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We can only hope the weather forecast for Saturday is hopelessly wrong in predicting a downpour, but in the meantime let us take in the dramatic news of the week which happened at Rubislaw last night.
In a tense bowl out, Cults came out on top in the twice postponed Aberdeenshire Cup against highflying Aberdeen Grammar, giving the Allan Park a berth in the semi final where they will meet Gordonians.
I just hope the Reid Cup which gets underway on Saturday.
There are in fact two cracking games in prospect with 2nd Gordonians tasked with halting the progress of Portcullis who have the look of a team on a league and cup double on their minds. In the other tie at Lairds, 2nd Methlick will also have their work cut out to contain Crathie’s right royal march.
In Grade 1, Aberdeen Grammar will look to bounce back from the bitter pill of losing their bowl out, ironically taking on Cults at Rubislaw. Another piece of irony is Kellands Park where Inverurie, the other form team will be bidding to repeat their cup win of last weekend against visitors Stoneywood- Dyce. The same can be said of Bon Accord who meet Crescent again after knocking them out of the same competition on Sunday.
This in fact could be the most significant game of the day, as defeat could single the end of either side’s title hopes.
In the meantime Knight Riders have a great chance to make their case at the expense of newcomers Gordonians at Groats Road, while the other new boys, Ellon Gordon might just fancy a first win of the season at home to bottom side Mannofield, especially after the plucky performance away to Grammar last Saturday.
In Grade 2, 2nd Aberdeen Grammar will be keen to get back to winning ways when they travel to Stonehaven. Leaders Siyapa and third placed Methlick will also be determined to set out their stall for a promotion push whe
chris  Jun 7 2019 - 9:41am   
Over the next few months we are trying to upgrade the current website with a new one for the SCIO and if anyone would like to offer their services especially for creating some visual content please get in touch with us at
chris  Jun 5 2019 - 2:56pm   
Please see the links below for Coach education courses that are being run over the next few months. If you are interested in achieving a level 1 equivalent or 2 certificate for cricket please feel free to sign up to the below courses or can you forward it onto to your contacts who would be interested.

Links as follows:

Coach Support Worker: Sunday 23rd June, 12pm – 6pm, Aker Solutions - Dyce 

Coaching Children’s Cricket Level 2:  Part 1:Sunday 25th August and Sunday 1st September 12pm – 6pm and Part 2: Saturday 2nd November and Sunday 3rd November, 12pm – 6pm, Aker Solutions Dyce

For more details please contact Tony on the following details
Tony McKenna
chris  Jun 5 2019 - 10:16am   
Finally the weather relented to give all three Grades some pleasant conditions, bringing the best out of batsmen, including three century makers who clearly enjoyed the warmth of a Saturday afternoon.
So let's hear it for Geet Grover of Crescent who stroked his way to 115 setting up his side for a 96 run win against Mannofield. Also among the runs in Grade 1 was Bon Accord opener Fazal Awan who must have wondered what it was all about, having scored 102 of his side's 133, only to see Stoneywood - Dyce cruise past the total with five wickets in hand, but would have been a little happier on Sunday when his side bounced back in the Aberdeenshire Cup at the Links where they beat Crescent by a 100 runs.
Grade 3 also had a centurion in Owen Thorpe who put behind him last week's first ball duck to score 102, leading his side to an impressive 142 run win over 2nd Grampian, retaining their leadership in the division in the process.
The team performance of the weekend came from Inverurie who not only beat Gordonians by nine wickets in the league, thus keeping them hard on the heels of Aberdeen Grammar, but followed it up with a 10 wicket thrashing of Stoneywood - Dyce at Peoples Park in the Aberdeenshire Cup, reminding the other three semi - finalists they intend to hang on to the most prestigious award in Grades cricket.
Gordonians gained a degree of compensation in the same competition, easing past Mannofield by 54 runs at the home of North - east cricket.
The Countesswells side will not know their oppononents until Thursday after Grammar's tie with Cults was called off, leaving the two sides to face a bowl out at Rubislaw.
Not the most satisfactory of ways to win, but rules are rules. Grammar were left with only a hard fought 32 run win against Ellon Gordon who clearly had no hangover from their 27 all out the previous week Richard Greenfield was the hero for the losers, grabbing five wickets for 37, before top scoring with 31.
Knight Riders kept themselves in the title race with a convincing nine win at Groats Road where Cults were the visitors.
In the Bon Accord Cup there were wins for Grade 2 teams Aberdeen Super Kings, Methlick,and Siyapa at the expense of 2nd Knight Riders, Fraserburgh and Grampian respectively.
Next weekend the Grade 3 sides are in action in the Reid Cup their very own knock out competition, but more of that later in the week.
chris  Jun 3 2019 - 8:00am   
The trustees have agreed (through use of Rule 24) to amend the rules around the use of loan players to give greater clarity, some additional flexibility, and to remove the administrative need to email the Grades Secretary when a loan player is used. The trustees feel that the need to obtain consent to use a loan player from the lending club and the opposition is sufficient. Loan players should still be registered on cricketstats with the word LOAN noted after the surname. These amendments come in to effect immediately. 

