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.
Our tour to Huntly was a great success!
Didn’t manage to get a full game in which was a shame, but the guys who didn’t play last week all batted, well except for Jock Wallace who missed out! We welcomed Dan Harper to the club last week, he batted well and looked very good. Freuchie scored 188 for 4 of which S Rowley had 50+ not out and a further 3 guys getting into the 30’s including Dan. All in all a very satisfying batting performance.
On the bowling side, we had Huntly 50 for 5 before the rain interrupted play. Special mention must go to Jock Wallace and Ian Patterson on a very good opening partnership, Jock claimed a couple of wickets with Ian chipping in with one.
We’d like to thank Jock Wallace for all his hard work in organising this tour as well as driving us there and back. A special mention to Scribe (our scorer) who travelled up on Saturday and scored his 2000th game, a great achievement you would agree.
Looking ahead to this weekend, the guys have worked hard at training and are in good shape. We just hope the weather doesn’t beat us once again!