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Club signs up to All Stars Cricket 2018
Jan 24, 2018, 8:04 pm

Our club has signed up to take part in the All Stars Cricket, some provisional dates below, more information to follow;

All Stars Cricket - Activator Courses

 

Monday 5th March - Ashington Leisure Centre, 6-8pm

 

Taster Session

 

Tuesday 1st May - Ashington Rugby Cricket Club 6-7pm

 

Planned All Stars Cricket - Start

 

Tuesday 15th May - Ashington Rugby Cricket Club 6-7pm


Officials for the 2018 season
Jan 24, 2018, 7:44 pm

Following on from our AGM on the 21st January the following members have taken up officer roles at our club;

Chairman - Paul Milburn

Secretary - Stephen Henderson

Treasurer - Paul Milburn

Club Welfare Officers - Tom More & Paul Milburn

Committee Members - Trevor Elliott, David Wanless, Cory Milburn, Adam Peacock, Stuart Rosser.

1st Team Captain - Adam Peacock

1st Team Vice Captain - David Dent

2nd Team Captain - Stuart Rosser

2nd Team Vice Captain - Tom More

Midweek Captain - Matthew Tanney

Midweek Vice Captain - Michael Adamson   


2018 Fixtures 1st & 2nds only
Jan 16, 2018, 11:13 pm

1st and 2nd Team fixtures still waiting for midweek league and cup fixtures.

Date

1st Team

2nd Team

14/4/2018

Berwick v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Berwick 2s

21/4/2018

Ashington Rugby v Whitley Bay

Wooler v Ashington Rugby 2s

28/4/2018

Whickham v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Kirkley

5/5/2018

Ashington Rugby v Benwell & Walbottle

Embleton v Ashington Rugby 2s

12/5/2018

Blagdon v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Ulgham 2s

19/5/2018

Ashington Rugby v GEMS

Rock v Ashington Rugby 2s

26/5/2018

Blue Flames v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Monkseaton

3/6/2018

Ashington Rugby v Warkworth

Warkworth 2s v Ashington Rugby 2s

10/6/2018

Backworth v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Alnmouth/Howick

17/6/2018

Corbridge v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s Free Week

23/6/2018

Ashington Rugby v Bomarsund

Stobswood 2s v Ashington Rugby 2s

30/6/2018

Ashington Rugby v Berwick

Berwick 2s v Ashington Rugby 2s

7/7/2018

Whitley Bay v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Wooler

14/7/2018

Ashington Rugby v Whickham

Kirkley v Ashington Rugby 2s

21/7/2018

Benwell & Walbottle v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Embleton

28/7/2018

Ashington Rugby v Blagdon

Ulgham v Ashington Rugby 2s

4/8/2018

GEMS v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Rock

11/8/2018

Ashington Rugby v Blue Flames

Monkseaton v Ashington Rugby 2s

18/8/2018

Warkworth v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Warkworth 2s

25/8/2018

Ashington Rugby v Backworth

Alnmouth/Howick v Ashington Rugby 2s

1/9/2018

Ashington Rugby v Corbridge

Ashington Rugby 2s Free Week

8/9/2018

Bomarsund v Ashington Rugby

Ashington Rugby 2s v Stobswood 2s


Sad News - Bill Lockey
Jan 5, 2018, 8:39 pm

 

It is with great sadness that we have just learnt of the death of Bill Lockey.  Bill was a great friend to our club; he offered us friendship, support and advice, he umpired friendlies for us the most recent was against one of his former clubs Seaton Burn in April 2017.

 

Bill made an outstanding contribution to cricket in the region as a player, umpire and cricket official.  He also played for Bates Cottages CC.

 

He umpired in both the Northumberland League and the Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League.  He served as a club officer and an esteemed member of the Northumberland Cricket League Committee for a number of years and at the time of his death was a Life Member of the League.

 

He will be greatly missed and Ashington Rugby Cricket Club members offers its condolences to his family and friends.

 


2018 AGM
Dec 27, 2017, 8:10 pm

Our Annual General meeting (AGM) has be booked for Sunday 21st January with a 6pm start and will be held in the Rugby Club function room.

Members are urged to try to attend to have your say how you want your club run.

Fixtures should be available at the AGM for the new league.

If you would like to bring anything up and you cannot attend the AGM contact your chairman.  


Check out the latest Home Office Immigration Rules for Cricket Overview as of 30/11/2017
Dec 11, 2017, 7:25 pm

The following table is provided as general overview only. The ECB are not registered immigration officials therefore if you require specific immigration guidance you will need to contact UK Visas and Immigration. 

Clubs wishing to use the services of a player who is not on a Tier 5 Creative & Sporting (Non FCC) visa, must ensure that the visa allows them to play and/or coach.

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Definitions:

Supplementary Employment 

An additional job in the same profession and at the same professional level as the work for which your Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned; and No more than 20 hours per week; and Outside of the normal working hours for which your Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned. In addition, you must continue to work for your sponsor in the job recorded on your Certificate of Sponsorship.

