Grantham Cricket Club Welcomes Notts CCC 2nd XI Back to Gorse Lane Next Week

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s 2nd XI will be returning to Gorse Lane on Thursday 31st May to host Durham County Cricket Club 2nd XI in a 50 over match starting at 11am.  Having hosted two T20 matches for Nottinghamshire in 2017, the club is delighted to be welcoming the team back in 2018.  Club Chairman Ian Mihill noted that ‘thanks to outstanding work of Head Groundsman Keith Exton, and the rest of the ground team, the facilities at the Club are now of a quality that enables Nottinghamshire CCC to host fixtures at Gorse Lane, and we are absolutely delighted about the relationship with Trent Bridge going forward.  Having Nottinghamshire play at Gorse Lane is a huge privilege, and really positive for Grantham as a whole, so we look forward to welcoming players and spectators to the Club on 31st May.’
(Photo credit Nottinghamshire CCC)

All Stars Cricket

Tonight is the Grantham CC All Stars Taster session.

Taking place at the ground at Gorse Lane, we will be running a trial session open to all prospective cricketers between 5 and 8 years old. The trial session is free and, if you decide to give cricket a go, you can sign up for the full 8-week course here.

All sessions take place between 5:30-6:30pm and we encourage all parents to get involved and learn and improve the same skills so you can take the games home with you and practice.

Full information about the course can be found at https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

We hope to see you there.

Grantham receive seven awards ECB League Dinner

Keith Exton collects trophy from Clare Connor

Grantham Cricket Club attended the Annual ECB Premier League Dinner in Lincoln and enjoyed a very successful evening reflecting the excellent progress made:

Dan Freeman won prizes for both the most man of the match awards throughout the season and the bowling award. Keith Exton collected the award for the Best Ground for the first time reflecting the outstanding wickets now played on at Gorse Lane.

Mark Fell collects the Fair Play Award

Shelley Clayton shared the Scoring prize after another outstanding season in the score box and Mark Fell was delighted to accept the Fair Play award on behalf of a club.

In addition to this, the 1st XI collected the runners up trophy for the second year in a row.

Captain Dan Webb receives runners up trophy

Training has now started for the coming season with Juniors and Seniors training at the King’s School on Monday evenings. The Club looks forward to another successful season both on the field for Seniors and Juniors and continued development of the facilities. Anyone wishing to join our thriving club should contact secretary@granthamcricketclub.co.uk

Lunch at the Lane

Yesterday’s pre-Christmas get together was an absolute success. 28 members sharing a fantastic lunch and enjoying a few Sunday drinks up at the pavilion on Gorse Lane. There was a wonderful atmosphere and it was great to get everyone together.

We have another two lunches planned before the season kicks off in April 2018. One early February and another in late March. Dates will be announced closer to the time and we hope you can join us.

The food was of exceptional quality and everybody’s thanks and appreciation should be extended to Ian Mihill, Adrian Wing and all those who lent a hand preparing, serving and tidying.

Grantham Cricket Club Awards 2017

Congratulations to all of the following who picked up awards at the dinner on 11th November 2017:

Batting Awards

1st XI – Daniel Webb
2nd XI – Martin Parmley
3rd XI – David Langsford
4th XI – Mark Donnellan
Sunday 1st XI – Ross Carnelley
Sunday 2nd XI – Jaden Fell

BOWLING Awards

1st XI – Daniel Freeman
2nd XI – Rahul Kumar
3rd XI – Craig Corby
4th XI – Johnny Kennedy-Short
Sunday 1st XI – Samuel Peters
Sunday 2nd XI – Neel Stevenson

FIELDING Awards

1st XI – Matthew Wing
2nd XI – Rory Johnson
3rd XI – Max Everett
4th XI – Ben Kennedy-Short
Sunday 1st XI – Matthew Wing
Sunday 2nd XI – Craig Corby

PLAYERS’ PLAYER

1st XI – Daniel Freeman
2nd XI – Rahul Kumar
4th XI – Jared Hackney
Sunday 1st XI – Ross Carnelley
Sunday 2nd XI – Jaden Fell