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An unbroken opening partnership of 265 for Inverurie, featuring centuries from George Hadden and Mark Strachan, proved insufficient to stave off a remarkable two-wicket defeat by Mannofield, as the runs flowed in Saturday's Grade 1 game at the Links.
Elsewhere Cults shot out Kintore for just 59 at Castle Park, but needed an undefeated 28 from Bryan Alexander to overcome the home side; while Bon Accord and Ellon also remain on maximum points following their victories over Artisans and Grammar FPs respectively.
MrPurple  May 5 2007 - 10:41pm   

All games scheduled to be played on Links 5 where possible have been rescheduled to alternative venues. The game between 2nd Mannofield and 2nd AGSFP's scheduled for this weekend 5/05/07 at Links 5 has been postponed due to the unavailability of an alternative venue.

wytbu8  May 4 2007 - 6:17pm   

Basically, when we advised that the standard ball was "dukes special crown" we did not realise that it came in so many flavours and that one or two clubs were opting for the lower standard balls. This was further highlighted when we were informed at the AGM that the ball could be purchased a lot cheaper than Thistle Sports, and after investigation we found that the ball supplied by Thistle Sports was of a much higher standard also the retail cost was £20+ per ball which Thistle were supplying for £12.50 + £1.

wytbu8  May 3 2007 - 1:08pm   
2nd Methlick's joy at starting the season with a win was dampened by the discovery that valuables had been stolen from their dressing room at Rubislaw while the match was in progress. Five players lost items, including a mobile phone and a wallet containing a credit card. The card had £700 worth of fraudulent transactions made on it before the match had even finished.
"We in no way hold Grammar responsible", said Methlick secretary Brian Anderson. "The first thing their boys told us was 'Do not leave any valuables in the locker room'. There are also signs informing you of the same thing, but alas the players arriving last did not see them and were in too much of a hurry to put their valuables back in their cars".
He went on to warn other clubs to take care in the future. "This was our own stupidity, but we would not like to see any other clubs or players lose out in such a manner".
MrPurple  May 1 2007 - 8:48pm   
Bon Accord win 2006 Turriff CupBon Accord claimed yet another 2006 Trophy as they easily beat Cults in the postponed final of last season's Turriff Cup played yesterday at Mannofield.  Ali Abbas Malik was named man of the match for his four wickets to 4 as the Allan Park side were shot out for 102, a total the Bons easily overhauled with knocks of 49 not out from Fazal Awan and 46 from Nawaz Mirza.
2nd Kintore beat 2nd Queens Cross in the outstanding fixture from Saturday's league programme.
MrPurple  Apr 29 2007 - 7:19pm   
Three centuries and three hattricks were the main points of note in an opening round of games in the Thistle Sports Grades, where results in Grade 1 went largely with last season's forms.
MrPurple  Apr 28 2007 - 11:14pm   

DJ gets a  cakeACA Secretary David Jones was presented with a cake by T.Malik, on behalf of all grades cricketers, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.

Many happy returns, David. Don't eat it all at once.

MrPurple  Apr 28 2007 - 11:08pm   
Your Club Secretary's postal Address is required. Please could you email urgently.
wytbu8  Apr 27 2007 - 10:21pm   
Graeme Fowler (Lancashire, England)

has been named the guest speaker for this year Grades Dinner.

wytbu8  Apr 18 2007 - 4:47pm   
Round 1 Groups
Group A Cults A Stonehaven Queens X Dunecht
Group B St Ronald Mannofield AGSFP’s  
Group C Bon Accord Ellon Cults B Methlick
Group D Kintore Banchory Academy  


wytbu8  Apr 16 2007 - 5:16pm   

Turriff Cup fixtures are now available.

wytbu8  Apr 16 2007 - 5:02pm   
Juniors fixture list is now available.
wytbu8  Apr 6 2007 - 10:30pm   

The 2007 fixtures list is available here, and will be entered into the fixtures section over the next few days. It is also available for download as a PDF from here.

