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Harmison charity match live

Radio Northumberland will be live from Woodhorn Lane on Thursday evening as a Northumberland XI, selected by Steve Harmison, take on an NUFC XI as part of the Durham and England cricket star’s benefit year (7pm KO).

The match is one of several events organised to celebrate Harmison’s contribution to cricket and to sport in the region and will also support the benefit committee’s chosen charities, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The PCA Benevolent Fund.

Our commentary team of Jonny Hall, and Blyth Spartan's Senior Press Office Mark Carruthers, will be live on Radio Northumberland from 6:30pm, with exclusive interviews and all the pre-match build up.

Harmison, a lifelong Newcastle fan and former Northern League footballer, will play against the Magpies along with a host of the north east’s best non-league players. 

The Northumberland squad includes: Karl Dryden, Andrew Johnson, Glen Taylor, Scott Blandford (all Ashington), Sean McCafferty, James Harmison, Paul Watson (all Bedlington Terriers), Danny Patterson, Ben Richardson. Adam Foster, Gareth Bainbridge (North Shields), Rob Story (Team Northumbria), Paul Robinson (Darlington), Dean Holmes (Blyth Spartans), Scott Borthwick & Phil Mustard (Durham Cricket Club), Ben Harmison and Stephen Harmison.

The NUFC squad, managed by John Carver and Peter Beardsley, includes: Jonathan Mitchell, James Tavernier, Macauley Gillesphey, Kevin Richardson, Dave Watson, Remie Streete, Steve Stone, Peter Beardsley, Adam Campbell, Adam Armstrong, Gael Bigirimana, Massadio Haidara, Jak Alnwick, Ben Drennan, Jonathyn Quinn and Rolando Aarons.

The game is being officiated by Cramlington-born Premier League referee Michael Oliver.

Tickets are still available - admission is £6 for adults and £1.50 for juniors and you can pay on the door.

Hospitality is available priced at £30 per person and includes a two-course meal, reserved seating in the stand and listen to Harmy and his Newcastle friends in a question and answer session.

Radio Northumberland is available online at www.radionorthumberland.com and via the Tune In app.

More non-league football for Radio Northumberland


In a first for Radio Northumberland, we are delighted to confirm the following Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixtures for broadcast over the coming season, as we further bolster our coverage of Blyth Spartans AFC:

Saturday 17th August - Marine AFC vs Blyth Spartans
Saturday 21st September - Witton Albion vs Blyth Spartans
Saturday 30th November - FC United of Manchester vs Blyth Spartans
Saturday 15th February - Stafford Rangers vs Blyth Spartans
Saturday 22th March - Illkeston FC vs Blyth Spartans

We have also secured approval from the Northumberland FA to provide live and uninterrupted coverage the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup 2014, following our successful coverage of Ashington AFC's 3-0 victory over Whitley Bay FC last season at St James' Park.

Our coverage of the new season starts on Friday 9th August, as Blyth Spartans host Darlington 1883 in a pre-season friendly at Croft Park.

More reaction to follow.

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The Big Event 2


The Big Event 2 is on May 25 from 10.30am to 3.30pm, at Attlee Park, Bedlington.

Heritage info, a summer barbecue, ice-cream, candyfloss, funfair rides, a market, health and wellbeing tent, pony rides and art and crafts will form part of the day.

The event will also see the final of Northumberland’s Got Talent and the debut of The Big Bedlington Song, written by young people with the help of Frances Lynch from Electric Voice Theatre.

The event is being organised by Leading Link with Bedlingtonshire Development Trust.

There will be a free shuttle bus running all day from Bedlington town centre for anyone wishing to park and ride.

Parking at Attlee Park on the day will be disabled parking only, to be pre-booked by calling 01670 820088 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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