Tim Hart writes, “Details of some upcoming courses/workshops which are available within the west region can be found online. Junior Convenors can share this information with anyone who they think might be interested. Cricket Scotland is delighted that its High Performance coaching team has been able to find some time during a very, very busy winter to come and deliver a Coaching Forum (two, three-hour workshops on Saturday the 21st of October) with some very interesting and relevant content. I think cluns in the west region are also very fortunate that Colin McDougall and Gill McElnea have agreed to come and deliver the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop and the Basic First Aid for Sport training on Sunday the 26th of November, as both courses play a crucial role in helping to keep the young players within our club environments safe. I think all of the upcoming opportunities could be of benefit to clubs and/or their coaches and/or their clubs – and Cricket Scotland looks forward to welcoming any coaches, officials and volunteers from your club to the courses. If you have any queries please get in contact.”
West District junior cricket
Welcome to the virtual home of junior cricket in the west of Scotland You can find everything you need to know about junior cricket in the west district here. This includes the latest news and views from the Western District Junior Cricket Union, Cricket Scotland’s Regional Academy and Regional Development Centre, and the Western Warriors representative sides. News from schools cricket and development groups are here too. League and cup fixtures and results, match reports, pictures of what’s been happening, as well as news of representative squads and teams are all here online. And if you’re looking for a club you can find details of all member clubs here too.
Latest news and notices
- West region coach education and coach development calendar, 2017-18 (12th October 2017)
- Western Warriors Under 14, 2017-18 (12th October 2017)
Tim Hart has contacted clubs’ Junior Convenors to say, “There will be a slight change to the west player performance pathway this winter. There will be both Under 14 and Under 16 winter training groups. Please find a letter which is for clubs, parents and players and relates to the Under 14 programme. Any player interested in being part of the Western Warriors Under 14 winter training squad is asked to submit an ‘Application of interest’ in anticipation of a trial session which has been scheduled for Sunday the 22nd of October 2017. Any ‘Application of interest’ must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday the 16th of October. Junior Convenors are asked to forward this information on to any players in their clubs who they think might be interested and ask them to get in contact with me if they have any queries or if they wish to submit an ‘Application of Interest’.”
- Coaching opportunity (6th October 2017)
- Indoor Under 10 Kwik Cricket (6th October 2017)
Tim Hart writes, “I have been trying to source a venue for regular Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket over the winter months. Could clubs’ Junior Convenors please let me know if their club would be interested in participating in regular Sunday Under 10 Indoor Kwik Cricket throughout the winter? It would be based around a six-players-per-side format and would take place mid-morning/early afternoon.”
- Coach Support Worker course (2nd October 2017)
Tim Hart writes, “Sunday the 1st of October saw seventeen candidates, from ten different clubs (Active Life Club, Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC, East Renfrewshire CC, Galloway CC, GHK CC, Greenock CC, Hillhead CC, Kilmarnock CC and the University of St. Andrew’s Women’s CC), take part in the ECB Coach Support Worker course. The course, held at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, saw the candidates work through a range of different topics – and have lots of fun at the same time. Thanks to everyone for their effort and input – and good luck to everyone as they continue on their coaching journey.”
- West development manager update (29th September 2017)
- Under 14 Challenge Series review (25th September 2017)
Tim Hart reports, “The rain was the real winner in the 2017 Under 14 Challenge Series with three of the six scheduled matches, plus two re-arranged matches, plus a planned T20 day, all being postponed! However, three matches were completed, with each team (the Eagles, the Foxes and the Sharks) winning one match. This has resulted in the Eagles and Sharks finishing on 11 points – and both teams will share the title. Congratulations to the players in both squads. Congratulations, too, to Humza Zulfiqar (Clydesdale CC) who finished as the leading run scorer, with 112 runs at an average of 37.33 (including two 50s), to Sohaib Shah (Poloc CC) who had the highest individual score of 74 and to Saifullah Ahmadzai, Uzair Khan and Anne Sturgess (all Clydesdale CC) who finished as the joint leading wicket-takers, with four wickets. Finally, many thanks to all the umpires, coaches and club groundstaff who have helped to make the matches possible during the season.”
- Western Warriors season averages (22nd September 2017)
Season 2017’s averages for both the Under 15 and Under 18 Western Warriors have been added to the website. These can be viewed along with previous season’s averages here.
- Kwik Cricket, Sunday 24 September 2017 (22nd September 2017)
- Finals Days review (19th September 2017)
There are reports on both the weekend’s Finals Day online now.
Old news can be found online, in the WDJCU news section, the Academy news section, the RDC news section, the Challenge Series news section, the Club development news section, the Schools news section, and the various archive areas.
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