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Now that winter is all too quickly spreading it’s all familiar blanket of cold around the area, it’s nice to report on something good, and positive about the game of cricket, taking place in warmer parts of the world.
 
Not only are England successfully wrapping up their three-match series in Sri Lanka, but we also have a young cricketer making her way in the world game, albeit on the other side of the globe.
 
Just in case you haven’t been following the fortunes of England’s women in the T20 World Cup, it may just have escaped your notice that Heather Knight’s young team, not only got to the final, but were helped along the way by a young lady, born and bred in Huntly.
 
Kirstie Gordon (22) a right handed bat, and left arm slow bowler, played her part, taking three wickets in one of the early games of the tournament, earning her the “man of the match” award in the process.
 
Kirstie is in fact well known to those at Cricket Scotland, having played in the qualifiers for Scotland before turning out for her adopted country. She currently plays for Loughborough, but one day, according to the young lady herself hopes to be back playing for Scotland in the not too distant future. In the meantime, she is happy to show off her silver medal, won in the West Indies.
 
If that doesn’t put a smile on your face on this first week of real winter chills, then I don’t know what will.

By Jack Nixon
wytbu8  Nov 26 2018 - 6:02pm   
The 14-day deadline for circulation of AGM papers has now been reached, and a formal response from OSCR to the proposal to constitute the NE Scotland Cricket SCIO has yet to be received.
 
In light of this, and feedback from some member clubs that more time should be allowed for consideration of the draft SCIO operational rules, including changes to playing conditions, the interim SCIO trustees have decided that – as intimated in the President’s previous circular – the formal process for migration to the new model, be put back to what would have been the Spring Meeting of the Association at the end of February 2019.
 
A full presentation on the revised schedule will be given at the AGM on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 3:00pm but principal changes of date/issues are as follows:
wytbu8  Nov 19 2018 - 11:28pm   
And so, another great night of entertainment, and catching up with old friends, is confined to the history books, leaving nothing but good memories of a well organised event, thanks to all the hard work of the committee.

In particular I would single out Tariq Butt, and Ian Stephen for their Herculean efforts in pulling it all together.

For of us who were privileged to be guests of the ACA Grades, it was a great pleasure to be able to participate in your celebrations, and see you pick up your hard won awards, including my own two, the junior one and the Press Player of the Year.

For your information, I shall have one more year of presenting the Junior of the Year Award, unless of course, I can be persuaded to carry my bat into my 80th year in 2020. We'll see about that one!
In the meantime, thank you for all your support over the season. It has been a genuine joy to be able to write about the game at all levels, both on your website, and through the good offices of the Aberdeen Press and Journal, and its sister paper the Evening Express.

Enjoy your winter break, but remember to turn out for the AGM on Sunday 2nd December 2018. It promises to be a big occasion for the Grades game. You owe it to yourselves to be there, indeed the long term future of the sport is on the line, but then it's none of my business, although I care deeply about where the game goes, and therefore hope my intrusion is helpful.

By Jack Nixon, Cricket Writer.
wytbu8  Nov 12 2018 - 9:04pm   
Link to 2018 Grades Dinner Photo Album Click Here
wytbu8  Nov 11 2018 - 6:53pm   

NE Scotland Cricket SCIO – The next steps
Further to the President’s previous circular, the following further five documents are now circulated:

wytbu8  Nov 4 2018 - 5:05pm   

Our belated condolence to Dennis Pratt’s family and friends Dennis passed away at the end of July 2018, he was one of the founder members of Methlick Cricket Club where he not only helped during the construction of the cricket ground but could be relied on to help with the ongoing maintenance of the Lairds ground. Dennis will be sorely missed by his family, friends and a sad loss to the club.

wytbu8  Nov 3 2018 - 6:54pm   

The next meeting of the newly formed Cricket Memories group will be held at Mannofield on Wednesday 7th November at 2:00pm.

