Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 23

2011 Grantchester 10k Run – Online Registration Closed

We are very proud to announce that the Grantchester Sponsored 10k run will this year be held in aid of Grantchester Club on Sunday 11th December 2011. Meet at 10.15 am outside the Blue Ball Inn, this is a circular route that will bring you back here at the end of the run ready for …

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Nov 18

Grantchester Cricket in the 1980’s

Blue Ball cricket in the early 1980’s was a pretty casual affair made up from an eclectic mix of individuals from Cambridge and surrounding villages. Pete Brauer was captain though we always called him Pete “Man” because when he first turned up to play when asked his name replied “Its Pete, man.” He skippered for quite some time …

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Nov 14

End of Season Report

Played 9.  Won 6.  Lost 3. It’s not often we are accused of playing too hard but we were this season! I won’t reveal which team made this scurrilous accusation but it does reflect our improved playing standards. Could it be the winter nets, improved fitness standards or our lovely scorers new found ability to …

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Nov 11

The History of Grantchester Cricket Part 1: “The Early Years”

The first definite record of cricket in Grantchester comes from 1843 when the Cambridge Independent Press (and when did we last have one of those?) reported that, “On Thursday 3rd August, Grantchester played Sawston” and, “stumps being pitched at 11.00 the game commenced”.  This is the earliest existing record but I think it’s reasonable to assume that if …

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