Indoor cricket nets at Culford start Sunday 17th January. See link Saturday 30th January. Junior indoor coaching begins at Garboldisham Village Hall. See link Friday 11th March – Gentleman’s Dinner 2nd and 3rd April – Cricket Force First junior nets outdoors – Friday 22nd April Possible race night – Saturday 23rd April Sunday 29th May – GCC v Scole FC v Podington T20 Day Friday 26th August – Final Juniors Evening and Junior Presentation Evening Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August – Beer Festival Sunday 28th August – 6 Aside Saturday 3rd September – End of Season Do – The Muppitts at Ling Barn Saturday 10th September – Presidents Day Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September – End of Season Work Party Saturday 15th October – Adult Presentation Evening at Park Hotel, Diss
Junior Indoor Coaching at Garboldisham Village Hall Saturday 30th Jan Saturday 6th Feb Saturday 20th Feb Saturday 12th March Saturday 19th March 9-11 am. £4 per session For 5-11 year olds. All players and new players welcome For further details contact Sarah McGahan on 01953 688295 or 07748 094253
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We are holding our annual ‘Sportsman’s dinner’ on Friday 11 March at Lyng Farm Barn, Garboldisham. This year our guest speaker is ex Nottinghamshire and England cricketing hero Derek Randall (pictured above). Derek was part of the Ashes winning England teams in 1977 and 78-79. During the 1977 Centenary Test he scored 174 at Melbourne against an Australian attack led by Dennis Lillee. He famously doffed his cap to Lillee, after narrowly evading a savage bouncer, stating, “No point in hitting me there, mate, there’s nothing in it.”! See picture below. A four-course meal is included in the price of £45. For tickets, please contact Peter Barnes on 07825 351062.
Garboldisham, who are the 2015 winners of the Breckland six-a-side indoor league, were sadly dismissed at the semi final stage of the 2016 finals last night (3 January 2016) in their game against Bradenham Bears which they lost by 52 runs. Bradenham went on to win the final against Old Buckenham by just one run. Here’s Garby captain Rob Fuller’s summary of the evening: Garby lost to Bradenham in the semi final. Pretty poor performance by us to be honest. Bowling wasn’t great apart from a couple of overs. Batting started very slowly, picked up a little bit for next few overs. Middle overs we scored at a steady rate but lost a couple of wickets. Fuller and Batesy had a bit too much to do in the last four overs and lost 5 wickets in their overs. Bradenham were the deserved winners. Bradenham 290-5 (net 265) Garby 263-10 (net 213)
It’s finals night in the six-a-side Breckland Indoor League at Thetford Leisure Centre! Garboldisham are up against Bradenham in the first semi-final which starts at 5.30. This will be quickly followed by the second semi between Old Buckenham and North Elmham at 6.30. The winners of each semi will then face each other in the final at 7.45. Will it be a repeat of last year’s final between GCC and Old Buck’ with Garby captain Rob Fuller lifting the cup two years on the trot (see pic above)? Let’s hope so! The team line up will be Rob Fuller (capt), Gavin Barnes, James Worby, Paul Feavearyear, Paul Baker and Sam Baker. All welcome to come along and cheer the team on from the gallery. The matches can also be followed on twitter with tweets from Norfolk Cricket @NorfolkCB and re-tweets from @GarboldishamCC. Good luck!