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GCC in the Grantchester Parish Magazine

Nets, Quiz and Curry Night and the grant from South Cambridgeshire District Council towards a new mower.

Grantchester Cricket Club Awarded a South Cambridgeshire District Council Grant

Grantchester Cricket Club are pleased to announce the award of a £1,000 grant from South Cambridgeshire District Council towards a reconditioned outfield cutter. The generous contribution will enable the Club to increase the number of pitches it can prepare in a season, enabling us to make even better use of the current Spring Lane facilities. …

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Averages for the 2013 Season

Here are the Grantchester Cricket Club Averages for the  2013 Season in a pdf file

Secretary’s Report – 2013 Season

It gives me great pleasure to present the third Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club. We have now completed our second season playing at Spring Lane. Last season I commented that due to the wet summer we had yet to see how a hard, dry pitch would play. On the 13th July …

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Groundwork

We’ve received permission to add 3 new strips to the square! This should greatly reduce the pressure on the existing pitches, enabling us to rotate the playing surfaces more often between games and thus preserve the high quality of cricket pitch standard that we have set ourselves so far. Below are pictures from the …

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Lancaster Thunder

The Grantchester made their way to Dry Drayton for the final match of a successful 2013 season versus a St Giles XI. A bright afternoon greeted the gathering players, as well as three newly purchased rolling covers, presumably after last year’s monsoon cricket season they seemed a wise investment. With the hosts a …

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Magick and Mythticism

Next to the unconscious form of the bar manager, a pith helmet lay upturned. A small fire had broken out in the corner of the room. A solitary tooth was embedded in the table, glinting in the pale moonlight. Grantchester’s annual cricket tour had come to Stiffkey. 12 hours prior, Captain Steve Wilson was …

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Stitched up like a kipper

In the world of friendly cricket between clubs with a long standing association, communication is often done through a loose network of pub gossip with no attributable sources. So it was that, following a sequence of convincing wins, we heard at the Blue Ball via the White Swan at Conington and the Poacher at …

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“I don’t believe it!”

In a jovial reminder to members of the forthcoming  Sawston match I had lightheartedly referred to the unfinished match of 170 years ago in August 1843. The game finished abruptly when according to the press report: “After two of the Grantchester men had been in for some time for their last innings, the Sawston, not …

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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. …

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NSFW

Who needs The Ashes when there’s Grantchester’s finest to watch? Well, when we say “watch” it’s more “occasionally glancing at the pitch in between glasses of Waitrose rose and fevered debate about why men can’t change the loo roll when it’s finished but instead balance the new one on top of the empty cardboardy …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ties Across the Ocean

In good time for the 4th July celebrations, delightful news reaches us from Ralph Gillis, a Grantchester Cricket Club member based in Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, former outpost of the British Empire: Attached are two photos with the GCC tie.  First is with a print of “old Ironsides” which is the frigate, USS Constitution, …

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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 …

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