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Club member Wian Van Zyl hits our clubs highest ever score with his 180 v Bedlington CC on Saturday 16th July

1st team - first home wicket of the 2022 season on 23rd April v Bates Cottages



Our club is once again taking part in the All Stars & Dynamos for the 2022 season.

Our sessions will commence Friday 20th May starting at 6pm till 7pm. We have moved from a Sunday to the Friday after feedback from the parents of last years group. 

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Results 18th June till 9th July
Jul 12, 2022, 4:33 pm

Saturday 18th June our 1st team travelled to Seaton Burn CC, we won the toss and elected to field, we could not prevent Seaton Burn CC from posting 214 for 9, our main wicket takers were Cory Milburn with 1 wicket for 16, Mark Lawrence with 4 wickets for 52, Dean Greaves 2 for 56 and Scott Maddison with 2 wickets for 25. Our run chased didn’t really get going not helped by a few LBW decisions our main run scorers Matty Tanney with 37, David Dent and Lewis with 31 we crumbled all out for 146 in 30.2 overs

Seaton Burn CC 30 points and Ashington Rugby CC 6 points

In the reverse fixture Seaton Burn 2nds team visited the Rec to play our 2’s, again team who wins the toss and bats at the Rec, apart from Paul Redmayne who hit 30 the rest did not support him they finished all out for 88 on 30.1 overs, our wicket takers Gary Mordey 4 wickets for 19 runs, James Richards with 3 wickets for 23 runs and Paul Milburn with 2 wickets for 7 runs. We made light work of the total chasing it down in 16.1 overs we finished with 90 for 1 our run getters were Chris Harwood with 52 and Michael Adamson with 25 both not out.

Ashington Rugby CC 30 points and Seaton Burn CC 1 point


Saturday 25th June our 1st team welcomed Alnwick CC to the Rec, who won the toss and elected to bat on another fine-looking wicket. We had a couple of early break throughs taking the first two wicket on 12 but they managed to build an innings finishing on 197 for 8 our main wicket takers were Cory Milburn with 4 wickets for 38, Craig Jobson with 1 wicket for 28, Mark Lawrence with 1 wicket for 28 and Scott Maddison with 2 wickets for 58.

We built a steady innings losing 6 wickets on the way to chasing down the total we finished with 200 for 6 with 2 balls to spare a right nail bitter of a finish Wian Van Zyl with 32, Chris Harwood with 43, David Dent with 34 and Lewis tanney with 31 runs, that left it down to Cory Milburn and Scott Maddison to see us home, with Scott hitting 2 boundary 4s in the final over.

Ashington Rugby CC 29 points and Alnwick CC 7 points

Our 2s travelled up the coast to Embleton CC we lost the toss and they decided to bat their opener Carss went for the bowling and hit fine 55 on a unpredictable wicket, they were eventually all out 127 with our wicket takers being Gary Mordey 5 wickets for 20 runs, David Wanless 4 wickets for 48 runs and Owen Mason 1 for 20. We chased the total down 25 overs scoring 128 for 3 Colin Thornton 43 not out and Michael Adamson with 32 did the job for the Rugger Boys, another good win.

Embleton CC 29 points and Ashington Rugby CC 30 points


Saturday 2nd July, we hosted table toppers Backworth CC at the Rec, we had 3 torrential rain storms on Friday night which render the square to be 40% under water by 5pm Friday evening and the water had run under the covers our groundsman got the game on but the wicket was damp at one end. We lost the toss and were not surprisingly put into bat and we were all out for 76 in 35.1 overs only Adam Peacock with 18 and Mark Lawrence with 19 scored double figures. We didn’t give in and went out to make a game if it and we had steady break throughs with regular wickets and Backworth were 60 for 9 but their number 11 bat decided to have a swing and it came off scoring the winning runs making their total 79 for 9 off 40.2 overs.

