Stoneywood Dyce Cricket Club History

Stoneywood Cricket Club and Dyce Cricket Club merged in 1991. When the two clubs came together, they fielded teams in Grades One and Four of the Grades but had let their respective junior sections drift into a state of disrepair. In 1994 the club entered the Strathmore and Perthshire Union and won it in both 1996 and 1997 with the latter triumph being followed by success in a play-off to enter the Scottish National Cricket Leagues. A successful 1998 saw the club reach the dizzy heights of the SNCL Premier League for 1999 but that proved a step too far. Following a reorganization of the SNCL in 2004 the club’s 1st XI now plies its trade in the Eastern Premier League which is the highest tier in Scottish cricket. We also have a Grade XI in Grade One of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association and a Div1 XI in the Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket Union Division 1.

Alongside the progress by the senior sides has been the creation of a vibrant junior section.  Led by Jan Stander, an ECB Level 3 coach, this involves coaching in the local Primary Schools to generate the conveyor belt of players for the future, running age-group sides at U11, U13, U15 and U18s as well as actively contributing to the Aberdeen City/Shire Cricket Development Group through the provision of support from within the club’s volunteer administrators and coaches. We also run a very successfully AllStars programme aimed at 5-8 year olds which has around 50 kids participating every week! This is ran alongside junior training on a Friday night at the club.

The club has had remarkable success at Junior Representative Levels since Stuart Coetzer was the first to make the breakthrough into the Scotland U13 side in 1995. Further evidence of the club’s success and of the commitment of it’s youngsters came when Kyle Coetzer joined the Academy at Durham County Cricket Club in 2003 and made his senior debut for Scotland, Kyle went on to make his First Class debut for Durham in 2004 and was followed into the Scotland side by Gordon Goudie then older brother Stuart Coetzer.  Gordon joined the MCC Young Cricketers set up in 2005 and played for Middlesex CCC 2nd XI in 2006.  Also add Scott Redhead joining the Durham Academy in 2007, the appointment in 2008 of Fiona Urquhart as captain of the Scotland Ladies side and Michael Leask making his debut for Scotland in 2014. All of these players benefited from the sound cricket structure at SDCC to take their first steps on their cricketing journey. To this day the club still produces players of an International standard. Ewan Davidson and Ross Kennard are both home grown talents and have represented Scotland at u19 and u17 level respectively. We also have a fantastic record for having players in the Caledonian Highlanders regional team at various different levels, ranging from Stuart Lister and Jack Lambley at u16s all the way to Jamie King and 1st XI skipper Jack Mitchell in the full team. The club is incredibly proud of the talent it has produced and continues to produce!

New members for all teams and age-groups are always welcome.  To request more information please get in touch using the Contact Us page, or just come along to one of the training sessions.  

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