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Sunday 12th September 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 222 for 4 beat THE 40 CLUB XLCC 164 for 6 by 58 runs.

Bamburgh completed their season by defeating the touring side 40 Club by 58 runs on Sunday in a match sponsored by Jim Callaghan. Batting first Bamburgh scored freely and after 13 overs had progressed to 50 for 3 when James Crooks joined Lawrence Reeves at the crease and they decided to accelerate the scoring and added a spectacular 141 runs in 19 overs before Crooks was caught behind for a fine 87, Reeves carried on and carried his bat ending with 76 not out in the sea siders total of 222 for 4 in their 35 overs. Best bowling for the tourist's came from Chris Hunt with 2 for 42 off his 7 overs. When the 40 Club batted the openers attacked from the start and put on 86 in quick time until Tim Abrahams was run out for a fine 42, that dismissal slowed the scoring down with the other opener Darren Fordham top scoring with 57 the innings subsided to 164 for 6 off their 35 overs a deficit of 58 runs. The win completed a fine season for Bamburgh managed by Billy Wright and skippered by his son Andrew and a special thanks should go to the ground staff for preparing the pitch every Sunday.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 5th September 2021

 BAMBURGH CASTLE 190 for 6 beat THE NAIROBI NOMADS 114 all out by 74 runs

After last week's cancellation Bamburgh defeated the Nairobi Nomads in their penultimate match of the season by 74 runs on Sunday in a match sponsored by Malcolm Hornsby Plumbing. Opting to bat first the hosts made a brisk start before they lost 2 wickets in 3 overs to leave them on 66 for 2 in the 12th over. Opener James Crooks was joined by Harry Parkinson and proceeded to attack the bowling, Crooks retiring on 51 not out and with Parkinson out for a season's best of 44 in the 33rd over the sea siders posted 190 for 6 off their allotted 35 overs. The bowling from the Nomads was good with Simon Taylor 2 for 20 and Luke Burnett 2 for 18 the standout performers. When Nairobi batted they struggled against some fine bowling and catching from the home side as their innings subsided to 114 all out off 29 overs, Fred Tyson with 28 and Bill Sawyer with 23 the top scorers youngster Finn Allen was the pick of the home attack with 3 for 20 off his 5 overs. The match against the touring Nomads was played in excellent spirit with Bamburgh coming out on top for the second season running.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 22nd August 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 117 for 8 beat MANDERSTON 83 for 9 by 34 runs

In a low scoring match sponsored by The Victoria Hotel in Bamburgh, Bamburgh defeated Manderston from the borders by 34 runs on Sunday. Opting to bat Bamburgh struggled on a wicket which was slow due to the rain on Saturday with Manderston adapting to the conditions were 71 for 8 after 23 overs before captain Andrew Wright made a useful 32 not out in a 9th wicket stand of 46 with Johnny Fortescue to finish the innings on a below par 117 for 8 off their 35 overs Best bowling from Manderston were Mark Richards 3 for 13 and Chuck Scott 3 for 12 the main wicket takers. When Manderston batted they lost a wicket with the first ball of their innings and never really got to grips with the Seasiders bowling total taking wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 83 for 9 off their 35 overs a deficit of 34 balls. Bamburgh used 6 bowlers and they all took wickets. For once the bowlers outshone the batsmen with Steve Mallinson returning figures of 2 for 7 off 6 overs in his seasonal debut ably assisted by the other 5 bowlers. Another victory for Bamburgh and a special mention should be made for the ground staff who worked hard in adverse conditions to allow the match to be played after Saturday's heavy rain.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 15th August 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 153 for 8 beat DAVIPART 151 all out by 2 runs