The group was set up to help people living with dementia, welcomes anyone who has been diagnosed to come along and share their cricket memories.

Further information can be obtained by ringing Lesley Gray (Dementia Adviser) on 07769 366201. I am happy to say, I will be present to share my memories and experiences

By Jack Nixon 

wytbu8  Oct 29 2018 - 2:15pm   

Clubs are reminded to provide provide this information before the 2018 AGM 

The http://www.cricketscotland.com/support-clubs/policies-and-templates/ link will take you to a number of documents and templates that are available from the Cricket Scotland web site to assist with the governance documentation required for your club.

In particular, we would direct you towards the template that can be used to create a club constitution document. ACA rule 3 requires clubs to have a club constitution documentation in place, and in the unlikely event that you do not have this documentation, or if it has not been reviewed for a lengthy period of time, you may wish to copy, paste and edit it to suit your needs. 

 

wytbu8  Oct 24 2018 - 6:02pm   

The following list of juniors from a range of clubs is the one from which the 2018 Junior of the Year Award will be announced at the Grades Annual Dinner and Prize Giving on Friday 9th November 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Westhill - Leanne Broadley (Fraserburgh), Aayush Das (Gordonians), Ross Fraser (Ellon Gordon), Adi Hegde (Gordonians), Joseph Horne (Mannofield), Robert Kennedy (Methlick), Stuart Lister (Stoneywood-Dyce), and Ken Yahathugoda (Mannofield).

This year the award will be called the Hayden Barrett Cup in memory of an Ellon Gordon stalwart who recently passed away after 44 years of promoting junior cricket at the club.

I am very grateful to all those clubs who were able to respond to this initiative, including those who were unable to nominate a junior, but promising to look to the future in the hope of putting forward a junior next year.

By Jack Nixon 

wytbu8  Oct 23 2018 - 7:10pm   

Aberdeenshire Cup (G1) ------ Inverurie

Bon Accord Cup (G2) ------ Fraserburgh

Reid Cup (G3) ------ Banchory

Bain Cup (G1 League) ------ Bon Accord

Junior League Cup (G2 League) ------ Ellon Gordon

Ross Cup (G3 League) ------ Banchory

Thompson Shield (Double) ------ Banchory

Turriff Cup (T20) ------ Bon Accord

Walker Cup (G1 Batting) ------ K. Anand (AGSFPs)

Urquhart Cup (G1 Bowling) ------ F. Awan (Bon Accord)

Dor Nor Cup (G2 Batting) ------ S. Davies (Ellon Gordon)

Porter Cup (G2 Bowling) ------ P. O’Neill (Fraserburgh)

Donald Cup (G3 Batting) ------ J. Crawley (Banchory)

Morrison Cup (G3 Bowling) ------ S. Joseph (2nd Grampian)

Wilson Cup (wkt-keeping) ------ R. Majeed (Knight Riders)

Abdul Hayee Cup (u18 Batting) ------ A. Das (Gordonians)

Jamila Akhtar Cup (u18 Bowling) ------ C. Abbott (Banchory)

Thistle Sports Trophy (7’s) ------ Stoneywood-Dyce

Duncan Cup (7’s) ------ Bon Accord

Man of the Match Awards:

Aberdeenshire Cup (G1) ------ G. Coutts (Inverurie)

Bon Accord Cup (G2) ------ C. Gospel (Fraserburgh)

Reid Cup (G3) ------ S. Rotherham (Banchory)

Turriff Cup (T20) ------ U. Khan (Bon Accord)

Thistle Sports Trophy (7’s) ------ J. King (Stoneywood-Dyce)

Duncan Cup (7’s) ------ F. Awan (Bon Accord)

Team Fair Play Award:

Grade 1 ------ Mannofield/Inverurie

Grade 2 ------ 2nd AGSFPs

Grade 3 ------ 2nd Methlick 

wytbu8  Oct 19 2018 - 7:58pm   
 
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