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March 2010 News

Race Night 2010

Posted on Tuesday 23rd March 2010 by Fraser Murray

The Accies' Race Night will take place on Saturday 27 March at the club house in New Anniesland.

It's a simple fun format: buy drink, place bet, watch race, shout at useless nag, mutter darkly as you repeat it all over again and your teammates count their winnings.

Races are also available for sponsorship at £20.

It will be a fun evening and all so come along and help to raise much needed funds for the club.


  • Date: Friday 27 March
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: Clubhouse, New Anniesland
  • Tickets: In advance or available on the door. 
  • Price: £5/£3 (includes ownership of one horse plus half-time tea/coffee and cake)
  • Download Poster (pdf)

Easter Coaching Courses

Posted on by Fraser Murray

The Glasgow Academy is again running coaching courses during the Easter holidays for any young and enthusiastic cricketer. The courses will be organised and delivered by Mr Vedam Hariharan who is the cricket professional with the Academy during the summer, and a leading overseas coach in Australian and Indian Cricket Centres of Excellence.

The courses last for a week from Monday 12th - Friday 16th April 2010. There are two different times 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 12th April - Friday 16th April 8.30am - 10.30am
  • Course 2 - Monday 12th April - Friday 16th April 10.45am - 12.45pm

Each course will cost £25.

Download Booking Form (pdf)

Easter cricket practices - April 2010

Posted on Monday 22nd March 2010 by Colin Dawson

Senior practices

Please note the following dates and times for pre-season senior cricket practices at Windyedge [at the very top end of Helensburgh Drive] during April -

Wednesday, 7th April 2010 - 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday, 14th April 2010 - 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Thereafter from 21st April it is hoped to move on to the normal summer programme at the main Club Ground [New Anniesland] with the main night this year being a Tuesday from 6pm [previoulsy being Wednesdays] with 1st XI/2ndXI training being on Wednesdays both starting from 6pm.

Junior Practices

Please note the following dates and times for pre-season junior cricket practices at Windyedge during April -

Sunday, 4th April 2010 - No practice - Easter

Sunday, 11th April 2010 - No practice - School holiday

Sunday, 18th April 2010 - 10.30am to 12 noon [weather permitting]

Therafter it is hoped to move on to the normal summer programme at the main Club ground [New Anniesland] from Sunday, 25th April from 10.30am to 12.15pm[ish] with a fall back to the Glasgow Academy Sports Hall if wet.  From 18th April onwards a pre-recorded message for juniors will be available one hour in advance of junior practice and match meeting times.  Please call 01041 339 3217 to access.

Club Jumpers

Posted on Thursday 11th March 2010 by Fraser Murray

Jumpers are now available for order (seperately from the rest of the clothing range), as modelled by Dan Scott in this photo.

Sleevless sweaters cost £44 and long sleeve sweaters cost £50.  Both are made from pure wool and are trimmed in club colours at the neck and waist.

To order a sweater please contact Andy Dodson as soon as possible (and definitely by next weekend).

Player Registration

Posted on Thursday 4th March 2010 by Fraser Murray

In 2010 the WDCU is introducing compulsory player registration. This means everybody will be registered in a spreadsheet and is intended to prevent players from playing for multiple clubs as has been a problem in the past.

Everyone who may want to play senior cricket next year at any level, including juniors, must fill out one of the WDCU registration forms by the deadline of Friday 12 March 2010. In addition, players over the age of 18 at the start of the season must provide a headshot photograph in jpeg format.

Come to the arranged player meeting on Friday 12th March at the clubhouse (upstairs bar) where we will have a supply of forms to fill out, and will be taking photographs with a view to putting player registration to bed. The meeting will take place between 7pm-10pm and the bar will be open, so feel free to pop in for a few drinks.

To return the forms electronically, print out and fill in the form, then scan the completed form and return to Neil Dowers at before the deadline (together with a photograph if you are over 18). Please save your photograph with the filename: LASTNAME FIRSTNAME.JPG (eg: DOWERS NEIL.JPG) and your form as LASTNAME FIRSTNAME PRF.JPG (eg: DOWERS NEIL PRF.JPG).

For details of returning the form by snail mail, please contact Neil at the above e-mail address for instructions.

Glasgow Accies Cricket Club Clothing for 2010

Posted on Tuesday 2nd March 2010 by Fraser Murray

Glasgow Accies CC playing and leisure kit are now available to order.  The club has secured some excellent prices and  would encourage all members to purchase at least one shirt and cap each.

Order forms can now be downloaded using the link below.  Forms should be returned directly to Laura Williamson at Scoreboard Sports, and not to the Cricket Club.

Scoreboard Sports will collate the orders and deliver them to the club - they will be available for pick-up at training/matches by those that have no outstanding membership fee or levy.

Download the price list and cricket clothing order form (1.4Mb, pdf)

Some old and discounted stock may be available at the meeting on Friday 12th.  This will be on a cash only and first-come, first-served basis.  The same membership fees/levy rule applies.

Details of the pure wool cricket sweaters should be available shortly.