Month: July 2015

A chat with the Chairman

In the second of our new series of Q&As with key club members, we chat with our Chairman and club stalwart Robert Leech What are your earliest memories of GCC and when did you first join the club? I joined the club at the start of 1981 season.  My first game was away at Wortham and I thought to myself “What ever have I done!”  Fortunately, things only got better from that point! Explain your current role at the club. How long have you done it and what other roles have you carried out in the past? Chairman for 20 years, 4th team Captain for the third season.  In the past I have captained the first team. Initially from 1982 but I can’t remember precisely for how long as it’s so long ago but I do recall I managed to give up the role of Treasurer to become Chairman in 1995. What’s the hardest part of your role and what’s the most rewarding? The hardest part of being Chairman is making decisions that I know will upset some members but …

Six-a-side club tournament Sunday 9 August

Let’s hope it’s stopped raining for the GCC annual six-a-side tournament in two weeks time on Sunday 9 August. The fun starts at 10.30 and if anyone fancies playing then there are still a few team places left – just let Danny Cash know. We need volunteers to help with the bar and BBQ – again, let Danny know if you’re able to help out. It should be a brilliant day! Just need the sun to shine…

Five wickets apiece for Fuller, Buckmaster and Barnes

Garboldisham Cricket Club scooped up three ‘fifers’ in Saturday’s matches (25 July 2015), one each for the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds. Rob Fuller took an excellent 5 for 33 in the first team’s decisive victory at Mattishall to leave them in a commanding position at the top of the Norfolk Alliance Division 1. The 2nds didn’t fare so well in their home game against Division 4 leaders Winterton although Jack Buckmaster took a very satisfying 5 for 49. And Peter Barnes produced a bit of his old magic for the 3rds with his mixture of looping and quicker deliveries that saw five Costessey batsmen trudging back to the pavilion. If you’re thinking that Barnsey suddenly looks 30 years younger and has grown a beard that’s because Peter wasn’t around when the picture was taken and so Gavin Barnes stepped in for him! Here’s another picture of Rob and Jack

Another massive win for GCC 1sts! All Saturday’s results…

Photo shows Henry Phoenix* who scored 83 for the 1sts in their victory at Mattishall Match summaries for Saturday 25 July 2015 The 1sts now sit 28 points clear at the top of the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Division 1 after picking up 24 points with a massive win against Mattishall. Friday’s rain had carried on in to Saturday morning but it finally stopped to allow the game to go ahead although at a reduced number of overs – 35. Garboldisham batted first and racked up 219 for 7 with Henry Phoenix scoring 83 and being run out on the last ball. In reply, the home team were bowled out for 166 to give the 1sts their sixth win on the trot! Second and third placed North Runcton and Lowestoft were due to battle it out yesterday but their game fell victim to the weather and was called off which meant that they both picked up just 5 points each which helped Garby’s cause in their battle for promotion to the Premier league. With five games still left to …

Fixtures 25 – 31 July: Weekend fixtures + U11s, U13s, U15s, U19s, ECB U13s Finals

Let’s hope it stops raining and we can play/watch some cricket…! Here’s a reminder of all the weekend fixtures and next week’s fixtures. Please check all details with team managers/captains just in case any matches have been cancelled or re-arranged. Please keep on sending in results, photos, match reports, Quote of the Week suggestions, news and so on. You can send items to nickandh@talk21.com Sat July 25 1sts away to Mattishall. 2nds at home to Winterton. 3rds at home to Costessey. 4ths away to Rocklands A Sun July 26 U11s away to Gt Ellingham Friendly at home to Tivetshall 2pm Mon July 27  U13s away to Topcroft Tues July 28 U15s at home to Bradenham Weds July 29 U19s Foxes away to Swardeston Sharks Thurs July 30 ECB regional U13s Finals Day Senior nets Fri July 31 Junior nets

Picture of the week

This picture was taken by a roving freelance photographer called Shawn Pearce who must have been passing The Langley last Saturday 18 July and took these pictures of the 2nds against Dersingham. We’re pretty certain that this is Lewis Taylor knocking out his half century (55) for the 2nds who batted first and scored 215. Garboldisham went on to win the game by bowling Dersingham out for 137. There were wickets from Danny Philpott 4-32 and a couple each from Jack Peart and Paul Feavearyear. This was just the third win of the season for the 2nds but it lifts them comfortably out of the relegation zone into 6th place in Division 4 of the Norfolk Alliance. Well batted Lewi!

U10s take bronze at Topcroft tournament

A massive well done to Garby U10’s who took the bronze medal after finishing 3rd in the annual Topcroft CC U10’s Tournament. 5 matches played, Won 3 lost 2. A special mention to player of the day James Davey who hit an amazing 14 fours, took a couple of wickets and a catch, Bowler of the Day was Henry Gray-Davies who took 4 wickets from his 5 overs. Enjoyable day had by all. James Worby  

1sts move to top of the league! All Saturday’s results

Match summaries for Saturday 18 July 2015 The 1sts moved to the top of the table after an excellent win against North Runcton. The home side batted first and were all out for 196 with Gavin Barnes taking 4-38. Garboldisham chased Runcton’s total down with plenty of overs to spare and for the loss of just four wickets. There were a couple of big, big sixes from Kieran Pask (69) and Kristian Williman picked up another half century (60). North Runcton had been sitting at the top of the league themselves and this was their first loss of the season but they do still have a game in hand. Well done Garboldisham. Keep it going! The 2nds were at home to Dersingham. They batted first and scored a moderate 215 including a well assembled 55 from wicket keeper Lewis Taylor. It was certainly a chaseable target for the visitors but fine bowling from Garby had Dersingham struggling to get out of the blocks and their wickets began to fall at regular intervals and they found themselves bowled out for 137. There …

Fixtures 18-24 July: Saturday’s league games, U11s, U13s, U17s, O40s and Knockers CC…

Here’s a reminder of all the weekend fixtures and next week’s fixtures. Please check all details with team managers/captains just in case any matches have been cancelled or re-arranged. Please keep on sending in results, photos, match reports, Quote of the Week suggestions, news and so on. You can send items to nickandh@talk21.com Sat July 18 1sts away to league leaders North Runcton. 2nds at home to Dersingham. 3rds at home to Eaton. 4ths away to Colney Sun July 19 U11s at home to Rockland.  ???U10s tournament at Topcroft??? Friendly at home to Ashby Mon July 20  U17s at home to Gt Melton Tues July 21 U13s at home to Mulbarton Weds July 22 Friendly at home to Knockers CC 2pm Thurs July 23 Over40s at home to Topcroft Senior nets Fri July 24 Junior nets

Spotlight on Danny Cash

In the first of a new series of Q&As with key club members, we profile our club captain and all-rounder, Danny Cash What are your earliest memories of GCC and when did you first join the club? Sunday morning club with David ‘Bangers’ Thomas. Along with several other club members of around my age it’s where my first steps into cricket were made. It was about 1997 when I was 10, nearly 11. I made my 2nd team debut at 13 I think in 2000 and 1st team debut in 2001 in the Carter Cup vs Sheringham scoring 8 not out! Explain your current role at the club. How long have you done it and what other roles have you carried out in the past? Currently Club Captain, I believe this to be my 8th or 9th year in the role. I get the honour of leading the 1st team and picking the side. I also do some junior coaching on Friday nights.  What’s the hardest part of your role and what’s the most rewarding? Losing is always hard to take and players dropping …