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It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Doug Burr on Sunday 27th November. He played for Ellon Gordon cc from 1968 - 71 having played for Artisans cc for many years prior to that. Our sincere condolences to Doug’s family and friends. We do not have any further details and will update ASAP.
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wytbu8  Dec 5 2016 - 11:58pm   

Aberdeenshire Cup
A Knight Riders v Crescent
B Ellon v Mannofield

wytbu8  Dec 4 2016 - 8:45pm   

As previously intimated, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Association for 2016 will held at CURL ABERDEEN Sunday December 4th 2016 at 3.00pm. Please find attached relevant documents. Clubs are reminded that clubs unrepresented at the Meeting without reasonable cause, of which the Management Committee is the sole judge, will be liable to a deduction of 15 league points from each of their teams in the 2017 season.

wytbu8  Nov 20 2016 - 11:32pm   

The advert for the Performance Pathway Manager is now online (see link below). Please note closing date for the post is 30th November 2016 with first interviews planned to take place w/c 5th December 2016. 

wytbu8  Nov 16 2016 - 2:54pm   

As advised below and announced at Friday’s annual dinner, in order to avoid a conflict with the final of the BETFRED Cup Final involving Aberdeen AFC, the Cricket Association AGM has been re-scheduled to Sunday December 4th 2016, and will now be held at Curl Aberdeen, Eday Walk, Aberdeen AB15 6LN [off Lang Stracht], commencing at 3pm. Ample on-site car parking is available.

wytbu8  Nov 6 2016 - 10:51pm   
wytbu8  Nov 6 2016 - 10:44pm   

It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of John (Jocky) Ogston on Tuesday 1st November 2016. Jocky played for Inverurie cc from the mid 1950s until late 1980s and for those who remember Jocky will recall him as a larger than life character who played his cricket in the Grades. Jocky’s funeral will take place at the Eric Massive Funeral Chapel on Friday 11th November 2016 at 10:30am.

wytbu8  Nov 5 2016 - 2:12pm   

Dear Junior Convenor/Club Secretary

I would like to invite your club to take part in an Indoor League programme for junior cricketers; the

‘inaugural’ Aberdeen Junior Indoor League starting in January 2017.

These ‘indoor leagues’ will take place on Sundays at Sheddocksley Leisure Centre between 9am and

wytbu8  Nov 5 2016 - 12:09pm   

Please be advised that due to the clash of the Aberdeen v Celtic Cup Final with our Annual General Meeting, it has been agreed to move the date of the 2016 AGM to the Sunday 4th December 2016. The venue will be CURL ABERDEEN, Eday Walk, Aberdeen AB15 6LN. (Next to TESCO at the Lang Stracht - See map)


wytbu8  Nov 3 2016 - 9:41pm   
1 GRADE 1 CUP ABERDEENSHIRE CUP Ellon Gordon MoM: B. Webb (Ellon Gordon)
2 GRADE 2 CUP BON ACCORD CUP Inverurie MoM: M. Mitra (Inverurie)
3 GRADE 3 CUP REID CUP Grampian MoM: J. Varghese (Grampian)
4 GRADE 4 CUP JOHNSTON ROSE BOWL 2nd Stonehaven MoM: N. King (2nd Stonehaven)
5 GRADE 1 LEAGUE BAIN CUP Bon Accord
6 GRADE 2 LEAGUE JUNIOR LEAGUE CUP Inverurie
7 GRADE 3 LEAGUE ROSS CUP 2nd Knight Riders
8 GRADE 4 LEAGUE CANNON CUP Aberdeen Super Kings
9 T20 TURRIFF CUP Bon Accord MoM: F. Awan (BonAccord)
10 LEAGUE/CUP DOUBLE THOMPSON SHIELD Inverurie
11 GRADE 1 BATTING WALKER CUP F. Awan Bon Accord
12 GRADE 1 BOWLING URQUHART CUP S. Peedikayil Academy
13 GRADE 2 BATTING DOR NOR CUP C. Watson Inverurie
14 GRADE 2 BOWLING PORTER CUP G. Satyamuurthy Kemnay-Kintore
15 GRADE 3 BATTING DONALD CUP S. Mathew Grampian
16 GRADE 3 BOWLING MORRISON CUP V. Annamalai 2nd Knight Riders
17 GRADE 4 BATTING COPE CUP S. Paul Aberdeen Super Kings
18 GRADE 4 BOWLING CASTLES CUP R. Soni 2nd Kemnay-Kintore
19 GRADE WICKET KEEPER WILSON CUP C. Clelland AGSFPs
20 U18 BATTING ABDUL HAYEE CUP L. D'Costa 2nd AGSFPs
21 U18 BOWLING JAMILA AKHTAR CUP N. Balment Turriff
wytbu8  Oct 27 2016 - 4:42pm   

