Month: August 2016

Some thoughts from Club Captain Danny Cash on the season

*Gay, but heartfelt post alert* With league fixtures being done and dusted for a season I thought I’d take a bit of time to say a few words. Firstly, what a season it has been for our 1st team. We were written off by some and underestimated by a few at the start of the season. Many outsiders predicted a tough and ultimately disappointing season, which many thought would end in relegation back into Division One at the club’s first attempt in The Premier Division. How wrong they were! Throughout the year we have proven what a talented bunch of players we have in our club. Everyone who has had the opportunity to play has done their bit at one point during the season and with the added ‘bit of bastard’ in us we showed great character to get over the line in some games, notably in both games vs Downham. To finish second is a fantastic achievement and just goes to show that ‘the villagers’ can mix it with the best. The challenge for next …

U15s do the double!

SNCL u15 Carnival Cup at The Langley Tuesday 30 August Last week the u15s won the Norfolk Alliance Andy Seeley cup and today they added yet another trophy to their cabinet with victory in the SNCL u15 final. They’ve established themselves as one of Garboldisham CC’s best youth teams ever. The South Norfolk Community League Carnival Cup is a brand new event that takes the top two teams from each of the two SNCL leagues and brings them together to play in a Finals Day – semis, a final and a 3rd/4th place play-off. Garboldisham u15s were drawn against Acle in the semi-final. Acle batted first and after an early batting collapse, recovered before being bowled out for 81 in the 13th over. There were two wickets apiece for Louis Hart and Toby Culling, and one each for Angus Russell, Harry Southgate and George Self, plus a run-out. Toby and George Southgate opened the batting for Garboldisham and they were soon finding the boundaries. A very fruitful ‘power-play’ over (all scores are doubled in the power-play) saw Garby pick up 34 runs from that one over alone and …

GCC u15s and u11s in SNCL Carnival Cup at The Langley

Garboldisham CC is hosting the South Norfolk Community League Finals days – semis in the mornings and finals in the afternoons. Tuesday 30 August is the u15s featuring Garboldisham, Acle, Norwich & Rocklands Thursday 1 September is the u13s featuring Gt.Melton, Norwich, Hethersett & Tas Valley & Rocklands Friday 2 September is the u11s featuring Garboldisham, Hethersett & Tas Valley, Mattishall & Topcroft Registration is at 10am with matches beginning at 10.30/10.45. Full details here

Pask takes a 6-fer against Diss to wrap up a glorious season for the 1sts

Photo: Kieran Pask takes his 6th wicket at Rectory Meadow for the 1st XI against Diss On the final day of the season, Kieran Pask took 6 wickets against his old club Diss to help GCC 1st XI to a three wicket victory and a second place finish in the Norfolk Alliance Premier League in only their first season of top-flight cricket! It wraps up a fantastic season for captain Danny Cash and the 1sts that includes winning the Lady Mary Trophy last weekend. Garboldisham won the toss at Rectory Meadow and put Diss in to bat and it wasn’t long before Kieran Pask was tearing through Diss’s top and middle order with a ruthless display of bowling. Two more wickets from Dan Constable and one apiece from Alex Hogg and Rob Fuller had Diss bowled out for just 114 in the 36th over. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing in reply with Garby losing 7 wickets before they were safely over the line. Dan Constable picked up his 6th half century for the 1sts. 1st XI 27.08.2016 …

Junior presentation evening

Junior Presentation Evening Friday 26 August 2016   James Worby, u9 and u11 coach/manager summed up the evening nicely: “Fantastic end to the Friday night Junior coaching sessions tonight with the presentation evening. It was so nice to see the girls and boys picking up their awards for their hard work and good performances during the season. I got very emotional while handing out the awards to my age groups. So many fantastic young cricketers coming through our youth system – the future really is bright for Garboldisham Cricket Club! Well done to all involved.”

Beer festival weekend, Junior presentation and more!

