Cricket: All to play for on the midway level of the Aberdeen Grades season
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Lynas stated: “There was some nice cricket performed within the space, as groups take benefit of the great situations which usually favour the batsmen.
North East Cricket Scotland president Brian Lynas has been inspired by the usual of matches within the Aberdeen Grades up to now this season.
“There have additionally been some nice bowling performances, together with the returns of the present leaders Crescent who solely misplaced their unbeaten file in Grade 1 final week in an astonishing three runs defeat at Mannofield. Bon Accord are actually nipping at their heels.”
The return to type of Aberdeen Grammar FPs can also be welcomed by the Grades president who believes this weekend’s assembly of Grammar and Bon Accord on the Hyperlinks might be a defining one for each side.
Lynas, whose personal group Cults performed in a uncommon tied sport with 2nd Knight Riders final weekend, stated: “A win would ease Grammar’s relegation issues, whereas a victory would assist the Bons maintain the strain on Crescent. It couldn’t be extra thrilling at each ends of the desk.”
Leaders Crescent are at Groats Street the place they meet 2nd Knight Riders with the nerves of final week’s shut encounters nonetheless jangling in each camps.
Elsewhere Grasp Blasters Aberdeen host Cults whereas Inverurie meet struggling Gordonians at Kellands Park.
Lynas was additionally appreciative of the progress made by Grampian and Siyapa on the high of Grade 2 in addition to Aberdeenshire groups Methlick and Huntly in Grade 3.
He stated: “These two leagues are very aggressive however performed in the very best spirit.
“The introduction of juniors has added to the expansion of the sport.
“The Methlick story is a exceptional one and a forceful reminder of what could be achieved when a group places its thoughts to it.”
Fazal Awan of Bon Accord leads the batting averages in Grade 1, having amassed 627 runs at a mean of 104.50.
Vitay Vijapur of Knight Riders tops the bowling averages in the identical division, his 18 wickets costing him 11.89 runs per sufferer.