Interested in Playing Friendly Cricket on a Superb Ground in Cambridge?

Are you living in or moving to Cambridge and interested in playing friendly cricket? Are you fed-up with League Cricket or just want to play the game because you enjoy it? Sure our games are competitive but they are played in what we like to think is the real ‘Spirit of Cricket’.
From recent visitors: “Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. Your ground is a gem and beautifully tended too. It was a privilege to play on it….

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Square Repair, 2018

The 2018 season is done and so it is time to put the Spring Lane square to rest for the winter. The GCC scarifiers, seeders, fertilizers, loamers and luters were out on Thursday on a spectacularly sunny day. And, after the now traditional interlude….

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It’s a Mystery (XI)

No Mystery

It’s still a bit of a Mystery but thanks to Charlie…

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2018 Season Summary

Success!

yep…a summary of GCC’s 2018 season!

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Pipped

No double for WW as he gets pipped at the post in the GCC 2018 Bowling averages…

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The Formerly Reigning Wrays, Reign Again…

WW

In record time, our fearless Captain brings you the GCC Batting Averages for the season 2018…

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Camden Casuals on a not so glorious 12th (of August)

Arriving on the stroke of Tea (great timing!), I found Camden had reached 167 in their 35 overs. Considering last week 199 had literally been a par score and a lot of rain had fallen in between time, it seemed a good score, to me at least.

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Maurice Hyde

MCC Maurice

Maurice’s Eulogy given by David Burden of Highgate Taverners on 14/8/2018 and a few more images celebrating Maurice’s life.

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Maurice `Moriarty`, `Mo` Hyde. 1937 -2018

MCC Maurice

Moriarty (as many knew him at GCC) worked in advertising for Saatchi & Saatchi, played cricket for MCC, Finchley, Highgate Taverners, Stoics and many other sides. He was a longstanding member of the MCC and the first President of the reformed Grantchester CC.

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GCC vs The Flycatchers: Part 2

GCC’s middle order were clearly intent on not embarrassing the England team (or India, for that matter) in terms of the number (or lack of number, to be more precise) of runs produced by the traditional engine room of any team. This collapse greeted me upon my arrival and was so rapid that I …

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GCC vs Flycatchers, Scores tied with one ball to go…

Martin Baker

A new classic or to quote the stroke making SL “It’s up there with the legendary Reach match in the GGC classic fixture category” While missing the denouement, the camera was there earlier and has the following to share. ps Check out the newly added season finale on Sept 8th

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It’s going to be a Battle…

The battle for Battle

Battle CC make a first time visit to Spring Lane on Sunday but the Battle (or rather battle) I’m referring to is the selection of the…

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Weekenders visit last err… Weekend

The aptly named Weekenders visited a glorious Spring Lane Field last Sunday (and I assume) promptly lost the toss. I arrived to find a GCC scoreboard reading 200 odd for 2. The scorebook was present and I thoughtfully took a picture to give a more informative tone to this report.

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GCC vs Menzies XI

GCC has had success against all our opponents over the years…. except one. The Menzies XI who have regularly recruited a side where the victory has varied between comprehensive and comfortable over Grantchester’s finest. Would this year be the time for the Menzies monkey to be prised from its perch upon the collective GCC back?

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Great Lives

TK reports…. Had I have paid more attention to BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives all those years ago I’d have passed my History ‘O’ Level – though maybe only at the second attempt. I’ve listened for years. Its mix of enthusiast and expert as they deliver, by now, hundreds of half hour, biographies would have …

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Getting There

Spring Lane is waking up after its winter slumber! First rolling of the square completed – 3 to go. Outfield looking good but a few millimetres to go before we are at playing length.
After you sign-up for a Fixture and you do not immediately see your name on the sheet, refresh your browser (press Ctrl (Control) + F5 (Function 5) on most desktops/browser combos)

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