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Many thanks to the 7 clubs who have sent in their contact details for this season. It would be appreciated if those who have yet to send a form in could look at this at their earliest opportunity. The Contacts Form can be downloaded from here
chris  Apr 12 2019 - 9:32am   
We are saddened to hear of the passing this past weekend of Graham Innes, latterly of Ellon Gordon Cricket Club. Graham started playing for Ellon 2nds in 1978 before graduating to the 1st XI in 1980 where he remained until 1996 when he left the area. A right hand bat and an excellent fielder who bowled on occasions, he was a member of the Ellon side that won the Small Clubs Cup in 1986. Graham had lived and worked in Perth latterly, and had been a well respected umpire, officiating for a few years in SPCU and CS cup matches. The thoughts of Ellon Gordon Cricket Club are with his family and friends at this sad time.
chris  Apr 8 2019 - 3:43pm   
Less than three weeks to go before the cricket season is upon us, although the less fainted in the English County game were well and truly up and running last week.
But for me the season will not have seriously started until I have heard bat on ball at the Links, either in Aberdeen or Fraserburgh, or felt the sun on my back at Groats Road, or for that matter at Sheddocksley.
Wherever, it matters not, as I am once again privileged to have been asked to write about the game as delivered by the NE Cricket SCIO(Aberdeenshire Cricket Association) for the third season by my lords and masters at the Journals, and just as importantly by this website.
I cannot of course put pen to paper in such a worthy cause, without hearing from you guys and girls who after run the sport, indeed it's your ball and therefore your game.
Bearing this in mind, I need to hear from each and every club in the grades before FRIDAY APRIL 19 about your ambitions for the season, even if it is only 30 words, in order that I can write a preview of the season the following week.
I can be contacted on or on 07879 648953.
Regardless, of how trivial, I want to hear from you about the progress your club,or individual is making, or intends to make. I already have a submission from Methlick Cricket Club informing me that their stand out late order batsman Deni Sarafimoski has been keeping his eye in by playing darts for his local team, notching up a cool 180 in the process, proving to be just as valuable in another sport as he is for the MCC up at Lairds.
So let's be hearing from you by my deadline of FRIDAY APRIL 19.
In the meantime, I shall be cobbling together some of my own views for this great game for publication in the run up to the season, subject of course to editorial control, not least my continuing support for the juniors in the game.
chris  Apr 8 2019 - 11:05am   

Please see the new playing rules for the 2019 season which have been attached below.

They can also be found under the contents section on the left hand side of the screen under Playing Rules 

chris  Apr 4 2019 - 10:52am   
chris  Apr 3 2019 - 2:20pm   
Come and join Aberdeenshire CC for a pre-season fundraiser in the company of current Cricket Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer.

Through an interview and Q&A, hosted in the Bradman Suite at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, Kyle will provide an insight into his career and his views on the game past, present and future.

Tickets cost £15 per head including Supper of Stovies or Macaroni Cheese

Structure of the Evening
6:45pm - Doors will open
7:00pm - Meet and Greet with Kyle Coetzer
7:30pm - Structured Interview
8:15pm - Break for Supper
8:45pm - Q&A from the floor

Tickets Available from:
Kenny Reid
07812 599406
chris  Mar 22 2019 - 10:53am   

The following are the items of substance taken at the ACA Spring Meeting and inaugural NE Scotland Cricket SCIO members’ meeting held on 24th February 2019. 

A presentation was given by the Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland on current developments and future strategy.

It was announced that a collection to mark the completion of 40 years as ACA Secretary of David Jones had realised £300, the destination of which he was currently addressing.

Having consulted with Thistle Sports, and consulted the teams it Grade 1 in 2019, it was agreed to reinstate the previous higher specification of standard ball for that grade at an estimated additional cost of £3 per ball.  Existing stocks of the G2/G3 ball could be used by G1 clubs while these lasted, or re-sold by agreement to clubs in those grades.

