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

  • WDJCU Area Development Groups & Junior Cricket in Regions 2020 (8th July 2020)

    Please read the following document on cricket for the remainder of 2020 and for Area Group development for the future. This document can also be found within the WDJCU document centre.

    WDJCU Area Group & Regional Cricket 2020 

     

  • WDJCU Chairman Update (8th July 2020)

    It has been a tough period of inactivity for clubs and the kids. The WDJCU has put together a temporary structure for Clubs to follow if they are in a position to offer junior cricket. We must stress that the proposal is optional for all and clubs should continue to follow the current government guidance. As things stand an update is due from CS on 13th July. If conditions continue to improve then there may be the possibility of some form of cricket from 1st August. Clubs are asked to plan if they wish to offer cricket to their juniors from 1st August.

    Stay safe.
    Parvase Majeed

  • Cricket Scotland Covid-19 update (23rd March 2020)

    Please see the attached Cricket Scotland update with regard to the forthcoming season.

    CS PRESS RELEASE – Cricket Scotland announces further suspension of all cricket activities

  • Cricket Scotland Statement on Covid-19 (17th March 2020)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie asks that the attached document is read and cascaded to all.  An email from our Chairman containing this briefing has also been sent to the Junior Convenors. All information will be updated and sent to convenors as and when WDJCU receive further guidance. Please stay safe and look after yourself and each other.

     CS PRESS RELEASE – Coronavirus Statement 

  • Western Warriors Under 14 fixtures (17th February 2020)

  • 2020 league entries (17th February 2020)

    Secretary Ann Hargie has emailed club convenors with details of this year’s league formats. Entry is via email to the WDJCU Secretary and close of entry is noon on February the 23rd.

  • Clydesdale CC win WDJCU Under 15 Super 8s, 2019 (1st January 2020)

    Clydesdale CC have won the WDJCU Under 15 Super 8s, 2019.

    The group stages, on Saturday the 28th of December, saw Clydesdale CC win Group A and Glasgow Accies CC win Group B – with Ferguslie CC having the best net run rate (with an unusual statistical oddity being that it was 0.00!) of the runners-up and also progressing to the Final Group.  During the Group Stage there were significant contributions to their team’s effort from: Clydesdale CC’s Sonny Cunningham (26* retired), Bahadar Esakhiel (25* retired), Ibrahim Faisal (25* retired), Robin Ferguson (25* retired – twice), Owen Gould (32), Andrew Harden (30*, retired), Nikhil Koteeswaran (27*, 2 for 6 and 26* retired) and Shahan Raja (2 for 3), Clydesdale CC team II’s Maryam Faisal (28) and Ben Willmott (25* retired), East Renfrewshire CC’s Ahmad Gondal (24*) and Zayd Bin Tariq (2 for 6), Ferguslie CC’s Uzair Ahmad (25* retired & 26* retired) and Craig Glassford (26* retired & 25* retired), Glasgow Accies CC’s Ritvik Maheshwari (26* retired), Rory Paterson (25* retired) and Zain Shaikh (27* retired & 25* retired) and Kilmarnock CC’s Ruari Mavin (29*).  Added to all that, Under 12 Glasgow Accies CC player Shaan Suvarna also bowled a wicket maiden!

    The final group took place in the afternoon on Monday the 30th of December.  Clydesdale CC batted first versus Glasgow Accies CC and posted a big total of 136 for 4 – Esakhiel, Gould and Harden all retired (26*, 25* and 25* respectively), with Nasratullah Safi taking 2 for 23 for Accies.  In reply, Clydesdale’s spinners Cunningham and Raja (2 for 11 and 2 for 10) ensured their team completed the win.  With their group stage match having been decided by the final delivery, it was maybe not a huge surprise when the same thing happened again when Ferguslie CC played Accies.  This is time the result was a dramatic tie: 83 for 4 playing 83 all out!  For Ferguslie Ahmad (25* retired) and Qasim Khan (2 for 15) made significant contributions to the drama – as did Safi (30) and Paterson (21) for Accies.  In the final match, Ahmad retired again (for 28) and Greg Shaw (19) built a good second wicket partnership for Ferguslie.  However, the Clydesdale spinners again had a huge role to play – their five overs conceding just 27 runs.  Ferguslie 70 for 4.  In reply, a “skipper’s knock” of 25 retired saw Clydesdale home – their five-wicket win coming with almost three overs to spare.

