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Firstly, don’t be fooled by the title of this blog. Upswinger is a Cricket Blog about Goring Cricket Club in Oxfordshire, sponsored by Pimp My Stumps



If you are considering playing and want to know a little more about the Club, please contact Ollier Carrier (Club Captain) via : olly_carrier@hotmail.co.uk .

We can then walk you through our teams and the matches we play including Berkshire League cricket, local friendlies, our Devon cricket tour – and overseas tour –  and the “GCC Ultras” – our own Twenty20 squad. We also have indoor and outdoor nets with coaching courtesy of Performance Cricket. Net sessions are split for both the senior members and our younger members, The Cricket Academy.

Also, take a look around this site to get a feel for what we are about.

Goring CC is a progressive cricket club embracing a concept we call “Cricket First”. Our goal is to grow the Club, starting from the Academy. In 2011, we regularly had 40 Academy members at the outdoor coaching sessions throughout the summer.

In 2012, via The Ultras, we also cater for those players who perhaps cannot commit to eight hours on a weekend, via the shorter format.

League and Sunday cricket continues to thrive, playing in Division One of The Berkshire League on a Saturday and having a regular selection of local Sunday friendly fixtures, minimising travel.

Regular articles appear on the blog section – see the tabs at the top of the page. Other features, videos, pictures etc. can be found on the other tabs.

Down the right hand side are various other data sources, like;

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  • Twitter Feed – follow us at @upswinger for short news items and live match reports – over on the right is a simple feed of our Twitter posts
  • Categories – slowly we shall categorise the  200+ posts we’ve had on the blog so you can search for your favourites
  • Site Screens – Jamie Vic searches the internet so you don’t have to. Perfect Friday afternoon “work”
  • Archives – month by months blog postings
  • Site Hits – how many visitors since March 2010 – we’re averaging 1,800 hits a month. We need to overtake another Goring website  which I wont publicise, but we are getting very close...(WE DID IT!!!)


The Great Goring Cricket Amnesty: Better than Gower?

Take a look at our squad and you will realise that you don’t need to be 25 or under to play. Dig out your whites again and come along to nets.



5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mick van Hoestraaten on February 10, 2011 at 10:53 am

    After being over looked by the KNCB (Dutch cricket board) for the upcoming world cup – team is full of South Africans and not naturalised Dutch players such as myself – I am reassessing my options, I would be willing to play for GCC under the following conditions;

    Open the batting every game (excepting the reverse order presidents game)
    Option to bowl during overcast ‘swing assisting games’
    Must always be referred to as bowling with a ‘heavy ball’
    Teas must be made with a minimum of 10 eggs and mini chocolate swiss rolls must always be available
    Not required to train, will appear only 10 minutes before the game – have no concept of sight screens
    Free membership to the ‘Soashe’ leisure facilities
    Contract null and void if the word ‘buffet’ is ever mentioned
    Not required to talk or listen to anyone called Butterfield
    Unavailable for the following games; Woodcote, Streatley

    I trust the above conditions can be met, looking forward to discussing personal terms


  2. Posted by Jonny Westcar on February 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Yer in – see you 12.50pm on the 7th May.


  3. Posted by Ollie Carrier on February 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    is that the same contract Chris Lewis signed?


  4. Posted by TM Wahl on May 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Our son is 12yrs old and we’re wondering if you offer training/matches for this age group.


  5. Thanks TM Wahl – we sent you an email!


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