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

Girl’s Game and Training Cancelled

Unfortunately this evening’s match has had to be cancelled due to the weather. Additionally there will be no girls training tonight.

Tomorrow’s session will be going ahead as normal from 5:30-6:30pm. The 6:30-8:00pm session will not be going ahead as the Ladies team have their first ever match. We are looking for one more player to take part in this game so, if you would like to play, please let me know. This is more for the older girls.
We have another match next Thursday. Please let me know if you’re available if you haven’t already.
Also, it would be great to have some supporters up to the game, so please come up if you’re free.
Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Joe

2nd XI Match Report – 15th August 2015

Grantham 2nds travelled to Sleaford, knowing that they would be in for a tough day against one of the leagues form sides. Sleaford had no hesitation in batting first after winning the toss but found the going tough as both Simon Oakes and Danny Ashley bowled in good areas to restrict Godby and Sneath. It was Ashley (3 for 35) who made the breakthrough, dismissing both openers before Sleaford then rebuilt through Wilson and Ben Bulmer. Both recorded 50’s but Grantham’s pace-off bowlers kept the run rate to a below par chase of 190.Birthday Boy Joe Farmer recorded figures of 5 for 47 from 10 overs.

The reply started at a good pace but the loss of wickets threatened to stall the chase but the stand out batter was James Cameron-Clarke (65), flaying any width offered by the Sleaford bowlers. Contributions from Martin Parmley and Danny Bates with 25 a piece helped to keep the reply on course but there were some nerve jangling overs towards the end. Gaz Bennett (38 No) stood tall and steered Grantham home with one wicket and three balls to spare to record an excellent win for Grantham.

1st XI Match Report – 15th August 2015

Looking for a 4th consecutive victory, Grantham 1st XI welcomed last year’s league champions, Bourne to Gorse Lane.  The day did not get off to an ideal start with the coin coming down in the visitors favour on a pitch that had been affected by rain on the previous day.  It didn’t take long for the first wicket to fall when Bansal edged Colin Cheer for just 8 in the third over.  Daniel Freeman (91) fell just short of three figures when he put a half-tracker down deep mi-wicket’s throat but the partnerships of 67 with Josh Mihill (23) and 101 with Rohan Nurse (85*) meant the score was 184-3 when he eventually left the field.  Rohan continued with Dan Webb (14) and David Whapplington (33*) to set a target of 279 for victory: a formidable target for a team that chose to bowl first.

Well aware of Bourne’s prolific scoring rate, Grantham didn’t panic when, in the first 10 overs, Bourne had amassed 50 for the loss of only 1 wicket.  Joe Peck (3-35) made the first breakthrough and he and fellow opener Dan Freeman (3-47) each collected three scalps in Grantham’s victory.  Neil Stevenson (2-33) and Karanjit Bansal (1-33) contributed with the ball and it was a tidy performance by the Grantham fielders.  With Jordan Temple unable to bat due to injury, Grantham collected full points after the ninth wicket fell and now have a safety net of 45 points between them and 8th place, Market Rasen.  Grantham make the long journey to Louth next week hoping to take their unbeaten streak to 5.

2nd XI Match Report – 8th August 2015

Belton Park 1st XI arrived as favourites when they took on Grantham 2nds at Gorse Lane after dishing out a drubbing earlier in the season, but Grantham were in no mood to roll over this time. Batting first, Grantham put the Belton bowlers under severe pressure and unfortunately Belton’s bowlers wilted as Grantham piled on the runs with a complete top order performance. Runs came from Stewart Mudie (41), Matthew Wing (39), Danny Ashley (42) providing support for the classy James Cameron-Clarke who compiled 74, dispatching the deflated Belton bowlers to all parts of the Gorse Lane and beyond to amass 262.

Belton’s reply didn’t get any better and they were effectively out of the running after being reduced to 8 for 4 with Danny Ashley blowing away the top order. Belton bimbled along to 160 before Rahul Kumar and Louis Greetham picked up 2 wickets each to seal an emphatic victory.