Forfarshire Cricket Club News pages

14 Jan 2018 : Sportsman's Dinner - Friday 23rd March at the Woodlands Hotel
Sportsman's Dinner - Friday 23rd March at the Woodlands Hotel

Tickets are now on sale for the Forfarshire Sportsman's Dinner taking place at the Woodlands Hotel on Friday 23rd March at 7 for 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £35 which includes a three course meal and entertainment. Making a welcome return is former international football referee Willie Young who will be joined by Peter C Brown to provide the after dinner entertainment. MC for the evening is Forfarshire’s own Clark McConnachie. 

Please help to make the evening a great success by coming along yourself and bringing along as many friends, colleagues and relatives etc as possible. 

Tickets can be obtained from Graham McLelland using the application form. More information can be obtained from Graham on 01382 480488 or email

Replies are requested before Friday 2nd March.


13 Jan 2018 : Six Nations Rugby - Live on the Big Screen at Forthill
Six Nations Rugby - Live on the Big Screen at Forthill

Six Nations Rugby kicks off on Saturday 3rd February with Scotland playing Wales in Cardiff. Catch all the action at Forthill in the bar and on the big screen!

Everyone is welcome, all the usual refreshments are available and there’s food at half time.

There was a great turnout for last year’s games - we hope to see everyone again this winter! 

Scotland Fixtures:

Saturday 3 February  Wales v Scotland 2.15pm 
Sunday 11 February   Scotland v France  3.00pm 
Saturday 24 February    Scotland v England    4.45pm  
Saturday 10 March   Ireland v Scotland 2.15pm 
Saturday 17 March   Italy v Scotland 12.30pm 

07 Jan 2018 : Whisky Tasting Night - Friday 26th January 2018
Whisky Tasting Night - Friday 26th January 2018

Forthill Community Sports Club are holding a Whisky Tasting Night on Friday 26th January to celebrate Burns Night. 

A range of the best local whiskies will be available for tasting led by local experts McNicoll & Cairnie before enjoying a plate of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. 

Come along to Forthill and enjoy a great social evening and learn about the whiskies on offer!

 Tickets are just £20 per person, book your place now by email to

06 Jan 2018 : Cricket Scotland League Fixtures Announced
Cricket Scotland League Fixtures Announced

Forfarshire will start the 2018 Cricket Scotland League season with two home matches.

First to visit are Watsonians on Saturday 28th April followed by Grange on Saturday 5th May.

The fixture list can be downloaded here.

06 Jan 2018 : Indoor Training for Senior Teams - Every Tuesday 6.30pm-8.30pm
The first indoor training for senior teams is Tuesday 9th January from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (and every Tuesday night after that) in the Indoor Net Facility at Forthill.

There have been some great turn outs pre-Christmas and it would be great to see a few new faces now we are into the New Year!

Any queries contact Clark McConnachie.


06 Jan 2018 : December Lottery Winners - JR Auchinleck £500 & A Steele £50

The Forfarshire Lottery 'Super-Draw' for December took place at Forthill on New Year's Day. Winners were JR Auchinleck £500 (no.34) and A Steele £50 (no.114).

The Forfarshire Lottery Draw takes place every month and has given away over £25000 to members and friends of the club since 2008 for just £4 per month. Find out how to enter here

05 Jan 2018 : Forfarshire CC Head Coach and Player Announcement
Forfarshire CC Head Coach and Player Announcement

Forfarshire Cricket Club is delighted to announce their playing and coaching staff for the 2018 season. Head Coach for 2018 will be Craig Wallace.

Craig has played for Forfarshire for many years having come through our own youth system and represented the club at all levels. Following a highly successful junior international career, he progressed to the full Scotland international team and is an important part of the current Scotland squad. Craig is currently a Level 2 coach and has gained coaching knowledge over the years working with the staff within the Scotland set up and also in other organisations. Forfarshire are delighted to give Craig this opportunity and believe that his affinity with the club coupled with the coaching knowledge he has gained makes him the ideal person to take the club forward in 2018 and beyond.

We are also delighted to announce that re-joining the club in 2018 is Michael Leask.

Michael played for Forfarshire in 2015 before heading south to take up a two year professional contract with Somerset CCC. Michael played a number of times for Somerset in the T20 Blast and gained extensive experience of the first class game. Working on a daily basis in a full-time professional set up allowed Michael to hone his game and he is also an integral part of the current Scotland international team. A hard hitting batsman and off spinner, Michael will greatly enhance the Forfarshire line up for 2018 and will also assist Craig in a coaching role.

Forfarshire are delighted to commit to home grown Scottish talent and give them the opportunity to help the club to grow on and off the park. We will also continue to invest in our youth set up and the overall promotion of the game of cricket in Dundee – and also in our facilities which now include our new Indoor Training Facility.

Forfarshire will also be welcoming Bill Kruip to the club in 2018.

Bill is a 21 year old fast/medium bowler and hard hitting batsman who currently plays for Valleys CC in Brisbane, Australia. The club have built up a strong relationship with Valleys CC over the years and previous visitors from that club have included Peter Drinnen, Brad Murphy and last year’s Head Coach Matt Walter. Our own Rory Johnson and Callum Garden are currently playing for Valleys CC in Australia this winter. This will be Bill’s first overseas trip and we look forward to him representing Forfarshire next season.

The club congratulates Craig and Michael and wish them every success in their new roles – and also bid a very warm welcome to Bill.

05 Jan 2018 : Comedy Dinner - Friday 23rd February 2018
Comedy Dinner - Friday 23rd February 2018

Forthill Community Sports club are joining forces once again with Help for Kids. Come along to the Apex Hotel on Friday 23rd February for an evening of laughter at a Comedy Dinner!

Entertainment, is provided by comedians Patrick Rollink and Ross Lesley with MC Gus Lymburn in charge of the night. Live music will follow from the excellent Abandon. 

Tickets are £40 per person including a two course dinner, arrival drink and entertainment. There's also a chance to win a prize in the raffle and bid for an auction item.

Don't miss out, pre-book your tickets now by contacting Kenny at


23 Dec 2017 : Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Everyone connected with Forfarshire Cricket Club is saddened to hear today of the passing of Brian Wilson.

Brian was a multi-talented sportsman who played many sports including tennis, golf, table tennis and of course cricket. Brian played for Forfarshire for a number of years and was a highly successful captain of Forthill 2nd XI, leading that team to league and cup victories in the 80's.

He was instrumental in the development of many players and was a huge influence on and off the field. Brian continued to support the club when he stopped playing - and was regularly seen at home games at all levels and never stopped supporting and encouraging everyone connected with the club. 

His presence will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with his wife Olive, daughter Nikki, and grandchildren Lewis and Kirsten.

(photograph shows Brian, front left of centre, with his 1980 league and cup winning team)

22 Dec 2017 : Kicking Cup - Saturday 30th December from 5.30pm
Kicking Cup - Saturday 30th December from 5.30pm The Annual Forfarshire ‘Kicking Cup’ will take place at Forthill on Saturday 30th December.

This event sees the club’s senior players taking rugby conversions from various spots on the rugby pitch – with the coveted trophy awards to the top points scorer.

The difficulty is heightened by Kicking Cup rules requiring an hour to be spent in the bar prior to kicking! The pre-kicking warm up will start at 5.30pm with the first kick due at 6.30pm. Participants 18+.

Spectators welcome!