Having investigated alternatives it was agreed that the Dinner for 2019 on November 1st remain at the current venue.  Transport from Aberdeen would be arranged if there was a demand for this. A possible speaker for the dinner was currently being investigated.

Player registration arrangements through Cricketstats would remain as in 2018.  The position regarding eligibility for players resident outside the UK in other countries of the EEA would be confirmed once an agreement was reached with the EU (or otherwise) on BREXIT.  The existing two data protection statements would be harmonised by the SCIO Board, and would be modified to allow disclosure of club contact details to ESCOA.

As the Association/SCIO would have only 26 playing teams in 2019, and was bound to an extent by previous rules, and the guidance given to Grade 2 clubs following the merger of Kemnay-Kintore with Academy, it had been decided that the structure of grades for 2019 would have to be 10:10:6.  Grade 3 would have 3 rounds of league games, with round 1 of the Reid Cup being on a round robin basis in 2 groups of 3, followed by a cross-over semi-final.  This guaranteed each side a  programme of 17 fixtures, and 18 for those clubs qualifying for the cup semi-final.  The high risk of this if any of the 6 teams failed to field a team  regularly was recognised, and the SCIO Board would be seeking to give notice before the season commenced whether, if the number of clubs remained unchanged, whether it favoured migrating to a 10:8:8 structure for 2020, with 3 down and 1 up between Grades 2 and 3, and cups reverting to Saturday, but with round 1 possibly being on a league cup basis, guaranteeing each team a minimum of 17 Saturday games [14 league and 3 cup] prior to the semi-final stage. Further consultation would take place on this. Fixtures would be added to cricketstats in due course.

chris  Mar 17 2019 - 10:03pm   

Cricket Scotland has announced a new campaign, #Beanies4BrainTumours, with the aim of raising £3,500 across the club network for the Brain Tumour Charity through purchasing charity beanies and wearing them on the first game of the season.

What is #Beanies4BrainTumours?

On the first game of the cricket season, we invite clubs to purchase customised beanies to wear in the field during their first competitive game. The beanies, designed in partnership with Brain Tumour Charity, help show your support and raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity - which is a charity very close to the heart of Cricket Scotland. Our goal is to raise £3,500 which could fund two weeks of research for one of the Brain Tumour Charity's leading brain tumour researchers to improve understanding and provide more targeted treatments.

Why is Cricket Scotland doing this?

In 2018, news of Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange’s brain tumour was made public. Since then, the community has rallied in support to raise vital funds for the Brain Tumour Charity. The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. It funds pioneering research to increase survival, raises awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provides support for everyone affected.

How can my club get involved?

To show your support for Con de Lange and the Brain Tumour Charity, you just need to take a look at the attached information pack, let us know how many beanies you would like to order and our team will do the rest. In addition to the beanies, we encourage clubs to hold a small fundraiser to raise additional funds. The Brain Tumour Charity will provide you with a free pack to do so which includes information on the charity, branding materials to decorate your clubhouse and fundraising ideas. If interested in holding your own fundraising event alongside #Beanies4BrainTumours, all you need to do is visit the Brain Tumour Charity's website by clicking this link: Hold Your Own Fundraising Event

chris  Mar 17 2019 - 6:35pm   

Cricket Scotland are holding a training course for new CPO's at the end of the month.  

It is important that any clubs with a change of CPO, junior convenor attend this course. 

Child Wellbeing & Protection Training: Sunday 31st March 2019 10am – 3pm (Macroberts Room,  King’s College, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen AB24 3FX)

The day will cover two sessions, and you may attend both or either depending upon your needs.

10am- 1pm: Safe Hands 1: This will incorporate specific guidance on the Cricket Scotland Club Child Protection Policy. This course is aimed at club Child Protection Officers, Junior Convenors etc.

1.30pm – 3pm: PVG Training: This is aimed at clubs who have not yet engaged and clubs where the person undertaking the CPO role has changed since the initial training.

Please contact to register. Numbers are limited on each course. 



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