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  

U15s three wins out of three

Heathersett and Tas Valley U15s 60 for 5 v Garboldisham U15s 77 for 5. 27 May 2015 Batting first, Garboldisham had a slippery start with the loss of early wickets and the scoreboard standing at just 4 for 2. Oscar Rushen and Toby Culling steadied the ship to see them home on 77 for 5. Joe Baker was unfortunate to have been given out lbw from a ball that had hit his glove. Any anxiety that Garby may have had over H&TV quickly chasing down their total began to evaporate as Hethersett wickets started to tumble. Running out of overs, Hethersett found themselves 18 runs short of passing Garby’s total and they finished on 60 for 5. Max Elders took two wickets and the others were shared around including Angus Russell’s first for the U15s. So another good win for the U15s who remain unbeaten so far this season. Well done to all!

U13 report from last week’s win at Mundford

U13s Mundford v Garboldisham Thursday 21 May 2015 Garboldisham 99 for 2, Mundford 78 for 6 Garboldisham were led by their captain Arthur Johnson and gave a very solid performance with a victory over Mundford by 21 runs. Garby decided to bat first and Arthur started the game well with a solid batting performance having to retire as he reached his 41 runs which included 2 sixes and 5 fours. His partner Will Pettit got 14 runs before being caught out. George Self was third man in and unfortunately found himself run out after only 2 runs but he did bowl very well later on to make up for it! Haaris Khan and Luca ended the batting for Garby and they finished with 99. A good bowling performance from GCC kept things tight with Hannah Khan achieving a wicket with a catch from Arthur and he also bowled two wickets. George Self had a great spell – taking 2 wickets in 3 overs. Jess Davey joined the good bowling – 3 overs with only 9 scored off them. Will Pettit, …

U13s and U15s on winning streak

U13s Garboldisham 128 for 5 v Swardeston B 35 all out. Tues 26 May 2015 The u13s hosted Swardeston B in the Norfolk Alliance last night. Garboldisham lost the toss and were put into bat. Louis Hart and Arthur Johnson opened the batting and Louis got the team off to a strong start with the runs soon flowing. David Thorne, Thomas Toward-Lisher and Harry Southgate also batted well and Garby posted a strong total of 128 for 5 off their 16 overs. The pick of the batters was Louis Hart who retired having scored a quick, well played 33 not out. With a large total for Swardeston to chase, Garboldisham were feeling confident. David Thorne and Jess Davey opened the bowling and both quickly made breakthroughs. Some more tight bowling from the whole team led to wickets quickly falling with Max Champion and Thomas Toward-Lisher both picking up one each. However, the pick of the bowlers was Harry Southgate who took 3 wickets in 1.4 overs. Garboldisham bowled out the opposition for just 35 – a great team …

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