Staff and Committee

Heart of the community

Our cricket club has had a bar since 1958, when our president at the time, Colonel J Turnbull, paid for one to be added to our Ropery Lane site. That bar more than paid for itself in its first complete year of operation and continues to flourish due to its generous array of amenities.

Today, our bar is one of the biggest draws for our members, as it is a thriving hub of social activity that fosters the club’s spirit of friendliness and community. We subscribe to all Sky Sports and BT Sport channels, which our members can enjoy watching while they casually chat away.

The committee

  • President:

    Martin Taylor

  • Chairman:

    Keith Robson

  • Secretary:

    Susan Carr

  • Finance Director:

    Mark Burdon

  • Operations Director:

    Tony Birbeck

  • Director of Cricket:

    Andrew Bell

  • Directors:

    David Cantwell

    Steve Clarke

    Dave Dagg

    Chris Metcalfe

  • Webmaster & Social Media:

    David Avery

The staff

  • Operations Manager:

    Gillian Birbeck

  • Catering Manager:

    David Avery

  • Bar Manager:

    Marc Smith

  • Accounts:

    Tom Cox

  • Staff:

    Dave Pearce

    Patsy Medina

    Linda Ede

    Michelle Smiles

    Luke Allen

  • Head Groundsman:

    Duncan Carr

  • Disc Jockey:

    Darren Frankland

Further information

If you require any further information relating to conferencing, weddings or functions, please contact our administration team on 0191 388 3684 or by emailing .

If you have any cricket enquiries, please email our Director of Cricket, Andrew Bell, through .

If you require any information relating to junior cricket and coaching, please email .

If you have any queries relating to the website or the activities of the social club, please email .

How to Find Us

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By Road

We are a short distance from the A1M Junction 63. On leaving the A1M take the A167 towards Durham. Cross the first roundabout staying on the A167.

At the next roundabout take the right hand turn for town centre. You will pass a church on the right and go over a pelican crossing. We are on the right hand side just before reaching the next pelican crossing. Drive through the blue gate.

By Rail

We are 5 minutes walk from Chester-le-Street station, 15 minutes drive from Durham and 25 minutes drive from Newcastle.

By Air

We are 30 minutes drive from Newcastle International Airport and 50 minutes from Durham Tees Valley.

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