Category Archive: Matches

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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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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