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25th July 2021 

MANDERSTON 79 all out lost to BAMBURGH CASTLE 245 for 3 by 166 runs

Bamburgh travelled to Manderston on Sunday and came away with a 166 run victory over their hosts. Bamburgh batted first and dominated proceedings from the start with the in form James Crooks leading the way opening the batting and registering his first ton for Bamburgh retiring on an unbeaten 101 off 85 balls including 13 fours. He was ably assisted by Lawrence Reeves batting at number 4 making an unbeaten 70 not out off only 64 balls with the seasiders finishing up on 245 for 3 off their allotted 35 overs. Manderston's skipper Chuck Scott took all of the 3 wickets that fell for 39 off 6 overs. When Manderston batted they were unable to contend with the fine bowling of the Bamburgh attack and after 20 overs had slumped to 39 for 6. The only real resistance came in a 7th wicket stand of 35 off 8 overs between James Connington who made 25 and Hugo Tomlin who ended up with 23 before the innings subsided to 79 all out after 31.3 overs. A special mention to the 8 bowlers for Bamburgh who gave nothing away. A fine all round performance from Bamburgh from their trip to the borders.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 18th July 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 226 for 6 beat KNIGHT'S C.C. 106 all out by 120 runs

In a match sponsored by The Castle Inn a depleted Bamburgh side overcame the Knight's C. C, from County Durham by 120 runs on Sunday. Opting to bat first yet again Bamburgh after some early setbacks posted another score of over 200 runs off their 25 overs. James Crooks 52 and Callum Hindhaugh 51 both retired not out and with three other batsmen scoring over 30 the total ended up on 226 for 6. Knight's tried 9 bowlers in an attempt to stem the run flow to no avail. When the Knight's batted they too lost early wickets and with controlled accurate bowling from the young seasiders attack were soon behind the scoring rate and were eventually bowled out for 106 a deficit of 120 runs. Dave Bradley batting at 3 top scored for the visitors with 34 without a lot of support. Two players making their debuts for Bamburgh took the bowling honours Harry Hooley with 4 for 24 and twelve year old Fin Allen 3 for 11 off his 5 overs. The match was marred by a nasty hand injury to Bamburgh's Cam Nichols in the field but special thanks must go to Rosanna Curtis who did a fine job deputising for Cam in with the Bamburgh side appreciating her efforts. Another win for the seasiders in a match played in a fine spirit.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 11th July 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 256 for 5 beat BATES COTTAGES 37 for 7 by 219 runs

In a match sponsored by The Potted Lobster Bamburgh overwhelmed Bates Cottages by 219 runs on Sunday. Batting first the home side set about the Bates bowling with relish from the start and with 32 fours and 3 sixes accumulated 256 runs in 35 overs including two retirements in Harry Sutherland with 66 from 47 balls and Lawrence Reeves with 55 in 43 balls. A quick 46 off 29 balls from James Crooks added to the Bates misery. The best of the bowling came from Ben Reddy 2 for 27, Artin Bondalapati 1 for 17 and Saitega Chinagari 1 for 31. When Bates batted their nightmare continued when they lost 4 wickets in only 2 overs with young Harry Parkinson claiming a hat trick in his first over and with only captain Paul Merryweather resisting with an unbeaten 27 succumbed to 37 for 7 when the match ended. Parkinson's final figures were an impressive 4 for 14 ably assisted by Johnny Fortescue with 2 for 9 off their allotted 7 overs. A brilliant all round performance from the seasiders making it 10 wins out of 12 matches.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 4th July 2021 

ROCK 98 all out lost to BAMBURGH CASTLE 191 for 6 by 93 runs

Bamburgh travelled down to near neighbours Rock on Sunday and came away with a 93 runs victory. After opting to bat first and making 47 runs for the first wicket in 8 overs Bamburgh suffered a mini collapse and after 20 overs had slumped to 99 for 6 when skipper Andrew Wright joined the in form Harry Sutherland at the crease. The pair shared an unbeaten 7th wicket stand of 92 runs to end the innings on a respectable 191 for 6 off their 35 overs Sutherland finishing on 70 and Wright 25. Rock used 10 bowlers in their pursuit of wickets with young Frankie Kirk-Gibb the main wicket taker with 3 for 22. When Rock batted they found runs hard to come by against some fine bowling from the seasiders and found themselves in deep trouble on 60 for 7 after 20 overs. Their main hope was Sri Lanka's Alnmouth overseas player who was guesting for Rock Dushan Hamantha who batting at number 9 struck 23 runs including 5 fours in only 13 balls before he was out l.b.w. to Andrew Wright who went on to wrap up the innings to finish with 3 for 18. All the Bamburgh bowlers bowled well but special mention must go to Mark Roxburgh with fine figures of 4 for 18 off his 7 overs. After the match Rock provided a barbecue for Bamburgh which went down a treat and ended the day on a high.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 27th June 2021

 BAMBURGH CASTLE 258 for 3 beat ST GEORGES ROVERS 118 for 7 by 140 runs

Bamburgh continued on their winning ways on Sunday with a comprehensive 140 run victory over St Georges Rovers in a match sponsored by The Lord Crewe Hotel. Opting to bat first the hosts set upon the bowling from the off and for the fifth time this season posted over 200 runs in their allotted 35 overs. Despite some belligerent hitting from Harry Sutherland (78) and James Crooks (74 not out) the biggest cheer of the day was reserved for the vice captain Neal Newcombe who made his maiden half century batting at number three with 54 not out sharing an unbeaten century 4th wicket stand with Crooks. Veteran spinner Graham Lockwood was the best of the bowling with 2 for 19 off his 5 overs. When the Rovers batted they were always behind the rate with Roy Haygarth (34), Callum Bell (26) and Dave Fixter (20) the only batsmen to make double figures. To cap a good all round day James Crooks followed up his batting by taking 3 for 9 off 6 overs with the ball ably assisted by home skipper Andrew Wright with 2 for 5 off his 6. A good all round team performance by the seasiders in a match played in a sporting manner.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 20th June 2021

BAMBURGH CASTLE 279 for 4 beat OLD RECORD PLAYERS 164 for 9 by 115 runs

After last weeks disappointing defeat Bamburgh entertained The Old Record Players on Sunday in a match sponsored by Carters Butchers and earned an emphatic win by 115 runs. After winning the toss and opting to bat first the seasiders attacked from the off and despite losing a wicket in the sixth over plundered the bowling and an innings that included 32 fours and 6 sixes raced to a staggering total of 279 for 4 off their 35 overs. Main contributors were Finn Baker Cresswell (100), Johnny Roxburgh (73) and Larence Reeves (71). To their credit the Old Record Players bowlers stuck to their task with Joe Fletcher the pick with 1 for 44 their best performer. When the Old Record Players batted they pot up a good fight but with three run outs in their innings ended up with a respectable total of 164 for 9 off their 35 overs. Joe Fletcher with 33, Zohaib Shadid 32 and John Tenniswood 28 the main contributors to the total. The two Harry's Sutherland 2 for 24 and Parkinson 2 for 13 were the main wicket takers for the home side. Another good win for Bamburgh on an excellent wicket which produced nearly 450 runs, a credit to the ground staff.

Dave Parmley

Sunday 13th June 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 171 for 9 lost to BORDERERS 174 for 7 by 3 wickets

In a topsy turvy match on Sunday sponsored by The Lindisfarne Oyster Company the Borderers defeated Bambirgh by 3 wickets with 10 balls to spare in a high scoring match. Opting to bat first the seasiders were soon in trouble losing both openers in 13 balls with the total on only 4. Bamburgh recovered from this early set back and scoring at regular intervals finishing their innings on a respectable 171 for 9 off their 35 overs ly James Crooks top scoring with a fine 59 off 43 balls ably assisted by guest Dale Gibson with 26. Hugh Murphy with 3 for 28 and skipper James Thompson the pick of the bowling. When the Borderers batted they slumped to 127 for 7 in the 28th over with opener Dale Wood top scoring with a patient 31, however if Bamburgh thought the game was over they were in for a rude awakening with Hugh Murphy and Ian Purvis launching a savage attack on the home bowling plundering 47 runs in 5 overs to win the game for the Borderers, Murphy unbeaten on 23 and Purvis 26. A disappointing result for Bamburgh whose fielding was not up to their own high standards.

