Cricketers to try again to play memorial match

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Cricketers in the Wansbeck area will be keeping their fingers firmly crossed for a fine day on Sunday as they try a second time to stage a game in memory of Ian Robinson, who died a few months ago.

The game, which will be staged at Bomarsund Welfare, will see a Bomarsund outfit against an Ashington XI – two of Ian’s former sides.

John Haig Junior said: “After the disappointment of our previous game being washed out, we are desperately hoping the weather will be kind to us this time round.

“Greg Williams and myself want to stage a fitting tribute to ‘Robbo’ from his cricketing friends.

“Ian was a great lad and tremendous company and we want to do our best for him.”

“As some of the players scheduled to have taken part in the original fixture are now unavailable, we have had to reshape the teams.

“However, we are aiming to raise as much money as we can for Help for Heroes and will be delighted to see a bumper crowd to turn out in support.”

The match will be 30 overs per side and starts at 2pm.

Bomarsund (from): John Haig Jnr (capt), Adam Gardiner, John Haig Snr, Stephen Gardiner, Ben Heatley, Craig Robinson, David Seccombe, Colin Thornton, George Rogerson, Stephen Thain, William Hewison, Dean Greaves, David Wanless and Kevin Rhodes.

Ashington (from): Greg Williams (capt), Stephen Dickinson, Stephen Williams, Stuart Rowley, Michael Levison, Dale Ross, Ian Fox, Ben Davison, Josh Robinson, Chris Harwood, Kevin Dick and Alan Robinson.