Author: Nick Paul

Busy couple of days for U11s

U11s v Thetford, 20 May 2018 The U11s first home match of the season saw them pitted against Thetford. Garby won the toss and elected to field. Jack and Adam opened the bowling to good effect with Adam getting a wicket in his first over.  They were then followed by of Libby & Sacha, Zach & Elliot and Robyn in her first match.  Despite good fielding and accurate bowling, giving away just 11 wides and 1 no ball in their 16 overs, we were unable to get any more wickets, and Thetford went on to score a total of 141 runs. Oscar and Libby opened the batting for Garby. Unfortunately, a mix-up in the first over led to Libby being run-out and then both Elliot and Jack fell victim to some good Thetford bowling.  With Garby under pressure Zach came into bat, and for the remainder of the match both he and Oscar held firm and scored runs. However, they were not able to score at the required rate, and we finished the match with …

U11s v Gt Ellingham

The U11s started their 2018 season with a ‘pairs’ match against Gt Ellingham.  Ellingham won the toss and elected to field.  Oscar and Jack opened the batting for Garby, and were followed by the pairings of Libby & Freya, Adam & Sacha, and Jonny & Abbey.  They all played well and, at the end of their innings, reached 246 with the loss of just four wickets.  Top scorer was Oscar with 13. Whilst Garby had set a competitive target, they knew that they had to bowl and field well as the light deteriorated.  With Oscar keeping wicket, the rest of the team put in an excellent bowling and fielding display to restrict Gt Ellingham’s scoring.  On top of wickets from Libby and Adam, Gt Ellingham were run-out twice.  Going into the last over Gt Ellingham needed 10 to win, but an excellent display of bowling by Jack restricted them to just two runs, and also resulted in a run-out, which gave Garby a much deserved win as Gt Ellingham finished on 229. The team should …

Youth training starts Friday 27 April

Youth training starts on Friday 27 April. Please be there from 5:30pm for registration. Training from 6.00-8.00pm is £4 per child and £3 for each other sibling. Membership is £10 per child and £7.50 each for any other siblings. All new children welcome. Danny Cash, Club Captain and Youth Cricket Manager.  01842 765503 or 07857 785516

Tickets available for re-arranged Sportsman’s Dinner: Friday 13 April

Following the postponement of the annual Sportsman’s Dinner due to the snow and ice, we have now arranged the new date for Friday 13 April at 7pm. We still have Graham Thorpe as out guest speaker plus a comedian and a 4-course dinner with coffee. Due to some cancellations because not everyone can make the new date, we now have spare tickets available (£45) so if you would like to come please let Danny Cash (07857 785516) or Peter Barnes (07825 351062) know as soon as possible. If you have paid but cannot make the re-arranged date, again please let Danny or Peter know asap and we can refund you.

Help needed in prep’ for Sportman’s Dinner

Message from Peter Barnes Club has its big fundraiser this coming Friday with the Sportsman’s Dinner at Ling Farm barn (with guest speaker Graham Thorpe) and we need to do a few jobs before hand ie set up bar, clean barb, tables and chairs and erect a marquee. We have planned to do these jobs on this Wednesday and Thursday evenings. So if possible could we get as many members up to the barn for these evenings from 5.30. More hands make light work please try and make one or both these evenings. Cheers, Barnesy

GCC indoor nets tomorrow evening (Tues 13 feb)

A message from Chairman Paul Feavearyear It was good to see a decent turn out at nets a fortnight ago, very positive. Hopefully it will be the same at the next session which is tomorrow, Tuesday 13 Feb, with the addition of a few different faces! Hethersett Academy 7-9pm. £3 per session. We are in the process of finalising sponsors for next season and so far we have seven confirmed, and are hopeful of one or two more. If anyone else, or perhaps your employer, is interested in sponsoring the club please get in touch with me or one of the other committee members. Thank you.

Garby women through to semi-final

GCC Women have been taking part in the Norfolk Cricket Shell Indoor competition at Hethersett Academy and yesterday (Sunday 11 Feb 2018) they finished top of their group after a close fought win over Swardeston Swallows. The competition has been made up from two groups with four teams to each group and Garby will now face the runners-up from the other group, Old Buckenham (who are the current title holders) in a semi-final to be played on Sunday 25 Feb with the final and play-offs on Sunday 18 March. GCC Women have an excellent track record in this competition having won it in 2015 and 2016. The team is headed up by Sarah McGahan and the squad includes: Emma Rogers, Jessica Davey, Georgie Dunkinson, Ella Dye, Beth Champion, Maddy Browne and Sophie Child. UPDATE Garby women lost to old rivals Old Buckenham in the semi-final on Sunday 25 Feb. Old Buck’ won by 62 runs.

Sponsor Robbie and help him raise £3,000 for EACH!

Robbie Starling who runs the Garboldisham Village Stores and plays in the GCC 4th Team is attempting the ultimate challenge! In April he will be running the London Marathon. He is running on behalf of, and raising money for, The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH). If you would like to sponsor Robbie, you can do so at @ Thank you everyone – you will make a difference!

GCC indoor adult nets dates

GCC indoor adult nets begin on Tuesday 30 Jan from 7pm-9pm at Hethersett Academy. They are then every other week for six sessions: 13, 27 Feb, 13, 27 March and 10 April. Cost is £3 per session.

GCC runners up in Breckland Indoor League

Photo: Winners, Great Ellingham and runners-up, Garboldisham. Photo from Norfolk Cricket website. Here’s one we missed in the run up to Christmas… On Sunday December 17 it was Finals Evening in the annual Breckland Indoor League competition at Thetford Leisure Centre. Garboldisham and Gt Ellingham had topped Group B and Hingham and Bradenham had topped Group A and so all four teams came together for the finals. Gt Ellingham beat Hingham in the first semi-final and Garby just scraped a win against Bradenham in a thrilling second semi. The final saw Garboldisham and Great Ellingham battle it out. Garby batted first and set 277/9 (net score of 232) but Great Ellingham replied well with 254/3 and and with less wickets lost, they ended with a higher net score of 239 to take overall victory. You can read more about the Finals Evening here on the Norfolk Cricket website