Congratulations got to Portcullis's newest Centurion Rob Owen. His knock of 100 not out took Portcullis to the brink of victory in a high scoring thriller against Gordonians 2nds. His gargantuan effort nearly carried Portcullis to an unlikely victory as they fell agonizingly 4 runs short.
Check out the match report for the full story.
It's that time of year. Winter is behind us, spring is once again in the air. It's time for men an women of all ages to don the whites, dust down the kit bag, oil the bat and do those stretches. It is time to hear willow upon leather, see long sunny days, utter cries of howzat, regale in cricketing tales of derring-do, what might have been, the innings I played and the wickets I had taken, preferably in a pleasant setting after the dust of that days's play has finally settled with colleagues and opponents alike.
Yes! Cricket is back!Portcullis CC are preparing for another season of scintillating cricket and even more stimulating conversation. We'll probably end up with mediocre cricket and a laugh but we can always dream!
As always Portcullis Cricket Club are on the lookout for new players. We welcome ALL newcomers to our club. Whether you are a seasoned campaigner or someone new to playing the game, come along and join in the fun!We are about to embark on another season of adventurous Grade Three cricket and would love you to join us!
Practice begins at 6pm on Wednesday 9th April down at The Links at 6pm. Why not come along and join in our adventure! We'll be glad to meet you!
The Cricket World was rocked last night when the Maverick Kevin Pietersen announced he had quit Surrey CC to join up with Aberdeen cricket side Portcullis CC for the 2014 season.
After months of negotiating between Portcullis Officials and KP’s agents, both parties were happy to announce this surprising career turn from the former England cricket superhero
After three successful years at the helm, popular Skipper Kannan Vijayakrishnan sent shockwaves through the Portcullis Towers by announcing his wish to stand down from the demanding role as Skipper of Portcullis.
Congratulations go to Portcullis stalwart Ranjan Sahoo! In Saturday's match against AGSFP 3rds, Ranjan recorded his first ever Century for Portcullis CC. His knock of 124 not out was also Portcullis's first Century of the season.
His knock consisited of 20 sizzling fours and he carried his bat throughout all of the 42 overs of Portcullis's Innings. His knock helped Portcullis win the match by 82 runs.
It was the first Century scored by a Portcullis player since Gary Steward amassed 150 not out against Gordonians 3rds on Saturday June 9th 2012.
Sunday August 4th the date. Castle Park, Kintore the venue. The Reid Cup Semi Final Tie between Kemnay Kintore and Portcullis was the tie that many thought would be a classic. And so it proved!!
Damage to the original ground, Bogbeth Park, meant that the tie had to be hastily rearranged to Castle Park Kintore. Thankfully word got round soon enough and all 22 players were ready for action come the 1.00pm start time.
Saturday saw Portcullis take on newly merged Kemnay Kintore 1sts in what could be described as a league title eliminator. Win and and chances of Grade Three tile glory would go down to the wire. Lose, well this means dreams of Grade Two participation would have to be shelved for another season at least.
Saturday saw Portcullis participate in only their second Grade Three match since 2007. After the previous week's excellent victory against against a dangerous Turriff side, Portcullis went on their travels to play 2nd Mannofield at Sheddocksley One. It was a familiar ground to the Portcullis posse as it had been their home ground the previous season whilst Duthie Park was off limits for the 2012 season.
Full report and scorecard here.
After what has been a tough and long winter, the cricket season comes back with a bang on Saturday.
Portcullis Cricket Club begin their 2013 campaign on Saturday April 20th with a friendly at Gordon Park against the Grade Four champions Ellon 2nds.
Hot on the heels of gaining promotion to Grade 3 as well as winning the much coveted Johnston RoseBowl, Portcullis were recognised as the 2012 Grade Four Fair Play Trophy Winners.
This was a flattering award to receive as, by and large, all the Grade Four matches we participated in last season were played fairly, and in good spirit.