Grudge Match

By Mark Bird | September 21, 2017

This fixture was hotly anticipated after the fiery first game earlier in the season where the Cooks came away defiant winners. Sadly the weather once again wanted to get involved and the doomsayer weather radar apps showed a front sweeping towards Northamptonshire.  The Second XI, while admiring the excellent facilities, were buoyed by Captain Bird […]

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By Mark Bird | September 10, 2017

The Second XI made the trip to Higham Ferrers II for their second to last game of the season. Confidence was high after securing promotion the previous weekend however confidence in the weather was more dubious! Forecasts from a range of weather sources, including scouts in Wellingborough and Kettering, put the game in real jeopardy. […]

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Mission Accomplished

By Mark Bird | September 5, 2017

The seconds headed to scenic Boughton to face bottom team Horton House IV’s with the knowledge that one win from their final three games would secure promotion back to Division 10 of the NCL. Skipper Mark won the toss, the inevitable call followed. Bowling first on an extremely grassy track with a wealth of available […]

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Cooks Bowlers Dominate

By Mark Bird | August 21, 2017

Burton Latimer thirds visited Compton Park for the seconds final home game of the 2017 season, with blustery conditions being the order of the day. Stand in skipper Ryan lost the toss, the opposition chose to bat, given that they only had 9 players present at the time.  Changes were needed to the attack as […]

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Boredom Threshold Breached

By Mark Bird | August 16, 2017

In a quiet week for news and activity on the Cogenhoe Cricket Club website, it was fitting that possibly the most boring game of cricket in club history took place on Saturday 12th August at Compton Park.  With the President’s Day BBQ looking to start at 6pm, Dan had high hopes of getting the game […]

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Double Feature

By Mark Bird | August 8, 2017

Bringing you two reports in one!! Normal Service Resumed (vs. Overstone Park IV 5th August 2017) A weather forecast of early afternoon showers heralded the visit of Overstone Fourths to Compton Park. Skipper Mark won the toss and you guessed it, invited the opposition to bat. The innings only lasted 3 overs until the predicted […]

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Grudge Match: Parents vs. Juniors

By Mark Bird | July 26, 2017

The last junior practice of the season was scheduled to be the grudge match of the season….the parents and coaches playing the Juniors in a pairs match. There were a few kids excited to be bowling against their mums and dads and there was certainly one or two apprehensive parents in the ranks. There were […]

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Rain Ruins Game with Leaders

By Mark Bird | July 24, 2017

A poor weather forecast was the last thing both teams wanted when table toppers Finedon Dolben IV visited Compton Park. The visitors won the toss and predictably invited the Cooks to bat. The first 20 overs were forgettable with 5 batsmen back in the hutch for only 45 runs. The Finedon bowlers being on top […]

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U11 vs. Old Wellingburians 17th July 2017

By Mark Bird | July 18, 2017

With most of the U11s having played in the tied U13 game at Brixworth on Monday night, the crowd [well, the coaches anyway] were hoping for a slightly less exciting finish from the visit of Old Wellingburians to a cloudy Compton Park for the last home match of the season. Having won the toss and […]

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U13 vs. Brixworth – 10th July 2017

By Mark Bird | July 12, 2017

The U13s travelled to the splendid Dallas Burston Ground in Brixworth with the possibility of a 4-win weekend on the cards, with the senior 1’s, 2,s and junior U11s all already having won over the weekend. It would take some digging into the history books to find the last time it happened – if ever […]

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Seven Up!

By Mark Bird | July 10, 2017

Just two changes for the seconds as they made the trip to Burton Latimer to play their resurgent third string, which included octogenarian Malcolm Craddock. Skipper Mark again won the toss and chose to bowl on a well prepared track that might favour the batsmen. The Burton openers patiently built a half century stand until […]

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U11 vs. St. Crispins & Ryelands – 9th July 2017

By Mark Bird | July 10, 2017

After last weeks disappointment with the basics in all areas letting us down the message this week in the pre-match team talk was all about keeping things simple and focusing on the basics. Anya lost the toss and we were put into bat on the artificial wicket on a glorious sunny morning. The opening pair […]

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