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Web Site Work ConpleteThe work to move acagrades.org.uk to the new server is complete, and normal service has been resumed. Please do let us know if you find anything that looks a bit wonky.
MrPurple  Jan 3 2008 - 10:56pm   

Please find attached the Cup Draws held after the ACA meeting. The dates have been updated

wytbu8  Dec 10 2007 - 10:51am   
Being cricketers, you will all understand the importance of arcane facts and figures, so I thought you might appreciate a look at the attached document which shows some of the data for this web site collected from 1 Mar to 1 Dec this year. We had 46,677 visits from 58 different countries. The vast majority - over 87% - come from the UK, but there are also a significant number from the US, the Netherlands and Australia (although the American hits may be inflated somewhat by UK visitors viewing the site via their employer’s US based network – basically – all those of you who are reading the site from your oil company office at lunch time on Monday). Other countries include Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Nepal, Latvia, and 6 visits from that towering giant of a cricketing nation – Greenland.
MrPurple  Dec 9 2007 - 11:36pm   

A reminder that the AGM will be on Sunday 9th December 2007 held at Mannofield on the usual time 15:00. See attached documentation.

wytbu8  Dec 3 2007 - 11:44am   

A reminder that the:

AGM will be held at Mannofield on Sunday 9th December 2007 at the usual time 15:00

Spring Meeting will be held at Mannofield on Sunday 2nd March 2008 at the usual time 15:00.

wytbu8  Nov 19 2007 - 11:20am   
Pictures from the 2007 Grades Dinner are here.
MrPurple  Nov 14 2007 - 6:26pm   

Please find attached the Proposals for Rule changes including wet weather.

Clubs wishing to propose amendments to the foregoing must inform the Secretary by Wednesday November 21st 20
wytbu8  Nov 6 2007 - 7:05pm   
Aberdeenshire Cup (G1)       Cults
Bon Accord Cup (G2)             2nd Cults
Reid Cup (G3)                       Crathie
wytbu8  Oct 17 2007 - 2:14pm   

Please note that all clubs who wish to join/re-join, or withdraw from, the leagues in 2008 must give notice to the committee by 1st November 2007.

Also that any changes to Rules, whether from the Rules Committee or from a minimum of three clubs, must be submitted by the same date; and any amendments to such changes, proposed by a minimum of three clubs,  by Wednesday 21 November in time for Clubs to get fourteen days notice of same.

For information, the Rules Committee is currently updating the Association Wet Weather Guidelines from 1989; and likely also to be bringing forward proposals that would give the Executive a fresh opportunity to come to a view on participation in the Grades of what is popularly know as “overseas amateurs”; and the abolition of the draw [or at least the wet weather draw, which is felt not to fit in well with the percentages system], with the winning side continuing to get 30 points and the losing side bonus points as at present – 5 points plus bonus points to each side in event of scores finishing level.  Clubs will of course be able to propose amendments to the Rules Committee’s proposals, once drafted; or to vote for the status quo.

Finally, a reminder that the AGM will be held at Mannofield on Sunday December 9th, and preliminary notice that the Spring Meeting will be on the first Sunday in March, 2 March 2008, Mannofield being unavailable on the last Sunday in February.

wytbu8  Oct 15 2007 - 10:27am   

Date:            Friday 2nd November 2007 (sit down at 7:45pm)


Venue:          Northern Hotel

wytbu8  Sep 18 2007 - 9:12am   

The only outstanding league fixture in Grade 4 came to an end with 2nd St. Ronald unable to field a team against 2nd Dunecht.

The Weather played its part in the semi-final of the Turriff Cup with Queens cross and Ellon Gordon’s game being abandoned after 3 balls of the second innings. The other semi-final resulted with Mannofield getting a walk-over with Kintore unable to raise a team.

wytbu8  Sep 17 2007 - 3:11pm   

Please find attached copies of the templates to be used for submitting your club averages for this season. In addition to the attached, hard copies have been sent to your club secretaries and we would be grateful if you could return the forms before 28th September (in your best handwriting - capital letters please unless typed).

wytbu8  Sep 12 2007 - 4:46pm   

Mannofield v Kintore (DP2); and Queens Cross v Ellon (DP1) – at 1130 with the final at 1430

wytbu8  Sep 10 2007 - 12:29pm   
The committee would like to thank Sinclair Lamb and his club for making available the Inverurie home ground for Sat 8th which is no longer required.

GRADE 2

Methlick v Queens Cross

wytbu8  Sep 5 2007 - 11:29am   

Cults Mo & CoA closely-contested final saw Cults overcome Mannofield by just 4 runs in Sunday's Aberdeenshire Cup Final at Mannofield, to complete another Grade 1 league-cup double.  Bryan Alexander was adjudged man of the match for his innings of 65 which provided the platform for Cults' winning total. Elsewhere at Forfar, Kintore, beaten by Cults in Saturday's semi-final, overcame Ellon to claim the Scottish Small Clubs Cup, from which Cults were earlier excluded, having been adjudged to have fielded an ineligible player in terms of the rules of that competition.

MrPurple  Sep 2 2007 - 9:38pm   

Following the meeting of the Management Committee, the arrangements for the completion of Association competitions for 2007 agreed by the Committee are detailed below.

