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Disappointing day for both teams
Jul 19, 2018, 1:05 pm


Saturday 14th July saw Whickham CC visit the “REC” for the first team fixture, on a very warm day in the middle of the heat wave, Whickham CC won the toss and elected to bat on a dry track and the outfield was very quick.

Our opening bowling attack of Dean Greaves and Cory Milburn bowled a very good opening spell which restricted the visitors scoring only 1.5 runs an over for the first 15 overs. Opener Armstrong battled through and saw off opening spell and he eventually finished out on 59, Lancaster was the only other notable scorer with 40. Our main damage was done by our spin bowlers Scott and Mark who used the surface to their benefits.

Whickham eventually totalled 180 off their 50 overs for 9 wickets, our bowlers Dean Greaves 1 wicket for 32 runs, Cory Milburn 1 wicket for 19 runs, James Richards 0 wickets for 40 runs, Scott Maddison 4 wickets for 61 runs and Mark Lawrence 3 wickets for 18 runs.

Our run chase started badly with opener Matty Tanney out for a duck that brought Captain Adam Peacock to the crease with the other opener Callum Milburn. Callum did not take a backward step and he played some fantastic shots, enough for Whickham’s captain to remove both of the opening bowlers from the attack, the score was moving on a good pace, with some beautiful shots being played. At 97 for 1 Callum was out bowled by spinner Davidson for a great 74 and Captain Peacock was out for 22 and the batting collapse started, with a blink of an eye we went from 97 for 1 to 138 all out not a good effort, we had four players who scored 0 and four others who scored 12 or less.

Credit to Whickham’s opening bowler M. Rodger who came back into the attack and caused problems with a great spell of bowling taking 5 wickets for 22 runs.

Whickham won by 43 runs.

Ashington Rugby CC 6 points and Whickham 29 points.

Our 2nd team was away at league leaders Kirkley CC we won the toss and our captain decided to bowl which surprised Kirkley who batted on their small ground with the wicket being near the edge of the square leaving a short boundary. Youngster Owen Mason took his first wicket for the club removing their opener. Kirkley scored 242 for 8, C. Rowe scoring 36, C. Farrley 99 and A. Horner 32, a tough day in the field in the red hot heat.

Our run chased started well we had 81 on the board after 9 overs with both openers still at the crease, things were looking good until we lost captain Rosser on 51 soon after Dean Hardy was out 41. P. Milburn out for 25 then our batting quickly collapsed leaving us 181 all out.

Kirkley won by 62 runs.

Kirkley CC 30 points and Ashington Rugby CC 9 points.

Tea Room Improvements
Jul 16, 2018, 6:57 pm

A big thank you to the ECB Small Grants Scheme 2018, in supporting our club after taking part in the 2018 All Stars.

We renewed 8 tea room tables and 30 chairs.

What a difference it makes.

Our club endeavours to upgrade our facilities/fittings/equipment each year, this is our little upgrade this season.

We also purchased two 3 seater benches which we will put on the embankment side on to our cricket square.

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Midweek fixture update
Jul 12, 2018, 12:15 pm

The midweek league has now broken into two sections and our remaning games are as follows;

12th July - Free Week

19th July - Percy Main (Home)

26th July - Backworth (Away)

2nd August - Alnmouth & Lesbury (Away)

9th August - Blyth (Away) 

Both captains hit a hundred in two wins
Jul 11, 2018, 12:53 pm


Saturday 7th July a key week for both teams the 1st team away to Whitley Bay and the 2nd team at home to Wooler 1st team. Another little complication was the England Quarter Final game against Sweden both teams started an hour earlier so they could watch the match at tea time.

1st team had to try to get back to winning ways after two back to back defeats against Berwick. We won the toss and elected to bat first we got off to a decent start with Matty Tanney and Callum Milburn, Callum was out for 26 and Captain Adam Peacock came to the crease looking to find some form, both batters played what was in front of them and built a good partnership. Matty was out for 62 and Adam hit a hundred and was eventually out for 116 a much need knock which we hope he can build on. Chris Harwood came in and scored 43 not out. This gave us our highest score of the season with 302 for 8 wickets.

Whitley Bay never really got going only N. Dolan 12, M. Harris 22 and G. Turnbull 38 scored double figures they were all out for 101, losing by 201 runs. Our Bowlers who did the damage were our opening attack of Dean Greaves with 4 wickets for 18 runs and Cory Milburn with 4 wickets for 50 runs.

