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Please note due to essential work on the pitch at Groats Road, the venue for the Knight Riders v Fraserburgh match has been moved to Harlaw Road (next door to the AGSFPs ground)
wytbu8  Jul 30 2015 - 11:13pm   

On Sunday 9th August Thistle Sports will be having an end-of-season cricket sale starting at 12 o'clock. Great Bargains to be had!

wytbu8  Jul 30 2015 - 12:07pm   

With the final shape of Grade 1 looking to have been increasingly determined, attention in the Aberdeenshire Grades will focus this weekend on the final stages of the Grade 2 to 4 knock-out cups.

At the semi-final stage of the Bon Accord Cup, washed out at the start of July, Gordonians have an early chance to gain revenge for last week’s league defeat by Academy, as the top two teams in Grade 2 meet for a second successive weekend at the Duthie Park; while despite having to travel Methlick will be fancied to have enough to overcome Stonehaven at Mineralwell Park.

wytbu8  Jul 30 2015 - 12:00pm   

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Portcullis Cricket Club sadly announce the death of one of their former player Nitin Ganesh Shetty (1981–2015) who passed away on Friday 24th July 
of a heart attack. Nitin played for St. Ronald for the 2010 season and thereafter for Portcullis. Nitin was well liked at the club and fondly remembered since he returned home to India (Mumbai). Nitin leaves behind his wife and a young son. More details can be found on the Portcullis web site http://portculliscc.co.uk/node/110. Our sincere condolences to Nitin’s family and friends
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wytbu8  Jul 29 2015 - 11:04pm   

Rule 13 of the Association, under which players with specified exceptions may be registered and play for only one club in a season, provides in sub-section (b) that players registered from clubs which withdraw from competition during the season, may re-register for another club.  There is however no comparable provision to deal with players who may be left without a game following the withdrawal of a second or third team, particularly if this happens after closure of the transfer window - of which there have been 3 instances this season.  Members of the Management Committee feel that, while Rules cannot currently be changed formally, this is a situation where an informal agreement would be appropriate, and should be sought, to ensure that individuals in this position are not deprived of the possibility to play.

wytbu8  Jul 29 2015 - 2:27pm   

Saturday will see the Finals of the G3 Reed Cup and G4 Johnston Rose Bowl, the venues are Gordon Park (Ellon cc Ground) and the Lairds (Methlick cc Ground) respectively. Your ACA Committee thank both Ellon cc and Methlick cc for making their grounds available. Supporters are welcomed to attend and make it a family day out

wytbu8  Jul 28 2015 - 1:46pm   

Please find attached a poster of the Stoneywood-Dyce CC summer cricket camp on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August 2015. For more details please contact Doreen Davidson (Junior Convenor) on 07849 527456 or Doreen.davidson01@btinternet.com any assistance you could provide would be most welcomed

wytbu8  Jul 28 2015 - 1:25pm   

The Grade 1 title may have been resolved following the latest round of games as Bon Accord continued their winning form against Lahore Karahi, while second-placed Cults-Artisans lost out to an improving Mannofield side at Allan Park.

wytbu8  Jul 26 2015 - 10:58pm   
Or pre match in T20s.
wytbu8  Jul 24 2015 - 10:03pm   

Methlick cc are hosting a Kwik Cricket Festival this coming Sunday 26th July at the Lairds Cricket Ground in Methlick. Please contact Jamie Jones on jamusjones@europe.com or jamiejonesabz@googlemail.com or 07739 722285. 

wytbu8  Jul 20 2015 - 7:24pm   

Though an improvement in overhead conditions allowed a majority of matches in the Aberdeenshire Grades to go ahead on Saturday, the heavy rain on Friday morning meant that wickets could not be provided at Cults, Sheddocksley, Methlick or Crathie.

At the top of Grade 1 however Bon Accord maintained their 100 per recent record, another undefeated half-century from the prolific Fazal Awan, and 59 from Andy Win, setting them on route to a six-wicket win over Crescent at Kings College, while Mannofield aided by a five wicket haul by Adrian Neill tightened their grip on third place defeating Ellon at the Gordon Park. Neither Fraserburgh nor Banchory were able to win however, re-enforcing their fears of relegation.

wytbu8  Jul 19 2015 - 10:39pm   

The game at Sheddocksley on Saturday 18th July 2015 between Grampian CC V Portcullis has been cancelled due to the waterlogged ground conditions.

For the games at the Linx please call the pitch information hotline ( 01224 655485 ) on Saturday and Sunday, as it will be updated on both days with regards to pitch availability.

wytbu8  Jul 17 2015 - 5:58pm   

3rd AGSFPs 16 year old Schoolboy Rajaa Monnapillai’s bowling was instrumental in the draw last week as he took 4 of the Siyapa scalps for just 23 runs, he also held his own with the bat as he scored 17 including 3 fours showing good temperament in a tense situation.

wytbu8  Jul 16 2015 - 9:16pm   

With the increasing number of “lengthy” last names and the failure of some clubs to provide full names when texting in results. Clubs are reminded that under Rule 17e you must exchange team lists prior to the toss of the match, the template can be downloaded from the “Downloads” section found on the left hand side of this web page. Many thanks

wytbu8  Jul 13 2015 - 12:12pm   

Bon Accord’s chances of retaining the Grade 1 title for a further season were strengthened on Saturday as they completed a second league victory for the season over closest rivals Cults-Artisans at the Links. Despite having only a modest total of 143 to chase, based largely round an undefeated 43 from Michael Fyffe, five wickets from Tauqeer Malik saw the visitors dismissed 21 runs short of their target, despite Krishna Trisal top-scoring with 48 for the visitors.

wytbu8  Jul 12 2015 - 10:17pm   

Heavy rain overnight, and continuing into mid-afternoon, meant the washout of all cricket planned in the Aberdeenshire Grades on Saturday.

