Notice to all Players and club members. The Annual general meeting of ERCC will be held at Houghton Rugby Club on Monday 4th November 6.30pm. Can everyone please try and attend.
Work on our new 'Hazard pavilion and community space' has continued apace, with our contractor Jefferson building solutions having laid the foundations, floor, drains and some external landscaping. Finally the walls and insulation have risen to head height, so we are now awaiting the arrival of the scaffolding. We once again thank Sport England for their funding of £50,000 for our pavilion.
Week 20 saw us travel to Murton for the final ever NEDCL match, fitting that it was against Murton also a founder club of the league in 1895. Murton batted first making 211 all out. Out bowling Derrick Steinberg 3 for 35, James Bell 2 for 25, Connor Henderson 0 for 29, James Messer 3 for 28, Kieran Burrell 1 for 34, Jack Holding 0 for 30, Scott Gillan 0 for 21 and Neil Matthew's 1 for 5. After tea we were bowled out for 131. Neil Matthew's 13, Scott Gillan 6, Luke Richardson 6, Connor Henderson 6, Ralph Richardson 0, Jack Holding 68, Grant Wilson 0, James Messer 0, Kieran Burrell 7, James Bell 0 and Derrick Steinberg 0.
The following week we played Burnhope in the final of the Johnson/Coates trophy, they batted first making 142 for 8. With Scott Taylor 2 for 12, Scott Gillan 2 for 28, Glen Moody 2 for 26, Kieran Burrell 1 for 22, Ben Mummery 0 for 21 and Dave Wales 1 for 12. We then fell short by 9 runs. With Tom Rennie 23, Scott Gillan 0, Dave Wales 24, Scott Taylor 4, Colin Henderson 29 not out, Kieran Burrell 3, Adam Bell 4, Ben Mummery 4, Grant Wilson 1 not out.
This week we start with the seconds. Who needed two wins this weekend to secure the NEDCL division 2 title. First up was a visit to Belmont. Where the hosts were bowled out for 23. With Scott Taylor 1 for 9, Jordan Bell 3 for 10, Kieran Burrell (on his return after an operation!) 3 for 1 and Scott Gillan 1 for 2. After tea Luke Johnson hit 2, Adam Bell 15 not out and Ben Mummery 8 not out, seeing us to our first victory.
On sunday we faced Kibblesworth, these games are always close encounters and sundays was no different. Kibblesworth batted first making 83 all out, With Scott Taylor 2 for 33, Jordan Bell 3 for 24, Connor Henderdon 3 for 12 and Kieran Burrell 2 for 10. Our innings saw wickets regularly falling, but we scraped home and won the league title with two wickets in hand. Michael Williamson 9, Scott Gillan 2, Ralph Richardson 12, Connor Henderson 6, Scott Taylor 18, Rachael Petherick 2, Kieran Burrell 10, Adam Bell 8 not out, Ben Mummery 0 and Jordan Bell 1 not out. Skipper Colin Henderson did not bat. So well done to skipper and everyone that's played for the seconds this year.
We would like to thank Kibblesworth for rearranging this fixture from earlier in the season, in difficult circumstances.
The seconds do have one more match on Saturday 14th Sept versus Burnhope @ Seaham Harbour. In the final of Johnson/Coates trophy.
The firsts also played Belmont and ran out 6 wicket Victor's. Belmont batted first making a strong 153 for 6. With Chris Valance 0 for 33, Derrick Steinberg 1 for 19, Connor Henderdon 0 for 26, Ian Kitching 3 for 28, Jack Holding 1 for 26 and Carl Levy 0 for 14.
After tea Neil Matthew's scored 16, Stuart Archbold 19, Luke Richardson 21, Connor Henderson 27, Jack Holding 41 not out and Chris Valance 21 not out. A nice team batting effort. Next week the firsts visit Murton.
