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Cricket Square
Nov 5, 2017, 7:52 pm

Our cricket square had its first aeration since the end of season renovations today 5th November. Aeration helps the square with drainage, getting air in the soil and it also supports the grass root system.

We try to do our aeration at different depth each year so not to have the root zone at one depth, which can cause problems.

Cricket Square
Oct 31, 2017, 11:29 pm

Following the end of season work (big thank you to our Groundsman and Dean Greaves who helped out) where we once again invested heavily in improving our square, with 3.5 tonnes of Surrey loam and 4 bags of seed along with the fertiliser and the green on granules treatment.

The square is looking very good the best grass coverage we have ever had; our groundsman was looking pleased when he was over last Saturday to cut the square grass down as it had grown so much.

Next job sometime soon will be the aeration of the square when the weather is right with the square being firm enough to get our machine on without causing any damage. 

Cricket Nets Booked
Oct 31, 2017, 11:21 pm

We have booked Bede School in Blyth again for 10 weeks starting Monday 29th January 7:30pm till 8:30pm.

More information will come out nearer the time.

1st team friendly for 2018
Oct 23, 2017, 10:09 pm

We host Chorley Cricket Club from the Lancashire Northern Premier Cricket League on Sunday 8th April 2018.

They are coming up to the North East to play South Northumberland CC on Saturday 7th April and then coming to the "REC" to play the Rugger boys the next day.

Former Chorley player Adam Peacock was instrumental in this fixture being organised.

It is early in April so we all know what the weather can be like, so if the game cannot be played I am sure the Chorley lads will be up for a session in the club house.

Northumberland Cricket League Presentation Evening
Oct 8, 2017, 6:21 pm

Time is running out to book seats for Presentation Night on November 4th and the chance to listen to Guest Speaker Ronnie Irani.

Tickets must be ordered before 21st October.

Please contact your Chairman ASAP if you want to attend.

Ashington Town Council Support
Oct 8, 2017, 6:11 pm

Ashington Town Council

Our Chairman gave a presentation on Tuesday 3rd October in the council chambers and the Town Council agreed to support our cricket club.


It is fantastic news knowing that we have been supported by our own council and they also know who we are, what we do and that we have been playing cricket at the Recreation Ground since 1983, and that we are very proud to have Ashington in our club name.


It means a great deal to our small cricket club to have the councils support, it is hard to put it into words what this really means to us, the support also give us some reassurance financially, which is nice to have.


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Race Night
Oct 8, 2017, 6:05 pm

On the 25th November; Ashington Rugby Cricket Club host their annual presentation evening, it will double up as a "Race Night" to allow members to bring friends, family and children. This will support our club as its only fund raising event of the year.

The night starts at 7pm, your Chairman will ask members to buy and name 2 horses they are £2 each.

We are looking for a minimum of 6 sponsors to cover the 6 races and we would like a few more to sponsor the race card, event etc.  

Remember this is a night to enjoy, look back at the 2017 season and hopefully raise some much needed funds for our club. 

1st win - 2nds lose
Aug 26, 2017, 7:39 am

Saturday 19th August - 1st Home to Stobswood CC.

Harwood and Beefy were unavailable, again, although this time it was due to holidays. Parsons and Spike-El-Vaughan came into the side as replacements. Dent won the toss and we finally got to bat first on a good deck, the sun was out, a glorious and rare occasion. The changing room was noticeably buoyed, especially Peacock who always pulls a toddler tantrum every time we bowl first.

Denty gave a rousing team talk to get the lads going, the key message was that we were to try and take advantage of a relatively aged Stobswood side and put the pressure on with quick singles. There must have been a miss-communication as a few balls into the innings Callum Milburn hit one towards cover and charged through for the single. Denty was sat firmly in his armchair at the non-strikers end and Callum was comprehensively & hilariously run out.

Dent & Peacock batted well for a period, there weren’t many singles in their 50 runs partnership as the pair dealt almost exclusively in boundaries. The outfield was quick and anything that missed its line or length was put away.

We were racing along at 5 an over and looking all set for a big score, Stobswood replaced both openers in a double change for Beverley and Watson. The pace off the ball worked wonders and runs soon began to dry up. Peacock’s patience didn’t last long as he went for an ugly howk off Beverley and was bowled for 19.

Beverley struck again soon after as Paul Milburn was out the plummest LBW you’ve ever seen in your life, struck in front of all 3 offering no shot to a ball that swung in. It’s a good job we don’t have DRS at club level, with Paul ‘Shane Watson’ Milburn batting at 4, I’d be surprised if there would be any appeals left for the lower order.

Lewy Tanney passed the 300 runs mark for the season and raised his bat aloft, he is especially keen to beat Peacock’s run tally this year. The pair had a very drunken £50 bet in Prague.

Dent then claimed another dismissal to add to his tally as Lewy was out LBW for 14. Dent was plumb LBW a few balls before and got away with one.

Blocking grand master Matty Tanney joined Dent at the crease, led by Dent the pair re-stabilised things and Dent passed his fifty in the process. Dent has an incredible record at the recreation ground and seemingly scores runs each time he play, just a shame he goes missing every time we play away.

We threatened at points to go beyond 200, but as Cory Milburn & Matty Tanney were dismissed for 19 & 23 respectively our boundary hitting prowess disappeared and the tail had a little too much to do on their own, we were all out for 181. Dean Greaves with his 4th 0 not out of the year.

Greaves looked a rejuvenated man as he steamed in for the KFC end, he had the ball on a string and was causing all sorts of problems. It’s not an exaggeration to state that he was swinging it in a set of stumps and then getting the ball to seam away from the batsman. He mucked out most of the top order for not so many and Stobswood were left reeling at 26-5.

In other news Greaves has officially announced that he has agreed to carry on playing for as long as Donald Trump remains president, ‘4 more years’ was the cry from the field.

Stobswood didn’t give in and recovered really well to reach 118/7 as the coach Dan Watson dug in and battled on against a good spell from Cory Milburn. Whilst erratic at times Cory always looked dangerous using the extra bounce in the pitch and managed to pin a few batsman with some short stuff in the process. The game was never in any massive doubt but as the score edged up towards 120 the game was looking to drag on to a full 50 overs and a long afternoon.

We were better in the field this week as Callum took a good catch at gully, showing Harwood how it should have been done from his drop last week. Lewy made a meal of one at mid-off, in true Tanney fashion he took a palms down catch at about knee height, fielding coaches everywhere wincing at the questionable technique! Spike-El-Vaughan came close with a mesmeric full stretch dive in the covers, however his technique left a little to be desired as he crocodiled it over the bar, a grand effort none the less.

Matty Tanney got an earlier bowl as his performance last week warranted; in an economic spell he got the prize wicket of Watson. The level 3 coach not following his teachings as he left a big gap between bat and pad, bowled for a belligerent 15.

That win puts a gap between us and relegation. Whilst not 100% safe we now sleep a little easier knowing we would have to lose all of our remaining games and others pick up 3 victories for us to go down. We travel to high flying Blue Flames next week in what will no doubt be a tough match.

Ashington RCC 29 points, Stobswood 6.

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