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Sunday Friendlies in 2012

 (Posted On Tue 15 November, 2011)

Anyone interested in playing 40 over games on a Sunday afternoon?

The Eagles have a Sunday friendly side made up of non- Saturday league cricketers and juniors who play friendly competitive cricket.

We have several free dates for fixtures in 2012 get in touch through enquiries'at' (don't forget to swap 'at' for @ in the address)

Dates free currently are

22nd April, 29th April, 10th June, 24th June, 1st July, 26th August

Gamble Pays off with Promotion

 (Posted On Fri 26 August, 2011)

With the fixtures piling up the Eagles took a chance on Thursday 18th by attempting to field two sides on the same night against FHCC and Civil Service.

With a win gaining 8 points in the extra fixture and 2 points from a defeat the Eagles gained enough points to clinch promotion to Division 3 when weather and other results in the final week went our way as we ended up the only side in the top 3 to complete their fixtures.

Thank You to the 22 who turned out on the Thursday night and the 42 to represent the Eagles in 2011.

Fixture Secretary Away

 (Posted On Wed 7 July, 2010)

The fixture secretary Chris Barlow is away from the 8th July and has no email or phone access until 1st August.

If anyone from the club needs to be contacted please send confirmations or postponments of fixtures to the Captain Craig Moffat, his mobile number was in the last bulletin.

Thank You

Corinthians Defeated

 (Posted On Mon 28 June, 2010)

The 'Eagles' resumed their NEMWL campaign after last weeks defeat to Kings School with a return to Heaton Medicals this time to take on BA's Corinthians. Early on run scoring proved difficult, when Neil Pinnock was bowled for 1 with the score on 12, ten of those had come in extras. Andy Denyer (3), Roger Bell (4) fell as well and at the midway point of the innings Ponteland sat on just 38-3. Ponteland's batsmen then contributed to their own demise with Chris Morgan run out for 0 and Chris Barlow run out without facing after an initial call for 2 runs was changed too late. Ealey and Appleby then took the score to 71 before Appleby chipped one back to the bowler and Tom Common and Keith Crerar were both bowled without the score changing. The remaining five overs however saw Ealey and skipper Craig Moffat rescue the innings with an unbroken partnership of 52. Ealey finished on 56 and Moffat 22 as Ponteland fell just five runs short of securing both batting points.

In reply BA's innings started like a rocket, Clough was extremely aggressive, especially to Jonny Appleby (0-27) in his first two overs of the season after a shoulder injury. When Tom Common bowled the other opener for just 3 in the fifth over the score was already on 44. Common then took the second wicket as well and Chris Morgan stumped Coles off Crerar (1-18) before Common (3-21) took his third wicket, all bowled, dismissing Clough for 52. With the game in the balance though it was the spin of Andy Denyer that proved crucial as the batsmen struggled with his turn and he conceded just 5 in his first two overs and took a wicket, Ealey (1-13) then dismissed Case but as the final over began Corinthians required 10 to win. Moffat ran out Hiscock for 21 off the first delivery then Morgan took his second stumping as Burnip went down the wicket to give Denyer (2-8) his second. Three singles were conceded off the remaining 5 balls and a six run win to the Eagles to push us back onto the fringes of the promotion race. Next up the Black Widows at home on Tuesday 22nd June

Words by Chris Barlow

Eagles stomp on the Spiders

 (Posted On Mon 28 June, 2010)

On another baking hot day at Pont the 'Eagles' looked to win back to back matches in the NEMWL for the first time. Losing the toss against the Black Widows they unsurprisingly opted to bat first. A combination of poor calling for a quick single and the reactions of "Ponteland's top fielder" two time Roy Storer Fielding Trophy winner Jonny Appleby saw an easy run-out off just the second ball of Keith Crerar's opening over. Two balls later Chris Barlow took a catch at a deeper than normal mid-off to leave the innings in tatters after just four balls. Crerar then bowled Dunn (4) and Appleby at midwicket added a catch to his collection in Crerar's next (3-17) and when Stuart Taylor (1-7) bowled the number 6, Duhrin (1) the score was 27-5.

