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ECB announces new safety measures for helmets
Nov 29, 2015, 5:59 pm

For Immediate Use


ECB announces new safety measures for helmets within professional and recreational cricket


The ECB Board today endorsed changes to the regulations governing the use of helmets across the professional and recreational game.


From next season, all male and female cricketers playing in professional cricket matches will be required to use helmets which meet the latest British safety standard.


The key changes will apply to batsmen facing all types of bowling, wicket-keepers standing up to the wicket and fielders closer than eight yards from the batsman’s middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side. 


ECB is also recommending that all recreational cricketers wear helmets which meet the latest British safety standard from next season. The use of protective headgear is already mandatory for all Under 18s within the recreational game.


Full details and amended regulations will be published in the New Year.


The changes follow a joint review by the ECB and the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) of existing safety guidance and are designed to reduce the risk of head and facial injuries within the game. Key measures which ECB has recently taken in this area include:

  • Forming an ECB Cricket Safety Working Group which reviews risks to safety and the well-being of players and spectators.
  • Re-defining the role of the ECB Chief Medical Officer to enable greater emphasis to be placed on injury surveillance and research into the safety of the game.
  • Setting up an Emergency Care Working Group to improve training and provision of emergency care standards at FCCC, Second XI and training venues.
  • Introducing new concussion guidelines via the ECB’s Sports Science and Medicine department. The department is also working with Birmingham University to conduct further research into concussion in cricket. 
  • Collaborating with the Loughborough Institute of Sport Technology, through sponsorship of a PHD researching helmet design, head injuries and safety in relation to cricket. 

ECB Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Peirce said: “We can see from our injury surveillance that cricket is not a dangerous sport in comparison to many other leisure activities. However, as we have seen in recent times, the cricket ball can cause significant injury and it is extremely important that players take the appropriate precautions when batting, keeping wicket or fielding close to the stumps.


“The latest cricket helmets have made significant strides in providing protection against potentially catastrophic injury and we would strongly advise all players to make sure their helmet conforms to the latest British Safety Standard. Today’s decision is a major step forward and will help make First Class cricket safer as well as sending a strong message to the recreational game about the importance of helmet safety.”


PCA Chief Executive Angus Porter said: “We welcome today’s decision on helmet use which is the product of a joint initiative between the PCA and ECB. It provides an excellent opportunity for professional cricketers to lead by example and drive greater awareness of the importance of player safety across the whole game.”


Notes to editors:


  1. Full details of the new regulations will be made available in due course via


ECB Helmet Regulations:Q and A



What do today’s changes mean for professional cricket?


The new regulations apply to all forms of professional match cricket and will require players to use a head protector which meets the latest British safety standard. Any player who does not wear compliant protective headgear will not be permitted to play.


This includes matches for all England teams and programmes, county first, second and academy XIs and Women’s Super League and County Championship teams. Helmet regulations for England’s disability cricketers will be reviewed shortly.


Who will be affected by these changes?


The changes, which have been introduced following a full-scale consultation and review by the ECB and the PCA, will apply to the following match situations in the professional game:


Batsmen (for all types of bowling)

Wicket-keepers while standing up to the wicket

Fielders closer than 8 yards from the batsman’s middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side.


What will these changes mean for Under 18s?

Under current rules for Under 18s, batsmen and wicket-keepers standing up to the stumps must wear a head protector. This rule will continue to apply, but it is now strongly recommended that all Under 18s who are in the ECB’s county age-group programmes and above should wear a head protector which meets the relevant latest British Safety Standard when batting, close fielding (except behind the wicket on the off-side) or wicket keeping standing up to the stumps.

What will these changes mean for recreational cricketers?

For adults over the age of 18 in recreational cricket, the wearing of head protectors by batsmen and wicketkeepers continues to be strongly recommended, preferably which meet the relevant latest British Safety Standard.

Where can I find the British Safety Standard approved helmet?


As of November 2015, there are more than 20 helmets from seven different manufacturers that meet the new standard. The full list of helmets meeting this standard (BS7928:2013), is available at


Do recreational cricketers need to buy a new helmet as a result of these changes?


No. It will not be mandatory for recreational players to buy a new helmet, but we strongly advise they check the safety standard before making any new purchases. Helmets should in any event be replaced after they have received a significant impact.



Full details and amended regulations will be published in the New Year.

Indoor Cricket League
Nov 12, 2015, 11:30 pm

We have entered the Indoor Cricket league again this year, the team will be captained by Cory Milburn, the fixtures are below;

18/11/2015 7pm Start - Mitford CC v Ashington Rugby CC

25/11/2015 8pm Start - Ashington Rugby CC v Ashington CC

9/12/2015  8pm Start -  Ashington Rugby CC v Ponteland CC

16/12/2015 9pm Start - Cramlington CC v Ashington Rugby CC

Please note the games starting 25/11/2015 were supposed to be at the new Ashington Leisure Centre, however it will not be ready on time, so we are waiting to here what the plan is going to be. The first week games will be played at the old Ashington Leisure Centre.

Fee is £3 per man per week.

