Garby win Lady Mary Trophy! Weekend round-up

Picture: Alex ‘Hoggy’ Hogg has a good weekend with the ball taking 8 wickets

Garboldisham won the Lady Mary Trophy by 3 wickets on Sunday afternoon (21.8.16) in a close fought final against Bradfield. Great bowling from Garby including 3-12 from Alex Hogg restricted Bradfield to just 103 all out. In reply Garboldisham lost a nail-biting 7 wickets but Jonny Wyatt helped Garby home with a match winning 44 runs. Captain Danny Cash commented:

“Good result today to see the club win the Lady Mary Trophy for the first time since 1987! Good bowling performance all round and a gritty knock of 44 from competition winner Jonny Wyatt got us home! Tops off to what has been an already incredible season for the 1st team. Thanks also to the Garby army who gave up their Sundays to come and support the boys – always appreciated.”

Full match report to come…


On Saturday the 1st XI were up against North Runcton at The Langley. Runcton won the toss and put Garboldisham in to bat and Garby notched up 80 runs before the first wicket fell. The hosts finished on 175-10 with Dan Constable picking up another half century. A fifer from Alex Hogg (5-21), 3 wickets from Rob Fuller and 2 from Dan Constable saw North Runcton bowled out and 70 runs short. It was a resounding win for the 1sts that pushes them back up into 2nd place in the Premier League!

The 2nd XI were away to Norwich CC. Batting first they scored a very good 250-6 with Kristian Williman (76), Jack Stevenson (37), Tom Davey (36*) and Jon Olpin (34) all adding to the total. Norwich who are struggling at the bottom of Division Four and keen to avoid relegation, fought back hard and took the game to the final over, needing 10 runs to win. It went down to the very last ball of the match which was knocked away for four and Norwich won by 3 wickets. It was a frustrating day for the 2nds but they are still in with a chance of promotion.

The 3rds had a thumping victory away at North Elmham. They won the toss and chose to bat first. Phil Carr (20) and Danny Moon (26) built the foundations upon which Tommy Fidler (69) and Charlie Wright (29) accelerated. Lusty blows at the end from Eddie Thorne (21) and Toby Culling (22) helped push Garby’s total to 232 for 7 after 45 overs. Good bowling and fielding from Garboldisham, including a super catch from Eddie Thorne, restricted North Elmham 1st XI to 142-7 and the hosts finished 90 runs short.

The 4ths won at home to North Elmham 2nd XI. Details to follow.