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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.

Club Wins Northumberland Cricket League Ground of the Year for 2010
Dec 15, 2010, 10:15 pm

Ashington Rugby Cricket Club is awarded cricket ground of the year for 2010 by the Northumberland Cricket League, this is the 2nd time we have won this award after also winning the award in 2008.

This is a great honour for the club to be nominated by our own league for this award, it just goes to show how far our club has come, we are not only recognised by the visiting players, umpires and but also our Senior League Management Committee. 

Paul Milburn collected the award at the groundsmans presentation evening held at Benwell Hill Cricket Club on Monday 13th December. 

Changing Room Improvements
Dec 12, 2010, 9:09 am

As a club we are working in partnership with Ashington Rugby Club to look for grants to improve our changing room facilities, areas being looked at are:

New windows and doors

New floor coverings

New showers 

New toilet facilities


Plastering of internal walls

Full decor

Members will be asked on what they see as the most important jobs and in what order they should be considered.


2010 Club Awards
Nov 21, 2010, 9:25 am







   2010 Club Awards


1st Team


2nd Team


Midweek Team






Players Player


Players Player



Paul Milburn


Michael Hudson








Captains Award


Captains Award


Captains Award

Dean Greaves


David Wanless Jnr


John Hope






Batsmen Award


Batsmen Award


Batsmen Award

Paul Milburn


Michael Hudson


Scott Maddison

526 Runs @


358 Runs @


192 Runs @

Average 40.46


Average 24.57


Average 24






Bowlers Award


Bowlers Award


Bowlers Award

Dean Greaves


David Wanless Snr


David Wanless Jnr

40 Wickets @


23 Wickets @


23 Wickets @

Average 14.35


Average 11.04


Average 10.22






Special Awards










Northumberland Cricket





Division 1





Bowler of the year award










Dean Greaves





40 Wickets @





Average 14.35










Century Award Division 1
















Callum Milburn





118 runs versus Hebburn CC.






Clubs Youngest Player to score





100 runs in a match










Callum Milburn 17 years & 206 days





118 runs versus Hebburn CC.










Highest Club Score





359 for 5 versus Hebburn CC















Paul wins 2010 Northumberland Cricket Board OSCA for services to cricket
Sep 10, 2010, 6:22 am

Paul has been a member of this club for over 20 years, he is currently Chairman and has been for 15 years he also shares the role as Treasurer and has done so for approximately 10 years.

Paul is our grounds man and has been for 4 years since our previous grounds man retired, he stepped in as we had no one else who would do this job and he knew if he did not do it the club would struggle.

He spends a great deal of his time at our ground, he can always be found at our ground Monday to Friday between 5.30pm till 9.30pm and on a Saturday morning he is there from 8am till 11:30am, just before he dashes away to play for the club. Paul has taken a number of grounds man courses and this has been shown by the quality facilities he provides, back in 2008 the club won Northumberland Cricket League Cricket Ground of the year and then was awarded joint winners for Northumberland. He often takes holidays and has his lunch at our ground just to put in the little bit of extra work to have it as good as he can get it.

Paul was the instrumental driving force behind our club setting up our junior section 3 years ago; he is our only level 2 Coach, he is keen to give a little bit back to the younger generation to the sport he loves. He coaches on Friday nights from 6pm till 7:30pm. 

Paul is also our grant expert and without him our club would not have the machinery or the facilities it has now. Basically he is the driving force behind every thing our club does and all he wants is for our club to develop, give the younger generation a chance to play, for our club to play in the sprit of the game and to have and to keep it’s good reputation.

Paul also organises our fund raising events and looks for sponsorship, he is our ultimate volunteer and he leads by example with everything he does for our club.

Paul was nominated by Dean Hardy Cricket Club Secretary and his wife Alison.

Photo taken in the Colin Milburn Lounge at the Riverside, Durham CCC.

Left to right Dougal Moir (Berwick CC), Ted Sisterson (Alnwick CC), Philip Nicholson (Northumberland CC), Paul Milburn (Ashington Rugby CC), Stephen Mills (Wooler CC), Greg Senior (Blagdon Park CC), Ron Bradford (Backworth CC), Tom Williamson (Benwell Hill CC). 

OSCA 2010 winners photo riversid

Wanless Boys Win R.E. Wood Shiled
Aug 20, 2010, 10:47 pm

Cramlington were the visitors on Wednesday 18th August, Ash won the toss and decided to bat on a damp track we got off to a good start with Callum Milburn and Scott Maddison picking up quick runs early on. Scott miss judge a throw from a fielder and was run out on 11, Callum followed shortly after on 23.

James "Jimbo" Lovatt certinally "loved it" the bowling he smashed 31 in quick time with some lusty blows including 2 - 6's. At the end on the 16 overs our score stood at 113.

Cramlington got off to a good start with openers Bouch hitting 38 not out and Aussie Hammond hitting a quick fire 26 before he fell to Wanless Jnr. Barras took the other wicket to fall to bowling when Wanles Jnr caught captain Pulman on 7, leaving Roe to be run out on 19 cashing the total, up to the last 4 overs Cramlington were requiring 10 an over and did well with some fine hitting to get to 103 at the end of their 16 overs.

It must be someting about this shield that our club likes as we have won it in 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and now 2010.

Well done boys!!!!!!!!



“Ash” go top
Aug 20, 2010, 10:34 pm

August 14th saw the 1st team boys at the ground to work on the outfield to help the water away as it had rained all week and the game looked to be in danger of being called off, however the wicket drains well and we knew that so it was well worth it when we got the go ahead off the umpires. The game started 1 hour late so the match was reduced to 40 overs and once again we lost the toss and Whitley Bay put us into bat on a dampish track.

Callum Milburn was run out on 13 bringing Dean Hardy to the wicket and himself and Harwood put on 68 before Harwood fell on 30 LBW to Leg Spinner Parsons.

Paul Milburn and Dean Hardy then put on a good stand of 84 runs with Hardy top scoring on 66 not out off 103 balls with 2 hours at the crease and Milburn on 44 not out off 36 balls he hit 4 6’s 2 of those were his first scoring shots pulling the leg spinner to the leg side off full deliveries.

Stephenson and Pearson with 26 and 28 respectively put a fight but when they went the team was bowled out for 105 giving the boys another win by 67 runs.

Dean Greaves took 4 wickets for 12 runs off 10 overs, James Richards took 4 for 24 off 8 overs, Lewis Tanney took the remaining 2 wickets for 29 runs.

All the hard work to get the game on was well worth it with us going back to the top over taking Tillside who we visit next week in what will be the title decider.

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