Ashington Rugby CC 4 points and Backworth CC 25 points

Our 2nd team made the short journey to play Ulgham CC 1st team, we lost the toss and was put into bat on a green deck, we posted a healthy 201 for 5 off our 40 overs, main run scorers Chris Harwood 52, Michael Adamson 50 not out, Colin Thornton 28, Jay Little 27. Our bowling was just as good with us taking the first two wickets for 3 runs, that however brought in the top man James Lambton who hit a run a ball 36 before being bowled by James Richards. They were up with the run rate when Gary Mordey and Paul Milburn came on who strangled the run scoring keeping it tight not given a great deal away at the same time Ulgham didn’t really go to get the target which was surprising, they finished up 146 for 6 from their 40 overs.

Ulgham CC 1sts 6 points and Ashington Rugby CC 28 points


Saturday 9th July our 1st team travelled to Bates Cottages CC, we won the toss and elected to bat we posted a good 270 for 7 with Wian Van Zyl and Adam Peacock scoring 85 each which set us a great platform. But on a day when runs came by the hatful as well as the wickets we did well early on with Bates being on 59 for 4 wickets, they then lost the next wicket at 150 and were sitting at 217 for 9 when the last 2 batsmen decided to have a swing not having a lot of overs to go and they managed to pull off a victory on the last ball hitting a 4 to win by 2 runs with a total of 272 for 9 the last two men put on 52 runs to win the game. This was a big blow to lose a game when you looked in charge however dropped catches cost the team dearly.

Bates Cottages CC 28 points and Ashington Rugby CC 9 points

Our 2nd team playing at home welcomed Bates Cottages CC to the Rec on a red-hot day and a great looking wicket for batting we lost the toss and Bates decided to bat no surprise there on a brand-new wicket. Bates posted a good 184 for 3 off 40 overs with Sam Biggs scoring 104 not out, hard toil for our bowlers who did well to contain the batters as they did. We were confident even without our top runs scorer who was in Spain, special note to out batters who built a platform Stu Rosser with 22, Colin Thornton with 38, Jay Little with 34 and Tom More with 40 to give us a chance to chase the total down as we did with 8 balls to spare we finished up with 187 for 6 another great win for the boys.

Ashington Rugby CC 26 points and Bates Cottages CC 8 points

28th May to 11th June Results
Jun 16, 2022, 10:45 am

Saturday 11th June Ashington Rugby CC 1st were away at League leaders and undefeated Wickham CC, who won toss and elected to bat they scored 196 for 8 the pick of our bowlers was Mark Lawrence who bowled 12 over, with 5 maidens, taking 5 wickets for only 15 runs top effort. We chased the score down with 1:4 overs to spare losing only 3 wickets. Matty tanney being the stand out performer with 84 not out, Adam Peacock scored 46 and Lewis Tanney 45 not out great result.

Ashington Rugby CC 29 points and Whickham CC 5 points

Our 2nd team welcomed Berwick to the “Rec” we won the toss on a great looking deck, and we made hay in the sunshine we scored 268 for 4 from the allocated 40 overs, captain Chris Harwood top scored with 103 with 14 x 4s and 2 x 6s, he was supported by his voice captain Michael Adamson who scored 87 before being run out, Jay Little chipped in with 33 not out.

Our bowling was tight and gave nothing away which meant Berwick had to go for their shots and eventually they were all out for 147 in 33:2 overs. Pick our bowlers was Gary Mordey and Ricky Gibson who both took 4 wickets each.

Ashington Rugby CC 30 points and Berwick CC 6 points


Saturday 4th June out 1st team entertained Ryton CC for the first ever visit to the “Rec” we lost the toss on another top-quality looking surface and Ryton CC decided to bat they looked good in posting 233 for 5 from the allocated 50 overs. Neil Robison with 65, Ben Pentland with 52 top scored for them with others chipping in. Dean Greaves our top performer with the ball taking 3 wickets for 29 runs in 12 overs.

Our run chase started quite well David Dent scored 57, Wian Van Zyl with 42, Lewis Tanney with 34 and that left Scott Maddison and Andrew Raine to see us through to a great win with 2 balls to spare we lost 8 wickets chasing the total. Top win great effort by all.