wytbu8  Apr 2 2007 - 10:44am   
The Spring General Meeting will be held this wekend (4th March) at  Mannofield, starting at 3.00pm. Attached is the agenda for the meeting, along with the minutes of the 2006 AGM, Jan Stander's Junior Report and the Contact Details form. Will all clubs complete and return the Contact Details form at the earliest opportunity.
MrPurple  Feb 26 2007 - 11:21pm   
After a short illness, Mike McPherson of Banff and Turriff Cricket Clubs died on Monday 15th January 2007,  aged 47.
Mike started his cricket career Banff, helping them to progress to Grade 1 before the club merged with Turriff. He continued to play at Turriff until 2006, when his illness prevented his participation.
Mike was one of the best bowlers ever to play in the Aberdeenshire grades. His pace, natural swing and control of the cricket ball saw him pick up hundreds of wickets and several individual grade bowling awards over the years. This was coupled with an ability to score runs with the bat which saw him reach the magical 3 figures on a number of occasions. These attributes, and his selfless will to win, helped both Banff and Turriff to league and cup triumphs over a career spanning more than 20 years, and also saw his inclusion in the grades select.
Mike will be sadly missed by all who knew and played with him at both Banff and Turriff Cricket Clubs as well as all who played against him over the years. All our thoughts are with his wife, four children and his family at this sad time.
A funeral service for Mike is to take place on Friday 19th January 2006, Macduff Parish Church at 1.30PM all friends are respectfully invited.

MrPurple  Jan 17 2007 - 2:07pm   
The long promised interactive map of Aberdeenshire Cricket Grounds has finally been added to the site. You can find it here, or in the "Clubs" menu.
MrPurple  Jan 4 2007 - 12:49pm   
The Secretary and Treasurer have been re-elected for 2007, at an unchanged rate of honoraria.

The 2007 Dinner will be held on Friday November 2nd at either the Northern Hotel or Pittodrie Banqueting Suite.
wytbu8  Dec 24 2006 - 5:37pm   

Aberdeenshire Cup

Bon Accord Cup

AInverurievStonehaven ThistleAGordoniansvCrescent
BArtisansvCCH Bon AccordBCaledonianvKemnay
CBanchoryvKintore MTMCMethlickvWinner B
DAAM MannofieldvWinner ADWinner AvSt Ronald
EAGSFP’svEllon GordonEQueens XvAnchorians
FWinner BvCults AC & CoF2nd CultsvAcademy
GWinner DvWinner EGWinner EvWinner D
HWinner vWinner FHWinner CvWinner F
wytbu8  Dec 21 2006 - 11:39am   
I’m bit disappointed that I can’t make the AGM. I’m tutoring on a level 1 course in the Scottish Borders on Sunday all day. I’ve added my stats for the amount of kids introduced to the game and playing it at junior clubs of course. Just want you to stress the point that I am there for every young player in the area and if clubs have talented youngsters even though they don’t have a junior section they have to inform me so that I can have a look at them because they could be potential Scotland players for all we know. Mark Assiter who won the junior batting award for the grades is a perfect example. If he didn’t sign onto a summer holiday camp 2 years ago I wouldn’t have seen him and got him to play junior cricket. And he is in our Scotland u/15 winter training group.

I also believe that there are quite a number of clubs that want to stick with draw in the lower grades even though some clubs wants the limited over version. They have approached me and asked for my support to get it changed. I personally think to get youngsters into the game that the draw format, doesn’t do us any justice. No 14 year old wants to stand on a cricket field all day and go home and say we had a no result. They would rather lose and try and do better next time to get that feeling of winning. I understand that its been there for a number of years but we have got to look at the bigger picture.

wytbu8  Dec 19 2006 - 6:32pm   
The agenda for this year's AGM, which is to be held at Mannofield on Sunday December 10th at 3.00pm, is attached below. Also attached are the minutes from the Spring Meeting, Financial Statement for 2005-2006, Secretary's Report and proposed changes to the rules for the 2007 season.
MrPurple  Dec 6 2006 - 2:27pm   
Clubs are reminded that the 2006 Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place at Mannofield on Sunday December 10th 2006 at 3.00pm.
Full papers for the Meeting will be circulated in the course of next week.  In the meantime Notice is given of the following proposals for amendments to Rules (20Kb PDF), put forward in the name of the Rules Committee to facilitate discussion.  Any club wishing to propose amendments to these is asked to do so not later than noon on Tuesday December 4th, following which notice of any such amendments received will be posted on the Association Website.  Any such amendments must be proposed by a minimum of three Clubs.

