Month: May 2017

GCC u17s pick up big win on first outing

Garboldisham U17s v Mattishall U17s. 31 May 2017. SNCL 16 over 8-a-side Match report by Toby Culling On a beautiful summer’s evening at The Langley, the unbeaten under 15s side of last year came together again for their first u17 match vs Mattishall. After picking names out of a hat captain Toby found his steady scoring self, last in the batting order. Oli Cambelle and Finlay Penrose opened and got Garb off to a flyer! 8 overs in, Oli was hitting boundaries for fun to help his team to 70 for 1. The fall of Joe Baker brought “Game changer” Arthur Johnson to the crease. The little man hit some big shots including a massive 6 to the club house where he was caught by coach Jack Stevenson. Arthur went on to demolish the Mattishall attack until being bowled for 27 off just 14 balls! Not bad for a Sunday league player… Next in was George Southgate who had clearly been watching the IPL and played an outrageous ramp first ball! The disrespect continued as he …

Bank holiday weekend round-up

It’s been a busy weekend of cricket for GCC. Here’s a round-up of all matches Saturday 27 May While England were battling against South Africa in the second ODI at the Ageas Bowl with a brilliant final match winning over from Mark Wood, there was an equalling exciting finish taking place at The Langley between Garboldisham 1sts and Downham Town CC. Downham had batted first and were 237-8 after their 50 overs. Despite good contributions from all the Garby batsmen, none of them were able to go on to pick up a big total that would see them easily over the line and going into the final over they needed 8 or so runs to win. Captain Danny Cash picked up a boundary and with 4 runs needed off the final ball, Cashy was bowled and Garby finished just short on 234-9. Over on the new pitch, Garby 3rds were facing Gooderstone CC. Gooderstone won the toss, batted first but struggled against the Garby attack and found themselves bowled out for just 91 with Fevs taking 3 wickets, …

U9s kick off season with a win

Tas Valley U9s v Garboldisham U9s. 21 May 2017 Match report by James Worby The Under 9s kicked off their season with an away match at Tas Valley. Captain Jago Bucher won the toss and chose to field. Jago and Ryan Woodrow opened the bowling for Garby and restricted Tas Valley’s scoring opportunities thanks to their accurate bowling and good fielding by all, including Oscar Harris who was undertaking wicket keeping duties for the first time. Jago, Libby Worby, Freya Button, Oscar Baker, Johnny Wynn and Braydon Grant each got a wicket too, meaning that by the end of the allotted 16 overs, Garby had restricted Tas Valley to a total of 139 for 6 (a net score of 109). Johnny and Braydon opened the batting for Garby and scored well, including an excellent 4 for Johnny, without losing any wickets. They were followed by Libby and Ryan, then Freya and Jago who all batted out their 4 over spells without losing any wickets. By the time Oscar Harris and Oscar Baker came on for …

Weekend and next week’s fixtures, Saturday 27 May

We’ve got glorious sunshine again today in Garboldisham although there is the danger of a rain shower forecast at about 11-12… We’ve got a busy bank holiday weekend with three league games on today, a youth game tomorrow and the first team playing another league match on Monday. Plus there is a friendly on Monday against a touring side from Podington. Here’s all the details including next week’s fixtures: Saturday 27 May 1sts at home to Downham 2nds away to Mundford 3rds at home to Gooderstone The 4ths have no match today Sunday 28 May U11s at home to Old Buckenham Monday 29 May 1sts away to Horsford Friendly game at home to Podington Tuesday 30 May Norfolk v RAF at The Langley U13s at home to Mundford Wednesday 31 May U17s at home to Mattishall Please double check all fixture details with team captains and managers

Ouch! Match summaries Saturday 20 May

Photo: 2nd team captain James Worby breaks a finger while fielding in the slips. Worbs will be out of action for 4-6 weeks Garboldisham 1st XI travelled out towards Kings Lynn to face North Runcton CC. Runcton batted first and Garby found their openers impossible to dislodge, and 38 overs in, the home side were on 157-0. With rain falling, an early tea was taken and the game was reduced to 45 overs with Runcton finishing on 210-2. Garboldisham made a good start and were on 76-1 before another downpour forced them back into the pavilion, and with no let-up in the weather, the match was abandoned with both sides picking up just a small handful of points. Back in Garboldisham, the 2nds were at home to Bircham CC who batted first. 30 or so overs in, the Bircham batsman edged a ball which flew through to Garby captain James Worby who was fielding in the slips. The ball hit the tip of Worby’s left index finger and the captain was forced to retire with a suspected broken …

