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Club on back foot with damage to changing rooms
Apr 1, 2011, 10:16 pm

Following the breakin and the terrible damage which resulted from the water, the club is drying out the building with industrial heaters and dehumidfiers. The insurance loss adjusted has been and given the go ahead for temporary repairs to the electrics and replacing the stolen copper pipe in plastic the big problem is that the pipework was 42mm which is hard to get a hold of.

The next job is the quotes from builders for the repairs, majority of the ceilings will need to come down, along with the majority of the electric lights will need replacing as the fluorescent light fittings were burnt out. The amazing thing seen on the morning was the water rushing through the fuse box when still live as you can gather this will need repacing, along with our microwave, hoover, carpet etc which were full of water along with many other items.

We are hoping we can save our kitchen units, our club photos, all our framed awards and the histotry of our club, we cannot save our carpet and a number of the walls will need hacking off and replastering in the kitchen and tea room as the walls are drying out the plaster is bursting off the walls.

What have we done to deserve this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Club Devasted by Mindless Thieves
Mar 18, 2011, 9:09 pm

On Friday morning at 8:30am on 18th March members turned up to work on new score box only to find water pouring out of changing room block under the metal shutters.

The club is devastated by thieves breaking into the changing room and stealing pipework which has resulted in a huge flood, bringing down all the ceilings in the tea room and kitchen. This could have grave consequences for the start of our season only 6 weeks away.

The water must have been running for hours and hours as the water had caused a flood out side the building right up to the metal containers about 80 yards away. The tea room and kitchen was under 2" of water and this was only 2" beacuse of the small step which is 2" high otherwise if would have been 3, 4 5ft deep who knows, "What a sight"

All the electric fittings are damaged, our new kitchen units tea room carpet are in a state, ceilings down plaster coming away from the walls, to be blunt the whole lot is a right mess everything we have in our tea room and kitchen may have to be thrown away.

Our members who were first to find the damage opened the tea room door to be met with a waterfall of water running from the ceilings, they spent most of the day brushing out the water and trying to save what they could.

We had a tea room and kitchen to be proud of, now it to looks like a bomb site, I am totally devasted, reported the Chairman, we need all the members to rally around and try to save what we can and try to get back to normal as quickly as we can. We have great team spirt in our club and we cannot let this destroy what we have worked so hard for over the years.

New Score Box On Its Way
Feb 27, 2011, 10:32 pm

2 of our club members are currently building a new score box behind the metal security shutters, in the changing room block beside our tea room, this score box will have electric lights and a umpire signal light we will also carpet it out.

We are using the tradesmen skills of our members who have taken time off work and are offering their services at no cost to the club, great effort boys.

We have taken this decision as our old score box did not have power and the single leaf brick structure is past its best and we thought it wise to build a new box in a secure place, instead of looking to repair our old box as this would have been a backward step.


New Windows for Changing Room Block
Feb 27, 2011, 10:20 pm

In conjunction with Ashington Rugby Club we have just been awarded £6500+ funding for 24 new UPVC windows. This is for all the windows including our 3 large windows in our tea room.

Windows are on order and will be fitted before the season starts on 20th April our first midweek league game. Our first Saturday game is 30th April 1st at home to GEMS.

Indoor Cricket Nets
Feb 27, 2011, 10:15 pm

Cricket nets training as usual at Hirst High School on Monday nights 8pm till 9.30pm.

Last session is Monday 11th April. 

Introduction to Umpiring and Scoring Free Course
Jan 23, 2011, 2:18 pm

We all claim to know the rules here is a way to find out if we actually know the correct rules. This will be handy for any second team players with their league games not normally having officials.

If members want to up date their skills and knowledge in Umpiring and Scoring there is 4 sessions coming soon at;

28th February - NCL House, Hexham

2nd March - Westgate Centre for Sport, Newcastle

7th March - Ashington Cricket Club

9th March - Alnwick Cricket Club

To book a free place email Bob Simpson or call 01670 712775 

Cricket Anagram Quiz
Jan 23, 2011, 2:12 pm

Test your knowledge and skills see how many of these you can get:

1. Tom Rat R.I.P.

2. N. Liable

3. A Sicko Tailor

4. Bar a Paviour

5. Roaming on Ash

6. U Bat or Dart

7. New Managers

8. Major Deanness

9. Save Sir E Month

Answers (To give you a clue)

James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steve Harmison, Graham Onions, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Alistair Cook, Matt Prior.

Club AGM
Jan 9, 2011, 3:22 pm

We are holding our Clubs Annual General Meeting in our tea room on Thursday 20th January 2011. Members are urged to attend and have your say, it is very important that we set out our stall for the season ahead.  

If you would like to raise and points for the meeting please contact the Clubs Secretary or Chairman.

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