Author: Nick Paul

Diary dates: Awards Dinner, AGM, Sportsman’s Dinner

Photo: Graham Thorpe to be guest speaker at GCC Sportsman’s Dinner in March next year This year’s Awards Dinner will be held at Garboldisham Village Hall on Saturday 18 November. Here’s all the details from James Worby: This year we are going to try something different for our club end of season presentation evening: instead of the Park hotel we are holding it at Garby village hall. The date for your diary is Saturday 18th November, 7pm start for 7.30 meal. The ticket price is £10 a head (£6 for children) and the night will run as follows: Eat at 7.30, a two course meal catered by Janet Worby, you have a choice of curry rice and naan bread or chilli rice and tortilla chips for main, and a choice of deserts on the night. Hopefully food will be done by 8.30 then followed by the awards presentations for all adult teams which will be done by 9.15-9.30 and then dance the night away to my friend DJ Jon Kenny ‘s fantastic disco until midnight. We have bar staff in to …

President’s Day 2017

GCC President Trevor Lambert with the President’s XI and GCC First XI The annual President’s Day match last Sunday 3 September traditionally marks the end of the season for Garboldisham Cricket Club. This year the 1st team just managed to scrape a win after a huge 10th wicket partnership between Kieran Pask (76*) & Danny Cash. William Dewing is bowled by Gavin Barnes and sees his off stump go tumbling. Last year’s outgoing Chairman Robert Leech was presented with a framed montage of photos in recognition of his many years as Chairman and for all the fantastic work that he has done for the club. Robert is flanked by new Chairman Paul Feavearyear and President Trevor Lambert. Three Garby legends at President’s Day: Peter Mindham, Roly Farr and Colin Wilcox

GCC receives ECB Clubmark re-accreditation

The club has re-applied for, and been successful in achieving Clubmark status once again. ECB Clubmark shows that Garboldisham CC club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means that GCC is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents that their children are well looked after. Thanks to everyone who helped us get through the assessment, particularly Sarah McGahan who spent a lot of time collating and uploading the documentary evidence.

Junior Presentation Awards 2017

On Friday 25 August, we celebrated the end of the 2017 youth season with our youth presentation evening. With the sun shining, short summaries of the youth team seasons were presented by team managers and awards given. The following were the award winners for each age group: U9s Best Batter – Oscar Harris Best Bowler – Jonny Wynn Most Improved – Darcie Martin Player of the Season – Freya Button U11s  Best Batter – Dylan Starling Best Bowler – Oliver Lambert Most Improved – Arlo Greenwood Player of the Season – Daniel Worby U13s  Best Batter – Jack Whitlam Best Bowler – Harry Pullen Most Improved – William Wright Player of the Season – William Cunningham U15s  Best Batter – William Cunningham Best Bowler – Harry Norman Player of the Season – Arthur Johnson Manager’s Award – Max Champion Rising Stars Eddie Cole, Jasper Cole, Matilda Taylor, Max Walker Youth Achievement Award Beth Champion (Norfolk U13 Girls Squad) A big thank you to James Worby who has run the U9, U11 and U13s teams this …

Match summaries: Saturday 26 August 2017

Congratulations to GCC 2nds who won their final game of the season on Saturday and who are now the Norfolk Alliance Division 4 champions and win promotion to Division 3! And well done  to the 1sts who avoided relegation and finished midway in the Premier Division in 5th place. Here’s a brief summary of all Saturday’s matches: Captain Danny Cash and the 1sts were away to Acle. A win would guarantee themselves a place in the Premier Division for next season – but if they lost, their survival would depend on how other teams performed… Garby won the toss and put the home side in to bat and in a devastating opening spell of bowling, Kieran Pask (4-28) tore through Acle’s top order to leave them floundering on 9-3. Gavin Barnes (3-22) and Alex Hogg (2-1) joined the party and together with a couple of run-outs, Acle were all out for just 65 runs! It took just 12 overs and no wickets lost for Garboldisham to chase down Acle’s total, with Dan Constable scoring 43 …

Leanne to sing at GCC beer festival

Leanne (GCC 1st team bowler Rob Fuller’s wife) will be performing her very first solo singing gig up at the club this Saturday evening! Come along and give her your support and drink loads of beer at the same time at our beer festival! Don’t forget that the beer festival is on all weekend with the final league games of the season on Saturday and a 6-a-side tournament on Sunday with BBQs, bouncy castles (for the children…) and real ales, six of which are pictured below.  

Busy end to season – Junior presentation, beer festival, 6-a-side and more…!

The club has got its usual busy end to the season. Here’s a reminder of everything that’s coming up in the next few days and weeks… Friday 25 August Junior presentation evening at the club this Friday night. Normal training from 6-7pm Presentation starts at 7pm £4 per child includes training, BBQ and drink. Please come along to celebrate the season Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August Beer festival, with final league games Saturday, and 6-a-side tournament Sunday. All with normal bar, BBQ, inflatable for kids, and 7 guest ales. Friday 1 September Golf fun day. See Sandy Culling or GCC Facebook group for details Sunday 3 September Presidents day Saturday 16 September End of season party at Lyng Farm. Back from The Dead fancy dress, with the Muppits band, fish+chips, well stocked bar, and normal merriment! See Peter Barnes for tickets.

End of season party! Saturday 16 September

Just a reminder about the end of season fundraiser at Ling Farm barn on Saturday September 16th. Great way to finish the season so please make every effort to come along. Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 pounds for u16s, this includes Fish and Chips. Event begins at 7.30 til midnight and the entertainment is once again by the covers band The Muppits. Please get in touch with me regarding tickets as event will sell out fast. Fancy dress is optional but the theme this year is Back from the Dead! So put your thinking cap on and come along dressed as someone not with us anymore. Peter Barnes 07825 351062

Match summaries: Saturday 19 August 2017

With the season nearly at an end, here’s a quick summary of how all the Garboldisham teams got on this weekend. The 1sts were at home and faced local rivals Old Buckenham. It was another key match that Garby really needed to win to help keep the wolf from the door and avoid relegation. Garboldisham batted first but no batsman was able to go on and notch up a big score and they found themselves worryingly bowled out for 149. Captain Danny Cash highest scored with 31. However, 2 early Buckenham wickets from Tom Davey and then 3 wickets for just 5 runs from Kieran Pask, which included the removal of Old Buck’ danger man Andrew Lawrence on 51, started to turn the game in Garby’s favour. A devastating spell of bowling from Alex Hogg (4-10) saw him run through the Old Buckenham lower order and they were all out for 133 in the 41st over to give Garboldisham a great win! Next week, the 1sts face Acle away. If they win then they’ll guarantee themselves survival in the Premier League but if they lose …

Match summaries for Saturday 12 August

Tom Davey (pictured above) picked up 3 key wickets and a half-century for Garby against Cromer There were just two games on this week with the 2nds and 3rds both having fixture-less days. The 1sts travelled up to Cromer for a key late season game that could mean the difference between them staying in the Premier Division or facing relegation. Garboldisham won the toss and put the home side in to bat. Cromer started steadily enough and had 30 runs on the board until Tom Davey made the breakthrough with the ball to take the first wicket which sparked a top-order mini collapse for the Crabs with three more wickets falling (two for Davey and one for Gavin Barnes) in quick succession for the addition of just one run (31-4). Cromer’s middle order steadied their ship and a late flurry of runs from their nos. 7 and 10 saw them finish on 205-8 after 50 overs. Tom Davey finished with 3-40 and Sean Taylor, 2-28. Gavin Barnes, Dan Constable and Rob Fuller took a wicket each. In …