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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   

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   

The fixtures are now being compiled for the 2018 season, therefore clubs are reminded to urgently advise David Jones (ACA Secretary - jonesaca1@aol.com) 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   

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 (Ben.Webb@score-group.com) 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 https://www.ticketline.co.uk/cricket-scotland 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   
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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. 
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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.
https://goo.gl/forms/gOiCg5GyCPKyau1J3
Cheers
Ian Sandbrook
Cricket Scotland Head of Participation
t: 0131 313 7426 m: 07584232795
e: iansandbrook@cricketscotland.com

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   

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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
E-mail: Ronnie.falconer@langstane-ha.co.uk
E-mail: Ronnie@ronniefalconer8.wanadoo.co.uk

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

A reminder that the AGM of the Association will be held at Aberdeen Curl, Langstracht, Aberdeen, on Sunday December 3rd 2017 at 3:00pm.
Teams wishing to apply for election or re-election to the leagues for 2018, or wishing to withdraw teams which completed the season in 2017, are required to e-mail the Secretary by 1st November 2017.
Clubs wishing to propose changes to Rules additional to those so far submitted, preliminary details of which are attached, are required to submit these by 5:00pm on Saturday 3rd November, supported by a minimum of 3 clubs. Amendments to Rule Change proposals, which likewise must be supported by 3 Clubs, must be received by 5:00pm on Saturday 17 November.
D M Jones
Honorary Secretary

wytbu8  Nov 1 2017 - 1:16am   

Please would the following Clubs/Individuals urgently return the Cups to TROPHIES INTERNATIONAL AT 286 ROSEMOUNT PLACE (ACROSS FROM SOMMERFIELD). These should have been returned the LATEST BY 23rd OCTOBER 2017  !!
U18 Bowling Jamila Akhtar Cup - N. Balment (Turriff)

wytbu8  Oct 31 2017 - 11:42am   

Only two weeks away from this year's annual dinner, though I note a number of you have yet to sign up for a wonderful opportunity to meet old friends from this great game of cricket on a night of celebration for the ACA Grades.

Not only will you get a first class meal at an equally first class establishment, but will have the chance to celebrate another season of quality cricket, this despite the best efforts of the weather to disrupt competitions.

Among those who will win an award is the player, or official who has caught my eye, and has made a major contribution to the local game. Picking a winner has been harder than ever, especially as I have seen so many of you in action over the season, including your hard working committee and officials from the numerous member clubs.

wytbu8  Oct 19 2017 - 12:56pm   

Thank you to all the Clubs that provided their nominations and we are delighted to announce Winners of the "Team Fair Play" award as follows:
G1 - Ellon Gordon
G2 - Banchory
G3 - Portcullis
G4 - 2nd Methlick

wytbu8  Oct 18 2017 - 10:36pm   

The new changes to the Laws of Cricket, issued by MCC will come into full effect around the world from Sunday 1st October 2017, with the changes covering all levels of the game.

wytbu8  Oct 11 2017 - 9:54pm   

Aberdeenshire Cup (G1) ------ Bon Accord
Bon Accord Cup (G2) ------ Gordonians
Reid Cup (G3) ------ Stonehaven
Johnston Rose Bowl (G4) ------ 2nd Cults
Bain Cup (G1 League) ------ AGSFPs
Junior League Cup (G2 League) ------ Grampian
Ross Cup (G3 League) ------ Stonehaven
Cannon Cup (G4 League) ------ 2nd Methlick
Thompson Shield (Double) ------ Stonehaven
Turriff Cup (T20) ------ Knight Riders
Walker Cup (G1 Batting) ------ I. Yahathugoda (Mannofield)
Urquhart Cup (G1 Bowling) ------ R. Knudson (AGSFPs)
Dor Nor Cup (G2 Batting) ------ L. Bowie (Fraserburgh)
Porter Cup (G2 Bowling) ------ C. Perera (Gordonians)
Donald Cup (G3 Batting) ------ L. Fenton (Stonehaven)
Morrison Cup (G3 Bowling) ------ C. Findlay (Stonehaven)
Cope Cup (G4 Batting) ------ L. D’Costa (3rd AGSFPs)
Castles Cup (G4 Bowling) ------ N. Smith (Turriff)
Wilson Cup (wkt-keeping) ------ P. Tenneti (Academy)
Abdul Hayee Cup (u18 Batting) ------ L. D’Costa (1s2nd 3rd AGSFPs)
Jamila Akhtar Cup (u18 Bowling) ------ C. Abbott (Banchory)

Man of the Match Awards:
Aberdeenshire Cup (G1) ------ T. Malik (Bon Accord)
Bon Accord Cup (G2) ------ S. Dalgarno (Gordonians)
Reid Cup (G3) ------ D. Wathern (Stonehaven)
Johnston Rose Bowl ------ n/a
Turriff Cup (T20) ------ B. Vijayaraj (Knight Riders)

Team Fair Play Award:
Grade 1 ------ To be advised
Grade 2 ------ To be advised
Grade 3 ------ To be advised
Grade 4 ------ To be advised

wytbu8  Oct 11 2017 - 8:32pm   

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Smith on Thursday 5th October 2017. Douglas was actively involved in Grades cricket over a number of years having previously played for Aberdeen Grammar School FPs, Mannofield and latterly for Crathie. He served as the Convener of the Grades Disciplinary Committee for a number of years and he was also honorary Vice-President of the Aberdeen Grammar School FPs cricket club. Whilst Douglas always enjoyed playing, particularly with his two sons Christopher and David, his greatest joy came from the conversation, friendship and camaraderie he enjoyed with his team mates, opposition and officials and it was for this reason that Douglas donated the popular Team Fair Play Award trophies for each Grade. He will be sorely missed.
There will be a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Douglas on Thursday 2nd November 2017, 12 noon at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Milltimber to which all friends are respectfully invited. Our sincere condolences to Douglas's family and friends
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wytbu8  Oct 11 2017 - 3:06pm   

Clubs are reminded that the Annual Grades Dinner is scheduled for the Holiday Inn (Westhill) on Friday 3rd November 2017 at 7:00pm for 7:30pm with guest SpeakeSimon Mann (BBC Radio Commentator)
We now require YOU to advise any of your Grade Representatives below 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 at £40/head and for Juniors £20/head. Many thanks

YOUR CONTACTS FOR NUMBERS ATTENDING
:
Ben Webb 07475 737477
Thomas Bashyam 07783 829717
Ronnie Falconer 07881 347136
Tariq Butt 07946 828376

AWARDS
: WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE EVENING

TROPHIES: PLEASE RETURN TO TROPHIES INTERNATIONAL AT 286 ROSEMOUNT PLACE (ACROSS FROM SOMMERFIELD)
LATEST BY 23rd OCTOBER 2017

TROPHY WINNERS
: WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY (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 11 2017 - 11:37am   
 
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