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Forfarshire Cricket Club will host a free grounds seminar on 21st March 2020 from 9:30am to 3pm ahead of this year’s cricket season.  This is open to all clubs in Scotland.

Chris Wood, a former ECB Pitch Advisor, will speak at the event alongside other guest speakers. There will be a machinery demo, Q&A and lunch provided for delegates.

The seminar will be hosted in partnership with Greentech Sportsturf, Dennis & Sisis, Durant Cricket and Angus Horticulture.

For more information and to register, please email Kenny Crichton (kennycrichton@cricketscotland.com) at Cricket Scotland.
chris  Jan 29 2020 - 9:35am   

Is there anyone out there that would be interested in becoming the driving force behind this team for the Aberdeenshire area?  If so can you contact us on acagradess@gmail.com 

 

Cricket Scotland are taking about introducing an over 50's competition this summer.  The background to this is that the ECB run a very successful competition and over 50’s cricket is becoming more popular with a World Cup taking place in Cape Town in March 2020. The next world Cup will be in 2023 and the idea is that Scotland would be represented .

The outline concept of this competition is as follows

 

  • 5 regions
  • Games played Home and Away through the summer-8 games
  • Top of the table is the winner
  • Played on a Wednesday or Sunday starting at 1pm or when teams agree
  • 45 overs
  • White Clothing and red ball
  • Umpires appointed by Cricket Scotland. Match fees and expenses in year 1 covered by Associations/players

 

Cricket Scotland will do the administration and fixtures and provide the balls.

The regions would need to agree the selection process, registrations, appoint a person to manage the team selection and organise getting a team together. I would suggest that in year one regions run just one team but if there is enough demand then there could be a second team competition even if it meant only say 3 regions taking part. 

chris  Jan 28 2020 - 11:08am   
The new online tool will allow clubs to complete a self-assessment and be provided with resources on how to plan their development. If you wish to complete the self-assessment please follow the below link. If you wish to find out more about it please contact Tony McKenna on Anthonymckenna@cricketscotland.com


chris  Jan 28 2020 - 11:06am   
NESC SCIO and CLAN JOINT FUNDRAISER
We are holding a Quiz Night at the Ashvale in Aberdeen on Wednesday 19th February at 19:00 for 19:30 start. This is a joint fundraiser with CLAN and tickets will cost £15 with a meal provided. Quiz teams of up to 6 can enter. The support of our member clubs is essential if this sort of venture is to work and be run again in the future. Please get back to us on acagradess@gmail.com ASAP advising of potential numbers of participants.
chris  Jan 14 2020 - 3:02pm   
The following has been sent to a representative of all member clubs and we would hope that they would be in touch with regards to the fundraiser and the introduction to umpiring course.

NESC SCIO and CLAN JOINT FUNDRAISER -
We are holding a Quiz Night at the Ashvale in Aberdeen on Wednesday 19th February. This is a joint fundraiser with CLAN and tickets will cost £15 with a meal provided. Quiz teams of up to 6 can enter. The support of our member clubs is essential if this sort of venture is to work and be run again in the future. Please get back to us ASAP advising of potential numbers of participants.

CRICKET BALLS -
We have informed Thistle Sports that we will be sticking with the Dukes balls for 2020. We would like to avoid the supply issues that we experienced in 2019 and would be grateful if you could advise how many of the Grade 1 balls you would expect to use in 2020, and how many Grade2/3 balls? To help with your calculations, we expect teams to have 18 Saturdays of cricket (including G2 and G3 T20 cups), plus Aberdeenshire Cup, plus Turriff Cup.

GROUND AVAILABILITY -
We are waiting on fixtures elsewhere before looking to prepare our fixtures for 2020, but these aren't far away from being finalised. Can you get back to us advising of any dates that your ground would not be available to host a home fixture, or any dates when your club would be unable to fulfil a fixture?
We expect our season to start on Saturday 2nd May but ground availability issues in the City may mean we have to schedule some fixtures on Saturday 25th April. We expect the season to end on Saturday 29th August. Dates for Sunday cup matches are not available at the moment.

