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Bogbeth Park – New opening date

We are delighted to invite you to our new ground official opening at Bogbeth Park, Kemnay. We would be thrilled to have your presence at this momentous occasion.

The installation of the new astro pitch was delayed but was finally completed on April 24th. Therefore, the grand opening ceremony is now scheduled for Friday, May 3rd, at 12 pm.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for clear skies and dry weather to make the day more enjoyable.

We look forward to celebrating this exciting milestone with all of you!

Bogbeth Park

We extend a warm invitation to everyone to join us on April 12th for the grand inauguration of the state-of-the-art cricket facility at Bogbeth Park. The event promises to be a momentous occasion for cricket enthusiasts and the local community. We are keeping our fingers crossed for clear skies and dry weather to make the day even more enjoyable. We look forward to celebrating this exciting milestone with all of you!

Aberdeen Indoor Premier League – Joint Champions

Crescent Cricket Club was the joint winner in the 2024 Aberdeen Indoor Premier League. The final was a rollercoaster, ending in a tie, and we were happy to share the trophy with KnightRiders Cricket Club, Aberdeen.

We are incredibly proud of our team for remaining undefeated throughout the tournament.

2024 SPCU Div 1 Fixtures

The 2024 SPCU Division 1 fixtures for Crescent 1st XI have been released, and the team is ready to take on every challenge that comes their way. With an away fixture against @Stoneywood to start the season and a home game against Breadalbane to finish, the team is determined to give their best performance and emerge victorious.


Winter Indoor League

Crescent Cricket Club Aberdeen participates in the Winter AIPL Indoor Aberdeen Indoor Premier League under Aber-Dreamers from November 23rd to March 24th. There are two groups in total, and Aber-Dreamers is part of group A.
We won all three games we played during the Autumn leg and are currently at the top of the table. We have three more games to play during the Spring leg, and we hope to finish in the top 2 to qualify for the finals on March 23rd.


Both Crescent teams in a league of their own

Stoneywood Dyce Cricket Club vs. Crescent Cricket Club

In a match between Stoneywood Dyce Cricket Club and Crescent Cricket Club, held at Stoneywood Dyce’s home ground, the host won the toss and elected to bat first. Crescent’s aim was to restrict Stoneywood Dyce to a score of under 200, giving them a good fighting chance on a grassy wicket.

Just before the match, Crescent captain Nathan decided to work on his wicketkeeping skills, so regular keeper Alex was asked to run in the outfield. The opening bowlers for Crescent, Ayush and Anjum, started well, with Anjum taking two wickets in his initial spell. Kamal and Rajeveen then took over the bowling attack, with Kamal displaying consistency and picking up two wickets in his first spell.

Crescent managed to keep Stoneywood Dyce’s scoring rate under control, thanks to the bowling efforts of Pankaj Jr, who took two crucial wickets. In the field, Ali impressed with a direct throw run-out. Giby and Rajeevan also bowled tightly and maintained control over the run flow. Towards the end, Kamal and Anjum returned to the attack and each took a wicket.

Overall, Crescent’s skipper made good bowling changes, and the fielders supported the bowlers with excellent catches and fielding displays. Stoneywood Dyce finished their innings with a total of 148 runs.

Chasing the target, Crescent’s batting had a shaky start, with Rajeveen, the reliable batsman, getting out early followed by the quick dismissals of skipper Nathan and Shoaib. Alex was also caught behind the wicket due to poor shot selection. Suddenly, Crescent found themselves at 24 for 4 in 8 overs.

Ali took on the responsibility of anchoring the innings and played a composed knock, scoring 45 runs before getting caught out by their former player Umair Qureshi. Arun, Kamal, and Giby provided valuable support, bringing Crescent close to the target. Ayush also made a quick contribution with the bat. However, it was Anjum who showcased his ability as a fantastic finisher under pressure. With Pankaj as the last wicket standing, Anjum calmly hit the winning boundary.

It was a good game of cricket overall, and this victory took Crescent to the top of the SPCU Division 1 table halfway through the season.

