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Please note: With immediate effect ALL Correspondence for the ACA Grades is to be directed to (note 2 ss in and NOT to Individuals on the ACA Committee. Your ACA Committee members have access to this new email address. Many thanks

wytbu8  Apr 10 2018 - 8:22pm   


wytbu8  Apr 10 2018 - 9:21am   


It has been raised at several forums that the lack of practice facilities in Aberdeen may be hampering the development of local players in the Aberdeen area, with clubs potentially losing players because of this…...SDCC want to help local clubs by offering the use of our facilities.

wytbu8  Apr 3 2018 - 9:32pm   

Update: Thistle Sports (29-31 Rose Street, tel.:01224 620100) have advised the following “Grades ball should be in stock shortly. We would be happy to put a deal together for Grade 1 teams and their need for pitch markers. If they all agree to the same type and give us the order we should be able to get a discount. We would expect to be at least as good as the best online price hopefully better”. 

Also, see attached diagram showing how to mark up 30 yard inner circle.

At the 2018 ACA Spring Meeting it was agreed that it would be mandatory for
ALL clubs to have at least £5m of Public Liability Insurance. Also for the requirement of the Inner Circle Disk Markings, which would be mandatory for Grade 1 and in ALL cup competitions.

To assist clubs a member of your ACA Grades Committee was tasked into looking at options that were available for recommending Club Insurance and for Inner Circle Disk Markings. When searching for public liability insurance a number of online query forms were completed but found many quotation pages taking a considerable amount of time to work through, Sadly, no response was forthcoming from any of the online query forms, and whilst it would be great to give clubs a range of names to contact, we can only really advise on the 2 noted below for Public Liability Insurance. With regards to the Fielding Circle Discs, NetWorldSports do seem to be comfortably the cheapest that appear on the first page of a google search, so we leave it to the clubs to look elsewhere if they wish.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE  The quote is done online and takes a couple of minutes. It is based on the number of teams, so for most Grades clubs, quite cheap. The ACA require a minimum £5m public liability, and this may well cost less than £60. The more you add to the policy, the more you pay.

The Cricket Scotland partner insurer is Marshall Wooldridge. They can be contacted through  Their quotation form is attached if you want to get a comparative quote.

Prior to the start of the season, all clubs must email a copy or scan of their insurance document to

NO Insurance Document = NO cricket!

It is the responsibility of the HOME side to have the fielding circle in place before the start time for their match. The discs are available from numerous other online suppliers.

wytbu8  Mar 30 2018 - 1:31pm   

Firstly, apologise for the slightly short notice but we have been able to secure two Groundsman Pre-season Workshops in April that will be open to all clubs. Details as follows:

wytbu8  Mar 28 2018 - 3:41pm   

The 2 x T20 Scotland v Pakistan are still available. Dates are Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June 2018 - See Link

wytbu8  Mar 27 2018 - 12:04pm   

At a time when the game of cricket, like many other sports, is struggling to attract youngsters, the last thing needed was one of the leading players in the world to be caught cheating in an attempt to gain advantage in a test match.

wytbu8  Mar 27 2018 - 11:58am   

Women’s cricket coaching in Aberdeen in a couple of weeks (see attached flyer)
Also, Daniel Sutton (University of Aberdeen, Sport and Exercise Science, 
Head of Cricket) is running a Level 1 Coaching Course on Sunday 15th April 2018 at Hillhead Student Village, AB24 1WU from 10.00 to 16.00. To book a place go to Any questions please contact Daniel on

wytbu8  Mar 22 2018 - 5:29pm   

North East and The Highlands Scottish Sport Fund applications are now open in your area! You have until Monday 30th April to get your entry forms in. Please see link below for details

wytbu8  Mar 20 2018 - 4:52pm   

Clubs are reminded to return the form for the 2018 Handbook details ASAP to David Jones ( and cc’ed to both Tariq Butt and Ian Stephen ( before the deadline date of 31-03-18, The form can be found in the “Contents” section under the “Downloads” section found on the left-hand side of the Grades WEB site or click here. Many thanks to Clubs that have already returned their form.

wytbu8  Mar 11 2018 - 7:28pm   

Clubs are advised to read the attached link which provides an important guideline for any player suspected to have suffered concussion

wytbu8  Mar 7 2018 - 6:34pm   

Just another reminder about the Club Forum (24th March) and Coaches Forum (25th March) coming up next weekend.
These are great opportunities to learn from leaders in their respect fields, share best practice and network. They are free for Cricket Scotland member clubs so I encourage you take advantage of the opportunity.
Please feel free to share with your networks as well. Links below to the registration process.

Club Forum – Saturday 24th March

Coaches Forum – Sunday 25
th March

Any questions, please get in touch
Ian Sandbrook Head of Participation
+44 (0)131 313 7426  m: +44 (0)7584232795

wytbu8  Mar 6 2018 - 2:05pm   

Please find attached notification from Cricket Scotland of their AGM scheduled for Thursday 12th April 2018.

wytbu8  Mar 2 2018 - 7:04pm   

The new season may yet be two months away, but already there is a spring in the step of those who run the game at both the local level and the ruling body in Edinburgh where Cricket Scotland is proving to be a willing ally of all that goes on in the sport in the Aberdeen area.

wytbu8  Feb 27 2018 - 3:45pm   

Attached, is the first draft of the league fixtures for 2018 [2018 Fixture Draft]. The cup draws have also been made – initial and reserve dates for these will be notified following notification by Cricket Scotland of the dates for national competitions.

