Bob's funeral will be held at 2 pm on Thursday 26th at Durham crematorium.
The club bring you sad news, in announcing the passing of former club player and Chairman, Mr Robert Estell. Bob was a long time club member, and the back bone of our side throughout the 60s and 70s along with his brother George and Albert. He is unfortunately the last susrivivng member of the team from that Era, he will be missed by all at the club and all who knew him.
Bob's funeral will be held at 2 pm on Thursday 26th at Durham crematorium.
The club are trying to get our house in order for the 2018 season. so here it goes...
Any players wanting to take part in our Winter big bash indoor league.
Any new players wanting to join the club for the 2018 season.
Any existing players wishing to re register for next season.
Anyone wishing to train as a cricket coach this winter.
Please can you message Robert Kitching on 07851409744 or a facebook message to give us numbers.
The penultimate week of the North East Durham league 2017, saw the final game for the first team against South Hetton. S Hetton were put into bat, reaching a huge total of 283 for 4, before they decalred. S McCoy making 153 not out and B Stewart 97, our bowlers toiled with Chris Valance 2 for 75, Scott Taylor 0 for 79, Derrick Steinberg 0 for 62 and Darren Portrey 1 for 62. set a formidable total which we looked unlikely to get. However the lads put on a brilliant performance to end up only 41 runs short. Neil Matthews 15, Bobby Batie 17, Luke Richardson 16, Michael Robbie 75, Chris Valance 34, Roy Hardwick 0, Tom Rennie 6, James Messer (a stunning run out) for 19, Scott Taylor 28 not out, Derrick Steinberg 5 and Darren Portrey 0 not out. So there concluded the 2017 season, a third place finish, yet so close and so far from the title.
The second team were supposed to play Kimblesworth. However for the first time in at least 25 years the second team conceded the fixture due to a lack of players.
Next week is the final second team game versus Burnhope.
The firsts travelled to Stanhope and batted first, making 136 for 8 declared. Neil Matthews 39, Bob Batie 1, Scott Gillan 6, Luke Richardson 27, Michael Robbie 1, Chris Valance 5, Connor Henderson 21, Colin Henderson 8 not out, Rachel Petherick 0, Derrick Steinberg not out 2. H Muse took 2 for 20.
In reply Stanhope were bowled out for 86, with J Bates and S Campbell scored 28. Chris Valance took 1 for 24, Derrick Steinberg 0 for 13, Ian Kitching 0 for 17, Rachel Petherick 4 for 22 and Connor Henderson 2 for 8. A victory by 50 runs.
The seconds were put into the field at home to Kibblesworth, the away side then made 197 for 9 declared with D Hughes making 112. Darren Portrey 1 for 64, Pradeep Nair 1 for 31, Adam Bell 4 for 48, James Messer 0 for 23, Roy Hardwick 2 for 15 and Adam Thwaites 1 for 3. In reply we were bowled out for 84. Davy Noble 0, Adam Thwaites 17, Darren Portrey 7, Roy Hardwick 16, Ralph Richardson 1, James Messer 4, Tom Rennie 11, Adam Bell 8, Pradeep Nair 2 not out.
On Sunday the firsts hosted Hunwick. Batting first rainton reached 185 all out. Neil Matthews 41, Bob Batie 0, Luke Richardson 0, Lee Henderson 2, Michael Robbie 51, Jack Holden 6, Connor Henderson 0, Chris Valance 36, Scott Taylor 19, Brad Davis 3 not out and Derrick Steinberg 0. With both T Little and J Mensforth taking 3 for 36. A Proud made 67 not out as they passed the total with just three overs left for the loss of 4 wickets. Brad Davis 0 for 45, Scott Taylor 3 for 18, Chris Valance 1 for 41, Derrick Steinberg 0 for 49 and Connor Henderson 0 for 10. A loss by 6 wickets.
