Month: May 2016

Garboldisham v Swardeston A match report

Photo: Stand-in captain for the day, Alex Hogg, took the wicket of Swardeston’s opener in the first over (pic from 2015) Garboldisham vs Swardeston A Saturday 28 May 2016 Garboldisham came up against a strong looking Swardeston ‘A’ side at The Langley on an overcast afternoon. The Foxes 1st XI were without captain D. Cash, and opening bowlers G. Barnes and K. Pask but were nonetheless strong. After captain for the day A. Hogg lost the toss, the Foxes were asked to bowl first – a decision Swardeston would later regret. Captain Hogg, opening the bowling took the wicket of Swardeston opener D. Martin in his first over. The very next ball in the following over, L. Rackham took his first of five wickets for the innings in a devastating opening spell which saw him finish with 5-29 in just 7 overs. Wickets continued to tumble for Swardeston as batsman could not put together any substantial partnerships. Garboldisham took wickets at regular intervals, with all bowlers getting involved in the action; R. Fuller, T. Davey with …

Racks helps put Swardes’ to the sword

Luke Rackham (pictured above from 2014) took five wickets for Garboldisham 1st XI to help secure a comfortable win over Swardeston Match results and round-up for Saturday 28 May 2016 GCC Firsts were at home to Swardeston. The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first but a cluster of early wickets from Garboldisham had Swardeston on the back foot from which they never really recovered and they finished all out for 147 after 41 overs. Luke Rackham picked up a ‘five-for’. It took Garby just 24 overs to chase down Swardeston’s total with a final charge from Henry Phoenix (56 not out) and Jonny Wyatt (25 not out). Earlier in the innings it was good to see Aussie overseas player Dan Constable clock up 41 runs, and in a weird coincidence, Dan was very surprised to find the match being adjudicated by Martyn Pointer who had umpired him in a match last year at Manly Oval in Sydney, Australia! It turns out that Martyn, who had emigrated to Australia in 1988, moved back to Norfolk this year. That’s three wins now out …

Hat-trick for Hamish

Hamish Russell (pictured back row right) took a hat-trick this evening (Weds 25 May 2016) for Garboldisham U11s in their win over local rivals Rocklands. Each side starts with 200 runs on the board and bats for 16 overs in pairs with 4 overs per pair, and then 6 runs are deducted for every wicket taken with batsmen who are ‘out’ remaining at the crease. Garby lost just one wicket but the visitors lost 6 and so the net figures at the end of the match were Garboldisham 269 and Rocklands 244. Well done again to the U11s!

Close run game for U9s

Brooke U9s 60-5 v Garboldisham U9s 49-7, Sunday 22 May It was a very good performance from the youngsters, many of whom were playing their first hard ball match. The game was very tight and with two overs to go, Garboldisham only needed 9 to win. However, Brooke’s strike bowler returned and took two late wickets which turned the match in Brooke’s favour. There are lots of promising signs for the U9s going forward for the rest of the season. James Worby Pictured above: U9s team manager James Worby has a quick pep talk with a couple of the batsmen  

Wins all round for GCC

It was four out of four yesterday (21.5.16) for Garboldisham CC with wins for every team! And there were centuries for James Worby and Jack Stevenson and a fifer for Dan Philpott. Here’s all the results and match summaries. The 1st XI were away to Fakenham who were last season’s Premiership champions. Garby lost the toss and were put in to bat and despite the loss of Jonny Wyatt’s early wicket for just one run, Kristian Williman and Henry Phoenix looked rock solid and they were 97-1 at drinks. Williman was dismissed for 65 but Phoenix carried on the good work until he went for 59. Captain Danny Cash pushed on and added in another 49 runs, and with handy contributions from Dan Constable (20) and Alex Hogg (17) plus a cluster of wides, the 1sts finished on a fairly healthy 249-8 after 50 overs. In reply, Fakenham stalled as they were contained by good bowling with wickets from Dan Constable (4), Alex Hogg (3), Rob Fuller (2) and Gavin Barnes (1), and the hosts found themselves bowled out …

Fixtures and news round-up

Here’s the GCC fixtures for today and next week. It’s a busy week for our youth teams. Please check all times and dates with managers. Saturday 21 May. The 1st XI travel to Fakenham, the 2nd XI are at home to Martham (can Fevs and the team make it four wins out of four?), the 3rd XI are at home to Heacham and the 4ths pop over the border to Mellis. Sunday 22 May. U9s away to Brooke. Friendly at home to Marlingford Monday 23 May. U15s away at Diss Tuesday 24 May. The U13s are at home to Old Buckenham Wednesday 25 May. The Over 40s are away to Tivetshall (at Burston???). On Thursday just gone, the Over 40s won their first game of the season which was at home against Hethersett and Tas Valley. The visitors batted first and scored 119 for 5. In reply Garby were 123 for 5 with Andy Freake and Eddie retiring on 30. The u11s are at home to Rocklands. Thursday 26 May. Senior nets 6-8pm Friday 27 May Junior nets 5.30 for 6-8pm …

No more overhanging trees

Paul Baker tidying up the debris after last night’s tree culling. No more overhanging trees! Well done to Andrew Whistler for his fantastic chainsaw skills and to Paul Baker and Chris Davey for their hard work. The ground is looking amazing!  James Worby. 18 May 2016

U15s win at Great Melton

GCC under 15s won at Gt Melton on Wednesday 18 May – I think the first time for this age group. Well done to all the team – Toby, Angus, Oli, Fin, Finlay, Tom, Max and Arthur. In a rain reduced 12 overs, Garby were 121 for 5 with Melton restricted to 98. Sandy Dye Culling