Category Archive: Matches

Nov 03

Averages 2012

       

Sep 12

Of Ferrets and Men

Following last week’s game when G.C.C. beat G.C.C. (so at least the club’s initials have continued their unbeaten run), it was back to a more normal routine as we returned to Spring Lane under leaden skies and the obligatory drops of rain. The Radegund were our vaunted opponents and after a series of delays, first …

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Aug 20

Fun in the Sun

The hottest day of the year, finally the forecast is set fair for a cricket game, and, as I’m pulling off the A14, it starts to rain….. What a summer! Fortunately it is only a brief, if heavy, shower and by the time I get to Conington Hall the shower is history. The ground is …

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Jul 31

Good Auspices at Stiffkey

Stiffkey may only be associated by most with its notorious Rector, Harold Davidson, who after being defrocked in 1932 on charges of immorality died in 1937 after being mauled by a lion in an amusement park in Skegness. But for the Grantchester, Stiffkey is the venue of our annual trip to North Norfolk to play …

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Jul 16

No stumbles at Thriplow

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a batsman must not lose his wicket in order to score. As the venerable Sir Geoffrey Boycott often reminds his listeners, “yer can’t make runs when yer back in t’hutch”. Your correspondent was minded of this maxim as Grantchester travelled to Thriplow (pronounced trip-low), a weather enforced last …

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Jun 20

Grantchester take no Casualties against Medics

GCC v Liverpool Medics. GCC won by 146 runs. Grantchester lost the toss and were put into bat on a bright and breezy afternoon at Spring Lane. Both openers Jamie Innes (75*) and Rob Douaston (47*) were assured in the early stages of their innings and the Liverpool Medics attack was made to toil in …

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May 30

A Day To Remember

The sun shone in a brilliant blue sky as Grantchester took the field for the first match at Spring Lane. The tinkle of ice in the Pimms and the popping of champagne corks provided the soundtrack to this historic occasion…………………. well, that’s what the script said. In reality a bone-chilling North Easterly scoured across the …

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May 15

Opening Up: The First Game at Spring Lane, May, 2012

Feb 18

Averages 2011

Feb 05

Fixtures 2012

Nov 14

End of Season Report

Played 9.  Won 6.  Lost 3. It’s not often we are accused of playing too hard but we were this season! I won’t reveal which team made this scurrilous accusation but it does reflect our improved playing standards. Could it be the winter nets, improved fitness standards or our lovely scorers new found ability to …

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Oct 14

Match Report: vs Dullingham

And so to the final game of the 2011 season and under grey skies “The Grantchester” headed East to Dullingham.  Twenty years ago (November 1991 to be exact) the village of Dullingham was struck by a freak tornado which caused substantial damage.  Would history repeat itself? The prospect of rain made this an important toss …

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