Welcome to a new season at Methlick Cricket Club from the President, Lord Aberdeen, our committee and all players and members.

We have a new committee with myself as Chairman, being elected for a second year. My vice chair is Stuart Anderson. Steve Murphy stepped down as first team captain to concentrate on his umpiring which is giving greater awareness of MCC at a national level, but Steve will continue as a committee member and occasional player. Tim Duffy takes over as club Captain with Jamie Jones as Vice. In the seconds we remain the same with Rob Fryer as Captain and Grant Cordiner as his Vice Captain.

Charlie and Neil have been extremely hard at work with the preparation of the ground for the new 2018 season. With the continued spell of great weather the wicket and outfield look marvellous. Thanks also go to everyone else that has helped in preparation for the season.

And what a season we are hoping it to be. Once again we field two teams The first XI play in Grade II and after promotion and restructuring of the league the 2nd XI are promoted to Grade III. Jamie Jones, who work worked tirelessly with our Junior Section, has had to reduce his commitment due to other more important considerations including his degree. We hope that Jamie perhaps may be able next season to continue the good work where he left off, but in the meantime we have been registering others under PVG which has taken some time. We hope to be able to announce shortly here on the website a date when the Junior training will start, and in the mean time we welcome players of all abilities and ages to join us for nets on Wednesday evening at Lairds. For further information please contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jay at the Ythan View.

Our Gala Day grows in popularity year-on-year, taking place on 1st September at Lairds, and Liz Shepherd organises the increasingly popular Ladies Day in June. 

So there's plenty of cricket and post-match analysis over refreshments at The View, and many events through the year.

Here’s to an excellent 2018.

Best wishes.

Mark Woodhouse