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Ron Fairweather

Made his debut in 1966 in 2XI. His 9-45 in 1977 was, at the time, the best figures for the Club. Won the League Bowling award in 1981, the first Ponteland player to do so (John Clark won the Divisional Award in 1975).Took 4 wickets in 4 deliveries against Ashington in a 1XI Cup match in 1982 and a hat-trick in 1972 against North Walbottle. In his 1XI career Ron recorded 4 wickets or more in an innings more times than he took none! Played 1 2XI game in 2004 recording figures of 13-7-11-1. Still playing in 2005 in the Midweek side, in his second match of 2005 at Benwell Hill Ron claimed his 200th wicket for the side, the first player to do so. Rretired from playing at the end of the 2006 season and was presented with the Jameson Cup for his efforts. The only player to take 7 wickets in a game for the 1XI, 2XI, Midweek and Friendly sides.

Ron was also voted in to the position of President to follow Roy Storer standing down after 3 years. The November 2010 AGM also saw Ron stand down from the Committee and he accepted Honorary Life Membership of the club.

Batting
LHB
Bowling
RFM
Debut
1966

1XI Debut

1968

1XI No

145

 
Honours
2007-2009 Club Club President (3 Seasons)
1987-1990 Club Club Secretary (4 Years)
2006 Club Jameson Trophy: Services to Club
1999 League Northumberland Midweek Winner (6 matches)
1992 League Northumberland 'B1' Division (2XI) Winner (9 Matches)
1991 League Birkett Cup Winner
1990 League Northumberland League Winner (14 matches)
1988 Club Lawson Rosebowl: 1XI Performance of Season
1986 Club Lawson Rosebowl: 1XI Performance of Season
1981 League Stan Seymour Bowling Award
1980 League Lawson Rosebowl: 1XI Performance of Season
1975 League Northumberland 'B2' Division (1XI) Winner (15 Matches)
1973 Club Jameson Trophy: Services to Club
1968 League Northumberland 'B2' Division (1XI) Winner
 
Club Records
1XI Most League Wickets
350
897
     
1XI Most Cup Wickets
303
209      
1XI Wickets in a League Season
136
69 - 1981 (shared with John Clark)
     
1XI 7 Wicket Matches
8
     
1XI 5 Wicket Matches
44
     
1XI 5 Wicket Matches in a Season
105
7 - 1981
     
1XI Cup 20 Over Matches Best Bowling Figures
     
 
       
Friendlies 10th Wicket Partnership
79
with John Kirton Bamburgh Away
1977
Friendly Side Best Bowling Figures
  Bamburgh Away 16/07/1972
       
1XI 30 Wicket Seasons
17
       
2XI 20 Wicket Seasons
3
       
       
1XI League Top 10 Bowler
2nd - 1981
8th - 1980, 84, 88      
 
7 Wicket Matches
Opposition
Venue
Team
Date
7.4-0-34-7
County Club
Home
Midweek
27/05/1970
 
Best Seasons
 
Runs
Wkts
Ctch
1XI
153 - 1973
69 - 1981
7 - 1974
2XI
55 - 1968
25 - 1992
3 - 1992
Midweek
109 - 1970
34 - 1970
3 - 1969
Friendly
69 - 1977
18 - 1980
3 - 1969
 
Best Performances
   
Opposition
Venue
Date
1XI League Batting
35
County Club Away 19/05/1974
1XI League Bowling
Corbridge Away 30/04/1977
2XI League Batting
29
Belsay Home 27/07/1968
2XI League Bowling
04/09/1976
Midweek Batting
46
Percy Main Away 06/06/1975
Midweek Bowling
7.4-0-34-7
County Club Home 27/05/1970
Friendly Batting
48
Bamburgh Home 20/07/1977
Friendly Bowling
Bamburgh Away 16/07/1972
2XI 20 Over Cup Bowling
Bedlington Away 21/06/1983
 
Ponteland Career (1966 - 2006)
Team
Mtch
Cap
Inn
NO
Runs
HS
Avge
Overs
Mdns
Runs
Wkts
Avge
Best
5w
Ctch
RO
1XI League
366
14
221
81
1042
35
7.44
4951.2
1352
12158
897
9-45
13.55
44
82
1
2XI League
56
-
34
5
156
29
5.38
849.2
240
2341
153
7-46
15.30
6
12
-
Midweek
126
1
65
14
395
46
7.75
721.2
66
2847
203
7-34
14.02
4
13
-
Friendly
71
-
45
9
293
48
8.14
620
144
1802
118
8-21
15.27
4
14
-
1XI Cup
97
-
34
11
119
13
5.17
786.4
82
3580
209
8-53
17.13
8
10
-
2XI Cup
8
-
2
1
1
1*
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60.4
4
244
18
4-31
13.55
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