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Benwell Hill Cricket Club is located to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. The club is a founder member of the ECB North East Premier League.

The first, second and third eleven’s all play in the Premier Leagues.The third eleven are also members of the Just Sport West Tyne Cricket League and the midweek Northumberland County C Division.

Benwell Hill run junior teams at Under 18, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 levels for both boys and girls.

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New players - junior and senior - are always welcome at Benwell Hill Cricket Club.

The Club caters for cricketers of all abilities from Minor Counties standard to recreational level - if you are keen enough you will find a team to fit your standard.

During the season club practice takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6.00 pm and new players are most welcome to come along and try-out before committing to joining the club. The fee for senior players in 2014 is £80, £45 for 18 - under 21s and for juniors it is £35 - for that sum you get full access to the club and its social and playing facilities for the year.

For those who simply wish to watch the cricket and enjoy a pint whilst doing so, we offer social membership at £20 per annum.







Last update: Monday 29 May 2017
14:40 BST


Rain saves the day!

A mid-afternoon thunderstorm forced the abandonment of the first eleven game at Denton Bank on Saturday (27 May) against Chester-le-Street after the Hill had struggled to 137 for 9 in the 43rd over. Through a mix of bad luck and injudicious shot selection the Hill looked to be heading for their second loss of the season. Fortunately the rain intervened and the home side dodged the proverbial 'Bullet'!

The second eleven’s game at Chester-le-Street was also affected by the rain. Batting first the Hill had reached 109 for 3 before collapsing to 124 for 8 when thunder and lightening forced the players from the pitch. On the resumption of play the Hill’s innings had been closed and the home side now had 37 overs to reach their target of 125. The visiting bowlers responded magnificently and Chester-le-street were hanging on at the end closing at 114 for 7.

The West Tyne third eleven made 185 for 5 off their 40 overs against Wylam. This was largely due to an opening partnership of 129 between David Ladd (67) and second consecutive half-century from Saeem Korum (67). Wylam’s innings was delay due to a thunderstorm and as a consequence the Hill took to a very wet field to defend their total. Sadly they were unable to do so and Wylam won by eight wickets.

On Sunday the third eleven recorded a fine four wicket win over Blaydon. Needing 199 to win they reached their target with one over to spare. Salar Shah (78*) and Sal Butt (53) the major contributors.

On Friday evening the first eleven had an excellent nine wicket win over Chester-le-Street. On a beautiful late spring evening the Hill’s bowlers were in good form restricting the home side to 109 for 9 in their 20 overs. In reply the Hill lost Sameet Brar in the first over with the score on nine. Thereafter skipper Kyle Coetzer and Haseeb Azam entertained the big crowd to display of shot-play reaching their target with nine overs to spare.

Sunday’s Banks Salver scheduled tie against Mainsforth didn’t go ahead after the opposition conceded the tie and Monday’s Banks Bowl game at Hetton fell foul of the weather.

Team Selections

Teams for this weekend's round of games can be found here.

My all time TV favourite programme is the West Wing wherein the US President played by Martin Sheen is a Nobel Prize winning polymath, an inspirational leader with wit, humanity and superb oratorical skills. Sadly real life is rather different but one of the President`s sayings is "what`s next?" which is ever appropriate for Benwell Hill Cricket Club.

Last year we were bitterly disappointed to be turned down for grant aid by Sport England. Much hard work had been done to identify priorities (Club House refurbishment, Changing Rooms and Toilets modernisation etc, etc) but one of the criticisms was that not enough effort had been done to consult with members. If you have a view of what we should be tackling next please contact either me or one of my fellow Committee Members – we do not have a monopoly on good ideas and are always looking for constructive advice and support.

In the Club House you will notice the new big screen television - this has been funded through the hard work of another group of Unsung Heroes - the Social Committee. Led by Chair Gordon Haxon, Brian Angus and yes – some cricketers - these volunteers do a huge amount of work to provide a programme of entertainment for members and their efforts are very much appreciated. As an aside we realise TV`s in bars are not to everyone`s taste (!) and we will be ever mindful of volume control.

On the field I continue to refuse to tempt fate but there has been some brilliant cricket played thus far. It is a while since I have heard such a cheer as when Joe Moore hooked an enormous six into the car park against Newcastle last week whilst the Club Captain celebrated the arrival of Gabriella Elise Coetzer in sensational style. Many congratulations to the Coetzer family especially Sarah who did all the hard work!

