Cricketer John is 80 not out!

Morpeth cricket ‘legend’ John Douglas has a double reason to celebrate.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 8:40 am
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 1:19 pm
John Douglas receives his 'Spirit of Cricket' award

This month John turns 80 … and last week he was presented with the club’s ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award at their annual presentations.

John has played for Morpeth since 1953, when they were based at the old Stobhill Ground. He broke into the 1st team aged just 16, has played in league winning sides, county sides and even as a professional. John still plays to this day for Morpeth Cricket Clubs 2nd XI.

John said he used to cycle around Morpeth trying to round up players to play the day before games … nothing has changed – now they use technology (Facebook) instead of a bicycle!!