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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 Grantchester.

GCC vs Highgate

Picture of ‘Spring Lane looking a Picture’


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 were definitely not as they put on 50ish for the errrr…. last wicket
Ferg finds the boundary

Ferg finds the boundary… (It’s behind you…)


Another boundary

…and again


Chris was not to be outdone at the other end
Chris demonstrates the late cut

Chris demonstrates the late cut


It had to end sometime but that meant it was time for Tea!
A splendid tea was enjoyed by All......

A splendid tea was enjoyed by All……


146 seemed a decent but eminently gettable total. However, the GCC bowlers had other ideas.
Jake brings out his glare

Jake brings out his glare


and Jake in particular found some bounce
Highgate's opener coping with the bounce

…but Highgate’s opener was up to it


ably supported by Finn from the other end
Finn's opening spell

Finn’s opening spell


Under the watchful gaze of Chairman Ump (and Sam)

….under the watchful gaze of Chairman Ump (and Sam)


Jake strikes…. (you’ll have to take my word for it….)
Jake gets a wicket (ct in the Gully)

Jake gets a wicket (ct in the Gully)


The crowd go wild…
GCC's Barmy Army

GCC’s very own Barmy Army


as does first change Jamie (you’ll have to take my word for it, again…)
Jamie gets a wicket

Jamie gets a wicket


...but not this time

…but not this time


George shows why he is sorely missed on the field

George shows why he is sorely missed on the field


Chris was quick to get in on the act and found himself on a hat trick
Chris on a hat trick

Chris on a hat trick…. but the batter was equal to it


Chris again found himself on a hat trick…..
....but was thwarted again

….but was thwarted again


Jake nearly pulled off a stunning catch….
last wicket

so close….


but the home team pace quartet were not to be denied as GCC ended up winning by several tens of runs.
Much beer, some Rose and an excellent BBQ at HQ followed. Many thanks to Maxine and all who organised, grew and cooked!

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