Dave Parmley

Sunday 6th June 2021 

TILLSIDE 120 all out lost to BAMBURGH CASTLE 129 all out by 9 runs

In an brilliant game on Sunday Bamburgh travelled to Tillside and came away with a tight 9 run victory over their local rivals. Batting first Bamburgh struggled against some tight accurate bowling and never really got going with the exception of Lawrence Reeves who made 55 including 10 fours out of a final total of 129. Only two other batsmen made double figures in an under par total achieved in 31.1 overs. Tillside bowled well with young Olly Dakers the pick with 3 for 16 off his five overs. When Tillside batted if they thought it was going to be easy to win the game they were in for a rude awakening with the Bamburgh bowlers chipping away at the home team and they slumped to 87 for 7 in the 23rd over. However resistance came from Joe Bickerton until he was ninth out stumped for a fine 74 off 94 balls with Tillside requiring 11 runs to win. With 1 run added Tillside lost their final wicket in the 32nd over. No other Tillside batters made double figures and the best bowling for Bamburgh was Cam Nichols with 3 for 18 off six overs. Credit must go to both sides for producing a fine game of cricket played in a sporting manner.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 30th May 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 51 for 2 beat PONTELAND 49 all out by 8 wickets

On a sunny bank holiday in a match sponsored by M Fortescue Plastering and Damp Proofing Specialists a strong Bamburgh side easily overcame Ponteland by 8 wickets in double quick time. Electing to bat first the visitors could not cope with the accuracy of the Bamburgh attack and were on the back foot from the start and after 13 overs had slumped to 27 for 6. Tom Katory batting at number eight did offer a little resistance and was the only batsman to make double figures but when he went for 12 the innings subsided to 49 all out off 24.5 overs. All six bowlers employed by the seasiders took wickets with Cam Nichols taking 4 for 10 off 4.5 overs the stand out figures. When Bamburgh batted they attacked from the start and reached their target in only 6.2 overs in an innings which lasted only 29 minutes which included 8 fours and 1 massive 6. Visiting skipper Parvid Singh with 1 for 4 from his 1 over was the pick of the bowling. Another fine win for Bamburgh against an understrength Ponteland side.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 23rd May 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 112 for 3 beat WOLSINGHAM 111 for 7 by 7 wickets

In a match reduced to 30 overs due to the inclement weather and kindly sponsored by Oswald Hughes Bamburgh returned to winning ways with an emphatic win by 7 wickets over Wolsingham on Sunday. Opting to bat first the visitors struggled to score runs against some tight bowling and after 20 overs were only 50 for 4 however with some big hitting recovered to hit 61 off the final 10 overs their innings ending on 111 for 7 Richard Cramb (29) and Will Smith (23) were the main contributors 8 bowlers were employed by the seasiders with 6 of them taking a wicket each. When Bamburgh batted they attacked from the start and made light work of the total racing to their target in only 17 overs. Opener Cameron Nichols returning to form led the way with a powerful 68 not out off only 49 balls. The visitors bowlers all struggled with Richard Cramb the pick taking 2 wickets for 29 runs. Another good win on a very cold and windy day for the seasiders.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 16th May 2021

BAMBURGH CASTLE 127 all out lost to TILLSIDE 136 for 8 by 9 runs

In a match sponsored by Martin Patterson Bamburgh lost their first match of the season to local rivals Tillside in a closely fought game on Sunday. After winning the toss Bamburgh asked Tillside to bat first and openers Sean Whitty and Greg Davidson put on 49 for the first wicket before Davidson was out for 21 this was followed by a mini collapse which saw a further six wickets fall for only 12 runs leaving the visitors reeling on 61 for 7 after 24 overs. However skipper Ross Hindmarsh aided by the lower order launched a counter attack making 49 off only 32 balls to steer the innings to 136 for 8 off their allotted 35 overs. Harry Parkinson was the pick of the bowling with 0 - 9 in his 7 overs and there were 3 wickets each for Mark Roxburgh and Neil Newcombe. When Bamburgh batted they didn't make the best of starts and with 3 run outs were dismissed for 127 in the final over a deficit of 9 runs. Opener Cameron Nichols top scored with a fine 46 for the seasiders, Pick of the Tillside bowlers was Alan Hindmarsh with 2 - 16. Special mention to the ground staff for their sterling efforts in allowing the match to go ahead

Dave Parmley


Sunday 9th May 2021

 BAMBURGH CASTLE 223 for 6 beat BOMERSUND 82 all out by 141 runs

In a match sponsored by The Castle Inn Bamburgh won for the third time on Sunday. Bomarsund only arrived with 10 players and elected to put the hosts into bat. Bamburgh scored runs at a regular pace scoring 200 plus for the third consecutive match ending the innings on 223 for 6 star man with the bat was Harry Sutherland who followed up his 95 in the first match with a fine 101 before he retired. Johnny Roxburgh weighed in with a rapid 55. Bomar who were short of bowlers never dropped their heads and their best bowling came from Dan Robinson with 2 for 15 and a special mention to their lady player Ellie Taylor with figures of 1 for 33. When Bomarsund batted openers Jaden Sparrow and Matt Crawford raced to 46 in the 10th over before they collapsed to 82 all out. Sparrow made 23 and Crawford 22 with the only other batsman to make double figures was Kieran Breeze with 20. The wickets were shared between five bowlers with Mark Roxburgh and Neil Newcombe recording the best figures.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 2nd May 2021

 BAMBURGH CASTLE 203 for 6 beat NIDDERDALE 147 all out by 56 runs


On Sunday in a match sponsored by The Victoria Hotel Bamburgh overcame Nidderdale from North Yorkshire by 56 runs at the Castle Green. Batting first and without the hero's from last week. Lawrence Reeves and Andrew Stewart took the game to the Yorkies coming together on 79 for 4 adding 102 in quick time before Stewart was out for 39 with the total on 181. Reeves however carried his bat ending with a fine 91 not out in the total of 203 for 6. When Nidderdale batted they were always behind the clock and ended their innings 56 runs short after their 35 overs. Opener Nathan Raine top scored for the visitors with 30. Best bowling for Bamburgh was Neal Newcombe with 4 for 19 ably assisted by Johny Fortescue with 3 for 26. A good win for Bamburgh against another touring side on their first visit to Bamburgh.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 25th April 2021

 BAMBURGH CASTLE 224 for 5 beat OUDLE RAMBLERS 117 all out by 107 runs

In the first match of the 2021 season which was sponsored by Jim Callaghan Bamburgh beat Oudle Ramblers a touring side from Northampton by 107 runs on Sunday. Opting to bat first the hosts lost two quick wickets and it was then that Bamburgh staged a third wicket partnership of 115 runs in only 15 overs between Harry Sutherland and James Crooks which set the tone for a high score. Bamburgh ended their innings on 224 for 5 in their 35 overs. Sutherland top scoring on 95 and Crooks a fine 50. Best bowling for the visitors was Frank Chatterton with 3 - 16 off his 7 overs. When the Ramblers batted after 19 overs they had slumped to 78 for 9 and only the last wicket partnership from Chatterton and Phil Boyle of 39 runs took the total over 100. All 5 bowlers took wickets the best figures being 4 - 19 came from the experienced Mark Roxburgh. A fine start to the season from the seasiders.

Dave Parmley 

Sunday 13th September 2020

Bamburgh v Borderers. Bamburgh win by 9 wickets.

Bamburgh 134 for 1.  C Nichols 71 not out, H Sutherland 33, M Stewart 15 not out.

Borderers 133 All out. R Kelly 3 for 20, H Parkinson 2 for 26.


Sunday 6th September 2020

Bamburgh v Nairobi Wanderers

Nairobi 154 all out

Bamburgh 155 for 1 F Baker Cresswell 106 not out C Nichols 35

Some action from the match.




Sunday 8th September  2013.

