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Clubs are reminded that the 2016 AGM of the Association is currently scheduled for Sunday 27 November 2016, venue and time to be confirmed.

Although the Management & Rules Committees will both be bringing forward proposals for Rule changes, clubs may also do so - provided always that notice of such proposals is submitted by 5pm on Thursday October 27, and are proposed by a minimum of 3 clubs. A consolidated list of proposals will be submitted thereafter, with 14 days permitted for clubs to submit amendments.  Clubs considering proposals are however encouraged, if they feel it would be helpful, to make initial contact with the Association Secretary on issues of drafting.  The Management Committee will be proposing that in addition to changes affecting season 2017 a formal process of reviewing the entire Constitution in light of recent statutory requirements and to meet the requirements of charitable status, including separating out the Rules of Competition, be put in hand over the coming 12 months.

wytbu8  Oct 16 2016 - 5:18pm   

Hi everyone,
I thought some you might be interested in the below statement from Rod Bransgrove - Chair of Hampshire CCC.  Whilst it’s about the new T20 franchise proposal in England, some of the arguments made are very relevant to club cricket/recreational cricket and the debate about hanging on to longer formats, particularly below premier league level.
Ian Sandbrook
Head of Participation, Direct Line | 0131 313 7426, Fax | 0131 313 7430, Mobile | 07584232795
Cricket Scotland | National Cricket Academy | Ravelston | Edinburgh | EH4 3NT|

wytbu8  Oct 13 2016 - 2:49pm   

Please be advised that as from the start of October 2016 our grounds maintenance provider TLG (Scotland) will be trading under the new name of idverde (Scotland).
All staff
emails have now changed to   all telephone and mobile numbers remain the same, along with the companies’ postal address.
This change will have no impact on the grounds maintenance contract other than the replacement of company logos on uniforms, liveries and communications which will be rolled out over the next few months.
Nigel Spencer
Authorised Officer
, Sport Aberdeen, Inspire Building, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5HP, T: 01224 578708, M: 07788178201, E:, W:

wytbu8  Oct 13 2016 - 2:30pm   

Clubs are reminded that the Annual Grades Dinner is scheduled for the Holiday Inn (Westhill) on Friday 4th November 2015 at 7:00pm for 7:30pm with guest Speaker Graham Thorpe (EnglandSurrey).
We now require you to advise your respective Grade Representative 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 £40ead and for Juniors £20/head. Many thanks

wytbu8  Oct 13 2016 - 10:15am   

I know the season has just passed and it appears that I am pretty keen but I wish to get the wheels in motion to plan out this close season's use of Sheddocksley Indoor Nets. The reason I am posting so early is that some clubs have indicated with me that they would like to start the indoor practices sooner!

The last close season was the first time we used the shared facility and it appeared to have worked out very well for all of the clubs concerned. My club Portcullis saved a lot of money on costs as well as having more sessions to practice prior to the season starting. The feedback I got from other clubs participating in this shared venture was that this was a success and they too got greater value through this as well. The nets were very well spaced out (to my own surprise if I am honest!).

The clubs that took part last season were:
Aberdeen Super Kings

Grampian (x2)
Knightriders (x2)
On top of that the odd player joined in from other clubs to get a practice, sharing the costs further with other clubs. 
Could the clubs on this list please confirm if they wish to attend again, when they would like to start, how many lanes would they require and how often they would wish to attend.
Of course new clubs are welcome to join us as well. The sessions last year were held between 10am and 12pm every Sunday and most clubs attended around once a fortnight. By sharing the costs each lane costed £30 for a 2 hour session. Had each club booked the hall separately it would have cost £120 per two hour session!

wytbu8  Sep 26 2016 - 5:51pm   

Time is running out the clubs below have still not responded. Your urgent response to this will be very much appreciated
Clubs are reminded that your player stats are due in addition nominations for the club “Fair Play” Trophy are required, please submit your nominations listing your first, second and third choice. Many thanks to those clubs who have already submitted the above. Below clubs already submitted and those to submit stats

wytbu8  Sep 14 2016 - 6:57pm   

The ACA are conducting research on the views of members and have sent out a Survey Monkey questionnaire to many contacts. If you have not received the questionnaire, and would like to participate, then please send your email address and Club name to

Unfortunately, the restrictions of using a Survey Monkey mean we are limited as to how many further views we can take.

wytbu8  Sep 14 2016 - 6:32pm   

Please find attached development pathway and below the schedule for 2016/17 Aberdeen City-Shire Area satellite sessions which will take place at Sheddocksley Leisure Centre.
(all Saturday starting 12:30, two sessions to finish by 4pm)
November - 5/12/19/26, December - 3/10/17 2016 and January - 14/21/28, February - 4/11/18/25, March - 4/11/18/25 2017 (i.e. 20 sessions)

wytbu8  Sep 12 2016 - 8:43pm   

City Clubs are encouraged to respond and to copy David Jones (ACA Secretary) with your response by Sept 26th
NB Country Clubs are encouraged to respond to the attached document and to copy David Jones by date above

wytbu8  Sep 7 2016 - 9:32pm   

The cloud cover cleared away at Buckie to give the sides some glorious September sunshine for the first Grades Select match between the Associations for many years. Overnight rain gave the pitch a sporting look. The NoSCA side won the toss and had no hesitation in putting Grades Select in to bat. Win and Grover played out 2 opening maidens from Hough and Hussein as some tennis ball type bounce made batting difficult. A 3 from Win signalled the start of a flurry of runs, but it was no surprise when Grover edged behind for 4. The next over was eventful as Win fell after a classy 26 to the 2nd ball, immediately followed by Ahmed hitting a 4 first ball and then snicking behind the next ball to leave the Grades Select side 40 for 3. The sudden clatter of wickets had no effect on Perera as he cracked the final 2 balls of the over to the boundary. Perera put on 46 with Doley before he was out for a rapid 28. The introduction of Newlands put the brakes on the scoring and once he had Doley caught behind for 21 any chance of posting a big score looked unlikely. Pant top scored on 31 but wickets fell regularly as the Grades Select side were bowled out for 148 off 37.4 overs.
A peach of a ball from Malik had the NoSCA captain Wolton caught at slip by Reddy for a duck. Dugdale and Lednor steadied things for the NoSCA side, with Dugdale being particularly severe on anything short, but an inspired pick up and direct hit from Perera at mid-wicket saw Lednor well short of his ground, bringing the partnership to an unnecessary conclusion. Vijapur removed Duncan for 2, and when Dugdale smashed a return catch to Malik, out for 32 with the score on 44 for 4, the Grades Select side were well on top. A miserly spell of 9 overs, 4 maidens, 1 for 7, from Perera, effectively settled the result, although a patient 26 from Thomas did prolong the NoSCA innings in to the 44th over before the NoSCA side were all out for 122. Malik finished with 3 for 22, well supported by Vijapur with 3 for 24.
Match Report submitted by Paul Gray
Grades Select 148 (P Pant 31, C Perera 28; B Neewlands 3-9, J Hough 3-37) beat NOSCA Select 122 (D Dugdale 32, S Thomas 26; T Malik 3-22, V Vijapur 3-24) by 26 runs 

wytbu8  Sep 5 2016 - 12:07pm   
Important Info

ALL Correspondence for the ACA Grades is to be directed to (note 2 ss in and NOT to Individuals on the ACA Committee.

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