The firsts suffered a 9 wicket defeat at the hands of champions elect Seaham Harbour, we batted first being bowled out for 95. STEPHEN Hutchinson 1, Rachel Petherick 0, Luke Richardson 6, Connor Henderson 37, Tom Rennie 5, Stuart Archbold 4, James Messer 10, Chris Valance not out 13, Ben Mummery 3, Derrick Steinberg 0 and Grant Wilson 2. After tea they reached 98 for 1, with Chris Vlance 0 for 21, Derrick Steinberg 1 for 15, James Messer 0 for 19, Connor Henderson 0 for 8, Rachel Petherick 0 for 22 and Grant Wilson 0 for 6.
The seconds had a better day at the Hazard against seaham seconds. Batting first we made 118 all out. WIth Kristian Jefferson 46, Scott Gillan 11, Ralph Richardson 22, L Johnson 3, Scott Taylor 9, Ben storey 1, David Wales 1, Adam Bell 1, Colin Henderson 1, James Bell 1 and Iain Hughes not out 0. After tea they were bowled out for 99. With Scott Taylor 2 for 29, James Bell 2 for 12, Kristian Jefferson 5 for 27, Ben storey 0 for 13 and Scott Gillan 1 for 9. This left us top of Division 2 just 3 points ahead of Simonside.
The firsts travelled to Beamish in search of an elusive win but fell short by 27 runs. Beamish made 118 all out, with Chris valance 2 for 32, Derrick Steinberg 0 for 19, James Messer 1 for 28, Connor Henderson 4 for 18, Ben Mummery 1 for 7 and Ian Kitching 1 for 6. In reply we struggled with the bat reaching 91 all out. Ben storey 7, Luke Richardson 0, Connor Henderson 4, Jack Holding 0, Dave Wales 0, James Messer 29, Chris Valance 14, Stephen Hutchinson 11, Ben Mummery 7, Derrick Steinberg not out 6 and Ian Kitching 2.
The seconds had a much better day defeating a depleted Beamish seconds by 9 wickets. Beamish were bowled out for 39. With Scott Taylor 0 for 7, Scott Gillan 5 for 15, Grant Wilson 1 for 6, Glenn Moody 0 for 2 and L Johnson 1 for 5. In reply L Johnson 12 not out, Scott Gillan 8 and Ralph Richardson 19 not out. Saw us to victory, and we remain top of the table with two games to go.
Sunday saw us in the role of underdogs, as we took on newly crowned and undefeated league champions Seaham Harbour. In the final of the Glenn Pattison memorial trophy. We batted first making 108 all out, with Neil Matthews 8, Michael Williamson 30, Luke Richardson 14, Connor Henderson 11, James Messer 0, Jack Holding 15, Grant Wilson 1, Chris Valance 5, Colin Henderson 1, Kieran Burrell 6, Derrick Steinberg 5 not out. In reply the crowd fell silent as the wickets tumbled with Harbour finally bowled out for 91. With Chris VaLance 2 for 16, Derrick steinberg 2 for 18, Connor Henderson 1 for 29, James Messer 2 for 13 and Jack Holding 3 for 10. Man of the match, skipper Jack Holding. Well done lads for a brilliant team effort.
Finally our Sport England funded pavilion is underway, with builder Jefferson building solutions are making quick progress. One week has seen the foundations poured and the first brick work now in place. The floor should be laid by the time you read this on Tuesday.
Once again thanks to Sport England for funding this project.
Disappointing weekend. With no cricket played due to the rain.
With the semi final vs Belmont on Friday, Saturdays league games versus Wearmouth and Simonside and Sundays Johnson/ Coates cup final vs Burnhope all abandoned.
Also abandoned was the digging of the foundations for the nee pavilion. This is delayed til next week, thanks again to Sport England for grant funding for this pavilion.
