Author: Nick Paul

Season review

With the cricket season over with for another year it’s time for a brief look over how each team did for the season and the highlights of the season. The 1st team under the captaincy of Danny Cash finished the season in 5th place in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Premier League. Standout batsman for the season was without doubt Craig Estlea who finished the season with 778 league runs which put him highest run scorer in the division which included 3 x 100’s & 1 x 50. He scored a mammoth 181 against North Runcton off 124 balls which included 18 x 4’s & 10 x 6’s. Craig was involved a partnership of 238 in that innings with Matt Allin who had his best season for the club with 440 runs with the bat and 19 catches when he took over wicket keeping duties halfway through the season. New signing Josh Rowe was by far the best bowler with the ball finishing top wicket taker in the division with 38 league wickets including two 5 …

Fundraiser passes £23,500

A superb effort by all club supporters and the local community has seen the club fundraiser go beyond our original target of £20,000. With just under 3 weeks left before the Crowdfunding page ends we currently have raised just over £23,500 and are hoping with the support of our friends, family and local community we can push on further and hit our new stretched target of £30,000 which would mean so much to the cricket club. There is still a few rewards that you are able to purchase via the page whilst also being able to make a straight donation to the club. All donations that we receive we are extremely grateful for. We look forward to seeing all of our supporters up at the ground throughout the summer when restrictions allow us to. Thank you  

Brilliant start to club fundraiser as total hits £6000 after 5 days.

Garboldisham Cricket Club are currently holding a fundraising event using the page Crowdfunder. We have a overall target of £20,000 to hit but Sport England will support us with a total of £8,000, for this to happen we need to have 100 different supporters supporting our page. After 5 days we currently sit at a total £6,240 with 47 people having supported the fundraiser so far. On the page there is various different ways you can support the fundraiser. As a player you have various membership options which are as follows Standard membership Bronze adult membership Silver adult membership Gold adult membership Each different grade of Bronze/Silver/Gold membership entitles you to different amount of games included on top of your Standard membership. As a parent you have the option of paying your child’s junior membership through the page. We have also added an option this year of sponsoring a junior game match ball. We have a few sponsorship opportunities for companies or individuals wanting to support the club in that way. There is packages ranging from match …

GCC Youngsters win at Rocklands

On a bright day at Rocklands Cricket Club, the hosts won the toss and decided to field first. Garboldisham lost a wicket early on when S.Rickatson was bowled by S.Dyke for 0. The wicket brought A.Mann to the crease to start what would turn out to be be an eventful morning for the young man. Alongside J.Cole, the young batters scampered well between wickets, stealing several runs with quick calling and alert backing up at the non-strikers end. A.Mann did the bulk of the scoring in the partnership that was worth 78 runs. Mann was forced to retire after hitting an eye catching 31 runs. Cole soon departed for a patient 13 ending a 15 over stay at the crease being unfortunately bowled off his pads in pursuit of quick runs. Captain F.Perrin and H.Brown finished the innings leaving Garboldisham on 89-2 off their 16 overs. Mann would then take centre stage with the ball and open the Rocklands chase with a maiden. Garboldisham would take wickets at regular intervals and barring wide balls relatively …

GCC Fixtures 2020 Season

With the good news that the cricket season is now up and running albeit with restrictions in place Please see below attached link to amended fixture list for the rest of the 2020 season GCC Fixtures 2020 If you wish to play please contact Danny Cash, Ben Tippett or Matt Allin

GCC Nets open for bookings

Evening everyone, I hope you are all well! I’m pleased to advise that the GCC committee has mutually agreed to open net facilities for use by club members only, from Monday 8th June 2020 onwards.  This DOES NOT include the outfield or clubhouse, which remain closed. Please be advised that use will be on a booking basis only, with a maximum of 6 players per group/booking. Use will be strictly in line with the guidance/rules provided below.  The booking and use of the nets will be managed by Ben Tippett, you will need to contact him to make all arrangements.  The nets are not to be used without booking beforehand. Guidance/Rules for Booking and Use of the Garboldisham CC Net Facilities: • The club has two nets for use by club members.  A maximum of Six people can use the two net lanes at any one time, unless you are from the same household, where more than 6 can be present.  Only a total of six persons can be present at any one time.  Only …

GCC Breckland Lottery

Garboldisham Cricket Club have signed up as a good cause with The Breckland Lottery. It runs the same as the normal lottery with a draw every Saturday. Tickets cost £1 each and you can have as few or as many every week as you wish. The jackpot for matching all 6 numbers is £25000 Other prizes are normally £2000. £250, £25 & 3 free tickets for the next draw The club also receive a % of every ticket sold so this is a chance for you to win some money and also help the club raise valuable funds to keep the club going, buying new equipment for junior training and general maintenance of the club. Please use the link below to buy your tickets Thank you for your support and good luck  

GCC Presidents Day

Trevor Lambert hosted the annual Garboldisham Cricket Clubs Presidents Day. Trevor arranged lunch & tea on top of ale and wine for the 150 players and guests on a perfect day for cricket Garboldisham 1st team beat Trevor Lambert’s Presidents XI by 7 wickets in a highly entertaining day. The Presidents team including former England opening bowler Devon Malcolm set 263 with Wollaston CC’s Nick Shelton scoring a half century. Garboldisham in reply chased the target down with ease with 50’s for Rob Fuller & Kieran Pask but the star of the day was Matt Allin who decided to turn up with the bat for a change scoring a classy 111. Below are a few pictures from the day

Garboldisham CC End of Season Party

The beautiful Lyng Farm Barn will again be the host of the clubs annual end of season party The event will take place on Saturday 7th September starting at 7:30pm until Midnight The band that is playing this year are Shaven Horse Tickets for the event are £10 for an adult and £6 for Under 16’s Tickets include a fish and chip supper Theme for fancy dress this year is anything beginning with ‘G’ Below are a few examples of people’s efforts from previous years