In a match sponsored by the Victoria Hotel Bamburgh survived a late onslaught to beat Davipart by 2 runs on Sunday. Opting to bat first the seasiders made a steady and somewhat sedate start to their innings and after 20 overs the total was 80 for 4 home captain Andrew Wright then took on the Davipart bowling and striking 9 fours made 42 off 43 balls before he was caught in the 31st over. Bamburgh added 27 more runs off the final 4 overs to take their final total to 153 for 8 off their allotted overs. When Davipart batted they were soon in trouble losing 4 wickets for 16 runs in the first 7 overs. Skipper Yogeth Rawlley and J Ladhar then led a mini revival adding 59 runs to take the total to 75 in the 23rd over. Ashok Dhillon then marched to the crease and changed the momentum of the match striking an unbeaten 56 eventually running out partners in the final over with 1 ball remaining 2 runs short of the Bamburgh total. Arthur Sutherland with superb figures of 3 for 8 off his 7 overs was the pick of the bowling with Michael Kirkup also picking up 3 wickets. Bamburgh executed 3 run out's in Davipart's innings in an exciting win for the seasiders.

Dave Parmley.


Wednesday 11th August 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 184 for 9 beat BENWELL HILL 137 all out by 47 runs

In their annual midweek fixture on Wednesday Bamburgh beat Benwell Hill by 47 runs in a match sponsored by Wyndellwell in Bamburgh. Opting to bat first with 3 players making their seasonal debut's the seasiders made a disastrous start losing 5 wickets for 45 runs within 13 overs, however Andrew Scott and James Boon mounted a counter attack and added 58 runs in a run a ball partnership before Boon was out for a fine 39. Scott carried on regardless and with some big hitting ended with 77 not out, out of the final total of 184 for 9 off their allocated 35 overs. Mark Williamson was the pick of the bowling with 3 for 14 off 5 overs with part time bowler Phil Nicholson weighing in with 2 for 22 off 7. When Benwell Hill batted they made a slow but steady start finding runs hard to come by and after 22 overs were 70 for 4.Joe Torre and Mark Williamson increased the scoring rate but had too much to do and Benwell Hill were all out in the 35th over for 137. Phil Nicholson top scored with 47 with Joe Torre making 33. The Bamburgh bowlers were impressive with Johnny Roxburgh wrapping up the Benwell Hill innings with 4 wickets for only 1 run off 8 balls. A fine performance by Bamburgh with another win under their belts.

Dave Parmley


Sunday 8th August 2021 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 5 for 0 Match Abandoned v K.S.T.O.B's who did not bat

The match between Bamburgh and King's School Tynemouth Old Boy's was abandoned on Sunday in a match sponsored by Wyndenwell after a torrential downpour with only 3 balls bowled on Sunday. Despite a sterling effort from the Bamburgh team it was impossible to continue, thanks were also due to the Old Boy's who travelled up from Tyneside to Bamburgh to no avail.

Dave Parmley.

Sunday 1st August 2021

 BAMBURGH CASTLE 154 for 3 beat STAMFORDHAM 153 for 8 by 7 wickets


In a match sponsored by Jim Callaghan Bamburgh continued their winning ways with a 7 wicket win over Stamfordham on Sunday. Opting to bat first Stamfordham, they made a disappointing start when with the fourth ball of the innings McGrath was brilliantly caught by Rory Gibson off Arthur Sutherland this brought the visitors skipper Nick Schofield to the crease who proceeded to give an exhibition of batting making a brilliant century off 77 balls which included 11 fours and 5 sixes before he was 5th out for 101. With no support from the other batsmen the innings ended with the total on 153 for 8 off their 35 overs. Home skipper Andrew Wright with 2 for 22 and Harry Sutherland 1 for 7 stifled the batting after a rapid start. When Bamburgh batted they were always in control and never looked like losing the game and with Harry Sutherland making a fine 68 reached their total in only the 26th over. Nick Schofield followed up his batting with 1 for 8 off 5 overs but again had no support. Bamburgh won with Rory Gibson and Will Jackson returning to the Bamburgh side for a one off seasonal appearance after a 7 year absence.

Dave Parmley


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 2021 

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 May 16th 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.