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, and 2 each for Jack Halliwell and Eddie Thorne. With bat in hand, Garboldisham took it slow and steady and reached the visitor’s total in the 32nd over to finish on 92-4 and win by 6 overs. Danny Moon was the pick of the Garby batsmen with 41 not out.

The 2nds were playing away at Mundford who were put in to bat first and after their 45 overs, Mundford were 146 and 8 wickets down with 3 wickets coming from Jimmy Gooderham and the rest being shared around. 66 not out from Benny Mann, 34 runs from Luke Rackham and 20 from Ben Buckmaster all helped the 2nds to 150-5 and another win that sees them go to the top of The Norfolk Alliance Div 4! Thanks to scorer Julie Humphreys for her updates on Facebook.

Sunday 28 May

Garboldisham U11s had a win against local rivals Old Buckenham in the South Norfolk Community League. There’s a match report to come from manager James Worby

Monday 29 May

After the disappointment of Saturday’s close-run defeat, the 1sts travelled up to Norwich to face Horsford at the county ground. Horsford were bowled out for 123 with Rob Fuller and Kieran Pask taking 4 wickets each. Garboldisham chased it down with ease to win by a walloping 9 wickets! Dan Constable was 74 not out.

And in a friendly at the Langley, Garby hosted their old friends Podington who have been visiting Garboldisham for many years. Podington batted first and were bowled out for 194 which Garby were able to match with game winning contributions of 74 runs from Will Pearson and 47 from Dick Culling.