Bamburgh Castle 235 all out beat West Linton 118 for 9 by 117 runs

Bamburgh entertained Scottish visitors West Linton on Sunday and had a comprehensive victory by 117 runs. Winning the toss Bamburgh with openers Richard Alsept and Harry Lobb attacked from the start and despite giving a couple of chances each put on a fine 104 in 18 overs before Lobb was bowled by Tony Brian for 40. Lawrence Reeves joined Alsept who had just reached his 50 continued to attack before Alsept fell for a fine 79 with the total on 144 in the 27th over. Reeves returned to form and struck 52 off 46 balls before he retired. There then followed a Bamburgh collapse who lost there last 7 wickets for 38 runs in 10 overs, only Michael Kirkup making double figures with 20 who was last man dismissed in the 39th over with the total on 235. Star bowler for West Linton was veteran Davy Wright with 5-30. When West Linton batted it was obvious that the total was beyond them and the batsmen found it hard to score off good accurate bowling from the home side and finished their innings on 118 for 9 off the allocated 40 overs 117 runs short. The only batsman who looked reasonably comfortable was Rory McGregor who made a patient 38 off 68 balls. Best bowling figures for Bamburgh was Josh Bailey with 4-25 but credit should go to all of the bowlers for their efforts. Another good win for Bamburgh in the match sponsored by the Castle Inn. 

Dave Parmley


Sunday 1st September  2013.

BAMBURGH CASTLE 179 for 7 beat ST GEORGES ROVERS 116 all out by 63 runs

Bamburgh had a comfortable victory over St Georges Rovers by 63 runs at a cold and windy Castle field on Sunday. Opting to bat first on a good wicket Bamburgh were soon in trouble losing 2 quick wickets to the accurate bowling of Neil Cuthbertson before Spike Strang joined opener Harry Lobb in the 8th over. Repairing the damage with at first a careful approach before beginning to accelerate and added a fine 65 before Strang was out for 41 with the total on 117. New batsman Bruce Torrance then continued the assault and he and Lobb added a further 43 in 6 overs before Lobb was out for a brilliant 86 in the 32nd over with 11 fours. Bamburgh then lost a further 3 wickets in the chase for quick runs finishing on 179 for 7 off their 35 overs. Best bowling for the Rovers was Cuthbertson with 4-25 ably supported by Dave Fixter with 2-14. When St Georges batted despite some early aggression by Davy Reay with 17 runs were pegged back by fine bowling by the home side led by Andrew Wright who bowled a fine spell of 7 overs taking 3-17 and were soon deep in trouble on 62 for 8 in the 21st over before Rob Hall batting at number 8 decided to attack the bowling and smacked the ball to all parts and with number 10 Chris Ward added 54 in 7 overs before both were bowled within 4 balls Ward for 4 and Hall for a fine 50 including 9 fours. Hall last man out with the total of 116. Credit must go to the bowlers who stuck to there task and hit the stumps 8 times. A good win on a blustery day in a match sponsored by Rington's Tea in which 5 of the home bowlers took wickets.

Dave Parmley



Sunday 25/26th August  2013

Bamburgh Castle 133 for 9 lost to Manderston 134-8 by 2 wickets (Sunday 25th)

Bamburgh Castle 249-2 beat Ovingham 121 for 5 by 128 runs (Monday 26th)

On a double header last weekend Bamburgh had mixed fortunes losing to border side Manderston on Sunday by 2 wickets and defeating Ovingham by 128 runs on Monday. On Sunday batting first on a tricky wicket from all the rain on Saturday Bamburgh found runs hard to come by and struggled from the start and despite fine knocks from Tom Lakey (46) and Andrew Stewart (31) finished their innings in a disappointing total of 133 for 9 off their 40 overs. Pick of the bowlers for the borderers was young Duncan Simm who finished with 3-16. When Manderston batted they too struggled and were 23-3 off 12 overs until Toby Culham and Manderston's Aussie skipper Hamish Martin turned the game with Culham top scoring with 50 saw the visitors home by 2 wickets in the 37th over Billy Wright was the seasiders star bowler finishing with 3-14 off his 8 overs but his efforts were in vain in a match sponsored by Northumbria Leisure

On Bank Holiday Monday Bamburgh's fortunes took a turn for the better beating Ovingham by 128 runs in a run fest the star man being opener Josh Bailey who made his maiden century for Bamburgh with an impressive 109 not out including 11 fours and 1 six. Bailey was ably supported by Spike Strang (49) and Tom Lakey (43) as the innings closed on 249-2 off 40 overs. When Ovingham batted the total seemed beyond them and despite a solid 35 from opener Peter Drake and late resistence from Ron Bowey 27 not out fell well short of their target finishing on 121 for 5. Bamburgh used 7 bowlers but the main wicket taker was young Ben Kelly with 2-26 in what was a fine victory. the match was sponsored by The Castle Inn in Bamburgh.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 18th August  2013

 Bamburgh Castle 157 all out lost to K.S.T.O.B. 161-7 by 3wickets.

Bamburgh had mixed fortunes last week beating Benwell Hill on Wednesday by 5 wickets in a match sponsored by Nicholson Morgan Solicitors and losing to King School Tynemouth Old Boys by 3 wickets on Sunday. Winning the toss Bamburgh opted to bat and found the going tough against some tight bowling from Brian Dent and Ian Black and were soon in trouble at 30 for 2 in the 12th over before Spike Strange joined the returning Tom Lakey and started to rebuild the innings. The pair took the total to 88 before both fell in quick succession Lakey first for a fine 41 and Strange for 17. Bamburgh then lost a further 4 wickets for 38 runs in 8 overs. Steve Mallinson and Ryan Kelly then had a cameo partnership of 24 in 3 overs before the innings ended in the 40th over with the total a disappointing 157 all out with 3 balls left. Mallinson made a fine 20 for the home side. All six bowlers took wickets but special mention should be made to veteran Doug Henderson who took a fine 3-19 off his 4 overs. When King School batted Bamburgh had the visitors 36 for 3 after 7 overs before Adam Black joined skipper Peter Coyne at the crease and decided to take the attack to Bamburgh and despite losing Black for 15 Coyne anchored the innings and was the man to get out and despite changing their bowlers were unable to dismiss him until the Old Boys were 20 short when Ryan Kelly trapped him l.b.w. for a fine match winning 72. The Old Boys completed their win in the 35th over by 3 wickets. Best bowling for the seasiders were Johnny Roxburgh (3-32), Ryan Kelly (2-16) and Steve Mallinson (1-14) off his 8 overs. The match was sponsored by Country Folk, Bamburgh.


Sunday 11th August  2013

Bamburgh Castle 106-1 beat Hexham Leazes 104 all out by 9 wickets

On Sunday Bamburgh entertained Hexham Leazes with both sides fielding scratch sides due to the test match in Durham and defeated the visitors by 9 wickets. The Tyne valley side opted to bat on a fine afternoon and found runs hard to come by and were losing wickets on a regular basis to good accurate bowling from the home side brother's B and S Kingman top scoring with 24 runs each, Tony Elliott was the only other batsman to record double figures with 13 as Hexham were all out for 104 in the 32nd over. Main wicket taker for Bamburgh was Will Jackson who took 4-18 off his 7 overs but he was backed up superbly from the other 5 bowlers who each took a wicket. When Bamburgh batted they made batting look easy and had reached 50 in the 7th over for the loss of Spike Strange bowled by Wilkinson for 23 off 15 balls. Johnny Roxburgh joined Josh Bailey and despite Hexham trying 5 bowlers completed their task after only 15 overs both Bailey and Roxburgh finished on 38 not out. A resounding win for Bamburgh in a match sponsored by The Mizen Head Hotel in Bamburgh.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 4th August  2013

