Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

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Aberdeenshire C.C.
Aberdeenshire Cricket Club logo.jpg
Captain: Scotland Tyler Buchan
Coach: Scotland Neil MacRae
Overseas player: Sri Lanka Harsha Cooray
Founded: 1857
Home ground: Mannofield Park
Capacity: 6,000
SNCL Premier League wins: 2
Scottish Cup wins: 2
Official website: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

Aberdeenshire CC is the largest cricket club based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Their ground, Mannofield Park, is located in the Mannofield area of Aberdeen, and was granted One Day International (ODI) status for the first time in 2008.[1] The club has around 800 social and playing members and the current President is David Hays.

History[edit]

Aberdeenshire Cricket Club has four senior teams (SNCL Premier, Strathmore Union, Aberdeen Grade 1, Aberdeen Grade 4) and a host of junior teams (kwik cricket, U11, U13, U15 and U17).

At the 2008 Lloyds TSB Scotland SNCL awards, Aberdeenshire received the Magners Club of the Year Award in addition to the flag as Division 1 winners. Ken McCurdie also received the Groundsman of the Year, in recognition of his efforts in connection with the staging of One-Day Internationals at Mannofield for the first time.

Aberdeenshire featured in Sky Sports 'Clublife' series during the 2008 summer of England Test matches. The show saw the team coached by Ian Botham before featuring in, and eventually win, a Twenty 20 tournament in Windsor.

Season of 2009 was a historic season in Aberdeenshire Cricket Club's history. The club won the SNCL Premier League and the Scottish Cup.[2] This was the first time in 13 years since the club won a league and cup double, and the 1st time in its history since it has won the SNCL Premier League.[3]

Internationals[edit]

Year Name Caps
1999 C. J. O. Smith 186
1999 D. J. Cox 14
1995 N. J. MacRae 33
1994 C. J. Mearns 3
1992 K. Thomson 53
1989 D. H. Johnston 1
1987 M. J. Smith 73
1986 A. Bee 28
1985 N. W. Burnett 17
1984 J. D. Knight 12
1983 D. N. DeNeef 13
1980 D. L. Hays 3
1980 D. G. Moir 16
1978 W. A. Donald 57
1974 H. G. F. Johnston 28
1973 G. Angus 1
1973 D. B. S. Brown 19
1971 F. Robertson 44
1953 J. C. Richardson 2
1948 F. Findlay 3
1948 R. H. E. Chisholm 80
1947 T. A. Findlay 2
1947 G. W. Youngson 25
1938 A. V. Hunt 2
1936 G. T. Forbes 5
1932 J. D. Mortimer 3
1921 G. W. A. Alexander 13
1912 R. S. Clark 4
1909 W. A. Webster 4

1st XI players[edit]

Name Nat Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
James Musgrave Scotland RHB LO
Graeme Tomlinson Scotland RHB -
Chris Venske Scotland RHB OS
Callum Martin Scotland RHB RM
Calum Howard Scotland RHB RM
All-rounders
Fraser Proud Scotland RHB RM
Harsha Cooray Sri Lanka RHB RO Overseas Professional
Hayes Van Der Berg Scotland RHB RO
Wicket-keepers
Kenny Reid Scotland RHB Wicket Keeper
Bowlers
Ryan West Scotland RHB RFM Captain
Tony McKenna Scotland RHB RF
Adrian Neill Scotland RHB RFM
Rory Martin Scotland RHB RFM
Tyler Buchan Scotland RHB RFM

Home Ground[edit]

Mannofield Park in the Mannofield district of Aberdeen, Scotland is the regular home of the Scotland national cricket team and Aberdeenshire Cricket Club. It is also known as Citylets Mannofield for international fixtures.

The ground has also played host to 12 One Day Internationals, the first of which came in the 2008 Associates Tri-Series in Scotland when Ireland played New Zealand. The last One Day International to date came in May 2014 when Scotland lost to England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland get two new ODI grounds". Cricinfo. May 11, 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Dons do double by D_L". CricketScotland. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ "Lloyds TSB Scotland League Premier Division 2009". CricketScotland. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. 

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