Sunday 24th November – * Annual General Meeting NB Please note change of venue to Seafield Club
Monday 25th November - Junior Meeting
Friday 29th November - Deadline for submission of Baton Nominations
Sunday 26th January - Sport Scotland conference
Sunday 23rd February – *Annual Spring Meeting
Friday 4th April – *Last day to submit information for the Grades Handbook
Sunday 14th April - IOG Foundation Part A – Spring Preparation Groundsman Course
Saturday 26th April – Start of 2014 Season
Sunday 22nd September - IOG Foundation Part B – Autumn Renovation Groundsman Course
Friday 7th November - *Grades Dinner and Presentation of Trophies
* ALL Clubs are required to respond
wytbu8 Nov 30 2013 - 2:50am
The Updated Celebrative Grades Cricket 125 Year Book marking the History of Grades Cricket from 1884 to 2009 is now available. This commemorative book contains a superb up-to-date history of Grades Cricket in the Aberdeen/shire area including articles containing an updated history from existing and past Clubs; all the Grade Tables; Trophy winners; photographs and many many more interesting articles. This high quality Book with over 300 pages is a must read particularly by those new to the area.
This Book can be purchased by sending a £10 Cheque payable to "Aberdeenshire Cricket Association" to Ian Stephen, 18 Beechill Gardens, Aberdeen, AB15 7QH. Further information can be obtained by contacting Ian Stephen on 07775 817753 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also available is a very limited quantity of full colour booklets (£5) containing numerous photographs and score sheets of the matches played in celebration of 125 years cricket in the North East. This booklet includes City u17s v Country u17s; Aberdeenshire v Grades Select; Scotland XI v Rest of the World XI; City Select v County Select; President's XI v Vice-President's XI; u30's Select v o30's Select and Scottish President's XI v Grades Select.
Megga Discounts for bulk orders. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go back into the Grades to help keep costs down. Go on buy it for your partner or just treat yourself.
wytbu8 Nov 3 2013 - 7:08pm
Aberdeen City/Shire Cricket Development Group: 4 out of 15 in the squad for the ICC World Cup T20 Qualifiers became 4 out of 11 in the team after the early setbacks.
Good runs by Kyle Coetzer (Stoneywood-Dyce), wickets aplenty for Gordon Goudie (Stoneywood-Dyce) then Michael Leask (Stoneywood-Dyce) & Matthew Cross (Mannofield/Aberdeenshire) who played their part with wee cameos in the later matches.
Great response from Leask on Sky Sports 3 interview, paraphrased slightly: “…if bowlers (are daft enough to) bowl on my legs then I’m not going to shy away from hitting the ball over cow…” then Cross takes strike with 8 runs needed off the final two deliveries in the 7th/8th place play-off; six four… thanks for coming!
A great effort from our local lads, who have all come through the Grades and we can all be very proud of them. You can take our loons out of the Grades but you can’t take the Grades out of our loons !
wytbu8 Dec 2 2013 - 6:28pm
The deadline to nominate baton bearers for the Queens Baton Relay 2014 has been extended. The deadline for nominations will now be Friday 29th November at 17:00pm.
The deadline has been extended in order for everyone to encourage the nomination of more local people to be involved in the relay when it reaches Aberdeen on 30th June.
You can nominate local volunteers, family members, friends, work colleagues, or anyone else, who is special in your community, to become a baton bearer. Perhaps they lend a helping hand to others, do voluntary work or are just good role models. It doesn’t matter, as long as they’ve made a difference to the local community in Aberdeen. And you can nominate as many local champions as you like so take this opportunity to recognize and thank them all!
Nominations can be placed online at http://glasgow2014.com/queens-baton-relay/pass-baton
Please forward this onto anyone you think may be interested in nominating a local champion!
Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer
Aberdeen City Council, Education, Culture & Sport, Business Hub 13, Second Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
wytbu8 Nov 25 2013 - 2:44pm
A Methlick v Bon Accord
B Cults v Mannofield
C AGSFPs v Banchory
D B v Inverurie
E 2nd St. Ronald v A
F Ellon v Knightriders
D v F
E v C
Bon Accord Cup:
A Gordonians v 2nd Knightriders
B Fraserburgh v Caledonian
C St Ronald v Stonehaven
D QX/SD v Crescent
A v C
B v D
A Academy v 2nd AGSFPs
B Portcullis v Crathie
C Cults-Artisans v Huntly
D Kemnay-Kintore v Turriff
D v A
C v B
Johnston Rose Bowl:
A 2nd Ellon v 3rd AGSFPs
B 2nd Gordonians v Dunecht
C 2nd Methlick v 2nd Banchory
D 2nd Mannofield v 2nd Kemnay-Kintore
C v A
B v D
wytbu8 Nov 25 2013 - 12:46am
I would be most grateful if anyone out there could email me on email@example.com
with the names of our ACA Grades Dinner Speakers for 1982, 1981, 1979, 1977 and 1975 so that I can include them in the 2014 Grades Handbook.
PS I already have the information for the dates not shown here. Also as I get the missing ones I will publish them. Many thanks in advance.
PPS Think 2004 was Angus Fraser, but need confirmation
wytbu8 Nov 24 2013 - 11:17pm
Clubs are requested to
- advise David Jones of any home grounds not available during the 2014 season by the end of Jan 2014 at the latest
- advise your Grade Rep if you or your club are interested in an indoor cricket league.