The firsts had a bad day at the office as they travelled to Coundon, they were bowled out for 76. Steve Hutchinson 0, Tom Rennie 0, Luke Richardson 0, Connor Henderson 16, Jack Holding 5, James Messer 12, Stuart Archbold 0, Chris Valance 20 not out, Ben Mummary 0, Derrick Steinberg 0 and Ian Kitching 0. After tea Chris Valance took 2 for 24, Derrick Steinberg 1 for 18, Connor Henderson 1 for 22 and James Messer 1 for 12.
The seconds regained the top spot in division 2 beating Murton by 6 wickets. They batted first making 75 all out. With Scott Taylor 5 for 16, James Bell 1 for 16, Scott Gillan 2 for 6, Adam Bell 1 for 9, Luke Johnson 1 for 13 and D Wales 0 for 10.
After tea Scott Gillan 18, Luke Johnson 8, Ralph Richardson 36 not out, Scott Taylor 1, D Wales 0 and Colin Henderson 9 not out.
Next week sees 2 league games, a semi final and a cup final on Sunday so busy week.
The club sadly saw the passing of player Matthew Jane, who was well known in North East cricket and had recently come out of retirement to play once again for Rainton. as a mark of respect our game vs South Hetton was abandoned (Matthew started his career at South Hetton). The second team game versus Kibblesworth has been rearranged to the 1st September, we would like to thank Kibblesworth who refused our offer to concede the tie. So thanks go to Kibblesworth and South Hetton for their understanding.
Cup update - Tantobie conceded in the Johnson/coates so we now meet Burnhope in the final.
- We were rained off against Belmont in the semi final of the Glenn Pattison trophy semi final. This will be replayed next week.
On Saturday both the first and second team games versus Burnhope were abandoned due to the rain.
Quick update this week. Stanhope conceded to the firsts. So its 20 points but we always enjoy the visits from Stanhope so it was a shame not to play.
The seconds travelled to Tantobie and had them 19 for 6 when the rain arrived. With Matty Jane 4 for 4 and Kieran Burrell 1 for 10. So we knocked off the top spot as Simonside dodged the showers.
In the cups we travel to South Hetton on monday night in the Vinton brothers trophy.
Whilst we are still in the Johnson/Coates trophy versus Tantobie. And the Glenn Pattison versus Belmont.
Unusual this week I can report on three wins.
Starting with the first team who pulled away from the bottom spot with a home victory over beamish. Beamish batted first and were bowled out for 99. With James Messer 1 for 27, Chris Valance 1 for 29, Connor Henderson 4 for 15 and Derrick Steinberg 2 for 25.
After tea, Neil Matthew's 50 not out, Steve Hutchinson 3 and Luke Ricardson 36 not out. Saw us over the line.
The seconds had a double weekend. Facing Beamish and Kibblesworth.
On saturday we beat Beamish by 74 runs. We batted first making 138 all out. Scott Gillan 7, Lee Johnson 17, Ralph Richardson 52, Scott Taylor 1 Grant Wilson 11, Ben Mummary 1, Iain Hughes 4, Adam Bell 8, James Bell 13, Ian Kitching 1 not out. After tea we bowled out Beamish for 64. With S Taylor 2 for 21, James Bell 2 for 13, Grant Wilson 2 for 14 and Ian Kitching 1 for 10.
On sunday, we took on Kibblesworth in a top of the table clash, we came out victorious in a close game. Kibblesworth batted first and were bowled out for 93. With Scott Taylor 4 for 17, James Bell 0 for 16, Kieran Burrell 5 for 13, Connor Henderson 1 for 23 and James Messer 0 for 2. We them lost 8 wickets in the chase, as we passed the total in the last over. Michael Williamson 11, Tom Rennie 14, Connor Henderson 0, Scott Taylor 79, James Messer 5, Scott Gillan 8, Kieran Burrell 5, Colin Henderson 4, Ben Mummary 8 not out, Grant Wilson 4 not out. And James Bell DNB. This maintains our position as joint top of division 2.
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