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End of season Mancunian Cup-wedstrijden op zaterdag 2 september

[door Rick Thorburn] Zaterdag 2 september is het weer zover en wordt bij ACC het “Eight-a-Side End of Season” toernooi om de Mancunian Cup gehouden (English follows). Aanvang eerste wedstrijd is 10:00 uur. Lunch vanaf 13:00 tot 14:00 uur. Er zijn vier teams gepland. Wie zich al heeft gemeld hoeft niet te reageren, want is voorlopig ingedeeld. Andere, nieuwe geïnteresseerden kunnen zich nu nog aanmelden bij mij via de mail of via tfnr 0615249431. Kosten naar verwachting 15 euro, net als vorig jaar. De 1ste editie in 2016 was een groot succes en werd gewonnen door het team geleid door Michael Dukker. Publiek welkom!

English: Haven't you joined up yet for ACC's Eight-a-Side End of Season-tournament? This is an annual ACC-event, scheduled for Saturday September 2nd and not to be missed by active and somewhat less active cricketers. The costs are expected to be 15 euro, like last year. So mail me or phone me at the above mentioned number in case of interest. And hurry up, please. Non-players and other fans of the game are welcome to watch, of course!

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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.


The Mancunian Trophy has become an annual Eight-a-Side End-of-Season 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”.​