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Final game ends in defeat
Sep 23, 2013, 9:12 pm

1st’s travelled to Stocksfield looking for 4 wins on the bounce, we lost the toss and Stocksfield elected to bat, early on Cory Milburn took wickets and disrupted their start, however in came Alex Brown on the back of his 105 at our place he built an inning’s and played some very fine shots, we tried everything we had but could not get him out he finished with 107 not out and his 100 came off a big six back over the bowlers head, with only 2 balls left in their innings, they ended up 229 for 9.

Our bowling Dean Greaves 12 overs, 1 wicket for 34 runs, Cory Milburn 13 overs, 3 wickets for 51 runs, Lewis Tanney 13 overs, 4 wickets for 76 runs and Matty Tanney 12 overs, 1 wicket for 61 runs.

We went into bat with confidence of our previous 3 games of chasing scores; however we lost wickets at regular intervals and found it hard to get going mainly through the quality of the bowling. Ben Hutton bowled very well quickly with a lot of late swing he took 4 wickets in 9.3 overs for only 27 runs. Matty Tanney hit a quick fire 20, Cory Milburn 20 and Lewis Tanney 25 were the only batsmen who scored above 20. We ended up all out for 124. Disappointed showing but at least we showed some sprit in the final 4 games and survived in the league for another season which is a great effort for our club.


Stocksfield CC 30 points and Ashington RCC 5 points.








Club on a roll
Sep 18, 2013, 9:12 pm

1st's away to Bates Cottages 14th September, after 2 wins in a row the club has given its self a chance of staying up. We won the toss and put them in and we had them 2 down for only 9 runs on the board including the dangerous Symington who hit 96 at our place earlier on in the season.

With the help of some big hitting from Baston the score moved on quickly, if only Paul Milburn could have held a catch off Baston earlier in his innings when he was only on a few, however Midge took 3 catches including Baston off Bernie Tanney who came around the wicket and his first ball did the damage leaving Bates on 66 for 6. The last pair of Telford and Gragg put on 30 runs to take them to all out for 147.

Dean Greaves 13 overs, 4 wickets for 27 runs, Lewis Tanney 13 overs, 3 wickets for 39 runs and Matty Tanney 4 overs, 2 wickets for 20 runs.

Matty Tanney Opened with Dean Hardy and they put on 43 for the first wicket before Dean parted on 12, Matty continued and he eventually fell on 52 with the score on 85 for 3. Cory Milburn and Lewis Tanney as they have done a number of times this season built a good partnership Cory finished on 20 off 24 balls with 4 / 4s, Lewis finished on 34 not out off 41 balls with 3 / 4s and 2 / 6s we finished on 148 for 6 winning our 3rd game in a row.

Ashington RCC 27 points and Bates Cottages 5 points.

2nd team playing at home finished the season with another win which leaves them 3rd in Division 2, the highest finish every by our club.

We won the toss and put in Bomarsund and we had them all out for 126 with David Wanless Jnr 10 overs, 3 wickets for 35 runs, Craig Jobson 9 overs, 2 wickets for 28 runs and David Wanless Snr 10 overs, 2 wickets for 16 runs with 5 maidens.

Mick Watson finished 52 not out, G, Pattinson 35 and Jonny Richards finished 16 not out we won by 9 wickets.

Ashington RCC 30 points and Bomarsund 3 points.

League Presentation Dinner
Sep 10, 2013, 7:20 pm

The annual Northumberland Cricket League presentation evening will this year take place at Kingston Park on Friday 8th November.  The evening will consist of a 3 course meal and former England batsman Derek Randall will be this year's guest speaker.  The cost of the night is £25 per head and will be a ticket only event.  If you would like to attend then please let any member of the committee know and we will collate this and send to the league.  Could you please let them know before 8th October to allow time for the league to send out the tickets to the club secretary.

1st Fight for win
Sep 8, 2013, 10:50 pm

Saturday 7th September saw Warkworth CC visit the "Rec" for a very important game for the club, with us standing bottom of the league 11 points from safety. After nearly 2 solid days of rain, the night before we had a pond at least 60 yards by 30 yards in the outfield and we thought we would not get the game on however at 7:30 on Saturday morning it had all gone. The umpire wanted the bowlers end forked at the top end and we had to wait for 30 minutes thus reducing the game to 45 overs.

We eventually won the toss and put Warkworth into bat, right from the start tight bowling from Dean Greaves and attacking bowling from Cory Milburn had the away team on the back foot. Following both bowlers 12 overs spells, Greaves had 12 overs 0 wickets for 14 runs and Milburn had 12 overs 7 wickets for 33 runs (great spell of attacking pace bowling taking the first 7 wickets to fall with 5 of those wickets being bowled). At one stage Warkworth were 40 for 6, however Adam Hall and Clarky steadied the ship and saw them through to 114 for 9.

