posted 7 Oct 2009, 13:49 by Steve Goldsmith   [ updated 30 Jul 2021, 09:31 ]

Restrictions lift.
From October 12th 2021. Indoor sport will continue as before as restrictions have been lifted following guidance from Government and ECB. We will continue with NO Spectators allowed but will continue to revue this.

Sessions will follow the same protocols as before. Please see below.
Remain Safe Everyone.

Winter Coaching sessions Covid Policy
  1. Please do not enter Taverham Hall for any session if you show any symptoms of Covid 19 as directed by Government guidelines, and please follow any directions given by your doctor.
  2. Players must only arrive no more than 10 minutes before a session and should not enter the premises until directed to.
  3. Players should arrive changed.
  4. Players should use the balcony for their kit and will pad up upstairs. Changing rooms will only be available for toilets and players should follow guidelines regarding numbers allowed in them at any one time.
  5. Players should adhere to the social distancing issued by Government guidance, both in the sports hall and on the viewing gallery.
  6. No showers will be available.
  7. Following ECB Guidelines, Spectators will not be able to enter the sports hall and watch.
  8. Players should use their own kit at all times
  9. All equipment will be cleaned before, during and after each session.
  10. Balls will be cleaned and substituted between sessions.
  11. All players and coaches must use sanitizer on entry. Players should bring their own sanitizer with them. 
  12. Exit will be a one way system via the corridor exit at the end of the changing corridor.

First England International for Red Mist Cricket

Former Red Mist Cricket Academy player, Oli Stone has been selected for England to tour Sri Lanka this winter. Oli has been working hard towards this target over the last few years with Northants and now Warwickshire. His success during the 2018 season has seen him recognised by the England selectors. We all wish him a successful tour and many more matches in the future.

Oli Becomes a Brummie

Former Red Mist Academy player, Oli Stone has signed a new contract with Warwickshire for 2017. After developing his game at Northamptonshire, along with other Red Mist Academy players on their Academy, and playing in the 1st XI in 2014 and 15, Oli has grabbed the chance to play in Division 1 and hopefully progress to possible international honours. We wish him well in his recovery from injury and to a successful 2017 with the bears

Treat Your Bat to What It Deserves

Norfolk Cricket Bat Company is based right on your doorstep in The Little Pavilion behing Great Witchinghams Cricket Ground near Lenwade.
Your bat is special to you, whatever the make, so deserves the best attention. This is the time to get it looking its best again after a hard season. Take it to David at Norfolk Cricket Bats for a refurb and have it looking like new again before you put it away for the winter or start using it again in the nets. Refurbs start from £35. Not a lot to pay for the most expensive piece of equipment in your bag to look like new again.

David can be contacted on 07796 141314

Norfolk Players turning it on for First Class Counties

Rob Newton returned to form with a century for Northants and Ollie Stone returned the compliment by bowling Paul Collingwood for a first ball duck last month, after Collingwood did the same to him on his debut. Matthew Plater has had centuries for Northants 2nd XI. Jaik Mickleburgh scored 146 for Essex and Callum Taylor has been scoring well in their 2nd XI. Various other former Academy players have been playing for County 2nd XI's. Matthew Taylor, Sam Hunt, Tom Oxley have all pay Northants 2's. Jack Timmins played for Norfolk as 12th man.
Tyler Murphy, Flynn Drinkell and Hundson De Lucchi played for Norfolk Under 17's in July. All of these players are Under 13. Good luck to them all.


Oli Stone captained England Under 19's to victory in the first test against South Africa.
Oli Stone is a former Red Mist Academy player, now under contract with Northamptonshire and after selection for England, was asked to be captain. Taking more wickets than anyone, he won man of the series too.

Matthew Taylor has travelled to South Africa with England Under 17's this week, where he will play and train with the squad during a two week period. there is a chance he will also captain the team.

Alex Patmore is another former Red Mist Academy player making his international caps count with Japan. Japan play in the ICC division 8 series. Alex has already had good scores including a century and we wish him well.

Mist Cricket Joins Facebook

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Oli Stone gets England Opportunity and Contract

Oli Stone, a former member of the Red Mist Academy and Vauxhall Mallards player, has been invited to join England Under 19's for training. After bowling at the England Lions before the match against West Indies, Oli was contacted by the Under 19 manager. Oli was also on Northamptonshires' Academy but has just been offered a two year, first class contract with Northamptonshire.

Callum Taylor, Will Rogers, Matthew Taylor and Matthew Plater Given Academy Places

Former Red Mist Academy players, Callum Taylor and Matthew Taylor of Swardeston, Will Rogers of Great Witchingham and Matthew Plater of Vauxhall Mallards, have been given places on Essex and Northamptonshires' Academies for the forthcoming year. Matthew Taylor, one of the best leg spinners for his age in the country, has also been selected as captain for South of England Under 15's and England Under 15's, whilst Callum has been selected for the South team too. They will play in the midlands in The Bunbury Festival, including one T20 match at Derbyshires County Ground. Matthew Plater has been training with England Under 17's.

David Ripley gives masterclass to Taverham Hall School’s young cricket stars
Former Northamptonshire wicket keeper David Ripley gave the young cricketers of Taverham Hall School the benefit of his long experience of the First Class game when he gave them a coaching masterclass.

Tom Poole takes a superb diving catch

Will Rogers off to India.

A cricket trip to India would be many players dream. The dream has come true for Will Rogers who goes in half term week. We will cover more from Will shortly.

Chris Brown at the top of his game

Chris Brown, after qualifying as ECB Level IV, has been asked to assist the lead coaches in the BJMT Elite Spin Bowling Programme in the absence of Peter Such (formerly Essex and England). This means that he is working with the top spin bowlers in the country at County and International Levels. Those spinners that attend the Spin Clinics on Mondays will testify that the level of spin coaching in Norfolk is of the highest standard. Congratulations to Browny.

Kanons go bang

New Kanon bowling/training machines have arrived and already started to show how invaluable these can be. County squads, skills groups, one to ones and pupils at Taverham Hall have started using the Kanons for skills gro
oving, fielding and catching and as an alternative bowling machine.

Red Mist Cricket Limited has purchase two of these machines.

Red Mist Batting Video

The Red Mist batting video is available for 12.99. For the young player wanting to practice grooving the shots they have learnt, this is a valuable resource. Shots are demonstrated by Steve Goldsmith and Chris Brown, showing you how they should look and you can practice them at home whilst watching young players from Red Mist nets in action. Are you on the Video? See it at Red Mist sessions upstairs on the balcony.

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