Robinson wants Ashington side to continue good form next season

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Ashington Cricket Club’s 3rd XI skipper Josh Robinson said his side’s objective next season will be to replicate their achievements of this term.

Robinson and his squad were celebrating a massive achievement of clinching a league and cup double on Sunday after a six-wicket win saw them lift the Ian Appleby Cup to go alongside the title which they cemented a few weeks ago.

And Robinson admitted that his side snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

“We were poor first half and 125 probably flattered Benwell Hill the way we bowled,” he said.

“Batting wise, we started OK with 50 off ten overs and were going along alright, then the stumbling block came when James Harmison then Scott Dunn were out.

“It was looking bleak for us at one point as they bowled good lines and it was Jonathan Storey who saved the day.

“He has batted like this all year in the league and today it was a good innings at a really important time.

“As skipper I’m very happy because we have got a good set of players. Now our target will be to do the same again next year.”