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Please find attached documentation containing Courses, Course Tutors (with venues) and payment details.
The East of Scotland Cricket Officials Association (ESCOA) T&D (Training & Development) committee have organised 4 courses in January as follows:

19/20 January 2019 Edinburgh (Livingston CC)
19/20 January 2019 Aberdeen (Justice Mill)
26/27 January 2019 Perth/Dundee (Inchture)
26/27 January 2019 NOSCA (Huntly CC)
Fuller details will be issued once the courses are listed on the ECBACO website http://www.escoa.co.uk/

wytbu8  Dec 8 2018 - 5:09pm   

Richard Miller has just published a History of the Strathmore Cricket Union 1928-2018 book, written by David Potter and Richard Miller with contributions from Gavin McKiddie. The book is A5, contains 282 pages with no adverts, 139 photographs of which 71 are in colour, covering 34 clubs and including two photographs of Aberdeen Grades sides which have won the Three Counties Cup. The book has a chronological History of The Union plus a comprehensive statistical and records section. There are two versions available, a standard softback which costs £10 plus £3 postage and a limited edition hardback of 30 copies, signed by all the contributors, which costs £20 plus £5 postage. Copies are available now from Richard Miller, 23 Ramsay Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2SE. or email Richard on rwsmiller@lineone.net 

wytbu8  Dec 7 2018 - 8:49pm   

Please find attached Fair Play and Pitch Scores

wytbu8  Dec 4 2018 - 11:24pm   

Please find below the draw for the 2019 Aberdeenshire Cup

wytbu8  Dec 3 2018 - 9:20pm   

Please find attached a copy of the slides used at the AGM for the Development Outline and Timeline presentation

wytbu8  Dec 2 2018 - 10:53pm   

Now that winter is all too quickly spreading it’s all familiar blanket of cold around the area, it’s nice to report on something good, and positive about the game of cricket, taking place in warmer parts of the world.
Not only are England successfully wrapping up their three-match series in Sri Lanka, but we also have a young cricketer making her way in the world game, albeit on the other side of the globe.
Just in case you haven’t been following the fortunes of England’s women in the T20 World Cup, it may just have escaped your notice that Heather Knight’s young team, not only got to the final, but were helped along the way by a young lady, born and bred in Huntly.
Kirstie Gordon (22) a right handed bat, and left arm slow bowler, played her part, taking three wickets in one of the early games of the tournament, earning her the “man of the match” award in the process.
Kirstie is in fact well known to those at Cricket Scotland, having played in the qualifiers for Scotland before turning out for her adopted country. She currently plays for Loughborough, but one day, according to the young lady herself hopes to be back playing for Scotland in the not too distant future. In the meantime, she is happy to show off her silver medal, won in the West Indies.
If that doesn’t put a smile on your face on this first week of real winter chills, then I don’t know what will.
By Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Nov 26 2018 - 6:02pm   

The 14-day deadline for circulation of AGM papers has now been reached, and a formal response from OSCR to the proposal to constitute the NE Scotland Cricket SCIO has yet to be received.
In light of this, and feedback from some member clubs that more time should be allowed for consideration of the draft SCIO operational rules, including changes to playing conditions, the interim SCIO trustees have decided that – as intimated in the President’s previous circular – the formal process for migration to the new model, be put back to what would have been the Spring Meeting of the Association at the end of February 2019.
A full presentation on the revised schedule will be given at the AGM on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 3:00pm but principal changes of date/issues are as follows:

wytbu8  Nov 19 2018 - 11:28pm   

And so, another great night of entertainment, and catching up with old friends, is confined to the history books, leaving nothing but good memories of a well organised event, thanks to all the hard work of the committee.
In particular I would single out Tariq Butt, and Ian Stephen for their Herculean efforts in pulling it all together.
For of us who were privileged to be guests of the ACA Grades, it was a great pleasure to be able to participate in your celebrations, and see you pick up your hard won awards, including my own two, the junior one and the Press Player of the Year.
For your information, I shall have one more year of presenting the Junior of the Year Award, unless of course, I can be persuaded to carry my bat into my 80th year in 2020. We'll see about that one!
In the meantime, thank you for all your support over the season. It has been a genuine joy to be able to write about the game at all levels, both on your website, and through the good offices of the Aberdeen Press and Journal, and its sister paper the Evening Express.
Enjoy your winter break, but remember to turn out for the AGM on Sunday 2nd December 2018. It promises to be a big occasion for the Grades game. You owe it to yourselves to be there, indeed the long term future of the sport is on the line, but then it's none of my business, although I care deeply about where the game goes, and therefore hope my intrusion is helpful.
By Jack Nixon, Cricket Writer.

