Last Sunday (6 Dec 2015) Garboldisham played the last of their group matches in the Breckland six-a-side indoor league. They were up against local rivals Old Buckenham who had beaten them a few weeks earlier so they knew that it would be a tight game. Here’s the match report from captain Rob Fuller…
Team line up: Rob Fuller (captain), Gavin Barnes, Matt Allin, James Worby, Paul Baker, Sam Baker
Bucks won the toss and decided to bat. The opening Old Buckenham pair got off to a very good start, accumulating quite a few runs and only losing one wicket. Garby kept it a little bit tighter in the next four overs with Batesy bowling deliveries reminiscent of the great Shane Warne. The final pair for Bucks were intent on pushing the score up, but a top last over by Fuller who bowled a wicket maiden, meant that Garby were chasing a net score of 238 to win.
Worby and Sam Baker opened up for Garby and kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely, losing only one wicket. Barnes and Allin were the second pair in to bat and they continued to push the score along until they managed to give 3 wickets away in 3 balls… again. (The 4th time Barnes has been involved in such an event this season). But they made up for things with the next 8 balls, scoring 3 off every delivery. This put Garby into a strong position and it meant that Fuller and Baker could coast over the finishing line without taking any risks. The only blemish was Fuller getting out to the last ball of the night.
Old Buckenham 267/6 (net 237) vs Garboldisham 280/6 (net 250)
GCC are now through to the finals night on the 3 January and they face Bradenham in the first semi-final with the winner going through to the winner of the other semi-final between Old Buckenham and North Elmham.