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

  • Schools cricket – update (19th June 2018)

    Tim Hart reports, “Hutchesons’ Grammar School (‘HGS’) have won the west regional qualifying tournament in the CityLets National Secondary Schools Cup – with a victory over Eastwood High School (‘EHS’), at National Finals Day. With the west region having had the greatest number of competing schools through the country, the region was awarded a second spot at Finals Day, at New Williamfield (Stirling County CC), on Tuesday the 19th of June.

    “In the match between EHS and HGS, EHS batted first and, despite being 19 for 1 off four overs, they could only score 47 for 7 off their overs. The change bowlers for HGS all bowled very effectively – with Nikhil Koteeswaran (4-1-7-2) and Mubeen Shah (4-2-5-3) particularly impressing, as did wicket-keeper Owen Gould who took three stumpings and a catch. In reply, the slow match run-rate continued as the EHS bowlers bowled with similar control to their HGS counterparts. Rafay Khan (4-1-9-2) struck twice early on too – but it wouldn’t prove to be enough as Hassaan Mehmood and Gould saw their side home, with 13* and 10* respectively. HGS 48 for 3 (14.5 overs).

    “Congratulations to HGS who have won the west regional qualifying tournament and who now play Dollar Academy in the National Final.”

  • Western Warriors Under 16s defeat Caledonian Highlanders (18th June 2018)

    David Hinchliffe reports, “Western Warriors Under 16 beat Caledonian Highlanders by 59 runs at Perth on Sunday.  The 50 over game win was set up by some aggressive batting at the top from Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC, 48), and Tom Bradburn (Stirling County CC, 55) and Daniel Cairns (Clydesdale CC, 41) put on a partnership of 70 to look for a big total. And, despite a lower order collapse, the Warriors set the Highlanders 227.

    “The Warriors bowling attack then proved very strong, and the Highlanders were quickly 24 for 4, with Shazhad Ahmed (Ferguslie CC, 2 for 31) and Reiss Wylie (Kelburne CC, 4 for 32) taking early wickets. Cairns Cairns (1 for 15) controlled the middle overs for a good all round performance, and the Highlanders could not recover from this despite a late rally from the tail with Lewis Robinson (58). The Warriors catching was also strong, as all ten wickets were caught. Caledonian Highlanders were all out for 168 in 47 overs.”

    Scorecard.

  • R66T UK coaching camp (13th June 2018)

    There are details of a R66T UK coaching camp on the website, taking place at West of Scotland CC on Friday 13 July 2018.  Further details are also available from David Hinchliffe (07736-320337).

  • Toilet facilities at junior matches (11th June 2018)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie wants to remind clubs that toilet facilities must be available, for players, coaches and managers, and supporters and parents, for the duration of junior matches at all home grounds.

  • Eid al-Fitr (11th June 2018)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie writes, “With Eid al-Fitr likely being on Friday this week, the 15th of June, all junior matches have been postponed by the WDJCU Committee, in all junior age groups, other than where both teams scheduled to play each other on that date wish to play their fixture, in which case it may still go ahead.”

  • Schools cricket – update (11th June 2018)

    Tim Hart reports, “Monday 11 June saw the High School of Glasgow (‘HSoG’) junior cchool host Eastwood High School (‘EHS’) in the regional semi-final of the Cricket Scotland National Secondary Schools (S1 to S3) Cup. Batting first, EHS scored 183 for 3 in twenty overs – their innings being set up by a 100-run opening partnership between Safwan Aamir and Rafay Khan.  Khan would top score with 76 and Aamir made 60. In reply, early wickets meant that EHS were always in full control – and HSoG would go on to finish 66 all out, with Arayman Tyagi taking 3 for 7 from his four overs.

    “The result means that EHS now join Hutchesons’ Grammar School in the west regional final. However, a change to the plans nationally has resulted in both schools being invited to participate at Finals Day, on Tuesday 19 June 2018, at Stirling County CC. Good luck to both schools as they represent the west region.”

  • West development manager update (31st May 2018)

    Tim Hart has circulated his May 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.

  • Schools cricket update (30th May 2018)

    Tim Hart writes, “It was yet another glorious day, as Hutchesons’ Grammar School (“HGS”) played host to Belmont Academy in the Cricket Scotland National Secondary Schools Cup (for years S1 to S3) . Batting first, at a sun-drenched Titwood (Clydesdale CC), HGS scored 136 for 3 from their twenty overs – with Nikhil Koteeswaran top scoring with 61*.

    “In reply, Belmont were always a little behind the required rate after the third over of the innings was a double-wicket maiden from Zakki Tariq.  Despite 39* from Finn Turner, Mobeen Shah’s 3 for 11 then ensured that Belmont could only finish 94 for 5. HGS now progress to the west regional final.”

  • Western Warriors Under 16s defeat Caledonian Highlanders (27th May 2018)

    David Hinchliffe writes, “On a fine Stirling day, the Western Warriors were asked to bowl by Caledonian Highlanders. The home side started with a tight opening spell, keeping the score to 39 for 0 from fifteen overs. A flurry of wickets fell in the middle, leaving the Highlanders on 67 for 7 after 30 overs. Sean Fischer-Keogh (Greenock CC, 4 for 11) and Daniel Cairns (Clydesdale CC, 3 for 19) did the damage with the ball. The Highlanders had a late order stand but eventually were all out for 117.

    “Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC) and David Sturgess (Clydesdale CC) quickly took a chunk out of the target. The pair put on a stand of 82 with Heginbottom scoring 67 in 46 balls. The Warriors made it over the line in the 23rd over, three wickets down.”

    Scorecard

  • School cricket – update (25th May 2018)

    Tim Hart reports, “Thursday, 24 May saw Titwood (Clydesdale CC) host the west regional qualifying event in the Cricket Factory BIG Blast!. The competition featured six schools, 56 players and fifteen matches. The round-robin format saw Belmont Academy (Ayrshire) emerge as the festival winners (having previously won the Ayrshire regional qualifying event!), with Holyrood Secondary School (Glasgow) finishing as runners-up. Congratulations to both schools who will now go on to represent the west region at National Finals Day, in Perth, in late June.

    “As always, a big thanks must also go to Clydesdale CC groundsman Cyril McLatchie for his help with having the ground looking in such good condition and to the teachers (and older school pupils) who helped out with umpiring and scoring on the day.”

 

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