The amended rules are - 
8.2(b) - If during the season, a member Club intimates that it will not fulfil its remaining fixtures, players who have played for that Club will be free to join other Clubs within the SCIO without restriction, but only once the Board specifically confirms this on the SCIO website. It should be noted that the player may not play in the Cup competitions if the player has already done so with their original club. If during a season, a Club withdraws its second or third eleven from all SCIO fixtures then, with the consent of that Club, players may be released to play for another Club in a lower Grade than their registered club’s senior grade eleven, provided that both lending and borrowing clubs have scheduled SCIO fixtures on the date concerned;  that the consent of the opposition to the borrowing club is obtained; and that the borrowing club complies with the registration requirements of SCIO Rule 7.0
chris  May 31 2019 - 1:51pm   
While the weather is a major talking point, the fact that all three leagues are turning out to be highly competitive can not be overlooked, not least in Grade 1 where seven teams are still realistically in the title mix.
Aberdeen Grammar may be the only club with a 100% record, but the claims of the chasing pack, including Inverurie who have the required knack of winning games they could easily have lost, look the best of the rest.
But to suggest this is a two horse race would be wrong, especially after Bon Accord, the champions broke their duck last weekend. I am also taken by the encouraging start new boys Gordonians have made, ensuring no one takes them for granted.
Writing off Knight Riders would also be silly, as is the case of Crescent who must still be getting over their agonising one run defeat at home to Inverurie last week.
And finally, Stoneywood - Dyce are quietly going about their business, and might just fancy their chances at home to Bon Accord this weekend.
But not for the first time this season, the focus this weekend is on Kellands Park where Gordonians will be keen to build on their great start, and with opener Indy Pandit in quite outstanding form, his opposite number Chris Watson will not be underestimating the Countesswells side.
Struggling Ellon Gordon will be bidding to re - build their confidence after last week's morale sapping dismissal for 27, but likely to get no change out of highflying Grammar. Elsewhere Crescent meet Mannofield at the Links, and Knight Riders host a game with Cults at Groats Road.
In Grade 2, 2nd Aberdeen Grammar, and Methlick, the two sides who still have 100% records, are both on the road where trips to play Aberdeen Super Kings and Grampian will be sure to test their title aspirations. Stonehaven Thistle can keep themselves in the promotion race at the expense of 2nd Knight Riders, while Fraserburgh and Banchory will have the chance to get their seasons up and running with a first win.
 Grade 3 is also proving to be very competitive where Portcullis, the 100% leaders host a game with 2nd Grampian, while second placed`Crathie also have home advantage against 2nd Gordonians, and finally 2nd Methlick can keep their hopes of going up alive at Lairds where they play Dunecht another of the promotion hopefuls.
All in all a most attractive schedule of games.
chris  May 30 2019 - 8:35am   
Rain, or no rain, we had some great Grades cricket at the weekend, made all the better by some enterprising attitudes in the so called lower levels of the local of the game.
In Grade 1, Aberdeen Grammar confirmed they will be the team to beat, even if they had to rely on the rain calculator to see off the challenge of Knight Riders, leaving them the only side in the division with a 100% record, mainly due to a sparkling, but responsible half century from Karan Anand who held the innings together in the nine run win.
But the finish of the day was in the game at the Links where Crescent looked to have successfully chased down the 167 set by Inverurie, only to falter in the run in, leaving them an agonisingly one short, but making for good cricket, at least for neutrals.
Elsewhere, Bon Accord recorded their first win of the season, although they would be less than happy with their lowly total of 107 all out at the Allan Park, but relieved to bowl Cults out for only 57.
The worst defeat was at the Gordon Park where newly promoted Ellon Gordon were dismissed for a mere 27 in which six home batsmen failed to score, while left hander bowler Jon Grant had a field day for Stoneywood - Dyce, taking seven wickets for 13.
The other promoted team, Gordonians had a much better day, restricting Mannofield to 147 for nine, before rattling off the runs for the loss of only one wicket.
The most enterprising exercise of the day was at the Burnett Park where Banchory and Grampian’s Grade 2 match got underway at 10.30 to ensure the game beat the incoming rains, this they did with something to spare, as the visitors eased home by 79 runs.
Not to be outdone in Grade 3, Portcullis and Crathie agreed their game should be a 30 per side one, which in the event turned out to be a cracker with Portcullis reaching 91 for the loss of seven wickets before containing Crathie, leaving the Balmoral side four runs short in a thrilling encounter.
chris  May 27 2019 - 10:45am   
It is with much sadness that we note the death on Thursday 23rd May 2019 of Pat Walker.  Pat was President of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association for 2001 and 2002 and played nearly all his cricket for Kintore Cricket Club. On behalf of the NESC SCIO and all players past and present we send condolences to Phyllis his wife and sons Craig and Roy and their families.  An appreciation will be posted in due course.
chris  May 27 2019 - 8:18am   
Coach Support Worker:  23rd June 2019 – 12pm-6pm – Click on the link below to book a place


