Month: September 2016

End-of-season groundwork

On Wednesday 14 September the Garboldisham pitches were ‘put to bed’. The last couple of matches – President’s Day and a friendly – had been played at the weekend and Garby Groundsman Andy Smith could finally put his feet up and call in the contractor Willimots from Norwich to come and do the heavy end-of-season groundwork. The pitches were scarified, dust and dead grass was removed, new grass seed was sewn and a top-dressing was applied. The pitches will be mown at fairly regular intervals throughout the closed season to keep them in tip-top shape ready for 2017.  

Dan’s farewell message from Down Under

Safe and sound back in Wollongong! I’d just like to say what I was going to say on Saturday now! Thank you Garboldisham Cricket Club for welcoming me into your community with open arms and making me feel right at home. I couldn’t have wished for a better club to have fallen into the hands of. I’ve had quiet a good Garby experience I’d like to think, ranging from SOS vans, nights out in Bury, directing traffic in Northampton, ‘quiet nights’ up at the club, crabbing, the end-of-season-do just to name a few. I’d like to thank everyone who helped me with the bumps along the way, for example the car, the toilet and how to do the grounds work up at the club. Without you guys I would’ve been useless. I’d like to thank all the parents and junior players that came up to the club for the coaching days and coming up on a friday night. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you guys. To all my cricket friends and teammates – I haven’t …

U11s triumph in Carnival Cup – full report

U11s triumph in Carnival Cup – full report by James Skilleter After winning their league, the U11s were invited to take part in the South Norfolk Community  ‘Carnival of Cricket’ at Garboldisham along with Hethersett, Topcroft & Mattishall.  The format for the matches was 16 overs per side, no bowler could have more than 3 overs, batsman retire at 30 and cannot return, last man stands and 2 power play overs where runs and extras count double. In their semi final, Garby played Mattishall, runners up in their league. James Davey won the toss and elected to field. However the early break through did not come as Stoltz and Lake put together a useful partnership of 63 before Lake (8) was run out and Stoltz retired for 30 after 8 overs. From here the Garby bowlers turned the game round and were backed by the fielders. The next 8 overs only went for 31 runs as James Davey, Jess Davey & Ethan Harris took a wicket apiece plus another run out as the innings closed …

U11s win SNCL Finals Day!

Friday 2 September 2016 The u11s have had a glorious finish to their season by winning the South Norfolk Community League Carnival Cup. Earlier in the week, Garboldisham u15s had won in their age group and today it was the turn of the u11s to bring the silverware home! They beat Mattishall in their semi-final and then faced Topcroft in the final. Garby batted first and scored 103. Topcroft fought back hard to chase down Garby’s total but in the end, the high standard of Garboldisham’s bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping proved too much and Topcroft were bowled out for 82 and finished 22 runs short. There’s a full match report to come. Well done to all the youngsters and to coach and manager, James Worby.

Dan wraps up the season with a ton

Aussie Dan Constable scored his first century for Garboldisham in a friendly on Wednesday 31 August against Cudham Wyse CC – a touring side from Kent. The visitors batted first and scored 249 which Garby then chased down in 40 overs with Dan picking up 120*, Toby Culling and Louis Hart adding in 61 and 30 and Henry Phoenix 30*. If you missed our interview with Dan, you can read it here.