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1st games of 2011 season
Apr 26, 2011, 6:21 am

Our first team entertain Gateshead Enthic Minority Society (GEMS) on Saturday 30th April at the "Rec", this is a 1.00 start. This is the first time we have played this team, as they were promoted at the first time of asking last year from Division 2.

Our 2nd team entertain Cramlington, who they had a few competitive matches with last season away with a 1.30 start at Cramlington Sporting Club/Cramlington High School.


Midweek team lose 1st game
Apr 22, 2011, 8:33 am

The midweek team played Alnmouth & Lesbury in the club 1st ever fixture at their ground they set a good total of 135 for 2 and we were unable to get near the target finishing on 105 for 4 from 16 overs, great effort from a youngish team lead by old Wanless.


Civil Service withdraw
Apr 22, 2011, 8:30 am

The Civil Service and Ashington Rugby CC were to play a friendly fixture on 23th April, however the Civil Service are unable to field a team.

We are planning a net practice for all club members on Thursday 28th which will give the captains a chance to select the teams for the clubs first Saturday fixture of the 2011 season, all members are urged to attend.


Cramlington step in
Apr 22, 2011, 8:26 am

Following the pull out of Rock Cricket Club from the friendly fixture, Cramlington CC stepped in at late notice and the game on the 16th went ahead, both teams attacking the bowling which resulted in a high scoring game.

Ashington Rugby CC set a total of 198 off their 35 overs, both Chris Harwood and Paul Milburn hitting 50's, Cramlington set off at a brisk pace with some poor bowling by the home side but take nothing away from Cramlington they played well and just fell short of the target in their 35 overs, Billy Pullman top scoring for Cramlington.

Big thank you to Ken Ward and Alan Howe who umpired the match.

This game also gave us the chance to have a dry run before the season starts to see how using the Rugby Club facilities for our tea's would work, following the break in which caused untold damage to our tea room and kitchen. 


Rock Off Cramlington On
Apr 12, 2011, 6:41 am

Our friendly with Rock on Saturday is off as they have 5 players unavailable.

We have however managed to get another friendly with Cramlington for Saturday 16th, it is a 1pm start the game lasting for 35 overs, we will provide tea as usual. We have also secured 2 umpires for the game they are Ken Ward and Alan Howe. 

Players to be at the ground for no later then 12.00.


New score box to be proud of
Apr 10, 2011, 7:51 am

9th April saw the finishing touches to our new score box, number boxes fitted, lettering fixed, carpet tiles fitted ready for our scorer Jim "The Hoover" Peacock.

It is fitting that long standing member of our club Jim will be the first scorer to use our score box as we entertain Rock a club from Alnwick in a freindly fixture on Saturday 16th April in a 35 over match.

Jim has thrown his hat in the ring after hanging up his whites a few years ago. He has put himself through the ECB scorers course to be ready for a new chapter supporting the club.

All cricket clubs need retired members like Jim to continue after their playing days are over, supporting our club in what ever way they can as there is nothing better than experience and knowledge. The members are looking forward to Jim taking up the scorers seat and they really appreaciate his comittment to the club " Thanks Jim"  

On the 16th April we also will see two more former players who used to open batting they are  Bobby Dodds former Treasurer now plays for Rock and Ken Ward who took up umpiring when he hung up his whites. Bobby brings his team down for a warm up match and Ken will don the umpires coat. 

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Poor turn out by members
Apr 3, 2011, 6:14 pm

Saturday 2nd April only 4 members turned out to help and 2 of those had to leave around 12.00. They assembled the sight screens, practice cage and set up our square using 3,4,5 method it would have been a lot easier but our square markers put in at the end of last season had dissapered, which made it a longer job our groundsman did not finish until 5.00 which was an 8 hour day.


Cricket Force Day
Apr 1, 2011, 10:35 pm

We are planning our day of action for Saturday 2nd and 9th of April, on the 2nd we hope to build our sight screens, practice cage and hopefully clear away our 2 flix practice strips. We are then looking to assist the grounds man with setting out our cricket square with the 3, 4 5 method and if time allows mark out our boundry lines.

9th will see us aiming to complete our new score box, finsihing off the painting inside and out and lay our carpet tiles ready for our first friendly with "Rock" a Alnwick based club on the 16th April. We hope we have ourselves ship shape with our playing facilities and score box by then, our tea room we can only keep our fingers crossed. We would normally have a squad in our tea room and kitchen washing everything down but there is not much point as it looks like a war zone with all the damage. 


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