Ashington Rugby CC 27 points and Ryton CC 9 points

Our 2nd team was away at Rock CC still with a few missing players who are in the 1st team, we lost the toss and Rock decided to bat, the dangerous Cockayne was the big wickets we need he top scored with 37 before being out to a great Jay Little catch. The rest of the team were out cheaply only posting 63 all out. Our wicket takers were Paul Milburn with 4, Owen Mason and Ricky Gibson with 3 each.

We chased the total down in 16 overs losing only 1 wicket top scorer was Chris Harwood with 31. All the players went back to see a great game with the 1st team at the “Rec”.

Ashington Rugby CC 30 points and Rock CC 0 points


28st May Ashington Rugby CC 1st were away at Matfen playing Blue Flames once again we had a number of players not available for various reason and drafted in players from the 2nds to fill the gaps, we won the toss and elected to field. Blue Flames score 283 for 6 Tom Scott hit 117 and Abubakar Maqsood hit 97, Craig Jobson 2nd team opening bowler was our top performer taking 3 wickets for 60 runs.

We were all out 197 in the 49th over captain David Dent top scored with 56, tough day in the field.

Ashington Rugby CC 7 points and Blue Flames CC 30 points

Our 2nd team welcomed Tillside CC to the “Rec” with a number of players drafted into the 1st team, we lost the toss on another good-looking surface Tillside scored 184 for 8, our top bowling performer was Owen Mason taking 3 wickets for 38 runs.

We chased the total down with Chris Harwood 57, Stu Rosser 37 and Tom More with 38 not out and Owen Mason with 44 not out.

Ashington Rugby CC 29 points and Tillside CC 6 points

Results from 23rd April to 21st May
May 27, 2022, 12:12 pm

21st May Ashington Rugby CC 1st at home to Blagdon Park CC , Blagdon won toss and elected to bat they scored 167 for 8 and we chased the score down with 3.5 overs remaining for the loss of 5 wickets star of the day was Adam Peacock with 91 not out.

Ashington Rugby CC 29 points and Blagdon Park CC 5 points


14th May our 1st team travelled to Berwick with eight 1st players away mainly at a stag do, we won the toss and elected to bat and posted 77 all out, Michael Adamson top scored for us with 35. Berwick made light work of the run chase using 14.2 over and losing 2 wickets.

Berwick CC 30 points and Ashington Rugby CC 1 point


7th May our 1st team entertained Cowgate CC at the Rec, Cowgate won the toss and elected to bat they scored 196 for 8 and our run chase didn’t get going after losing our first wicket on 46 we then ended up all out for 92.

Ashington Rugby CC 4 points and Cowgate CC 29 points


30th April our 1st team travelled to Bedlington CC, we won the toss and elected to bat we posted 177 for 8 off our 50 overs, Craig Sample hit 47, Scott Maddison 41 and Adam Peacock 39. The weather turned and it started to rain after Bedlington had begun their innings the game was abandoned after 36 over with them on 117 for 2, Cory Milburn took both wickets for 16 runs from 8 overs.

Bedlington CC 13 points and Ashington Rugby CC 13 points


Saturday 23rd April our 1st team welcomed Bates Cottages CC to the Rec, we won the toss and elected to bat on a very good-looking deck, we posted 179 for 7 off our 50 overs, Lewis Tanney 66 not out and Mark Lawrence 41. Bates were all out for 67 from 27.1 overs. Dean Greaves did the damage with 6 wickets from 7 overs for 3 runs. We won by 112 runs.

