Defeats for 1sts and 2nds

Banchory were defeated by 66 runs on Saturday to Cults-Artisans. The visitors had restricted Cults to 163 with Ifran taking a four wicket haul. However despite the best efforts of Safee (48) Banchory fell short and were bowled out for 97.

The 2nd team were knocked out of the Johnstone Rose Bowl as they were defeated by 2nd Methlick at Lairds. Methlick set a challenging total of 197, but Banchory didn't have the batting depth to chase the total down and were bowled out for 151. The full report can be read here.

2nds held to a draw

Banchory's 2nd side were held to a draw by 3rd AGSFP's at Harlaw on Saturday. The visitors posted a total of 123-8, James Douglas scoring 33. Ken Campbell also managed to reach the achievement of 4000 runs scored for the 2nds. Banchory could not quite clinch the victory as AGSFP's held on with one wicket to spare finishing on 65-9. The full report can be read here.

The 1sts game vs Mannofield was postponed due to poor weather. 

1sts come close while 2nds win convincingly 

The 1st XI were pipped to the post in a tense encounter with Culter Curry Bon Accord. Batting first Banchory notched a total of 176 with a half century from Alex Starling (53). Bon Accord reached the total with just one wicket to spare despite the best efforts of the Banchory bowlers. 

The 2nd team got their first win of the season comfortably beating 2nd Kemnay-Kintore. Banchory scored 227-6 with Matthew McPherson hitting a brilliant 103. Kemnay-Kintore were then bowled out for 108 with Guru Sharma taking 4 wickets. The full report can be read here.    

Weekend washout
Both 1st and 2nd XI games from Sat 26th April were cancelled due to rain.

Club annual subscriptions

Please would all members pay their annual subscription as soon as possible to either the 1st or 2nd XI captains, Sam Rotheram (club treasurer) or Carl Counsell (club secretary).  Thank you. 

Club Dinner

Ken Campbell,  Bob Murray and Tim Wilkinson were welcomed as the first honorary life members of Banchory Cricket Club by Club President, Steve Redpath at the dinner on 15th November 2013 in recognition of their truly outstanding service over many years.  Congratulations to all three.