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August 2007 News

Anglo-Scottish Six-a-Side Champions

Posted on Friday 31st August 2007 by Neil Dowers

On Sunday 26th August, Glasgow Accies sent a side down the A1 to Berwick to contest the second ever Anglo Scottish Sixes tournament. Twelve hours and four unbeaten matches later, they returned as champions.

Led by Andrew Smith, a team of Richard Andrew, Corrie Dick, Neil Dowers, Ash Ringin and Daniel Scott smashed their way through three group matches and an all-Scottish final to emerge victorious.

On a morning as beautiful as the setting of Pier Field, Accies got off to the best possible start; Neil Dowers slamming 25 runs off the opening over of the Alnwick (external link) match, on his way to 42 of a team total of 75-3. A solid all-round bowling performance rounded the match off, despite Shazhad's 42.

Accies then took on last year's play-off opponents Kelso (external link), once again batting first. Dowers and Andrew fell early, but the two Aussies, Scott and Ringin, came together to steer Accies to 55-2. Tight overs from the Accies slow bowlers and another level-headed death over from Richard Andrew saw Accies home.

Against Berwick (external link), Accies posted their lowest total of the tournament, 51-3, headed by Scott (21) and Dowers (14). Tournament best overs 2-7 from both Andrew and the skipper Smith pegged back Kelso as they fell 10 runs short and Accies progressed.

Accies faced Gala (external link) in the final, and produced a flawless performance to ease to victory. Dowers (25*) and Andrew (30*) shared an unbeaten opening stand of 65* to set up the bowlers to round off the job expertly. Dick took 1-6, including the key wicket of Gala's main run-scorer, Meins. Richard Andrew's final over conceded a miserly 4.

The team collected its silverware as darkness descended upon Berwick. To add to the two-trophy hall, the team received winners' medals, and Neil Dowers was awarded the player of the tournament trophy for his 88 runs, (5 6s, 8 4s) and three stumpings.

A marvellous day was had by all and the team looks forward thoroughly to defending their championship next year.

Berwick Anglo-Scottish 6s

Posted on Sunday 26th August 2007 by Fraser Murray

We won :-)

More details will follow when Austin gets round to it.

End-of-Season Barbecue

Posted on Tuesday 21st August 2007 by Fraser Murray

There will be a further and final BBQ held this Saturday at New Anniesland.

The bar will be open from 5pm, and the BBQ will follow the 1XI match against Stirling County around 8pm.

Costs will be as follows:

  • Members who have paid their subs and levies: £5
  • Members who have not paid their subs and/or levies: £10
  • All guests: £5

Entry once again will include entry to the stumpy competition, or the right to spectate if you would prefer. Photos from last week's extreme stumpy are now online - but don't let them put you off.

The food this time round will be supplied and cooked by us. Since the committee has to buy the food beforehand, it would be appreciated if you could let us know if you will be coming by emailing fraser@glasgowaccies.cc as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Call to Arms for U18's

Posted on Saturday 18th August 2007 by Colin Dawson

As the cricket season draws to a watery conclusion the U18's have a busy schedule. Lying in 4th = position but only 5 points behind West of Scotland with a game in hand the remaining fixtures are Mon, 20 Aug [a] v Uddingston, Mon, 27 Aug [h] v Hillhead, Wed, 29 Aug v[a] v Ferguslie, Fri, 31 Aug [h] v West of scotland and Mon, 3 Sep [a] v Prestwick. Squad members are asked to make every effort to make themselves available on those dates and to communicate promptly with Neil Dowers who will be very busy over that period. Success in these matches may ensure that the trophy remians at New Anniesland for the second year running.

I'm sure that the team members will be grateful for support in their quest by other club members so why not come along and watch?

Today's BBQ

Posted on Saturday 11th August 2007 by Fraser Murray

All cricket is off, but the BBQ will go ahead as planned - the bar will be open from 7:30.

Dates for the Diary (Confirmed)

Posted on Wednesday 8th August 2007 by Fraser Murray

  • Saturday 11th August - BBQ after 1XI match v Weirs (Food: £10 a head)
  • Tuesday 14th August - Inaugural Greenwood Cup Final v Kelburne at Whitehaugh (6pm start)
  • Wednesday 15th August - The End of Season Players Meeting, Clubhouse at 8pm
  • Saturday 25th August - End of Season BBQ
  • Friday 14th September - AGM and Dinner

More details and a confirmed date for the players' meeting to follow.