All posts filed under: 2015

GCC Ladies are looking for new players

Garboldisham Cricket Club Ladies are looking for new members to join their team for the 2016 season! All girls (age 12+) and ladies welcome! Want to give cricket a go? Try a new sport? Have some fun? Come along and try it out. Garboldisham CC Ladies play in the TGS Summer Women’s T20 league and the Indoor Winter League. Indoor training begins on 17th January with the adult nets at Culford School. Training during the summer begins in April on Thursday evenings. Fixtures are mainly on Sunday mornings and occasional week nights. However, they are not every week. For more information or if you’d like to give cricket a go, please contact Sarah McGahan (Ladies Captain) 07748094253

Interested in coaching?

If anyone is interested in helping out with junior coaching next season please contact our Youth Cricket Manager, Sarah McGahan on 01953 688295 or 07748 094253 or you can email Sarah at The club will place you on a Norfolk Cricket Board coaching course and you can read about the details here.

Garboldisham to face Bradenham in indoor semis

Last Sunday (6 Dec 2015) Garboldisham played the last of their group matches in the Breckland six-a-side indoor league. They were up against local rivals Old Buckenham who had beaten them a few weeks earlier so they knew that it would be a tight game. Here’s the match report from captain Rob Fuller… Team line up: Rob Fuller (captain), Gavin Barnes, Matt Allin, James Worby, Paul Baker, Sam Baker Bucks won the toss and decided to bat. The opening Old Buckenham pair got off to a very good start, accumulating quite a few runs and only losing one wicket. Garby kept it a little bit tighter in the next four overs with Batesy bowling deliveries reminiscent of the great Shane Warne. The final pair for Bucks were intent on pushing the score up, but a top last over by Fuller who bowled a wicket maiden, meant that Garby were chasing a net score of 238 to win. Worby and Sam Baker opened up for Garby and kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely, losing only one wicket. Barnes and Allin were the second pair in …

Club members pay their respects to Yogi, one year on

Ian ‘Yogi’ Melvin. RIP. 23 January 1962 – 8 December 2014 It was a year ago today that Ian ‘Yogi’ Melvin sadly passed away. Yogi had been a huge part of GCC for nearly 35 years and he is still greatly missed by all. On Sunday a group of club members gathered at Risby Crematorium near Bury St Edmunds to pay their respects to Yogi one year on. Club captain Danny Cash took along the Norfolk Alliance Division One winners trophy and pendant and they were placed alongside Yogi’s grave while members stood for one minute’s silence. Yogi would have been thrilled to see Garboldisham 1sts reach the Premier Division and we know that he’ll be looking down on them and cheering them on next season.      

Norfolk Cricket Alliance 2015 Awards Night

The picture shows GCC Club Captain Danny Cash receiving the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Division One Winners Shield from Matthew Conway (Dipple and Conway) and John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance Picture. You can read more about the awards night on the EDP website here. Picture Credit: Newsmakers PR

Pre-season nets

A message from Danny Cash, Club Captain Pre-season nets will begin on Sunday 17 January at Culford School 1.30-3.30. This season especially it is very important for us to be prepared throughout the club to ensure we hit the ground running to increase our chances of having a fruitful and successful season. These sessions will be FREE of charge meaning the club will be undertaking a sizeable bill to cover the cost of the nets. In order to make this investment worthwhile we require full support from playing members to ensure that as a club we get what we want from the money spent. The nets are booked for 10 weeks, taking us to a point where hopefully we can get outside. Hope to see many there. Up the Garb! Danny Cash

In memory of Yogi

A message from Peter Barnes It is nearly one year ago that our good friend Ian (Yogi) Melvin passed away. Myself and other club members will be meeting at Risby Crematorium this Sunday 6 December at 1.15pm to pay our respects to Yogi. Please do come and join us if you’d like to. Afterwards we hope to go for a drink and something to eat. Please call or text me on 07825 351062 or 01953 681026 if you’d like to come along. Peter Barnes

GCC through to Finals Day of Breckland Indoor League

A strong win against Mundford on Sunday 29 November saw Garboldisham secure their place in the Finals of the Breckland Indoor League competition. Captain Rob Fuller takes up the story… Garboldisham 292-5 (net 267) beat Mundford 214-16 (net 134) Garboldisham won the toss and elected to bowl. They had to play the game with 5 players as Matt Allin was unable to make the match. Mundford started off badly as the non-striker decided to run regardless of the where the ball went and got run out. Garboldisham picked up regular wickets without really conceding many runs. Paul Feavearyear picked up a triple wicket-maiden as well which in a game of indoor cricket is extremely good. All Garby required to win was 35 runs so Sam and Fev started off steady, just picking up singles without taking any risks. After their 4 overs they had accumulated 51 runs. Gav and Batesy were the next two in and with a combination of some decent shots and some cheeky running when the bowler was walking back to his mark, …

Three out of four for Garby

GCC clocked up their third win out of four in yesterday’s (Sunday 22 Nov 2015) Breckland Indoor League match. Here’s the match report from captain Rob Fuller: Thetford 267-9 net 222 Garby 267-4 net 247. Garby win by 25. Team Fuller, P Baker, Fev, Allin, G Barnes and a very well lubricated P Barnes after 1.1/2 bottles of red wine in the afternoon. Thetford won the toss and decided to bat. Fev started off as Garby normally do indoors and bowled a wide first ball but then bowled 5 dot balls. Some good balls were followed by a few “hit-me” balls allowing Thetford to pick up regular runs but also lose wickets at regular intervals. Fev and Allin got off to a slow but steady start. The normally highly entertaining Barnes batting partnership was a subdued affair this week as Peter batted sensibly and used all his experience by farming most of the strike from the sometimes skyward-bound batting by Barnes junior. With the last 4 overs to bat Fuller and Baker still had quite a …

GCC AGM 2015

From Robert Leech, Chairman Please find attached here the notice for the AGM to be held on 23rd November.  The minutes of last year’s meeting are also attached here. As in previous years, all positions on the Committee up for re-election.  All members of the Committee have expressed a willingness to stand again with the exception of David Fidler who, after seven years at the helm, has decided it’s time to pass on the Club abacus to someone new. We have been incredibly fortunate to have had such a dedicated and capable treasurer to steer us through a momentous period in our history and we owe him a huge vote of thanks. As a result there is now a vacancy on the committee for the position of Treasurer and also potentially a vacancy for the position of Secretary. Could I please have any nominations for these, or any other of the positions, with a proposer and seconder by Thursday 19th November.  If you require further clarification on this please ring me.  I hope you will …