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At a time when much is being made of the need for sporting organisations to get out in the community to promote their product, it is gratifying to know that one cricket club in the ACA Grades is doing just that, and already reaping rewards.

wytbu8  Oct 19 2018 - 3:26pm   

At Dennis Kidd’s funeral many ex-Anchorians Cricket Club players expressed an interest in having an Anchorians Cricket Club table at this year’s Grades Dinner not only to celebrate those who had sadly passed away but also for the ex-players to get together. Therefore, anyone still interested in being part of the Anchorians Cricket Club table contact Ian Stephen on ian.c.stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

wytbu8  Oct 16 2018 - 1:05pm   

Hello all,
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 so that I can book it well in advance.
As per last season we recommend the use of indoor balls due to the number of players and the lack of space in the hall. We did have a supply of spare balls but they went missing during the winter nets earlier on this year. There are a variety of balls on the likes of Amazon and eBay (to name two) at reasonable prices should you wish to purchase some for your club.
I wish to find out early how many clubs are wishing to attend the indoor nets so I can plan accordingly.

wytbu8  Oct 15 2018 - 5:48pm   

It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Donny Lamont. Many will remember Donny playing for Anchorians cricket club where he was best known for his consistency in batting. Our sincere condolences to Donny’s family and friends.

wytbu8  Oct 12 2018 - 4:41pm   

Clubs are reminded that the Annual Grades Dinner is scheduled for the Holiday Inn (Westhill) on Friday 9th November 2018 at 6:45pm for 7:15pm with guest Speaker Ronnie Irani (England, Essex & Lancashire)
We now require YOU to advise Tariq Butt (07946 828376 - buttclan@hotmail.com) and Ian Stephen (07775 817753 - ian.c.Stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk) 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 can be purchased at £40/head and for Juniors £20/head. Further details will be issued to Secretaries and posted on this web site in the next few days but it is important to note that the dinner will commence 15 minutes earlier this year with all being seated at 7:15pm This will allow for an earlier finish to the formal proceedings. Many thanks
AWARDS: WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE EVENING
TROPHIES: PLEASE RETURN TO TROPHIES INTERNATIONAL AT 286 ROSEMOUNT PLACE (ACROSS FROM CO-OP) LATEST BY 28th OCTOBER 2018
TROPHY WINNERS: WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP (Please Note Trophy Winners may be required to submit their score book for verification)
ALL OTHER ENQUIRES: Ian Stephen (Treasurer) on 07775 817753 or 01224 317594 or ian.c.Stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or ianthebetter@yahoo.co.uk

wytbu8  Oct 10 2018 - 4:49pm   

It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Hayden Barrett. Hayden's funeral will be held on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 11:00am, St Mary’s on the Rock, Ellon. Our sincere condolences to Hayden’s family and friends.

The following is by Jack Nixon, on behalf of Ellon Gordon Cricket Club.

"The cricket fraternity in the North-East has been shocked and stunned by the passing of Hayden Barrett of the Ellon Gordon cricket club where he has been a fixture since coming to the area in 1975.

The much respected Hayden brought not only his love of the game to the club, but also a sense of purpose, organisational skill, and a determination to give youngsters their place in the Gordon Park.

He also brought his son Jonathan into the game, presenting Ellon Gordon with the most prolific run scorer known to the 156 year old organisation.

Hayden quickly established himself in his new environment, going on to play for the first team, captain the second eleven, winning the club man of the year, filling all the major positions at the club, including being president, but most of all ensuring juniors were coached to the highest standard, leading to Ellon Gordon having one of the best under age set ups in the area, winning a number of trophies in the process.

His unflinching support for the juniors led to him having this year's Jack Nixon Junior of the Year Cup being named after him. An arrangement he was happy to accept only two days before he died.

 Hayden Barrett will probably be remembered best for his cricketing commitment in the North-East, he was also awarded an MBE for his services to the Princes Trust, underlining his dedication to the promotion and development of young people.

Above all he will be recalled at Ellon Gordon as being a thoroughly decent man, totally committed to his family to whom we send our deepest sympathy at their time of great pain and loss."


 

wytbu8  Oct 10 2018 - 4:36pm   

Thanks to a late flurry of late nominations for this season's ''Junior of the Year'' award, I now have a full house for the presentation which will be held at the Grades Annual Dinner at The Holiday Express Inn, Westhill on Friday 9th November 2018.

wytbu8  Oct 9 2018 - 9:27am   

The Caledonian Highlanders will be hosting trials for both youth and senior players for our up and coming winter programme. Any youth player between the age of 11 and 16 who wishes to be involved in the programme for 2018/2019 should attend one of the two trials below. Please contact kennycrichton@cricketscotland.com to confirm your attendance to allow us to plan the session by Sunday 9th October 2018.

The senior trial is for those over the age of 16 who have not featured in our development or pro team in the last year. We recognise there are a lot more players to pick from than we did last year and we want to give everyone the opportunity to meet the staff and show us your skills with a chance of a place in our programme. Please note that this is not a one of chance with us looking to introduce a talent scout in the area for 2019. The session will include fitness, fielding, batting and bowling with a chance to discuss your future. Please contact kennycrichton@cricketscotland.com to confirm your attendance to allow us to plan the session by Sunday 9th October 2018.

Senior Caledonian Highlanders Trial – Sunday 14th October 10:00 – 12:00 @ Forfarshire Cricket Club

Youth Caledonian Highlanders Trial – Sunday 14th October 12:30 – 14:30 @ Forfarshire Cricket Club

Youth Caledonian Highlanders Trial – Sunday 21st October 15:00 – 17:00 @ Forfarshire Cricket Club

Kenny Crichton

Performance Pathway Coordinator

+44 (0)131 313 7420  m: +44 (0)7557403533

cricketscotland.com  e: kennycrichton@cricketscotland.com 

wytbu8  Oct 2 2018 - 9:23pm   

I confess to being a little disappointed, even surprised that as at the closing date for nominations for the Junior of the Year 2018, on October 1, I have only received three nominees.

This has led me to extending the final closing date to Sunday October 7.

Astonishingly, none of the three nominations has come from a Grade 1 club, so let’s be having your names ASAP, and certainly before the final, final closing date of October 7.

Nominations to be sent to Jacksport@btinternet.com

By Jack Nixon 

wytbu8  Oct 1 2018 - 1:19pm   

The next meeting of the "Cricket Memories" group will be at Mannofield on Wednesday 3rd October at 2:00pm.
The group who were set up to help people living with dementia, welcomes anyone who has been diagnosed to come along, and share their memories of the game of cricket.
More information can be obtained by ringing Lesley Gray (Dementia Adviser) on 07769 366201.I am particularly happy to be involved with the promotion of this group, having met with the organisers on a number of occasions, and will be present at the October meeting at Mannofield to share my own memories of the game.
By Jack Nixon

wytbu8  Sep 24 2018 - 9:36am   
 
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