Steady rain meant that just one game was completed in the Grades on Saturday as Methlick beat Caledonian at Lairds in Grade 2; while the top division was for the second successive week completely washed out
Play was however possible in the Bon Accord Cup on Sunday where, down at the Links, the Academy total (161 off 39 overs) proved too big an ask for the Broch visitors as they were skittled out for 34 with the Academy Captain Steve Derrett taking a haul of 7 for 11 of the Fraserburgh wickets. Over at Alan Park the Caledonian visitors were rolled over for just 41 runs, a total, which the Cults-Artisans home side easily reached, with much of the bowling damage done by John Thomson taking 4 for 17 of the Caledonian scalps. Out at Kellands Park an undefeated century by Robert Swiergon ably supported by Grant Jamieson (86) for the Queens Cross/Stoneywood-Dyce side visitors proved just enough as they won by 8 runs despite the efforts of Garry Coutts (89) and Trevor Norval (31) for the Inverurie home side. The semi-finals will now see Crathie take on Cults-Artisans and Academy take on Queens Cross/Stoneywod-Dyce side on Sunday 31st July. In a re-arranged fixture the Grade 4 side 2nd Knightriders travelled up to Huntly setting a total (154) with new boy Navneeth Venkatesh stating his arrival to grades cricket with an undefeated 55, but with Craig Howard finding form with an undefeated 71 steered his side to victory, ably supported by Steve Shorten (21 not out) as Huntly won by 6 wickets. If weather permitting the finals of this year’s Thistle Sports Sevens will go ahead at the Duthie Park on Monday and Wednesday, with Bon Accord looking to continue their undefeated record for a twelfth season in this most instant form of the game.
Jun 19 2011 - 10:23pm Results