Double delight for Cooks

Last weekend saw some excellent performances and two wins for our senior teams.

The first team were away at Desborough II and got off to a great start when Dan actually won a toss! Bowling first Cogenhoe restricted the hosts to 143 all out with all of the bowlers taking wickets with Nick Lester 3-33 and Gareth Tompkins 2-26 the pick of them.

The Cogenhoe reply was going along very smoothly with Dan 51 and Wayne Gardner 22 seeing them towards the hundred mark with just one wicket down.

A mini collapse saw three quick wickets fall but Gareth Tompkins with 33 and 16 not out from Fletcher Callaghan  steadied the ship and helped the Cooks to a 5 wicket win in the 32 nd over. This win saw the Cooks move into second place in division 7 and still have a game in hand over their promotion rivals. This weekend sees the Cooks entertain one of those rivals  Harlestone  and will mark the half way point of the season and on the evidence of the first 8 games there is much to be optimistic about.

The seconds were at home to Wellingborough Old Grammarians III in a game that started like a T/20 game and finished like a test match. Having lost the toss Cogenhoe were asked to bat and started quite steadily reaching 12 without loss , but a mad 10 minute spell saw them reduced to 15-4. This brought to the wicket stand in skipper Ryan Knight and Matt Morrissey and they put together a quite magnificent partnership of 167 to take Cogenhoe from the jaws of defeat  to almost certain victory . Ryan played a superb captains innings hitting the ball very hard and to all points of the ground and made the most of the dropped chances to score 101 from just 86 balls that included 4 sixes and 15 fours. Matt was equally as punishing with his 79 coming from 66 deliveries and containing 2 sixes and 14 fours. The pair took Cogenhoe from 15 -4 after 8 overs to 182 -5 after 30. Adam Lee-Brown with 15 no was the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Cogenhoe eventually finished on 238-9 from their 45 overs.

OG’s made no attempt to challenge that total and the early loss of two wickets further dented their lack of ambition.Cogenhoe’s opening pair of  Syd Mason 8-4-6-1 and Adam 7-3-5-1 gave nothing away and were backed up by some excellent fielding as eventually OG’s ground out 128-5 from their 45 overs with Dave Patrick taking 2-12. A much needed morale boosting win for the seconds and an excellent skipper debut from Ryan, who has set a high standard as the seconds visit fellow strugglers Mears Ashby II this Saturday.

8 thoughts on “Double delight for Cooks”

  1. Malcolm Browning

    What a pleaseure it was to watch Gaz get 8. Drooped 3 times until he found the unfortunate 4th person……who could catch.

    Dan……nice knock……but a straight ball……..! Was it just a good ball or the fact your a fat balding git who wanted to slog everything!

    Gardner…….sublime! Ball pitched on leg and swang to 3 feet outside off……..a worse batsman would have missed it!!!

  2. Opposition Umpire

    Did anyone see that square leg Cogenhoe have got……………never a 2 to him!!!!!

    Looks like a fat stig of the dump though!!!

  3. What a silly question!!!!!

    Hes captain dont you know and theres trophies to be won!

    He came on to bowl when they were……er………………8 down!

    Yep he got the last 2 wickets!!!!!

    I believe he walked off saying “thats why im captain if the rest of you useless, noball, wide throwing, bowlers cant finish it off”

    Alex/Kruger…any comment.

  4. Charles Bryant

    well done to Ryan and Matty for agreat batting display that turned around the game for the seconds, great bowling from Sid and Adam.

  5. Gareth Goddard

    God im shattered!!!! After my day in the pub on thursday “striking” i had to go back to work friday!!!!!!

    Nobody could see my placard for some reason as i couldnt quite lift it high enough…….not sure why!!!

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