Author: Nick Paul

Website editor(s) needed

Our website editor Nick Paul is keen to hand over the running of the club website to other club members. Nick has put the website together for the last three years but because of other commitments (which include helping Andy Smith with the groundwork each week), Nick is ready to pass the job on to someone else or to a couple of people. So if there are any club members who are interested and have the time, and ideally a level of knowledge in this area (although it’s not essential), to contact any member of the committee to express an interest. Nick said, “It’s been great fun to do but I feel it’s time to let someone else have a bash at it. The site is put together in WordPress which is dead easy to use and I’m very happy to show someone, or a couple of people, how to do it. Alternatively the club could even go for a new website design or even just use the ECB garboldisham.play-cricket.com website which has lots of scope for adding pictures …

Presentation Evening and Bunning Award 2017

Garboldisham Village Hall – venue for this year’s Awards Dinner Presentation Evening + Bunning Award With the 2017 Presentation Evening Awards Dinner coming up on Saturday 18th November 2017, all club members are invited to provide their nomination for the BUNNING AWARD, which recognises a particular individual or unsung hero, who you feel does a lot for the club during the course of the year. Please email your nominations to Paul Feavearyear (feavp@aol.com) by Saturday 11th November 2017. If you’ve not booked your place yet for the Awards Dinner please contact James Worby asap on 07342 130429. There may still be places left.

GCC AGM Monday 20th November

This year’s AGM will be on Monday 20th November at 7.45 at Hutchinson’s, Barker’s Barn, West Harling, NR16 2SQ. All club members welcome. The agenda for the meeting will be: Attendance and apologies Chairman’s opening remarks Minutes of the 2016 AGM Treasurer’s report Captains’ reports Youth Committee Chairman’s report Fund Raising Chairman’s report Ground Committee’s Chairman’s report Appointment of Officers for the 2018 season – see below Match Fees and Subscriptions for the 2018 season Any other business All committee positions are open for election. Those listed below have confirmed their willingness to stand, but the Chairman will be happy to receive alternative nominations with proposer and seconder up until midnight on Wednesday 15th November 2017. Chairman Paul Feavearyear Treasurer Charlie Wright Secretary Robert Leech Club Captain Danny Cash Welfare Officer Debbie Raven Ground Committee Andy Smith Fund Raising Peter Barnes Youth Cricket Danny Cash Parents’ Representative James Worby Other member Paul Baker

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.