Category Archive: Matches

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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Jul 07

Anyone for Crennis?

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

“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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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 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 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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May 30

A Shaggy Dog Story

“Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of war…” Except that the hound that made the pitch invasion as Grantchester Cricket Club took on an XI from Ickleton for our first full game of 2013 wasn’t so much a dog of war, as that tail-wagging pacific pooch Boris Wilson. But, as wagging tails would turn …

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Mar 27

Fixtures 2013

Dec 25

Results Season 2012

20th May v Conington (home) Conington: 110 all out (H Fordham 64, T Kennedy 2-16, J Innes 2-12, S Ludford 2-0) Grantchester:  111-2 (J Innes 67no) Grantchester won by 8 wickets 16th June v Liverpool Medics (home) Grantchester:  207-5 (J Innes 75no, R Dovaston 47no) Liverpool Medics: 61 all out (T Kennedy 3-11, D Foster …

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Nov 27

Club Secretary’s End of Year Report

Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to present the second Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club. This has probably been the busiest and most exciting year the club will ever see. This time last year our square had been laid only 2 months previously; now we have completed our first season …

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