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May 2010 News

Fantasy Cricket 2010

Posted on Sunday 23rd May 2010 by Neil Dowers

Dear Members,

Did you feel you lacked motivation to graft out an innings when you were hungover and feeling lousy last year? To steam in for that last ball when you were tired? To really stretch for that catch? We on the fundraising committee know why, and we're here to help.

Fantasy cricket will return for 2010.

From the first week of fixtures in June, you will be able to pit your wits against your teammates in Accies' traditional summer fun- and fundraiser.

The cost will be £10 per team, which you can set up through your account on the website. You will be able to pick your team, but you will forfeit 5% of all the points your team earns before you pay. Your budget will be £11 (your tenner plus a bonus £1 from the fundraising committee to you) and players cost between 25p and £2 per week (Randy will actually play for a bacon roll and a mars bar, but that's not allowed within the rules of this competition). You will be allowed a limited number of substitutions to account for holidays and injuries.

Points will be awarded for all the good things you can do on the cricket pitch (score runs, take wickets or catches) and deducted for some of the bad (scoring a duck/getting pumped). The owner of the team with the highest score at the end of the year wins a fabulous prize.

Funds raised will go into the net fund - our ambitious project for the relocation of Accies nets, to provide top class new facilities for our members as well as bringing New Anniesland up to code for full ODI fixtures.

So go ahead and pick your team at: fundraising > fantasy cricket;

Or feel free to get in touch about donating to the nets fund.

Corrie Dick's Jazz Night - Saturday 29th May

Posted on Thursday 13th May 2010 by Fraser Murray


  • Corrie Dick (drums and cymbals)
  • Ru Pattison (alto saxophone)
  • Allan Young (guitar & effects)
  • Pete Johnstone (piano)
  • Sean Pentland (double bass)


Based in Glasgow, teen drum whiz Corrie is relocating to London in September where he will commence studies at Trinity College of Music on it’s BMus Jazz course. Having reached the final of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2009 he was granted funding and resources to record his original music for Sextet.

Here he leads a quintet of frequent collaborators; some of Scotland’s most inspired young improvisers including the prodigious Ru Pattison who will be joining Corrie in London, Allan Young whose Scofield-esque guitar chops are unparalleled on the young Scottish jazz scene, the frighteningly gifted Pete Johnstone and the consistently selfless and tactful Sean Pentland who is making the trip from Berlin especially.

Tickets £5/£3, available on the door.