Please read the regular cricket updates on the BHCC website – Sally Anderson's news about the positive start made by the Women's team is well worth a look. Fenwick Marley and his team of scorers and contributors are committed to keeping the site up to date which is no easy task.

Finally, my father said he knew he was getting old when he started to teach the children of children he had taught – coaching wise I passed that stage a long time ago but it is great to see Aaron Armstrong  and Nicholas Walder (sons of former BHCC players Paul and James respectively) in the "young 'uns" group on Tuesday evenings. There were 22 other Under 11's there too – the future is bright, the future is BHCC!!

More in two weeks!

Simon Lunn

1st XI Tie and the 2nd XI get lucky with the weather

On a day when rain had differing effects throughout the league, Benwell Hill and Eppleton managed to start on time, play a full game and ended up with both scoring 165 all out, resulting in a tied game.

In the absence of skipper Kyle Coetzer, vice-captain Mark Dale won the toss and asked the home side to bat. He was immediately rewarded as the Hill bowlers reduced Eppleton to 29 for 5.
A partnership of  65 between Dean Musther and Jandre Erasmus steadied the Eppleton ship but wickets fell regularly and they were eventually all out for 165 in the 56th over. Erasmus was the last man out for 88. For the Hill Max Williamson’s excellent form with the ball continues picking up a further four wickets. He was
given good support from Anthony Hunter (3-23) and Haseeb Azam (3-39).

In reply the Hill opened with two of the league’s most experienced players in Phil Nicholson and Adam Heather. The pair had put on 57 when Nicholson fell for 17. Heather continued to provide the base for victory but was third out for 61 with the score at 95. The loss of both Brar and Azam (run out somewhat controversially) at 102, quickly followed by the skipper left the Hill still 53 short with only four wickets in hand. Runs from Peter Halliday (30), Williamson (16) and Kilpatrick (10*) left the Hill needing two of the last ball of the game, but Anthony Hunter was run out going for that vital second run and the game was tied.

The second eleven were indebted to the two mid-afternoon rain breaks which disrupted the Sacriston innings and left them facing only 35 overs in which they totalled 166 for 2 when a total of 250 plus may have been achieved. The Hill made best use of this slice of luck and chased down the Sacriston total with five balls remaining. Callum Martin top scored on debut with 45 not out.
The West Tyne third eleven continue to struggle due to player availability and lost to Hexham Leazes by eight wickets despite a maiden Hill fifty for Saeem Korum.

The NEPL third eleven beat Stockton at Denton Bank on Sunday (21 May) in a low scoring game. The Hill batting first were bowled out for 123 inside 32 overs with Sal Shah top scoring with 28. Stockton in reply were bowled out for 107 in 29 overs, three wickets each for Sal Shah and Ismael Ahmed.

On Friday evening (18 May) the first eleven got their T20 campaign under way with a resounding 84 run win over Blaydon on a night when very few games were played. Batting first the Hill racked up 208 for 7 off their 20 overs. Kyle Coetzer hit 93 off 46 including 13 fours and three sixes. He was given great support from Sameet Brar 29 off 15 balls, John Chambers 26 off 17 and Haseeb Azam 28 off 16. Blaydon were restricted to 124 for the loss of four wickets in their twenty overs.

Kyle stars in magnificent Scottish victory

Kyle Coetzer (right) and Matthew Cross set up victory for Scotland over Sri Lanka with an opening stand of 201.

Club Captain Kyle Coetzer missed Saturday’s visit to Eppleton as he was on international duty as Scotland took on Sri Lanka at Beckenham, Kent on Sunday. Sri Lanka batted first and made 287 all out in 49.5 overs. In reply Kyle and fellow opener Matthew Cross put on 201 for the first wicket before Coetzer was dismissed for 118 which included 15 fours and four sixes. Scotland went on to record a magnificent seven wicket win with seven overs in hand.

Speaking to Cricinfo afterwards Kyle said: "It was just one of those days, if it goes your way, you've just got to keep riding the wave, keep taking the attack to them and putting them on the back foot," Coetzer said. "So often in the past we would have maybe gone within our shell and not felt as if we were up to the task. But going out and trying to put them on the back foot showed we were. I'm really chuffed with the guys for getting an historic win."

