Results – Played 13, Won 12, Lost 1.
2013 was a season to remember for many reasons..
– Best overall Results for the team on record, just one loss.
– Not losing until Holidays took their toll of the team in August.
– A new record opening partnership, 267. Ben Link and Rob Sharp.
– Jo Moore is first GCC player to score 3 hundreds in 3 consecutive innings .
– Jo also set GCC’s new record highest score 158.
– Rob Sharp reaches 10,000 runs for the team.
This was awarded to Edward Gillespie for his efforts for many years now of organizing our fixtures. He is has been a main contact for the Oppostion in the week of a game to ensure the game is on, and a weather liaison with the Captain and opposition as the English Weather makes games uncertain.
Young players –
Thomas Mynett played regularly and kept wicket well and won young player trophy, James Sharp bowled many economical overs and won Captain player award and also the Bowling trophy. Many other Juniors who have been with us since a young age also made their debuts.
Many players chipped in with wickets, Ned Nicholson-Smith got the only 5-for, which was his first, Capt Hearn and James Sharp topped the wicket-taking list.
Rob Sharp won the batting award, again, with lots of runs Jo Moore, at 16 years old, made startling progress with his first score over fifty turning into his first adults century, followed by two more hundreds, one of them set the new GCC record highest score. Ben Link scored his first ever century and in total 8 centuries were scored.
Craig Sprigmore had to wait, padded up, 38 overs for a bat vs Tewkesbury.!
Keeping it in the Family –
It all went a bit Sharp over at Winchcombe, where 5 Sharps, all the same family, played in the same game. Rob with his four sons Harry (21), Joe (19), James (15) and Ali (nearly 13, making his debut). Rob nearly got a hundred, and Ali the youngest bowled nice and straight at the end to pick up 3 wickets on his debut.!
In a great family throwback to the Freemans and Brimbles era, we had two Father and Sons playing in the same game, at Childswickham. Craig and son Luke Sprigmore along with Rich and son Dan Major.