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. On a more positive note, Phil McGahan was prowling the boundary with his camera and he took a fantastic picture of Charlie Wright bowling out one of the Old Catton players. We’re saving it for our Photo of the Week slot so watch out for it in a day or two…
Playing at home, the 3rds had a big win against The Norwich Bystanders and picked up 26 points to leave them fifth in the table. With Jack Stevenson absent, bolstering up the 1sts at Lowestoft, the 3rds were captained for the day by Eddie Thorne. Big scores from Danny Philpott (99) and Stu Taylor (58) helped GCC finish their innings on 265 for 8 which Bystanders were unable to get close to, finishing on 126 all out. Another good win for the 3rds.
The 4ths were captained by Andy Smith up at Old Catton. It was a high scoring game with Old Catton picking up 264 for 4 which the 4ths made a brave attempt to chase down, and nearly achieved, by finishing just 15 runs short on 249 for 9. Johnny Wyatt got a century and Joe Melvin was on 70 or so not out.