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NESC SCIO and CLAN JOINT FUNDRAISER
We are holding a Quiz Night at the Ashvale in Aberdeen on Wednesday 19th February. This is a joint fundraiser with CLAN and tickets will cost £15 with a meal provided. Quiz teams of up to 6 can enter. The support of our member clubs is essential if this sort of venture is to work and be run again in the future. Please get back to us on acagradess@gmail.com ASAP advising of potential numbers of participants.
chris  Jan 14 2020 - 3:02pm   
The following has been sent to a representative of all member clubs and we would hope that they would be in touch with regards to the fundraiser and the introduction to umpiring course.

NESC SCIO and CLAN JOINT FUNDRAISER -
We are holding a Quiz Night at the Ashvale in Aberdeen on Wednesday 19th February. This is a joint fundraiser with CLAN and tickets will cost £15 with a meal provided. Quiz teams of up to 6 can enter. The support of our member clubs is essential if this sort of venture is to work and be run again in the future. Please get back to us ASAP advising of potential numbers of participants.

CRICKET BALLS -
We have informed Thistle Sports that we will be sticking with the Dukes balls for 2020. We would like to avoid the supply issues that we experienced in 2019 and would be grateful if you could advise how many of the Grade 1 balls you would expect to use in 2020, and how many Grade2/3 balls? To help with your calculations, we expect teams to have 18 Saturdays of cricket (including G2 and G3 T20 cups), plus Aberdeenshire Cup, plus Turriff Cup.

GROUND AVAILABILITY -
We are waiting on fixtures elsewhere before looking to prepare our fixtures for 2020, but these aren't far away from being finalised. Can you get back to us advising of any dates that your ground would not be available to host a home fixture, or any dates when your club would be unable to fulfil a fixture?
We expect our season to start on Saturday 2nd May but ground availability issues in the City may mean we have to schedule some fixtures on Saturday 25th April. We expect the season to end on Saturday 29th August. Dates for Sunday cup matches are not available at the moment.

AGM -
The NESC SCIO AGM will be held at Mannofield on Sunday 1st March at 3pm.
chris  Jan 10 2020 - 2:48pm   
A talented all-round sportsman, Ian was as equally well known in North-East footballing circles. During the late 50s, while at Cummings Park school, Ian was a fixture in the Aberdeen Primary Schools Select. On moving up to Northfield Academy, Ian signed for Banks o' Dee 'A' and hit a record 75 goals in a season during his time with them. A move to Aberdeen followed, with Ian making a handful of first team appearances in 1968. On being freed by Eddie Turnbull, Ian had a spell in the Highland League playing for and managing Inverness Thistle and Elgin City, awarded a Testimonial for Thistle v. Aberdeen in 1982. 

From a cricketing perspective, Ian joined Artisans in the early '60s after developing a flair for cricket with the Boys Brigade. He was part of the successful Artisans side of the late '60s and early '70s, the club picking up the Grade 1 championship and the Aberdeenshire Cup, with Ian also featuring for the Grades Select during this period. His footballing move north meant appearances in the Grades were curtailed until 1985 when Ian moved back to the area. He became the driving force behind Artisans, helping the club to the healthy position of being able to field two XIs, and with the first team picking up a string of trophies throughout the '90s. Ian retired from cricket in 1999, but was a regular spectator at the club's matches for as long as his health would allow.
 
A celebration of Ian's life to be held at Aberdeen Crematorium Hazlehead (West Chapel) on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 9.30am to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. If you wish wear a touch of red. 
chris  Dec 23 2019 - 6:56pm   

24/11/34 to 05/12/19 long time player and Secretary of St Ronald's sadly passed away after a brave battle with Alzheimer's. As a spin bowler he amassed many wickets in his career, Don's first cricket team was Wick Oliphant before moving down to Aberdeen in the early 1960's both his sons played cricket in the grades too

Don produced the 100 year history of the Aberdeenshire Grades in 1984, a fantastic feat of research which has provided a permanent history that will never be forgotten. 

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

chris  Dec 17 2019 - 2:41pm   
chris  Dec 16 2019 - 11:05am   
Cricket Scotland has recently announced our annual awards evening will take place on Friday 7th February 2020 at The Village Hotel in Edinburgh. The evening will give guests the opportunity to celebrate the 2019 season, both on and off the pitch, where attendees will have the chance to mingle with our national team players as we revisit the highs of the 2019 cricket season covering the domestic, regional and international game!

