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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
kenny_reid@hotmail.co.uk
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 iainmurdoch@cricketscotland.com to register. Numbers are limited on each course.

http://www.cricketscotland.com/get-involved/safeguarding/support-and-training/ 

 

 

chris  Mar 17 2019 - 6:27pm   
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chris  Mar 17 2019 - 5:23pm   

Papers for the 2019 Spring Meeting of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association, and for the initial Members’ Meeting of the successor NE Scotland Cricket SCIO (6 attachments), are now available below, for Management Committee members, Club Secretaries and Ordinary & Associate Members of the SCIO, as at 10 February 2019.

Applications from Ordinary or Associate Members of the SCIO who wish to stand for election as SCIO Trustees remain open until 2359 hours on Friday February 15th 2019.

 

MrPurple  Feb 13 2019 - 9:54pm   

It is with sadness that we announce the passing away of Brian Christie. Brian played for the Aberdeen Lads Cricket Club for a number of years in the late 70s and 80s as a wicketkeeper, captain and top order batsman progressing from the second team to the first team. Brian was one half of the duo affectionately known as the ‘gruesome twosome’ along with Mike Harvey. In the late seventies when cricket helmets were not much more than a motorbike helmet painted white, were introduced for the first time, the gruesome twosome would take it in turns to wear it whilst fielding only two feet away from the batsman. Along with helmets came new bat technologically a superior bat called ‘big bertha’ which soon became Brian’s favored bat as it was the heaviest bat produced at the time allowing him to soon become one of the hardest and furthest hitting batsman. Brian stopped playing cricket to focus and excel on his Scottish Highland Football League refereeing career and Secretary for the Aberdeenshire & District Amateur Football Association.

Brian's funeral will take place at 9:30am on Friday 21st December at the West Chapel Crematorium.

Our sincere condolences to Brian’s family and Friends.

wytbu8  Dec 19 2018 - 5:48pm   

Aberdeen Umpire Course only 1 week away apply now. Please find attached documentation containing Courses, Course Tutors (with venues) and payment details. 

 

The East of Scotland Cricket Officials Association (ESCOA) T&D (Training & Development) committee have organised 4 courses in January as follows:

  • 19/20 January 2019 Edinburgh (Livingston CC)
  • 19/20 January 2019 Aberdeen (Justice Mill) - Contact Peter Redhead 07732 202349 or redhead265@btinternet.com
  • 26/27 January 2019 Perth/Dundee (Inchture)
  • 26/27 January 2019 NOSCA (Huntly CC)

Fuller details will be issued once the courses are listed on the ECBACO website.

wytbu8  Dec 8 2018 - 5:09pm   

Richard Miller has just published a History of the Strathmore Cricket Union 1928-2018 book, written by David Potter and Richard Miller with contributions from Gavin McKiddie.The book is A5, contains 282 pages with no adverts, 139 photographs of which 71 are in colour, covering 34 clubs and including two photographs of Aberdeen Grades sides which have won the Three Counties Cup. The book has a chronological History of The Union plus a comprehensive statistical and records section. There are two versions available, a standard softback which costs £10 plus £3 postage and a limited edition hardback of 30 copies, signed by all the contributors, which costs £20 plus £5 postage. Copies are available now from Richard Miller, 23 Ramsay Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2SE. or email Richard on rwsmiller@lineone.net

wytbu8  Dec 7 2018 - 8:49pm   
 
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