Ellon Gordon set for a final, while Methlick face the drop

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Ellon Gordon look set to end the season on a high after easing their way into the final of the prestigious Aberdeenshire Cup at the expense of Inverurie Don Valley, who were no match for a rampant Ellon side.

Home advantage counted for nothing as the Kellands Park side crashed to 31 all out, 142 short of the Ellon total of 173 for the loss of nine wickets.

Inverurie had no answer to the accuracy of Richard Greenfield who took five wickets for 20 in tandem with captain Scott White who was equally impressive, capturing four for a mere seven runs.

Earlier in the warm Sunday afternoon sunshine Chris Watson had continued his fine form of the weekend, top scoring with 46, adding to 125 he had scored in the decimation of 3rd Grammar on the Saturday, playing for Ellon 2nds.

Ellon Gordon will now meet Bon Accord on Sunday, August 24, on the wide open spaces of Mannofield where they will attempt to replicate the club’s successes of 1979 and 1995 when they beat Cults in the final of the 129-year-old competition at Allan Park.

The team had made the perfect start to the weekend when they won their Grade 1 fixture at the Gordon Park, beating Aberdeen Grammar by three wickets.

The visitors batted first, mustering 159 all out before valiantly attempting to bowl Ellon out for less.

In the event, they were thwarted by Craig White who batted for a sensible 46 to help ease his side to victory.

The weekend of joy for the oldest sporting organisation in Ellon was completed by the second eleven who amassed a staggering 321 for the loss of three in a 189 run win over 3rd Grammar, who were bowled out for 132.

Scott Middleton scored a remarkable 147, sharing in a mammoth stand with the in-form Watson who scored 125.

There was less joy at the Lairds where Methlick crashed to an eight-wicket defeat to league leaders Bon Accord, leaving them perilously near to the relegation area.

On a firm batting wicket the home side batted well enough, reaching 178 for four wickets. Steve Murphy was in great form, scoring a classy 80, while Brian Anderson gave of his best, gallantly ending the innings on an unbeaten 43.

Unfortunately for Methlick it was not enough, as the Bons stroked their way to victory to retain their top place in Grade 1.

The Lairds men now have three games to save themselves, starting with a must-win game at home to lowly Banchory.