The 2011 Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Tri Nations Championship trophy stayed in the North East after an amazing come back from the NUSC students to defeat provincial champions of Ireland Ulster and regional champions of Scotland WA over five days of cricket.
In a stunning upset the NUSC cricketers regained the much coveted Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Cricket Championship trophy with a 2 matches to 0 scoreline over their Irish counterparts from Leinster .
Unseasonable weather ensured just two of the four scheduled matches were played although this allowed for a rare opportunity for sightseeing, indoor training at Durham CCCs ground and for a training session with the Durham CCC 1st X1 squad prior to their match with Lancashire Lightning in the Twenty20 Cup.
Northern Universities Student Club-Community Cricketers Elite (NUSC) today confirms Leinster Cricket Union, Ireland’s premier sporting union has agreed to send a squad to participate in their prestigious Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Cricket Championship during June 2011.
Northern Universities Student Club-Community Cricketers Elite (NUSC) sponsored by Hilton Newcastle Gateshead today confirms Gareth Purshouse (Captain, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Scholar) has been given permission to sign for and represent Dublin University Cricket Club (DUCC) throughout their 2011 season.
Northern Universities Student Club-Community Cricketers Elite (NUSC) sponsored by Hilton Newcastle Gateshead completed the final session of 2010 of their Winter Training Programme (WTP 2011) on Saturday.
After the snow of the previous two weeks, the students were met by the welcome surprise of sunshine and warm conditions which certainly helped to improve their mood. It might have been the final session but that simply meant work, more work and hard work faced the players as weather delays meant two weeks work went into one.
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