2015 Record Breaking Season
Oct 26, 2015, 10:53 pm

2015 Season 1st Team Club Records Tumble


Highest points total in Northumberland Premier League at 404


Highest ever Northumberland Premier League placing at 3rd


Most wins in Northumberland Premier League at 11


Highest ever club score in Northumberland Premier League at 322 v Corbridge CC at the REC


Highest ever runs scored in a season by Adam Peacock at 902 with a 50.11average


Highest ever runs scored in match Adam Peacock 134 v Kirkley CC at the REC


Most hundreds in a season by a player Adam Peacock at 2 (128 & 134)


Most 50’s in a season by a player Adam Peacock at 6


Most consecutive 50 plus scores by a player Adam Peacock at 6 (95, 86, 134, 51, 81, 128)


Most 200 plus team scores in a season in Northumberland Premier League at 12


Most consecutive team scores of over 200 in Northumberland Premier League at 7 (16/5/2015 – 27/6/2015)


Most club players playing for the Northumberland Premier League team at 2 (Cory Milburn and Adam Peacock)

2015 Season Awards
Oct 26, 2015, 10:42 pm

Great turn out for our end of season awards night on Saturday 24th October at Ashington Rugby Club. 


1st Team

1st Team finished 3rd in the Premier Division our highest ever finish. 11 wins, we drew 5 games all effected by the rain, 3 of those we would have won. We took 78 batting bonus points 2nd highest in the league and 81 bowling points 5th highest in the league. We finished on 404 points.  

  • 1st Team 2015 Players Player Award-Adam Peacock.
  • 1st Team 2015 Bowler Award-Dean Greaves 45 Wkts @ 12.29 average, best figures was 5 for 15 against Clara Vale. Bowled 211 overs with 53 maidens (25.12%). 2 – 5 wicket hauls. Took 26.47% of the team wickets. Also a Hat-trick verus Blyth CC
  • 1st Team 2013 Batsman Award- Adam Peacock 902 Runs @ 50.11 average, Highest Score 134 against Bates Cottages, with 6 - 50s and 2 100s in 18 innings.


2nd Team

2nd Team finished 4th out of 12 teams in the 2 Division amassing 365 points winning 11 games. This being their 6th successive season in the top division for 2nd teams. We took 62 batting points and 64 bowling bonus points. Great effort considering that some games we played with 9 men. We also had to concede 1 game, however on a brighter note we had a big score where we actually declared after 29 overs on 280+ for 4 against Corbridge CC and then won by a big margin.

  • 2nd Team 2015 Players Player Award - Liam Lavery
  • 2nd Team 2015 Bowler Award - David Wanless Snr 29 Wkts @ 16.62 average, best figures was 6 for 24. Bowling 147 overs with 30 maidens (20.41%) 1 – 5 wicket haul. Took 23.97% of the team wickets.
  • 2nd Team 2015 Batsman Award - Liam Lavery 405 Runs @ 40.50 average.  Highest Score of 87 not out, with 3 – 50s in 12 innings.


Midweek Team

Midweek Team finished 3rd out of 10 teams in the league, with 51 points

Midweek RE Wood Shield 4th of 10 and then lost in the Semi Final

  • Midweek Team 2015 Bowler Award David Wanless Snr 14 Wkts @ 7.64 average, best figures of 5 for 17 runs
  • Midweek Team 2015 Batsman Award Cory Milburn 214 Runs @ 30.57 average, best score 74.

Cricket Square
Oct 2, 2015, 7:55 pm

The new grass is looking good after the area was covered with our 3 germination sheets, which we moved the on Thursday 1st October to another area of the square, hoping the growing weather stays with us a little longer.

We have purchased another 4 sheets and should have them early next week to help boost the grass growth on the rest of the square.

Outstanding jobs and money
Sep 22, 2015, 5:16 pm

Our Chairman/Treasurer still needs to know how many people will come to our event along the names for the horses and the money from the horse sales and from our sponsored races.

We still have outstanding match fees owed to the club from the 2015 season can the captains chase this up ASAP along with their match fee sheets.

End of season work done
Sep 22, 2015, 5:10 pm

We started our work on Thursday 17th September our groundsman had help from Ryan Pringle, David Wanless Snr, Craig Jobson for part of the day, We also had a guest John Bound put in an appearance with his Clubs scarfier big thank you to John and Alnmouth and Lesbury CC for their support. Thursday we scarified, seeded, fertilised, loamed and drag matted our square, we also dismantled our mobile covers and sight screens and put them away.

Our work was finished off on Friday with help from Dean Greaves supporting our groundsman they level off our worn ends, fitted our germination sheets and fenced in our square with mesh to keep the rabbits and the footballs off (hopefully).

Last games off with the rain
Sep 22, 2015, 5:02 pm

Both our fixtures against Bomarsund CC was called off due to the heavy rain, leaving our season finishing on a low.

The first team finished 3rd in the Northumberland Premier Division our highest ever finish and our second team finished 4th in Division 2.

Never mind it was great to see so many turn out for our end of season drink starting at the club and then going down the street.

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