Category Archive: Featured

Nov 17

Secretary’s Report – 2013 Season

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It gives me great pleasure to present the third Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club. We have now completed our second season playing at Spring Lane. Last season I commented that due to the wet summer we had yet to see how a hard, dry pitch would play. On the 13th July 2013, …

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Oct 10

Fun Run 2013 Photos

Download them here – With thanks to Paul Shenton for his photographic expertise

Oct 09

Fun Run 2013 Results

Congratulations to all those who ran on Sunday and helped to raise funds for the Healing Hearts Appeal. We will publish the amount raised as soon as JustGiving sites have been closed. The weather was fantastic and we hope that you enjoyed the courses and your run. Please let us have your comments and suggestions …

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Sep 15

Lancaster Thunder

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The Grantchester made their way to Dry Drayton for the final match of a successful 2013 season versus a St Giles XI. A bright afternoon greeted the gathering players, as well as three newly purchased rolling covers, presumably after last year’s monsoon cricket season they seemed a wise investment. With the hosts a couple of …

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Sep 01

Magick and Mythticism

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Next to the unconscious form of the bar manager, a pith helmet lay upturned. A small fire had broken out in the corner of the room. A solitary tooth was embedded in the table, glinting in the pale moonlight. Grantchester’s annual cricket tour had come to Stiffkey. 12 hours prior, Captain Steve Wilson was inspecting …

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Aug 11

“I don’t believe it!”

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In a jovial reminder to members of the forthcoming  Sawston match I had lightheartedly referred to the unfinished match of 170 years ago in August 1843. The game finished abruptly when according to the press report: “After two of the Grantchester men had been in for some time for their last innings, the Sawston, not …

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Aug 05

Reach for the Stars

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Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp Or what’s a heaven for? This was the most exciting match ever seen at Spring Lane and for some present perhaps the most exciting match they had seen in their lives. R.Clark the Reach captain inserted Grantchester which seemed a puzzling decision at the time. The …

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Jul 25

NSFW

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Who needs The Ashes when there’s Grantchester’s finest to watch? Well, when we say “watch” it’s more “occasionally glancing at the pitch in between glasses of Waitrose rose and fevered debate about why men can’t change the loo roll when it’s finished but instead balance the new one on top of the empty cardboardy bit”. …

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Jul 21

Me, Myself & I

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It really is all about me. Hearing Stiffkey were coming but short of players, I volunteered to play for them and the rest is, as they say, history. David F sold me to the visitors with tales of my bowling prowess. I and the more discreet Jerry Greggain ran out on the sun-blasted Spring Lane …

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Jul 14

Bardchester Chronicles

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Two cricket teams, both alike in dignity, In fair Grantchester, where we lay our scene From ancient grudge break to new mutiny (in 35 overs per side) [With apologies to the Bard] Yes, there’s a classical theme to this match report – not just because the words of a mere 21st century hack can barely …

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Jul 07

Anyone for Crennis?

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The word is getting out that stuff is happening at Spring Lane! This time it was a couple of folks asking about the ‘open air service’ as we were put up the sight screens (presumably as an altar backdrop prior to our ritual sacrifice on a length). Last week it was folks looking for the …

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Jul 04

Authoritative Author-ity

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“Hi, sorry I’m a bit late” I said trying to pre-empt a rather serious looking Dave and Jerry as I finally made it to Spring Lane. I was clearly not the first to arrive as the usual scurrying around as the ground was prepared was in evidence. “Good evening, you’re looking authoritative” came the reply. …

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