MrPurple  Nov 23 2006 - 6:47pm   
The 2006 prize winners are as follows;

Aberdeenshire Cup - Kintore
Bon Accord Cup - 2nd Cults
Reid Cup - Crathie
Johnston Rose Bowl - Turriff
Bain Cup - Bon Accord
Junior League Cup - Artisans
MrPurple  Oct 12 2006 - 10:37am   
Earlier this week the attention of the Secretary of the Association was drawn to comments on a local cricket web site, seriously impugning not only the competence, but also the integrity, of the umpires in Sunday's Aberdeenshire Cup Final.  These caused grave upset to the individuals concered, without whose input we would have no appointed umpires at all.
While these comments have now been removed, and a full apology made and accepted, Officers of the Association wish to make it clear that such comments are entirely unacceptable, and can lead to disciplinary action under Rule 22 of the Association for bringing the game into disrepute, with available penalties - depending on whether the infraction is by an individual or a club as a whole - including suspension, a monetary fine, or a deduction of league points.
You have been warned.

Harvey E Morrison                                                                            President                                                                                        

David M Jones

MrPurple  Sep 10 2006 - 4:51pm   
The Turriff cup 20/twenty Semi and Final have been scheduled for this weekend 9th/10th September at the Links. 

First of the games with BonAccord and AGFP scheduled to start at 13:00 and the Second scheduled at 16:00 with Mannofield playing the winner of the previous game. Both games have been scheduled to minimise disruption from the football game at Pittodrie.
wytbu8  Sep 8 2006 - 9:00am   

Kintore win the Aberdeenshire CupBon Accord's hopes of completing a full sweep of all the trophies open them failed at the penultimate hurdle, as their batting crumbled against Kintore in Sunday's Aberdeenshire Cup Final at Mannofield.

wytbu8  Sep 3 2006 - 8:29pm   
A century from wicketkeeper A Win and five wickets from Mac Ahmed saw Bon Accord comfortably beat Kintore to take the Grade 1 title in Saturday's final round of fixtures in the top two leagues.
At the other end of the table meanwhile Queens Cross fell 4 agonising runs short of retaining their Grade 1 status in their head-to-head contest with Inverurie at Kellands Park, while Grammar FPs took the points they needed to survive despite losing to Ellon.
The Grade 2 title goes to Artisans following their defeat of Academy at the Duthie Park, while Gordonians beat Kemnay in a low-scoring game at Bogbeath Park.
MrPurple  Sep 2 2006 - 10:03pm   
Cricket Users Group Meeting originally arranged for tonight (Thursday 31st August) has been postponed to Thursday 7 September 2006 at 7pm at the Tennis Centre in Westburn Park.  
MrPurple  Aug 31 2006 - 2:58pm   
Having avoided one another all season, Bon Accord play Kintore twice in 24 hours at the weekend in their attempt to make a clean sweep of all the trophies open to them this season.
Requiring only 10 points to take the league title, Saturday's Grade 1 encounter paradoxically probably presents the simpler task than Sunday's one-off game at Mannofield.  If however Bon Accord do slip up on Saturday, then Cults, who have finished their programme, will once again be crowned champions.
At the bottom of the league meanwhile Queens Cross need to win and restrict Inverurie to less than 10 points if the Harlaw side are not to be relegated to Grade 2, with the odds probably on the Kellands Park side surviving.
The other issue to be resolved is the Grade 2 title, which will go to Artisans if they win their final game against Academy.  However should Artisans miss out then 2nd Cults have the possibility of gaining promotion along with Mannofield, both sides having completed their programmes last weekend.
In Grade 4, already won by Turriff, St Ronald take on Dunecht at King's College.
MrPurple  Aug 30 2006 - 11:02pm   
The titles in both Grade 1 and 2, and who is relegated from the top division are issues still to be resolved following the final full round of Grades matches at the weekend.

At the top of Grade 1 both Bon Accord and Cults won, leaving the Bons needing 10 points from their final game against Kintore to take the league from the current champions.

MrPurple  Aug 27 2006 - 9:54pm   

Winning the toss, and electing to bat second, probably cost Stoneywood-Dyce victory as in rapidly fading light they lost to the Grades Select by 7 runs in last night's final of the Malik  City of Aberdeen Twenty20 Cup played at Peoples Park.

MrPurple  Aug 22 2006 - 9:34am   
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