale and hail storm that lasted for a good 10 minutes which left the wicket flooded with half an inch of water. After another quarter of an hour the sun was blazing down again… Crazy weather. 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 or to

What’s on – beer festival and busy week ahead…

Come and join us for our bank holiday weekend beer festival! It kicked off last night and runs until Monday. We’ve got 10 different beers for sale and we’ve got loads of cricket with a busy weekend and week ahead, at home and away, with youth matches, an over 40s game, a midweek friendly at Bardwell and two county games. Sat 23 Beer Festival and regular league matches: 1sts at home to Mattishall, 2nds away at Winterton, 3rds away at Costessey and 4ths at home to Rocklands. Sun 24 Beer Festival, BBQ and T20 charity tournament GCC host Podington CC and Scole FC U9s away at Southwold (Norfolk Alliance) and U11s away at Brooke (SNCL) BOTH MATCHES CANCELLED Mon 25 Beer Festival and annual Podington match.  Tues 26 U13s at home to Swardeston B (Norfolk Alliance) and U15s away at Gt Ellingham (Norfolk Alliance) GCC host Norfolk U10s v Notts U10s Weds 27 U11s away at Gt Melton (Norfolk Alliance) and U15s away at Tas Valley (SNCL) GCC host Norfolk U13s Girls v Lincs U13s Girls Friendly away at Bardwell 6pm Thurs 28 Over 40s at home to Tas Valley Senior …

Garboldisham CC beer festival weekend!

Come and join us for our bank holiday weekend beer festival! It runs from Friday evening until Monday (22 May-25 May). We’ve got 10 different beers for sale and there’s a BBQ on Friday and Sunday. Plus we’ve got loads of cricket…! Fri 22 Junior nets Sat 23 Regular league matches: 1sts at home v Mattishall and 4ths at home v Rocklands. (2nds and 3rds away) Sun 24 GCC host Podington CC and Scole FC in a T20 charity tournament! Mon 25 Annual Podington match.   

Here comes the weekend…

WHAT’S ON 14-21 May 2015 Here are all the weekend’s and next week’s matches and events up until next Thursday. Do let us know if we’ve missed anything off. Don’t forget that we have our Beer Festival on next weekend starting on Friday 22 May and running through to the bank holiday Monday! Details here Thursday 14 Over 40s Garboldisham v Topcroft. Topcroft have cancelled but there is a team practice match instead – Over 40s v Under 40s! U15s Rocklands v Garboldisham Adult nets Friday 15 Junior nets 6-8pm Saturday 16 League matches Garboldisham v North Runcton Dersingham v Garboldisham A Eaton v Garboldisham B Garboldisham C v Colney Sunday 17  U11s Garboldisham  v Matishall Re-arranged from last Sunday Monday 18 U13s Hethersett and Tas Valley v Garboldisham Tuesday 19  Wednesday 20 U15s Garboldisham v Gt Melton Thursday 21 U13s Mundford v Garboldisham U17s Old Buckenham v Garboldisham