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
Runners up - Fraserburgh
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
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