This posed particular problems for the fixture planners as the complete semi-final programme in Grades 2 to 4 now has to be re-scheduled, along with two games in Grade 1 where fixtures have been washed out on both occasions teams were due to meet this season.

wytbu8  Jul 5 2015 - 12:54am   

Officers of the Association have been in discussion over the best way forward for re-scheduling the matches washed out on Saturday July 4th, including the Grade 2 to 4 cup semi-finals, which now require to be replayed.

As virtually an entire fixture card has been lost, but has to be re-scheduled, it is felt that it will be easier if rescheduling on this occasion is implemented centrally rather than by a complex set of individual inter-club negotiations.  This is particularly so as the programme requiring re-arrangement combines both league and cup games, with the latter needing to receive a degree of priority, and the complexities of ground availability this involves.  Otherwise, given the number of games to be re-scheduled, it might have been simplest to move the programme en bloc to the end of the season.

wytbu8  Jul 4 2015 - 9:17pm   
wytbu8  Jul 4 2015 - 11:19am   

There were few, if any, major surprises in the latest round of games in ACA Grade 1 as Bon Accord, Cults-Artisans and Ellon all had comfortable wins over teams from the lower half of the table, while Mannofield also ran out winners against AGSFPs, and a seven wicket haul from Crescent’s Vaibhav Gupta left Fraserburgh closer to an early return to the second tier.

wytbu8  Jun 28 2015 - 2:56pm   
The inaugural Edinburgh Open will be taking place from 30-31 August 2015. This 24 side open tournament is the perfect way for cricket teams around the UK to enjoy a 2 day tournament in Edinburgh during the famous Edinburgh Festival.
wytbu8  Jun 26 2015 - 3:24pm   

A reminder to you all about an offer we have been able to negotiate with E.ON (energy supplier) to help Scottish Cricket Clubs save money and become more sustainable. You may have seen the announcement of the partnership on the Cricket Scotland website a week or so ago. The link to the story is below:

http://www.cricketscotland.com/news/article/e-and-cricket-scotland-partner/

wytbu8  Jun 26 2015 - 3:19pm   

The Association has been informed that, due to their continuing inability to assemble sufficient players, 2nd Kemnay/Kintore have felt it would be fairest on other teams in Grade 4 if they were to withdraw from that league for the remainder of the season. They hope that their efforts in junior development will enable them to apply for re-election for 2016.

wytbu8  Jun 26 2015 - 12:33am   

Mannofield will Host the T-20 Regional Semi-Finals and Final on Sunday 5th July 2015 at 10:30am Start
The day will consist of two Semi Finals followed by the Final later on in the day
The 4 teams that have qualified are Forfarshire with their host of Scotland Internationals, Falkland, Stirling County and Aberdeenshire with big hitting Chris VenskeIt should be a great day of Cricket action in Aberdeen!
There will be bar snacks and a lunch menu available and as per usual the Bar will be open for business
The Aberdeenshire club committee hope to see as many people down at the ground on the day as possible

wytbu8  Jun 25 2015 - 10:10am   
wytbu8  Jun 24 2015 - 12:48pm   
Although emails are trackable and reliable, clubs are reminded that when registering players you must email both David Jones and Tariq Butt. You will receive a acknowledgement note back advising that your email has been received. Your committee will not be held responsible for "
wytbu8  Jun 23 2015 - 11:18am   

A couple of individual all-round performances were the highlights of the latest round of games in ACA Grade 1 as a century and four wickets from Poongkannan Palaniyandi helped Knight Riders to a 22-run victory over AGSFPs at Rubislaw while four wickets and an innings of 95 from Rohan Vaishampayan saw Mannofield through to victory over Crescent in a high-scoring game at the University ground.

wytbu8  Jun 21 2015 - 9:52pm   

Further to the notification below, we are please to announce that the Grades 2,3 and 4 balls are now in stock at Thistle Sports 

Good news, George at Thistle Sports has ordered further boxes of grade 2 3 and 4 balls. George hopes to have them delivered by the end of next week and will advise when they arrive.. watch this space for update

wytbu8  Jun 19 2015 - 9:52pm   

Please find below times and information for the Thistle Sports and Duncan Cup 7's 
Allan Park Sunday June 21st 2015

10:30: - (A) ACE Mannofield v Knight Riders B

wytbu8  Jun 18 2015 - 9:14am   
Just a reminder that the Ellon CC Kwik Cricket Festival is scheduled for Sunday 21st at Gordon Park starting at 10:30am.

Depending on numbers all the children attending will be playing, whether they form a team or not from their club, so, any club with only a few should still attend as all will get placed into teams.
wytbu8  Jun 18 2015 - 1:20am   

Please note contrary to the price printed in the Grades Handbook, the cost for a box of the Dukes Royal Crown A Grade 1 is £108.00 per box of 6 (RRP £28.00 per ball) and for the Dukes Special Crown Match A Grades 2, 3 and 4 £90.00 per box of 6 (RRP £23.00 per ball).

wytbu8  Jun 16 2015 - 8:19pm   
 
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