Ellon Gordon Cricket Club’s season ended last Saturday but not in the manner in which they would have liked, writes Ean Mackie.
They had to scratch from the Grade 1 encounter with Bon Accord but this was at the third attempt to play the game.
The fixture had been carried forward from earlier in the season. The first attempt was abandoned just a few overs into the second innings, by the time the game was to be played the following weekend Bon Accord understood they had lost an appeal in which they were involved, meaning they could no longer win Grade 1.
The sides attempted to play a 20/20 which was subsequently rained off...only for Ellon to be informed the following week that the game still had to be played as Bon Accord’s earlier information had been incorrect.
Ellon had to scratch as they were unable to raise a side which resulted in them dropping down to fourth position in Grade 1 due to the fact they didn’t add to their points total but had in effect played another game.
So, after having won the Aberdeenshire Cup for the third time in their history, only a week or two ago the season ended in rather a sour note. Altogether the 1st XI played 17 games winning 12 and losing five.
In the process, they scored 2178 runs for the loss of 116 wickets at an average of 18.78 runs per wicket. Meanwhile, they conceded 2058 runs whilst capturing 160 wickets at a cost of 12.86 runs per wicket.
To finalise what in the end turned out to be a good season, skipper Scott White has rounded off by winning both 1st team trophies on offer. He won the Moir Cup for batting, for only the second time, and the Fenton Cup for bowling, for the third time.