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A square measure

Notebook: 29 July 2017 |  VOLUNTARY WORK | THE C-WORD In 2006, spurred on by England Cricket’s epic Ashes win in 2005 and his love of sport, my eldest son Joe who was 11 at the time, joined the local village cricket club. He had a natural aptitude for the game and soon found himself playing for the Under 13 age group team and I was roped in as team ‘manager’. Most amateur sports clubs depend on an army of volunteers to help out – be it ground maintenance, making teas or, as in my case, ensuring that 11 youngsters were organised and turned up for matches on the right day and at the right time. They were a good bunch of boys (and girls) and they clicked as a team, enjoyed themselves and always seemed to do well. I remained manager and followed them through from U13s to U15s to U17s and in 2011 their hard work and achievements culminated in them winning the Junior Carter Cup, a knockout competition featuring the best U17 teams …


Notebook: 10 August 2016 | VIDEO | MUSIC | TYPOGRAPHY | THE C-WORD Some of you will know that I’m a bit of a cricket fan. England play their 4th and final test match against Pakistan at The Oval in London tomorrow (Thursday 11 Aug 2016) and to promote it the ECB have released a clip of England captain Alastair Cook scoring his century against Pakistan at The Oval back in 2010. But the ECB have had a bit of fun and they’ve presented the video with a 1960s vibe including a very cool soundtrack, The Bewitching Hour from 60s jazz pianist David Lee (who also wrote music for the cult tv show, The Avengers) and stills of Alastair Cook shown as a pastiche of old jazz album covers pictured above and below. You can watch the clip here. In the words of The Fast Show‘s Jazz Club presenter: ‘Niiice…’

Our cricket club website clocks up 25,000 views in under 6 months

Notebook: 24 August 2015 Earlier in the year we put together a new website for our local village cricket team in Garboldisham. The site went live in March and has been really well received by the club and its members and in under 6 months we’ve already clocked up 25,000 views! The site is always kept up-to-date with match fixtures, results and reports, photos, stats, quotes, member profiles and lots of other goodies. You can see our website for the club at It’s built in WordPress and uses a lovely, clean, modern theme (template) called Zuki developed by Elma Studio in Germany/NZ. We liked the theme so much that we used it for this updated Gilburt and Paul website as well.