[door Rick Thorburn] Onder de naam Mancunian Cup -daarover later meer- wordt zondag 4 september bij ACC een “Six-a-side end of seizoen” toernooi georganiseerd. Aanvang 10:00; Kosten €15.00. English text below. Spelers worden door de aanvoerders benaderd of zelf contact opnemen met een van de gekozen aanvoerders. Elke team bestaat uit zes spelers. (zie hieronder spelers lijst)
On Sunday the 4th September we will be organising an end of season six a side tournament. There will be a maximum of six players per team squad to be nominated at tournament registration.
Start 10:00; Cost €15.00 per person.
Each team will consist of a captain and a player from:
Meer over de achtergrond van de Mancunian Cup.
What is the Mancunian Cup?
This was a trophy presented to ACC in the 1970’s by the two Mancunians Rick Thorburn and former ACC coach/ACC1-player Stan Fletcher RIP.
Two great friends, Rick was born in Sale a town in South Manchester and Stan close to Oldham a town in North Manchester. Both supported different football teams; Rick a United supporter through and through and Stan a Manchester City fan although Wolves was also a favourite club of his.
Stan was one of the first non-playing cricket coaches of ACC and in later years played many brilliant innings for our club. A small man, scared of nobody with an enormous heart and a wonderful sense of humour. Many of our senior members were coached by him. Guido Dukker, Michael Dukker, Max de Bruin Jr, Jan Balk, Wim Pielage, Benno Honsdrecht just to name a few.
Of course Stan, also known as Tommy, was a cricketing legend within ACC but unfortunately he contacted cancer and passed away at a much too young age. The first Mancunian trophy was lost during the fire on the night of 4/5 May 1997. Hopefully the Mancunian Trophy will become an annual Six-a-Side event whereby players and old friends can once again reminisce over old friends and the wonderful times which the club enjoyed in “Het Amsterdamsche Bos” and nowadays at “Het Loopveld”.
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