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Please find v1.0 of the 2018 Grades Handbook ready for download found under the Contents/Download page found on the left hand side of this page or click here 
wytbu8  Apr 23 2018 - 5:59pm   
All the fixtures are now available to view on the links on the right hand side. A short window exists this week to delete any players who will definitely not be involved for your club this season.
wytbu8  Apr 23 2018 - 5:26am   

Following a review by both parties of their player resources and a period of intensive discussion, the Management Committee has been advised that Academy and Kemnay-Kintore have decided that the best way of guaranteeing their respective ability to fulfil their fixtures in the forthcoming season is through a merger, arrangements for which have  been approved in principle by the members of both clubs, and the legislative consequences of which are currently being put in hand. Though the possibility of the combined club fielding two teams has been considered, and remains a hope for future development, the immediate effect of this is that Academy’s home games will now take place at Bogbeth Park in Kemnay; and that Grade 2 will be reduced to 9 teams, with only one club to be relegated. The Committee has also reduced to one the number of preliminary round games in the Bon Accord Cup, redrawing Siyapa to play Methlick and Fraserburgh to play Stonehaven in the quarter-final round. As a result of Academy fixtures being played in Kemnay, this has allowed us to move some fixtures, primarily from Sheddocksley Lower, to an alternative venue. Fixtures will be loaded up to CricketStats very soon, and clubs are urged to check for any amendments of venue from those noted in the previously issued draft fixture list.

wytbu8  Apr 21 2018 - 8:32am   
There has been major upgrade to the Laws and these were applied from October 2017. It is incumbent on the Club’s and especially the Captains to familiarise themselves with the Laws. These can be viewed on

When your game has an appointed umpire all Laws will apply. At player only umpired games then Law 42 and parts of other Laws will not apply. This list will be posted shortly. When players are umpiring I expect complete impartiality and use of the Laws.

wytbu8  Apr 17 2018 - 1:33pm   

A meeting has been arranged to provide Clubs with more information on the ACA application for registration as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and to answer any questions that you may have before our application is submitted to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) for their consideration for ACA to implement it in 2019. The meeting will be held on Sunday 29th April 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00 at Mannofield in the Bradman Suite.

wytbu8  Apr 13 2018 - 8:05pm   

Please note: With immediate effect ALL Correspondence for the ACA Grades is to be directed to (note 2 ss in and NOT to Individuals on the ACA Committee. Your ACA Committee members have access to this new email address. Many thanks

wytbu8  Apr 10 2018 - 8:22pm   

Update: Thistle Sports (29-31 Rose Street, tel.:01224 620100) have advised the following “Grades ball should be in stock shortly. We would be happy to put a deal together for Grade 1 teams and their need for pitch markers. If they all agree to the same type and give us the order we should be able to get a discount. We would expect to be at least as good as the best online price hopefully better”. 

Also, see attached diagram showing how to mark up 30 yard inner circle.

At the 2018 ACA Spring Meeting it was agreed that it would be mandatory for
ALL clubs to have at least £5m of Public Liability Insurance. Also for the requirement of the Inner Circle Disk Markings, which would be mandatory for Grade 1 and in ALL cup competitions.

To assist clubs a member of your ACA Grades Committee was tasked into looking at options that were available for recommending Club Insurance and for Inner Circle Disk Markings. When searching for public liability insurance a number of online query forms were completed but found many quotation pages taking a considerable amount of time to work through, Sadly, no response was forthcoming from any of the online query forms, and whilst it would be great to give clubs a range of names to contact, we can only really advise on the 2 noted below for Public Liability Insurance. With regards to the Fielding Circle Discs, NetWorldSports do seem to be comfortably the cheapest that appear on the first page of a google search, so we leave it to the clubs to look elsewhere if they wish.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE  The quote is done online and takes a couple of minutes. It is based on the number of teams, so for most Grades clubs, quite cheap. The ACA require a minimum £5m public liability, and this may well cost less than £60. The more you add to the policy, the more you pay.

The Cricket Scotland partner insurer is Marshall Wooldridge. They can be contacted through  Their quotation form is attached if you want to get a comparative quote.

Prior to the start of the season, all clubs must email a copy or scan of their insurance document to

NO Insurance Document = NO cricket!

It is the responsibility of the HOME side to have the fielding circle in place before the start time for their match. The discs are available from numerous other online suppliers.

wytbu8  Mar 30 2018 - 1:31pm   

If you haven’t heard already . . . . .

wytbu8  Apr 18 2018 - 12:23pm   

The Volunteering Support Fund is now open for applications and the deadline is May 4th.
If you have volunteers and support volunteers, this funding is for you! The funding is distributed via the Voluntary Action Fund. What is new this time round, is that you can apply for up to three years funding. Please click on this link for details on how to apply for this funding.
The Volunteering Support Fund - Voluntary Action Fund (VAF)
The Volunteering Support Fund Volunteering Support Fund 2018-21 – NOW OPEN.
The Scottish Government has committed £3.3 million to support volunteering in Scotland until March 2021.

wytbu8  Apr 18 2018 - 12:12pm   
The Season 2018 will soon be with us and Umpires are always required in the ACA. My own background is playing for Cults CC for 40 years and have umpired since I retired from playing.
wytbu8  Apr 17 2018 - 12:43pm   

