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 development manager update (24th March 2017)
- Glasgow Schools Cricket Association competition entries (24th March 2017)
Tony Coyle writes, “It’s that time of year again – please find attached the entry form for the Glasgow Schools Cricket Association summer tournaments for juniors (Under 15) and seniors (Under 18). I’d be most grateful for an intimation of junior entries by the last week of April in the first instance – senior entries can be firmed up at a later point in the term.”
The entry form is online.
- “All Stars Cricket” (23rd March 2017)
The Cricket Scotland eight-week programme begins in May and will see participating boys and girls develop their skills and make new friends in a safe and inclusive environment at one of fourteen west-based cricket clubs who have signed up to host and run the sessions. For more information please visit the All Stars Cricket website or contact either of the West Region ‘All Star Champions’ myself or Rosy Ryan.”
- Cricket Scotland school cup competitions, 2017 (20th March 2017)
Tim Hart writes “Cricket Scotland has a range of school cup competitions on offer for 2017, for both boys and girls. The following competitions are running and full details, including entry forms, are available online.
“The competitions are: ScotRail Primary Schools Cup (primary six and below), Girls Primary Schools Tournament, Secondary School Girls Cup (senior one to three), Cricket Factory BIG Blast! (senior one to three), National Secondary Schools Cup – T20 (senior one to three), and Secondary School Girls Cup (senior four to six). Please note that the entry form for all the girls’ competitions is included within the west region overview document. If anyone has any queries please get in contact with me.”
- Western Warriors Under 14 tri-series (16th March 2017)
Tim Hart writes, “The annual Under 14 triangular series, which sees the Western Warriors Under 14s play against Belfast and Edinburgh, will again be held in 2017. The matches will take place on Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th of August – and the west Regional Development Centre is delighted that Prestwick Cricket Club had agreed to host the festival once again, at its Henry Thow Oval ground.”
- Western Warriors Under 15 fixtures (16th March 2017)
Tim Hart writes, “Following on from the announcement of the 2017 Western Warriors Under 15 training squad, the west Regional Development Centre is now able to reveal the vast majority of its fixture programme for the season. Dates have been agreed for five out the six Cricket Scotland Under 15 Inter-Regional Championships matches and for the Under 15 T20 day. These matches will see the Warriors play the Caledonian Highlanders and the Eastern Knights. A date for the sixth inter-regional match is close to being agreed – and it is hoped that a couple of other fixtures may be added into the programme too.”
- Scotland Under 15 training (14th March 2017)
Tim Hart writes, “This Sunday, the 19th of March, will see seven players from the west district attend the final Scotland Under 15 training session of the winter. Following consultation with the west Regional Development Centre, and the Head Coach and Team Manager coming to observe a west Regional Development Centre training session, the seven players were asked to attend a Scotland Under 15 trial session which took place in Edinburgh in late January. All seven were then invited to attend the two national training sessions, one in February and one in March. Congratulations, and good luck, to: Daniel Cairns, Angus Guy, Ross Heginbottom, Asad Khan, David Sturgess (Clydesdale CC), Rafay Khan (Renfrew CC) and Sohaib Shah (Poloc CC). Thanks, too, to all the coaches who have been working with these players at regional and club level throughout the winter.”
- 2017 Western Warriors squads (14th March 2017)
Tim Hart writes, “The west Regional Development Centre, and its coaching team, are delighted to be able to announce the 2017 Under 15 Western Warriors training squad. This squad has been selected following the west Regional Development Centre and west Regional Academy winter training programmes and sees twenty players, from eleven west district clubs, selected. The squad sessions will have a large focus on outcome-based training – in an effort to replicate the challenges we look forward to facing during the summer fixture programme. Congratulations to all the players who have selected.”
Also confirmed is the Under 18 Western Warriors training squad. Like its Under 15 cousin, the Under 18 squad includes twenty players, this time representing ten clubs.
- Amended Under 14 League fixtures (13th March 2017)
A revised schedule for Under 14 League matches for the 2017 season has been produced. The amendment arises because East Renfrewshire CC and Renfrew CC are now entering two, separate, teams in this league, instead of a joint team. Because there was an odd number of teams, the change is easily accommodated as Renfrew CC’s now-stand-alone Under 14 team has been slotted in to the “space” that existed in each week’s fixture card. Clubs’ Junior Convenors have been notified of the change.
- The Glasgow Academy Easter coaching courses (10th March 2017)
Glasgow Accies CC Junior Convenor Colin Dawson (07931-569138) has asked that we advertise the upcoming Easter holiday cricket coaching that’s taking place at The Glasgow Academy this year. Registration forms for the coaching courses – one for Under 13 age-group players, the other for Over 13s – are online now in this regard, as well as more information on the courses themselves.
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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