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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   

Your ACA Management Committee are delighted to announce the return of Ronni Irani (England, Essex, Lancashire) as our Guest Speaker for the ACA Grades Dinner & Awards ceremony scheduled for Friday 9th November 2018

wytbu8  Feb 15 2018 - 11:40am   

Please find attached copies of the relevant ACA Annual Spring Meeting papers and a Map of the venue 
As previously intimated, the Spring General Meeting of the Association, preceded by a meeting for Club representatives and team captains, will take place in Room C11, Taylor Building, University of Aberdeen, on Sunday February 25th 2018 at 2:00pm.  Please note the changed time and location for this meeting.
NB The Team Captains meeting will start at 2:00pm with the main Spring Meeting with Club Secretaries/Representatives at 3:00pm

wytbu8  Feb 15 2018 - 9:38am   

Aberdeenshire Cup
A  Academy v Stoneywood-Dyce
B  Grampian v AGSFPs

wytbu8  Feb 12 2018 - 10:23pm   

Cricket Scotland is launching an initiative to stimulate and encourage innovation and enterprise across cricket: #muchmorethancricket

wytbu8  Feb 5 2018 - 7:52pm   

The AGM of the Aberdeen City/Shire Cricket Development Group will take place at Countesswells (the home of Gordonians CC) on Wednesday 7th February 2018 from 1830-20:00hours. The agenda and associated papers are now attached.
Clubs within the Grades family are invited to send along representatives to learn about ongoing activities and help shape the immediate future in the age-group cricket space.

wytbu8  Jan 18 2018 - 9:05pm   
You will recall that at the ACA 2017 AGM it was agreed that a meeting would be arranged with Club representatives to discuss the composition of Grades 2 & 3 for the 2018 season and beyond. The meeting will take place on Sunday 28th January starting 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club (Mannofield) in the Bradman Suite. Clubs are invited to send ONE representative. If any club representative is not able to attend please feel free to put your club thoughts to Ben Webb ( as he will be chairing the meeting.

Please note an email has been sent to your relative club secretary

wytbu8  Jan 10 2018 - 10:31pm   
Sheddocksley Sports centre, Aberdeen is booked from January 12th to March 30th 7-9pm, all Fridays for Aberdeen City and Shire training for players aged between 12-16.

Players nominated by clubs should be 16 & under as of 1st September.

wytbu8  Dec 18 2017 - 6:34pm   
Thistle Sports have some boxes of the Grade Cricket Balls left over from last seasons stock and are selling each remaining box at a discounted rate of £100 per Box of six on a first come first serve basis. 

wytbu8  Dec 5 2017 - 1:32pm   
We are pleased to announce that the ACA grades have secured 50 tickets for the Scotland v England match. Our thanks to all those who responded. Please find below update from Paul Macari

Please note the Public ticket sale is now live. We have sold over 600 tickets in the first couple of hours and the link to the site is It is also available from the website shop. Please share this as appropriate. 
Best regards
Paul Macari
Commercial Manager
W: 0131 313 7423  M: 07808 541982
National Cricket Academy, Ravelston, Edinburgh EH4 3NT

wytbu8  Nov 29 2017 - 4:05pm   
Bill Stables of Aberdeen Lads Club passed away on 24th July 2017, Big Bill as he was known due in part to his height but also because his father Old Bill and son Young Bill also played for the club. Bill a stalwart of the Lads club played all his cricket at the club as a powerful middle order batsman and challenging opening bowler he also captained the side for many years. Our sincere condolences to Bill’s family and friends. 

