The national team, accompanied by head coach Qasim Ali, is also holding training camps at Jesmond with NUSC
as part of preparations for forthcoming international matches.
John D Holland, director of cricket for NUSC
added: "It is a great pleasure to be welcoming our Irish friends again to the North East.
member Steve Hastie said: "Sir Bobby epitomised what being a Geordie is all about; pride, dignity and respect to all.
was the Navy organization primarily responsible for the research and development of submarine sonar, combat (fire) control, weapons, and electromagnetic systems, as well as for surface-ship sonar and torpedo systems.
prides itself on trying to make a difference with its cricket festivals, and so the idea of hosting one in Richmondshire - a town with special links to the Army - was born."
But in a letter to Ashley, NUSC
demand to know why he keeps claiming he did not buy the club to make money - yet says potential buyers are not offering enough?
, who along with Hilton Newcastle-Gateshead host a Saturday morning training programme during the winter for student cricketers, were stunned to receive a call from paceman Plunkett asking for help - and they were happy to oblige.
The Newcastle United Supporters' Club (NUSC
) launched a campaign yesterday, with help from some fanzines, to call for the immediate appointment of Shearer as manager, while also promoting the idea of a Supporters Trust being able to buy a stake in the club when the new owners are finally in place.
spokesman said: "What is clear is that Mike Ashley is not acting quickly enough to end his disastrous relationship with our club."
Colin Whittle, of NUSC
, right, said: "We're happy to work with all partners to ensure Newcastle Gateshead maximises its strengths of excellent transport links, fantastic high quality hotels and a cosmopolitan city.
Before kick-off, the Newcastle United Supporters' Club (NUSC
) released 1,100 black and white balloons outside the ground.
say the idea of the fans raising so much money is "totally unrealistic and unfeasible".