Author: Nick Paul

Sportsman’s Dinner with Jonathan Agnew

Garboldisham Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Jonathan Agnew will be our guest speaker for our annual dinner at Lyng Farm Barn on Friday 29th March Jonathan is best know for his TMS commentary but also a successful career as a bowler for Leicestershire taking over 600 First Class wickets. There will also be a comedian performing during the evening Tickets are available for £50 per person. Tickets include a 4 course meals plus coffee afterwards. Please get in contact with Danny Cash on 07857 785516 to book your seat. The club will also be holding an auction during the evening, so if you would like to donate anything to be auctioned please contact Danny also.    

2019 Kit deals available now

Wintech have offered playing and training kit deals again for club members for the 2019 season. The deals are available for all orders placed before the end of March, but to make sure you have your kit available before the season starts please get your order in nice and early. Link for the website –  www.wintechsports.com/gbcc

GCC Indoor adult nets dates

GCC indoor adult nets begin on Thursday 21st February from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm at Thetford Sports Centre. There will then be sessions on the following dates, 7th March, 14th March, 28th March and 4th April. The cost per session will be £3 per person. Please contact Club Captain Danny Cash if you wish to attend.    

Indoor team lose final

  Indoor team lose as Bradenham Bears steal the show on Finals Night:   Bradenham Cricket Club proceeded to win the Breckland Indoor Cricket League for the second time after successfully beating Thetford in the semi-final and Garboldisham in the final during our 2018 Finals Evening at Thetford Leisure Centre on Sunday 16th December 2018.   Having qualified for Finals evening after finishing in 2nd place in Group A with victories against Swaffham, Rocklands and Saham Toney and only a single defeat against Hingham who won Group A.   The second semi-final saw Hingham, winners of Group A take on Garboldisham who were runner-up in group B. Garboldisham were runner-up last year so were looking to go one better this time round. Garboldisham batted first and with Allin and Tippett getting them off to a good start set a net score of 252. Slightly below par for Garboldisham having lost an unusual 7 wickets. Garboldisham started fantastically with the ball having restricted Hingham to a level 100 after taking 4 wickets in the first pair. …

Parents and players: can you help?

We are looking for managers for our u9s and u11s youth teams for the 2019 season. If anyone is interested in taking up these roles can they please contact Lydia on 07796344215 or email gccyouthcricket@gmail.com. If anyone else would like to help out but not take on the role on their own, please let Lydia know – roles can always be shared with another parent if necessary. We are still looking for a player to take on the role of website editor. We need someone with a spare hour each week to keep the site up-to-date and write the odd news story. Our website is put together using WordPress which is easy to use and quick to get to grips with. If anyone is interested then email Paul Feavearyear at feavp@aol.com . Don’t forget that it is GCC’s AGM tomorrow evening. Details here.

Diary dates: AGM 19 November and Aggers at Sportsman’s Dinner 29 March

Notice of AGM 19 November, 7.45pm. Hutchinson’s Barn, West Harling, NR16 2SQ To all club members, and parents/guardians of club members. From Paul Feavearyear, GCC Chairman Please note the club AGM will be held at Hutchinson’s Barn, West Harling, NR16 2SQ, on Monday 19th November 2018, starting at 7.45pm. All members are welcome! This is your opportunity to have your say on all / any club issues. Sportsman’s Dinner, 29 March 2019 Just a heads up for the diary. We have Jonathan Agnew from BBC Test Match Special as our guest speaker at next year’s Sportsman’s Dinner on March 29th. Should be a great evening! More details to follow.

Junior Presentation Evening 2018

The GCC 2018 Youth Section Presentation Evening was held at the Village Hall in October. There was a fantastic turn out and we all had a lovely evening catching up with everyone who was able to attend. The evening began by going through each age group’s season of events and then awards were presented to the children that the managers felt had achieved certain criteria. Awards went to the following children: Under 15s Batsman of the Year: David Thorne Bowler of the Year: William Wright Most Improved Player: Hannah Salt Player of the Year: Will Cunningham Under 13s Batsman of the Year: Dylan Starling Bowler of the Year: Daniel Worby Most Improved Player: Dylan Starling Player of the Year: Jack Whitlam Under 11s Batsman of the Year: Oscar Harris Bowler of the Year: Jack Hendrie Most Improved Player: Ben Butler Player of the Year: Adam Parker Under 9s Batsman of the Year: Jake Emms Bowler of the Year: Phoebe Emms Most Improved Player: Oliver Steele  We then had a small interval where we had a buffet. Thanks go to Debbie …

Four wins and a fun day out

On Saturday 26 May there were wins all round for all the Garboldisham teams. The 1sts had their first victory of the season at home against Brooke. Batting first, Garby were 253-9 and then bowled Brooke all out for 114. James Wilby ended five short of a century on 95 and Kieran Pask scored 43. Pick of the Garboldisham bowlers was Philip King with 4 for 21 off 7 overs. The 2nds continue their string of successes with a 5 wicket win away at Bradenham having bowled them out for 159. The 3rds were away at Mellis and bowled the home side out for 119, with Ben Tippett taking 4 for 9 off his 6 overs, to help secure an 8 wicket win. The 4ths were at home, batted first and were skittled out for just 113 – but then proceeded to bowl the visitors out for just 77! To celebrate the four wins, an impromptu visit was organised for the following day to Chelmsford to see Essex at home to Surrey, and 55 GCC members made the trip and even got …