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Dear All

Thank you to all that have responded so far.

We have plenty of places for the upcoming summer camp from the 9th, 10th and 11th August.

wytbu8  Jul 26 2016 - 12:18am   

A 39-ball century from AGSFPs’ Karan Anand, backed up by half-centuries from Geoff Morrison and Alex Keith saw the visitors to a crushing win over local rivals Gordonians at Countesswells. 

wytbu8  Jul 24 2016 - 8:33pm   

Please find attached a flyer for the Girls only Kwik Cricket festival being held at the very picturesque Doo’cot Park on Sunday 21st August. The festival will be followed by a National Women’s Regional Series match; so the present and the future of Scottish Women’s cricket at the same venue!

If your club wishes to attend, please contact Kari Carswell direct (karicarswell@cricketscotland.com) no later than 19th August.

wytbu8  Jul 24 2016 - 10:38am   

We are please to announce that a match has been scheduled between the Grades Select and the SPCU Select. The venue will be at Stoneywood-Dyce (Peoples Park) on the Sunday 7th August 2016 to start at 13:00. All are welcomed if you require any further information please contact in the first instance your Grades Rep or any of the ACA committee members

wytbu8  Jul 20 2016 - 10:33pm   

As some of you may know Methlick cc were holding a Kwik Cricket festival at Lairds on Sun the 24th July. Unfortunately due to a number of reasons including the rearranging of grades fixtures and the damage done to the outfield by the recent weather this will not be possible.

Methlick cc have rearrange this date and can confirm that will try for (weather permitting) the 7th of August for a 10:00 start (09:45 meet) at The Lairds in Methlick. Does this conflict with anyone's plans (club events etc)?

wytbu8  Jul 20 2016 - 9:27pm   

The Management Committee of the Association met on Friday July 15th to review a range of issues relating to outstanding fixtures, and to make provisional arrangements for the Cup Finals due in August.

The Vice-President informed the Committee that, due to personal circumstances, the President had recently had to return to India, and was unlikely to return before the end of the season.  While he would be continuing in office and kept informed of developments, it had therefore been agreed that the Vice-President would need to assume responsibility for overseeing day-to-day affairs of the Association, and Clubs would need to be advised of this.  The Committee agreed to formally place on its record its best wishes to the President and his family at this difficult time.  The Vice-President also reminded the Committee of the need to act collectively, and should not express individual views on representations received from member clubs, rather referring these to the Committee for resolution.

wytbu8  Jul 20 2016 - 4:30pm   

This weekend it seemed to be problems of holiday player non-availability that dominated the programme, rather than pitch or weather issues, as only 2 games were completed in Grade 3 and only 1 in Grade 4.

At the top of Grade 1 meantime Bon Accord’s progress towards the title continued unabated as, with yet another century from Fazal Awan, they comfortably disposed of Gordonians at Countesswells, while Mannofield strengthened their chances of grade 1 survival as they beat Lahore Karahi at the Duthie Park, and Cults-Artisans-StRonald recorded a 32-run victory over Ellon at the Links.

wytbu8  Jul 18 2016 - 5:00pm   

Women’s Cricket Manager required. Please find attached documentation.

wytbu8  Jul 14 2016 - 9:47pm   

The weather gods once again had the final say in the Aberdeenshire Grades, as following a week of confusion in which the Management Committee tried their best to bring cup competitions back onto schedule, the vast majority of games finished up being void or scratched.

The scratchings included the remaining quarter-final of the Aberdeenshire Cup where Lahore Karahi scratched to Gordonians, rendering the changes agreed by the Committee to Saturday’s league programme, including bringing forward the game between Academy & Crescent, abortive; while at Grade 3 level arrangements for the Reid Cup Semi-final between Grampian & Siyapa remain unresolved, with the clubs still seemingly unable to agree a mutually acceptable date to replace the 7-day replay Rule which a majority of the Committee had earlier indicated that, in default of agreement, they would probably be required to enforce.

wytbu8  Jul 11 2016 - 12:01am   

Further to the posting below http://www.acagrades.org.uk/node/1383 as part of the restructuring at Cricket Scotland our Aberdeenshire Cricket Association along with other Associations/Unions were invited to each nominate a Director to sit on the board of Cricket Scotland Holdings Ltd.  Details of the roles/responsibilities can be found in the previous posting.

The Management Committee are delighted to announce the appointment of our long standing Treasurer, Ian Stephen as Director on the Cricket Scotland Board  along with representatives  from WDCU (Sandy Strang), ESCA (Scott Russell), SPCU (Gordon McKinnie) and NoSCA (Jerry Bishop, probably a well-known name to many of our more elderly cricketers).

