Author: Nick Paul

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 https://www.ourbrecklandlottery.co.uk/support/garboldisham-cricket-club Thank you for your support and good luck  

GCC Race Night

Garboldisham Cricket Club will be holding a race night on Saturday 25th April. This will be held in the clubhouse after the Pre-Season friendly against Sprowston (match starts at 12:30). Entrance – £5 (food included)Horses – £5Race Sponsor – £25 First Race is at 7:30pm If you wish to buy a horse or sponsor a race please contact Jonny Leech on 07760 884467

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

GCC Summer Coaching Days

The club will holding coaching days again during the school Summer Holidays The dates for the coaching days are as follows; Monday 29th July Tuesday 6th August Monday 12th August All coaching days are 10am – 3pm There are limited spaces available so booking is essential. Please contact Lydia Raven (07796344215) for more information or to book your place. Please see link below coaching poster

Pie & Mash Night

We are holding a pie and mash night at the Cricket Club this Saturday after the 2nd & 3rd teams have finished their games, (around 7:30) The band ‘Ricochet’ will be playing in the evening to keep people entertained. If you are able to come please let Danny Cash 07857 785516 or Peter Barnes 07825 351062 asap so we can make sure there is enough food for everyone Please support the club and try to make it a successful night