Youth

Youth Update

By Mark Bird | June 12, 2020

Hi everybody! I’m not sure that my first update for youth cricket as the youth coordinator was supposed to be like this. I was supposed to be reporting on how the sun was shining, how the All Stars were progressing at Compton Park and how our newly formed U9s team was getting on in training […]

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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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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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Junior Coaching at Cogenhoe CC

By Mark Bird | July 13, 2017

With the 2017 season now mid way through, before we know it, the season will be finished and thoughts will be turning to winter training. With this in mind I thought I would take the time to let you know that we have now released the courses along with dates we will be running prior […]

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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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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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U13 vs. Old Wellingburians

By Mark Bird | July 4, 2017

OW’s U13s arrived at Cogenhoe having only played once this season due to bad weather or unavailability. Cogenhoe were reduced to 10 players due to a late illness withdrawal but there was some optimism that our opponents would be equally inexperienced. OW’s batted first and rotated their batsmen to give some of the boys a […]

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U11 vs. Saints – 2nd July 2017

By Mark Bird | July 4, 2017

Saints U11s were the visitors to the Compton International Arena on Sunday. A good crowd was in as Saints won the toss and elected to bowl first. I’m not going to dwell too much on today’s performance as there were some good bits, some developmental bits and plenty of indifferent bits across the board. Saints […]

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Match Report: U13 vs. Heyford 19th June 2017

By Mark Bird | June 20, 2017

The U13s hosted Heyford looking to a] build on the positive performance the week before against Saints and b] see if we could complete the U11 & U13 win double over Heyford on the same weekend. It was clear from the toss when the 6 foot tall Heyford skipper shook hands with Jake that it […]

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Match Report: U11s v Heyford – 18th June 2017

By Mark Bird | June 19, 2017

The morning got off to a bad start as Umpire Charlie had gone to Heyford for the U11s latest match, with Coach Matt looking sheepish as he had forgotten to tell him that the match had been swapped to Bugbrooke’s ground the day before! Good job it was only a mile or two up the […]

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Match Report U13’s vs. Saints – 12th June

By Mark Bird | June 13, 2017

After the season-low showing against Horton House two weeks ago, the U13s travelled to Saints looking to put in an improved all-round performance against a Saints team littered with their developmental/squad players to keep the game [hopefully] competitive. Saints came out to bat with intent and with a quick outfield, it meant that the Cooks […]

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U11’s vs. Horton House

By Mark Bird | June 7, 2017

Horton House U11s visited Compton Park on Sunday morning, with the Cook’s in high spirits following their win in the previous match. A good practice session on the previous Tuesday evening also led to optimism for a good performance. The Horton skipper called correctly and the Cooks were asked to bat as the crowds began […]

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