Our Staff

There are a huge range of activities taking place at our Club throughout the year, from cricket training and matches, private functions and corporate banquetting. We have a dedicated team of staff to help us deliver this programme - they are on hand to deal with your queries.

You are welcome to contact any member of staff via our support email address (support@southnorth.co.uk) or call the office on 0191 246 0006. 

Alternatively, individual email addresses are set out below.

John Ruddick

General Manager

E: john.ruddick@southnorth.co.uk

Keith Newell

Director of Coaching

Cricket & Coaching Lead

E:  keith.newell@southnorth.co.uk 

Sarah Bell

Office Manager & Functions Co-ordinator

Private function hire & planning, front of house, facility management, membership and support

E: sarah.bell@southnorth.co.uk

Bill Kidd

Bar Manager

Bar manager & member / Guest / Opposition Hospitality 

Craig Thompson


All ground matters, pitch, outfield preparation & maintenance

Liam Dodgson

Assistant Groundsperson

Assits with all ground matters, pitch, outfield preparation & maintenance

Jen McDowell

Club Welfare Officer

T: 07703416843

Our CWO will make sure all our policies and procedures are in place and that everyone who should be vetted to work with children, is vetted by the ECB. Jen is the person to come to if you have any concerns as she has attended specific training and will know what to do in order to assist or who to ask for further help.