Today’s and next week’s fixtures: Saturday 20 May 2017

It’s looking good up at The Langley. Let’s hope it stays dry. Here’s today’s fixtures: The 1st team are away at North Runcton, the 2nds are at home to Bircham, the thirds are up the road at Great Ellingham and the 4th team are at home on the new pitch against Swanton Morley. Good luck to all! We have a home friendly tomorrow (Sunday 21 May) against Marlingford and on Thursday (25 May) the over 40s travel to Topcroft. Next week’s youth games feature the U9s away to Tas Valley tomorrow, the U13s away at Bradenham on Tuesday (23 May), the u11s away at Rocklands on Wednesday (24 May) and the U15s away at Great Melton on Wednesday as well.

Strong wins for 1s and 2s – Match summaries Saturday 13 May

Photo: First team scorer Dawn Briggs tots up the figures after the 1sts emphatic win against Brooke CC Garboldisham 1st XI were at home to Brooke CC who won the toss, and with dampness on the pitch, put Garby in to bat. Tom Davey was out lbw first ball to one that kept low and then Henry Phoenix was unfortunate to be run out at the non-strikers end when the bowler managed to get a finger on to a straight drive from Aussie, Dan Constable. Dan went on to make 31 runs before edging one to the keeper. Solid middle order runs from Alex Hogg (42), Matt Allin (32) Kieran Pask (37) and Danny Cash (15) pushed the Garby score along nicely, and with the wagging tail of James Shepherd (24*) and Rob Fuller (15), Garboldisham finished on a meaty 233-9 off 50 overs. Visitors Brooke struggled right from the start of their innings and their wickets fell at regular intervals under the sustained attack from the Garby bowlers and fielders, and they were all out for just …

Saturday’s fixtures 13 May 2017

It’s turned into a lovely Friday evening here in Garboldisham – the rain has moved on and hopefully we’re set fair for tomorrow’s matches. The Firsts are at home and face Brooke and they’ll be hoping to bounce back from their close run defeat last week against Sprowston. The second team are travelling to West Norfolk to face Stow. The Thirds are at home to our neighbours East Harling and the Fourths are just down the road at Old Buckenham. Good luck to all! Yesterday, Garboldisham Over 40s oiled their rusty joints and played their first match of the season with a good win at Rocklands – with runs galore from Mark Snowling and wickets from Dean Smith. Evidently Garby only had ten and a half men – not sure who the half man was…? If you want to catch the Over 40s in action, they have another game on Thursday 18th May next week at home against Tivetshall. And we have three youth matches coming up next week: on Monday the 15th the U11s are …

Worby top scores with 93. GCC match summaries for Saturday 6 May

GCC 1st XI were away to Sprowston 1sts. Sprowston batted first and were bowled out in their final over for 173 with two wickets each for Kieran Pask, Alex Hogg, Dan Constable and Rob Fuller, and a wicket for Gavin Barnes, with Mat Allin picking up a run-out. It wasn’t the easiest of wickets to bat on and at the first drink’s break, Garboldisham were 4 wickets down with 103 on the board – but still in with a good chance of chasing down the home side’s total. However a middle order batting collapse saw Garby reeling on 125-9, but a tense last wicket stand of 43 between Rob Fuller and Shep dragged Garboldisham close to the line but unfortunately Sprowston snatched the final wicket to leave Garby just 6 runs short on 168 all out… Thanks to Rob Fuller for posting updates of this match on twitter. Back at The Langley, the 2nds were up against Hardingham 1sts. Batting first, Garby scored a tasty 250-8 with captain James Worby (pictured above) finishing just a handful of …

Two dates for the diary

Dates for your diary from Danny Cash June 10th: Curry Night. Janet Worby has kindly offered her culinary services to provide us with some delicious curries to wash down with plenty of beer! The 2s haven’t got a game that day so be a good time to get the club together for an evening of good food, good company and good beer! July 1st: Race Night We didn’t have one at the start of the year and with the 1st team having a free Saturday we will be putting together a race night. Tickets will be £5 and we have 42 horses to sell at £5 a piece. If we can get 8 race sponsors at £25 a race too it should help to make the club some good money as well as everyone having a good night. If you’re interested and want to buy a horse or sponsor a race please let me know.  Both have potential to be cracking nights, we just need the backing of club members to make them a success.