    Congratulations to Clydesdale on their victory – and to Nikhil Koteeswaran (Clydesdale CC) who won another very tight contest for “Player of the Tournament”, just beating his teammates Sonny Cunningham, Bahadar Esakhiel, Robin Ferguson, Andrew Harden and Shahan Raja, Ferguslie CC duo Uzair Ahmad & Qasim Khan and Glasgow Accies CC duo Nasratullah Safi and Zain Shaikh.

  • Clydesdale CC win WDJCU Under 12 Super 8s, 2019 (1st January 2020)

    Clydesdale CC have won the WDJCU Under 12 Super 8s, 2019.

    The group stages, on Sunday the 29th of December, saw Clydesdale CC win Group A and Glasgow Accies CC win Group B – with Ferguslie CC having the best net run rate of the runners-up and also progressing to the Final Group.  There were impressive individual performances from Clydesdale CC’s Bilal Ahmed (3 for 11) and Aaban Rashid (3-1-8-2), East Kilbride CC’s Yash Bajaj (22*, retired) and Ewan Mann (2 for 7), East Renfrewshire CC’s Muriam Ashraf (2 for 14), East Renfrewshire team II’s Yousaf Asrar (21*, retired), Ferguslie CC’s Jamie Rennie (43* and 22*, retired), Glasgow Accies CC’s Ramsay Brown (21*, retired), Dhruva Duggireddy (20*, retired), Ekaansh Kapila (2/9), Shaan Suvarna (26*, retired, and 2 for 12) and Pranav Walkay (21*, retired)

    The final group took place in the morning on Monday the 30th of December.  Glasgow Accies CC won the toss and elected to bat first versus Clydesdale CC.  However, Clydesdale’s Ibrahim Khan took 2 for 2 in the second over and the momentum stayed with the Crossmyloof youngsters – Glasgow Accies 30 all out, with Clydesdale completing a seven-wicket win.  Game two saw Ferguslie CC have no answers to the Glasgow Accies opening bowlers (Kapila taking 2 for 10 and Suvarna 3 for 7), as Ferguslie were bowled out for 39 – before the Anniesland youngsters completed an eight-wicket win.  These results meant that Clydesdale just needed to avoid a huge defeat to win the title, in the final match of the competition.  They batted first and scored 110 for 3 off their ten overs – Innes Algie (16), Ben Atkinson (19), Khan (21*, retired) and Rashid (20*, retired) all making big contributions.  Khan then continued his “man of the match” effort, by taking 2 for 4, as Ferguslie finished 50 for 5 in reply – with Jamie Rennie (15) again being the mainstay of the reply from the Paisley youngsters.

    Congratulations to Clydesdale on their victory – and to Ibrahim Khan (Clydesdale CC) who won a very tight contest for “Player of the Tournament”, just beating his teammate Aaban Rashid, Ferguslie CC’s Jamie Rennie and Glasgow Accies CC duo Ekaansh Kapila and Shaan Suvarna.

  • Clydesdale CC win the WDJCU Under 19 Super 8s, 2019 (27th December 2019)

    Clydesdale CC have won the single-group WDJCU Under 19 Super 8s, 2019.

    Unfortunately, one of the teams had to withdraw after the draw was published, leaving Clydesdale to play Clydesdale II in a best-of-three final group – and meaning that the shield was definitely going to remain in the Titwood trophy cabinet!  Team one won game one, before team two won game two – to set up a “winner takes all” final match.  In this, team one prevailed by six wickets.

    The three matches all saw the bat dominate the ball – with Bahadar Esakhiel scoring two 50s and Arman Farid (three times), Owen Gould (twice) and Ibrahim Faisal, Maryam Faisal & Nikhil Koteeswaran (all once) reaching the mandatory retirement score of 25.

  • WDJCU Super 8s draw (17th December 2019)

    Tournament Director Tim Hart has released the draw for the WDJCU Indoor Super 8s, 2019.

    The Under 19 competition features three teams – with both the Under 15 and Under 12 competitions each having six entrants.

    Matches will take place at Hutchesons’ Grammar School between the 27th and 30th of December and spectators are welcome to attend.

    Full details of the draw and playing conditions are available in the document centre.

 

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