Cosgrove Cricket

An early cricket match in 1820

Northampton Mercury 30 September 1820

On Monday the 18th inst. A Grand Cricket Match was played, between eleven gentlemen amateurs Cosgrove, this county, against eleven gentlemen amateurs of Castle Thorp, in the county of  Buckingham, for a considerable sum money; after a most severe and well contested game (in which individual and collective talent shone conspicuously), the former proved victorious. The ascension of Lunardi, in his balloon, some years since, collected an immense concourse, but the number of the spectators this occasion the exceeds the power of the pen to describes.—This well-contested match was decided in favour Cosgrove, by four runs only.

Wheatleys Batting award
1971 to Albert Kightley

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Based in the railway town of Wolverton in North Buckinghamshire, Wolverton Town CC was founded by staff from the Railway Works in 1894. In 1901, they settled at their home ground in Osborne Street where they continue to play today. This comprehensive and fascinating book is a labour of love written by former Railway Works employee and Wolverton Town CC player Colin Kightley. It charts the highs and lows of Wolverton Town CC, including being homeless at the turn of the century and becoming Champions of the Northants County League in 1972. It contains full statistics for all players who have represented the Club between 1894 & 2011 and gives a detailed account of the Wolverton KO Cup, one of the oldest cricket knockout competitions in the country. In addition, match reports from the finals of the Railway Shops Competition.

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