WDJCU Secretary writes, “The WDJCU Committee would like to thank all clubs for their efforts over summer 2018’s season of cricket. All leagues and cups are now completed and I am sure most are having a well-earned break before winter training and tournaments commence. As a Committee we would like constructive feedback on all age-group and playing formats that clubs entered this season in order to compose an overall reflection of the changes introduced this year. When sending on reflective comments please substantiate these with rationale so that, as a Committee, we can collate responses and review.”
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, 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
- Season reflections (17th September 2018)
- Western Warriors Youth season statistics (7th September 2018)
The 2018 season statistics for both the Western Warriors Under 14 and Under 16 squads are now online.
- West development manager update (4th September 2018)
- Under 18 Scottish Cup success (2nd September 2018)
Clydesdale CC won the 2018 Under 18 Scottish Cup today at “Titwood” after, following a semi-final win against Grange CC (winning by losing fewer wickets), they went on to defeat Forfarshire CC by nine wickets in the final. Both victories saw impressive batting performances from Angus Guy (40* and 36*) and David Sturgess (45 and 33*), Daniel Cairns (8-0-39-4), Faizan Rauf (5-1-17-3) and Junaid Rauf (8-0-30-4) returning the standout bowling figures. Congratulations to the Clydesdale CC team (pictured below) on winning the trophy, the third year in a row the Glasgow southside club has done so.
- WDJCU Finals Days (30th August 2018)
WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has circulated details of this season’s end-of-season Finals Days. These are set out below.
Saturday, 1 September 2018, “Titwood”, Glasgow (Clydesdale CC)
11am: Plate Final: East Renfrewshire CC v Hillhead|Renfrew
2:30pm Cup Final: East Kilbride|Weirs v Clydesdale CC
Sunday, 2 September 2018, “Meikleriggs”, Paisley (Ferguslie CC)
11am: Semi-final 1: Clydesdale CC v East Kilbride|Weirs
2pm: Semi-final 2: Glasgow Accies CC v Ferguslie CC
5pm: Final: winner semi-final 1 v winner semi-final 2.
Saturday, 8 September 2018, “Hamilton Crescent”, Glasgow (West of Scotland CC)
11am: Semi-final 1: Glasgow Accies CC v Ferguslie CC
2pm: Semi-final 2: Clydesdale CC v Renfrew|West of Scotland
5pm: Final: winner semi-final 1 v winner semi-final 2
Ann Hargie comments, “Match start times are approximate depending on weather and light conditions. The WDJCU would like to welcome spectators to all the Finals Days, to enjoy watching what are expected to be some very keenly contested matches and great adverts for youth cricket in the west region. Congratulations and good luck to all on their respective Finals Days.
- Under 11s Finals Day (29th August 2018)
Ann Hargie, WDJCU Secretary, writes, “I can now confirm the teams that have made it through to the Under 11s Finals Day on 1 September. They, and the games they will play on Finals Day, are:
Plate Final: 11am
Venue: “Titwood”, (Clydesdale CC)
East Renfrewshire v Hillhead/Renfrew
Grand Final: 2.30pm
Venue: “Titwood”, (Clydesdale CC)
East Kilbride/Weirs v Clydesdale
“Matches will be played in the post-split format, and are not ‘pairs cricket’. Teams are eight-a-side. Congratulations, and good luck to all the teams and clubs involved.”
- Frank Smith Trophy (27th August 2018)
Clydesdale CC won the 2018 Under 16 Frank Smith Trophy this evening, following a 62-run victory over Glasgow Accies CC at Titwood on Glasgow’s southside. Batting first, Clydesdale scored 131 for 6 off their 20 overs. Their innings was based around an outstanding, and match-winning, innings of 76* (71 deliveries) from David Sturgess, with Struan Walker (29 off twenty deliveries) providing excellent support, during a key 56-run partnership for the third wicket. For Glasgow Accies CC, Sambhav Chadha, John Greene and Andrew Robinson all took one wicket.
In reply, very controlled opening spells from Taha Khan and Junaid Rauf (4-0-5-2 and 4-1-8-1 respectively) meant that Glasgow Accies CC were quickly well behind the required run-rate. Despite 30* from John Greene, they would only finish on 69 for 6 from their 20 overs – Clydesdale CC skipper Daniel Cairns helped to keep the squeeze on the scoring with figures of 4-0-9-0, with support coming from Faizan Rauf and Tarun Koteeswaran who both took wickets.
Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their victory.
- Frank Smith Trophy (21st August 2018)
Clydesdale CC and Glasgow Accies CC have progressed to the final of the Frank Smith Trophy after semi-final wins tonight over Stenhousemuir CC and Greenock CC, respectively. The Titwood club’s win saw them restrict Stenhousemuir CC to 82 for 9 after posting 123 for 4. David Sturgess top-scored for Clydesdale CC, with 31, with Daniel Cairns chipping in with 23 not out. For the Larbert club, Lucas Laing took 2 for 25. In the Stenhousemuir CC reply, only Laing, again, with 24, threatened to lead a successful run-chase, with Faizan Rauf (3 for 15) and Abhishek Sinha (2 for 16) returning the stand-out bowling figures.
- Frank Smith Trophy (17th August 2018)
Glasgow Accies CC have progressed to the semi-finals of the Frank Smith Trophy after an independent coin toss decided the quarter-final tie with Ayr CC in the favour of the Glasgow West End club.
- Western Warriors Under 16s – update (16th August 2018)
Tim Hart reports, “CSE Dubai completed their tour of Scotland with an ODI fixture against the Western Warriors Under 16s, at Titwood. The Warriors won the toss, elected to field first and Fletcher Rao (Prestwick CC) and Faizan Rauf (Clydesdale CC) made key early breakthroughs – both with the help of stand-in wicket-keeper Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC)! Rauf picked up another key wicket with the score on 53 but Shah and Ali then built a dangerous looking partnership for the fourth wicket. Drinks came at great time for the Warriors and allowed the bowlers to come up with a plan. The plan then worked perfectly as Shah was caught for 50 off the second ball after the re-start. This was the first wicket of an incredible ‘man of the match’ spell from Junaid Rauf (Clydesdale CC), as he finished with figures of 7-2-32-6! Despite an aggressive 42 from guest player Akram Shakoor of Stirling County CC, CSE Dubai finished 153 all out off 36 overs.
“In reply, despite the loss of an early wicket, Shahzad Ahmad (Ferguslie CC) and Muhaymen Majeed (Renfrew CC) built a very good partnership of 115 for the second wicket. The right/left partnership worked perfectly from a Warriors perspective, as the CSE Dubai bowlers struggled to find consistency – and the batters took full advantage to rotate the strike, as well as profiting from 24 wide deliveries! Although Ahmad (35) was dismissed just after the third rain break, skipper Daniel Cairns (Clydesdale CC) added a busy 18* and he and Majeed saw the side home. Majeed would deservedly finish 62* – his runs coming off 99 deliveries and including seven boundaries.
“Thanks to CSE Dubai for offering some competitive cricket during their tour, to the umpires who have stood and to both Clydesdale CC and Kelburne CC for their support with hosting matches.”
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