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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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

Clubs are requested to submit their "Team Fair Play Award" nominations ASAP with First, second and third choice to David Jones (jonesaca1@aol.com) and Tariq Butt (buttclan@hotmail.com). Thanks to those clubs who have already submitted their nominations.

wytbu8  Oct 8 2017 - 1:06pm   

Just a quick reminder about the Club Webinar on Saturday 7th October 2017. Details as follows:
Making it Happen – how your cricket club can hit the ground running in 2018
Book onto three webinars (online seminars) for Scotland’s cricket clubs:

wytbu8  Oct 4 2017 - 10:56pm   

The Alhikmah Foundation SCIO are pleased to announce that the proposal and bid from Alhikmah Foundation SCIO was unanimously approved by the Aberdeen City Council’s Finance, Policy and Resources Committee on September 20th 2017. We are grateful for your support and the trust you have put in our ambitions to transform the playing fields to bring communities together and improve the health and well being of people. We look forward to keeping you informed as the project develops. 
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/go-ahead-for-sports-pitches-plan-at-site/ 
Yours sincerely
Alhikmah Foundation SCIO

wytbu8  Oct 4 2017 - 4:19pm   

Kevin Davies will be running a cricket specific first aid course in the pavilion at Countesswells on Monday 6th November starting at 6:00pm. The course should finish around 9:00pm. The certification at the end of this course will be sufficient for new and existing coaches towards obtaining or maintaining their Level 2 qualification. Attendance at the course will cost £40 and numbers are limited. If you wish to attend the course then please email paulgray1964@googlemail.com

wytbu8  Oct 2 2017 - 11:42pm   

Now that the dust, or rather rain has settled on an exciting summer of cricket, I will allow myself the luxury of reflecting on my first season of writing for the ACA Grades, it has been a great pleasure, even a privilege to put pen to paper on your behalf thanks to the enterprise of your hardworking committee. I might just repeat the exercise next summer, if indeed I am invited to be your scribe.

wytbu8  Sep 24 2017 - 12:29am   

Just when the cricketing fraternity of the North-East had begun to think the game had been well and truly put to bed for the winter, up comes a final in the early season of mellow  fruitfulness fit to grace any of our best days of what passes for an Aberdeen summer, producing all the spills associated with the Twenty-20 version of the game.

wytbu8  Sep 17 2017 - 10:24pm   

Please find the web link to Cricket Coaching Courses for 2017/18. http://www.cricketscotland.com/get-involved/get-involved-coaches/coaching-course/

wytbu8  Sep 15 2017 - 5:00pm   

Rain swept across the Peoples Park on Saturday, denying cricket lovers an exciting climax to the Turriff Cup after two cracking semi-finals which saw Cults progress to the final after a comfortable 39 run win at the expense of Bon Accord, followed by Knight Riders confirming its high standing in the local game, easing to a 10 run win against the home side Stoneywood-Dyce.
A decision on where and when the final will be played will be made by the ACA committee on Monday 11th September 2017.
Report by Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Sep 10 2017 - 11:57am   

The curtain comes down on a splendid summer of ACA Grades cricket on Saturday  - though one not always blessed with the best of weather, with one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions in the Grades fixture schedule.

wytbu8  Sep 5 2017 - 11:25pm   

The final ACA Grades 1 match was played on Sunday at Sheddocksley where Academy demonstrated its huge potential, easing to narrow seven run win at the expense of last year's champions Bon Accord, handing Bon Accord its fourth league defeat of the season.

wytbu8  Sep 4 2017 - 10:11am   

The eight finalists for the Junior of the Year were announced last week, and will now go forward to the grand final at this year's ACA Annual Grades Dinner at Westhill on Friday November 3rd 2017.

wytbu8  Sep 4 2017 - 9:39am   

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Kevin Roberts on Tuesday 29th August 2017. Kevin played for Dunecht along with his Sons Simon and Neil. The funeral is scheduled for 14:30 on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at the Aberdeen Crematorium. Our sincere condolences to Kevin's family and friends.
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wytbu8  Aug 29 2017 - 8:39am   
 
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