Evening of victories for GCC youth in SNCL

The U17s and the U13s both notched up comfortable away wins yesterday evening in the South Norfolk Community League:

Old Buckenham U17s 39 all out v Garboldisham U17s win by 7 wickets. 21 May 2015

On a lovely summer’s evening Old Buckenham played host to Garboldisham in the Under 17 league. Garby elected to field first and the first overs were tight as Old Buckenham’s openers, Matt Hendrie and Joe Merdith batted sensibly. Merdith was the first to go as he was bowled by Blake Ingram for 2. Opener Hendrie also fell for 2 as he was caught and bowled by Georgie Dunkinson. After both openers departed, Old Buckenham struggled to score in the middle overs as wickets continued to fall: Tommy Ling bowled both Matt Heusneider (9) and Joe Beales (1) before Nathan Burrows (9) was caught by Luke Holland off the bowling of Georgie Dunkinson. Baker then took a brilliant reaction catch off the bowling of Ling which dismissed Coles for 0. Former Garby player Hayden Watling was the final batsman to depart as Ling returned the favour to Baker with an equally good catch and Old Buckenham finished on 39 all out.

Chasing a low total, Old Buck’ knew it was going to be hard to defend and it proved so with some sensible batting from Callum Olpin, 14 not out and Luke Holland, 16 not out. Garby finished comfortable winners, winning by 7 wickets in a game played in great spirit and lovely weather.

Thomas Ling

Mundford U13s 78 for 6 v Garboldisham U13s 99 for 2. 21 May 2015

After Garboldisham’s maximum points win in the U17 league, the U13s were on tip-top form too as they visited Mundford on the first really decent evening of the season. Garby batting first, set the home side a solid target of 99 for the loss of two wickets before restricting Mundford to 78 for 6 and a 21 run win.

Garboldisham have won ten titles since the South Norfolk Community League competition began in 2007 with last season being the first year they didn’t win at least one trophy. On their current form they are looking like real contenders again.