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, and the Western Warriors development programmes and 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

  • Junior formats, 2018 – coach support workshop (24th April 2018)

    Tim Hart writes, “In preparation for the 2018 season, which will see new junior playing formats for matches, Cricket Scotland is hosting a ‘Coach support workshop’. It is hoped that this workshop will help to reaffirm the new rules and playing regulations – and will answer any queries which Junior Convenors and/or coaches may have. The full details relating to the workshop are as follows:

    Wednesday, 25th of April 2018
    Clydesdale CC (G41 4LB)
    6.30pm to 8.30pm

    The workshop will take place in the main lounge and on the outfield/MUGA (multi use games area – if weather and ground conditions allow).  This workshop is free.”

  • Under 18 Scottish Cup success (22nd April 2018)

    Clydesdale CC Under 18s (pictured) were crowned 2017 Scottish Cup winners today, after the held-over second part of last season’s Finals Day was successfully completed at The Grange.  After chasing 160 to defeat Forfarshire CC in the second of the semi-finals, the Titwood youngsters then faced Edinburgh club Carlton CC in the final, Carlton CC having beaten Poloc CC in their semi-final, ironically at Titwood, at the end of last season.  Again bowling first, Clydesdale CC restricted their opponents to 142, meaning that they’d need 143 to secure the win.  And at 73 for 4, the match was in the balance.  However an unbroken 35-run partnership saw the total progress to 108 for 4 after fifteen overs, meaning that 35 were needed from the final five overs.  A fifth wicket would then fall with the score on 117, and the game came down to a final over showdown: Clydesdale CC needing 5 runs for the win.  Three balls in and 3 runs were still needed, with the Edinburgh side having grabbed another wicket courtesy of a run out.  But Clydesdale CC wouldn’t be denied, and a boundary secured their win.  Congratulations to the Crossmyloof club’s youngsters and coaches on their success.

  • “All Stars Cricket” – registration open (20th April 2018)

    Tim Hart, Cricket Scotland‘s Regional Participation Manager West writes, “We now have over 100 young people signed-up to ‘All Stars Cricket’ in the west region for 2018. Most of the clubs (there are nineteen WDCU and/or WDJCU clubs: Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC, Drumpellier CC, Dumfries CC, East Kilbride CC, East Renfrewshire CC, Ferguslie CC, Galloway CC, GHK CC, Greenock CC, Hillhead CC, Kelburne CC, Kilmarnock CC, Renfrew CC, St Michael’s CC, Stenhousemuir CC, Stirling County CC, Uddingston CC and West of Scotland CC involved) are running their programme from early May, and so the clubs and Cricket Scotland are trying to make one last, big, effort to boost the number of participants at each centre.”

  • Citylets National Secondary Schools Cup, west region, 2018 (16th April 2018)

    Tim Hart writes, “Cricket Scotland is delighted to be able to release the draw for the west regional qualifying tournament in the 2018 CityLets National Secondary Schools Cup.  The tournament will see eight schools compete in a series of knockout fixtures, with the winning school going on to represent the west at National Finals Day, in June.  The draw is available online here.  Good luck to all eight schools who are participating.”

  • Easter cricket camps and courses (20th March 2018)

    Information is online about Easter cricket camps and/or courses being run by, respectively, The Glasgow Academy, Clydesdale CC and West of Scotland CC.

     

  • West development manager update (20th March 2018)

    Tim Hart has circulated his March update on what’s going on in here in the west in community development.  His update was sent to clubs’ Junior Convenors, and there’s a copy here online.

  • WDJCU fixtures, 2018 (19th March 2018)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie writes, “Please see online the following documents: WDJCU 2018 fixtures, league rules and a playing overview.  Kwik Cricket and Inter-area tournament details will follow.  The WDJCU Committee appreciates there are changes to the playing conditions this season and would like to advise that there will be Cricket Scotland Workshop to assist clubs, coaches and managers with the changes.”

  • The “Wee Bash” – CANCELLED (2nd March 2018)

    Nicola Wilson, Cricket Scotland‘s Female Participation Manager, writes, “Unfortunately, due to the weather and travel situation, we have to cancel the ‘Wee Bash’ for this Sunday in East Kilbride. We will look at the option of another date, but we have a few events (child protection course, club conference and a coaches conference) coming up as well as the Easter holidays, so the calendar is pretty full already.”

  • Under 10 Kwik Cricket – CANCELLED (2nd March 2018)

    Tim Hart writes, “The Under 10 Indoor Kwik Cricket festival on Sunday the 4th of March 2018 has been cancelled.”

  • Western Warriors women Under 16 training – CANCELLED (1st March 2018)

    Tim Hart writes, “The Western Warriors women Under 16 squad training session, scheduled for 3pm to 5pm at Hutchesons’ Grammar School on Saturday has been cancelled because of the continuing poor weather and poor weather forecast for the next few days.”

 

Older news

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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