Month: September 2015

Club presentation evening Saturday 10 Oct

Picture shows Danny and Chris Jones at last year’s presentation evening Hi all! Club Presentation Evening is October 10th at the Park Hotel. 3 course dinner and trophy presentation. Would be brilliant to get as many people as possible there to celebrate another successful season for the club. Still awaiting a definite price from the park but will be £20-25 a head. Players and partners are all welcome and invited. If you would like to come can you let myself or Sarah know by October 1st. Thanks. Danny Cash

Pitches ‘put to bed’

The pitches were officially ‘put to bed’ for the season on Thursday 10 September. The contractor D Watson was hired to come and scarify the pitches, gather up the residue of ‘dust’ and dead grass, sew new grass seed and add a covering of fresh loam to help the new grass to grow ready for next year. In previous seasons the Club has done this by hand with a team of volunteers taking all weekend but this year the job was made a lot easier and was wrapped up in a couple of hours. The contractor, who also works for Lord’s and Edgbaston, had lots of praise for Andy Smith’s groundsmanship and for the Garby pitches, and he reckoned that they were some of the best he’s seen! Andy will continue to mow the pitches at fairly regular intervals throughout the closed season to keep them in tip-top shape ready for 2016.

GCC raises £1000 for EACH!

Club Captain Danny Cash presented EACH (East Anglia Children’s Hospice) with a cheque for £1,000 from the club on Friday 28 August after the Junior Presentation evening. The money was raised from the proceeds of the Missundaztood gig held at the Langley back in July in memory of Jake Snowling. Thanks to everyone who attended the gig and helped contribute to this fantastic cause and thanks to Peter Barnes and helpers for organising it.

Saturday night’s party wraps up a glorious season

Danny and the lads sing along to ‘We are the champions!’ at the GCC end-of-season party at Lyng Farm Barn, Saturday 5 September 2015 Saturday night’s end-of-season party at Lyng Farm Barn was probably the best one for a good few years.  There were some fantastic fancy dress outfits including Cashy as Dick Dastardly, Rob Fuller and Danny Moon as The Only Gays in the Village and Stewie Taylor as Mrs Brown amongst loads of other great outfits. After a delicious fish and chip supper, the Muppits band rocked the room with a mix of covers from the 60s to the present day. Highlight of the evening was when Barnesey finally managed to get Cashy up on to the stage with the band playing the opening chords of Queen’s ‘We are the Champions’. Soon everyone was singing along in full voice in recognition of GCC First team winning their league and gaining promotion to the Premier Division. It was stirring stuff and a great way to wrap up what has been an especially good season for …

Foxes fall at Finals Day

Garboldisham Foxes line up for the Norfolk u19s t20 Finals Day, Manor Park County Ground, Horsford, Sunday 6 September 2015 And so to Finals Day at Horsford where Barton Spartans (Ashmanhaugh), Swardeston Sharks, Fakenham Falcons and Garboldisham Foxes would do battle. In the first semi-final at 10.15am, Ashmanhaugh struggled to get a decent total on the board and were easily beaten by Swardeston. Going in to the second semi at 1.00pm, Garboldisham were probably the underdogs but Captain Henry Phoenix and the Foxes were right to be confident that they could go all the way – they’d come out of a high scoring final group game against Brooke where they’d clocked up a giddy 246 runs and they’d finished their group unbeaten including a victory against Swardeston (who qualified for Finals Day as highest runners-up). Henry won the toss, and with some dampness still on the ground but with the sun starting to shine, elected to field first. Once Kieran Pask had found his line, he was well into his stride and he claimed the first and second Fakenham scalps with the …

GCC end of season party!!!

From Peter Barnes Well guys and girls, after a great weekend for Garby with Premier cricket achieved for the first time and a superb President’s Day we can celebrate at the end of season part at the barn on Saturday night. Anyone who has not booked a ticket please let me know by Thursday to guarantee food. On Thursday night 6pm onwards we are setting up the barn and would appreciate a hand for a couple of hours if you can make it. Cheers! Here’s more details… Don’t miss our end of season party on Saturday 5 September! We’ve got the Muppits, one of the most popular party bands in East Anglia, performing their great mix of covers from the 60s through to the present day. If you want to dress up in fancy dress, then this year, our theme is TV characters! The cost is only £10 per person which includes a Fish and Chip supper. The fun starts at 7.30pm. Contact Peter Barnes for more info and for tickets 07825 351062.  

Congratulations from…

Bob Foulkes: Many, many congratulations to Danny & the team for an incredible past few years & for becoming Champions of their league yet again in 2015. It’s a privilege to have been a member of the club for so many years! Well done everyone from Robert (Bob) Stu Taylor: WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE….WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!!!!! UP THE GARB. Thomas Alexander: Congratulations mate! Great effort x Andy Tebble: Hey Mate, Congratulations to Garbo on their winning of the Div 1 title !! Three South Norfolk teams in the Prem next season will be great for the area !! Dawn Briggs: WELL DONE BOYS! I sit at every game scoring for our 1st team and some of the comments and behaviour I hear and see is appalling…..from some of the other teams we play. So it is with immense pride that I can report that I never been embarrassed by the behaviour of our lads even when they have been provoked. They play their cricket to win yes but not at the cost of the right spirit of the game. I believe this …

A word from Danny

Monday 31 August 2015 So today’s wet weather means that we are Div 1 champions and are guaranteed to be a Norfolk Prem side next season. It cannot be underestimated as to how big an achievement this is considering that it was only five years ago we were relegated into Division 3. The achievement is without doubt my proudest moment as captain and as a club member and it is a great privilege to lead a side of talented players, but most of all a great bunch of lads to the top division in Norfolk. It is also a huge honour to be the captain of a club that is going places. We are lucky to have a great club spirit within GCC and it is abundantly clear that this isn’t just a huge achievement for the 1st team, but for Garboldisham Cricket Club as a whole. Thank you to those who supported us and gave us a helping hand where needed. But the credit must go to my boys – we were written off by some at …