The firsts completed a brilliant win this week at home to a strong Kimblesworth first team. Batting first Rainton were reduced to 99 all out. Neil Matthews was caught early for 4, opening partner Bob Batie however added 20 before being bowled. Scott Gillan added 3 whilst Luke Richardson was quickly caught for 0. Lee Henderson was also caught for 9. Michael Robbie then commenced the fight back posting 21 before being given out LBW. This left Connor Hnederson 7, Tom Rennie 0, Chis Vallance 11, Scott Taylor 11 and Derrick Steinberg 1 not out to complete the innings. D Showler took 6 for 25 for Kimblesworth. After tea Kimblesworth were bowled out for 73. S Emmerson got them off to a good start with 17, however a middle order collapse led to D Card adding 22 from the tail, but it wasnt quite enough. Chis Valance took 2 for 12, Scott Taylor 4 for 25, Connor Henderson 2 for 12 and Derrick Steinberg 2 for 18. This moved us back up to 4th in table, only 15 points behind the leaders.
The seconds however were beaten by Simonside away at Cleadon. Rainton again batted first, Colin Henderson was caught for 2, Davy Noble was dismmised for 0, Adam Thwaites was run out for 5, Roy Hardwick was caught on 8, Sunni Khan added a good part of the total but he was run out on 33. Gary Goyle was caught for 4, Ralph Richardson was also caught by ex Rainton player G Wilson for 9. The tail end of the batting order had bags of experience and contributed greatly to the total, chairman Graham Avent was caught for 19, Michael Petherick was not out for 18, whilst Ian Kitching was caught for 16. Simonside however reached the total for the loss of three wickets. D Parnaby adding 65 not out and G Haines 33 not out saw them across the line. Colin Henderson took the only catch of the game. Ian Kitching took 2 for 30, Sunni Khan 1 for 26, Adam Thwaites 0 for 37 and Roy Hardwick 0 for 29. so it was a 7 wicket victory for Simonside. So it wasnt a bad weekend. so roll on next week.
Both teams played Wearmouth and unfortunately it was two loses. The firsts hosted Wearmouth. Batting first Wearmouth in a rain effected innings, they made 120 all out. Scott Taylor took 0 for 26, ChrisVallance 3 for 9, Derrick Steinberg 2 for 24, Rachel Petherick 3 for 32 and Connor Henderson 2 for 20.
After tea the rain worsened, however the umpires took the teams back onto the field. In a rain soaked innings Rainton made it too 82 for 8. Bob Batie 26, Scott Gillan 0, Luke Richardson 7, Scott Taylor 3, Jack Holden 0, Micheal Robbie 18 not out, Connor Henderson 6, Chris Valance 2, and Rachel Petherick 3 not out. A loss, in a game which should have been abandoned due to the weather, but a loss all the same.
the seconds travelled to Wearmouth Batting first the home side made 107 for 6, with Ian Kitching taking 1 for 27, James Messer 3 for 21, Jack Hedley 0 for 10, Adam Bell 0 for 22 and Sunni Khan 2 for 15.
Adam Thwaites 21, Sunni Khan 22, Colin Henderson 13, Roy Hardwick 1, Ralph Richardson 6, Adam Bell 3, Gary Goyle 7, Jack Hedley 1, Ian Kitching not out 3 and Graham Avent not out 0. Leaving us three runs short, again disappointing.
The first team travelled to Beamish, batting first Beamish reached 65 all out. A Simblett and M Elinor added 14 runs each. The bowling figures were Chris Valance 2 for 12, Scott Taylor 0 for 15, Derrick Steinberg 4 for 19, Ian Kitching 1 for 11 and Connor Henderson 1 for 0. In reply Scott Gillan was caught on 11, Jack Holding 43 not out and Luke Richardson 6 not out saw us over the line.
The second team gained twenty points without bowling a ball, as Beamish seconds conceded.
On Sunday however the seconds travelled to South Hetton to contest the final of the Johnson - Coates cup. Batting first Rainton reached 179 for 7. Colin Henderson added 5, Davy Noble 20, Tom Rennie 22, Ralph Richardson 55 not out, James Messer 1, Scott Taylor 12, Darren Portrey (without his slippers) 31, Glenn Moody 0 and Ian Kitching 8 not out. With Adam Bell and Richard Harrison not having to bat.
After tea the rain began to fall during the Hunwick innings, however the rain cleared until the last over of the match. Hunwick matched the run rate well, however after the loss of B Jones for 43 runs became harder to come by. The game finished in the rain with Hunwick making 138 for 9, despite two dogs getting on the pitch. The bowling figures were: Scott Taylor 1 for 23, Ian Kitching 2 for 16, Darren Portrey 2 for 33, Richard Harrison 1 for 35, Glenn Moody 0 for 19 and James Messer 3 for 6 (including a brilliant caught and bowled). The man of the match was Ralph Richardson for his 55 not out and 1 victim behind the stumps.
