Colliers chase more silverware

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ASHINGTON Cricket Club’s third XI will etch their name in the history books if they win the Ian Appleby Cup final against Tynemouth at Langwell Crescent on Saturday.

Since the formation of the Wellstream Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League in 2000, the Colliers have yet to lift the trophy – but they will already be giving that bit extra in their bid to secure a second piece of silverware for the club following the B Division Cup triumph by Ashington seconds recently.

The thirds defeated Humshaugh in a tight semi-fina.

Skipper Scott Dunn said: “The Ian Appleby Cup is an important trophy to win.

“It would be great if we can do it to compliment the B Division effort a couple of weeks ago and would make it a good year for the club.”

Saturday’s final has a 1pm start and will be contested with 35 overs per side.

Ashington have announced the following side: Scott Dunn (capt), Matty Storey, Doug Potts, Dale Ross, Martin Thewlis, Josh Robinson, James Lovat, Matthew Potts, Matty Collins, Graham Rogerson, Trevor Christie, 12th man: Liam Davidson.

Dunn added: “After finishing third in the league this season, we would love to go out on a high.

“We have got a good third team and defeated Tynemouth in a league fixture by ten wickets earlier in the season, but whilst we’re confident we shall approach the game in the right frame of mind.”