5th Oct 2022

 South North are delighted to be able to report that Gordon Halliday (aka The Doc) has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement OSCA by the Northumberland Cricket Board in their 2022 Grassroots Cricket Awards. The submission read:

"Since he arrived in the winter of 1975 Gordon has done so much for cricket in the NE both as a player & administrator. 1981 - first Sunday Sun Radio Metro Player of the Year: 1980-82- SNCC 1st X1 Captain: 1983 - 2 full Scotland caps in the Benson & Hedges Cup v Worcester & Gloucester:

1986 - the first Northumberland County League amateur to achieve 500 runs & 50 wickets in a season: between 1981-88 an NCCC opening batsman, capped in 1984, never dropped, 2464 runs, high score 156* v Durham in 1982 with an average of 35.20 (3x100, 12x50), the highest in the Hall of Fame by .01 from Bobby Smithson!

1999-2001- SNCC 2nd X1 Captain- SNCC champions in 1999, 7-6 v Alnwick, Joyce McKay & James Bell winners. Since 2000 SNCC Director, Secretary & Fixture Secretary, the second longest serving in the club's history: since 2012 NEPL Secretary, a not insignificant task incorporating many challenging periods & the annual production of the 220-page handbook.

NEPL umpire for 5 seasons (until knees caused a problem) & has been Treasurer for the Umpires organisation. Since 2018 Chairman of Northumberland CCC. Has undergone back, cartilage & hip operations & more recently overcame blood clots on his lungs & COVID in 2020, whilst continuing to serve in multiple capacities."

Many congratulations to Gordon....what a star, fully deserved! A visit to Lord's awaits. 


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