Coetzer praised the Scotland bowling effort, after they kept Sri Lanka below 300 despite half-centuries from Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedera.

"It's been a great day," he said. "Turned up, the sun was shining - so that was the first win - and thankfully we played a good game of cricket. We restricted them in the field and kept them below 300, which was a really, really outstanding performance.

The full scorecard can be found here.

1st and 2nd XI's register double over city rivals

The first eleven returned to winning ways with a three wicket win over city-rivals Newcastle at Denton Bank on Saturday (13 June).
Starting 45 minutes late due to late morning rain Newcastle were invited to take first knock on what looked a good batting surface.

Newcastle set about their work with relish, particularly their aussie Josh Phillipe who went on to record a fine hundred as the visitors declared on 249 for 7 off 48 overs, leaving the Hill 49 overs to win.
The loss of both openers with the score at 31 brought skipper Kyle Coezter  and former second eleven skipper Joe Moore together in a partnership which added 124 for the third wicket. Moore was out for 44 having played the type of first eleven innings some of us thought we may never see from him! Koetzer meanwhile serenely guided the innings through the occasional set-back to register his second ton of the season finishing 116 not out.

The second eleven beat Newcastle by seven wickets at Heaton. Newcastle, batting first, declared their innings at 160 for 9 in the 49th over. Aki Tassawar  with 3 for 20 off ten overs the pick of the hill bowlers. In reply the Hill eased to victory largely due to a partnership of 90 from John Chambers 55* and the returning Leighton Hopper 51*.

The third eleven lost by 10 wickets at Haydon Bridge.

The first eleven progressed to the next round of the Tyneside Charity Bowl by beating Tillside by five wickets on Wednesday (10 May). They will now meet Morpeth at Denton Bank on Wednesday 7 June. The second eleven beat Hetton Lyons by 77 runs on Friday evening to take their place in the next round of the James Bell Memorial Cup where they will meet either Lanchester or Willington at Denton Bank.

Ladies Cricket Round Up

The Ladies team started their 2017 season with great intent – winning three early matches in the Women’s Northumberland Cricket league. In the first home fixture against Corbridge 2s on Friday 5 May, the girls restricted the opposition to 88 for 6 wickets (with wickets shared between Annie Anderson, Ellen Williamson, Holly Jordan and Molly Brayson).  Opening the batting new girl Emily Whiting and Annie Anderson started well with 27 and 15 respectively.  Holly & Molly reached the opposition’s total in the 19th over with 26 and 9 not outs for both girls. Positive running between wickets and good communication in the field was a sign that the team hadn’t lost any of its cooperative spirit, which had been the key feature of our playing style in the previous two seasons.

At the next match on Monday 8th against Stocksfield 2s we introduced our new secret weapon, Rachael Petherick.  After winning the toss and electing to bat, Rachael quickly lived up to expectations by posting a scintillating 51 before being retired.  Annie was also retired on 32 with Holly Jordan again showing positive batting before being bowled.  Katie Whiting and Ellen Williamson batted the final overs allowing us to post a credible 108 runs in 16 overs.  Stocksfield 2s were unable to offer any great reply to this total and struggled to reach 37 for 7 with wickets taken by Ellen (3), Holly (2) and Rachael (2) as well as the superb support from Katie Dawson and Rachel Pallen.

On Thursday 11 May, the Ladies recorded their highest ever total of 171 after electing to bat at South North.  Opening the batting were the fearless 13 year olds Annie and Emily.  The girls again displayed their fine trademark of dynamic running between wickets to keep the scoreboard ticking over at an impressive rate.  When Emily was bowled in the 15th over for 41, Annie moved her scoring tally on with great support from Holly and Katie Whiting, and she ended the innings with an impressive 78 not out (her best innings to date).

What we thought would be a safe and winning total, after South North openers were taken early by Ellen Williamson and Niamh Brennan, was suddenly thrown into jeopardy by the ferocious batting of South North’s Rachel Foreman who nailed three 6s and eight 4s in lightening speed.  It was Annie Anderson who eventually claimed her wicket and the girls mopped up the remaining batters leaving South North all out for 117 in the 17th over.

With some tough matches still ahead of us in May, the girls now need to use this confidence and belief to show the stronger teams in the league that Benwell Hill ladies are a team worth watching!