wytbu8  Nov 12 2018 - 9:04pm   
Link to 2018 Grades Dinner Photo Album Click Here
wytbu8  Nov 11 2018 - 6:53pm   

NE Scotland Cricket SCIO – The next steps
Further to the President’s previous circular, the following further five documents are now circulated:

wytbu8  Nov 4 2018 - 5:05pm   

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Our belated condolence to Dennis Pratt’s family and friends
Dennis passed away at the end of July 2018, he was one of the founder members of Methlick Cricket Club where he not only helped during the construction of the cricket ground but could be relied on to help with the ongoing maintenance of the Lairds ground. Dennis will be sorely missed by his family, friends and a sad loss to the club.
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wytbu8  Nov 3 2018 - 6:54pm   

The next meeting of the newly formed Cricket Memories group will be held at Mannofield on Wednesday 7th November at 2:00pm.
The group was set up to help people living with dementia, welcomes anyone who has been diagnosed to come along and share their cricket memories.
Further information can be obtained by ringing Lesley Gray (Dementia Adviser) on 07769 366201. I am happy to say, I will be present to share my memories and experiences
By Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Oct 29 2018 - 2:15pm   

Clubs are reminded to provide provide this information before the 2018 AGM 

The http://www.cricketscotland.com/support-clubs/policies-and-templates/ link will take you to a number of documents and templates that are available from the Cricket Scotland web site to assist with the governance documentation required for your club.
In particular, we would direct you towards the template that can be used to create a club constitution document. ACA rule 3 requires clubs to have a club constitution documentation in place, and in the unlikely event that you do not have this documentation, or if it has not been reviewed for a lengthy period of time, you may wish to copy, paste and edit it to suit your needs.

wytbu8  Oct 24 2018 - 6:02pm   

The following list of juniors from a range of clubs is the one from which the 2018 Junior of the Year Award will be announced at the Grades Annual Dinner and Prize Giving on Friday 9th November 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Westhill - Leanne Broadley (Fraserburgh), Aayush Das (Gordonians), Ross Fraser (Ellon Gordon), Adi Hegde (Gordonians), Joseph Horne (Mannofield), Robert Kennedy (Methlick), Stuart Lister (Stoneywood-Dyce), and Ken Yahathugoda (Mannofield).
This year the award will be called the Hayden Barrett Cup in memory of an Ellon Gordon stalwart who recently passed away after 44 years of promoting junior cricket at the club.
I am very grateful to all those clubs who were able to respond to this initiative, including those who were unable to nominate a junior, but promising to look to the future in the hope of putting forward a junior next year.
By Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Oct 23 2018 - 7:10pm   

Aberdeenshire Cup (G1) ------ Inverurie
Bon Accord Cup (G2) ------ Fraserburgh
Reid Cup (G3) ------ Banchory
Bain Cup (G1 League) ------ Bon Accord
Junior League Cup (G2 League) ------ Ellon Gordon
Ross Cup (G3 League) ------ Banchory
Thompson Shield (Double) ------ Banchory
Turriff Cup (T20) ------ Bon Accord
Walker Cup (G1 Batting) ------ K. Anand (AGSFPs)
Urquhart Cup (G1 Bowling) ------ F. Awan (Bon Accord)
Dor Nor Cup (G2 Batting) ------ S. Davies (Ellon Gordon)
Porter Cup (G2 Bowling) ------ P. O’Neill (Fraserburgh)
Donald Cup (G3 Batting) ------ J. Crawley (Banchory)
Morrison Cup (G3 Bowling) ------ S. Joseph (2nd Grampian)
Wilson Cup (wkt-keeping) ------ R. Majeed (Knight Riders)
Abdul Hayee Cup (u18 Batting) ------ A. Das (Gordonians)
Jamila Akhtar Cup (u18 Bowling) ------ C. Abbott (Banchory)
Thistle Sports Trophy (7’s) ------ Stoneywood-Dyce
Duncan Cup (7’s) ------ Bon Accord
Man of the Match Awards:
Aberdeenshire Cup (G1) ------ G. Coutts (Inverurie)
Bon Accord Cup (G2) ------ C. Gospel (Fraserburgh)
Reid Cup (G3) ------ S. Rotherham (Banchory)
Turriff Cup (T20) ------ U. Khan (Bon Accord)
Thistle Sports Trophy (7’s) ------ J. King (Stoneywood-Dyce)
Duncan Cup (7’s) ------ F. Awan (Bon Accord)
Team Fair Play Award:
Grade 1 ------ Mannofield/Inverurie
Grade 2 ------ 2nd AGSFPs
Grade 3 ------ 2nd Methlick

