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 update (23rd November 2017)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has contacted member clubs this evening to note that, in response to the question raised on the subject at the AGM, the percentage of league matches cancelled in season 2017 was 26% (78 matches out of a possible 296).  Ann also asked that member clubs comment on the junior competition format changes presented, respectively, by the WDJCU Committee and Cricket Scotland with comments being passed to her by Wednesday the 20th of December.

    Finally, Ann intimated that the closing date for nominations for the MB Stanger Trophy has been extended to Wednesday the 29th of November and the Committee would encourage clubs to submit nominations for the award.

  • WDJCU Indoor Super 8s (23rd November 2017)

    Tim Hart has circulated member clubs with information about this winter’s WDJCU Indoor Super 8s tournament.  An explanatory letter and entry form for the tournament can be found online.

    Tim, writes, “At the recent WDJCU AGM, it was agreed that the Under 12 tournament would be played with a softball (but full pads) this year.  It was also agreed that all entries must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.  The deadline for entering is Friday the 8th of December 2017.  It would also be very helpful if clubs could complete and return the form even if your club does not wish to enter any of the competitions.

    “If a club has any juniors who are interested in helping with scoring at the tournament, they should get in contact with me directly.  Finally, and as always, if anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact.”

  • WDJCU AGM (20th November 2017)

    The WDJCU AGM took place this evening with a new Committee being elected.  Appointed as new Chair was Parvase Majeed (Renfrew CC), as new Vice-Chair was Ammar Ashraf (East Renfrewshire CC), and as Secretary was Ann Hargie (Uddingston CC).  Details of all Committee members can be found online.

  • Cricket Scotland roadshow (20th November 2017)

    The documentation spoken to at yesterday’s roadshow in the west region, by Cricket Scotland’s Ian Sandbrook and Nic Wilson, has been uploaded to the website.

  • Western Warriors Under 14 squad (9th November 2017)

    Western Warriors Administrator Iain Murdoch has released the Western Warriors Under 14 squad selection for its winter training programme.  The squad can be viewed online, here.

  • Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket (7th November 2017)

    Tim Hart, Cricket Scotland‘s West Regional Participation Manager, writes, “I am delighted to be able to announce that there are seven clubs – Clydesdale CC, East Renfrewshire CC, Helensburgh CC, Irvine CC, Poloc CC, Uddingston CC and West of Scotland CC – who have entered this winter’s inaugural Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket programme.  And, there are six sets of fixtures before the end of the year.

    “Each week three clubs will play in a round robin format, so each club gets two games on any day. With an odd number of entrants, and over the six-week period until the end of the year, some clubs will get two fixture days and some clubs three fixture days.

    “A schedule of the rules is online and these have been kept as simple as practical. (The pitch length may need adjusted slightly – to match up with any lines on the sports hall floor!)  If each “host club” could let me know how many players each team has involved after the festival they host, that would be very much appreciated. (Match results do not, however, require to be reported as the aim of the programme is very much to get people playing more cricket and having fun – and I’m sure the players will know who has won each match anyway!)  Clubs should also sign for the booking they are “hosting” each week when they arrive.”

    The full schedule of fixtures is online here.

  • Cricket Scotland junior cricket roadshow (3rd November 2017)

    Tim Hart, Cricket Scotland‘s West Regional Participation Manager, writes, “Just a quick reminder of the exciting ‘Junior cricket roadshows’ which are happening later in November – and a thanks to the clubs who have already confirmed their attendance.  Some of our participation team were fortunate enough to be at Lord’s earlier this week to hear about some of the impact ‘All Stars Cricket‘ has had in other parts of the UK and to learn a bit more about what year two will look like – and we look forward to being able to share some of this information with you.  We are also sure that the ‘Junior cricket format’ proposals will stimulate a lot of thought and discussion. We are really keen that clubs try and bring along their age group lead coaches/team managers, etc. so we can get the opinions of those coaching ‘week in, week out’. Please could you make sure that these people are aware of the west region roadshow – at Shawholm (Poloc CC) on Sunday the 19th of November, at 3pm – and could you encourage them to make time to come along.  Finally, could you please complete the registration process for your club and any of your coaches who wish to join us at one of the roadshows.”

  • West development manager update (1st November 2017)

    Tim Hart has circulated his October 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 AGM (1st November 2017)

    The Annual General Meeting of the WDJCU will be held on Monday, 20 November 2017, at Clydesdale Cricket Club, 22 Beaton Road, Crossmyloof, Glasgow, G41 4LB.  The meeting will start at 7.30pm.  AGM papers have been emailed to member clubs’ Junior Convenors this morning.

  • Western Warriors Under 14 trial session (23rd October 2017)

    Tim Hart reports, “Following the ‘application of interest’ process, 28 players (from eleven different west region clubs) attended the Western Warriors Under 14 trial session yesterday. The day was split into two groups, with each group session having the same format – a warm-up, four fielding/movement stations and four different activities within a net-based session. Thanks to players for their effort and enthusiasm – and to the seven coaches who came along to observe and assist with delivering the sessions.”

 

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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