MrPurple  Aug 30 2007 - 1:34pm   

Aberdeenshire beat the University to qualify for the final against the Grades Select of the Malik 20/20 Cup. Date for the final has still to be arranged.

wytbu8  Aug 27 2007 - 9:32am   

The last full weekend of Grades cricket brought few surprises as Cults beat Mannofield to complete an undefeated run in the league to regain the Grade 1 title, with Bon Accord, Kintore and Ellon also recording wins which confirmed the long-anticipated relegation of Grammar FPs and Artisans; though Grammar came close to recording a surprise victory over Kintore.  As well as another undefeated century for Bon Accord’s Fazal Awan at Stonehaven, there were centuries for Ellon’s Louis Borstlap and Inverurie’s captain Tim Norval in the day’s highest-scoring encounter at Gordon Park.

wytbu8  Aug 26 2007 - 7:32pm   

The Aberdeenshire Cup Semi-Final Cults v Kintore will now be played at Allan Park Stadium on Saturday 1st September 2007 with a 13:00 start.

wytbu8  Aug 24 2007 - 2:50pm   

The Johnston Cup Final (2nd Ellon v 2nd Mannofield) will take place on Saturday August 25th at King’s College [Artificial Pitch].

The Bon Accord Cup Final (2nd Cults v Queens Cross) will take place on Sunday August 26th at Inverurie

wytbu8  Aug 23 2007 - 1:10pm   
Contrary to this weeks grades report, the Reid Cup final at Inverurie on Saturday did in fact take place. The Cup was awarded to Crathie when 2nd Kintore unilaterally decided to abandon the match, despite the fact that the appointed umpires under Law 3 still regarded conditions as suitable for play to continue.
 
2nd Kintore 134 (Sattya 37, S. Davidson 34; M. Bestwick 4-39, J. Thomas 2-29). Crathie 60-0 (13 overs) (A. Walls 31no,  D.H.Smith 25 n.o.)
MrPurple  Aug 21 2007 - 2:22pm   
There is and entertaining and informative discussion going on at the moment in the forum regarding the rules covering player eligibility in the grades, so I've added a poll to the site to see - just for interest and to encourage further discussion - what the general feeling is on whether the rules need to be reconsidered. You can read the topic here, and vote in the poll here.
 
MrPurple  Aug 21 2007 - 12:37pm   
Yes - there should be more restrictions
21% (30 votes)
The existing rules should be clarified and enforced
56% (81 votes)
No changes needed at all
10% (15 votes)
Yes - there should be fewer restrictions
13% (18 votes)
Total votes: 144
MrPurple  Aug 21 2007 - 12:31pm   

Heavy rain meant that virtually the entire Grades cricket programme was washed out at the weekend, only the re-arranged Grade 3 game at Turriff being completed.

As a result it is now likely the Bon Accord, Ried and Johnston Cup finals will now be re-scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday.

MrPurple  Aug 19 2007 - 8:53pm   
The forum is now back online, but unfortunately all of the user login and password information has been lost. I'm afraid anyone wanting to contribute is going to have to register again. Apologies for the inconvenience.
MrPurple  Aug 17 2007 - 8:11pm   
The next meeting of the Cricket User's Meeting will be at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5th September at Blades Bar in the Linx Ice Arena. Please come along if you have any views you would like to express to the City Council regarding the provision of cricket facilities in Aberdeen.
MrPurple  Aug 17 2007 - 6:30pm   
We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the ACA Grades Forum, and it will not be available until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience - it will be restored as soon as possible.

 

MrPurple  Aug 17 2007 - 5:17pm   
Yesterday's scheduled final of the Small Clubs Cup was rained off and has been re-scheduled for next Sunday August 19th.
 
This means that the earliest the Aberdeenshire Cup semi-final between Cults and Kintore can take place is now the 26th, which in turn means that the Final will have to be postponed to the following weekend (providing a venue can be found).

It also means that the Turriff Cup is further knocked back. The Management Committee, at its meeting 10 days ago, stated that the outstanding matches in Rounds 1 and 2 for which dates had not been re-arranged, must now take place on the first date available to both clubs.  Unless special and compelling grounds are advanced for a dispensation, it is assumed that the following games will take place on August 19th, :-
Methlick v Cults (Round 1) (already played - Cults won)
Mannofield v Bon Accord (Round 2)
Queens Cross are due to play in the Bon Accord cup final on the 19th, so the Turriff Cup 2nd round game Queens Cross v. St Ronald will take place on September 1st, and Ellon v. Cults on either 1st or 8th September.
 
The other two quarter finals – Ellon v Methlick or Cults, and Kintore v Academy obviously can not now take place till after the Aberdeenshire Cup semi-final has been resolved, with one of them happening the following weekend, and the other a weekend after that, depending on who is in the final. The current plan for the Turriff Cup semi-finals and final is to play them all on the same day, using two pitches at Duthie Park on either September 9th or (more likely) 16th, dependent on progress.
MrPurple  Aug 13 2007 - 4:10pm   
Another overcast day in this gloomy summer passed with no real surprises as Grade 1 sides Cults, Bon Accord and Kintore all recorded comfortable victories, while in the battle between the two relegation threatened sides Artisans recorded their second victory of the season to move ahead of Grammar FPs' one as the two sides met at the Duthie Park, and W Ali recorded the day's only century in Banchory's high-scording draw against Ellon.
wytbu8  Aug 12 2007 - 9:59pm   

The Bon Accord Cup Final between 2nd Cults and Queens Cross has been re-arranged to be played on Sunday 19th August at Burnett Park, Banchory.

Many Thanks to Banchory CC for hosting this venue

wytbu8  Aug 10 2007 - 12:15pm   
 
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