wytbu8  Oct 19 2018 - 7:58pm   

At a time when much is being made of the need for sporting organisations to get out in the community to promote their product, it is gratifying to know that one cricket club in the ACA Grades is doing just that, and already reaping rewards.

wytbu8  Oct 19 2018 - 3:26pm   

At Dennis Kidd’s funeral many ex-Anchorians Cricket Club players expressed an interest in having an Anchorians Cricket Club table at this year’s Grades Dinner not only to celebrate those who had sadly passed away but also for the ex-players to get together. Therefore, anyone still interested in being part of the Anchorians Cricket Club table contact Ian Stephen on ian.c.stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

wytbu8  Oct 16 2018 - 1:05pm   

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.
As per last season we recommend the use of indoor balls due to the number of players and the lack of space in the hall. We did have a supply of spare balls but they went missing during the winter nets earlier on this year. 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 wish to find out early how many clubs are wishing to attend the indoor nets so I can plan accordingly.

wytbu8  Oct 15 2018 - 5:48pm   

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Donny Lamont. Many will remember Donny playing for Anchorians cricket club where he was best known for his consistency in batting. Our sincere condolences to Donny’s family and friends.
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wytbu8  Oct 12 2018 - 4:41pm   

Clubs are reminded that the Annual Grades Dinner is scheduled for the Holiday Inn (Westhill) on Friday 9th November 2018 at 6:45pm for 7:15pm with guest Speaker Ronnie Irani (England, Essex & Lancashire)
We now require YOU to advise Tariq Butt (07946 828376 - buttclan@hotmail.com) and Ian Stephen (07775 817753 - ian.c.Stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk) on the numbers that will be attending from your club including any vegetarian requirement. Please note that 2 Tickets have already been paid for by your club, additional tickets can be purchased at £40/head and for Juniors £20/head. Further details will be issued to Secretaries and posted on this web site in the next few days but it is important to note that the dinner will commence 15 minutes earlier this year with all being seated at 7:15pm This will allow for an earlier finish to the formal proceedings. Many thanks
AWARDS: WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE EVENING
TROPHIES: PLEASE RETURN TO TROPHIES INTERNATIONAL AT 286 ROSEMOUNT PLACE (ACROSS FROM CO-OP) LATEST BY 28th OCTOBER 2018
TROPHY WINNERS: WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP (Please Note Trophy Winners may be required to submit their score book for verification)
ALL OTHER ENQUIRES: Ian Stephen (Treasurer) on 07775 817753 or 01224 317594 or ian.c.Stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or ianthebetter@yahoo.co.uk

wytbu8  Oct 10 2018 - 4:49pm   

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Hayden Barrett. Hayden's funeral will be held on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 11:00am, St Mary’s on the Rock, Ellon. Our sincere condolences to Hayden’s family and friends.

The following is b
y Jack Nixon, on behalf of Ellon Gordon Cricket Club.

wytbu8  Oct 10 2018 - 4:36pm   

Thanks to a late flurry of late nominations for this season's ''Junior of the Year'' award, I now have a full house for the presentation which will be held at the Grades Annual Dinner at The Holiday Express Inn, Westhill on Friday 9th November 2018.

wytbu8  Oct 9 2018 - 9:27am   

The Caledonian Highlanders will be hosting trials for both youth and senior players for our up and coming winter programme. Any youth player between the age of 11 and 16 who wishes to be involved in the programme for 2018/2019 should attend one of the two trials below. Please contact kennycrichton@cricketscotland.com to confirm your attendance to allow us to plan the session by Sunday 9th October 2018.
The senior trial is for those over the age of 16 who have not featured in our development or pro team in the last year. We recognise there are a lot more players to pick from than we did last year and we want to give everyone the opportunity to meet the staff and show us your skills with a chance of a place in our programme. Please note that this is not a one of chance with us looking to introduce a talent scout in the area for 2019. The session will include fitness, fielding, batting and bowling with a chance to discuss your future. Please contact kennycrichton@cricketscotland.com to confirm your attendance to allow us to plan the session by Sunday 9th October 2018.