Bamburgh Castle 207 all out lost to Maquarie University 221 for 6 by 14 runs

Bamburgh entertained the Australian touring side Macquarie University of New South Wales and lost a keenly contested match by 14 runs on Sunday. The tourists won the toss and opted to bat on a belter of a wicket and soon began to score quite quickly on a fast outfield and after putting on 64 in 17 overs both openers fell in consecutive overs Burchett run out for 23 and John Sutton l.b.w. for 42. This did not deter the Aussies who continued to look impressive with all of the top 6 batsmen scoring over 20 and after their allocated 40 overs reached 221 for 6. Wicket takers for Bamburgh were guests Joe Kilpatrick (2-45), Celeb Jones (1-23) and regulars Eric Nicholson (1-24) and George Shiel (1-50). When Bamburgh batted they made a disastrous start and after 7 overs were 11-4 in the face of brilliant bowling of Warren Montford who in his first spell took 3-3 in 3 overs. After this the recovery began with B Moore and Joe Kilpatrick, after a slow start to dominate the bowling and put on 80 in 10 overs when Moore went for a fine 47. Jones the joined Kilpatrick and added a further 84 runs when Jones was out for 32 runs with the total on 175 in the 33rd over. With Kilpatrick still at the crease the seasiders were still in with a chance but he fell 2 short of a fine century with the score on 200. Kilpatrick faced 100 balls for his fine 98 and included 12 fours and 2 sixes. Montford and Dave Gracie mopped up the tail for Bamburgh to finish 14 runs short of their target. An enjoyable match was played in a good spirit in a good atmosphere which was sponsored by R Carter & Son's Butcher's of Bamburgh.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 21st July  2013

Eglingham 190 all out lost to Bamburgh Castle 194 for 9 by 1 wicket

Bamburgh traveled to local rivals Eglingham on Sunday with 9 players under the age of 20 with 3 players making their debuts to take on a more experienced side and came away with a 1 wicket win in an enthralling match. Bamburgh won the toss and put Eglingham into bat, openers Dan Graham and Gareth Bateman set about their attack with gusto and were 50 in the 6th over before Bamburgh made a double breakthrough with Bateman caught behind for 12 and Graham clean bowled for 40 off the bowling of Hamish Marshall. After this breakthrough the Bamburgh bowlers then began to gain control of scoring and soon the runs began to dry up and apart from Andrew Scott who took a liking to the bowling wickets began to fall at regular intervals and soon Eglingham lost a further 7 wickets for 100 runs before Scott and wicket keeper George Robson added 33 runs in 3 overs before Roxburgh bowled Robson for 6 leaving Scott stranded on 81 not out off 61 balls. The wicket takers for Bamburgh were Ben Kelly (3-28), Hamish Marshall (3-42), Johnny Roxburgh (2-11) and a wicket each from Sam Ogden and Tom Woodburn. When Bamburgh batted openers Harry Lobb and Johnny Roxburgh also made a good start and were 59 before Lobb was well caught in the slips by Ian Robertson off Davy Scott for 35 and after 14 overs Bamburgh were well in the hunt on 113 for 2 when Eglingham made a double change bring on Dan Graham and Andrew Scott to bowl and the batsmen found it difficult to score runs and apart from Lawrence Reeves who made 35 no other batsmen apart from opener Roxburgh and skipper Steve Robinson made double figures and were 21 runs short when they came together and despite some hostile bowling from Graham, Scott and Gareth Bateman saw the seasiders home in the 32nd over. The pick of the bowlers was Dan Graham who took 4-27. Another good win for Bamburgh in a match played in a splendid spirit by the two teams.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 14th July  2013

Bamburgh Castle 239-5 beat The Vikings 197 for 7 by 42 runs

On another glorious afternoon Bamburgh defeated the Northumberland Vikings by 39 runs on Sunday despite a fine unbeaten century from Gary Quinn of Blyth who made 117 off only 74 balls in a runs fest with a total of 516 runs off 70 overs. The Vikings won the toss and asked Bamburgh to bat whose openers Harry Lobb and Spike Strange took full advantage of wayward bowling from the Vikings and scored at a rapid pace and put on a fine opening partnership of 114 in 18 overs before Lobb retired out for a fine 63 and 3 overs later Strange was out caught and bowled for 48 by Eric Nicholson who was seconded into the Vikings side. This brought Lawrence Reeves in to join Tom Lakey at the crease and they carried on where the openers had been doing before both were out with the score over 200 Reeves making 52 and Lakey 40 a little cameo innings from 12 year old Tom Nesbitt who made 12 not out from 13 balls took the final total to 239-5 off 35 overs. Wicket takers for The Vikings were Simon Taylor 2-49 and Eric Nicholson 1-38.When the Vikings batted they were soon in trouble on 73 for 5 off 13 overs before Quinn decided to attack, and attack he did smashing the ball to all parts. The Vikings lost their 7th wicket in the 27th over with the total on 131 and Quinn was joined by Eric Nicholson and the pair added 66 in 8 overs to finish on 197 for 7 off their 35 overs, 39 runs short. Young Nesbitt finished with 3-24 to complete a excellent day for him other wicket takers for Bamburgh were Will Jackson, Neil McDonald, Tom Lakey and George Shiel who each took 1 wicket. Another good day for Bamburgh in a match kindly sponsored by The Mizen Hotel in Bamburgh.


Dave Parmley


Sunday 7th July  2013

Bamburgh Castle 108-2 beat Prudhoe 104 all out by 8 wickets


On a beautiful prepared wicket Bamburgh entertained Prudhoe who included Newcastle United goalkeeper Jak Alnwick in their side on Sunday. Prudhoe won the toss and decided to bat against a much changed Castle side. Their openers father and son Brian and Kevin Frazer started aggressively and attacked from the start and with a lightning quick outfield made 56 before Bamburgh made the breakthrough when Brian Frazer skied a ball from Neil McDonald and was caught by Ryan Kelly for 18. The Bamburgh bowlers then began to take the pace off the ball and then made regular inroads into the Prudhoe batting and despite a top score of 44 from Kevin Frazer which included 7 fours collapsed to 104 all out in the 25th over. Bamburgh's wicket takers were Ryan Kelly 3-14, Tom Lakey 3-34, Neil McDonald 3-38 and Tom Woodburn who took the last wicket with his fourth ball 1-0. When Bamburgh batted they lost a quick wicket in the second over before University students Rory Gibson and Spike Strange steadied the ship and added 38 in 7 over until Gibson mistimed a shot and was caught by Andy Porter off young Ryan Chamberlain for 21 with the total on 50. Lawrence Reeves then joined Strange and the pair looked in no trouble and reached the target in the 20th over. Strange was unbeaten on 40 and Reeves 25. The pick of the bowling was the Prudhoe captain Gavin Wade who bowled 4 aggressive fast overs and finished with 1-17.                                              A good win for Bamburgh whose match was sponsored by Rory Collins, Pestforce of Belford.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 16th June  2013

Tillside 169 all out beat Bamburgh Castle 113 all out by 57 runs

Bamburgh's recent good form was ended on Sunday when they slumped to a 59 run defeat by Tillside on Sunday. Winning the toss and electing to bowl, Bamburgh's bowlers were soon on the defensive and the Tillside batsmen got off to a steady start despite losing Lee Atkinson in the sixth over for 6. Fellow opener Jack Bagness was joined by the hard hitting Jamie Pick and added 35 in a further 6 overs before Bagness was bowled by Lakey for 16. Pick made an impressive 50 off only 38 balls before he holed out off the bowling of Josh Bailey with the total on 86 in the 17th over. Tillside skipper Callum McGregor and Ross Hindmarsh continued to attack before with the total on 110 were out in consecutive balls to open up the tail and despite a spirited 21 from Jason Whittle the innings petered out to finish on 169 in the 32nd over. A special mention should be made to Andrea Thomas who took her first wicket in senior cricket. Other wicket takers were Josh Bailey 4-32, Richard Alsept 3-26, Tom Lakey 1-39 and Neil McDonald 1-17.When Bamburgh batted they made a steady start and made 25 before Rory Gibson was out for 17 and this started a mini collapse and after 17 overs had slumped to 49-4. Despite some resistance from Richard Alsept (24) and Josh Bailey (13) Bamburgh were all out in the 33rd over for 113 a deficit of 57 runs in a match sponsored by Adderstone Services.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 9th June  2013

