|Origins of cricket in Methlick|
The Methlick heritage society has proof that the MCC played in
Methlick at least as early as 1899.
have indicated that the first score book shows that in that year the
MCC as we called ourselves even then, played against Kintore. The
visitors were all out for 52 and the MCC were all out for 35. The game
was played at "Lords" which we think may have been the old kirk glebe
or perhaps where the bowling green is today, other matches are recorded
against New deer, Ellon, Fyvie, Udny and Auchnagatt.
On the 20th of
August 1902 the MCC entertained "The Australians" and, in what must
have been our finest hour, bowled them out for eight runs, there
appears to be little information after 1902 until more
The photograph to the right is of the MCC at the turn of the last
Row; Dr Morrison's son, Bob Mutch, Unknown, Bob Sherriffs.
Middle Row; Aden, John Kirton, Jim Watson, Jimmy White, Duncan Coutts.
Front Row; Unknown, Alex Smith and Willie Presley.