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

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.