Ponteland 167 for 9 lost to Bamburgh Castle 168 for 2 by 8 wickets

Bamburgh traveled to Ponteland on Sunday and came away with a convincing 8 wicket victory at the Sports Centre. Ponteland won the toss and decided to bat a decision which looked good as they attacked the Bamburgh bowling from the off and despite losing opener Vij for 5 bowled by Neil McDonald fellow opener Ashley Graves was joined by Australian Andy Quarrell and in 4 overs added 32 before Graves was bowled by seasonal debutant Alex Davies for 43 from 32 balls with the total on 54 in the 10th over. Australian Quarrell who made a century at Bamburgh earlier in the season mistimed a hook and was caught by Roxburgh off Davies for 23 with the total on 98 in the 18th over. It was then that the bowlers began to put the brakes on and taking wickets at regular intervals the innings petered out to end their innings on 167 for 9 off their allocated. Wicket takers for the seasiders were Alex Davies 3-44, Andrew Wright 2-37, Neil McDonald 1-15 and Tom Lakey 1-19. When Bamburgh batted they lost a wicket off the second ball but Harry Lobb and Tom Lakey then proceeded to embark on a fine stand of 152 runs in 32 overs before Tom Lakey was finally dismissed for 53 off 71 balls with Bamburgh requiring only 15 runs for victory. Opener Lobb carried his bat to finish on 80 not out off 129 balls Lawrence Reeves was the other not out batsman with 9. The wicket takers for Ponteland were Sam Wood with 1-27 and Pont skipper Neil Pinnock with 1-22. A good victory from an improving Bamburgh side after a shaky start to the season.

Dave Parmley



Sunday 2nd June  2013

Bamburgh Castle 242-4 beat Wolsingham 178 all out by 64 runs.

Bamburgh Castle entertained Wolsingham and in a high scoring game took the honours with a 64 run victory on Sunday. Winning the toss the seasiders opted to bat and from the off attacked the bowling and the 50 came up in only 9 overs and were on 79 before Harry Lobb was out for 24 in the 17th over. Tom Lakey joined Russell Hughes at the crease and in 12 overs added 82 runs before Hughes retired on a splendid 104 including 11 fours. Bamburgh lost 2 quick wickets before a cameo innings from Johnny Roxburgh who made 22 not out in 14 balls helped Bamburgh to finish there innings on 242-4 with Lakey also unbeaten on 60 off 71 balls. The wicket takers for Wolsingham were Dave Currah with 1-32 and skipper Dave Jewell with 1-38.When Wolsingham batted they made a good attempt to overhaul the home sides total with opener John Nelson a quick 40 with 8 fours off 30 balls and Dave Jewell coming in at number 4 top scoring with 51 including 2 massive sixes and 6 fours but they were always behind the clock and despite some late resistance by number 10 Bo Porter with 25 were bowled out for 178 in the 37th over. Angus Johnston was the pick of the bowlers with 3-34 but special mention should be made to his 13 year old brother Davy who took the big wicket of Jewell to finish on 1-25 off his 8 overs. A good performance by Bamburgh whose match was sponsored by Wyndenwell Bamburgh.

Dave Parmley

                                               Action against Wolsingham.

Sunday 26th May 2013

Bamburgh Castle 103-6 beat Tillside 102 all out by 4 wickets


Bamburgh Castle had there first win of the season when they defeated Tillside on Sunday by 4 wickets in glorious conditions. Bamburgh put Tillside into bat and a brilliant opening bowling spell by Andrew Wright had the visiting side struggle to 43 for 6 after 20 overs. Tillside had 4 juniors making their senior debuts and due to good tight bowling never really got going until Gavin Turnbull came to the crease and began to attack a little. Still Tillside lost wickets until Liam Hindmarsh came in at number 10 with the total on 55-8 in the 24th over Turnbull and Hindmarsh then added 32 quick runs before Turnbull was out caught behind for a fine 37. S Whitty was last man out for 10 leaving Hindmarsh unbeaten on 24 with the total on 102. Wicket takers for Bamburgh were Andrew Wright (4-10), Tom Woodburn (3-33) and a wicket each for Tom Lakey, Davy Johnston and Eric Nicholson. When Bamburgh batted their top 5 batsmen all made double figures without going on to make a big score against some tight Tillside bowling. The visitors used 8 bowlers to try to win the match but Bamburgh won the match by 4 wickets in the 31st over. Top scorer for Bamburgh was Tom Lakey with 22 pick of the bowling was A Rutherford with 2-13 off 5 overs. The match was sponsored by Castle Inn, Bamburgh.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 12th May 2013

Bamburgh Castle 155-6 lost to Eglingham 156-2 by 8 wickets

Bamburgh entertained local rivals Eglingham on Sunday and lost by 8 wickets on a cold damp day. In a match played in a brilliant spirit Eglingham who lent Bamburgh 2 players asked the Castle side to bat first and despite losing a wicket in the second over Richard Alsept and Lawrence Reeves set about repairing the damage. Both played with caution at first and then began to accelerate and added 93 runs in 17 overs before Alsept was out bowled by Davy Scott for 50 with 1 six and 6 fours to his name. Shortly after this Reeves also was bowled by Scott for 54 which included 8 fours. Despite resistance from loanee Ally Graham who finished with 24 not out Bamburgh finished their innings on 155 for 6 in the allotted 30 overs. Reeves top scoring for the seasiders for the third week running. Wicket takers for Eglingham were Davy Scott (2-33), B Dugdale (2-20) and Andrew Scott (1-11). Eglingham opened their reply with Daniel Graham and Gareth Bateman fresh from their double hundred opening stand against the Genetics last week carrying on from where they left off and after 10 overs were 59-0, before they started to accelerate and in the next 9 overs added a further 88 runs. The Bamburgh bowlers stuck to their tasks and were finally rewarded from an unlikely source with regular wicketkeeper Steve Robinson bowling and with his first ball had Graham caught by a good catch by Johnny Roxburgh for 63 off 56 balls including 7 fours. Despite taking another wicket in the next over Eglingham won the match in the 22nd over Bateman unbeaten on 81 off 63 balls including 1 six and 9 fours. Robinson finished on 1-6 and Roxburgh 1-34.                                                                                                                                                                    The match was sponsored by Castle Hotel and Adderstone Services.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 5th May 2013

Ponteland 183 for 8 beat Bamburgh Castle 165 all out by 19 runs

Bamburgh who could only raise 10 men lost to an experienced Ponteland side by 19 runs on Sunday. Asked to bowl first Bamburgh made a dream start as Johnny Roxburgh clean bowled opener F Padikaran first ball. This brought Ponteland's Australian Andy Quarrell to the crease to join Andy Denyer in the middle. They saw off the opening bowlers and added 73 runs before Denyer was out caught by Josh Bailey off Neil McDonald for 28. Bamburgh bowlers stuck to their tasks and made inroads into the Pont batting but were unable to dislodge Quarrell who made an unbeaten 108 off 103 balls which included 12 fours and 1 six in a final total off 183 for 8 off 35 overs. Bamburgh used 7 bowlers and 6 of them each took 1 wicket each. When Bamburgh batted they made a brilliant start reaching 50 in the seventh over for 1 wicket but the lack of depth in the batting saw the home side beginning to take it's toll and finished on 165 all out with 1 ball remaining in their innings. Good knocks from Lawrence Reeves (66), Johnny Roxburgh (17) and Josh Bailey (24) were the stars of the batting. Ponteland's skipper Neil Pinnock was the star bowler taking 5-43 ably assisted by G Hunter with 3-22. A much improved performance from a scratch Bamburgh side.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 28th April 2013

Blagdon Park 181-4 beat Bamburgh Castle 84 all out by 97 runs

On a bitterly cold day at Blagdon, Bamburgh opened their 2013 campaign with a comprehensive 97 run defeat against a strong Blagdon side with a mixture of youth and experience. Asked to bat first Blagdon got off to a good start against a depleted Bamburgh bowling attack and with with openers Marr and Meadows made 49 before Marr was bowled by Tom Lakey for 11 in the 9th over with the total on 49. Blagdon continued with their attacking game making runs at a good rate and finished their innings on 181-4 off their 30 overs top scorer was opener Andy Meadows who made an impressive 77 off only 59 balls with useful contributions from Simon Eyres (42 not out) and Russell Hughes (26 not out) the wicket takers for Bamburgh were Lakey (1 for 17) Lawrence Reeves (1-32) and spinner Ryan Kelly (2-37). When Bamburgh batted they made a good start in the run chase and were 49 for 1 in the 12th over until the wheels came off and they lost there next 9 wickets for only 35 runs in 13 overs with only 4 players making double figures Richard Alsept (15), Tom Lakey (10), Lawrence Reeves (20) and Neil McDonald (11). The main destroyer was Tom Clough who took 3-7 off his 6 overs . Hopefully Bamburgh will do better when they entertain Ponteland at the Castle Field on Sunday.