The first board meeting was held last month at Sport 
Scotland’s headquarters in Edinburgh. Prior to the appointment an intensive induction was undertaken into the responsibilities of being a Company Director registered at Companies House.

There is an acceptance that there needs to be far greater links between Cricket
Scotland and the local Associations and these appointments are the first steps on this journey. Ian intends to keep as all updated with developments at Cricket Scotland.

The photograph shows
Ian Stephen (Centre) with Tony Brian ((Left) Chairman) and Malcolm Cannon ((Right) Chief Executive).

wytbu8  Jul 7 2016 - 9:14am   

Clubs will be aware that last weekend’s Reid Cup semi-final between Grampian & Siyapa, and Sunday’s postponed Aberdeenshire Cup quarter-final between Lahore Karahi & Arrowdawn Gordonians were both washed out.

Under Association Rules the default date for these games to be rescheduled is within 7 days or at the discretion of the Management Committee, should clubs jointly approach the Committee with an acceptable alternative arrangement.  To date no such submissions have been received.

wytbu8  Jul 6 2016 - 10:46pm   

Weather again took a hand in the Aberdeenshire Grades on Saturday, as a majority of the league games in Grade 1 finished as void; and affairs between the clubs will now need to be determined in the reverse fixtures scheduled for the final weekend of the season.

Those involved in the cup semi-finals proved however to be made of sterner stuff, preferring to finalise matters dodging the showers rather than have to play re-scheduled ties; and allowing participants in two of the three Cup Finals to be determined definitively at the first attempt.

wytbu8  Jul 3 2016 - 6:12pm   

I am writing to confirm that, following consultation, the Management Committee of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association, exercising the powers given to it at the 2015 AGM, has nem con agreed by the necessary two-thirds majority of its total voting membership, that the qualification required by Rule 13i for players who have played in the current season in a higher Grade/level of cricket, or in a senior Saturday league outside of the Grades, to appear in the semi-final or final level of a cup competition, be reduced, in respect of the semi-final round of the Grade 3 & 4 (Reid & Johnston) Cups only from the current 3 games to 2.  This decision is based on the earlier date of the semi-final rounds this season, and the number of games voided due to weather or scratchings in the first nine weeks of this season, effectively reducing the opportunity for achieving the previous qualification.

wytbu8  Jun 30 2016 - 11:31pm   

1.       Grade 3

Notice has been received that due to problems with player & ground availability Cults St Ronald (2nd Cults) have decided to withdraw from Grade 3.  Accordingly results & fixtures against them will now be void, and only one team will now be relegated to Grade 4 at the end of the season.

wytbu8  Jun 28 2016 - 8:57pm   

Cricket Scotland are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Last Man Stands Club Awards 2016.

The new awards were launched last year and the exciting categories resulted in a record number of nominations, and we’re hoping we can top that for 2016.

wytbu8  Jun 27 2016 - 10:25pm   

Waterlogged outfields from rain during the night and early in the day mean that a number of games in the Aberdeenshire Grades again had to be declared void at the weekend. This included a number for the second time, meaning that they will now need to be re-scheduled for the first available date.

Among these were the games at Links between Crescent and Knight Riders, which the teams were hoping to re-schedule for Sunday, and the game at Kintore between Cults-Artisans-St Ronald and Academy, which will now need to take place on Sunday July 3rd,  assuming a pitch can be found.  The Grade 1 game between Gordonians and Lahore Karahi was also off, but as the two teams met at the end of April, will simply be left void.  In the two top-tier matches to be completed, however, AGSFPs and Bon Accord both completed league doubles over Mannofield and Ellon respectively, Fazal Awan notching up another century in the game at the Gordon Park.

wytbu8  Jun 26 2016 - 6:47pm   

Following the monsoon conditions of the past week it was unsurprising that a number of fixtures in the Aberdeenshire Grades again had to be declared void.

As well as the weather having set back the re-opening of a second square at the Duthie Park to replace the ground at Harlaw Road meantime closed due to safety considerations, ground conditions meant that play was ruled out on both Saturday & Sunday at Kings College, as well as a number of other grounds around the north east.

wytbu8  Jun 19 2016 - 5:39pm   

Ellon CC are holding their Junior Cricket Festival at Gordon Park, Ellon on Sunday 26th June 2016. The Junior matches will commence sharp at 10:00am to be completed by 12:00pm as the ground is required to host a senior Small Clubs Cup match at 1:00pm

wytbu8  Jun 16 2016 - 9:19pm   

Ian Stephen (ACA Treasurer) would like to thank all clubs that have paid their Annual subscriptions and reminds others that they require to be paid in full by 1 July 2016. He would also request that the invoices that have been sent to clubs for pitch hires are paid timorously as invoices are now being received from Aberdeen City council, Sport Aberdeen and Aberdeen University.

wytbu8  Jun 15 2016 - 6:48pm   

PVG meeting to be held at Mannofield tomorrow (Monday 13th) at 7:00pm. The ACA Management Committee would like as many clubs as possible to be represented, irrespective of whether they have a junior section, at this important event.

wytbu8  Jun 12 2016 - 8:18pm   

Flaming June it may supposedly be, but overcast conditions and persistent drizzle meant only a proportion of games could be completed in the Aberdeenshire Grades on Saturday.