Whitley Bay CC 5 points Ashington Rugby CC 30 points

Our 2nd team were put into bat by Wooler 1st team on another wicket like a road, quite a surprise to the Ash captain. Following up from 116 in the last game our captain Stu Rosser along with Dean Hardy opened up the batting they played quite defensive early on to the Wooler bowlers who bowled a good line and length and gave nothing away. Stu and Dean stayed together for 33 overs before Dean was out bowled by Aitcheson he finished on 66, the captain built on last week where he posted another ton he was eventually out with 1 ball left in the innings finishing on 133 fantastic effort by both openers. When our innings ended we scored 238 for 3 off 40 overs.

Wooler lost a few wickets early on with Tom More taking 3 for 25 cheered on by the Rugby masses enjoying a drink after the England win. Wooler eventually finished their innings with a score of 139 for 6.

Ashington Rugby CC 28 points Wooler CC 3 points

Club extends All Stars for 2 weeks
Jul 10, 2018, 12:33 pm

We have extended the All Stars Cricket for an additional 2 weeks, due to popular demand from our children and parents. The additional 2 weeks will take us up to the week before the children break up for their summer holidays.

The additonal 2 sessions are Tuesday 10th and 17th of July 6pm to 7pm.

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All Stars week 3
May 28, 2018, 10:16 pm

The games planned for week three are as follows;

  • Space indvaders (Warm Up)
  • Around the milky way (Fielding)
  • Avoid the alien (Batting)
  • Star Gates (Bowling)

New all stars are welcome to come along and try out, starts 6pm on Tuesday night 29/5/2018.

All Stars
May 24, 2018, 11:55 pm

We had 13 All Stars at our second session on Tuesday 22/5/2018.

It was great to see all the children enjoying themselves and getting the parents involved was fun.

Ryan Pringle did a great job leading on the session.

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All Stars
May 8, 2018, 8:22 pm

Club has another sign up takes us to the magic 10, we are hoping for some more following more networking with our Rugby Club mini section. 

We go live on Tuesday 15th May 6pm till 7pm.

1st Win again v Benwell & Wallbottle
May 8, 2018, 8:19 pm

Benwell & Walbottle were relegated from Division 2 last year and we knew we would have to be right on our game against a side accustomed to playing at a higher standard. With David Dent unavailable through work, Michael Adamson came up from the second team. We were otherwise unchanged from last week’s victory at Whickham.

Skipper Peacock lost his first toss of the year and Benwell unsurprisingly chose to bat first on a flat deck and a gorgeous day for batting. The changing room was livid at the prospect of bowling first in the mid-day heat, Mark Lawrence immediately began applying a vast number of sun tan lotions to protect his pale skin. Apparently applying factor 50 twice and then a top layer of 20 gets you factor 120 protection.

With Dent unavailable, James Richards took the new ball alongside stalwart Greaves. It was Richards who got the first breakthrough trapping Tomlinson lbw to a beauty which nipped back and trapped him in front of all three. Richards was now hitting his stride and had clearly found his line to the left hander, number 3 Denehy was fortunate to survive a number of close appeals before succumbing in identical fashion.

Lead by Reed, Benwell went on the counterattack in an attempt to alleviate the pressure, reed hit a number of fine cover drives off Greaves and the away side recovered somewhat to 20-2. Other than some movement through the air with the new ball the pitch was offering very little to the bowlers but we managed to contain the run rate through some good work from our opening bowlers.

Not to be left out Greaves soon got in on the action, taking the big wicket of Reed trapped LBW for 11. Lawrence came on for Richards who finished an impressive spell returning 10-13-2, such a big boost to have him back firing on all cylinders again.

Lawrence came into the attack looking to build on his 2-123 from last week…his troubles seemed long forgotten as he quickly settled into a rhythm. An aggressive line and consistent accuracy soon yielded results as Birrell fell LBW for 8. Lawrence was incensed a few balls earlier when he was convinced he had his man LBW, the umpire quite rightly turned down the appeal. Birrell was about 10 feet down the wicket on a sweep to a ball that hit him on the top of the knee roll, not out Mark.

Opener Bartram had dug in well amongst the fall of wickets at the other end, before a lapse in concentration lead him to go for a sweep shot to the shorter boundary and he was bowled for a structured 32. Bartram was visibly frustrated with himself as he made his way back. Benwell were 60-5 at this stage and well behind the curve on a flat deck.

