Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to present the ninth Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club. We have completed our eighth playing season at Spring Lane which continues to improve under the stewardship of Steve Wilson and Jerry Greggain. We thank Michael Ades for his assistance in cutting the outfield. We …
Category: Spring Lane Field
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.
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….
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…
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.
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 …
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
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.
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?
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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It gives me great pleasure to present the seventh Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club.