Ashington Rugby CC 29 points and Bates Cottages CC 3 points

16th April first game of the 2022 season
Apr 26, 2022, 4:40 pm

16th April 2022 saw our first team travel away to Backworth for the first competitive fixture in Division 2 after their promotion last season. We have a number of players missing with the dreaded COVID and work issues. We won the toss and decided to bowl and a damp and very green wicket. Backworth posted 158 for 7 off their 50 overs, Duncan with 43 and Minto 37 not out were the main run scorers for Backworth. Our wicket takers were Cory Milburn 10 overs 1 wicket for 28 runs, Dean Greaves 12 overs 2 wickets for 25 runs, Craig Sample 3 overs 1 wicket for 11 runs and Scott Maddison 4 overs, 3 wickets for 21 runs. Our run chase didn’t get going only Cory Milburn with 30, Mark Lawrence with 12 and Adam Peacock with 11 got into double figures, we scored 84 all out from 43.5 overs.

Big thank you to our 1st team match ball sponsor Blu Moon Hair Design

Backworth CC 28 points - Ashington Rugby CC 3 points

Our second team at home lost the toss to Ulgham 1st team and we were put into bat we scored 121 for 9 off our 40 overs Michael Adamson (Midge) top scored with 48. Special point of note goes to Luke Hetherington who at 14 years old bowled a fantastic spell 9 overs, 3 wickets for only 15 runs well done young man, caused our batsmen all sorts of problems. With the wicket drying out we had to bowl well to contain their batsmen, Thomas Luke batted well for 28 along with Martin Prime with 21. Our bowling was good, our wicket takers Owen Mason 8.1 overs 4 wickets for 24 runs along with the star performance Owen Jarvis (Jarvi) 9 overs, 5 wickets for 14 runs including 3 wickets in 4 balls and Gary Mordey 9 overs, 1 wicket for 17 runs. They were 67 for 2 before Jarvi did his magic great win for the Rugger Boys.

Ashington Rugby CC 28 points - Ulgham CC 5 points

Big thank you to our 2nd team match ball sponsor Paul Milburn

Website hits
Feb 13, 2022, 4:16 pm

We have just moved past 133,000 visits to our website since its launch in 2008.

Match Ball Sponsorship
Feb 6, 2022, 7:05 pm

We are looking to run a match ball sponsorship again this season each ball costs £25.

We are looking to have the 1st, 2nd and possibly our Sunday team games sponsored if at all possible, please contact the chairman to select your games you would like to sponsor.

This is also the time for members to approach the company they work for or any other business they think would like to sponsor a match ball. 

As a club we have alreday spent well over £1200 for crickets balls to cover the 2022 season.  

Cricket Nets
Feb 6, 2022, 6:56 pm

Our indoor cricket nets are to held once again at Bede School in Blyth 8pm till 9pm, they start on Wednedsay 23rd February and run for 6 weeks the last session is on March 30th.

Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League AGM 2022
Dec 13, 2021, 2:41 pm

Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League AGM

Thursday 27th January 2022 in the Callerton Suite, Blue Flames Sporting Club (NE12 9SF), starting at 7:30pm 

Club AGM 2021
Nov 26, 2021, 11:19 am

Club AGM Held 15th November at Ashington Rugby Club.

Our Officials for 2022 season are as Follows.


Chairman – Paul Milburn

Secretary - Chris Harwood

Treasure – Paul Milburn

Safeguarding Officer – Chris Mason

Plus, Committee Members;

Cory Milburn

Mark Lawrence

David Dent

Michael Adamson

Matthew Tanney

Tom More


Club Auditor – Dean Hardy


Playing Officials

1st Team Captain – David Dent

1st Team Vice Captain – Mark Lawrence


2nd Team Captain – Chris Harwood

2nd Team Vice Captain – Michael Adamson


Midweek Captain – Matthew Tanney

Midweek Vice Captain – Owen Mason


Sunday Friendly Team Captain – Tom More

1st team match report update
Sep 16, 2021, 4:44 pm

The return of the match report!!

It appears the 1st XI match reports peaked when everybody was slaughtered for their efforts in the victory over Whitley Bay six weeks ago, much to the enjoyment of the readers and then they since ceased. However, in the meantime we have actually been playing some competitive cricket so before we dive into the last report of the season, here’s a little recap of the weeks leading up to this point.

