posted 7 Oct 2009, 13:49 by Steve Goldsmith   [ updated 21 Oct 2018, 07:33 ]
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.

Fast Bowling Course for 2018

Red Mist Cricket is offering Fast Bowling course for 2018. Details and forms are available on the Fast Bowling page

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.

Norfolk Cricketers Golf Society Launched

Norfolk Cricketers Golf Society has been formed to enable cricketers to play golf against each other throughout the year.
Players can play at anytime, against any player within the Society and at any golf course to gain a score counting towards the league.
Please see the rules page for full details and joining information.
Each year there will be a donation to a charity. This years charity is P.O.R.T.

More details can be found at
Red Mist Cricket Shoes
Red Mist Cricket Shoes will be available now at a special price.
Starting with a new rubber sole shoe made with a leather upper and phylon and TPU sole, have a super padded comfort inner sole and Red Mist branded upper and tongue. These shoes have non marking soles so are also suitable for indoor use.
£30.00 available in sizes 5 -11

Vauxhall Mallards Move.
Vauxhall Mallards Cricket Club are moving to ground share with Halvergate CC in 2014.
This is a great opportunity for both clubs and Junior coaching, in association with Red Mist Cricket, will continue at the new ground next season. Dates and evenings will be confirmed shortly as the two junior sections of the clubs join forces to create an even stronger junior section with the highest standards of coaching.
We look forward to seeing all our young players next season.

Vauxhall Mallards and Halvergate Cricket Clubs


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

Keep in touch with all that is going on at Red Mist by becoming a friend. Let us know how you are doing during the season and keep up to date on latest coaching and products available.

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.

Sad Loss of George Taylor

It was with great sadness that we learned of the loss of George to cancer on Saturday 18th February. He had been fighting this illness, supported by his family, for some time.
George has been a great supporter of Norfolk Cricket, following his sons Callum and Jordan to matches at all levels, and could always be relied upon for common sense comments on the boundary whilst standing back from it all and letting the boys do their stuff. He was a 'good 'ol boy' and will be missed by everyone that knew him. Our sympathies go to Jo, Nathan, Jordan, Callum and all the family.

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.

Adrian Blumfield

ELDRICAN LTD, 34 Crown Street, Methwold, Norfolk IP26 4NR

Tel: 0845 630 7798
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.

Red Mist Newsletter.
The new newsletter is out now and available to download below.

Red Mist Cricket goes Limited in April 2010.
Peter Hunt and Steve Goldsmith joined forces in April 2010 to create Red Mist Cricket Limited. This has given the business the opportunity to expand within the Taverham Hall School Sports Hall
and into Norfolk, offering even better facilities and quality of coaching to young people in the area.
The introduction of new technology will assist in the coaching of all players, plus the extra time available during the week will allow more people to enjoy the game.
Peter is the father of Sam Hunt, Norfolk under 13 and 14 wicket keeper, and has his whole family involved in club and county cricket in Norfolk. His specialist area is wicket keeping and he is ECB Level II qualified. Unfortunately Peter has had to leave the company due to his wifes illness, but he continues to to coach within Red Mist.