General Winter Hits Portcullis Preseason

Whilst the county champions are playing with their pink balls in Abu Dhabi, heavy rain and snow have forced the likely cancellation of our first outdoor practice due this Wednesday. Watch your phones for any late updates but barring a miracle and lots of sunshine practice will be off until next week. Blame Bill Giles.

Spring is in the Air

The clocks go forward this weekend, and that can mean only one thing - it's time for the sleeping leviathan that is Portcullis CC to shake off its winter slumbers and emerge blinking into the light. Or something like that.

Anyway - outdoor practice starts next Wednesday (31st March) on the plastic wicket in Duthie Park at 6pm sharp. Practice sessions will be managed by our newly qualified coach, Dave Elrick, so be prepared to work up a bit of a sweat!

Any prospective new players are welcome to attend and join in - just come over and introduce yourself. We don't bite.

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Practice Sessions

Indoor Net PracticeThe final indoor net session will be at Sheddocksley this Sunday at 12.00 noon until 2.00pm.

Regular outdoor practice sessions will be held every Wednesday evening from 6pm on the plastic wicket in Duthie Park. The first one will be on 31st March, and they will run through to the end of the season.

2010 Pre Season Meeting

It's that time of year again - time for our annual pre-season meeting.

Location : Mannofield Cricket Club

Date : Friday 5th March 2010

Time : 6pm

All welcome.

Agenda attached. Please contact the secretary if you have any questions.

Indoor Nets

  • Date: Sunday 31st January 2010
  • Location: Sheddocksley Sports Centre
  • Time: 1 - 3pm
  • Cost: Approx £15 per person (maybe cheaper if more turn up)
  • Meet: Pls meet in the car park at around 12.50pm

Friendly v. Nairn

PCC v. Nairn CC We managed to get 8 players to Nairn for this friendly. The weather was good being sunny all the while we were playing.

We had our ex captain D Bowie playing for us and two others from Nairn to make up the team.

A. Dobey won the toss and put Nairn in to bat. It was agreed that any player who made thirty would walk and any player out for a duck would get a second chance. Bowling woud be 4 overs per man on each side with a maximum of 8 overs.

Practice Re-arranged

Duthie Park Band StandLast night's practice - cancelled because of the weather - has been rearranged for this evening (Thursday 18 June) in Duthie Park at 6pm.

Portcullis Set A New Record

Portcullis has achieved a remarkable number of records this year; most players lost to other clubs in a season (7 so far, including four to Gordonians in a single week), first successful attempt to bat out for a draw in living memory, and this week - lowest score ever. We were bowled out of the Johnston Cup by Queens Cross for a truly pitiful 19 runs, beating our previous lowest score by one run.

Queens Cross Kept at Bay

A terrific performance from the team allowed us to hold Queens Cross to a draw today.

Richard asked Alan to captain as it was probable he would have to leave early. Alan won the toss and asked QX to bat.  The weather held off and QX batted for their alloted 45 overs making a score of 169 for 5.

Some excellent batting from Portcullis followed using up the remaining 45 overs, not able to reach the target but enough to take what turned out to be a rather easy draw and deny Queens Cross the chance togo ahead of us in the grade.

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