Tom Common on his birthday and Andy Denyer bowled the next 4 overs between them and conceded an evenly split 34 as the innings crept above fifty. The partnership was finally broken by Roger Bell with Wall bowled for 21, then moments later Jeffreys was dismissed in the same manner, as Rog's demon offspin also broke the bail! Captain Craig Moffat then dismissed the top scorer A.Dunn (26), again bowled and Bell (3-13) and Moffat (2-8) ended the innings on 87.

Ponteland's openers Appleby and Matty Bell (no relation) started carefully but soon got into their stride, Bell scoring fluently through the off-side with some powerful drives. The target needed to be reached before the end of the 11th over to claim maximum batting points and although both batsman gave chances with skied catches the fielders were unable to take them and the 10 wicket win was duly completed, Bell unbeaten on 42 and Appleby 38.

The opposition voted Keith Crerar as Man of the Match.

The 10 points takes Ponteland up to 41 points in the league and should keep us just behind the top four depending on other results. League Table (last weeks 8 point win over Corinthians is missing from the online table)

Words by Chris Barlow

Rain Off

 (Posted On Wed 26 May, 2010)

Pontelands fixture against KSTOB away tonight has been cancelled due to rain.

The fixture will be rearranged shortly

Pont Go Down in the Gloom

 (Posted On Thu 6 May, 2010)

The NEMWL side suffered their first defeat against Procter & Gamble today. Winning the toss and batting first they were able to consistently get the ball away to the fence as the outfield started off like lightning. Ashley Parker (2-19) and Keith Crerar (2-24) took wickets early on but the middle order held firm and only a late wicket for Ross Harrington (1-8) to a stumping by Tom Common and a run out by Keith Crerar helped slow the innings down finishing on 103-6 off 14 overs.

In reply Ponteland's openers struggled as Dan Wright (7) and Jonny Appleby (8) were unable to get going. With Chris Morgan (0) and Tom Common (6) also falling the side were reduced to 45-5 in the 9th over. A spirited stand of 52 followed with Will Urwin scoring freely but following a slip when turning for a second was struggling to run. (Chris M did warn him about using his old boots, even predicting he would slip on the wicket!) Assisting in the stand and nearly lapping Will on a couple of occasions was Chris Barlow (17*) but his lack of practice was evident with an almost complete lack of timing. With 19 needed from the final over and the field set back round the boundary Ponteland were up against it, Will completed his first senior fifty with a six from the final ball but Pont were left 6 short and P&G head to the top of the early season table.

Words by C Barlow

Ponteland Secure First Win

 (Posted On Sat 1 May, 2010)

Ponteland CC started their inaugural season in the NEMWCL with a win over Park House at Heaton Medicals.

With Park House electing to field first, Pont opened with the experienced Keith Crerar and upcoming junior Jonny Furness. Both bowled tight opening spells, taking time to get used to 8 ball overs and the extra push that comes with it!

Wickets kept falling at regular intervals, with spinner Moffat and Urwin bowling tight; Urwin finishing with 2-0-4-3 with his leg-breaks. Park House were eventually bowled out for 55 in 13 overs.

Under 15 Olly Parker also deserves a special mention for his tight spell of 3-0-10-1 - hopefully a sign of good things to come!

Pont then chased down the total quite ruthlessly in 5.5 overs. Stuart Taylor scoring 24 off 17 balls with 4 fours and 1 six; Matt Darwood being equally destructive with 24 off 19 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Veteran Andy Morgan finished the game with a 4 over long on, continuing his seasons 100% batting strike rate with 8 off 8 balls.

The first match bodes well for the season, with experienced older players and the youth of the club knitting together well in the opening salvo.

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