wytbu8  Nov 28 2017 - 11:28pm   

As previously intimated, notice given that the Annual General Meeting of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association for 2017 will be held at CURL ABERDEEN, Eday Walk, Aberdeen AB15 6LN on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 3:00pm. Please find attached the relevant documents. Clubs are reminded that clubs unrepresented at the Meeting without reasonable cause, of which the Management Committee is the sole judge, will be liable to a deduction of 15 league points from each of their teams in the 2018 season

wytbu8  Nov 19 2017 - 6:19pm   

This is just a reminder to register for the `Junior Cricket Roadshow` on Tuesday 28th November at Mannofield, 6:30pm start.
So far only Aberdeenshire have registered!
This is an important meeting as we outline plans for All Stars 2018 but also the new Junior Pathway and Formats that will impact on you all.
Link below to register and please feel free to bring as many people from your club as you want.
Ian Sandbrook
Cricket Scotland Head of Participation
t: 0131 313 7426 m: 07584232795

wytbu8  Nov 15 2017 - 12:26pm   

Hi everyone,

I`m just getting in touch again regarding the last email I sent to you about collecting some equality data across your membership.

wytbu8  Nov 14 2017 - 10:55pm   

Scotland are playing England in a one day international at the Grange in Edinburgh on Sunday 10th June 2018 with an 11:00am start.

wytbu8  Nov 14 2017 - 5:18pm   

The death of one of the most loved, and respected players in the ACA Grades has come as great shock to all those who knew Malcolm Allanach (77) of Ellon Gordon who passed away peacefully last week at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Malcolm's love of cricket at both club and international level was well known with those who associated with the Gordon Park club.

wytbu8  Nov 7 2017 - 11:44pm   

Cricket Scotland, in conjunction with Sports Heritage Scotland and the Scottish Football Museum, is launching an exhibition celebrating cricket in Scotland. The exhibition, which will run from 13th November 2017 until the 31st March 2018 and will be held in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Bruce Dixon
President, Cricket Scotland

wytbu8  Nov 7 2017 - 3:59pm   

And so, another ACA Grades Dinner has been confined to the history books, although it is my fervent hope the eight junior cricketers who attended the event, will see it an occasion they wish to support in years to come.

wytbu8  Nov 7 2017 - 1:20pm   

Further to my previous posting, I circulate herewith further changes proposed to Association Rules 17 and 18 by AGSFPs, Gordonians and Mannofield, as under:

wytbu8  Nov 7 2017 - 12:06am   

Published on behalf of Ronnie Falconer
Hello all,
I wish to get the wheels in motion to plan out this close season's use of Sheddocksley Indoor Nets. The reason I am posting so early is so that I can book it well in advance.

After last season’s accident I’m afraid we will have to use indoor balls once again. I still have a basic supply from last year for all clubs but I would recommend that clubs get their own supply of balls. There are a variety of balls on the likes of Amazon and ebay (to name two) at reasonable prices should you wish to purchase some for your club.
I have the feeling that some clubs may not be happy with this hence the reason I wish to find out early how many clubs are wishing to attend the indoor nets so I can plan accordingly.
The clubs that took part last season were:
Aberdeen Super Kings; Academy; Crescent; Dunecht; Grampian (x2); Kemnay Kintore (x2); Knightriders (x2); Portcullis and Siyapa
On top of that the odd player joined in from other clubs (such as Crathie) to get a practice, sharing the costs further.
Could the clubs on this list please confirm if they wish to attend again, when they would like to start, how many lanes would they require and how often they would wish to attend.
Of course new clubs are welcome to join us as well. The sessions last year were held between 10am and 12pm every Sunday and most clubs attended around once a fortnight. By sharing the costs each lane cost £31.25 for a 2 hour session. Had each club booked the hall separately it would have cost £125 per two hour session!
I need to know the numbers of teams who are interested pretty soon so I can got to Sheddocksley and arrange the block bookings. I would rather go to them with a accurate estimate of how much we would need. If you could please get back to me then that would be great.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
Ronnie Falconer
Secretary Portcullis Cricket Club
Direct Dial: 01224 423133

wytbu8  Nov 5 2017 - 6:22pm   
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wytbu8  Nov 4 2017 - 10:59pm   

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