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03 Jan 2017 : Practice Nets at GX

Dear Member,

It has come to our attention that the nets are being used during the Winter months.

The Groundsman has requested  that the nets are left alone and not used until they have been serviced and prepared for use -   this will be sometime in early April and we will inform members in due course when they are operational.

Thank you for your co-operation.

GXCC Committee

10 Jul 2016 : U10s win Kwik Cricket Tournament

GX U10s 239-5 beat Cookham Dean U10s 234-4 in the 6 over tournament final

The GX team  was: Oli Henry, Robbie Davies, Robbie Spittal (left before semi), Max Mowle (left before final), Anshiv, Rohan, Toby Hewson.

We entered the 15 team tournament on Sunday 3rd July – generously hosted by Woburn Cricket Club.

Teams were in three groups: winners of each progressed to the semi final plus the best third place.

GX won their four six over a side group games with ease:

GX 198-0 beat Beaconsfield 136-1

GX 161-1 beat Holmer Green 90-6

GX 160-0 beat Farnham Common 117-5

GX 206-0 beat Wooburn 127-1

In the semi final GX faced Bledlow Ridge who had also won all four games. In a tight match GX 147-0 beat Bledlow Ridge 138-4 (net 118).

In the final GX faced a very good Cookham Dean team.

We bowled first – and Toby took a diamond duck (wicket first ball) – but then Cookham were to hit a six and two fours. They then made the mistake of hitting it to Anshiv who doesn’t drop catches.

Fielding well we were keeping the runs down. Anshiv took another catch – and Oli stopped a certain boundary. The innings was coming to a close – it was hard to score runs – when Rohan took a fabulous catch. Last ball of the innings – no ball, 3 scored. Another ball was needed – and Robbie Davies took a wicket – caught and bowled. The innings closed on 134.

Batting first were Oli and Max – they struggled to get off the crease such was the bowling. Max was bowled and the innings was on just two runs with two balls left. Max – then hit two fours with consecutive balls. 110 after the first pair

Anshiv and Rohan came into bat. Anshiv can hit it well – he hit a six, a four. Was then caught out!

We were on 118 with two overs left. In strode Toby and Robbie Davies.

Toby hit a four, then another. Then foolishly the boys ran themselves out. Robbie hit a four.

Then controversy! Attempting a run out – Cookham Dean threw the ball against a hat – that the bowler had lazily left on the ground. Penalty – five runs.

Into the final over we needed 8 to win. We hit a two, then a four. Then disaster struck, a no ball – the boys ran – and again were run out! We still needed 6 to win. Two balls left.

Toby hit a four. Last ball. Two to win.

Bowler comes in Toby hits it – one run scored. But wait……four overthrows! And a no ball run given – suddenly we are five ahead – with another ball to face.

Toby needs to just stay in – not lose his wicket. A great ball – but Toby plays safe. Match won by 5 runs…..the hat saved the day.

An amazing day – well done the boys – our first trophy of the season is now in the cabinet.

The five runs we received because of the hat incident meant that it was a moral draw. Managers agreed that both teams should get winners medals.

The Woburn hosts were thanked –they had put on a brilliantly well organised festival. Well umpired and well run.

GX under 10s had won their first trophy of the season.

24 May 2015 : Code of Conduct
Dear Members

I just wanted to remind all players and parents that as club we have a code of conduct that we expect all members and spectators to abide with. This code can be found on our website, we also want to play aggressively but fairly as set out in the MCC Spirit of Cricket. I hope you are enjoying the season so far and wish you well for the rest of the season.

Kind regards

Chairman GXCC