Dave Parmley



Sunday 9th September 2012

Bamburgh Castle 108 all out Peebles Select XI 74 all out

In their final match of the season Bamburgh beat a Peebles Select team by 34 runs despite an outstanding performance by Peebles paceman Steve Slater who took an outstanding 5-5 off 5 overs on a wicket on a wicket which kept very low. Bamburgh struggled to 22-5 off 12 overs before a stand of 63 between Harry Lobb and Lawrence Reeves before Reeves was bowled by Slater for 24 in the 24th over. Bamburgh added a further 23 runs for the loss of the other 4 wickets with Lobb seventh out for an impressive 40 from 40 balls including 7 fours. The home side were all out for 108 with Slater their star performer ably assisted by spinner Alan Cresswell who finished with 3-25. When Peebles batted they struggled throughout their innings losing wickets at regular intervals to some very impressive bowling and fielding from the Castle side. The only resistance from the Scottish side came from skipper Jim Knight who made 25 of his sides disappointing total of 74 all out in 30.1 overs. Best bowling performance came from Max Harrison who took 3-7 off 6 overs but all of the other 5 bowler's contributed to the Bamburgh Victory. At the end of the season special thanks should be made to the groundsmen for their sterling work in preparing the wicket for the games and the tea ladies for feeding the teams during the 2012 season.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 26th August 2012

Bamburgh Castle 160-7 The Gardeners 175-8

Bamburgh hosted their annual Bank Holiday fixture against The Gardeners from London, who defeated their hosts by 15 runs on a glorious afternoon on the Castle field. Batting first, the Londoner's were soon in trouble at 12-2 in the third over before a stand of 71 in 23 overs between opener Dave Woodhouse and Will Sutton restored The Gardeners composure. Woodhouse was finally out for 22 in the 25th over before Bamburgh took another 4 wickets including top scorer Sutton for 56 in 5 overs to leave The Gardeners 105-7 after 30. Despite this the Londoner's accelerated and added a further 68 runs in their last 10 overs to finish their innings on 175-8. Kiwi Nick Cunningham finishing unbeaten on 32, Richard Alsept was the main wicket taker with 3-42 for Bamburgh but he was ably assisted by the other 5 bowlers. When Bamburgh batted they got off to a slow start and after 9 overs were only 14 without loss so they were well behind the clock and despite good knocks from Harry Lobb with 38 and Richard Alsept with 34 they finished their innings 15 runs short of the visitors who fielded really well. The Gardeners used 7 bowlers with the pick of the bowling being James Heanley with 3-28.                      The match on Bank Holiday Monday at home to Simonside was called off due to rain.

Dave Parmley


Friday 17th August 2012

Bamburgh Castle 247-6 Cross Keys 119 all out

Bamburgh entertained the touring Cross Keys side on Friday and won by 128 runs on a damp pitch. Batting first Bamburgh made steady progress and after 24 overs were 113-4 when the 2 Australians Ched Hitchcock and Mike Threllfell came to the crease and began to accelerate and added 79 runs in 8 overs before Hitchcock was out for 71 in only 43 balls shortly afterwards Threllfell also perished in the search for quick runs for 38 in 35 balls with the total on 229. No more wickets fell for the sea siders to finish their innings on 247-6 off their allotted 40 overs. When Cross Keys batted their openers Tim Pearman and Tom Landridge made 34 before the collapse began and the London based side were all out for 119 in 33.2 overs. The only real resistance came from Gary Whitmore with 38 in 34 balls. Young Max Harrison was Bamburgh's star bowler with outstanding figures of 5-26 ably assisted with outstanding catching from the home side. All in all a fine team performance. On Sunday rain caught up with the cricket again when the match against K.S.T.O.B. was abandoned with the old boys 134-2 off 25 overs. 

Dave Parmley.


Wednesday 8th August 2012

Bamburgh Castle 148 all out Benwell Hill 203 for 6

On a beautiful summers day Bamburgh lost their latest match to an experienced Benwell Hill by 55 runs last Wednesday. Batting first the Newcastle based side lost an early wicket when Barry Evans was bowled by Andrew Wright for a single in the second over. Dave Ladd and Greg Robertson then added a further 80 runs in 15 overs before opener Ladd was stumped for 37. The Hill continued to score at a good pace and although Bamburgh used 7 bowlers were unable to bowl out the Benwell side who finished on 203-6 at tea with Robertson top scoring with a hard hitting 55. Andrew Wright was the main wicket taker, taking 3-49 off his 10 overs ably supported by Mike Threllfell (1-42), Andrew Scott (1-41) and Alex Davies (1-31). When Bamburgh batted they slumped to a disappointing 50-5 off 16 overs until a stand of 54 from Mike Threllfell who top scored with 40 and Andrew Scott (38) took the score to a reasonable total. Bamburgh were eventually bowled out for 148 in the 40th over and they did nothing to help their cause by having 3 of their batsmen run out. Bamburgh's match with Alnmouth and Lesbury was cancelled on Sunday due to Alnmouth being unable to raise a side so their next match is against Cross Keys on Friday 17th August with the wickets pitched at 2p.m.


Dave Parmley.


Sunday 5th August 2012

Bamburgh Castle 146-6 St Georges Rovers 145 all out

Defying the storms, Bamburgh continued their recent good form by defeating St Georges Rovers by 4 wickets at the Castle field on Sunday. The Rovers won the toss and decided to bat and were soon in trouble with Johnny Roxburgh ripping through the top order of the batting. He clean bowled the first five wickets to fall in the first 6 overs that he bowled. With the score on 40-5 the St Georges batsmen began to dig in anchored by Andy Littlefair and with the tail wagging a little the Rovers were eventually bowled out in the final over with the total on 145. Littlefair top scored on 33 not out and the wicket takers for the Castle side were Roxburgh with 5-12, Alex Davies 1-21, Tom Woodburn 2-34 and George Shiel 2-14. When Bamburgh batted, the innings revolved around a stubborn George Shiel who refused to give away his wicket and batted throughout the innings making 49 not out to win the match for the seasiders. Shiel was ably assisted by Rory Gibson with a hard hitting 37 and Bamburgh rather limped across the line winning the match with 4 balls to spare against a vastly experienced St Georges side.


Dave Parmley.


Sunday 29th July 2012

Bamburgh Castle 99-9 Hexham Leazes 95 all out

An understrength Bamburgh side battled to a thrilling 1 wicket win over Hexham Leazes on Sunday. Opting to bowl first the Castle side bowled and fielded well and apart from opener Rory Kingman who retired out on 43 off 55 balls the Hexham batsmen never got to grips with the bowling with only Tom Elliott who was 11 not out getting into double figures. The final total was 95 all out with 13 year old Max Harrison taking 3-15 ably supported by Neil McDonald with 2-16 off 8 overs and Richard Alsept with 2-9. When Bamburgh batted they were soon in trouble and after only 9 overs subsided to 26-5 and wickets kept falling and after 15 overs they were 49-7. Neil McDonald and Graham Summers then produced what turned out to be the match winning partnership of 38 runs before Summers was caught in the slips. Bamburgh got to within 1 run when McDonald's fine innings came to an end when he was bowled by Hexham skipper John Taylor for 29 and it was left to stand in skipper George Sheil to hit the winning runs in the 27th over the Castle side had to bring in 3 lads from Belford F.C. who performed well on their debut's. On Friday Bamburgh (118-7) defeated Belford F.C. (77 all out) by 41 runs in a 20/20 match.