Weekend Round Up

The first elevens’ 100% start to the new league season suffered a setback at Whitburn on Saturday (6 May) losing by 30 runs. The home sided had won the toss and having elected to bat first were bowled out inside 54 overs with Max Williamson and Anth Hunter each claiming  three wickets. In reply the Hill made steady progress despite the loss of early wickets and had reached 98 for 4 on the stroke of tea when they lost Sameet Brar for 25. Immediately after tea the loss of Haseeb Azam for 24 was crucial to the Hill’s cause as they were bowled out for 127.

The second eleven claimed maximum points defeating Whitburn by 87 runs. Winning the toss and batting first the Hill made 225 for 6 declared off 48 overs, Matty Hynd (52) and Darshana Thiranga (50) the top-scorers. Whitburn’s 10 were bowled out for 138 in 32.1 overs.

The third eleven beat Newcastle in a close game at Riding Mill to record their first win of the season. The Hill were asked to bat first and struggled early on but late order hitting from Shuan Rushton (32*), Ben Hynes (24), Joe Wood (24) and Aqeel Tassawar (21) enabled them to reach 151 for 9 off their allotted 40 overs. Newcastle came within two runs of their target when the game closed. Salar Butt, Aqeel Tassawar and Chris Pounder each claiming a brace of wickets.

Sunday saw the innings of the weekend as 16-year–old Joe Fletcher scored his maiden senior hundred at Denton Bank against Washington. Joe scored 109 not out (13 fours and 1 six) out of a total of 198 for 4. Washington were bowled out  for 142 giving the Hill maximum points.

More fortnightly news!

Keen eyed BHCC supporters and lappers will have noticed the shiny new covers that have arrived on the ground. They have been purchased with a significant grant from The England and Wales Cricket Trust and will help to 'Get the Game On' which is
one of the Governing Bodies key initiatives. The support of
Ian Wardle - Cricket Development Manager for Northumberland Cricket Board - was key in obtaining the grant and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from both parties.

As BHCC lies on a slope some pipe work adjustment is needed to the new covers and another of the great Hill unsung heroes in Ian Munro is in charge of mechanical engineering. In my other capacity as the practically useless Ground Secretary I am acutely conscious that this is just one example of the invaluable voluntary work that Ian does to support Geoff Chambers. I also want to record my thanks to John Chambers for his recent strimming support on days off from charming the old ladies in John Lewis. The ground truly looks a picture.

On the cricket side of things I am writing very little as I am anxious not to tempt fate. Led by Kyle, Andy, Dan, Shaun and Coolio the spirit abroad thus far is excellent and we have a solid foundation to build a memorable season at all levels.

Junior Coaching is up and running on Tuesday nights and some of the 'littlies' are as talented as we have ever seen. One slight problem we faced last week was combatting severe hypothermia but thankfully none of the girls or boys expired. Coach Andy Jewitt looked very fetching in my borrowed golf fleece and bobble hat.

Finally, it is a big BHCC welcome to Haseeb Azam who has flown in from Pakistan. It was 40 degrees in Islamabad when Haseeb left home on Friday and somewhat less than that when he opened the bowling against South Shields on Saturday following a 17 hour journey.  Such is the life of the Overseas `Pro`. We hope he and his wife enjoy their time in the North East.

More in two weeks folks….

Simon Lunn

Bank Holiday Weekend Round Up

A seven wicket win over South Shields at Denton Bank on Saturday (29 April) maintained the first elevens' 100% start to the season. Before the game started the players, match officials and Benwell Hill officials observed a moments silence as a mark of respect to the recently deceased Doug Bramfitt.

Asked to field first the Hill restricted the visitors to 197 for 6 in 58 overs. Anthony Hunter claimed his first ‘five-fer’ for Benwell Hill and there was a wicket for new overseas professional Haseeb Azam.

In reply the Hill lost Schofield, Heather and Nicholson for 64,  which allowed those watching to enjoy a period of sublime batsmanship from both Kyle Coetzer and Sameet Brar. The pair put on 136 for the fourth wicket Coetzer finishing 69 not out and Brar 86 not out.

The second eleven comfortably beat Boldon by 8 wickets after bowling the home side out for 119. Peter Jones claimed five wickets and David Haxon made a half-century as the Hill eased to victory.

Peter Jones celebrates his five wicket haul with a quiet night in!

The third eleven, short of experienced batters, lost by nine wickets to a very strong Allendale side.

