“(Garboldisham) Cricket Club a great example” EDP, 4.5.2017

Philip Carr (pictured above) took 3 wickets and went for only 5 runs from his 9 overs in GCC 3rd XI’s win against Beetley CC last Saturday. Phil was also 44 not out.

Eastern Daily Press journalist Ian Clarke played for Beetley CC against Garboldisham on Saturday April 29 April and he mentioned GCC in a short article that he wrote in his sports column in the paper on Wednesday 4 May. Here’s Ian’s article reproduced in full:

Cricket club a great example

“While City were storming into a three-goal lead and then being pegged back at Leeds, I dusted off my whites for the start of the Norfolk League cricket season with a very enjoyable game at Garboldisham.

It was some years since I had played at the South Norfolk ground and they have gone from strength to strength since I was last there.

The club has four Saturday teams and I was told they have 70 youngsters at junior training on Friday evenings.

That is some achievement.

There was a great feeling about the place with a balance of ambition and friendliness.

I was also impressed with the way the young players were blended in to the adult teams.

A 13-year-old lad (Harry Pullum) made his debut against us and bowled really well as well as starring in the field.

Sports clubs at all levels can learn so much from the example of Garboldisham.

(And yes we did lose!)”

Thanks Ian for the kind words.

(Ian Clarke picked up just 2 runs before being bowled by Phil Carr. Garby won by 8 wickets)

This Saturday 6 May, the 1sts are away to Sprowston, the 2nds are at home to Hardingham, the 3rds are away to Reepham and the 4ths are at home to Dereham. Don’t forget that you can check all fixtures and results with the tabs above which take you through to our ECB ‘play-cricket’ website. And if you’re on twitter you can normally follow progress of how the 1sts are getting on each Saturday.