With the more recognised batters back in the hut Lawrence & Cory Milburn continued to push home the advantage. Cory was bowling with good pace and getting a good response from the hard wicket. Harrington fell caught behind to a ball that grew on him and just caught the outside edge. A sharp catch from non-keeper, non-batsman Peacock.

Into the 40th over and Scott Maddison picked his bottom lip up off the floor to come and join the party. Cory had bowled well but wickets had dried up and the skipper brought on Maddison in an attempt to close out the innings. The two combined as Maddison pushed one past the right hander and Cory made an absolute meal of the easiest catch you will ever see at first slip. Cory a few overs before had dropped a chance to Lawrence which subsequently cost him a 5 wicket hall, Cory used to be our best fielder, used to.

Benwell closed on 89 all out which was a way behind par, credit to all of our bowlers who were superb when conditions were against them. Our batters now had a real opportunity to go out and win the game and take us to 3 from 3.

A special shout to Lewy Tanney who was outstanding in the field at mid-off, throwing himself around and probably saving 15-20 runs just on his own back. No doubt the pressure he managed to build helped our bowlers take those wickets. I don’t know whether it was the thrill of his new house or the new £2.50 sunglasses he was wearing, but more of the same next week please!

Peacock’s much better half got a hero’s welcome when she turned up with team ice lollies at half time. Good job James Richards was batting 10 as he had eaten 13 calippo’s and it wasn’t even 4:30pm.

Callum Milburn needed to leave early to make a night shift so was sent up the order for some licensed biffing alongside regular opener Harwood. The pair wasted little time, Harwood set the tone with a slashed drive for 4 off the first delivery.

The pair raced to 30-0 off 4 overs and the game was pretty much over as a contest. Callum (44 off 36) was in his winter net batting mode where everything he faced was getting carved up and over to the boundary. Luckily for everyone our captain is sensible enough not to let anyone see his winter net bowling mode, which consists exclusively of either half trackers / life threatening beamers. It was great to see Harwood back in nick also as he hit an equally fluent 37 off 47 balls, with some fine shots of his own. We chased the required 90 run target 0 down off 14 overs.

A great win but counts for very little at this stage. Another huge game next week as we travel to Blagdon who have also had a good start to their season.

Castle Scaffold Northern Limited - Cricket Ball Sponsor
May 6, 2018, 5:43 pm

A very big thank you to Ant Elliott and Michael Mitchell who secured our club an 8 match ball sponsorship deal with Castle Scaffold Northern Limited.

Give Michael a ring for anyone who requires scaffolding on 0191 259 1670.

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Ashington Rugby Club
Ellington Road
NE63 8TP
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 Main Sponsor for 2018
K Plastics is a local Ashington based company which offers all kinds of UPVC products from trims to sealants and cladding you can find the new unit/shop which is on the Jubilee Industrial Estate. We urge our members if you need any kind of plastic product pop along and see Chris and let him know where you are from and he will offer a discount.
Many thanks to Chris for his support, for last 7 seasons and this season coming.

Fantasy Cricket

Our club has signed up to the Fantasy Club Cricket for the 2018 season.

Club Clothing

Club clothing is provided by Kits for All (Planet Trophies) contact Richard at to order one off items as required or phone him on 0191 2680000

Personal Accident Insurance 

Your club recommends that all members consider signing up to their own Personal Accident Insurance.  Whilst serious injuries are thankfully very rare, however it is a possibility and members should consider taking such a policy out. 

Your club does not have personal accident insurance for its members.

If you are self-employed or do not benefit from a workplace sickness scheme with sickness pay you should consider this type of insurance especially if you are not fit enough to attend work, please ensure that any personal accident/sickness insurance you consider covers you playing club cricket. 

Function Room

The new extension provides a fantastic Function Room at Ashington Rugby Club, can sit 160 to 180, available for all types of parties and events, ring 01670 814123 for further information. Call Tuesday or Thursday between 7 and 9pm or Saturday between 1pm and 9pm or Sunday between 12 and 1.30pm. Or alternatively leave a message via our contact tab down the left hand side of this page. 

Who will score the most runs for the 2nd team in 2018

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 Club Events 2018
* All Stars Cricket our club has signed up and we will be hosting a free taster session on Tuesday 1st may 6pm till 7pm. First full session starting Tuesday 15th May 6pm till 7pm it will run for 8 weeks.

* Cricket nets Bede School Blyth starting Monday 29th January 7:30pm till 8:30pm up to and including 2nd April.

* AGM Sunday 21st January 6pm start, to be held in the clubhouse.


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