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June 2006 News

One-to-One Coaching

Posted on Thursday 22nd June 2006 by Fraser Murray

Anyone desirous of 1:1 coaching with Hari on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays should get in touch with Hari on v.hariharan@tga.org.uk or crichari@hotmail.co.uk.

Representative News

Posted on by Colin Dawson

News has just come in that Sam Page has been selected to represent Scotland at U13 level in the European Championship matches to be held in Denmark from 25th to 27th July. Congratulations Sam! He has also been selected for the District U14's for the inter-district championship matches to be held at Fettes College from 3rd to 7th July.

In last weekend's U18 District match against East at Myreside Accies had no fewer than five members in the team! Neil Dowers scored 25 whilst Roddy Kelso blasted 44 from 40 balls. Duncan Kelso had five victims [jug!] in a rapid spell and Euan Sheridan claimed two for 5 from his four overs. Andrew McLauchlan did a comptetent job behind the stumps conceding only one bye in the face of fierce attack from both Calum MacLeod and Duncan.

Summer Coaching Courses

Posted on Tuesday 20th June 2006 by Fraser Murray

Junior Courses (9.00am to 11.00am)

The Glasgow Academy is running coaching courses during the Summer holidays for any young and enthusiastic cricketer (8 to 12 yrs).

The courses will be organised and delivered by Vedam Hariharan who is the cricket professional with the Glasgow Academy during the summer and The Head coach at The Australian Sports Gateway's Cricket Academy in Australia.

The aim of the courses is to provide an exciting environment to learn, enjoy and develop cricketing skills under expert tuition.

Boys and girls from all local schools are welcome to attend these courses. Also, both novice and experienced cricketers will find the courses equally valuable.

All specialist equipment will be provided to use on the courses. The only requirement will be to wear appropriate cricket/leisure clothing and non-marking indoor trainers.

There are six different weeks for the courses, so hopefully there will be an opportunity for all those who want to attend to find a course at a suitable time.

  • Course 1: Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July
  • Course 2: Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July
  • Course 3: Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July
  • Course 4: Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August
  • Course 5: Monday 14th August to Friday 18th August
  • Course 6: Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August

Each course will cost £20 for the full week.

Junior Coaching Course Booking Form (pdf)

Senior Courses (11.15 am to 1.15 pm)

Hari will also be coaching some of our young cricketers (12 to 16 yrs) at the school sports hall during the summer holidays.

  • Course 1: Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July
  • Course 2: Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July
  • Course 3: Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July

On a couple of days, coaching could extend till 4.00pm as we will be spending time on detection and correction of faults. This will be informed on the first day of each course.

The fees will be £30 per course.

Senior Coaching Course Booking Form (pdf)

Hat Trick Mania!

Posted on Monday 19th June 2006 by Colin Dawson

Tonight's U13 match against Hillhead produced an amazing turn of events at New Anniesland. First was George Clark's hat trick aided by catches by Connor McIntter and Sam Page with the third victim clean bowled.

Oscar Mitchell enquires "what happens if two hat tricks are recorded in the same match?" Dobs replies "don't know it's never happened before and it's a pretty unusual event to get one let alone two!"

No sooner said than done as Hillhead crumbled to some excellent bowling by all the Accies youngsters. Finally Connor McInteer got his chance as the tenth bowler of the innings. All he needed was four balls - dot, wicket, wicket, wicket to end the match and amazingly the second hat trick of the innings.

Can anyone say if two hat tricks have been recorded in the same innings before? I shall be very interested to hear from budding statisticians.

With Corrie Dick previously having achieved the same feat it looks like being a busy [and expensive] end of season dinner on 15 September and we're only half way through the season!

Mid-Season Quiz Night

Posted on Thursday 15th June 2006 by Fraser Murray

Following the success of the New Year Quizzes which have run over the past few years, Glasgow Accies CC is proud to bring you the first ever midseason quiz night.

So make your way to Accies on Friday June 23rd and for the bargain price of £5, enjoy the mental exercise of the famed Cricket Club Quiz, with the opportunity to win fabulous prizes, food included and the omnipresent Ken Barron behind the bar.

The quizmasters will begin the main event at 7.30, with the bar open from early in the afternoon showing the world cup matches.

Tell all your friends and bring a team to heighten your chances of walking away with the honour of first place. The more, the merrier.

For those already working up a sweat in excitement, advance notice of your attendance would be appreciated, so that seating and catering can be arranged.

If you can't confirm in advance, don't hesitate to turn up on the night.

On-line Player Availability

Posted on by Fraser Murray

Membership numbers have grown dramatically over recent months and we have excess numbers at all age groups except, currently, Under 11.

The whole fixture position is under review and there may be plans to put out a second team on a Sunday and we shall also be looking into additional fixtures for the U18 group later in the season

As a result we are introducing an on-line "availability" section to the club website.