Dave Parmley.


Sunday 22nd July 2012

Tillside 158-9 Bamburgh Castle 159-3

In their best performance of the season Bamburgh travelled to Etal and beat Tillside by 7 wickets on Sunday. Bowling first the Bamburgh bowlers restricted Tillside 158-9 after their allotted 40 overs despite good knocks from Lee Dickson (46), Liam Hindmarsh (36) and young Ross Hindmarsh with a patient 20. The pick of the bowling was Tom Lakey with a seasons best of 5-22 who was ably assisted by Andrew Wright with 2-20 other wicket takers were debutant Graham Summers with 1-14 and Lawrence Reeves with 1-34. When Bamburgh batted they lost 2 quick wickets for 26 before a stand of 52 by opener Harry Lobb and Lawrence Reeves led the recovery Lobb was then out for 30 which brought Rory Gibson to the crease. He and Reeves nudged the ball all around the to add the 81 runs required to win the match in the 33rd over. Reeves finished with a brilliant 65 not out in 68 balls and Gibson a sound 36 off 47 balls. This was a good allround performance by the seasiders who also beat Rothbury Village in a 20/20 match on Friday scoring 132-2 and restricting Rothbury to 57-7.

Dave Parmley.



Sunday 15th July 2012

Bamburgh Castle 132 all out Vikings 186 all out

Due to a supreme effort by the ground staff an inexperienced Castle side lost to the touring Northumberland Vikings by 54 runs at the castle field on Sunday. Batting first the Vikings made a steady start with skipper Nick Brown and Andy Horner making 61 runs in 12 overs before Horner was bowled by Rory Gibson for 43. After that the Castle attack whittled their way through the Vikings batting to bowl them out for 186 in the 39th over Quinn making 44, Harvey 35 and Brown who retired out for 24 the only batsmen to make double figures. Pick of the bowling was Johnny Roxburgh with 4-14 with the other wicket takers Gibson 2-43, Tom Woodburn 2-13 and Ryan Kelly 1-38. When Bamburgh batted they were soon in trouble at 42-5 after 11 overs before Harry Lobb and skipper Steve Robinson began to dig in and added 52 more runs before Robinson was bowled for 10 after that the innings subsided to 132 all out with Lobb returning to form top scoring with 26. Pick of the Vikings attack was Peter Harvey with 3-13. A valiant effort by Bamburgh's youngsters who were only let down by poor catching although the ground fielding was outstanding.


Dave Parmley.


Sunday 1st July 2012

Bamburgh Castle v Prudhoe 31-4 after 11.1 overs

In a rain affected season the match between Bamburgh Castle and Prudhoe was abandoned after only 11.1 overs with the Castle side in the ascendancy. Winning the toss Bamburgh elected to bowl on a wicket which was rather slow due to the deluge from Thursday's thunderstorm. The two Prudhoe openers J Alnwick and M Jacobs survived the first three overs making 16 runs before Jacobs was bowled by Andrew Wright for 4. In the 5th over new batsman J Burns was also bowled this time by Johnny Roxburgh for 3. Alnwick fell in the following over which left Prudhoe reeling on 20-3 before a mini stand of 10 runs from Chris Sewell and Richie Chamberlain took the score to 30 before Chamberlain was bowled by a large inswinger from Roxburgh for 2. Only 3 more balls were bowled before the rains brought a premature end to the proceeding's. The captains shook hands for to signal the end of the game in this dreadful summer of weather.

Dave Parmley.


Thursday 14th June 2012

The match against Bradford T & A cancelled due to heavy rain and water logged pitch.


Thursday 14th June 2012

Bamburgh Castle 126-3 Percy Farmers 67-9

BCCC Team 14 June 2012

Bamburgh took on their good friends Percy Farmers in a match on Vice Presidents day which was also the Torch day last Thursday with the Castle side coming out on top by 59 runs in a 15/15 match. Bamburgh opened up with the evergreen guest player Stuart Tiffin and Mike Threllfell and had amassed 76 runs in the 10th over before they both retired Tiffin with 22 from 27 balls including 2 fours and Threllfell with a hard hitting 51off 28 balls including 4 sixes and 4 fours. Phil Grey took the only other wicket to fall and ended with figures of 1-12. When the Farmers batted they never recovered from losing Ian Pearson for 1 and were really struggling on 29-7 before the experienced pair of J Patterson and Tom Vickers added a further 30 runs before both were out with the total on 59. Percy Farmers soon ended their innings on 67-9. Four Bamburgh bowlers took wickets but the pick of the bowlers was Andrew Wright with 4-10. After the match the players and the Vice Presidents were treated to a barbeque kindly donated by Carters the Butchers in the village.

Dave Parmley.

Sunday 3rd June 2012

Bamburgh Castle 68 All Out v Wolsingham 72-8

Bamburgh suffered a bad result on Sunday losing to Wolsingham by 2 wickets after being bowled out for just 68 runs in 15 overs. Asked to bat first Bamburgh were soon in trouble and after 3 overs had lost both openers with 16 runs on the board. Last week's batting heroes Tom Lakey and Lawrence Reeves then started to rebuild the innings before Lakey was bowled by Watson for 17 then Reeves was run out for 21 with the score on 56-4. After this Bamburgh lost their last 6 wickets for only 12 runs, indeed 5 wickets fell with the score on 60.      Wolsingham only required 2 bowlers to whittle out the Castle side with J Wilkes with 5-38 and M Watson 4-29.

      When Wolsingham batted the Bamburgh bowlers took the game to Wolsingham and wickets tumbled at regular intervals but they didn't have enough runs to play with. Captain D Jewell made 21 as Wolsingham limped over the line in 22.5 overs. Wickets were taken by Andrew Wright (2-20), Mike Threllfell (3-28) and Tom Woodburn (2-17) but special mention should go to opening bowler Johnny Roxburgh who bowled 8 overs for just 6 runs. His last 6 overs were all maidens.

Dave Parmley.

Sunday 27th May 2012

Bamburgh Castle 192 all out v Tillside 195 for 5

Tillside beat Bamburgh Castle on Sunday by 5 wickets as the sun eventually arrived at the Castle Ground. A depleted Bamburgh side batted first and after losing two quick wickets Tom Lakey and Lawrence Reeves set off to rebuild the innings. After adding 87 runs in 14 overs both fell in quick succession Reeves for 50 in 47 balls and Lakey 58 in 78 balls. Harry Lobb with 26 and Eric Nicholson 14 not out saw Bamburgh reach 192 in their 40 overs. Best bowling for Tillside was L Dickson (2-30) and Andy Maguire (2-18). When Tillside batted Neil McDonald trapped Whitty l.b.w. for 2 but Liam Hindmarsh and Gavin Moscrop, with a mixture of big hitting and good running took the game out of Bamburgh's reach with a stand of 144 in 22 overs before Moscrop was stumped for 60 off 74 balls. After some minor scares Tillside won with 4 1/2 overs to spare. Hindmarsh was stranded on 95 not out from 99 balls to carry his bat for a man of the match performance. Best bowling for the Castle side was Reeves who took 2-43.

Dave Parmley.


Sunday 20th May 2012

Bamburgh Castle 147-7 v Blagdon Park 150-5

Bamburgh lost to Blagdon Park by 5 wickets at the Castle Ground on Sunday. Opting to bat first Bamburgh struggled for runs in the face of good tight bowling from a young Blagdon attack and after 20 overs were 47-2, and after losing there third wicket Johnny Roxburgh and Lawrence Reeves began to repair the damage adding 66 in 9 overs before Roxburgh was out for 48 off 87 balls which included 1 six and 4 fours then Reeves was out shortly afterwards for 36 and the innings went from 113 for 3 to 149 for 7 in 8 overs.

Blagdon's reply started badly and after 16 overs were 34-4 but hard hitting knocks from A Clough (22), and an unbeaten sixth wicket stand of 75 from M Senior (45 not out) and skipper R Hughes (48 not out) saw Blagdon home with 5 and a half overs to spare. Bamburgh tried 8 bowlers to make inroads into the Blagdon batting to no avail.

