Month: November 2015

Three out of four for Garby

GCC clocked up their third win out of four in yesterday’s (Sunday 22 Nov 2015) Breckland Indoor League match. Here’s the match report from captain Rob Fuller: Thetford 267-9 net 222 Garby 267-4 net 247. Garby win by 25. Team Fuller, P Baker, Fev, Allin, G Barnes and a very well lubricated P Barnes after 1.1/2 bottles of red wine in the afternoon. Thetford won the toss and decided to bat. Fev started off as Garby normally do indoors and bowled a wide first ball but then bowled 5 dot balls. Some good balls were followed by a few “hit-me” balls allowing Thetford to pick up regular runs but also lose wickets at regular intervals. Fev and Allin got off to a slow but steady start. The normally highly entertaining Barnes batting partnership was a subdued affair this week as Peter batted sensibly and used all his experience by farming most of the strike from the sometimes skyward-bound batting by Barnes junior. With the last 4 overs to bat Fuller and Baker still had quite a …

GCC AGM 2015

From Robert Leech, Chairman Please find attached here the notice for the AGM to be held on 23rd November.  The minutes of last year’s meeting are also attached here. As in previous years, all positions on the Committee up for re-election.  All members of the Committee have expressed a willingness to stand again with the exception of David Fidler who, after seven years at the helm, has decided it’s time to pass on the Club abacus to someone new. We have been incredibly fortunate to have had such a dedicated and capable treasurer to steer us through a momentous period in our history and we owe him a huge vote of thanks. As a result there is now a vacancy on the committee for the position of Treasurer and also potentially a vacancy for the position of Secretary. Could I please have any nominations for these, or any other of the positions, with a proposer and seconder by Thursday 19th November.  If you require further clarification on this please ring me.  I hope you will …

Quiz night: Don’t forget to book your places!

Just 10 days to go until the GCC Quiz night at Garboldisham village hall on Saturday 28th November. Doors open at 6.45 for a 7.30 start. £7 per person including hot food. Book your places now. Teams can be up to a maximum of six players. Don’t worry if there’s only a couple of you because we can always pair you up with others to make a bigger team. You can buy tickets from the village shop or from Peter Barnes 01953 681026/07825 351062 or from Trevor Lee 01953 681192. See you there!

Pascal Walker: best wicket keeping figures 2015 in NA Div 1

Here are some statistics from the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Division One which of course Garboldisham Firsts won back in August: Rob Fuller and Callum Olpin finish 5th and 7th with best bowling averages Kristian Williman is in 3rd position with best batting average and he has the 2nd highest number of runs. Kieran Pask finishes 9th Pascal Walker has the best league wicket keeping figures and finishes way out in front Captain Danny Cash takes 12 catches to finish in 3rd place

Cracking match sees Garby lose by 18 runs to Old Buck

We’re short of a picture this week so here’s one of GCC u14s from 2009 who finished as runners up against Vauxhall Mallards in an indoor tournament at UEA featuring, back row: Joe Paul, Harry Youngson and Henry Phoenix and front row: Nathan Lamb, Ben Asker, Joe Seaman and… Matt Allin Garboldisham had an exciting game last night (Sunday 15 November 2015) against Old Buckenham in the Breckland Indoor League but lost out by just 18 runs. GCC had won their first two games but they failed to make it three out of three against their old rivals who they’d defeated in last season’s final. Garby went into the game with two changes to their line-up – Matt Allin (back from Australia) and Chris Jones were drafted in to replace the injured duo of Paul Baker and Charlie Worby. Garboldisham captain Rob Fuller won the toss and elected to bowl first but a poor start with some wayward bowling and disappointing fielding, allowed Old Buck’ to set a net target of 242 for Garby to chase down. Fevs …

Peter and Paul (and Shane)

Breaking news… GCC talent scout Peter (Barnesy) Barnes spotted back in August at the Oval for the 1st day of the final Test match against the Aussies. It is understood that Peter (pink shirt and eyes closed) was at the Oval to recruit Paul Farbrace to be the new GCC coach and Aussie all-rounder Shane (Watto) Watson to be GCC’s overseas player for the 2016 season. Watch this space…

