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Averages & Individual Awards 2018
As clubs will be aware, following the introduction of Cricket Stats, the information for individual awards will now be taken exclusively from that source; and will be based on the scorecards as input by home teams during the season [and hopefully reviewed at the time by away sides], together with any adjustments agreed and input by Friday 21st September 2018.  Clubs have already been contacted individually where detailed issues currently appear to require clarification. The Committee also reserves the previous right to ask for scorebooks where disputes exist or figures do not add up, though it hopes that, as a result of this process, this will not be necessary.  Awards will be confirmed and publicised following the meeting of the Management Committee in the first week of October.
League Teams for 2019
Clubs are reminded that those wishing to join the Association or to enter additional teams in 2019; to apply for re-election if they failed to complete two -thirds of games in 2018; or to withdraw a team from the leagues; should give notice by 1st November 2018.  Clubs who may be contemplating merger should likewise advise by that date, producing evidence that clubs have approved any arrangement.
Depending on entries received the Committee will review the position at its November meeting, and if necessary submit proposals to the AGM on 2nd December 2018.
DM Jones
Hon Secretary

wytbu8  Sep 13 2018 - 10:12pm   

Bon Accord made their all round experience count at the Peoples Park where they added the Turriff Cup to the Grade 1 title they won two weeks ago.
In the final Bon Accord hit 160 runs from their allocation of 15 overs before bowling Mannofield out for 95 in a one sided final in which Usman Khan won the man-of-the-match award for his unbeaten 53 for the Links side.
In the semi-finals, the winners were given a scare by Knight Riders who bowled them out for 97 but then collapsed to 86 all out. In the other last of the four game Mannofield posted 130 of which Indy Yahathugoda hit 53 and then bowled out Cults for 60.

wytbu8  Sep 10 2018 - 8:39pm   

Cricket is a game that invokes all kind of pleasant memories for those of us of advancing years, which is why I am happy to support the work of Alzheimer Scotland who are promoting a series of meetings at Mannofield throughout the winter as from this month. The first meeting took place on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
The sharing of memories and personal stories relating to cricket has proved to deliver many positive benefits to the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
If your club has anyone that has been diagnosed with dementia you should get in touch with a dementia adviser on 01224 644077 and make enquires about what is on offer.

wytbu8  Sep 6 2018 - 2:57pm   

And so the cricket season of 2018 is all but over, with only the Turriff Cup on Saturday to be played before we call a halt on a remarkable season of weather and cricket.
But first it would only be fair to reflect on a splendid weekend of cricket in which the initiative of Aberdeenshire Cricket Club was well and truly rewarded at Mannofield on Sunday when a celebration of all that is good in the game took place, attracting a sizeable crowd to the area’s top ground.

wytbu8  Sep 3 2018 - 9:37pm   

The Final between AGSFPs and Inverurie of the Aberdeenshire Cup has now been scheduled to be played at 13:15 on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at The Lairds Ground in Methlick. Our thanks to the Methlick Cricket Club Management Committee for accommodating this event.

wytbu8  Aug 27 2018 - 4:22pm   

And so, one of the most competitive seasons in recent years has finally reached its exciting conclusions, apart from the small matter of the Aberdeenshire Cup Final which was unfortunately postponed on Sunday morning. We also have the first playing of the T10 Aberdeen Challenge Cup, scheduled to be played this coming Sunday. An event to look forward to, bringing together the clubs in the area for a celebration of a great season. I just hope the organisers of the two red letter days for cricket in the North-East will have the common sense, not to hold them on the same day. But that's just my opinion, I will of course adhere to whatever arrangement prevails, and cover both occasions for my various outlets.

wytbu8  Aug 26 2018 - 9:41pm   

Ending this splendid season of weather and achievement at all levels in the game with a celebratory day at the home of North-East cricket, is in my book, the perfect way to sign off, bringing together all the local partners, including Mannofield, Stoneywood-Dyce, Gordonians and not least the Grades.
The initiative, promoted by Dale De Neef, Aberdeenshire’s president to wind up a season of wonderful weather in which some quality cricket has been played will see the first playing of the T10 Challenge Cup on Sunday September 2.

wytbu8  Aug 22 2018 - 8:14pm   

In a weekend of quality cricket in the Grades, it is hard to know where to begin for fear of overlooking one of the games, competitions, or notable individual performances.
So, at the risk of offending, let me say my moment of the weekend was on Sunday at Mannofield when an enthusiastic gathering from Fraserburgh hailed their teams emphatic win in the final of the Bon Accord Cup. Liam Bowie, the Broch captain was in best traditions of North-East understatement, underwhelmed by the occasion, but said “This is a great club. I am proud to be their captain.” Indeed, sir, it was a marvellous day for us all to witness a travelling support at any cricket game. I look forward to the day when every team has such appreciative fans. The 42 run win at the expense of Gordonians was achieved on the back of team effort, self-belief and a will to win, sadly not evident in the Countesswells team.

wytbu8  Aug 19 2018 - 11:25pm   
wytbu8  Aug 19 2018 - 10:00pm   

Cricketers and supporters of Grades 2 and 3 will be making their collective ways to Mannofield on Sunday for the finals of the Reid and Bon Accord Cups on what is sure to be a great advert for the clubs in the so called lesser divisions of Grades cricket.

First up will be the T/20 final between Banchory and Portcullis who ironically will have met on Grade 3 business the previous day, giving supporters of the two sides, a fair idea of form in the Reid Cup, although league and cup performances can be radically different.

Players to watch in the Burnett Park side will be century maker Josh Crawley and middle order batsman, the reliable Carl Counsell, while Chad Abbott will be attempting to weave his bowling magic.

Portcullis are likely to be best served by Shovon Mostofa who will be looking to mesmerise the Banchory batsmen. Bob Adie who has hit form at just the right time will relish the flat, firm Mannofield track, as he will for this eagerly awaited final which gets under way 12 noon.

At 3:15pm, the Grade 2 boys take to the arena for the final of the Bon Accord Cup and will be represented by Gordonians and Fraserburgh who will put aside their respective bids to gain promotion to the top flight of the Grades game. This clash is also an abbreviated version. Gordonians have class in abundance, having enjoyed a good season in the Strathie, while in addition to pushing for a place in Grade 1, they have a junior section to die for including their Under 13 side who recently won the Scottish Cup in Edinburgh, making for a great future in prospect for the ambitious Countesswells outfit. They are likely to be best served by all rounders Indy Pandit and Chamila Perera, although there are others who are more than capable of shining on the big occasion. Their worthy opponents, Fraserburgh will bring not only a quality offering to the afternoon, but their well known sense of fair play, inspired by their ultra friendly captain Liam Bowie who could also be among the runs. Prolific scorers for the Broch Fraser Lawrance and Benjamin O'Neill are also tipped to be among the top scorers, but my day would be made if Leanne Broadley were to force her way into the side, giving the women's game a huge boost in the area. But most of all I hope it is a day to remember for players and spectators alike.

wytbu8  Aug 14 2018 - 3:18pm   
 
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