Grades Champions and Aberdeenshire Cup Winners to be Revealed

ACA Grades cricket - Bon Accord v Aberdeen Grammar FPS at the Links. Picture of Bon Accord batsman Akhlaq Bashir. Picture by KENNY ELRICK 02/06/2018

Inverurie and Gordonians meet at Mannofield in the Aberdeenshire Cup Final on Sunday. Gordonians also have the Under 16 Scottish Cup finals day in Edinburgh so it will be an experienced Gordonians side that takes the field in what should be a very close game.

In Grade 1, most eyes will be on the match at Links between Bon Accord and Inverurie. A win for Bons will see them retain the Grade 1 title, but if Inverurie are at their best with the ball, then the Links pitch could help them spring a surprise. This time last year Bons were bowled out at the Links for 81 but still pulled off a 15 run win against Knight Riders. Chances are that whoever wins the toss on Saturday will bowl. AGSFPs will be looking for a win against Crescent at Rubislaw so that any major slip up by Bons will give them a chance to take the title. The other matches in Grade 1 are at the Allan Park as Cults host Gordonians, at Ellon as they welcome Knight Riders, and at Harlaw as Mannofield play Stoneywood-Dyce.

In Grade 2, Grampian have played all their games, and will have to wait until 1st September to see if Fraserburgh can hand then the title by beating Siyapa in a match rearranged due to a Broch wedding. Methlick host Super Kings with the winners likely to take 3rd spot. Stonehaven travel to Banchory looking for a victory that might haul them out of the bottom 2, but this will require 2nd Knight Riders to beat 2nd AGSFPs at Groats Road.

The Grade 3 title should go the way of Portcullis as they take on winless 2nd Gordonians at Kings. The latter may not have won a game, but they have received plaudits for how they have involved their promising juniors. 2nd Grampian play 2nd Methlick at Sheddocksley and Dunecht will be checking their carbon footprint as they fly out the road to face Crathie at Balmoral.

They will be playing for pride in the SPCU NE Championship as Meigle secured the title last Saturday, but Perth have a chance to stop Meigle finishing with a 100% record at Doocot Park. A very strong Gordonians side take on Falkland at Countesswells hoping that a win might bump them up in to 4th place, but defeat could drop them to 6th. Harsha Cooray will be looking to double up on his century in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Mannofield host second place Strathmore, and Kinloch will be aiming for a first win of the season at Arbroath. Dundee High will be expected to complete a strong season at Forthill against 2nd Forfarshire.In the Eastern Premier League, champions Forfarshire go to Edinburgh for what should be a comfortable win over Stewarts Melville, and Aberdeenshire are also in Edinburgh as they see out the season at Carlton. Stoneywood-Dyce will have a tough match at home to Heriots, and Watsonians and RH Corstorphine host Arbroath and Grange respectively.

Gordonians have finished 3rd in the Scottish Under 14 and Under 15 age groups and they will face tough opposition as they try to go a step better at the Under 16 finals day at Goldenacre on Sunday. Another 3rd place finish would be a good result this time round.