Cricket

Cricket

Since its inception South North has been the North East Premier League’s most successful club, the 1st XI winning the Premier Division championship twelve times in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and the Banks Salver in 2000, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012. The 1st XI has also achieved considerable success in national competitions. The 2nd XI won the Second Division in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2016 and the Banks Bowl in 2008 and 2017. The 3rd XI won the Sunday First Division in 2013 and 2018 and the Banks Cup in 2003 and 2018. The 1864s play in the top division of the West Tyne League and in 2018 we joined the North East Midweek League, achieving promotion to the Third Division for 2019. South North provides match-play opportunities for players of all abilities.

Our U13 section have reached the Nationals finals held at Oakham School in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and along with other junior sides, have also won many local leagues and cups to herald a new strength in depth at South North.  Indeed, with over 200 junior cricketers, South North has assumed the cricket coaching role formerly provided by the city’s schools and continues to produce quality cricketers. The women and girls teams are benefitting from increased participation and a new emphasis in developing this section of the Club.