Captain Drake goes back to his roots
Published at 09:11, Monday, 02 July 2012
JUST months after being appointed captain of Tynedale Cricket Club, Mark Drake has returned home to Blaydon.
Drake, who took over the captaincy from Gary Hunter at the start of this term, headed back to the club he had served for more than 20 years.
In his second year at Tyne, the batsman had struggled for form and runs as missing cup games due to work commitments meant he was short of practice.
He has been replaced by 21-year-old Tom Cant who has become the youngest skipper in the league. Already, the youngster has followed in the footsteps of father Gary by guiding the club into a cup final.
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This week in... 1968Friday, December 6, 1968...
Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.