Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 29

Ipso Facto Cricetus

“Are you the philosophy group?” asked the elderly lady, who had driven her friend down to Spring Lane in the mistaken impression that the motley crew erecting a marquee at 9am last Saturday must have been serious thinkers rather than – well, that other pursuit so beloved of habitues of the Blue Ball Inn, namely: …

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Jun 18

Ties Across the Ocean

In good time for the 4th July celebrations, delightful news reaches us from Ralph Gillis, a Grantchester Cricket Club member based in Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, former outpost of the British Empire: Attached are two photos with the GCC tie.  First is with a print of “old Ironsides” which is the frigate, USS Constitution, which …

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Jun 14

Fen-tastic

March II v Grantchester CC  9/6/2013 Welcome to Fenland! A cold, grey afternoon. Big pitch, believed to be an old marshalling yard, consequently an intimidatingly large boundary.  This was very much a proper pitch, complete with professional scoring box and permanent pavilion – a heady treat for the travel-weary Grantchester cohort. Playing a very young …

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Jun 11

Immortalised onto Canvas

Artist & Photographer Charlie Pryor has created this delightful painting of our cricket pitch together with the River Cam idling through the meadows. Entitled “Grantchester Cricket Field”, it captures the essence of Spring Lane superbly. More details can be found by visiting his website, where you can also order copies of the picture and browse …

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Jun 07

For Whom the Bell Tolls

While Istanbul blazed and Prague swam, on the pleasant shore of the Cambridge Riviera, two dormant cricketing super-powers briefly woke. With Conington, home to one of the oldest bells in Cambridgeshire, it seemed strangely apposite that Tony Kennedy, Cambridgeshire’s second oldest peeler should open the bowling. And open it he did. With Sam Ludford nobly …

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Jun 05

Taking the Pith

WAG’S BLOG: GRANTCHESTER V CONINGTON BEST DRESSED The competition is hotting up (maybe something to do with the weather) but, yet again, the top slot goes to a man on the field rather than those in the crowd. Perhaps realising that the previous week’s match against the ferociously-red-baseball-capped team of Ickleton had seen bare-headed Grantchester …

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