Category: Spring Lane Field

Square Repair 2019

For the first time IIRC, we did not require the master wizard Jerry to get the scarifier to start so things were well under way when I arrived a fashionable 30 mins late in anticipation of Jerry being called upon to work his magic on the recalcitrant machinery.

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Flycatchers, August 4th

Bishop Stortford’s Flycatchers visited on Sunday and for once the spectators were not treated to a run fest at Spring Lane. The Ground looked its usual immaculate self and the pitch seemed true enough credit is due to the bowlers and fielders. Talking of fielding….

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Woodcutters get the … Chop

The splendidly named Woodcutters were wielding the willow at Spring Lane this past weekend. Sadly, for them at least, GCC were well up to the task at hand and did some felling of their own. A brief log follows…

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Pimlico take a Stroll

The Pimlico Strollers (well some of them) strolled down Spring Lane last weekend to find an immaculate looking pitch and outfield. We really are lucky to play (and photograph) in such surroundings… The Strollers had a couple of classy players plus a bit of local help on the field and were making…

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The Outfield’s Turn For Some TLC

Spring Lane Field is looking magnificent after over-seeding and fertilisation of the outfield. Next season, the outfield will be better than ever!

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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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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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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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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.
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Grantchester Cricket Club AGM, February 25, 2018: Secretary’s Report

It gives me great pleasure to present the seventh Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club.

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GCC Foiled by the Camden Casuals..

…a splendid day for cricket at Spring Lane!

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