The Captain’s Report in CricketStats has now been enabled and the trial period extended to the 23rd April 2018 after this trial period expires all data changes that clubs have made during the trial period will be reset ready for the start of the 2018 season. So, if you still have not had a go on how to use CricketStats please do so as a matter of urgency. All initial inquiries to be directed to
NB You will only be allowed to delete Player’s names from your Player list up to the start of the season, thereafter requests to delete players to be directed to However, you can add new players anytime during the season

wytbu8  Apr 13 2018 - 8:27am   

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Dennis Kidd, Grandfather to David and Father to Mike all three generation of very good cricketers. For many years Dennis played for Anchorians (regularly with our Grades Treasurer Ian Stephen) and often captained Anchorians 2nd eleven. The funeral service will take place at 2:45pm on Thursday 19th April 2018 at the Aberdeen West Chapel Crematorium.
Our sincere condolences at this time to his wife Maggie and to all his family and friends

wytbu8  Apr 13 2018 - 7:41am   

The ECB ACO (Association of Cricket Scorers) has launched a new on-line training facility aimed at would be or new club member scorers. Scorers can complete the on-line course with an assessment and a facility to print off a certificate of attendance. Candidates can also register their interest in further progression.

wytbu8  Apr 13 2018 - 6:34am   


wytbu8  Apr 10 2018 - 9:21am   


It has been raised at several forums that the lack of practice facilities in Aberdeen may be hampering the development of local players in the Aberdeen area, with clubs potentially losing players because of this…...SDCC want to help local clubs by offering the use of our facilities.

wytbu8  Apr 3 2018 - 9:32pm   

Firstly, apologise for the slightly short notice but we have been able to secure two Groundsman Pre-season Workshops in April that will be open to all clubs. Details as follows:

wytbu8  Mar 28 2018 - 3:41pm   

The 2 x T20 Scotland v Pakistan are still available. Dates are Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June 2018 - See Link

wytbu8  Mar 27 2018 - 12:04pm   

At a time when the game of cricket, like many other sports, is struggling to attract youngsters, the last thing needed was one of the leading players in the world to be caught cheating in an attempt to gain advantage in a test match.

wytbu8  Mar 27 2018 - 11:58am   

Women’s cricket coaching in Aberdeen in a couple of weeks (see attached flyer)
Also, Daniel Sutton (University of Aberdeen, Sport and Exercise Science, 
Head of Cricket) is running a Level 1 Coaching Course on Sunday 15th April 2018 at Hillhead Student Village, AB24 1WU from 10.00 to 16.00. To book a place go to Any questions please contact Daniel on

wytbu8  Mar 22 2018 - 5:29pm   

North East and The Highlands Scottish Sport Fund applications are now open in your area! You have until Monday 30th April to get your entry forms in. Please see link below for details

wytbu8  Mar 20 2018 - 4:52pm   

Clubs are reminded to return the form for the 2018 Handbook details ASAP to David Jones ( and cc’ed to both Tariq Butt and Ian Stephen ( before the deadline date of 31-03-18, The form can be found in the “Contents” section under the “Downloads” section found on the left-hand side of the Grades WEB site or click here. Many thanks to Clubs that have already returned their form.

wytbu8  Mar 11 2018 - 7:28pm   

Clubs are advised to read the attached link which provides an important guideline for any player suspected to have suffered concussion

wytbu8  Mar 7 2018 - 6:34pm   

Just another reminder about the Club Forum (24th March) and Coaches Forum (25th March) coming up next weekend.
These are great opportunities to learn from leaders in their respect fields, share best practice and network. They are free for Cricket Scotland member clubs so I encourage you take advantage of the opportunity.
Please feel free to share with your networks as well. Links below to the registration process.

Club Forum – Saturday 24th March

Coaches Forum – Sunday 25
th March

Any questions, please get in touch
Ian Sandbrook Head of Participation
+44 (0)131 313 7426  m: +44 (0)7584232795

wytbu8  Mar 6 2018 - 2:05pm   

Please find attached notification from Cricket Scotland of their AGM scheduled for Thursday 12th April 2018.

wytbu8  Mar 2 2018 - 7:04pm   

The new season may yet be two months away, but already there is a spring in the step of those who run the game at both the local level and the ruling body in Edinburgh where Cricket Scotland is proving to be a willing ally of all that goes on in the sport in the Aberdeen area.

wytbu8  Feb 27 2018 - 3:45pm   

Attached, is the first draft of the league fixtures for 2018 [2018 Fixture Draft]. The cup draws have also been made – initial and reserve dates for these will be notified following notification by Cricket Scotland of the dates for national competitions.

wytbu8  Feb 25 2018 - 9:33pm   

Clubs are requested to inform both David Jones ( and Tariq Butt ( of your Club sponsor (if any)  for the 2018 Season

wytbu8  Feb 24 2018 - 5:46pm   

Please find attached 3 Job opportunities with Cricket Scotland

wytbu8  Feb 23 2018 - 2:01pm   

Club representatives attending the Captains Meeting and the Spring Meeting are advised to leave plenty of time to find parking as Aberdeen are playing Celtic at 13:30 and therefore it is envisaged that parking will be challenging. Please note that the “CONSTITUTION of the North East Scotland Cricket SCIO” document is now attached to the notification below.

wytbu8  Feb 20 2018 - 10:23pm   

The fixtures are now being compiled for the 2018 season, therefore clubs are reminded to urgently advise David Jones (ACA Secretary - of any dates that your ground may be unavailable during the season. Our thanks to the clubs that have already responded.

wytbu8  Feb 18 2018 - 1:41pm   

Please Click here for Your Club Results/Player Registration/Stats etc. in CricketStat

Click below for Grades Tables and Fixtures:

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3

Results Hotline 07910 279627
ONLY CUP MATCHES TO BE TEXTED TO THIS HOTLINE NUMBER (including Photo of Score Books or Photo emailed to All Other results must be entered into CricketStats by 8.15pm on the day of the match concerned. The Format used should be "1st team batting total with overs, top two batsman, top two bowlers, 2nd team batting total with overs, top two batsman, top two bowlers"s

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