At the top of Grade 1 however Bon Accord maintained their 100 per cent record, comfortably beating Knight Riders following yet another century from prolific opener Fazal Awan at the Links; while an undefeated innings of 97 from Ben Webb saw Ellon inflict another defeat on Mannofield at the Gordon Park.  Faced with deteriorating weather conditions, and with their opponents well on top, Lahore Karahi chose to concede their game against Academy at Sheddocksley.

wytbu8  Jun 12 2016 - 3:13pm   

Summer Sport Camp (Cricket, Football, Touch Rugby, Athletics and Various other Games)

People’s Park, Wellheads Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7GQ

wytbu8  Jun 11 2016 - 10:12am   

Aberdeenshire/Mannofield cc Summer Cricket Coaching

Aberdeenshire cc will be running a series of cricket coaching days at their Mannofield ground during July the sessions cover the following areas 

wytbu8  Jun 10 2016 - 7:41am   

Further to the e-mail that you may have received from Ramsay Allan at Cricket Scotland (repeated below for your info.), I am delighted to announce that the ACA is to host one of these workshops in the Bradman Suite of the Mannofield club on Monday 13 June (7pm).

Colin McDougall, our Child Protection Officer, will be leading these presentations and has already delivered four of these, which were very well received; I attended the one in Nairn and can, despite the dry nature of the subject, highly recommend that you attend (especially if your club has junior players, i.e. Under-18).

wytbu8  Jun 8 2016 - 9:01pm   

Bon Accord’s march towards retaining the Grade 1 title they have held for the past few seasons continued unmarked as they swept aside Mannofield by ten wickets in a game switched from Harlaw to Kintore.  Academy meantime suffered a second successive defeat as they were shot out for 90 by Knight Riders at Groats Road, but an unbeaten half-century from Alex Keith saw AGSFPs return to form, beating Lahore Karahi in a game relocated to Banchory.  Cults-Artisans-St Ronald also had much the better of their game at Countesswells as they defeated Gordonians by 82 runs, Geet Grover top-scoring with a knock of 72.

wytbu8  Jun 5 2016 - 8:18pm   

Helping cricket clubs to become better at engaging with young people and using social media

wytbu8  May 31 2016 - 9:13pm   

At the recent meeting of the Management Committee of the Association, held on May 15th, a range of important issues were discussed:

1.PITCH AVAILABILITY
2.CRICKET SCOTLAND HOLDINGS LIMITED - DIRECTORSHIP
3.PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PERSONS
4.MONITORING OF UMPIRES' PERFORMANCE
5.REPRESENTATIVE/AGE GROUP GAMES
6.EXCHANGE OF TEAM LISTS

wytbu8  May 29 2016 - 9:44pm   

Following the recent shock news of the collapse & death of Inverurie’s captain, Kenny Macleod, during last week’s Bon Accord Cup game v Crathie, the Management Committee of the Association has agreed to request clubs that a minute’s silence in his memory should be observed at Grade fixtures scheduled for Saturday June 4th 2016 prior to the commencement of play; and would respectfully request that all Clubs should observe this.

wytbu8  May 29 2016 - 9:31pm   

Last season’s champions Bon Accord once again now sit supreme ahead of all at the top of Grade 1 following their defeat of Academy in their winner-take all game at Sheddocksley, where Fazal Awan again led the way with an innings of 131 followed by three wickets; while AGSFPs unexpectedly lost to Crescent at the Links following an undefeated innings of 145 for the home team’s Abrar Ahmed.  Elsewhere Ellon gained further valuable points winning their home game against Lahore Karahi, while Mannofield and Gordonians found themselves left with a blank weekend following the Council’s decision to suspend all sporting activity scheduled for the Harlaw Road playing field, and their inability to offer an alternative location. Homeless Cults-Artisans-St Ronald’s moderate run of form continued as they lost to Knight Riders at Groats Road.

wytbu8  May 29 2016 - 5:32pm   

Drum Property Group today (26 May 2016) announces a unique partnership with Aberdeenshire Cricket Club to deliver an in-school cricket programme, Redball.

Initially working in four Aberdeen primary schools, 180 children aged nine to eleven will benefit from the opportunity to learn and play cricket. It is expected that for almost all children this will be a first experience of the sport.

wytbu8  May 29 2016 - 12:46am   
 
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