Ashington’s 3rd XI skipper Dale Ross spoke of his delight at the weekend after the Mighty Acorns had wrapped up the Northumberland & Tyneside Midweek North League last week.
After dominating and winning the title three seasons in a row between 2014 -16, Ashington’s 3rd XI didn’t feature during the last campaign but have bounced back again this term.
Ashington-born Ross said: “Lads who don’t play on a Saturday have the first choice for games - and it was a splendid effort by everyone. We have come across some good teams along the way and with one league game remaining, have only lost twice all season. We have a good bowling side and Jonny Lillico is the leading wicket-taker in the league so that’s also tremendous news.”
*Ashington clinched the title after a six wickets win over Morpeth at Langwell Crescent last Thursday. Ben Gascoigne (45 not out) and Jack Concannon (41) top scored for the visitors who ended on 137-3 from 20 overs. In reply, Josh Robinson hit 85 and James Lovat 20 as the Colliers won from the first ball of the last over.