Henry Olonga at Hopton Chapel

A notice from Myles Coulter, Community Pastor, Hopton High Street Chapel Hopton Chapel are holding an evening with Henry Olonga, the former Zimbabwean fast bowler who played alongside Andy Flower. Henry will talk about his sporting life as well as what he’s up to now. Date: Saturday 21st November Time: 7.30pm Venue: High Street Chapel, Hopton Price: £3 (includes a meal too!) For further info and to book a place please contact: Myles Coulter, Community Pastor 01953 681404 mylescoulter@highstreetchapel.org.uk

Two wins out of two for GCC indoor league team

Picture shows Rob Fuller being presented with the Breckland Indoor League Trophy 2014 back in January this year Rob Fuller and the Garboldisham six-a-side Breckland Indoor League team clocked up another win last night (Sunday 8 Nov 2015) against Mundford. Rob picked up three wickets in the final over, including an incredible one-handed catch, to win the match by 52 runs. The scores were Garboldisham 298 for 8 which gives a net score of 258 (5 runs deducted for each wicket lost) and Mundford 256 for 10, net score of 206. Garby’s victory was due in part to their fitness levels demonstrated by some great running between the wickets to pick up precious singles. The team line-up was Rob Fuller (Capt), Paul and Sam Baker, James Worby, Gavin Barnes and Paul Feavearyear. Next week they face Old Buckenham, who they beat in last year’s final, and who have yet to also lose a game so far this season. A full list of fixtures can be found here. And if you’ve not played indoor cricket and you’re …

End-of-season stats

Thanks to first team scorer Dawn for compiling the end-of-season statistics. Here’s a summary of the highlights. You can find a full list of all the stats here. BATTING Most runs: Kristian Williman 737 | Andrew Whistler 413 | Jonny Wyatt 389 Best average (runs÷innings exc not outs): Jonny Wyatt 129.67 Highest score: Lewis Taylor 142 | Jonny Wyatt 139* | Kristian Williman 121 BOWLING Most wickets: Rob Fuller 33 | Peter Barnes 29 | Danny Philpot 25 Most economical (runs÷overs): Georgie Dunkinson 2.43 | Alex Hogg 2.88 | Toby Culling 3.13 Most maidens: Alex Hogg 45 | Gavin Barnes 25 | Peter Barnes & Andy Emms 20 Best average (runs÷wkts): R Starling 8.75 | John Hogg 11.50 | Danny Philpot 11.96 FIELDING Most catches (exc w/k): Danny Cash 12 | Philip Carr 10| Eddie Thorne 8 Most run-outs: Toby Culling 2 (from 12 matches) | Rowan Freake 2 (from 13 matches) | Alex Hogg 2 (from 15 matches) WICKET KEEPING Most catches: Pascal Walker 19 | Lewis Taylor 14 | Sam Baker 6 Most stumpings: Pascal Walker …

Garby kick off Breckland indoor league with win over Thetford

The GCC six-a-side team got their Breckland Indoor League 2015/16 campaign off to a great start with a close win on Sunday 1 November against Thetford at Thetford Leisure Centre. The team line-up was Rob Fuller (Capt), Paul and Sam Baker, James Worby, Gavin Barnes and Paul Feavearyear, and it was a hat-trick from Fevs that turned the game in Garby’s favour. Garboldisham are the 2014/15 Breckland champions having beaten Old Buckenham in the final back in January this year. Here’s a link to that story. The league is split into two groups of four teams – Thetford (Garboldisham, Thetford, Mundford and Old Buckenham) and Swaffham (Dereham, Swaffham, North Elmham and Bradenham) with the winner and runner-up of each group going through to finals evening on 3 January 2016. Each group plays opposing teams twice. Next Sunday, Garby will take on Mundford. You can find all the fixtures here. Once you get the hang of the rules and scoring, indoor cricket is great fun and is played at a fast pace. Each innings is 12 overs with players batting in …