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It is with deep sadness that I must announce the passing of former Portcullis player Nitin Shetty who died suddenly in Mumbai last week at the age of 34.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and young son and to all his family and friends at this difficult time.
Nitin was well liked at the club and fondly remembered since he returned home to India. He was not just a hell of a cricketer but a genuinely nice guy the likes of which we are unlikely to see again any time soon.
Saturday July 11th saw Portcullis drawn away to Grampian CC in the semi final of the Johnston Rose Bowl.
The winners of this match would face a tough but thoroughly sporting Turriff side in the final. For both teams this would be a huge incentive.
Match six of Portcullis's 2015 grade four season saw the city Centre green caps on their travels to Sheddocksley 2 as they came up against league leaders Siyapa CC.
Although Siyapa are new to Saturday grades cricket, many of their players were not. In fact five of their eleven had played for Portcullis CC in the past!
Read about the latest exploits from Kay Pee's blog as he tries to find a way to get back into the England Ashes squad. Find out how he fares in The Aberdeenshire Grade Four League and whether this will earn him a recall to the England squad.
It is that time of the year once again. Winter is behind us and spring is once again in the air. It is time for men and women of all ages and stages to don the whites, dust down the kit bag, oil the bat and do those stretches.
Starting on the same week as the 2015 World Cup, Portcullis begin their less than ardous pre-season training on Saturday 14th February between 12.45pm and 3.15pm (not the 7th as previously intimated).
The pre-season training is, in fact, a welcome return of indoor nets for the City Centre Green Caps. It is being held at Sheddocksley Sports Centre. It will consist of some much needed bowling and batting practice as we once again welcome the sound of leather upon willow.
Portcullis are always on the lookout for new members and this would be an ideal situation for anyone wishing to give us a try. You will be made most welcome!
Saturday August 16th saw Portcullis take on AGSFP 2nds in The Reid Cup Final at Duthie Park One. This Final would have contrasting circumstances for each side. For Portcullis it was a chance to salvage some glory after being relegated from Grade Three. On the other hand, AGSFP 2nds, having won the Grade Three Title were in search of an elusive League/Cup double.
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Match Eight of the 2013/14 Grades season saw Portcullis again at Home. This time saw the Green Caps take on League Leaders and fellow City Centre side Academy CC.
Academy CC would prove to be a very tough nut to crack as they come into this match fresh from a six wicket victory over Grade Three favourites Kemnay-Kintore CC the week before.
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Match Seven of the 2013-2014 Grade Three campaign saw Portcullis come up against, to the Green Caps, a relatively unknown Huntly side.
Due to fixture congestion, this match had been switched to Sheddocksley 1 as Crescent and Academy had been awarded first dibs to Duthie Park.
The previous meeting between the two sides, back in 2011, saw a then young Huntly side win by 4 wickets. On that occasion they were superbly marshalled by Steve Shorten whilst his son Connor dazzled with the ball that day returning with 4-21.
With both Shortens now moved onto pastures new at Mannofield, Portcullis were now in the dark at what type of Huntly side would turn up.
Recent form would indicate that Portcullis would start the game as slight favourites as they had won their last three matches. Huntly on the other hand had lost their last three matches.
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Match six of the 2014 Grades campaign saw Portcullis host Crathie at Duthie Park. It was the second time in two weeks that Portcullis hosted the Balmoral Estate side. This time it was on League duties whereas the last time it was a Cup-tie. The other difference was that the match would be played on Duthie Park 2 instead of Duthie Park 1.
The last match between the two teams proved to be a run-fest as 419 runs were scored in 74.3 overs. It was hoped the same could happen again.
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