Category Archive: Matches

Jul 17

The Arrival of the Highgate Taverners

Jul 14

The Lovely Day Productions Team

The Grantchester Mysteries (now just “Grantchester”). Murder makes its way to Cambridge… Lovely Day are adapting James Runcie’s crime series The Grantchester Mysteries for the small screen. In the meantime, they visited Spring Lane for a spirited game of cricket on June 26th. No one was murdered and the proverbial good time was had by …

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Mar 30

Fixtures 2014

Grantchester Cricket Club Fixtures 2014

Feb 27

Averages for the 2013 Season

Here are the Grantchester Cricket Club Averages for the  2013 Season in a pdf file

Nov 17

Secretary’s Report – 2013 Season

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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Sep 15

Lancaster Thunder

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

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 18

Stitched up like a kipper

In the world of friendly cricket between clubs with a long standing association, communication is often done through a loose network of pub gossip with no attributable sources. So it was that, following a sequence of convincing wins, we heard at the Blue Ball via the White Swan at Conington and the Poacher at Elsworth …

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Aug 11

“I don’t believe it!”

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

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 21

Me, Myself & I

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

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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