14th August – We made the travel north to sunny Berwick in the eagerly anticipated top of the table clash and arguably one of the biggest games of the club’s history knowing a win would be a massive step towards becoming league champions. That morning brought a few trips to the toilet, nervous poo’s and all that but what would follow was an excellent team effort. Bowling first, Cory spearheaded the attack and was pretty much unplayable ripping through the Berwick top order with a spell of 4-20. Greaves picked up where Cory left off claiming 3-17 in no time and with Marky Lawrence nicking a couple at the other end and Berwick were all out 84. In our reply, Colin Thornton batted through finishing 25 not out while successfully boring the bowlers to death, whilst partner Chris Harwood flayed a pleasing 27. Lewy Tanney would see the side home blasting a quickfire 16 to see us win by 7 wickets and pick up max 30 points! Four games to go, 3 wins needed….

21st August – Nine regular 1st teamers had spent the previous two nights getting tanked up in Liverpool on Scotty Maddison’s stag do and as the train departed for central station at 6:35am Saturday Morning, not one of them was in a fit state to play cricket. (James Richards was exempt as he’s a mince and only drinks orange juice on nights out). Much to the delight of the lads, it was chucking it down with rain and the whole weeks fixture list was washed out. If there is a cricket god out there he was definitely watching over us. 5 points picked up.

28th August – Allendale CC v ARCC. First of all, we must say what a pleasure it was to play at such a picturesque ground on a beautiful summer’s day. Skipper Dent chose to bat first and we were in trouble early doors when Matty Tanney and Colin were removed by the unsettling pace of Tom Scott leaving us at 16-2. Dent himself followed the same route soon after playing a shocking shot across the line and was bowled with the score on 30. Power trio A. Peacock (32), Lew Tan (33) and Cal Milburn (28) rebuilt the innings but when they all departed and the score sat 122-7 we were a long way short of a good score. Enter the trio we all needed – Scotty Mad, James Richards and star batsmen Dean Greaves who showed real grit and determination to battle out the remaining 12 overs and push the score up to 168. Greaves and James putting on 39 for the final wicket. With the ball in hand Cory and James both picked up an early scalp but Allendale fought hard and had us on the back foot at 73-3 until the king of swing Greaves entered the fray and reaffirmed his status of club legend. A spell of 5 wickets for 9 runs in as many overs was exactly what we needed and he was well supported by Lawrence who grabbed another 3 to add to his growing seasonal tally and bring home the victory. A huge 29 points and now one win away from the title!

4th September – The day of destiny – Stocksfield 2’s were the visitors to The Rec and the equation was a simple one.. 28 points and the league title was ours! The team was at full strength with the exception of regular wicket keeper Matty Tanney who was ably replaced by Andrew Raine behind the stumps. Asked to bat first on a typical flat deck, David Dent finally manned up and opened the batting and proceeded to blast a barrage of boundaries in an enterprising knock of 42 until in typical Denty fashion he played a honking shot and was caught. Colin and new man in Peacock then bored everyone in the vicinity of the rugby club to death with some ultra defensive batting. (Adam’s 8 month old son cried for an hour straight watching his dad bat for the first time). Adam was clean bowled with the score on 104 trying to inject some much needed energy into the innings. (N.B. Colin was 17* off 104 balls at this point) bringing run machine Lew Tan to the crease. After Lewy gave Colin the no talk death stare they both played a flurry of shots and a 75 run partnership saw the final score land on 183-2 for max batting points. Shout out to Cal Milburn for another afternoon spent with pad rash watching people block balls he reckons he could reverse sweep for six.