Given the issues that have arisen during season 2016, I thought it might be helpful to Clubs if ahead of the AGM I provided an overview of the way in which fixtures are currently compiled.

The list effectively has two inputs:

wytbu8  Oct 26 2016 - 11:50pm   

Clubs are reminded that the 2016 AGM of the Association is currently scheduled for Sunday 27 November 2016, venue and time to be confirmed.

Although the Management & Rules Committees will both be bringing forward proposals for Rule changes, clubs may also do so - provided always that notice of such proposals is submitted by 5pm on Thursday October 27, and are proposed by a minimum of 3 clubs. A consolidated list of proposals will be submitted thereafter, with 14 days permitted for clubs to submit amendments.  Clubs considering proposals are however encouraged, if they feel it would be helpful, to make initial contact with the Association Secretary on issues of drafting.  The Management Committee will be proposing that in addition to changes affecting season 2017 a formal process of reviewing the entire Constitution in light of recent statutory requirements and to meet the requirements of charitable status, including separating out the Rules of Competition, be put in hand over the coming 12 months.

wytbu8  Oct 16 2016 - 5:18pm   

Hi everyone,
I thought some you might be interested in the below statement from Rod Bransgrove - Chair of Hampshire CCC.  Whilst it’s about the new T20 franchise proposal in England, some of the arguments made are very relevant to club cricket/recreational cricket and the debate about hanging on to longer formats, particularly below premier league level.
http://www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/news/a-statement-on-the-proposed-introduction-of-a-city-based-t20-competition/
Cheers
Ian Sandbrook
Head of Participation, Direct Line | 0131 313 7426, Fax | 0131 313 7430, Mobile | 07584232795
Cricket Scotland | National Cricket Academy | Ravelston | Edinburgh | EH4 3NT| www.cricketscotland.com

wytbu8  Oct 13 2016 - 2:49pm   

Please be advised that as from the start of October 2016 our grounds maintenance provider TLG (Scotland) will be trading under the new name of idverde (Scotland).
All staff
emails have now changed to Forename.Surname@idverde.co.uk   all telephone and mobile numbers remain the same, along with the companies’ postal address.
This change will have no impact on the grounds maintenance contract other than the replacement of company logos on uniforms, liveries and communications which will be rolled out over the next few months.
www.idverde.co.uk
Regards
Nigel Spencer
Authorised Officer
, Sport Aberdeen, Inspire Building, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5HP, T: 01224 578708, M: 07788178201, E: NSpencer@sportaberdeen.co.uk, W: www.sportaberdeen.co.uk

wytbu8  Oct 13 2016 - 2:30pm   

Clubs are reminded that the Annual Grades Dinner is scheduled for the Holiday Inn (Westhill) on Friday 4th November 2015 at 7:00pm for 7:30pm with guest Speaker Graham Thorpe (EnglandSurrey).
We now require you to advise your respective Grade Representative on the numbers that will be attending from your club including any vegetarian requirement. Please note that 2 Tickets have already been paid for by your club, additional tickets at £40ead and for Juniors £20/head. Many thanks
YOUR CONTACTS FOR NUMBERS ATTENDING ARE:

wytbu8  Oct 13 2016 - 10:15am   

I know the season has just passed and it appears that I am pretty keen but I wish to get the wheels in motion to plan out this close season's use of Sheddocksley Indoor Nets. The reason I am posting so early is that some clubs have indicated with me that they would like to start the indoor practices sooner!

