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Geoff Appleby

Batting LHB
Bowling OB
Debut 1966
1XI Debut 1969
1XI No 154

Made his debut in 1966. In 1979 partnered Derek Younger in a 2XI record stand of 166 for the 3rd wicket against Belsay. Didn't play in 1981-82 returning mid way through 1983 with career best bowling figures of 8-32 for the 2XI against Bedlington and topped the league averages with 29 wickets @ 6.10 in only 68.1 Overs. Had two spells as 2XI Captain from 1989-91 and 1999-2003 wa period where the club was struggling for Senior members.

Took on the responsibility of preparing the wickets in 2003 and was the main factor in the turn around in the ground conditions, receiving the Jameson Cup for his efforts. During the 2005 season the wicket was widely praised by all opponents and Ponteland were proud to host the A Division League Cup Final. At the November 2004 AGM he was given the official position of Honorary Curator. Became Club President for the 2010 season, succeeding Ron Fairweather.

Retired as Groundsman after the 2013 season and was awarded Life Membership of the Club at the AGM.

 
Honours
2013 Club Life Membership
2010- Club Club President (5 Seasons)
2005-2013 Club Honorary Curator (7 Seasons)
2003 Club Jameson Trophy: Contribution to the Club
1992 League 2XI B1 Division Winner (18 matches)
1983 Club Bowyer Memorial Trophy Winner - 2XI Performance
1980 League 2XI D Division Winner (9 matches)
1979 League 2XI D Division Winner (9 matches)
1978 League 2XI Beverley Smith Cup Winner
1975 League 1XI B2 Division Winner (17 matches)
 
Club Records
2XI Most League Wickets 350        
2XI Most League Appearances 303        
2XI Most Games Captained 136        
           
2XI League 3rd Wicket Partnership
2XI League 6th Wicket partnership
105
with Jon Greenwood
Corbridge
Away
15/07/1989
2XI & League 9th Wicket partnership
2XI 8th Wicket Partnership in NTSL
54*
with John Ferrier
Seaton Burn
Home
30/05/2003
2XI 10th Wicket Partnership in NL
39
with Chris Barlow
Belsay
Away
06/05/2000
 
2XI League Top 10 Bowler
3
1st - 1983, 6th - 1987, 7th - 1990
 
2XI 100 Partnerships
4
Friendly 100 Partnerships
1
 
7 Wicket Matches
Opposition
Venue
Team
Date
8-32
Bedlington
Away
2XI League
17/09/1983
 
Best Seasons
 
Runs
Wkts
Ctch
1XI
205 - 1976
19 - 1996
7 - 1976
2XI
188 - 1979
35 - 1987
12 - 1989
Midweek
114 - 1975
14 - 1975
1 - 1969
Friendly
52 - 1976
7 - 1972
2 - 1970
 
Best Performances
   
Opposition
Venue
Date
1XI League Batting
71
Benwell Hill
Home
09/08/1975
1XI League Bowling
5-31
Bedlington
Away
03/08/1985
2XI League Batting
67*
Newcastle City
Home
01/06/1991
2XI League Bowling
8-32
Bedlington
Away
17/09/1983
2XI 20 Over Cup Bowling
6-14
Whitely Bay
Home
27/06/1991
 
Ponteland Career (1966 - 1980, 1983 - 2005)
Team
Mtch Cap Inn NO Runs HS 50 Avge Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Best
3w
5w Ctch RO
1XI League
118
-
96
31
974
71
2
14.98
273.3
36
1004
57
17.61
5-31
1
31
-
2XI League
303
136
202
101
2147
67*
3
21.26
1588
343
4379
350
12.51
8-32
15
82
-
Midweek
69
-
43
23
394
40*
-
19.70
253
11
1174
76
15.45
5-14
1
3
6
-
Sunday XI & Friendlies
30
1
25
5
203
37
-
10.15
212.2
27
769
36
21.36
4-38
-
9
-
1XI 20 Over Cup
22
-
14
3
87
21
-
7.91
3
0
9
0
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0-9
-
-
-
1
2XI 20 Over Cup
48
24
19
6
153
26
-
11.78
105.4
10
505
37
13.65
6-14
-
3
6
-