Big wins for 2nds and 3rds with Matt Allin hitting 171

Matt Allin (pictured above) hit a massive 171 runs at the Langley to help steer GCC 3rd XI to an easy victory over Northwold CC

Match results and summaries for Saturday 14 May 2016

It was a sunny but very chilly day up at The Langley. The 1sts won the toss and put Cromer CC in to bat. Garby kept the bowling tight but the Cromer wickets were hard to shift and by the end of their 50 overs the visitors were 241 for 3 with their opening batsman Matthew Warnes batting through with 115 not out. It was a par score for this pitch and one that GCC felt comfortable in chasing down. However, Garby got off to a slow start and then lost the early wickets of Kristian Williman, Johnny Leech and Dan Constable for just 9 runs apiece and so scoreboard pressure gradually started to build. Henry Phoenix was ticking along steadily but when his wicket fell, and then Kieran Paske was out after facing just two balls, the pressure was really ramped up. Captain Danny Cash (42) and Pascal Walker (24) kept the Garboldisham hopes alive but once they were dismissed it was curtains and Garby finished 84 runs short on 157 all out.

The 2nds had a better time at Great Melton with a comfortable win over the hosts. Batting first, Melton were bowled out for 179 and the pick of the Garby bowlers was spinner, Rory Olpin. Garby chased down the Melton total in just 24 overs and finished 180 for 2 to win by 8 wickets with Johnny Wyatt picking up a ton and finishing 101 not out. So it’s three wins out of three for the 2nds that currently places them at the top of Norfolk Alliance Division 4 with 71 points!

NA div 4 14.5.16

Back at The Langley, the 3rds were up against Northwold CC and batting first, Garby scored a huge 387 runs with Matt Allin notching up a massive 171 on his season’s debut and Sam Baker adding in another 77. The visitors never really stood much chance of reaching Garby’s total and they spluttered along until they were all bowled out for 111. A good morale boosting win for the 3rds after last week’s game.

Disappointment for the 4ths with their game being called off by their hosts Swanton Morley. The 4ths have now had 2 out of their 3 games so far called off but they do pick up a win (3/3) which places them currently at the top of the Norfolk League 4 (SW) with 74 points.