Methlick Gala Day 09.09.2023

Despite the end of the season being upon us the last few weeks have been a busy time for Methlick Cricket Club.

Saturday 26th of August saw the annual main fund-raiser for the club, organized as ever by Liz Addison. Ladies’ day sells out as soon as tickets go on sale and this year was no exception. Players and members act as waiters, bar staff and washer - uppers as 125 local lady-folk are entertained with high-teas, singing and dancing and plenty of Prosecco to fuel the festivities. As always everyone had a fantastic time and the now famous (or infamous) event provides funds for investment into the cub’s future.

Last Saturday saw the return of Methlick Gala Day, centred around a 7-a-side cricket tournament with a Juniors game included, plus beer tent, barbecue and various activities to keep people interested. The Gala Day had suffered in the last few years from the pandemic and this puts it back on track for a somewhat bigger annual event.

Ellon, dressed as Barbies, were the eventual winners in the final against Fraserburgh. Despite the short notice of the event the sun bought out plenty of visitors and reminded all what a great event this has been.

Jonathan Barrett receiving the winners bottle of champagne from Jay Allan and the Winning team - Ellon

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Runners up - Fraserburgh

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 Not Forgetting the other teams who entered the 7s aside competition







 Finally, we should not forget the juniors, who throughly enjoyed the afternoon competing in teams, the weather was fine and made the whole Gala day an event to remember.    





Umpires Ian Sutherland(Left) & Brian Campbell(Right) receiving a well earned bonus for their afternoons effort from Jay Allan

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Finally, an update from our Chairman, Methlick CC will be touring Spain in October to catch
up with some late sunshine, 25 or more tourists will be attending  





Season 2023

With the cricket season only a couple of weeks away, members have been working hard to prepare our ground “Lairds”, the Nets were erected a few of weeks back and are being put to good use, with some of our younger and hardier members loosening up, practicing their bowling. For some of us working on the ground preparing it for the start this is a more important task, it is slowly getting there, in Aberdeenshire we get our fair share of rain, so the ground needs as much dry weather as possible.

Season 2022

The new season is almost upon us, March will see preparations of our gound "Lairds", begin after the winter months the one observation was were youngsters sliding down the embankment covered in snow with parents looking on, gear fun for all, and must not forget the dog owners exercising the dogs around the field. Fortunately the wicket is fenced off at the end of each season so dissuading members of the public and pets from venturing onto our precious wicket.    

Hi All.

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Briggs Bowl

A new season is upon us again. Methlick had our annual inter club Brigg's Bowl on Saturday. A report is below (I'm having problems with Word at the moment so can only send text).

Saturday saw the season's opener for Methlick as the two captains competed for the annual Brigg's Bowl. A sunny but chilly day was only possible with the great work of the ground staff in getting a very damp Lairds in a fit condition for a game on grass.

Tim Duffy used his experience in picking a team based on playing abilities rather than Lewis Crutchfield going for his mates and youth. The Duffy X1 was put into bat on a ground not looking to provide a run-fest. Controversy reigned as Serafimoski claimed a very spurious catch to remove opener Woodhouse.

Adam Veersema and Jamie Jones both retired on 30 giving the rest of the line-up much needed practice, Farmer Addison hitting a mighty 6 off his first ball and customarily being bowled next ball.

The Duffy X1 reached 115 off 30 overs which looked challenging given the conditions. The pick of the bowling was probably David Low taking 2 for 17.

In reply The Crutchfields lost an early wicket without runs on the board, and that shaped the innings with only Fergus Grant getting into double figures as the challengers were all out for 73.

Next week sees the start of the season proper with MCC 1st X1 travelling to Groat's Road and the 2nds at home to Gordonians. Interestingly MCC featured on River Walks on BBC1 on Monday evening with Paul Murton's exploration of the Ythan from it's source to the sea. Good to see national exposure for the greatest team in the north east.

Best regards