No, not the new Benwell Hill Boy Band, but three of our senior members trying to get to grips with the new NEPL points system - and failing!

On Monday the first eleven eased past Washington in the first round of the Banks Salver. Winning the toss skipper Kyle Coetzer put the home side in and Washington found the Hill's bowlers in a miserly mood with little on offer to score from. Washington wickets fell regularly and they were bowled out for 110 in 43 overs. Max Williamson's fine early season form continued as he claimed six wickets for 20 off eight overs.

The Hill required only 15 of the 45 overs available to reach their target as Sameet Brar smashed 87 off 47 balls. The Hill will now meet Mainsforth at home in the next round on Sunday 28 May.

Weekend Round Up

The first eleven comfortably beat Stockton by seven wickets to make it two wins out two which sees them sitting at the top of the North East Premier League. Tynemouth were bowled out for 123 with Max Williamson claiming six Stockton wickets for 27 off 10.5 overs,  Anth Hunter picked up 3-32 off 10.

The Hill never looked troubled by the Stockton attack and reached their target with 33 overs remaining in the game.

The second eleven were frustrated by a resolute Blaydon side at Denton Bank and had to settle for the better of a drawn game. The visitors won the toss and put the Hill in on a flat wicket. 90 from John Chambers and a fine-looking 65 from 16-year-old Joe Anderson allowed Andrew Dawson to declare on 225 for 6 after 49 overs. Blaydon’s intentions were clear from the start as they looked to defy the Hill attack and hold out for a draw. They achieved that draw despite a late flurry of wickets and closed on 150 for 8.

The West Tyne League opening game of the season saw the third eleven lose by 5 wickets to Stocksfield at Riding Mill.
On Sunday the first eleven travelled to Scarborough in the ECB National Knock Out Cup and were beaten by seven wickets whilst the NEPL third eleven lost by three wickets at South Northumberland.

Matchball Sponsorship 2017

Once again we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor the ball on match days at the Hill. £25 will allow you to sponsor matchball for a 1st or 2nd XI game of your choice. Anyone interested should contact Phil Nicholson or this website.

There are six fixtures remaining without sponsors. A full list of fixtures and sponsors can be found here.

Herewith some fortnightly news and views from the sharp end of voluntary cricket administration!

It was extremely sad to learn that Doug Bramfitt had died suddenly through the week. Doug was probably the oldest member of BHCC and certainly one of the most enthusiastic. Some of us remember Doug donning his running kit when well into his 70's and taking part in the World Masters Athletic Championships at Gateshead and he was a stalwart member of the United Reform Church near the Club. He will be much missed both at games and in his corner of the bar where he enjoyed a little 'Scottish Wine' and passed on the odd surreptitious quiz answer.

Two excellent wins over Tynemouth last Saturday (15 June) got the NEPL season off to a great start. The tropical weather made watching an absolute pleasure and the curious finish to the second team game where someone was 'allergic hand warmered off' probably said it all. Why we do not start later and play well into September is quite beyond me!

At the Hill we may not see any better batting all year than the centuries from Matthew Brown of Tynemouth and Hill Captain Kyle Coetzer whilst six wickets for two 17-year-old-Hill Juniors in Max Williamson and Luke Mussett was most encouraging. The demon barber Joe Moore scored a century at Tynemouth and followed his Chairman's orders to the letter. This was a first!

Saturday also saw the Squash team gain promotion in the Northumberland League. One of the Hill's great unsung heroes Martin Avery texted me with the glad tidings and said he was 'well chuffed' and quite right too. We currently have 45 squash members who play a significant part in our Club and we aim to attract more. Watch this space.

On the subject of unsung heroes there was a collective sigh of relief when Larry and Muriel Dawson returned from their Antipodean adventure. The work that Larry does on the financial side of the Club is immense. I have certainly had my eyes opened to this in the last year or so as Benwell Hill Cricket Club took the tortuous steps to becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC).
I will be returning to this 'unsung hero' theme in subsequent communications.

Finally, as the cricket gets properly underway and the sun starts to beat down on Denton Bank – well you never know - good luck to all the cricketers – Senior and Junior alike. Here is to a successful and enjoyable 2017 season.

Simon Lunn.

