NewslettersPosted by Patrick Gerring Thu, April 13, 2017 08:46:07
After a mild winter, we are looking forward to a warm
summer. Not sure if this will happen, but we can always hope! Over
the winter Iain Lednor has moved to Cheshire, leaving a gap at wicket
keeping. There are a few new faces from other clubs joining Nairn and
also a few mini's stepping up to the Reserve League from our Junior Development Section.
We are hoping that the confidence built from last year will carry
over to the 2017 season, with the opening matches at home against Elgin in the
Senior League and Highland in the Reserves. This could be a good
omen, as we have not played an opening match at home for a very long time,
always playing Ross County or Fort William on the first outing.
This is a big year for cricket in Nairn as there is evidence that
cricket has been played since 1842, making it 175 years of cricket in this
seaside town. We have had a big write-up in the Nairnshire Telegraph and a
display in the Library celebrating this achievement. We also found two
photo's of ladies teams in the 1930's. Who they played against and how
they came together is still not known.
Over the season there will be a few celebratory matches with a
ladies match, an old boys match and a Scotland President XI at the Links.
We are hoping that the local Community will come together and
celebrate this event, as there are many reports of thousands of spectators been
at the Links watching cricket.
In May there will be a new program launched across Scotland called
"All Stars Cricket" for children between the ages 5-9 years. Nairn have signed up
for this with Alex Green being the coach. Parents can sign up their
children for this program on the All Stars Cricket website. They need to
put in their postcode to find the nearest participating Club.
This week Alex Green and Kim Neill launched a new program called
Table Cricket that has been initiated by the ECB (England Cricket Board) and
supported by the Lord's Taverners. The program is developed for those that have
a disability. The game is played on a table tennis table, with sides and
sliders as fielders and the ball is bowled off a ramp. The batsman must
play a controlled shot, rather than smashing the ball. The game brings
people together who would not have had a chance to play normal cricket, forming
friendships and building confidence. The launch was at The Manor in Nairn with
members of the Community taking part. Provost Laurie Fraser and Fiona
Green from Disability Highland were there for the launch. The program
will be taking place in Nairn, Inverness, Dingwall and Tain at schools for
disabilities and later will be at the Club Pavilion on a Friday
afternoon for the local Community the beginning of May.
Contact Kim Neill at 455486 for any further information on joining
any of the programs of the Club. New members and social members are very
NewslettersPosted by Patrick Gerring Fri, March 24, 2017 13:05:29
season has come to an end. I would like
to thank all for their contributions, time and effort.
team finished 9th. With such a young
side, it was going to be a difficult task
competing against well established senior sides. Steven Neill had the first ton of the season
with 137 against Elgin, Iain Lednor 70, Stephen Anniss 65, and Andy Cresswell
61 the other notable contributions over the season. With the ball, Jason Brandsma 5/21 and Alice Baldwin 6/19 took
the lead with match changing bowling.
Well done to both of them.
Steven Neill represented NOSCA against the MCC and Iain
Lednor represented NOSCA against the
Strathmore League, well done to them both.
to Iain Macleod for his leadership and organisation of the Senior League.
League where most of our young players
took part in, was the big success of the year winning the Reserve League for
the first time since 1989.
The team was
led by Alex Green who did a tremendous job in leading the team to victory.
Alex also got his first ton in the League, with Martin Bronkhorst 60,
Iain Lednor 84 and Jason Brandsma 83, the other notable contributions.
Alex also received the NOSCA Young Player of the Year Award. Well done to him. This is the 3rd time in 4 seasons that a
Nairn player has received this trophy, showing that the junior section is
providing good young cricketers. Thanks to Alex for his leadership and contributions
coaching the mini's, and also qualifying as a Level 1 Umpire, well done to him.
Hayward, Iain Macleod, Steven Neill, Matthew Hoggard (Ex England player),
Magnus Neill, Calum Forsyth and Alex Green at the NOSCA Dinner.
season Drummond Special Needs School in Inverness and Auldearn Primary School received Kwik Cricket
equipment from the Club to support their PE Department. They also received 4 weeks of coaching from
the Club. Two pupils from Drummond
School attended the Nairn Festival for some experience.
support the Chernobyl children each year
and our Club also supported them with equipment at the Links.
children enjoying cricket at the Links
Our Club Awards
Evening was held on the 22nd October where the following players received Awards:
Most Runs: Steven Neill
Senior Bowling: Steven Neill
Strike Rate: Jason Brandsma
Most Runs: Alex Green
Strike Rate: Iain Macleod
Best Catch: Wicket
Brian Stewart Iain
Alex Green Ronin
Improved: All Round - Shane Hayward
the Year: Alex Green
League Winners, sponsored by ARNOLD CLARK
would like to thank Arnold Clark for their donation of Cricket shirts for the 2016.
