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Disappointing results
Sep 2, 2014, 1:06 pm

Saturday 30th August saw the 1st team travel to Berwick for their Premier League clash, we won the toss and elected to bat, we lost 3 quick wickets Mick Nicholson, Adam Peacock and Lewis Tanney all for less than 10 runs each we then stood at 22 for 3. We needed partnerships and that’s what the 4 wicket lads did before Paul Milburn was out caught in the slips for 20 with the score on 79. That left captain Michael Adamson with new partner Chris Harwood to build again which they did well before Chris fell on 18 with the score in the 120’s. Michael continued to build his innings ending up 74 not out with our score on 158 for 9.

Berwick set about the run chase with the wicket playing a lot better that it did in the first innings; Scott Middlemiss hit 40, Finely McCreath 49 not out and Sean Wales 37 not out saw Berwick through to the end for the loss of 4 wickets.

Our bowling Dean Greaves 8 overs 2 wickets for 39 runs, James Richards 13 overs 1 wicket for 29 runs, Cory Milburn 8 overs, 0 wickets for 33 runs, Mick Nicholson 5 overs 1 wicket for 12 runs, Adam Peacock 3 overs 0 wickets for 15 runs and Lewis Tanney 3.3 overs 0 wickets for 22 runs.

Berwick CC 29 points and Ashington Rugby CC 5 points.

Our 2nd team entertained Tynemouth in their Division 1 clash, we won the toss and batted first, we found it tough against Edward Snelders bowling he took 6 wickets for 34 runs from 11.4 overs. Craig Jobson scored 12, Ryan Pringle 11, Kevin Hetherington 31, Jamie Smith 11 and Kevin (Spook) Haram 11 runs we ended up all out for 137.

We bowled well and took regular wickets and only Benjamin Richardson who scored 66 and Daniel Storey on 27 scored any notable runs. The game was on a knife edge with Tynemouth needing 30 odd runs with only 1 wicket left and they just managed it finishing up 138 for 9. We had a few shouts for LBW near the end but nothing came of them. Great effort lads.

Our bowling Ryan Pringle 3 overs 0 wickets for 26 runs, Trevor Elliott 10 overs 3 wickets for 37 runs, David Wanless Snr 13 over 4 wickets for 31 runs and Craig Jobson 9 overs 2 wickets for 31 runs.

Ashington Rugby CC 6 points Tynemouth 27 points.

Rain, Rain and more Rain
Aug 24, 2014, 11:30 am

Saturday 23rd August saw Warkworth CC visit the REC in the Premier League first team clash, we won the toss and the captain Adam Peacock was not sure what to do the wicket looked like a road, he eventually elected to bowl only because the condition and expected bad weather due later.

Dean Greaves took a wicket in his first over off the 2nd ball, we took wickets but only after stands by S. Gibson who scored 37 with 6 fours, C. Glass who was “unbroken” on 55 with 12 fours and M. Clark on 22 not out, before the weather came and did it come at 15:26pm we got the covers on but it did not give and eventually both captains shuck hands defeated with the weather. Warkworth finished up 159 off 41 overs for 7 wickets.

We must mention the fielding by Bernie Tanney drafted in at the last minute due to unavailability and he did not show his years, the ball followed him all day the highlight was he dived to stopped an off drive and in one motion he got up and threw from his knees and knocked over the stumps, fantastic Bernie what a lift that gave the team.

Our bowlers - Dean Greaves 8 overs 1 wicket for 18 runs, James Richards 11 overs 3 wickets for 52 runs, Cory Milburn 10 overs 0 wickets for 28 runs, Scott Madison 8 overs 1 wicket for 48 runs, Lewis Tanney 3 overs 0 wickets for 6 runs.

Ashington Rugby CC 8 points and Warkworth CC 8 points.

Our 2nd team travelled to Stobswood CC to play their 1st team, Stobswood batted first and posted 152 for 9 when the rain came. Ground classed as not fit game abandoned.

Our bowling Craig Jobson 0 wickets for 30 runs, Trevor Elliott 0 wickets for 27 runs, David Wanless 2 wickets for 52 runs, Ryan Pringle 5 wickets for 33 runs, Jamie Smith 1 wicket for 18 runs with 1 run out.

Stobswood CC 8 points and Ashington Rugby CC 9 points.

Rugger Boys just get over the line
Aug 24, 2014, 10:39 am

Saturday 16th August saw the 1st team travel to 2nd top Tillside we lost the toss and bowled Greaves took out danger man Culham LBW for 14 and from then on we took regular wickets only a stand of 31 for the 7th wicket between McGregor and Simm give the score a bit of respect eventually Tillside posted 110 all out.

Our bowlers Dean Greaves 9 overs 2 wickets for 28 runs, James Richards 8.2 overs 4 wickets or 9 runs, Cory Milburn 8 overs 2 wickets for 36 runs and Lewis Tanney 2 wickets for 33 runs.

The Rugger boys went in for tea happy keeping a good Tillside too such a low score, we set about the chase with gusto Mick Nicholson dispatching the bowlers to all parts of the boundary hitting a quick fire 39 before falling to LBW to L. Hindmarsh at this stage we were 53 for 1 wicket and what happened next was a quick succession of wickets which took us to 94 for 7 we ended up winning but just we scored 111 for 9 with Scott Maddison hitting the winning run a boundary over the top of extra cover he finished 16 not out the only other batsmen to score double figures was Adam Peacock on 16 and Paul Milburn on 24.

