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Changing Room Improvements
Nov 6, 2011, 11:18 pm

Sunday 6th November saw the start of the changing room upgrades at the "Rec" which are planned to take around 10 days;

The Toilets - 3 New Toilets, 3 New Cubicles, 1 New Steel Urinal, 4 New Wash Hand Basins, new Anti Slip Flooring.

The Showers - 15 New Time Controlled Showers Units, New Ventilation System, Wall Tiling and Anti Slip Flooring.

Both rooms will be fully decorated to finsh them off, our Chariman has had a sneak preview on the work and he said he was very impressed.

The Ashington Rugby Cricket Club and Ashington Rugby Club have been working tirelessly together this year in the back ground chasing funding to move this project on. This is just the start with the building, we are next looking to upgrade the large changing room which doubles up as a ladies/girls changing room which will support schools using our facilities. 

League Presentation Evening 11/11/2011
Nov 5, 2011, 12:35 am

The Ruggy boys are attending this evening as normal we have 9 members showing their faces along with our clubs main sponsor Chris from Kplastics. Good food, plenty to drink and a laugh is on the agenda. Photos may appear later.

Presentation Evening - 18th November
Oct 2, 2011, 7:42 pm

Our annual presentation/race night is to be held at the Rugby Club on Friday 18th November 2011 with a prompt 7 pm start doors open at 6.30pm. 

The event will be as normal with 4 races a quick presentation then 4 more races and finally a auction race to raise funds for our club, those looking to book taxis plan for after 11pm. 

All members are urged to make the effort to attend and to bring along friends and family the more the merrier. Members who are yet to name their horses please contact your Chairman ASAP so he can orgainse the race programe.

This is a one off event and is a great night so we hope to see you all there, and that includes you the veterans come along and meet the new generation.

Come on the ASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Committee Meeting
Sep 26, 2011, 10:33 pm

Meeting planned for Thursday 29th September, to discuss a number of points such as;

Plans for new players for 2012 season

Presentation Night 18th November

Junior Section for 2012 


End of season presentation
Sep 25, 2011, 9:52 am

Friday 18th November at 7pm start, we will have a race night with the presentation taking place after 4 races as normal. Get your horses names and money to our chairman asap, as we need to sort out our race cards and programe.

We also need to know how many members and friends will be attending so we can accomodate everyone. Lets have a right go and try to beat last year when we had 92 in attendance. 

End of season wicket preparation
Sep 25, 2011, 9:42 am

Friday 23rd September saw Dean Greaves, Cory Milburn and our groundsman put in a canny shift with scarfing and brushing our square, getting it ready for Saturday. The also built 2 shelves in our container to safely store our mobile cricket cover tops and domes.

Saturday 24th saw our groundsman, Cory Milburn, Craig Jobson, Dean Hardy, Mick Hudson and Ryan Pringle get down and dirty spearding our seed, fertiliser and 100 bags of loam. We also pegged out the square with pins and rope.

Our groundsman then drew in help from the rugby players to help him shift out sight screens to their normal winter parking space against our changing room gable end, he stripped the panels and stored them away and lashed the screen to the gable end as normal. 

All that is left to do is to strip our covers and practice cage store them away for the winter.

Premier League Here We Come
Sep 21, 2011, 11:56 pm

17th September is the final day of the season and saw the 1st at home to neighbours Ulgham who had struggled lately with their form seeing them drop from 3rd in the league 6 weeks ago to bottom; they needed to win to hopefully avoid relegation after their first season in Division 1. The Rugger Boys needed a win and hope that Kirkley who were in 2nd place lose at home to Monkseaton who were 3rd from bottom.

The game saw Captain Dean Greaves lose the toss and Ulgham asked Ash to bat first on a dry good looking track, Scott Madison was run out on 0 early on with some stop start running, enter Dean Hardy to the crease he and Chris Harwood started to build a score when Hardy was bowled the score was on 90 for 2 enter Paul Milburn, he and Chris had to face up to some good pace bowling from D, Campbell and spin floaters from M. Skinner the score almost came to a standstill, Harwood was caught and bowled by Campbell on 77.

Then a mini collapse occurred with Milburn at the other end the score stood at 111 (dreaded nelson) for 8, before Milburn and the number 10 and jack moved the score onto 168 all out. Milburn tried to keep the strike by running two’s as often as he could or hit fours, he did hit two sixes one huge hit straight which landing at the rugby club end on the road area and the other behind square off a full toss, Milburn eventually being left stranded on 50 not out.

168 was thought to be a modest score on the wicket, it was now up to our bowlers and did they start well Dean Greaves and David Wanless opened up and they bowled a very tight opening spell, David took the first wicket in his second over with the score showing 0, and the score stayed this way for 14.5 overs before Ulgham eventually scored a run which was greeted by a cheer from the away team. Our bowlers kept it tight all the way through bowling out the visitors for 65 giving the rugger boys a winning margin if 103 runs.

Dean Greaves had a sweat on he only needed 1 wicket to take him to 50 league wickets for the season he left it late to take his wicket which came with only 3 balls left in his spell. The bowlers figures were D. Greaves 1 for 10, D. Wanless 3 for 15, T. Elliott 3 for 8 and P. Milburn 1 for 24.

Word had come through earlier that Monkseaton had beaten Kirkley who only picked up 2 points, leaving the Rugger boys to celebrate their win and promotion to the Premier league.

Rugger boys bash the Bay
Sep 20, 2011, 1:00 pm

Saturday 10th September saw the 1st’s pay a visit to the Whitley Bay Oval, on arriving you could hardly tell the difference with which was the actual playing wicket, it obviously did not help that the rain over night and the lack of covers made the wicket very wet and the outfield grass was very long. The toss would play a big part in how the game would go with both captains wanting to bowl first, you guessed it we lost and were put in, and all the players struggled to come to terms with the wicket eventually being bowled out for 94, we only had 3 players who made it to double figures they were C. Harwood on 11, M. Tanney on 14 and P. Milburn who made 16 our top score was the extras which amounted to 23. S. Awan was Whitley Bay’s top bowler with 5 for 13 with a wicket with his very first ball.

The Bay batsmen set off at a gallop to try to get to the total as soon as possible on a now drying wicket, B. Harris top scored with 43 once his wicket fell our bowlers got stuck into the Bay batters bowling them out for 86 winning by 8 runs. Our bowlers shared the wickets with P. Milburn taking 4 wickets for 21, T. Elliott 3 for 27, D. Wanless 1 for 21 and D. Greaves 2 for 16.

Overall a great effort from a difficult situation and we are not normally good at winning in tight situations. Rugger boys picked up 25 points out of 30 for their win.

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