We got off to a poor start with 2 wickets down in the first 4 overs, Hall and Clark bowled well with a lot of swing causing all of our players problems, however when Cory Milburn and Lewis Tanney two 19 year olds came to the crease it look bleak for the Rugger Boys they batted well getting their heads down and built a good partnership to settle the teams nerves Cory scored 38 and Lewis 26, when they both fell the nerves kicked in again only to be calmed by Bernie (Where's Bully) Tanney to hit the winning runs with 8 wickets down. 

Ashington RCC 25 points and Warkworth CC 5 points, this lifted the club off the bottom of the table that is 2 wins in 2 weeks.  

League Under 21s
Sep 3, 2013, 1:48 pm

Lewis Tanney and Cory Milburn played in the final for the Northumberland League against a very strong North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League (NYSDPL) at Whitburn CC on 1st September 2013 batting 1st the team found it hard going eventually being bowled out for 102 only 3 players managed to get into double figures and Lewis and Cory both did their bit Lewis scored 35 and Cory 20, against a very strong bowling attack.

The NYSDPL made light work and scored the winning run in the 11 over one player finished 70 not out with some very powerfull hitting. A hard day at the office but that happens hopefully our lads learned something. This team was a stongest side our Chairman had seen for many a year just got to take your hat off to them a very good team.


1st Team fight hard for a win.
Sep 3, 2013, 1:35 pm

1st Travelled to Kirkley on 31st August, desperately needing a win to give the club a chance to get out of the relegation zone. We won the toss and inserted Kirkley into bat Cory Milburn took a wicket in his 3rd over removing I. Smith for 6, this brought M. Nicholson and C. Rowe together who steadily built a partnership, Nicholson was his normal brutal self he hit 11 scoring shots of those there was 4 sixes and 4 fours he eventually fell on 43 to the relief of the Rugger boys after Midge took a catch (yes a catch) off Cory’s bowling . C. Rowe batted sensibly for his 59 before bowled by Matty Tanney, A Storey hit 29 and J. Richie 22 Kirkley CC were eventually all out for 195 off 43 overs. The pick of the bowlers were M. Tanney 9 overs 4 wickets for 22 runs and C. Milburn 13 overs 4 wickets for 48 runs.

When we started our innings M. Tanney and M. Adamson (Midge) got off to a great start with 31 runs on the board after 3 overs , M. Tanney fell for 23 with the score on 57, that brought K. Hetherington (Tucker) to the wicket he scored 13 before falling LBW to A. Storey (Beefy) with the score on 75. This brought P. Milburn and M. Adamson together who steadily built a partnership of 96 before Midge fell on 77, shortly afterwards P. Milburn fell for 35 both off M. Nicholson’s bowling. This left Rob Clark and Cory Milburn to see us through to the win Rob finished on 15 Not Out and Cory 10 Not Out. Kirkley CC 6 points and Ash 30 points, the team were on a high until they heard the news that Blue Flames had seen of Berwick CC, no change with the table.

2nds Win Again
Sep 3, 2013, 1:34 pm

2nd team continue their good run of form at the “Rec” on 31st August and cemented their place 2nd in the league, even with a weakened team playing due to work and holiday commitments we were still too strong for Monkseaton 2nds. We won the toss and put in the visitors into bat we bowled them out in 25.2 overs, the damage done by young Craig Jobson who took 5 wickets for 32 runs off his 10 overs, D Wanless Snr 8.2 overs 2 wickets for 9 runs. Only J. Ellis on 18 and T. Errington with 14 runs got into double figures, finishing all out for 66 runs.

Our batters made light work of the total winning in 17.2 overs, M. Watson 22, M. Hudson 24 got the Rugger Boys off to a good start and left it to S. Henderson and C. Jobson to score the winning runs. 30 Points to Ash and 1 to Monkseaton.

80's Fancy dress night went down a storm
Aug 13, 2013, 8:08 pm

WHAT A GREAT NIGHT had by all of those who attended, big thank you to Stores for being the DJ and games organiser.

Mr T (Lewis Tanney) won the best dressed on the night, also a big thank you to John Mcenroe (Ros Tanney) and Bully (Bernie Tanney) for being the life and sole of the party.

What a great laugh, it was good to see members from the rugby club and players from Bomar CC (both of them well oiled)

The club raised £150 towards our funds.

Who was that drunk umpa lumpa with the mike singing all night.????????????

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