We are pleased to add 5 new participation awards for this year and are now welcoming our clubs to submit applications. Our new awards are;

Communication Award
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award
Volunteer of the Year
Young Volunteer of the Year (under 25)
Ground & Facilities Award
Clubs have until 23rd January at 1pm to submit their nomination(s).

Can you think of a club or individual who is worthy of a nomination? Click HERE to find out more information and access the nomination form.
chris  Dec 10 2019 - 5:39pm   
For your Urgent Action

Dear Club CPO and Club Secretary,  

(Association/Union Secretaries for info)

Please see the following from Colin McDougall the Cricket Scotland Child Protection Officer.  

Colin is arranging courses in all of the regions to provide guidance and support around the CS CWPP policy as follows (more details below):

21st January 2020:    Aberdeenshire           Sport Aberdeen, Broadfold House, Broadfold Road, Aberdeen, AB23 8EE, Conference Room 1        7pm to 8.30 pm




CRICKET SCOTLAND CLUB CHILD WELLBEING AND PROTECTION POLICY

As you may be aware, clubs have been mandated by the Board of Cricket Scotland to adopt and implement the above policy. To date 75% of clubs have formally adopted the policy and begun the implementation process. Feedback from clubs has been noted and it is clear that some assistance and clarification is required. Given that compliance with the policy will be a condition of membership of Cricket Scotland, support to clubs will be provided through a number Regional based meetings.
chris  Dec 9 2019 - 6:04pm   
Inverurie lost one of its finest when Kenny Gibb passed away suddenly at home at the age of 59. He had become a grandfather earlier this year.

Kenny took up the game as a junior and played until the Nineties. He then went on to become a qualified basketball coach and was heavily involved in promoting sport to local youngsters.

He was a talented outswing bowler and hard-hitting batsman capable of turning a game. He was a committed competitor, and a larger than life character who was great fun to be around.

He will be remembered with affection.
chris  Dec 9 2019 - 11:33am   

 

 

Taking place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December at Aberdeen Sports Village, this two day event will offer local people the chance to try out a variety of sports.

The Festival of Sport will first open its doors to local primary and secondary school children on Friday 13 December. They will have the opportunity to take part in all of the sports available, as well as other activities such as Q&As with sporting heroes, a CBBC’s Jamie Johnson 5-A-Side Challenge and much more.

The doors will then open again on Saturday 14 December to the general public for a full day of programming dedicated to family fun. 

Alongside the wide range of sporting activities, Saturday’s programme will also offer the chance to be in the audience for Q&A discussions with Manchester United and Aberdeen legend Denis Law, decorated Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson, as well as a cricket masterclass with Eoin Morgan.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/festival-of-sport-14dec19-eoin-morgan# 

chris  Dec 9 2019 - 11:29am   
It is with great sadness that we are letting you know that Gordon Barron, passed away peacefully in ARI (aged 90) on Wednesday 20th November after a short illness. Gordon joined Stoneywood CC in 1970 aged 41 and helped win the Aberdeenshire Cup in his first three seasons at Peoples Park. Gordon began his involvement with cricket in his hometown of Inverurie in the 1940s and after marrying a Culter quine in the mid-50s moved to Cults CC. He was primarily a batsman; with a career high of 92 achieved v Boddam CC in Grade One in the early-60s.

After a few more seasons with Stoneywood in the 1st XI in G1, Gordon stepped down to join son (Alan) in the 2nd XI in the Reserve Grade – selection for that side often being based on who had a car to transport the young side to away fixtures. The highlight of their time together in the 2nd XI being when both took five wicket hauls v Balmoral at DP2 in the Reserve Grade.

His final playing season was 1975 after which he and his wife followed Stoneywood games involving Alan. Gordon was someone who fully embraced the introduction of the SCU Small Clubs Cup in the mid-80s and became Club President in the late-80s.

He then helped push through the amalgamation of Stoneywood & Dyce CCs with the Club winning the afore-mentioned Small Clubs Cup in the final year of his Presidency in 1991. He continued to attend games Alan played in for many years; being especially supportive of a burgeoning junior set-up. Whilst his attendance at matches tailed off he still kept abreast of the development of local youngsters and was rightly proud of the full international recognition for home-grown talents Stuart Coetzer, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Goudie, Fiona Urquhart and Michael Leask.

His funeral will take place at 1345 on
chris  Nov 25 2019 - 10:46am   
 
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