AGM -
The NESC SCIO AGM will be held at Mannofield on Sunday 1st March at 3pm.
chris  Jan 10 2020 - 2:48pm   
A talented all-round sportsman, Ian was as equally well known in North-East footballing circles. During the late 50s, while at Cummings Park school, Ian was a fixture in the Aberdeen Primary Schools Select. On moving up to Northfield Academy, Ian signed for Banks o' Dee 'A' and hit a record 75 goals in a season during his time with them. A move to Aberdeen followed, with Ian making a handful of first team appearances in 1968. On being freed by Eddie Turnbull, Ian had a spell in the Highland League playing for and managing Inverness Thistle and Elgin City, awarded a Testimonial for Thistle v. Aberdeen in 1982. 

From a cricketing perspective, Ian joined Artisans in the early '60s after developing a flair for cricket with the Boys Brigade. He was part of the successful Artisans side of the late '60s and early '70s, the club picking up the Grade 1 championship and the Aberdeenshire Cup, with Ian also featuring for the Grades Select during this period. His footballing move north meant appearances in the Grades were curtailed until 1985 when Ian moved back to the area. He became the driving force behind Artisans, helping the club to the healthy position of being able to field two XIs, and with the first team picking up a string of trophies throughout the '90s. Ian retired from cricket in 1999, but was a regular spectator at the club's matches for as long as his health would allow.
 
A celebration of Ian's life to be held at Aberdeen Crematorium Hazlehead (West Chapel) on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 9.30am to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. If you wish wear a touch of red. 
chris  Dec 23 2019 - 6:56pm   

24/11/34 to 05/12/19 long time player and Secretary of St Ronald's sadly passed away after a brave battle with Alzheimer's. As a spin bowler he amassed many wickets in his career, Don's first cricket team was Wick Oliphant before moving down to Aberdeen in the early 1960's both his sons played cricket in the grades too

Don produced the 100 year history of the Aberdeenshire Grades in 1984, a fantastic feat of research which has provided a permanent history that will never be forgotten. 

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

chris  Dec 17 2019 - 2:41pm   
chris  Dec 16 2019 - 11:05am   
Cricket Scotland has recently announced our annual awards evening will take place on Friday 7th February 2020 at The Village Hotel in Edinburgh. The evening will give guests the opportunity to celebrate the 2019 season, both on and off the pitch, where attendees will have the chance to mingle with our national team players as we revisit the highs of the 2019 cricket season covering the domestic, regional and international game!

We are pleased to add 5 new participation awards for this year and are now welcoming our clubs to submit applications. Our new awards are;

Communication Award
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award
Volunteer of the Year
Young Volunteer of the Year (under 25)
Ground & Facilities Award
Clubs have until 23rd January at 1pm to submit their nomination(s).

Can you think of a club or individual who is worthy of a nomination? Click HERE to find out more information and access the nomination form.
chris  Dec 10 2019 - 5:39pm   
For your Urgent Action

Dear Club CPO and Club Secretary,  

(Association/Union Secretaries for info)

Please see the following from Colin McDougall the Cricket Scotland Child Protection Officer.  

Colin is arranging courses in all of the regions to provide guidance and support around the CS CWPP policy as follows (more details below):

21st January 2020:    Aberdeenshire           Sport Aberdeen, Broadfold House, Broadfold Road, Aberdeen, AB23 8EE, Conference Room 1        7pm to 8.30 pm




CRICKET SCOTLAND CLUB CHILD WELLBEING AND PROTECTION POLICY

As you may be aware, clubs have been mandated by the Board of Cricket Scotland to adopt and implement the above policy. To date 75% of clubs have formally adopted the policy and begun the implementation process. Feedback from clubs has been noted and it is clear that some assistance and clarification is required. Given that compliance with the policy will be a condition of membership of Cricket Scotland, support to clubs will be provided through a number Regional based meetings.
chris  Dec 9 2019 - 6:04pm   
 
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