The idea is simple: players declare their availability online in advance of every game and captains know whether or not to call (eventually it is our intention that team selections will be published online).

It is hoped that all members desirous of selection for any team from U11s upwards will login and update their availability for any matches they are interested in playing in and also, more importantly, those matches that they know they are unavailable for.

This will help the team captains/managers to plan ahead and try to give everyone a fair chance of selection.

The availability section can be found under "Useful Links" when you log into your account.

Only senior captains/junior team managers will be able to access this information (currently that's Fraser Murray, Tommy Milne, Colin Dawson, Geoff Harding, Corrie Dick, Neil Dowers, Richard Andrew and Farhaj Siddiqui).

Please, please, please make use of this facility as soon as possible

For anyone who doesn't know how to log in, directions are as follows:

  • Vist "Log-in/Create Account"
  • Log in or create your new account - if you created an account in previous years and haven't yet logged in this year, you can use the "Forgotten your Password?" feature to get a new password sent to you by email.
  • Click "Update Player Availability" under "Other Useful Links"
  • Your username needs to be manually associated with your player details.
  • Please email Fraser with your name (or names if you wish to look after more than one) and username to allow this to be done.
  • Mark each game you're likely to be considered for as "available", "unavailable" or "?" if still unsure.

Accies' Progress Progresses

Posted on Tuesday 13th June 2006 by Neil Dowers

Accies bright start to the season has been continued from the 1XI right down to the junior section.

The 1XI moved this weekend to 95% after 6 games with a victory over Helensburgh.

The skipper lost the toss again, and was invited to have a bat on a typical Accies road. Accies amassed 232 runs for the loss of 9 wickets without one batsman passing 40. Andy Dodson and Euan Sheridan shared the top-score of 39, Andy's coming from just 44 balls. Special mention must be given to the 'one-day finisher' Andy Smith, who this season had scored 82 runs without being dismissed before this game. He added 17 before being bowled leaving a big-turning off-break from the Helensburgh pro - to be dismissed 1 short of his 'century'.

In reply, Helesnburgh crumbled to 85-8, before much strike-farming by their professional got them to 158 before he was dismissed - caught sharply by Nigel Campbell at point. He made 118 out of the final total of 170.

Pick of the bowlers was Richard Andrew, who took his first 5-wicket haul - 5-55 in 13, including the pro. Well done, Randy!

The 2XI claimed an 18-point winning draw at Garscube. Anniesland's total of 208 (Paton 49*, Milne 49, Dowers 32) proved too much for Garscube's 179-9 (Briggs 4-32, Andar 3-38) although the last wicket partnership managed to claim 2 more points for Garscube.

This puts the 2XI in 6th place, but this number is deceptive, as one good Saturday could see them jump as high as 2nd.

In Division 5, the 3XI produced a glorious victory over Whiteinch.

Bowling first, the opposition made 173, which would often have been too much for past 3XI sides. Bowling-wise, Corrie Dick snared 4-36 bowling big turning leggies, and Ross Beattie took, by all accounts, the catch of the season - a reaction grab at short mid-wicket.

Chasing, Alps made a shaky start, losing openers Dawson and Beattie early, but an almost perfect innings from Andrew McLauchlan, with David Jones in support, saw them home comfortably with 7 wickets and 12 overs to spare. Spud grafted hard to reach his maiden 50, then opened his shoulders to be 86* at the end of play 7 overs later.

The Sunday Development Team made it 5/5 by defeating Feguslie in a close contest at Accies. Pranav's half-century proved, in the end, the difference between the two teams.

On Monday evening the U18s completed a 3rd victory from 3 fixtures, trouncing Kilmarnock at Accies. The visitors' 73ao (Stuart Young 3-24, Thomas Fleming 4-10) looked only briefly like it might be enough, as 1XI batsmen Roddy Kelso and Euan Sheridan fell cheaply. Accies victory was never in doubt, though, when Neil Dowers got going. He struck 9 4s in an authoritative innings of 54*, during which he also broke Beaver's bat.

Club moral has been handed a double boost recently, with these positive results and Ken Barron's new policy of actually opening the bar helping to build the social side of the club.

Opening hours for the new-look and newly opening upstairs bar can be found on the home page of the website.

Representative Selections, 4 June

Posted on Thursday 1st June 2006 by Colin Dawson

Five Accies juniors have been selected to play in represenative teams this weekend.

Sam Page has been selected to play for Scotland U13's against Central District whilst Neil Dowers, Roddy Kelso, Andrew McLauchlan and Euan Sheridan all take the field for West District U18's against Scotland U17's at Hamilton Crescent [12pm start], all matches on Sunday. The Club's best wishes go to them.