GCC Academy Awards and Match Report

The boys played their 2nd friendly against Challow & Childrey on the Sunday morning of the President’s Day, a rematch following GCC’s emphatic win in their first friendly back in July. Challow, no doubt seeking a stronger performance fielded a strong and more experienced side which saw them win 268 v 248, but no where near our boys 102 run margin on the first encounter, 285 to 183.

GCC’s team was selected to give match experience to those who’ll be eligible to play in next years Gauntlett Goblet tournament as many of this years Finalists are now, at 13, too old! The team with ages was:

Jonanthan Hurrell C, 12. (Newly crowned Captain and APotY taking over from Alex McGee this years Skipper and last years APotY), Alfie Gammer-Flitcroft wk, 12,  Haydn Whitehouse-Lloyd, 12, Jamie May, 11, Thomas Wedgebury, 10, Ray Prince, 10, Rowan Prince, 8, Max McGee, 8.

Challow won the toss and put Goring into bat. Jonny’s intelligent pairing saw Alfie and Haydn stride out, Alfie facing the first ball. Quality batting saw him quickly fire off a 4, Haydn a couple of good singles and despite accurate and pacey bowling, no loss of wicket – total 206.

Next in the 8 yr old’s, Max and Rowan, Max biding his time picking off 3 top notch singles, Rowan unfortunate to lose a wicket to what was a very good ball just skiffing the top of the bails. Good communication to defend the wicket meant that with extras 4 were added – 212.

Next Jamie and Thomas, these two reaping the reward of nets practice with their technique developing nicely, Jamie added 5 including a fab four. Thomas defending well meant that neither lost a wicket, – 219.

Last in, Jonny and Ray, confirming Jonny’s clever pairing they added 27 runs plus extras, both hitting 2 x 4’s, 2 x 2’s, Jonny just topping Ray by 1 single, – final total 248.

After tea Hurrell opened the bowling and claimed a wicket on his 6th ball conceding just a single 1-1 and a 4 per over average. Ray began his 3 overs and finished at 4.3 per over. Jamie 8.5 per, Max 9 per, Rowan the days best at 3.7 per and he took a wicket, Thomas 6.5 per, Haydn 5 per. Really excellent bowling claiming more wickets than Challow and keeping them at bay quite honestly. Alfie did a sterling job as wickey which no doubt he enjoyed, but your prowess as a bowler will be needed next season I think.

Overall a fine performance with maturity, patience and quality beyond their years saw the core of next years team surpass expectations – very well done!




As you know Players Medals were awarded to all who played for Goring this year:

Emil Tetzner-Harris

Jamie Steele (both still to receive their medals)

Max McGee

Haydn Whitehouse-Lloyd

Thomas Wedgebury

Rowan Prince

Jamie May

Robert Brown

Tom Castle

Christopher Humphreys

and in addition to their Medals recognition and GCC 2011 Academy Trophies to:

Alfie Gammer-Flitcroft – Rising Star

Ryland Hale – Clubman

Charlie Edwards – President’s Award

Owyn Tong-Jones – Best Wicket Keeper

Ray Prince – Best Bowler

Alex McGee – Best Batsmen

Jonathan Hurrell – Academy Player of the Year 2011.

Well done men – thanks for the great cricket this year, from all at GCC

… looking forward to next year will see more Gauntlett Goblet games and hopefully the Finals. For the U15’s a 1 day 8’s Tournament in the summer – details to follow….

Player of the Year Jonny Hurrell receiving his trophy


Father and Son - Pete and Charlie Edwards with the President's Award


Max McGee - 1st XI Captain 2024




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