Winning start to the new season

The 2017 cricket season got underway on Saturday (15 April) with both first and second eleven’s recording wins over Tynemouth.
Those at Denton Bank were treated to a batting masterclass from Hill skipper Kyle Coetzer who made 121 not out in a five wicket win. Earlier in the day Tynemouth’s Matthew Brown made a very entertaining 123 as the visitors set the Hill 228 to win in 54 overs. 17-year-olds Luke Mussett and Max Williamson each claimed three Tynemouth wickets.

The early loss of James Schofield and debutant Craig Wallace brought Kyle to the wicket at 39 for 2. What followed was an exhibition of innings management as the Hill reached their target with 11 balls remaining.

Meanwhile at Tynemouth the second eleven were also getting the season started in winning style defeating the home side by 64 runs. Batting first the Hill declared on 242 for 8 off 48 largely thanks to 111 from ex-skipper Joe Moore. There was good support for Joe particularly from Paul Askell who made 36.
Joe Moore in action at Tynemouth. Pic: Gordon Haxon

Joe Kilpatrick struck early in the Tynemouth innings but a partnership between the vetran Tony Lion (53) and Andrew Davison (60)  appeard to give the home side a chance of holding on for a draw. However Lion was bowled by Askell and an end was open and the Hill struck to claim maximum points.

The third eleven game scheduled for Sunday (16 April) was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.

Finally to round off an excellent day the Benwell Hill Squash team were crowned as Division 3 Champions.

Doug Bramfitt

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of the club's oldest member, Doug Bramfit who passed away aged 92 on Thursday 13 April. A popular and regular figure around the club, Doug will be greatly missed by everyone.

Good Friday:

1300 - 2230

Easter Saturday:

1200 - 2300

Easter Sunday:

1300 - 2230

Easter Monday:

1300 - 2300

Season 2017

The 2017 cricket season gets underway on Saturday 15 April. Kyle Coetzer's first eleven entertain Tynemouth at Denton Bank. The game starts at 11.45. Meanwhile the second eleven under the captaincy of Andrew Dawson travel face a bracing trip to the seaside to meet Tynemouth second eleven starting at 12.15 pm. The NEPL eleven open their season on Sunday with a home game against South Shields. This game starts at 1.30 pm.

Teams for the aforementioned games can be found here.

Junior Outdoor Practice

Click on the above image for full details of Junior Cricket Coaching at Benwell Hill Cricket Club throughout the coming summer.

Hugely Successful Ladies Fundraising Event at Benwell Hill Cricket Club

Huge thanks to everyone who supported the fundraiser on Saturday 11 March in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research, held in the recently refurbished lounge. The event was organised by Jane Haves in memory of her late father Steve, a member of Benwell Hill Cricket Club.

Due to the generosity and goodwill of those attending the event raised over £1200. The event also was boosted by a visit by Daniel Craig! (oops, sorry it was in fact new chairman Simon Lunn - pictured above).

More information about the magnificent work that PCUK do can be found here.
Their Facebook page can also be found here.

The afternoon was so successful that plans are already in place to repeat the event next year. More images of the fundraiser can be found here.

Well done everyone!

New signings for 2017

Benwell Hill are delighted to announce the signings of Craig Wallace and Gavin Main for the 2017 North East Premier League season.

Craig is an explosive opening bat who has represented Scotland in seven ODI's joins from Forfarshire Cricket Club and will provide impetus at the top of the order.

21-year-old Gavin will bring a much needed cutting edge to the bowling attack. Gavin has represented Scotland in T20 internationals and also made his first class debut for Durham in 2014.

Everyone at the Hill welcomes both Craig and Gavin to the club and wish them every success in 2017

Junior Practice Times

Junior practice takes place every Tuesday evening at Benwell Hill Cricket Club. We are always happy to see new faces and everyone is welcome. Timings are as follows:

Under 11                  4.30  to  5.30
Under 13                  5.30  to  7.00
Under 17                  7.00  to  8.30






Benwell Hill Cricket Club

To coincide with the club's centenary in 1983 Alan Evans, father of Barry, together with the help of Jack Marshall and Allan March, undertook to write the history of Benwell Hill Cricket Club. What followed was clearly a personal and heart-felt history of a club he loved very much.

Alan Evans joined the club in 1933 as a sixteen year old and remained a member until his death in January 2002.The book which is out of print, has now been produced in a pdf format for you to download by clicking on to the image below.

(It make take a while to download as it is a big file. To keep the pdf and not to have to download it everytime, you may have to 'Save As' from your browser menu bar.)