Tillside CC 5 points and Ashington Rugby CC 26 points.  

Our 2nd team hosted Blagdon 2nd team the only two 2nd teams in division one, we struggled to get out a team with 10 cry offs and it showed Blagdon batted first and post 152 and we could only get to 84 all out, great effort by the lads to played.

Request for HELP!!!!!!!
Aug 14, 2014, 12:43 pm

Our Grounds man is asking for help for our end of season square work, plan of works are as follow;

Sunday 14th September collect scarifier.

Monday 15th September cut down and scarifying the square 9am prompt start.

Tuesday 16th November TSL are spreading, loam, seed and fertiliser, we then need to fit germinations sheets and build up the ends and install chicken mesh fence with pins around square, 9am start. Depending on when TSL can attend we can strip down the covers, sight screens and practice cage.

Names to grounds man ASAP.

A day to forget
Aug 13, 2014, 12:51 pm

Saturday 9th August 1st Team was away at Corbridge we lost the toss and entered the field to bowl we had a couple of early break through’s before C Fowler, T Douglas and R. Atkinson started to build a score. Corbdrige finished all out on 174 with our bowlers; D. Greaves 2 for 36, J. Richards 2 for 39, C. Milburn 2 for 30, L. Tanney 3 for 48.

Only Lewis Tanney built a score with 35 all the others got in and out soon after with the next best score been 9. We were all out for 79 lost by 95 runs

Corbridge CC 28 points & Ashington RCC 5 points

Our 2nd team hosted Blue Flames 1st team with a very weakened team with 9 players for the club being unavailable it hit the 2nd team hard, we had a number of new faces in our ranks and we knew this would be a took day at the office. We batted first and scored 87 all out with returning player N. Little top scoring with 21.

The flames lit up in their innings and reached the target with the loss of 4 wickets , the wickets were shared between C. Jobson 1 for 22, T. Elliott 1 for 14, D. Wanless 1 for 27 and S. Henderson 1 for 6.

Ashington RCC 2 points and Blue Flames CC 30 points.

Ton for Captain in R.E. Wood Shield Final
Aug 7, 2014, 7:11 am

R. E. Wood Shield Final played at Bates Cottages Wednesday 6th August, against Blagdon CC, we won the toss and decided to bat Captain Cory Milburn and Vice-Captain Lewis Tanney opened up, they played some marvellous attacking shots in their stand of 107 before Lewis fell bowled on 42. Cory continued to hit the ball hard he hit 8 sixes and 8 fours in his first ever 100, he ended up 107 not out off 54 balls with the club on 174 for 2 off their 20 overs.

Blagdon set about the run chase with gusto T. Lakey hitting 65 before being stumped off David Wanless Snrs bowling, everyone chipped in Matty Senior finished 27 not out Blagdon’s run chase finished up on 155 for 6, 20 runs short of their target.

Our bowlers who took wickets were Scott Maddison 1 for 38 off 3 overs, David Wanless Snr 2 for 33 of 4 overs, Cory Milburn 2 for 8 off 2 overs. Man of the match youngster Cory Milburn who went up to collect the trophy from League Chairman Steve Hall who thanked Bates for a great effort to get the game on with all the heavy rain earlier in the day.

Great effort by the Rugger boys well done lads that is now the Midweek double league and cup winners.

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Rain Hit
Aug 7, 2014, 6:58 am

August 2nd 2014 1st team at home to Kirkley CC on a wet damp day with the forecast not looking good, we did a lot of work to get the game on and for once we won the toss and bowled. We had Kirkley in trouble from ball one and took regular wickets and if it was not for a 40 odd run partnership by the 8th wicket stand we would have bowled them out for under 80 however as it went we were happy bowling them out for 114.  Our bowlers; Dean Greaves took 3 for 22; James Richards took 3 for 38, Cory Milburn 1 for 16. Lewis Tanney 1 for 8 and Adam Peacock 1 for 4.

We knew we had to attack the bowling with the weather looking grim we were 62 for 3 when the rain came with Adam Peacock looking good on 37 not out, we tried 3 times to get on the field however these we efforts were in vain for various reasons (not just the weather) and we ended up giving in at 7:30pm game abandoned rain.

Points: Ashington RCC 10 points and Kirkley CC 7 points.

Our 2nd team were away to Bomarsund CC 1st team who are sitting clear top of Division 1, we ended up with only 10 men with a very late cry off. Bomar won the toss and batted they scored 202 for 6 declared Colin Thornton scored 62 and Adam Purvis 38.

We had a tough time against a good bowling attack and we struggled all out for 64, our runs came from Craig Jobson 13 and Jay Little 10. Bomar bowlers who did the damage were Garry Mordey 5 for 20 and Ben Heatley 3 for 38. Disappointing but not unexpected.

Points: Bomarsund CC 30 points and Ashington RCC 3 points.

RE Wood Shield Semi Final Win
Jul 31, 2014, 7:47 pm

Our team Midweek team played Cramlington CC at the "REC" on Wednesday 30th July in the RE Wood Shield Semi Final. We won the toss and elected to bat and we made a good 161 for 6 in our 20 overs. Cramlington struggled to get away our opening slow blowers who tied them up for the first 6 to 8 overs and they never really got going ending up 81 after their 20 overs.

The final is at Bates Cottages next Wednesday night 6th August we will play either Blagdon CC or Alnmouth & Lesbury who play tonight Thursday 31st July. 

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