Memorial cricket game in honour of Ian

A cricket match In memory of the late Ian Robinson is to be staged at Bomarsund Welfare on Sunday, July 28.

Greg Williams is one of a number of players who played at the same time as Ian.

He said: “Ian used to play junior cricket and a bit of senior cricket at Ashington.

“He then played for Bomarsund, Ashington Workshops then Ellington Combine.

“Ian was in the Army before he died a few months ago so a selection of lads who played cricket with him over the years at Ashington and Bomarsund are pleased to come together to stage a game in his honour.”

The match, to be held at Bomarsund Welfare, has a 1.30pm start and there will be a raffle on the day with refreshments also available.

Williams added: “We are hoping for a good turn out from the public with all proceeds from the day going to Help the Heroes.”

The following teams have been announced:

Bomarsund XI: John Haig (Jnr), Stuart Rowley, David Seccombe, Craig Robinson, Ben Heatley, Stephen Gardiner, Colin Thornton, Steven Thain, John Haig (Snr), Adam Gardiner, Dean Greaves.

Ashington XI: Greg Williams, Nicky Douglas, David Wanless, Chris Harwood, Michael Levison, James Harmison, Dale Ross, Steve Williams, Alan Robinson, George Rogerson, Ben Davison.