- advise your Grades Rep of any fund raising ideas for DP2
wytbu8 Nov 24 2013 - 9:58pm
Included in the Rule Changes for consideration at the AGM on Sunday November 24th is a proposal from Gordonians, Mannofield and Stoneywood-Dyce/Queens Cross that an amendment be made to Rule 13 (d) governing the eligibility of players aged over 21 who have appeared in the Cricket League Scotland (formerly SCNL) in the current season then to play in the Grades. The proposal would reaffirm the existing 2-game restriction for those who have appeared in the top (Premiership) tier of the CSL, but place a less stringent restriction on players in the second (Championship) tier.
This proposal was submitted in the expectation of the CSL in the East moving to a 2 x 10 league structure, with Huntly moving to the second tier, and the Strathmore Union, including Gordonians, Mannofield and 2nd Stoneywood-Dyce, on the players of which there is currently no restriction, continuing as at present.
Cricket Scotland has indicated its unwillingness to endorse this structure. It has proposed instead that two regionalised second-tier CSL leagues be created, the north-eastern one of which would assume all four teams who have previously played in the Strathmore Union. Discussions on the rival plans are currently ongoing with a resolution unlikely before Sunday.
The Management Committee has decided that it would be unfair to ask Clubs to come to a decision on part (b) of the proposed change to Rule 13 (d) when it is not known whether there will be a second tier of the CSL at all, if so which clubs may be in it, and how it relates to the existing Strathmore Union structure. At the same time it recognises that Clubs (once those issues are clear) need to be able to express a view as to what restrictions, if any, should apply on players below the national league top tier – viz those playing at the level one, rather than two, above the Grades. The Committee recognises also that rule changes can only be made at the AGM.
Accordingly, it will be proposing that, following the conclusion of other business, the 2013 AGM be formally adjourned, to be re-convened immediately before the Spring Meeting for the purpose of discussing and voting on the proposed change to Rule 13 (d) only. Other rule changes will be taken on Sunday as normal.
We apologise for having to do this; but it has been caused by events which are outside our control.
wytbu8 Nov 22 2013 - 2:52pm
Please note that Sport Scotland (the National Agency for Sport) plans (see below) to hold a conference on Sunday 26th January for community coaches and volunteers, including officials; if you are interested in attending please note it in your diary!
Also If you have any burning coaching, volunteering or officiating issues or there is a subject matter that you would like to see covered in the conference could you e-mail me back no later than Thursday 28th November, please?
Neil Cameron, Cricket Scotland, North Club Development Manager, m: 07794 303 332
We are proposing to hold a conference for our professional workforce in Grampian on Monday 27th January 2014 and we would appreciate it if you and your staff could ‘save the date’ in your diary. There will be several discussion workshops on the day and we are keen to have your thoughts on key topics/areas of interest to be included in these. Could you please email me your thoughts on this by Friday 29th November so we can include them, where possible?
As well as the professional workforce day on the Monday, there will be a conference on Sunday 26th January for community coaches and volunteers, including officials. Again, further details on this will follow shortly but we would appreciate you highlighting this date to your coaches & volunteers.
wytbu8 Nov 22 2013 - 12:45pm
Any Coaches who completed the UKCC2 Coach Award courses at Dundee 2013; Erlston 2008; Edinburgh 2007 or 2010; Falkirk 2007; Glasgow 2009; Huntly 2009 or 2011; Perth 2009 or 2012; Tullibody 2008 Centres and were NOT assessed should contact Neil Cameron via email NeilCameron@cricketscotland.com urgently to arrange an assessment. Congratulations to Stuart Dalgrano, Graeme Johnston and David Kidd who successfully completed their UKCC Assessment.
wytbu8 Nov 20 2013 - 5:19pm
I have been working in partnership with Bernie Reid at Sport Aberdeen to organise a club information evening / forum to look at reintroducing the concept of Community Sports Hubs to sports clubs within Aberdeen City. We are looking at organising this event in early Dec at Curl Aberdeen to try and get an idea of which sports club would show an immediate interest in becoming involved (a choice of two dates has been given to clubs – see below).
The email below has been sent directly to all clubs in Aberdeen who have either completed or are in the process of completing either ClubCAP or NGB club accreditation. We are not precluding other clubs from being part of the process, but thought it easier to start the ball rolling with clubs who have already demonstrated a commitment to club development. A further information evening will be run in early 2014 which will be open to all clubs who are based within the city.
I realise that the dates given are a bit tight in terms of timescale, but I am keen to settle on the format of another one-two hubs within Aberdeen early in the new year, so speaking to some of these clubs is vital to inform decision making. If you are free on the either dates, you are more than welcome to attend the forum, just let me know if you wish to attend. Please also feel free to mention to any of your club accredited clubs if you are speaking to them directly over the next couple of weeks.
wytbu8 Nov 14 2013 - 5:44pm
Dear Secretary/Junior Convenor, Please find attached
- Meeting agenda for 25th November 2013
- Minute of the meeting held on 30th September
- Proposal for Junior cricket in 2014 (and to 2018)
I would be grateful if you could indicate the week before the meeting is due to place that you can/cannot attend.
North Club Development Manager
m: 07794 303 332
Nov 11 2013 - 10:14pm Juniors
Please find below attached all the paper work you will require for the AGM on Sunday 24th November at the Seafield Club
Nov 10 2013 - 7:41pm AGM
Do you have any pre 2007 photographs with our guest speakers? If so, please could you upload them or send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will upload. If you are uploading please add your files to the appropriate Grades Dinner Year Albums which currently start from 1995, if you have even earlier photographs please advise and the appropriate year will be setup. As a starter just found this one with Guest Speaker Gordon Greenidge (he is the one on the left) from the 1995 Dinner. many thanks in advance. If you only have negatives I have a scanner that scans negatives.
wytbu8 Nov 10 2013 - 12:29am
The Junior North and South Coaching starts this Friday. Click here for Details