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MYSTERY SPINNER ENSURES TIGHT FINISH

Russeller strokes another sumptuous blow

BAYSHILL CC 148 for 6 TGCC 150 for 7 TGCC won by 3 wickets Some fixture cock-up shenanigans had us pitted against a pleasant bunch from somewhere round Cheltenham who fielded a team with a considerably wider age distribution than

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ASHFIELD JR. INSPIRES 14 RUN WIN THRILLER

TGCC 185 for 8 WOODBOURNE 171 all out TGCC win by 14 runs 25 degrees and a pleasant setting for Grafton’s fifth run out in the League.  Last man to arrive was the captain – one presumed, given the recent

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RUSSELL BEATS EXHALL SINGLE-HANDEDLY

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TGCC 211 for 5 EWCC 136 a/o TGCC won by 75 runs Irony of ironies – for the first time since Pontius was a Pilate we have a glut of players ready to throw themselves into a friendly fixture –

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HARVEY & JAMES AVERT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

LEAMINGTON 4THS 273 for 9 TGCC 97 a/o A game of two distinct halves – neither, alas, owned by Grafton.  The second so conclusively so that it took James, of all number elevens, to bring a microscopic shred of respectability

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KILLIAN TON KILLS GAME

Tom Husselby mistimes another drive

The unique bucolic charm of Stanway – nestled somewhere under Snowshill Hill, adjacent to the heritage Gloucestershire Steam Railway and with a pavilion thatch that attracts a biblical pestilence of insects – it is quite some place to visit on

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LAST BALL TEST MATCH THRILLER

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TGCC 303 for 6 dec & 212 for 6 dec SHENSTONE COLLEGE OB 262 for 8 dec and 252 for 9 SHENSTONE WIN BY 1 WICKET For anyone with a short attention span or no interest in proper cricket, don’t go

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TT & 12 MATES WATCH ONE SIDED MATCH

LEAMINGTON LEMMINGS 273 for 4 TEMPLE GARFTON 174 all out TGCC LOST BY 99 RUNS It’s a rare thing crediting Thompson with foresight, good judgement and perspicacity, but on Sunday he chose wisely to park himself on a bench with

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PHOENIX RISE TO VANQUISH YOUNGS MEN

PHOENIX RFC CC 251 FOR 5 TEMPLE GRAFTON 230 FOR 9 LOST BY 21 RUNS An arse-rippingly hot day, a toss won and collective groans as we trudge out to field.  Within four overs the game, at 41 for 0,

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

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TGCC 162 for 5 GREAT ALNE 139 all out TGCC WON BY 23 RUNS Seven, yes seven, players rocked up for our hosting of Great Alne (who had the more traditional eleven) in the forecast 30 degrees of heat. Looking

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T20 SNAKEPIT AND MANGO BEER

OFFENHAM 129 for 4 TEMPLE GRAFTON 128 for 8 Offenham won by 1 run “Hmm. I’m not so sure about the fruity beer” remarked Craig Atherton on leaving the pre-match micro-brewery. “That was mango beer. It’s a hallucinogen” replied Young.

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