The last close season was the first time we used the shared facility and it appeared to have worked out very well for all of the clubs concerned. My club Portcullis saved a lot of money on costs as well as having more sessions to practice prior to the season starting. The feedback I got from other clubs participating in this shared venture was that this was a success and they too got greater value through this as well. The nets were very well spaced out (to my own surprise if I am honest!).

The clubs that took part last season were:
Aberdeen Super Kings
Academy
Crescent

Dunecht
Grampian (x2)
Knightriders (x2)
Portcullis
On top of that the odd player joined in from other clubs to get a practice, sharing the costs further with other clubs. 
Could the clubs on this list please confirm if they wish to attend again, when they would like to start, how many lanes would they require and how often they would wish to attend.
Of course new clubs are welcome to join us as well. The sessions last year were held between 10am and 12pm every Sunday and most clubs attended around once a fortnight. By sharing the costs each lane costed £30 for a 2 hour session. Had each club booked the hall separately it would have cost £120 per two hour session!

wytbu8  Sep 26 2016 - 5:51pm   

Time is running out the clubs below have still not responded. Your urgent response to this will be very much appreciated
Clubs are reminded that your player stats are due in addition nominations for the club “Fair Play” Trophy are required, please submit your nominations listing your first, second and third choice. Many thanks to those clubs who have already submitted the above. Below clubs already submitted and those to submit stats

wytbu8  Sep 14 2016 - 6:57pm   


The ACA are conducting research on the views of members and have sent out a Survey Monkey questionnaire to many contacts. If you have not received the questionnaire, and would like to participate, then please send your email address and Club name to paulgray1964@googlemail.com

Unfortunately, the restrictions of using a Survey Monkey mean we are limited as to how many further views we can take.

wytbu8  Sep 14 2016 - 6:32pm   

Please find attached development pathway and below the schedule for 2016/17 Aberdeen City-Shire Area satellite sessions which will take place at Sheddocksley Leisure Centre.
(all Saturday starting 12:30, two sessions to finish by 4pm)
November - 5/12/19/26, December - 3/10/17 2016 and January - 14/21/28, February - 4/11/18/25, March - 4/11/18/25 2017 (i.e. 20 sessions)

wytbu8  Sep 12 2016 - 8:43pm   

City Clubs are encouraged to respond and to copy David Jones (ACA Secretary) with your response by Sept 26th
NB Country Clubs are encouraged to respond to the attached document and to copy David Jones by date above
 

wytbu8  Sep 7 2016 - 9:32pm   

The cloud cover cleared away at Buckie to give the sides some glorious September sunshine for the first Grades Select match between the Associations for many years. Overnight rain gave the pitch a sporting look. The NoSCA side won the toss and had no hesitation in putting Grades Select in to bat. Win and Grover played out 2 opening maidens from Hough and Hussein as some tennis ball type bounce made batting difficult. A 3 from Win signalled the start of a flurry of runs, but it was no surprise when Grover edged behind for 4. The next over was eventful as Win fell after a classy 26 to the 2nd ball, immediately followed by Ahmed hitting a 4 first ball and then snicking behind the next ball to leave the Grades Select side 40 for 3. The sudden clatter of wickets had no effect on Perera as he cracked the final 2 balls of the over to the boundary. Perera put on 46 with Doley before he was out for a rapid 28. The introduction of Newlands put the brakes on the scoring and once he had Doley caught behind for 21 any chance of posting a big score looked unlikely. Pant top scored on 31 but wickets fell regularly as the Grades Select side were bowled out for 148 off 37.4 overs.
A peach of a ball from Malik had the NoSCA captain Wolton caught at slip by Reddy for a duck. Dugdale and Lednor steadied things for the NoSCA side, with Dugdale being particularly severe on anything short, but an inspired pick up and direct hit from Perera at mid-wicket saw Lednor well short of his ground, bringing the partnership to an unnecessary conclusion. Vijapur removed Duncan for 2, and when Dugdale smashed a return catch to Malik, out for 32 with the score on 44 for 4, the Grades Select side were well on top. A miserly spell of 9 overs, 4 maidens, 1 for 7, from Perera, effectively settled the result, although a patient 26 from Thomas did prolong the NoSCA innings in to the 44th over before the NoSCA side were all out for 122. Malik finished with 3 for 22, well supported by Vijapur with 3 for 24.
Match Report submitted by Paul Gray
Grades Select 148 (P Pant 31, C Perera 28; B Neewlands 3-9, J Hough 3-37) beat NOSCA Select 122 (D Dugdale 32, S Thomas 26; T Malik 3-22, V Vijapur 3-24) by 26 runs 

