Cricket club celebrate 150 years

Fraserburgh Cricket Club will celebrate their 150 year history this Sunday when players old and new meet this Sunday, following the club’s final game of the season against Huntly.

Current captain of the side, Mark Ironside, told the Fraserburgh Herald this week: ““It is a great milestone for the Club reaching 150 years. I recall playing against the likes of Banff, Boddam and RAF Buchan in my early days, whom have all since folded.

“We may not be able to compete with some of the Aberdeen Clubs in terms of resources but there is a strong team spirit and with the support of our volunteers the Club continues to move forward.

“Events like the Kwik Cricket Festival, which the Club supports, introduces youngsters to the game. Under the direction of our Junior Coach, Alan Rennie we have been able to develop our younger players and this policy ensures the longevity of the Club.

“We are proud of this achievement and I would like to thanks all those involved for their support and endeavour.”

Earlier this year, the club had been on the search for photographs of the club throughout the years, with a display at the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre installed to also look back on the club’s rich history.

Last weekend, in a game against Dunecht, Fraserburgh Cricket Club secured a return to Grade 2 cricket, finishing in the top three ahead of this weekend’s game against Huntly.

Interestingly, Fraserburgh won Grade 2 back in 1958.

For more information on Fraserburgh Cricket Club and for contact details for club members, visit fraserburgh.play-cricket.com.

The game against Huntly is scheduled to be played at 12:30pm at the Fraserburgh cricket pitch.

The North-east team have been encouring anyone with any information about the club’s history, such as newspaper cuttings, photographs or memorabilia, to contact them via email to brochcc@hotmail.co.uk.

The Fraserburgh Herald will hope to be in attendance at the cricket club’s celebration, bringing you photographs of the team celebrating the achievement in next week’s edition.

On Sunday, the club hosted their annual 7s tournament, which saw players from Ellon, Caledonians and Methlick join the home team in what was a fun day for all.

Ellon would go on to win the tournament with a comfortable margin of victory, featuring Broch players in their side.