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Burnett Park, Banchory
Ex-Banchory youngster selected for Scotland U15s
Niall Critchley, an ex-Banchory junior, has been selected to play for Scotland U15s vs Durham this Sunday. This is a brilliant achievement for Niall and Banchory Cricket Club wishes him all the best for the game and for the future.
Superb Wajahat helps Banchory to victory
Wajahat Ali (134) and Sunil Chikkanna (83) put on a 225 run partnership as Banchory's good run of form continued against a youthful Huntly side. After scoring a record breaking 289 for 5, the home team bowled out the opposition for 137 completing a 152 run victory despite dropping a hatful of chances. The full match report can be read here.
The 2nds Reid Cup match against Academy was postponed due to rain.
1sts in comfortable win while 2nds easily beaten
Banchory easily defeated Crescent on Saturday at Burnett Park. Fielding first they kept their opponents score to a low total of 157. Johnny Miller taking an impressive 4 for 14. Banchory quickly chased down the runs in just 28 overs. Sam Rotheram scoring an excellent 59. The full match report can be read here.
Banchory's 2nd team suffered a second defeat in a row to a strong Academy at Duthie Park. The visitors could only manage 161 after losing the toss and being put into bat first. Dave Thornton top scored with 49. The home team then reached the victory margin after 25 overs with a strong partnership between Chundi (67) and Mahmood (53). The full match report can be read here.
1sts draw as 2nds fall to first defeat
The 1st team were held to a draw by Caledonain at Burnett Park on Saturday. The home team posted a good total of 205, Wajahat Ali continuing his good form scoring 56. Banchory couldn't quite bowl out their opponents due to a slippy ball and a solid 71 not out from Moiz. The full match report can be read here.
The 2nds suffered a first defeat of the season to 2nd Gordonians at Counteswells. Banchory posted 169, Guru Sharma top scoring with 39. The visitors will have felt they could have added more to that total. Gordonains reached the target with three wickets to spare, largely thanks to the hard hitting Seymour (60) and Mohan (39). The full match report can be read here.
Winning weekend for Banchory
Banchory recorded a first league win of the season as they beat Crathie by 9 wickets. Bowling first Rahul Maheshwari ripped through Crathie's batting order taking 7 for 20, including a hat-rick as the hosts were bowled out for just 73. Banchory recorded victory after just 14 overs, Wajahat Ali scored 42 not out. The full match report can be read here.
The 2nds went through to the next round of the Reid cup after defeating Stonehaven 2nds by two wickets. Stonehaven hit a solid total of 183. Banchory overcame a few blips to reach 184 with eight overs to spare. Ian Pennington and Sam Morris both hit 28 while Dave Thornton batted solidly scoring 27. The full match report can be read here.
Banchory in cup defeat
Banchory fielded a team of just five regular first team players but performed surprisingly well, scoring 170 a very respectable total. Sam Rotheram hit a blistering 58. Knightriders chased the total down with three wickets and seven overs to spare. It was a defeat but a very good effort from a mixed Banchory side. The full match report can be read here.
Both league games for the 1sts and 2nds were called off due to rain on Saturday.
Banchory bounce back with record breaking Wajahat
After two disappointing defeats Banchory had a confidence boosting performance against Cults-Artisans. Banchory scored 262 the clubs highest ever innings score and Wajahat Ali hit 140 the highest individual score in the clubs history. The visitors were unable to bowl the opposition out but thanks to the new rules they gained full points. Tim Wilkinson took 4 for 21. The full match report can be read here.
The 2nd team didn't have a match after 2nd Methlick were forced to scratch on Saturday.
Frustration for 1sts as 2nds win thanks to Richards century
The 1st XI were defeated by SD/QC at Harlaw on Saturday. Fielding first Banchory managed to take six wickets against the hosts eight men. Zac Crawley and Rahul Maheshwari both taking two wickets. The visitors weren't quite able to complete the run chase scoring 153 despite good innings from Hicks (34), Sunil (30) and Wilkinson (29 not out). The full match report can be read here.
Banchory's second team continued their winning start to the season by defeating Kintore-Kemnay 2nd XI at Burnett Park. Banchory set a high total of 240, with Sandy Richards scoring a brilliant 111 not out. After tea the visitors were bowled out for 114 with a solid innings from D Fyffe (66). The full match report can be read here.
1st XI beaten by Knightriders while 2nds triumph over Dunecht
The 1st team haven't won a season opener since 2008 and this bad run continued with a home defeat to Knightriders. Batting first Banchory finished with 132, Hicks (46) played a solid innings. However the visitors only lost three wickets and completed the run chase with 5 overs remaining. The full match report can be read here.
The 2nds were victorious in their game against Dunecht. Fielding first Banchory bowled the opposition out for 121. With debutant Seby Babu taking an impressive 6 for 14. The visitors then chased down the 121 with two wickets to spare. Captain Ian Pennington (32 not out) hit the winning runs. The full match report can be read here.
Junior training takes place on Wednesdays at 6.30 at Burnett Park. Please come along and bring a friend.
Junior membership is staying at £35.00 this year, though free for a trial.
Cricket ball amnesty
We are short of cricket balls for training, so can players all check their bags and bring back any spare balls. Thank you.