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

  • Under 14 Indoor League (21st January 2019)

    Tim Hart reports, “Sunday the 20th of January saw round two in the new Cricket Scotland west region Under 14 Indoor League.  This week’s tri-series featured Clydesdale CC, Ferguslie CC and Kilmarnock CC – with 21 different players participating, supported by three umpires. Clydesdale CC won both their matches, with Ferguslie CC being victorious in one of their two. In the matches, Clydesdale CC pair Bahadar Esakhiel and Owen Gould combined to score 84 runs off just 21 deliveries – with Gould retiring in both his innings too.

    Esakhiel retired once (off just four deliveries!) and Uzair Ahmad (Ferguslie CC), Sonny Cunningham (Clydesdale CC), Ibrahim Faisal (Clydesdale CC), Harry Manley (Ferguslie CC), Nikhil Koteeswaran (Clydesdale CC), Greg Shaw (Ferguslie CC), Dhruv Shenoy (Clydesdale CC) and Adam Tahir (Ferguslie CC) all continued to show that bat is dominating ball in this new series, with all retiring once too – and, although he didn’t quite make the mandatory retirement score of 20, Kilmarnock CC’s Oliver Bowden provided the backbone to his team’s batting efforts – with 19* and 14. Meanwhile, with the ball, Blair Cameron and Qasim Khan (both Ferguslie CC) took the plaudits, as both bowled a wicket maiden – and in the same match!

    Scorecards

  • Under 12 indoor Kwik Cricket (21st January 2019)

    The new series of Under 12 indoor Kwik Cricket festivals got underway on Sunday the 20th of January, at Uddingston Grammar School. The first, of ten, festivals saw teams from Hillhead CC, Uddingston CC and West of Scotland CC compete in a round-robin format. As with the series of festivals towards the end of 2018, the results were less important than the enjoyment had by all eighteen participants – and thanks must go to all parents, coaches and umpires for the support given on the day.  Next week will see Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC and Glasgow Accies CC come together for a similar tri-series of matches.

  • Under 12 indoor Kwik Cricket (19th January 2019)

    Tim Hart writes, “Six clubs, ten weeks, 30 matches! Cricket Scotland can now confirm details of the latest series of Under 12 indoor Kwik Cricket festivals.  Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC, Glasgow Accies CC, Hillhead CC, Uddingston CC and West of Scotland CC will be participating in a total of 30 indoor Kwik Cricket matches, spread over ten consecutive Sundays, before the end of March – with each club playing ten matches. More information is available in the document centre.

  • Western Warriors update (14th January 2019)

    The Western Warriors are delighted to be able to confirm their Under 14, Under 16 and Girls Under 16 squads for their winter training programmes. The Under 14 and Under 16 training programmes are running in specific “skill-sets” and all players listed are involved in at least one of the “skill-sets” within the two age-group programmes. The full list of players can be found online and contact details for the coaches can be found here (linked to the Contact us section please).

  • Child wellbeing and protection training (10th January 2019)

    Cricket Scotland has contacted clubs noting, “Colin McDougall will be delivering child wellbeing and protection training at Titwood on Sunday the 20th of January 2019.  Two separate sessions will be delivered on the day:

    10am to 1pm: “In Safe Hands 1

    This will incorporate specific guidance on the Cricket Scotland Club Child Protection Policy.
    This course is aimed at club Child Protection Officers, Junior Convenors, etc.

    1.30pm to 3pm: “PVG training

    This is aimed at clubs who have not yet engaged and clubs where the person undertaking the CPO role has changed since the initial training.

    We would strongly encourage clubs to make use of this opportunity.  Numbers are restricted to twenty for each course so could you please reply to Iain Murdoch by close of business on Thursday the 18th of January 2019 with names for each of the courses.”

  • Under 14 Indoor League (6th January 2019)

    Tim Hart reports, “The Cricket Scotland west region Under 14 Indoor League got underway on Sunday the 6th of January 2019, with teams from Ayr CC, Glasgow Accies CC and Poloc CC competing in a mini round-robin match format. On the day, Glasgow Accies CC won both their matches and Poloc CC won one of their two.  There were outstanding batting performances from Rory Paterson (Glasgow Accies CC) and Moiz Maqsood (Poloc CC) as both batters retired in both of their innings – and Fraser Nixon (Ayr CC), Ritvik Maheshwari (Glasgow Accies CC) and Hassaan Mehmood and Shahan Raja (both Poloc CC) each retired in one of their innings too. With the ball, Mikaeel Shabbir (Glasgow Accies CC) excelled as he took two wickets in three deliveries in his first match.  Thanks to all 22 players who participated – and to the coaches, parents and umpires who provided support on the inaugural afternoon of the Under 14 Indoor League.”

    Scorecards

  • Indoor Super 8s (30th December 2018)

    Pictured below are the Clydesdale CC teams who were winners in each of the age-group Indoor Super 8s tournaments completed between Christmas and New Year.  A review of the tournament can also be found online here.

    Clydesdale CC Under 12s

    Clydesdale CC Under 15s

    Clydesdale CC Under 19s

  • Indoor Super 8s, draw (19th December 2018)

    The draws for this year’s Indoor Super 8s tournament – sponsored by Belt Up Trophies – have been made, and can be found online.  The Under 19 tournament draw saw the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined team in Group A along with the Clydesdale II team and Poloc CC.  Group B features Clydesdale CC, the Clydesdale III team and Uddingston CC.  In the Under 15 event Group A sees Ferguslie CC, Glasgow Accies CC, Poloc CC and Uddingston CC drawn together.  Then, in Group B, Clydesdale CC, the Clydesdale II team, East Renfrewshire CC and the Hillhead|West of Scotland combined team face each other.  And, finally, in the Under 12 age-group Glasgow Accies CC, Uddingston CC and Weirs CC were drawn together in Group A, with East Kilbride CC, East Renfrewshire CC and Clydesdale CC being the teams to face each other in the Group B matches.

  • MB Stanger Trophy (11th December 2018)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie writes, “The MB Stanger Trophy has been awarded annually since 2006, to a young club member of a WDJCU club who has made a significant contribution to their club’s advancement or well being, or has otherwise promoted the game of cricket in a meritorious way.  The award, therefore, and crucially, is not awarded to the west district’s best player, but, rather, reflects a much wider contribution to cricket.  Please send nominations and information on nominee applications to me by the deadline of 19 December.”

  • Cricket Scotland Under 14 indoor league (5th December 2018)

    Cricket Scotland is delighted to announce a new addition to the playing opportunities available to young players within the west region – a new Under 14 indoor, hardball league.  The league, which will follow a similar format to the WDJCU Indoor Super 8s, will take place on four Sundays during January and February 2019 and further information is available here or by contacting Tim Hart.

 

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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