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Mike Barlow

Batting - RHB
Bowling - OB
Club Debut - 1959
1XI Debut - 1959
1XI No - 98

Mike is the longest serving player at the Club, debuting aged 14 against Blagdon in 1959 and has played more seasons (54) than anyone else in the history of the club, playing his last game in 2012. A regular in the 1XI from the early '60s with a best of 92 against Tynedale in the 1968 B2 Championship winning side, one of several near misses on a 1XI century. During the 1966 season took part in a century partnership with his father Tom against Lynemouth - the first recorded father and son 100 partnership for Ponteland.

Elected Vice Captain of the 1XI in 1971, with his best all round season in 1975 with 450 runs and 19 wickets. Scored fifty and took 5 wickets in a game twice, the first two instances that this had been achieved for the side.

Scored his first century in 1980 in the 2XI, captaining the side in 1985, '86 & '94, also vice captain in 1990-92 and 1999-2001. Scored the 1st 2XI fifty in the NTSL against Alnwick,and his last 2XI appearance was in the promotion clinching win at Lanchester at the end of the 2004 season. 2008 was Mike's 50th season, in the friendly against Ovingham shared in a match winning partnership of 62 with his son Chris.

Played one game only in the 2012 season before retiring. The club awarded him life membership at the 2013 AGM

 
Honours
2013 Club Life Membership
1971-72, 1975-77 Club Club Vice Captain (5 Years)
1985-86, 1994 Club 2XI Captain (3 Years)
1989-92, 1999-2001 Club 2XI Vice Captain (7 Years)
2007- Club Vice Chairman (6 Years)
1979 - Club Assistant Treasurer (35 Years)
2002 Club Jameson Cup: Services to the Club
1992 League 2XI Northumberland 'B' Divsion Winner (14 Matches)
1985 Club Bowyer Memorial Trophy - 2XI Performance of the Season
1981 League 2XI Northumberland 'D' Division Winner (6 Matches)
1979 League 2XI Northumberland 'D' Division Winner (5 Matches)
1975 League 1XI Northumberland 'B2' Division Winner (18 Matches)
1969 Club Jameson Cup: Services to the Club
1968 League 1XI Northumberland 'B2' Division Winner
 
Club Records
1XI 50 Runs & 5 Wickets
 
 
2XI Most Century Partnerships
7 shared with D.Younger
   
2XI League Top 10 Batsman
2nd - 1983
 
3rd - 1984
 
5th - 1985
 
1XI 100 Partnerships
2
1XI 400 Run Season
1
2XI 100 Partnerships
7
2XI 300 Run Season
1
 
Centuries
Opposition
Venue
Team
Date
 
Best Seasons
 
Runs
Wkts
Ctch
Wkts Ctch
Stmp
1XI
456 - 1975
19 - 1975
10 - 1975
5 - 1971
2XI
380 - 1985
19 - 2001
11 - 1985
1 - 2002
Midweek
293 - 1969
3 - 1978
9 - 1969
2 -1969
1 - 1969
Friendly
277 - 1969
6 - 2001
2 - 1967
1 - 1969
 
Best Performances
Opposition
Venue
Date
1XI League Batting
92
Tynedale
1968
1XI League Bowling
8-0-33-6
Whitley Bay
Away
03/08/1974
2XI League Batting
2XI League Bowling
12-4-20-5
Northern Social
Home
30/06/2001
 
Ponteland Career (1959 - 2012)
Team
Mch
Cap
Inn
NO
Runs
HS
50
100
Avge
4s
6s
Overs
Mdn
Runs
Wkts
Avge
Best
Econ
5 wkt
Ctch
Mtch
Wkt
Stm
Bye
RO
1XI League
200
6
188
24
3413
92
16
-
20.81
319
7
192.2
15
729
34
21.44
6-33
3.79
2
64
11
11
-
12
-
2XI League
226
27
211
37
3532
130*
10
2
20.30
261
6
433.1
45
1632
115
14.19
5-20
3.77
6
73
2
1
-
4
-
Midweek
78
2
74
22
1320
70
5
-
25.38
-
-
16.1
0
81
9
9.00
2-1
5.00
-
22
4
4
1
12
-
Sunday Team
90
4
81
17
1675
74
6
-
26.17
145
3
89.5
3
515
28
18.39
4-21
5.36
-
14
2
-
2
4
2
Other Friendies
11
-
11
2
274
74
2
-
30.44
-
-
28.3
1
135
5
27.00
1-7
4.73
-
4
1
3
-
3
-
1XI 20 Over Cup
22
-
20
7
241
35*
-
-
18.54
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2XI 20 Over Cup
19
4
14
1
200
67*
1
-
15.38
-
-
1.1
0
10
0
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0-10
8.33
-
5
-
1
-
-
-