Needing only six wickets to secure the required points we got off to the perfect start when Cory clean bowled Catnatch in the first over. James Richards struck early from the other end removing Wraith caught at mid off and then having Kingman snicked off to 1st slip where Captain Symbols actually caught one. Cory followed up beating page all ends up with a slower ball and Stocksfield were reeling at 32-4. Enter the resident wicket Burglar Mark Lawrence here to clean up the tail… N. Numan took a liking to some of Mark’s early pie chucking and was granted a lifeline when a skied shot to cow corner was headed towards Callum only for him to still be sitting in a huff about not getting a bat and a simple chance was squandered with him getting nowhere near it. Safe hands Cory made no mistake next time around Numan offered a catch and the end was in sight. Lawrence picked up a cheeky 4-21 and the title was secured when Colin took a sharp chance at midwicket to send the crowd wild. (The crowd was made up of Bernie, Shaun and David Tanney). WE ARE THE CHAMPIONSSSS!!


Now if anyone is still reading here’s what happened when we hosted Corbridge CC on the final game of the season.

Believe it or not and contrary to the scorecard this game was pretty much a damp squib. The title was in the bag, the opposition were hoping it was cancelled due to lack of players and our lads just wanted to crack on with the club BBQ. There was no toss and Denty let Corbridge bat first so they could leave early (sure I seen Corbridge captain Fowler slip him £20). Anyways, Cory removed the first three batsmen in quick succession with Jamesy clean bowling another to have them 24-4. When Milburn picked up another it looked for all money he’d get a 5for but he bottled it completely and was blowing out his arse after 5 overs. FINE! After begging his best friend for a bowl Mark was introduced needing 4 wickets for 50 in the season – the pitch was turning and Mark had no clue what to do when the Corbridge middle order who had previously looked out their depth starting hitting out. Mark dropped an easy caught and bowled blaming it on the sun even though he was wearing sunglasses?? Rachel turned up to open the bar so Greaves came into the attack to finish the job taking 3 wickets for 0 runs like an absolute boss! Corbridge all out 37.

Both sides wanted the runs knocked off as quick as possible we sent our two most attacking batsmen in Matty and Colin. The lads had to do a double take when Matty slapped a boundary in the first over but he was soon castled by a youngster who was struggling to land it on the strip. (Highlight of the day was Matty telling the umpire it kept low only for him to laugh and inform Matty it was actually just a terrible shot). Colin attempted a shot other than the dab through gully and missed a straight one to succumb LBW. Score 20-2. Cal Milburn who was pushed uncomfortably high up the order to 3 and whacked a meaty straight six. With 2 runs needed he tried to end it in style but got nowhere a slog and we ended winning with 2 byes. Village cricket at its best.

…aaaaand EXHALE! The final word is just to say a massive thank you to all those who have sponsored us throughout the season, those who have came up and supported us and a huge congratulations to all the lads involved in making history and achieving our end goal. We look forward to the challenge of Division 2 next year.

See you in 2022! OVER AND OUT..

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 Main Sponsor for 2022
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Many thanks to Chris for his support, for last 11 seasons and this season coming.

Fantasy Cricket

No Fantasy Club Cricket in 2021 due to COVID-19.

See what happens with the Fantasy Club Cricket for the 2022 season.

Club Clothing

We now have an online Club Shop.

You can order items and have them delivered to your door at a small charge or you can collect them in the shop for free.

Club clothing is provided by Kits for All (Planet Trophies) contact Richard at to order one off items as required or phone him on 0191 2680000

Personal Accident Insurance 

Your club recommends that all members consider signing up to their own Personal Accident Insurance.  Whilst serious injuries are thankfully very rare, however it is a possibility and members should consider taking such a policy out. 

Your club does not have personal accident insurance for its members.

If you are self-employed or do not benefit from a workplace sickness scheme with sickness pay you should consider this type of insurance especially if you are not fit enough to attend work, please ensure that any personal accident/sickness insurance you consider covers you playing club cricket. 

Function Room

The new extension provides a fantastic Function Room at Ashington Rugby Club, can sit 160 to 180, available for all types of parties and events, ring 01670 814123 for further information. Call Tuesday or Thursday between 7 and 9pm or Saturday between 1pm and 9pm or Sunday between 12 and 1.30pm. Or alternatively leave a message via our contact tab down the left hand side of this page. 

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