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 for 170 in the 45th over. It was a very satisfying win and a great performance from the whole team.

The 2nd XI had a strong home win against Martham CC, and with four wins from four matches, the 2nds are parked firmly at the top of the Norfolk Alliance Div 4. Captain Paul Feavearyear picks up the story…

Garboldisham won the toss on a good looking wicket and didn’t hesitate in electing to bat. The innings did not get off to good start as Garboldisham lost the early wicket of Tom Davey for 0, in the first over to a good delivery and well taken catch. James Worby and Andrew Whistler built a solid platform, regularly finding the boundary and putting on 85 for the 2nd wicket, with Whistler falling in the 15th over for a solid 35.  Worby and Jack Buckmaster continued to push the score on with a mix of good stroke play and some lusty blows, until Buckmaster fell for 45. Worby punished the Martham bowlers throughout an attacking innings, making them pay for an early let off. He finally hauled out to long for 114. Garboldisham lost late wickets in the pursuit of runs, finishing on 266 for 7, with Ben Asker, Rory Olpin and George Gooderham all making useful contributions.

Garboldisham knew they would have to bowl well on this good batting wicket, and openers Sean Taylor and Tom Davey showed good accuracy, applying early pressure on the Martham openers, and it was the latter who struck with two early wickets, removing the opener K. Spencer, caught behind, and L. Smith caught at mid-off. Pressure was further increased on the Martham top order when Dan Philpot ran out the dangerous looking L. Dunn with a direct hit when attempting an unlikely 2nd run. Taylor bowled well but without luck during his spell, and Davey continued where he left off against Sheringham, taking 2-14. Dan Philpot (5-33) and George Gooderham (2-22) then entered the attack and immediately turned the screw on the Martham middle and lower order batsmen, taking wickets at regular intervals and rarely releasing the pressure. Garboldisham’s fielders supported their bowlers well, with Whistler making a difficult chance at long-on look easy. Matt Allin put in a good performance behind the stumps taking two catches and a stumping.

 Another good all round performance to continue a strong start to the season.

The 3rds had a close run game at home to Heacham CC. Garby batted first and were 245 for 9 after their 45 overs, with a century from Jack Stevenson (102), 54 from Danny Moon and 25 from captain Eddie Thorne. In reply, Heacham fought back hard but couldn’t quite catch Garby and they were bowled out for 222 in the 42nd over. The 3rds are currently placed second in the LVL 2 West league.

The 4th XI were away to Mellis CC and with Garboldisham batting first, there was more big hitting from Neville Kemp with 66 runs, 33 from keeper Nick Asker and a useful 25 from Phil Carr plus 19 apiece from Toby Culling and Tom Fiddler, which all went to help Garby finish on 209 for 8. In reply the hosts were all out in the 42nd over for 172. With four wins out of four, the 4ths top the LVL 4 SW league!