Aberdeenshire are all but relegated from the Eastern Premier after another batting collapse saw them fall 140 runs short of the Forfarshire total of 279, and now face the possibility of being finally put out their misery by city rivals Stoneywood-Dyce in the penultimate fixture of the season this weekend.
He was one of the most inspirational and committed cricketers of his generation.
Scottish cricket has reacted with shock to the news that the club professional at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club is receiving intensive treatment at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for a serious illness.
League and cup double pleases Stoneywood-Dyce captain Jack Mitchell as Eastern Premier place is virtually secured
Stoneywood-Dyce enjoyed a league and cup double at the weekend, justifying the faith placed in them by captain Jack Mitchell.
The fortunes could not be more different for the Granite City’s two cricket teams as they prepare to face each other in the derby in the Eastern Premier Division tomorrow.
Missing out on promotion last year was a blessing in disguise for Stoneywood Dyce as they are now better equipped to return to the Eastern Premiership.
The weather was the winner at the Peoples Park where Stoneywood-Dyce's Eastern Premier Division game against Grange was called off at the halfway point with the home side on 153 for the loss of nine wickets.
Confidence is high in the Stoneywood-Dyce camp after last weekend's seven-wicket victory over rivals Aberdeenshire but captain Michael Leask has warned against complacency when they host bottom of the league Stewart's-Melville this weekend.
Stoneywood-Dyce blew a gaping hole in the title hopes of city rivals Aberdeenshire, comprehensively beating the Mannofield side by seven wickets.
Stoneywood-Dyce will look to captain Michael Leask to take his form of the regional series and the international arena into the club game as they bid to climb the Eastern Premier Division.