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Midweek title win for Ash

Cricket report
Cricket report

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.