wytbu8  Feb 25 2018 - 9:33pm   

Clubs are requested to inform both David Jones ( and Tariq Butt ( of your Club sponsor (if any)  for the 2018 Season

wytbu8  Feb 24 2018 - 5:46pm   

Please find attached 3 Job opportunities with Cricket Scotland

wytbu8  Feb 23 2018 - 2:01pm   

Club representatives attending the Captains Meeting and the Spring Meeting are advised to leave plenty of time to find parking as Aberdeen are playing Celtic at 13:30 and therefore it is envisaged that parking will be challenging. Please note that the “CONSTITUTION of the North East Scotland Cricket SCIO” document is now attached to the notification below.

wytbu8  Feb 20 2018 - 10:23pm   

The fixtures are now being compiled for the 2018 season, therefore clubs are reminded to urgently advise David Jones (ACA Secretary - of any dates that your ground may be unavailable during the season. Our thanks to the clubs that have already responded.

wytbu8  Feb 18 2018 - 1:41pm   

Your ACA Management Committee are delighted to announce the return of Ronni Irani (England, Essex, Lancashire) as our Guest Speaker for the ACA Grades Dinner & Awards ceremony scheduled for Friday 9th November 2018

wytbu8  Feb 15 2018 - 11:40am   

Please find attached copies of the relevant ACA Annual Spring Meeting papers and a Map of the venue 
As previously intimated, the Spring General Meeting of the Association, preceded by a meeting for Club representatives and team captains, will take place in Room C11, Taylor Building, University of Aberdeen, on Sunday February 25th 2018 at 2:00pm.  Please note the changed time and location for this meeting.
NB The Team Captains meeting will start at 2:00pm with the main Spring Meeting with Club Secretaries/Representatives at 3:00pm

wytbu8  Feb 15 2018 - 9:38am   

Aberdeenshire Cup
A  Academy v Stoneywood-Dyce
B  Grampian v AGSFPs

wytbu8  Feb 12 2018 - 10:23pm   

Cricket Scotland is launching an initiative to stimulate and encourage innovation and enterprise across cricket: #muchmorethancricket

wytbu8  Feb 5 2018 - 7:52pm   

The AGM of the Aberdeen City/Shire Cricket Development Group will take place at Countesswells (the home of Gordonians CC) on Wednesday 7th February 2018 from 1830-20:00hours. The agenda and associated papers are now attached.
Clubs within the Grades family are invited to send along representatives to learn about ongoing activities and help shape the immediate future in the age-group cricket space.

wytbu8  Jan 18 2018 - 9:05pm   
You will recall that at the ACA 2017 AGM it was agreed that a meeting would be arranged with Club representatives to discuss the composition of Grades 2 & 3 for the 2018 season and beyond. The meeting will take place on Sunday 28th January starting 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club (Mannofield) in the Bradman Suite. Clubs are invited to send ONE representative. If any club representative is not able to attend please feel free to put your club thoughts to Ben Webb ( as he will be chairing the meeting.

Please note an email has been sent to your relative club secretary

wytbu8  Jan 10 2018 - 10:31pm   
Sheddocksley Sports centre, Aberdeen is booked from January 12th to March 30th 7-9pm, all Fridays for Aberdeen City and Shire training for players aged between 12-16.

Players nominated by clubs should be 16 & under as of 1st September.

wytbu8  Dec 18 2017 - 6:34pm   
Thistle Sports have some boxes of the Grade Cricket Balls left over from last seasons stock and are selling each remaining box at a discounted rate of £100 per Box of six on a first come first serve basis. 

wytbu8  Dec 5 2017 - 1:32pm   
The 2 x T20 Scotland v Pakistan are still available. Dates are Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June 2018 - See Link

e are pleased to announce that the ACA grades have secured 50 tickets for the Scotland v England match. Our thanks to all those who responded. Please find below update from Paul Macari

Please note the Public ticket sale is now live. We have sold over 600 tickets in the first couple of hours and the link to the site is It is also available from the website shop. Please share this as appropriate. 
Best regards
Paul Macari
Commercial Manager
W: 0131 313 7423  M: 07808 541982
National Cricket Academy, Ravelston, Edinburgh EH4 3NT

wytbu8  Nov 29 2017 - 4:05pm   
Bill Stables of Aberdeen Lads Club passed away on 24th July 2017, Big Bill as he was known due in part to his height but also because his father Old Bill and son Young Bill also played for the club. Bill a stalwart of the Lads club played all his cricket at the club as a powerful middle order batsman and challenging opening bowler he also captained the side for many years. Our sincere condolences to Bill’s family and friends. 

wytbu8  Nov 28 2017 - 11:28pm   

As previously intimated, notice given that the Annual General Meeting of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association for 2017 will be held at CURL ABERDEEN, Eday Walk, Aberdeen AB15 6LN on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 3:00pm. Please find attached the relevant documents. Clubs are reminded that clubs unrepresented at the Meeting without reasonable cause, of which the Management Committee is the sole judge, will be liable to a deduction of 15 league points from each of their teams in the 2018 season

wytbu8  Nov 19 2017 - 6:19pm   
Important Info

ALL Correspondence for the ACA Grades is to be directed to (note 2 ss in and NOT to Individuals on the ACA Committee.

Please Click here for Your Club Results/Player Registration/Stats etc. in CricketStat or can now be found on the Left hand side of this WEB page under Contents

Results Hotline 07910 279627
ONLY CUP MATCHES TO BE TEXTED TO THIS HOTLINE NUMBER (including Photo of Score Books or Photo emailed to All Other results must be entered into CricketStats by 8.15pm on the day of the match concerned. The Format used should be "1st team batting total with overs, top two batsman, top two bowlers, 2nd team batting total with overs, top two batsman, top two bowlers"s

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