26th-28th August Beer Festival weekend. We have 7 beers (Adnams Ghost ship, Black Sheep Best Bitter, Woodfordes Wherry, Woodfordes Once Bittern, Robinsons Dizzy Blonde and 2 of Peters Barnes’ choice) 26th August Final junior nets of the season and junior presentation. Nets finish at 7pm and are immediately followed by the junior awards evening. Awards will be given for each of the playing age groups up to U15. £4 per child which includes BBQ and a drink. 27th August Saturday’s fixtures 1s away at Diss, 2s at home to Hetherset and Tas Valley, 3s at home to East Harling, 4s away at Diss 28th August Six-a-side tournament. All teams are taken, however should anyone want a game we can find them a team 30th August U15 South Norfolk Community League Final’s Day at the Langley. Semis in morning, final in afternoon 2nd September Golf Day Contact Danny Cash or Sandy Dye Culling for more info. 3rd September End of Season Do at Lyng Farm. Fancy dress theme of ‘The world of Music’ £10 a ticket, for more info contact Peter Barnes 10th …

U15s win Andy Seeley Trophy final! Match report

Thursday 25 August 2016 Garboldisham CC u15s beat Horsford CC in the final of the Andy Seeley Trophy by 10 runs and made club history by becoming the first Garby youth team to win a Norfolk Alliance competition. In 2011 and 2013 GCC u17s had won the Junior Carter Cup but GCC youth had never got their hands on a Norfolk Alliance League trophy – until today! Well done to captain Toby Culling and all the u15 lads who played in all the matches. This win is the culmination of a fantastic summer for the u15s which started back on the 2 May with their first league game. There are four u15 leagues in the Norfolk Alliance that brings together 27 teams from across the county and Garboldisham went on to top their league, Group 1, by the end of June and thus qualify as one of eight teams that go forward to play in the knockout stages. After 1/4 final and semi-final wins against Bungay and Dersingham, Garby were up against Horsford in the final. …

A chat with Aussie Dan

Dan Constable has been feeling right at home. It’s the hottest day of the summer and the weather reminds him of being back in Australia. But it wasn’t always like this – when Dan arrived at GCC back in the spring it was just 4° – what had he let himself in for?! Dan left his home town of Wollangong, which is about an hour’s drive south of Sydney, in April to join GCC as our overseas player and junior coach. Last year he’d been studying Business Studies at University but he hadn’t enjoyed it and so had decided to defer it for a year and do some travelling. Time out playing as an overseas player in an English cricket league seemed like the perfect opportunity and he took up Garby’s offer of a position. Dan first started playing cricket 10 years ago as a 9-year old, and his hero and inspiration growing up had been the former Aussie captain Michael Clarke. As Dan’s cricketing skills improved, he was picked up by Campbelltown Ghosts – one of Sydney’s leading club teams (Monty Panesar has …

There’s no stopping the U15s

Yesterday evening (Tuesday 23 August), with the light fading, the U15s beat Old Buckenham U15s in the South Norfolk Community League by 61 runs. Garby batted first and scored a heady 142-4 off their 16 overs (George Southgate 35, Arthur Johnson 38). In reply Old Buck’ were 82-6. This latest win for the U15s sees them go through to the SNCL Final’s Day which will be held at Garboldisham on Tuesday next week (30 August). Don’t forget that you can catch the U15s in action against Horsford in the final of the Norfolk Alliance Andy Seeley Trophy at 10.30 on Thursday at Great Melton. ‘Coach’ Jack Stevenson photobombs the U15’s picture

U15 final this Thursday 10.30am

Garboldisham meet Horsford in the final of the Norfolk Alliance Andy Seeley Trophy which will be held at Great Melton’s ground near Wymondham on Thursday 25 August. The match starts at 10.30am. The U15s, captained by Toby Culling, topped their NA group league earlier in the summer and this meant that they passed through to the knock-out stages. Having beat Bungay in the 1/4 finals and Dersingham in the semis, they are now up against Horsford. It should be a cracking game! Please come along to watch and lend your support if you are free. Good luck to the lads!