In another game, Crescent Cricket Club were hosted by Master Blasters in a Grade 1 league match. Losing the toss, Crescent was asked to bat first. Captain Ankush experimented with the opening pair and had Jaimin open with himself, but this strategy didn’t work initially. Riyaz, batting at number three, couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity as well . Shubham “Superman” Sharma played a crucial role, holding the batting unit together for quite some time, but he was unfortunate to get run out in his 60s.

Crescent managed to score 154 runs on a low-staying wicket. The Crescent bowlers started well, with Bilal, Shubham, Vineet, and Vardhman giving their best efforts. They took wickets at regular intervals, but Crescent couldn’t turn the game in their favour due to too many extras and drop catches. These issues have been a recurring problem for the team in recent weeks.

With 8 wickets down and 15 runs left to chase for Master Blasters, Crescent still had a chance to win. However, a couple of minor mistakes proved costly, and Master Blasters secured the victory. Although Crescent players may be disappointed with the result, it was an enjoyable match to be a part of.

At the halfway point of the season, Crescent finds themselves in the relegation zone. However, they are determined to improve and have tough matches ahead. The teams higher up on the table should be aware that Crescent will come back stronger and more determined to climb up the ranks.

Weekend Round-up

Crescent 1s travelled to Aberfeldy, which some call the exotic part of Scotland, for their third match of the season against Breadalbane Cricket Club. The weather proved to be surprisingly pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 22 degrees and plenty of sunshine.

Crescent started well by choosing to bowl first, dismissing the opponents for 109 runs in 38 overs. Ayush took four wickets, while Kamal contributed with three wickets.

However, things went differently for Crescent during their batting innings. Wickets fell rapidly like domino, and Breadalbane stayed in the game despite the low scoring. With only six runs left to chase on the last wicket and 22 overs remaining,
Kamran and Ayush felt the pressure but managed to scrape through 5 runs—unfortunately, a well-executed spell from a Breadalbane bowler eventually caught and bowled Kamran. The match ended in a draw, with both teams earning 14 points each. It was not the desired outcome for Crescent 1s, especially after the long 2.5-hour drive each way. However, the team remains optimistic and looks forward to future matches.

In another match, Crescent’s team in Aberdeen Grade 1 faced off against Abergreen (previously known as SIYAPA) at Harlaw. Once again, it was a low-scoring game, with Crescent scoring 136 runs before being all out. Baba displayed solid defensive batting skills and formed a good partnership with Shubham. A similar scenario played out between Anjum and Jaimin in the lower order.

Crescent’s bowling department was the key to their success in this match. Anjum and Jaimin provided an excellent start in the opening spell, followed by two quick wickets from Dave in his first two overs, shifting the momentum in Crescent’s favour. After that, Zayd delivered an exceptional bowling spell, taking three wickets, while Shubham, a promising all-rounder for Crescent, showcased his skills with figures of 5-3-2-2. Many considered his performance a treat to watch. Anjum, known for his dependability, also contributed by taking a couple of wickets.

Crescent 2nd emerged victorious in the game, winning by 20 odd runs. This victory highlighted the team’s never-give-up attitude, particularly against the strong Abergreeners.

Overall, it was a satisfactory day for Crescent, with a win and a draw. The team demonstrated their resilience and determination, showing that it was not a bad day in the office.

WHAT THE FOG!!!! wins the day

In the SPCU Division 1 League, the match between Crescent Cricket Club 1st Team and Largo Cricket Club was called off this morning due to foggy conditions and a wet outfield, as decided by the ground officials. Fortunately, this decision was made to prevent a wasted journey to Brechin.

Meanwhile, in Grade 1, the cricket match between Crescent Cricket Club 2nd Team did commence at 1 pm as scheduled. However, it was called off after just 12 overs due to low visibility caused by foggy conditions. The team captains decided to prioritize the safety of the players and call off the match. While it may have disappointed the players, it was the best decision for everyone involved.