Category Archive: Matches

Sep 15

All Good Things…

GCC hosted the London Erratics for the final game of the 2015 season on what turned out to be a glorious afternoon at Spring Lane. A bit of horse (no-kidding) trading meant that both sides started with 10. After being dropped four times (admittedly of one ball), narrowly avoided….

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Sep 07

GCC Not Caught Napping

I was a bit delayed by another ‘project’ in getting to Spring Lane on Sunday and these photos are not the sharpest . Our gracious visitors were from Napton in Warks arrived in a splendid bus. The game matched the weather and we look forward to welcoming them in the future….

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Aug 17

GCC vs Lidgate & Ousden

Having made a more or less recovery from my last outing under GCC colours, and fortified with a bit of extra protection around the leg area, I took the field led by GCC’s skipper for the day, George….

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Aug 11

Double Trouble

What do you do when the Oppo just doesn’t show up? Double wicket tournament of course…….

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Aug 05

GCC on the March….

How did we get on on Sunday? Another good question but fortunately someone has already asked it……

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Jul 26

Match vs Reach Rearranged for Sunday, August 23rd at 1:30pm

Good news! GCC vs Reach now on Sunday August 23rd at 1:30pm at Spring Lane

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Jul 23

Please Mister, Can We Have Our Ball Back?

This morning, Paula, Lord Archer’s housekeeper called to return a ball from The Old Vicarage’s garden. It had landed feet from a statue they have of a wicketkeeper and only a few more feet from the greenhouses…….

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Jul 22

It Costs You Nothing To Be Polite (a Tour p.s.)

True, many think me ‘old school’ but home from Derbyshire I wrote to The Duke of Devonshire to thank him for the Chatsworth game. The Duke is from an even ‘older school’ and, of course, has replied.

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Jul 21

Spring Lane from a Different Viewpoint

A view (with a difference) of some action from GCC’s Gents vs Players match from June, 2015

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Jul 18

Welcome back Stapleford

Wednesday, July 15th, had us play a hurriedly put together 20-20 game at Stapleford. Last minute it may have been but we still managed to deliver a very good team and a …..

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Jul 13

Highgate Taverners Come to Town

Spring Lane was looking immaculate last Saturday as we welcomed the Highgate Taverners back to Spring Lane. Unfortunately the GCC upper order proved to be somewhat camera shy and were back in the pavilion (or rather our new marquee) by the time I arrived. However, the last wicket pair…..

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Jun 29

Evening Strokes

Due to various ailments and agements, I don’t play much these days but mindful of the need to justify the extra £15 for a playing member sub, I’d informed the skip, I could manage an evening game without total collapse. Looking at the current state of my physique, I’m not sure

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