Improved: Batting - Andrew Suddick
Improved: All Round - Alicia Thomson
the Game: Ross Youngman
hosted the T20 Reserve Finals, and the Senior Cup Final this year. The Cup Final was a big event for the Club,
as it's the first time a NOSCA pitch has been used for many a year. My thanks go to Steven and Magnus Neill for
the preparations of the grass wicket.
and Courses were also held at the Club making the Club a well supported venue
in the North.
My thanks go
to our Sponsors, Arnold Clark, Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, R & B
Landscapes, The Rotary, Mrs Jan Stuart, Cafe Nairn, Highland Council and The Annie Barron Trust,
without their support over the season, we would not be one of the best
facilities in the North of Scotland.
I would like
to wish all our players and supporters a wonderful Festive Season and a
Our AGM will be held on the 14th January 2017,
the venue is still to be confirmed.
UpdatesPosted by Patrick Gerring Fri, March 24, 2017 12:56:07
Our Cricket Force Event is tomorrow (Saturday 25th March)
Join us at The Pavilion from 12pm and assist us with clearing out and setting up the Pavilion for the Season ahead.
Can't join us tomorrow? Why not pop down on Sunday 26th March and introduce yourself to the club as we will be hosting our first net/practice session of the 2017 season.
UpdatesPosted by Patrick Gerring Tue, March 07, 2017 15:33:53
Pre-Season Nets will begin Sunday 26th March at 12pm Noon.
Times will change when Season begins.
UpdatesPosted by Patrick Gerring Tue, March 07, 2017 13:28:32
Nairn County Cricket Club host their annual Nairnshire Schools Kwik Cricket
Tournament on Thursday 25th May. Auldearn, Cawdor, Millbank and Rosebank Primary
Schools take part in the day long event.
Last year Auldearn Primary won for the first time, coincedently ex-Auldearn
pupil and NCCC Senior Captain Iain Macleod was missing from the event due to
Match ReportsPosted by Tom Green Mon, August 08, 2016 13:25:17
Nairn County 78-4
Nairn County Cricket Club progress to the finals of the
Reserve T20 Cup after defeating Forres at
the Links last Sunday. Forres were put into bat and were limited to 77 runs and
lost five wickets because of a strong
performance by Nairn in the field and with the ball. Four Nairn bowlers took a
wicket apiece despite having to deal with
adverse weather conditions.
After a short interval,
Nairn went into bat and lost two early wickets in the innings. Nairn eventually
recovered from these early setbacks to win the match with five overs to spare. The pick of the Nairn
batsmen was Martin Bronkhorst who scored 20 runs and Iain Macleod who scored
17. Nairn’s reserves will be in the T20 finals next week to win their first
piece of silverware of the season.
Match ReportsPosted by Tom Green Mon, August 08, 2016 13:22:02
Nairn County 161-8
Martin Bronkhorst 46
Alex Green 40
Elgin 51-All Out
R. Brandsma 2-5
S. Neill 2-6
Nairn County’s reserve team stay top of the NOSCA Reserve
League after a comprehensive victory
against Elgin at the Nairn Links last Sunday. Elgin won the toss and put Nairn
into bat. Nairn’s top order had a good start to the
game scoring 104 runs within the first 20 overs. After the drinks break,
Elgin’s bowlers were able to restrict Nairn to 3 runs an over which resulted in
Nairn finishing the innings on 161 runs for eight wickets. The pick of the
Nairn batsmen was Martin Bronkhorst who scored 46 runs and Alex Green who
After the interval, Nairn’s
bowling attack went after Elgin's top order managed to dismiss the opening five
batsmen within ten overs. Elgin’s batsmen were unable to recover and were
quickly bowled out for 51 runs in 20 overs. The pick of the Nairn bowlers was
Steven Neill, Alex Green and Ronin Brandsma who each took two wickets. Once
again Nairn’s juniors played an important role in the game with Ronin Brandsma
and Henry Kerr each taking wickets as well as Shane Hayward and George Kerr
making contributions important contributions in the field.