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The semi-finals to be played on Tuesday August 1st will be between:

Ellon v Methlick (Duthie Park 1)

ATSSC v MCC (Duthie Park 2)

All Quarter Final matches took place on yet another glorious summers evening.


Ellon reached the semi-finals following a comprehensive 73 run victory over IATP at DP3. The Park faced a daunting run chase after a strong Ellon side amassed 193-3 after 20 overs. The Park's response was immediate....4 wickets lost in the 1st over and then 13-6 after 5. Some credibility was finally restored as the Park reached 120 AO..... a much needed wag by the tail.

JohnM  26 Jul 2006 - 12:27   

A reminder to all that we may lose the opportunity to secure the future of cricket in Duthie Park if we fail to engage with the council and let them know our feelings on this issue. The questionnaire specifically includes a question about whether or not cricket should be allowed to continue in Duthie Park. Refer to the Duthie Park Masterplan article below for further details.

All questionnaires must be returned by 25th August.

JohnM  20 Jul 2006 - 22:58   

All four preliminary ties in the Cup competition were completed last night on a glorious summer's evening.

The tie of the round was a top of the league table clash between the DeC Rebels and ATSSC at a sunny Links. The Rebels batted first and set an impressive target of 165-5. It was another last over decider in the AECL. Extras (38 in total) and dropped catches were to prove costly to the Rebels as ATSSC reached 167-6 with two balls to spare.

Grammar 98 reached the quarter finals with a 4 wicket victory over St Ronald on DP1. Batting first, St Ronald scored 122-7 in their 20 overs. Grammar 98 reached 123-6 in the 17th over.

JohnM  19 Jul 2006 - 12:16   

The Council is asking members of the public for their opinion on the future of Duthie Park, and have published their masterplan to illustrate their vision.

Extensive work is planned to restore the ponds, fountains and rose garden to their original Victorian splendour. Ironically they are also planning to ban cricket - one of the original reasons for the park's existance - from the park as part of their policy of moving sport away from public parks and into dedicated facilities. Also included in the plans are a new visitor centre for the Winter Gardens with a restaurant, gift shop, classroom and function room a new multi-games area with areas for tennis and five-a-side football and restoration of the bowling green.

Special exhibitions are now open at Ferryhill Library, Aberdeen Central Library and the entrance of the David Welch Winter Gardens in the park itself, to allow visitors to look at possible plans for its future development. There will also be two public meetings will be held at Ferryhill Church on Wednesday, July 19 (tommorrow) – the first from 2-4pm and the second from 7-9pm.

The public consultation exercise runs until August 25, and people are being asked to fill in and return a questionnaire, which specifically includes a question about whether or not cricket should be allowed to continue in Duthie Park. They have also joined GreenSTAT, which is an online system that gives local residents the opportunity to comment on the quality of their open spaces and how well they feel they are being managed and maintained.

Links;

Aberdeen City Consultation

Press & Journal story

Questionaire 

GreenSTAT 

stephen  18 Jul 2006 - 10:27   

I've finally received confirmation from Caroline Walker (Council) of the fees for Duthie Park, the Links and Sheddocksley on a Tuesday evening. Unfortunately there has been quite a hike in the fees.....now £15 per match. David Jones has posted a comprehensive summary on the Grades site (http://www.acagrades.org.uk/node/120).

You'll notice there is a standard charge for an outside pitch, irrespective whether it's football, cricket etc. Caroline pointed out that the aim is to introduce a specific fee for a cricket pitch before the 2007 season begins (more or less than £15, only time will tell !!!).

J Mac   

JohnM  17 Jul 2006 - 20:38   
 
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