Our kit supplier for this season continues to be 4sports. Our Surridge kit is available for both adults and juniors. Click here for the online link to the Garboldisham CC page on the 4sports website. For the latest guidance from the ECB on wearing/buying a helmet, please follow this link.
Photo: GCC 1st XI wicket keeper Pascal Walker (left) and Alex Hogg, ‘1st XI Player of the Year’ (right) present Donna Taylor with the ‘1st XI’ and ‘Club Batsman of the Year Award’ which Donna collected on behalf of Dan Constable. Dan made 808 runs (including friendlies). ‘Club Bowler of the Year’ was awarded to Kieran Pask who took 30 wickets. Garboldisham CC Presentation Evening Awards, Park Hotel Diss, Saturday 15 October, 2016 1XI Best Bowler – Kieran Pask Best Batter – Dan Constable Player – Alex Hogg 2XI Best Bowler – Tom Davey Best Batter – James Worby Player – Danny Philpot 3XI Best Bowler – Peter Barnes Best Batter – Andy Freake Player – Phil Carr 4XI Best Bowler –Robbie Starling Best Batter – Neville Kemp Player – Andy Smith BOWLER OF THE SEASON – Kieran Pask 30 wickets BATTER OF THE SEASON – Dan Constable 571 runs (808 runs including friendlies) BUNNINGS AWARD – Maurice Bradbury CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR – Chris Davey Everyone had a fantastic evening with lots of laughs …
A message from Peter Barnes I have been asked to let members of Garboldisham Cricket Club know that last Tuesday, former Club President Mr David Whiting sadly passed away. He was club captain for well over 20 years following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in which the family captained the club for around 70 successive years. He was my first captain and the first to lead us into league cricket with only one side. A true gentleman who all opposition respected and he always was happy to have a drink before and after games. He loved the regular tour fixtures to Podington, Wolverton and Castle Ashby. Many stories will come out about David or ‘Woody’ as the later members addressed him. LEGEND is a word used far too often nowadays but at our club he will always be the biggest legend. Funeral information to follow. Thanks for the memories old lad and thanks for making the club what it is today.
Norfolk Cricket have released their coaching courses programme for the winter. Anyone who is interested in a course can contact Sarah for more information or to discuss but all are welcome to apply directly to Norfolk Cricket Board. More information can be found at this link below. http://www.norfolkcricket.co.uk/article.asp?id=1393
Photo from last year’s awards evening – Danny Cash presents Alex Hogg, Rob Fuller and Kristian Williman with the GCC 1st XI, Player, Bowler and Batsman of the year awards Adult Presentation Evening Come along and celebrate a very successful season! Saturday 15th October, 7pm 2 course meal, £19 per person Park Hotel, Diss Contact Sarah or Danny to book tickets. Partners etc all welcome
On Wednesday 14 September the Garboldisham pitches were ‘put to bed’. The last couple of matches – President’s Day and a friendly – had been played at the weekend and Garby Groundsman Andy Smith could finally put his feet up and call in the contractor Willimots from Norwich to come and do the heavy end-of-season groundwork. The pitches were scarified, dust and dead grass was removed, new grass seed was sewn and a top-dressing was applied. The pitches will be mown at fairly regular intervals throughout the closed season to keep them in tip-top shape ready for 2017.
Safe and sound back in Wollongong! I’d just like to say what I was going to say on Saturday now! Thank you Garboldisham Cricket Club for welcoming me into your community with open arms and making me feel right at home. I couldn’t have wished for a better club to have fallen into the hands of. I’ve had quiet a good Garby experience I’d like to think, ranging from SOS vans, nights out in Bury, directing traffic in Northampton, ‘quiet nights’ up at the club, crabbing, the end-of-season-do just to name a few. I’d like to thank everyone who helped me with the bumps along the way, for example the car, the toilet and how to do the grounds work up at the club. Without you guys I would’ve been useless. I’d like to thank all the parents and junior players that came up to the club for the coaching days and coming up on a friday night. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you guys. To all my cricket friends and teammates – I haven’t …
U11s triumph in Carnival Cup – full report by James Skilleter After winning their league, the U11s were invited to take part in the South Norfolk Community ‘Carnival of Cricket’ at Garboldisham along with Hethersett, Topcroft & Mattishall. The format for the matches was 16 overs per side, no bowler could have more than 3 overs, batsman retire at 30 and cannot return, last man stands and 2 power play overs where runs and extras count double. In their semi final, Garby played Mattishall, runners up in their league. James Davey won the toss and elected to field. However the early break through did not come as Stoltz and Lake put together a useful partnership of 63 before Lake (8) was run out and Stoltz retired for 30 after 8 overs. From here the Garby bowlers turned the game round and were backed by the fielders. The next 8 overs only went for 31 runs as James Davey, Jess Davey & Ethan Harris took a wicket apiece plus another run out as the innings closed …
Friday 2 September 2016 The u11s have had a glorious finish to their season by winning the South Norfolk Community League Carnival Cup. Earlier in the week, Garboldisham u15s had won in their age group and today it was the turn of the u11s to bring the silverware home! They beat Mattishall in their semi-final and then faced Topcroft in the final. Garby batted first and scored 103. Topcroft fought back hard to chase down Garby’s total but in the end, the high standard of Garboldisham’s bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping proved too much and Topcroft were bowled out for 82 and finished 22 runs short. There’s a full match report to come. Well done to all the youngsters and to coach and manager, James Worby.
Aussie Dan Constable scored his first century for Garboldisham in a friendly on Wednesday 31 August against Cudham Wyse CC – a touring side from Kent. The visitors batted first and scored 249 which Garby then chased down in 40 overs with Dan picking up 120*, Toby Culling and Louis Hart adding in 61 and 30 and Henry Phoenix 30*. If you missed our interview with Dan, you can read it here.