Cricket Week

Cricket week at Cockfosters takes place during the second full week in August (2018 – Monday 13th to 17th August). This is where we have guest teams turning up for 5 full days of cricket…. It is a time where our community really comes together and gets in full celebration of Cockfosters Cricket Club. For our playing members, there is normally a game for everyone who makes themselves available….

Whether you’re a potential new member, local worker or resident you are all welcome to come along to the social and cricketing highlight of the year…. games start in the morning from 11-30am with, lunch, tea and plenty of evening refreshments ☺

Keep checking here for fixture information…

MONDAY – PRESIDENT’S DAY

President’s day is the opening event of Cricket Week. It is the most formal day of the five and players are asked to turn up for the game wearing a collar and tie. Traditionally dress in the evening is smarter than usual.

The President chooses an Invitation XI often made up of old players as well as prominent players from local clubs and further afield.

TUESDAY – OLD MINCHENDENIANS

The former Cockfosters 4th XI, now playing under their own banner in the Herts League, earned their invite to Cricket Week for the first time in 2012. We expect our opponents to keep up the tradition of this being a heavy after game night in the bar.

WEDNESDAY – DUNCAN ELDER’S XI

Duncan Elder always used to bring an XI for the Wednesday match until he joined the club as a player in 2008! After being replaced by a team from Setanta Sports in 2008, a team from Buntingford took up this slot. Now, with Duncan having joined Letchworth CC he is back with an XI to once again fill the Wednesday game.

THURSDAY – BOB COLE’S XI

Robert U. Cole is a former President of Southgate cricket club. He brings an invitation XI on the penultimate day of the week. Look out, this can be one of the toughest games of the week. 2012 was the 25th anniversary of this fixture.

FRIDAY – ROVING REPORTERS

Roving Reporters are the traditional end of the week fixture. They are a local touring side and provide a good end to the week. Friday is traditionally a big day at the club with a good crowd of spectators and is a great day to get the family along. What better time to finish work early! The week closes with a BBQ and usually a disco, players of course being mindful of Saturday league games.

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