"Professional Sportsperson"

The term "Professional Sportsperson" is defined by the Rules as someone, whether paid or unpaid, who:

"is providing services as a sportsperson, playing or coaching in any capacity, at a professional or semi-professional level of sport; or

"being a person who currently derives, who has in the past derived or seeks in the future to derive, a living from playing or coaching, is providing services as a sports person or coach at any level of sport, unless they are doing so as an "Amateur"."

The Home Office has advised that it would consider that the following are likely to be included in the definition of "Professional Sportsperson":

* players who have played for professional or semi-professional clubs at junior levels, which may include under 19s teams, whether they were paid or not;

* coaches of junior teams of professional or semi-professional clubs, whether they were paid or not;

* former professional sportspeople who have formally reverted to amateur status according to the rules of their sport; and

* players who have played representative sport for their state, country, or territory, whether they were paid or not.

"Amateur Sportsperson"

A person who engages in a sport or creative activity solely for the personal enjoyment and who is not seeking to derive a living from the activity. This also includes a person playing or coaching in a charity game.

"Seeking to derive a living"

A person may be considered to be seeking to derive a living if they are part of a Player Pathway.

"Player Pathway"

Player “Pathway” definition: A player may be considered to be on a “Pathway” and therefore classified as a “Professional Sportsperson”, if that person has played cricket above U17 at state / province / territory level (paid or unpaid) in any country.

"Reasonable expenses"

What is considered reasonable will be based on the cost in the geographical location of where the person is living - Reimbursement of airfare, board & lodgings.

The Home Office definition for "Payment" of "reasonable expenses" for a player travelling on a Standard Visitor Visa (SVV) is stated as follows:

"The applicant must not receive payment from a UK source for any activities undertaken in the UK, except for the following:

(a) reasonable expenses to cover the cost of their travel and subsistence.

(Refer to the Immigration Rules Appendix V: visitor rules under Clause V4.7(a))

If you have any questions on the above, email managedmigration@ecb.co.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


2017 Presentation Evening
Nov 26, 2017, 8:47 pm

We held our presentation race night at the rugby club on Saturday 25th November, our awards went as follows;

 

1st Team

  

1st Team finished 8th in the Premier Division, a  poor season effected by injuries and suspensions. 7 wins, we drew 5 games all effected by the weather. We took 48 batting bonus points and 63 bowling points. We finished on a total of 276 league points.  

  

1st Team 2017 - Players Player Award- David Dent.

  

1st Team 2017 Bowler Award – Scott Maddison 28 Wkts @ 17.64, best figures was 5 for 37 against Backworth CC, 125.1 overs with 17 maidens. 1 – 5 wicket haul.

  

1st Team 2017 Batsman Award – David Dent 489Runs @ 30.56, Highest Score 67 not out against Blagdon CC, with 5 - 50s in 17 innings with 1 not out.

 

 

2nd Team

 

2nd Team finished 4th out of 12 teams in the 2 Division amassing a total of 359 league points winning 10 games, 4 weather draws. We took 69 batting points and 66 bowling bonus points.

 

2nd Team 2017-Players Player Award – Kevin Hetherington

 

2nd Team 2017 Bowler Award – Jonny Acaster 25 Wkts @ 7.40, best figures was 6 for 10 versus Berwick CC, 67.5 overs with 25 maidens. 1 x 5 wicket haul.

 

2nd Team 2017 Batsman Award – Kevin Hetherington 498 Runs @ 71.14 Highest Score of 75 not out against Tynemouth CC, with 7 not outs in 14 innings. 6 x 50’s .

 

Special mention went to Matty Tanney for Midweek captains job he did during the season, not looking to win games but to give members a chance to play.

 

Special Award 

 

Went to Bernie Tanney for all his efforts helping our grounds man, always willing to come over and help out, great clubman.

 

Sponsors for the evening

 

Club Sponsor for 2017

Kplastics 

KMB Brickwork

Race Night Sponsors

 

Storm Roofing of Ashington — Race 1

The Cree — Race 2 

David Wanless — Race 3

Adam Peacock — Race 4 

Callum Milburn — Race 5 

David Dent — Race 6 

Bernie Tanney — Auction Race 

Bubbles — The Program 

Chris Harwood — The Evening 

Paul Milburn — The Raffle 

Sportsworld Rugby—The Sales Pitch

 


New N&TCL 2018 season
Nov 22, 2017, 7:10 pm

We attended the last AGM for the Northumberland Cricket League on Tuesday 21st November and then new joint league AGM for the newly formed Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League.

Fixtures will be out soon, we were informed that the first league game will be played on 14th April 2018, 1 week earlier than we used to start. When the fixtures are released members will be informed and fixtures sheets will be given out. 

Leagues 1 & 2 will have 2 umpires for each match and leagues 3, 4 & 5 North and South will have 1 umpire, if there is any spare umpires they will be given position's in League Division 3 to try to get this league up, to 2 umpires for each game. League Division 6 North and South will have no umpires.

It will certainly be a change from what we have been used to with clubs from our old league now looking for professionals, our club is not one of those, we will be playing with what we have and any new players who want to play for us without a payment. 


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