Well done lads, commiserations to Hunwick. And thank you to South Hetton CC for holding the final.
The first team completed a 7 wicket victory over Belmont on Saturday. Batting first Belmont reached 67 all out, with P Cosford top scoring on 15. Our bowling figures were Chris Vallance 2 for 3, Derrick Steinberg 3 for 7, Connor Henderson 3 for 18, Glen Moody 0 for 12, Scott Gillan 0 for 13, Neil Matthews 0 for 5 and Michael Robbie 1 for 3. After another nice Rainton tea, Neil Matthews added 16, Scott Gillan 2, Luke Richardson bowled with only 1 run needed on 19, Lee Henderson 26 not out and Michael Robbie 1 not out. Giving us 20 points and another win.
The seconds travelled all the way to belmont. This time Rainton batted first making 179 all out, with T Cullen taking 3 for 40. James Messer started us off well with 24, Adam Thwaites then posted 21 and Davy Noble 4 to get us off to good start. Gary Goyle then provided 24 runs, his highest total of the season so far. Sunny Khan retired Hurt with 6, everyone from both clubs wishes him well with his recovery. Ralph Richardson then added the Duck of the day before Scott Taylor made 31. Richard Harrison 2, Adam Bell 16, Darren Portrey 16 and Ian Kitching 12 not out.
After tea Belmont batted out the 45 overs for 117 runs, losing 9 wickets. Scott Taylor 0 for 7, Ian Kitching 3 for 5, Adam Thwaites 0 for 14, Darren Portrey 1 for 31, Richard Harrison 0 for 10, Adam Bell 3 for 26, James Messer 0 for 10 and Gary Goyle 1 for 9.
Giving us a 62 run victory.
On the Sunday however the second team travelled to Hunwick to contest the final of the Amos Lowing/Wilson memorial shield. We went into the game as underdogs as we faced all conquering Kimblesworth. Batting first Kimblesworth made 81 all out, with the top scorers being M Messer 29 and P Nixon 26 not out. Our bowling looked strong today with Ian Kitching taking 5 for 9, Scott Taylor 0 for 41, Glen Moody 2 for 17 and Darren Portrey 1 for 13.
After a brilliant tea, laid on by Hunwick CC. We lost only a single wicket in the chase with Davy noble falling LBW for 1, Bobby Batie made 27 and Tom Rennie 29 to see us home. Well done lads. Thanks again to Hunwick CC for hosting the final.
It rained. Second team game versus Tantobie abandoned rain.
The first team game versus Hunwick is to be re arranged.
The first team played out a brilliant game against Burnhope CC, for once luck was on our side and we ran out 3 run winners against the team top of the table. Batting first Rainton reached 119 all out. Neil Matthews 13, Scott Gillan 1, Luke Richardson 16, Lee Henderson 34, Michael Robbie 9, Connor Henderson 20, Scott Taylor 4, Roy Hardwick 2, Pradeep Nair 1, Derrick Steinberg 10 not out and Ian Kitching 1. G Dawson did the damage for Burnhope taking 6 for 39. In reply M Fraser got Bunrhope going well with 43. However the run rate slowed in the 35 over game until Burnhope needed 5 from the last ball. Scott Taylor took 1 for 19, Derrick Steinberg 3 for 37, Pradeep Nair 3 for 35 and Ian Kitching took 2 for 23.
As the firsts celebrated news filtered through that the seconds had lost by 92 runs away at Hunwick. Batting first Hunwick made 173 for 8 with S Hill making 62. Darren Portrey took 4 for 56, Jack Holding 2 for 30, Adam Bell 0 for 19, Richard Harrison 0 for 31 and James Hedley 2 for 19. We however struggled with the bat finishing on 81 all out. Davy Noble 3, Gary Goyle2, Jack Holding 0, Tom Rennie 11, Sunni Khan 29, Ralph Richardson 5, James Messer 21, James Hedley 2, Adam Bell 0, Darren Portrey 0 and Richard Harrison 0 not out.
The seconds are now in the final of the Amos Lowing/Wilson trophy.
East Rainton vs Kimblesworth @ Hunwick cc on Sunday 30th July.
Semi Final of the Johnson /coates @ the Hazard vs Hunwick on Thursday 20th. 6pm
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