Dave Parmley.




Sunday 24th April 2011

Bamburgh Castle CC 146 v Kings School Old Boys 142.


Photo courtesy Dr David Gill.

“There’s a breathless hush”.

Bathed in glorious Easter sunshine Bamburgh started the new season with an impressive, hard fought win against a very good KSOB side, owing their victory to a never-say-never attitude and, in no small part to the sprinkling of experienced players within their ranks. (Groundsman’s comment – “ and to the sprinkling of the wicket and the outstanding efforts of the Groundsmen !!!)

Having elected to bat first on a bouncy responsive pitch Bamburgh suffered a clatter of early wickets but steadied the ship thanks to the experience of Billy Wright with an excellent 32 and a solid partnership between Neil McDonald (28) and vice captain Mike Brookes. After the middle order had left attempting to up the scoring rate another mini collapse meant that the home side had perhaps fallen short of setting a challenging target.

Young pace bowler Alex Davis made some early inroads as KSOB started their reply but a combination of rusty bowling and lusty blows had the visitors in front and on target for a win until veteran Eric Nicholson came on for a rare bowl in the later stages and aided by 2 excellent catches by Rory Gibson his 4-15 saw Bamburgh home in a nail biting finish.

It was an excellent start all round as the Ladies worked tirelessly in the pavilion serving the large holiday crowd with cream teams, raising a substantial amount in the process for club funds.

Mike Brookes  

Sunday 1st May 2011

Bamburgh Castle CC 208-8 v Alnmouth 125 all out.

Despite being without several key players Bamburgh made hay in the glorious Alnmouth sunshine with virtually every player contibuting to a comfortable win.
Having won the toss and elected to take first use of a fast bouncy wicket the visitors scored steadily despite two of their top 4 failing to trouble the scorers. A steady 36 from debutant opener Richard Alsept anchored the innings as he shared in good partnerships with teenager Jonny Roxburgh who hit a quick fire 21 and top scorer Billy Wright who compiled an excellent 41.
The middle order moved the scoring along quickly and laid the foundation for the best innings of the day which came from another player making his Bamburgh bow, quick bowler Phil Gray who smashed the ball to all parts, scoring 37 off less than 20 balls, including two enormous straight driven sixes.
When the home side replied they lost wickets steadily with Neil McDonald(3-16) and Jonny Roxburgh (3-23) chipping away at them but the best mini spell of the day came at the end with youngster Andrew (son of Billy) producing two beautifully disguised slower balls to clean up the tail.

Mike Brookes

Sunday 15 May 2011

Bamburgh Castle CC 88 for 3 v  Eglingham 82 all out (away)

An incredible innings of 43 not out from just 14 balls by all rounder Phil Grey saw Bamburgh home under the glowering Eglingham skies.

On a green and juicy wicket that offered wildly varied bounce throughout, the home side opted to bat first and with opener Graham compiling a patient 30 they moved albeit slowly onto 41 for 1 and looked set for a challenging total until the left-arm pair of Will Jackson and Lawrence Reeves blew them away, their 11.2 combined overs bringing 8 wickets for just 18 runs.

Before them Phil Grey, Neil McDonald, Jonny Roxburgh and Gavin Whitelaw had bowled beautifully with very little reward but, bowling swing at a decent pace, Will Jackson started the rot by bowling Green and with the floodgates open Lawrence Reeves sending down beautifully-flighted wrist spin wrapped up the tail, Jackson netting 4 for 14 from 7 excellent overs and 15 year old Reeves 4 for 5 from his 4.2 overs.

In reply Bamburgh stuttered in the face of more good bowling from left-arm pace men and lost 3 wickets before passing the 30 mark but, with Nick Richardson (23 not out) offering excellent support, the stage was set for Grey to unleash his shots and he did so with absolute certainty hitting 5 massive sixes and 3 rocket- propelled boundaries to see his side home with 22 overs to spare.

Mike Brookes  

Sunday 5th June 2011.

Bamburgh Castle CC 104 all out. Tillside 106-5 (20.3 overs) 25 over game

The newly acquired pitch covers enabled the game to be played, albeit in a shortened form, when the rain finally cleared in mid afternoon. Underneath the covers the pitch was, as ever evenly paced and good for batting and this allied to a fast drying, well manicured outfield, meant that there were certainly no demons facing the batsmen.

The home side had first use of the pitch and thanks once again to veteran Billy Wright, with 44 from 57 balls they moved steadily to 81 for 2 from their first 18 overs with Jonny Roxburgh, Tom Lakey and Nick Richardson all getting into their teens without being able to push on as perhaps they should. It looked like a challenging total might be posted but unfortunately in attempting to force the pace in the  picked up 5 for 10 from 3.4 overs.

When the visitors replied an excellent burst by the opening attack of Neil McDonald and Roxburgh had them reeling at 17-4 after 7 overs and that might have been even more damaging had several edges and misplaced shots actually gone to hand. Sadly Bamburgh could not force home their advantage and an excellent partnership of 61 between Whitty(46 not out) and McGuire (27) changed the face of the game, especially after the latter was dropped before getting under way. Teenage spinner Tom Woodburn gave his side a faint glimmer of hope by removing McGuire but Tillside skipper Pick extinguished it in partnership with Whitty to see his side home.

Mike Brooks

19th June 2011.

Bamburgh Castle 156 for 8 (35 overs) Prudhoe 20 for 2 (7 overs)

Once again the inclement "summer" climate managed to get the upper hand and frustrate Bamburgh's attempts to force home a win when well placed.
With showers forecasted for later in the day the game was initially shortened to one of 35 overs and having won the toss in watery sunshine the home side had no hesitation in taking use of a wicket that had been well protected by covers in the build up the game.
Teenage opener Harry Lobb enjoying a welcome return to form led from the front with a patiently compiled 54 and thanks to some lusty blows by another youngster Tom Lakey who made 28 and veteran Mark Roxburgh who smashed a rapid 22 they managed a more than decent score that was punctuated half way though by an early tea as the forecasted rain duly arrived.
In reply the visitors lost 2 quick wickets, one of them a brilliant catch behind by skipper Steve Robinson, in the face of excellent opening burst by Jonny Roxburgh and Will Jackson but with the onset of heavier rain all agreed to shake hands on an honourable draw and withdraw to a The Castle for libations.
Hopefully the weather will be much kinder next weekend when Bamburgh play host to Riding Mill CC.

Mike Brooks

26th June 2011.

Bamburgh Castle CC 111 all out.  Riding Mill  223 for 2 (40 overs)

In a summer of rain clouds the sun finally shone on the Castle Green but it was the visitors that made all the hay comprehensively out batting, out bowling and out fielding their hosts.

From the moment that the home side lost the toss it is better to not just throw a veil over proceedings but add a full Burka.
Right from the off the Bamburgh bowlers failed to find a consistent line and length and when they did the few half chances that they created failed to find the hands of their fielders. An opening partnership of 79 from just 15 overs was eventually broken by Neil McDonald only for visiting skipper Michael Cairns go up the gears in compiling a top class century in partnership with L.Hanley ( retired on 79), his 104 coming off just 110 balls including 13 fours as he produced an a full array of shots.

It was only after an 8th bowling change that youngster Andrew Wright showed his more experienced team mates the virtue of straight bowling as he removed Cairns but by then the damage had been well and truly inflicted.
In reply Bamburgh needed a good start if they were to stand any chance but to underline just how far out their luck was on the day opener Lakey fell to an incredible diving catch by the inspired Cairns.Though the other opener Harry Lobb showed good aggression in his knock of 21 a succession of wickets fell as the home batsmen all failed to come to terms with the increasingly low slow bounce 6 of them falling to shots played before the ball arrived and a 7th featuring an almost comical run out.

Only skipper Steve Robinson with a rapid 30 and fellow tail ender George Shiel (24 not out) offered any real resistance and their partnership of 44 in 8 overs at least gave their side a score of 3 figures.

Mike Brooks


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