wytbu8  Sep 5 2016 - 12:07pm   

The curtain descended on Grades cricket for another season in traditional form, as Grade 1 champions Bon Accord made it cup success at the third attempt when they comfortably beat league runners-up and Small Clubs Cup winners AGSFPs at the Duthie Park.

wytbu8  Sep 4 2016 - 9:36am   

For the second time in a week a club who had hoped to complete their league season with a hundred per cent record fell at the final hurdle as champions Bon Accord went down by five wickets to runners-up AGSFPs in their final game at the Links. Ellon meantime warmed up for their cup final against Bon Accord on Sunday, with Jon Barrett taking four wickets as they comfortably disposed of Academy, while Mannofield celebrated retention of their Grade 1 status as they beat Crescent at Kings College, and Knight Riders beat relegated Gordonians at Groats Road, Rowan Vaduganathan top-scoring with an undefeated 70.

wytbu8  Aug 28 2016 - 9:50pm   

Following a recent meeting of the Competitions Sub-Committee two adjudications have been issued.  Neither has been further appealed.

1) Rule 15 Protest – Arrowdawn Gordonians v Cults-Artisans-St Ronald [Grade 1, June 4, 2016]

wytbu8  Aug 28 2016 - 9:44pm   

Before you put away your scorebooks, club secretaries are requested to submit their player statistics. Forms can be downloaded from the “Downloads” section under "Contents" found on the left hand side of this web page

wytbu8  Aug 28 2016 - 9:29am   
Please find attached
wytbu8  Aug 28 2016 - 8:55am   

With Grades 2 to 4 now complete principal interest at the weekend will focus on whether Bon Accord can not only retain the Grade 1 title, but do so with a 100 percent record; and also complete a league-cup double in Sunday’s re-scheduled final of the Aberdeenshire Cup.

As last weekend in Grade 3 the final round of games pitches first against second as Bon Accord take on AGSFPs at the Links in what will be the first league meeting between the clubs this season, the reverse fixture – as that between Ellon and Academy – having been void.  The league leaders will therefore be particularly anxious not to slip at the final hurdle, which saw Reid Cup winners Grampian, previously unbeaten, lose out for the Grade 3 league title in their final match against 2nd Knight Riders at Sheddocksley on Sunday by less than a percentage point, although in this case the destination of the league title seems assured irrespective on the outcome.

wytbu8  Aug 25 2016 - 8:22pm   

Although ground conditions meant that Sunday’s scheduled Aberdeenshire Cup Final was unable to proceed, and the Bon Accord Cup needed to be re-located from Methlick to Inverurie, Saturday’s rain relented just long enough for Saturday’s three finals to be completed, with Inverurie and Grampian both completing league-cup doubles.

wytbu8  Aug 21 2016 - 10:58pm   

Please Note Due to a waterlogged pitch at the Lairds Ground (Methlick) the Bon Accord Cup final venue is now at Kellands Park (Inverurie). Our thanks to Methlick CC for making every effort to make play possible and to Inverurie CC for not only allowing use of their ground but preparing their ground as a contingency. 

wytbu8  Aug 20 2016 - 10:28am   

Inverurie confirmed their promotion to Grade 1 in emphatic form as Chris Watson with an undefeated 143 and George Hadden combined to score 220 for an unbroken second wicket stand against third-placed Queens Cross-Stoneywood-Dyce at the Duthie Park, while in second place Kintore-Kemnay also confirmed their promotion with a win over Fraserburgh, whose points were nevertheless enough to see them along with Banchory, stabilise their positions in Grade 2 for a further year, and relegate 2nd AGSFPs, whose game was the latest at Methlick to fall void.

wytbu8  Aug 14 2016 - 9:36pm   
 
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