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Please would the following Clubs provide ASAP their respective nomination for the “Team Fair Play” Trophy in order of preference 1, 2 and 3 to Tariq Butt buttclan@hotmail.com

Grade 1: 
AGSFPs, Bon Accord, Academy, Cults, Crescent, Mannofield, Kemnay-Kintore
Grade 2: Grampian, Methlick
Grade 3: 2nd AGSFPs, Aberdeen Super Kings, 2nd Grampian
Grade 4: Turriff

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 Speaker Simon 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   

Please see attached articles in the P&J

Hello Cricketers of Aberdeen & Shire,

wytbu8  Aug 28 2017 - 7:48pm   

Even the weather played its part in making the weekend one to remember for ACA Grades cricket, though supporters of Kemnay-Kintore who were relegated as a consequence of AGSFPs first Grade 1 title since 1942 may not agree.

wytbu8  Aug 27 2017 - 11:13pm   

Calling Club Secretaries your job is not done yet, please get your player stats in now whilst cricket is still fresh in your mind. Remember in the player stats submissions cup matches and void matches should not be included. Please use the templates provided in the "Downloads" section under "Contents" on the left hand side of this WEB page. Many thanks to those Clubs that have already submitted their Player Stats.

wytbu8  Aug 22 2017 - 8:30pm   

Following the withdrawal of 2nd Ellon, and previously of 2nd Gordonians and Lahore Karahi, unless additional teams apply for election or re-election, it is likely that the Association will have at best 31 teams in membership for 2018, and maybe fewer.

wytbu8  Aug 22 2017 - 1:36pm   

Clubs who have the following Clubs are requested to return the Cups BEFORE this Saturday 26th August to Ian Stephen, 18 Beechhill Gardens, Aberdeen, AB15 7QH 01224 317594(H) 01224 664605(W), 07775 817753(M) Email: ian.c.stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

wytbu8  Aug 21 2017 - 7:28pm   

We are delighted to announce the 2017 Grades Dinner guest speaker will be Simon Mann (BBC Radio Sports Commentator and member of the "Test Match Special" Team)

wytbu8  Aug 21 2017 - 6:48pm   

AGSFPs look set to land its first Grade 1 title since 1942 after reigning champions Bon Accord suffered a calamitous 10 wicket defeat at Kellands Park where Inverurie Don Valley bowled the Links side out for 63.

wytbu8  Aug 20 2017 - 11:36pm   

An Aberdeenshire Grades select beat its opposite numbers form the North of Scotland in Inverness by 98 runs.
The visitors batted first and scored 226 all out of which the in form Ben Webb of Ellon Gordon scored a superb 66. Rob Swiergon (AGSFPs) hit 41 an equally good 41, enabling the Aberdeen side to post a winning total which the home side were never in with a shout of overhauling. Controlled bowling from Grades select captain Tauqeer Malik who took four wickets for 24 kept the home side on a tight rein. The Bon Accord captain worked well in harness with Frooq Shah (Academy) who returned the figures of three for 16 as NoSCA crumbled to 128 all out.
Report by Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Aug 15 2017 - 11:00am   

The race for the Grade 1 title is set to go down to the wire after the top two Bon Accord and AGSFPs eased to narrow wins with only two weeks of the season remaining.

wytbu8  Aug 13 2017 - 11:51am   

Aberdeenshire Cricket Association has picked a strong Grades Select side to meet its North of Scotland contemporise at Inverness on Sunday.

wytbu8  Aug 10 2017 - 10:00am   

After a great weekend of cricket in which there were runs aplenty, first class catches, and bowling performances of the highest order, it seems an appropriate time to announce plans for my proposed "Junior Player of the Year".

wytbu8  Aug 7 2017 - 10:20pm   

The race for the Grade 1 title intensified as both leaders Bon Accord and second placed AGSFPs enjoyed wins, but there were defeats for the two other challengers Knight Riders and Academy, effectively making it a two horse race with three weekends to go.

wytbu8  Aug 6 2017 - 11:35pm   

If you have any information leading to identifying those that used the pitch please contact us urgently. Thank you 

From: sportsbookings@sportaberdeen.co.uk
To: jonesACA1@aol.com
Sent: 26/07/2017 15:07:45 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Links pitch condition

wytbu8  Aug 2 2017 - 10:55am   
 
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