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Jan 18, 2012, 11:08 pm

We held our AGM on 17th January in our tea room, with over 70% of our members in attendance. A great deal of discussion took place on various topics all of which are aimed at improving and developing our club.

The Senior Committee were all re-elected and are committed to work/support our club through the coming season.

Our Team Officials for the 2012 season are;

1st Team Capt Dean Greaves, V-Capt Michael Adamson

2nd Team Capt Ian Fox, V-Capt David Wanless (Jnr)

Midweek Team Capt Lewis Tanney, V-Capt Scott Maddison. 

Christmas Day Message
Dec 25, 2011, 9:11 pm

During the festivities we should remember those who are no longer with us and those who are less fortunate than ourselves, then and only then do we realise how lucky we are!

On behalf of the members of Ashington Rugby Cricket Club we would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. 

2012 Sponsorship
Dec 15, 2011, 7:54 pm

Once again we have secured a deal with our current sponsor K Plastics to continue for the 2012 season, many thanks to Chris for his ongoing support. 

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2012 Indoor Cricket Nets
Dec 9, 2011, 8:19 pm

We have once again secured the High School for our cricket nets it will be the same as last year on a Monday Night with a 8.00 start and a 9.30 finish.

Our first net will be the 6/2/2012 and our last net will be the 9/4/2012.

New Members Alert
Dec 5, 2011, 9:31 pm

Our club is looking to bolster its playing membership for the 2012 season, we need to bring in new younger members so they can replace some of our older generation.

Our club has 3 teams which can accommodate the additional members, this is a call to our current members who need to be aware of anyone who may be intrested in playing, all they need to do is pass their names and contact numbers onto any of our committee members and we can take it from there.

We all need to be mindful of the good name we have and we need to look to members who will keep up this tradition.  

2012 Fixtures Preview
Dec 4, 2011, 10:01 am

2012 see's our first team venture into the Premier League we have a copy of the leagues 4th version of draft fixtures and the first 4 games currently they stand as;

 Date                               1st Team                                 2nd Team

21.4.2012                       Berwick (A)                              Bomarsund (H)

28.4.2012                       Tillside (H)                               Cramlington (A)

5.5.2012                         Bates Cottages (A)                   Bates Cottages (H)

12.5.2012                       Stocksfield (H)                         Clara Vale (A)     

2011 Club Presentation Evening
Nov 19, 2011, 11:57 pm

Friday 18th November 2011 saw our clubs 29th annual presentation awards at Ashington Rugby Club, we had a race night combined with our awards, we raised £640 from the race night, many thanks to the members who supported the club. We would also like to thank Chris from K Plastic's who once again dipped into his pocket and supported the club by sponsoring the race night. 

A big thank you goes to the Rugby Club staff, Claire, Gordon, Claire and our race compare Pete O'Brien.

Midweek Team

Midweek Team finished 4th out of 8 teams in the league

Midweek Team 2011-Players Player Award-Kevin Hetherington

Midweek Team 2011 Bowler Award-David Wanless Snr 12 Wkts @ 13.58

Midweek Team 2011 Batsman Award-Kevin Hetherington 340 Runs @ 48.57 

2nd Team

2nd Team finished 7th out of 11 teams in the B1 Division this being their 3rd season in this division, only 11 points from 5th place. We took 51 batting points and 35 bowling bonus points. We were defeated in the league cup final by a strong Blue Flames team with the game being played at Bedlington.

2nd Team 2011-Players Player Award-Bernard Tanney

2nd Team 2011 Bowler Award-David Wanless Jnr 17 Wkts @ 25.41

2nd Team 2011 Batsman Award-Ian Fox 188 Runs @ 18.80

1st Team

1st Team finished 2nd Division 1 and see's them go into the Premier League; they finished above a strong Kirkley team who were 9 points below them in 3rd place. We took 47 batting bonus points and 68 bowling points. We did not do to well in the cups we lost to the eventual winners Warkworth in the Wilson Cup all be it in interesting circumstances in the first round game at Warkworth, and lost in the Semi Finals to the eventual winners Monkseaton in our Divisional cup.

Our season was turned around in 3 consecutive weeks in August and start of September when our bowlers did all the damage, this was at a time when we were equal bottom of the league; we had a foursome attack with a combined age of 194 years, yes a bit too old but they still good enough to do the damage, the main men were Dean Greaves (DG), David Wanless Snr and Trevor Elliott. We played;

2nd top Ulgham (away)and bowled them out for 39 runs; DG 13 overs, 7 wickets, 10 runs

4th top Monkeseaton (away) and we lost the toss and were asked to bowl and we bowled them out for 40 runs; DG 13 overs, 4 wickets, 16 runs.

GEMS (home)we bowled them out for 28 DG 9 overs, 4 wickets, 13 runs.

In this spell Dean Greaves bowled 35 overs took 15 wickets for only 39 runs.

1st Team 2011-Players Player Award-Dean Greaves

1st Team 2011 Bowler Award-Dean Greaves 50 Wkts @ 8

1st Team 2011 Batsman Award-Chris Harwood 542 Runs @ 36.13

League Presentation Night 2011
Nov 13, 2011, 4:34 pm

Our lads had a great night at Blue Flames, great laugh and banter all night. Big thank you to Jim (The Hoover) Peacock who treated our members with 3 bottles of bubbly.

Dean Greaves walked away with the Division 1 League Bowler of the Year Award for his 50 wickets at an average of 8, he collected his trophy from former West Indian Cricket star Jimmy Adams who was the leagues guest speaker for the night. Dean also collected the runners up trophy for the 1st Division after a great finish from the 1st team snatching the runners up spot from Kirkley CC who ended up 3rd.


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