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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Immortalised onto Canvas

Artist & Photographer Charlie Pryor has created this delightful painting of our cricket pitch together with the River Cam idling through the meadows. Entitled “Grantchester Cricket Field”, it captures the essence of Spring Lane superbly. More details can be found by visiting his website, where you can also order copies of the picture …

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

While Istanbul blazed and Prague swam, on the pleasant shore of the Cambridge Riviera, two dormant cricketing super-powers briefly woke. With Conington, home to one of the oldest bells in Cambridgeshire, it seemed strangely apposite that Tony Kennedy, Cambridgeshire’s second oldest peeler should open the bowling. And open it he did. With Sam Ludford …

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Taking the Pith

WAG’S BLOG: GRANTCHESTER V CONINGTON BEST DRESSED The competition is hotting up (maybe something to do with the weather) but, yet again, the top slot goes to a man on the field rather than those in the crowd. Perhaps realising that the previous week’s match against the ferociously-red-baseball-capped team of Ickleton had seen bare-headed …

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A Shaggy Dog Story

“Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of war…” Except that the hound that made the pitch invasion as Grantchester Cricket Club took on an XI from Ickleton for our first full game of 2013 wasn’t so much a dog of war, as that tail-wagging pacific pooch Boris Wilson. But, as wagging tails would …

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Fifty Shades of Frock

Ickleton visited Spring Lane on Sunday for a (I still can’t quite believe it) sunny, uninterrupted game of cricket. Unfortunately, GCC’s cricket did not quite live up to the meteorological conditions as you will read in the soon to appear match report. Here, I’d rather focus on another area of the game where I …

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Pitch & Bitch

Hello and welcome to the first (if Cap’n Wilson allows them) of the GCC Wags Blogs. Forget googlies and yorkers and boring things like runs and overs, the real action is all about what happens off the pitch. Although you do all look rather sweet in your white trousers, so do carry on, boys. …

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Grantchester Charity Runs 2013

The 2013 Grantchester 10k and 3k Charity Runs will take place on the 6th October. The 10k route will be the same acclaimed circular cross- country route as last year except that it will start from Spring Lane cricket field….

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Fixtures 2013

Charity Run 2012 Photos

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Calling all brain boxes

Here at GCC we’re kicking off our fund raising events for the 2013, and the first one is sure to be an absolute cracker. You are cordially invited to enter a team in our Annual Quiz on Friday 22nd February at 7.30 which this year will be held in The Village Hall at Grantchester. …

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Happy New Year 2013

As we move into the new year, I think we all wish for a summer more fitting to those balmy days of youth and rather less like the one we’ve just experienced. Currently the ground is under water again, as you can see below. Rumours of a new years day cricket match have therefore …

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Results Season 2012

20th May v Conington (home) Conington: 110 all out (H Fordham 64, T Kennedy 2-16, J Innes 2-12, S Ludford 2-0) Grantchester:  111-2 (J Innes 67no) Grantchester won by 8 wickets 16th June v Liverpool Medics (home) Grantchester:  207-5 (J Innes 75no, R Dovaston 47no) Liverpool Medics: 61 all out (T Kennedy 3-11, …

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Club Secretary’s End of Year Report

Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to present the second Secretary’s Report of the reformed Grantchester Cricket Club. This has probably been the busiest and most exciting year the club will ever see. This time last year our square had been laid only 2 months previously; now we have completed our first …

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Averages 2012

       

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