Coaching Children’s Cricket Level 2: First Part Sunday 25th August & Sunday 1st September, Second Part Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November – 12pm-6pm – Click on link below to book a place

chris  May 23 2019 - 4:34pm   
Inverurie will continue their defence of the Aberdeenshire Cup at the Peoples Park on Sunday where they meet Stoneywood-Dyce, boosted no doubt by their comprehensive win in the same competition at the expense of top side Knight Riders two weeks ago.
But Chris Watson’s side will not be underestimating the home side who are just one of the sides capable of springing a surprise in the most prestigious of the Grades competitions, and still the most coveted award on offer.
Cults will also be hoping to put an early end to the league and cup double hopes of visitors Aberdeen Grammar at the Allan Park, while at the Links home advantage will count for nothing as both Bon Accord and Crescent are users of one of the oldest venues in the history of the North - east game. A hard to call one, as is the game between Mannofield and Gordonians.
It’s also a day of for the cup in Grade 2 where they some attractive fixtures, and equally difficult games to forecast, including the Fraserburgh versus Methlick at the Links where the Lairds side might just fancy their chances against the home side who have yet to kick start their season, although the spur of being the holders might just be enough to get the Broch team on the move.
Siyapa, look to be the paper favourites to lift the Bon Accord Cup, but with home advantage, Grampian might just have other ideas.
But the tie of the day in this cup competition could be the closest fought one at Stonehaven where Thistle face 2nd Grammar, the current Grade 2 leaders.
All in all, a day to cherish with thrills and spills ensured in both the Aberdeenshire and Bon Accord Cups.
chris  May 23 2019 - 4:32pm   
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