Allan Baxter (aka Scribe) has been honoured for services to cricket by Freuchie Cricket Club. As he approaches the completion of 45 years of scoring service, another landmark moment was reached a few weeks ago with the 2000th match being scored at Huntly. To acknowledge this super feat a memento was presented to Scribe by Freuchie Cricket Club President Ian Paterson during last week’s match against Corstorphine.
Scribe started scoring on the 16th of May 1964 (45 years ago) at an under 15 game over at Ballyclair in Northern Ireland. His illustrious career includes 35 years scoring at Cupar and the last five seasons at Freuchie.
Ian Paterson paid special mention to this meritorious achievement:
Scribe’s dedication and meticulous attention to detail whilst scoring for the last 45 years is a true example to us all. The club is extremely proud to have such a Scottish cricketing icon as our scorer.
With the cold winter months hopefully behind us we can now look forward to the forthcoming cricket season. This will be my first full season as captain and I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead. There are a few people I’d like to thank before the season has even started, as we all know alot of work goes on behind the scenes during the closed season. Firstly I’d like to thank John Thomson who is putting together an impressive website for us, hopefully we can keep providing him with plenty of material to keep it interesting and informative. Secondly I’d like to thank Dave Christie for all his hard work once again in providing a first class square for us to play on. Another thank you must go to Scott Galloway for all his help and research with finding our overseas players for the season.
I’d like to wish Ian Patterson all the best as President this year, he has been very supportive and I’m sure under his leadership Freuchie Cricket Club can move forward.
Saturday was our first game of the season, a friendly against Glenrothes Cricket Club. Unfortunately we lost by a mere 16 runs, due to some slack bowling and some bad shot selection by the batsmen. However, as it is our first game of the season we will not dwell too much on the result but rather look on the positives which were that all the batsmen spent some time at the crease and the bowlers all turned their arm over. Special mention must go to Jamie Macintosh who has committed himself to play for Freuchie this season and looks to be a very good addition to the playing staff.
Looking forward to next week as we are off to Huntly for a weekend of team building (and drinking!), we will definitely be joined by our amateur Dan Harper who arrives this week and we also hope that Mario Saliwa, our Pro, will also be here in time to join us. However we are still waiting on word back regarding his Visa to enter the county, we will keep you posted on this situation as it unfolds.