wytbu8  Oct 2 2018 - 9:23pm   

I confess to being a little disappointed, even surprised that as at the closing date for nominations for the Junior of the Year 2018, on October 1, I have only received three nominees.

wytbu8  Oct 1 2018 - 1:19pm   

The next meeting of the "Cricket Memories" group will be at Mannofield on Wednesday 3rd October at 2:00pm.
The group who were set up to help people living with dementia, welcomes anyone who has been diagnosed to come along, and share their memories of the game of cricket.
More information can be obtained by ringing Lesley Gray (Dementia Adviser) on 07769 366201.I am particularly happy to be involved with the promotion of this group, having met with the organisers on a number of occasions, and will be present at the October meeting at Mannofield to share my own memories of the game.
By Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Sep 24 2018 - 9:36am   

Averages & Individual Awards 2018
As clubs will be aware, following the introduction of Cricket Stats, the information for individual awards will now be taken exclusively from that source; and will be based on the scorecards as input by home teams during the season [and hopefully reviewed at the time by away sides], together with any adjustments agreed and input by Friday 21st September 2018.  Clubs have already been contacted individually where detailed issues currently appear to require clarification. The Committee also reserves the previous right to ask for scorebooks where disputes exist or figures do not add up, though it hopes that, as a result of this process, this will not be necessary.  Awards will be confirmed and publicised following the meeting of the Management Committee in the first week of October.
League Teams for 2019
Clubs are reminded that those wishing to join the Association or to enter additional teams in 2019; to apply for re-election if they failed to complete two -thirds of games in 2018; or to withdraw a team from the leagues; should give notice by 1st November 2018.  Clubs who may be contemplating merger should likewise advise by that date, producing evidence that clubs have approved any arrangement.
Depending on entries received the Committee will review the position at its November meeting, and if necessary submit proposals to the AGM on 2nd December 2018.
DM Jones
Hon Secretary

wytbu8  Sep 13 2018 - 10:12pm   

Bon Accord made their all round experience count at the Peoples Park where they added the Turriff Cup to the Grade 1 title they won two weeks ago.
In the final Bon Accord hit 160 runs from their allocation of 15 overs before bowling Mannofield out for 95 in a one sided final in which Usman Khan won the man-of-the-match award for his unbeaten 53 for the Links side.
In the semi-finals, the winners were given a scare by Knight Riders who bowled them out for 97 but then collapsed to 86 all out. In the other last of the four game Mannofield posted 130 of which Indy Yahathugoda hit 53 and then bowled out Cults for 60.

wytbu8  Sep 10 2018 - 8:39pm   

Cricket is a game that invokes all kind of pleasant memories for those of us of advancing years, which is why I am happy to support the work of Alzheimer Scotland who are promoting a series of meetings at Mannofield throughout the winter as from this month. The first meeting took place on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
The sharing of memories and personal stories relating to cricket has proved to deliver many positive benefits to the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
If your club has anyone that has been diagnosed with dementia you should get in touch with a dementia adviser on 01224 644077 and make enquires about what is on offer.

wytbu8  Sep 6 2018 - 2:57pm   

And so the cricket season of 2018 is all but over, with only the Turriff Cup on Saturday to be played before we call a halt on a remarkable season of weather and cricket.
But first it would only be fair to reflect on a splendid weekend of cricket in which the initiative of Aberdeenshire Cricket Club was well and truly rewarded at Mannofield on Sunday when a celebration of all that is good in the game took place, attracting a sizeable crowd to the area’s top ground.

wytbu8  Sep 3 2018 - 9:37pm   

The Final between AGSFPs and Inverurie of the Aberdeenshire Cup has now been scheduled to be played at 13:15 on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at The Lairds Ground in Methlick. Our thanks to the Methlick Cricket Club Management Committee for accommodating this event.

wytbu8  Aug 27 2018 - 4:22pm   
 
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