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

  • Western Warriors Under 16s – update (15th November 2018)

    Following the player nomination process where clubs were asked to nominate players, the Western Warriors management has now invited players to attend a trial session next Sunday (Sunday the 25th of November 2018), at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Sports Hall (21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW).

    Players, or their parents/guardians, and clubs, will be notified by email of their inclusion, or not, for the trial.  Anyone wishing further information should contact the Under 16 Lead Coach David Hinchliffe (07736-320337).

    A list of the players invited to trial can be found online.

  • Indoor Kwik Cricket – update (14th November 2018)

    The series of indoor Kwik Cricket festivals restarts this coming Sunday (Sunday the 18th of November), at Uddingston Grammar School.  The festival will be an Under 12 event, hosted by East Kilbride CC – with Kilmarnock CC and Uddingston CC being the other clubs participating.

  • Western Warriors Under 14s – update (13th November 2018)

    Following the process where players were asked to submit an “application of interest”, the Western Warriors management has now invited players to attend a trial session this Sunday (Sunday the 18th of November 2018), at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Sports Hall (21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW).

    Players, or their parents/guardians, should have received an email earlier this afternoon (Tuesday the 13th of November 2018).  Anyone wishing further information should contact the Under 14 Lead Coach Tim Hart (07825-172346).

    A list of the players invited to trial can be found online.

  • West participation forum (12th November 2018)

    Tim Hart reports, “Cricket Scotland hosted a first-ever west region participation forum on Sunday the 11th of November 2018, at “Titwood” in Glasgow. Led by myself and West Region Women and Girls Development Officer Rosy Ryan, the forum focused on ‘All Stars Cricket’ (specifically the ‘Money can’t buy experience’), provided an overview of latest range of programmes available within the women and girls environment (including a big reveal of a new, and exciting, development), invited feedback on the junior formats (which were introduced for the first time in 2018) and re-capped on other support available to clubs through other key partner organisations.  Thanks to Clydesdale CC for hosting and to the sixteen people, from twelve different clubs, who attended and provided some very valuable feedback for Cricket Scotland.”

  • Congratulations (12th November 2018)

    The WDJCU Committee would like to congratulate Cricket Scotland‘s West Region Women and Girls Development Officer, Rosy Ryan (pictured) who has been recognised at “Role Model of the Year” at the recent Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner. The dinner took place in Glasgow, on Friday the 9th of November 2018, and was a celebration of a great year of female success in sport in Scotland.  Rosy’s effervescence, passion and commitment are clear for all to see – and these characteristics have made her a significant driving force in the recent growth of the game in the west region. Rosy is able to provide a great first experience for everyone trying our sport for the first time and she has created a new training programme called CricHIIT to encourage more women and girls throughout the country to keep fit, socialise and develop some new skills – while having lots of fun.

    More information about Rosy’s fantastic success can be found on the Cricket Scotland website.

  • Stirling County CC – new Junior Convenor (8th November 2018)

    Stirling County CC has appointed a new Junior Convenor, Brian Hamley taking on the role from Ian Shaw.

  • Western Warriors Under 16 women trials (8th November 2018)

    Rosy Ryan, writes, “Nominations from clubs, for the Western Warriors Under 16 women’s squad for 2018-19 are being sought. There will be two trials held on Sunday, 18 November 2018 and Sunday, 2 December  2018 at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Sports Hall between 4pm  and 6pm.  Nominees should come on both of these dates.

    “The Western Warriors Under 16 women is the regional team for the west of Scotland and will compete in summer fixtures against three other Under 16 women’s squads: Caledonian North Highlanders, Caledonian South Highlanders and Eastern Knights. These fixtures will form part of the selection process for the Scotland Under 17 girls. For more information about the female player pathway please see the online document.

    “Players must be under 16 on 1 September 2018. As we continue to grow numbers in women’s cricket, please be aware that last year we had players as young as 12 in the squad. It is essential that players have hardball experience and are keen to develop their cricket further.

    “Please also be aware that as our numbers and programmes, both in participation and performance, continue to grow, clashes between practices and fixtures are unavoidable. We do our very best to keep them to a minimum and avoid clashes with large numbers of players overlapping.

    “Clubs should send nominees’ names, dates of birth, contact email addresses and a short description of their cricketing experience and/or achievements with a description of players’ role within the club team (for example top-order RH bat, off-spin bowler, wicket-keeper:batters, etc).

    “If selected after the trial process, players will have to commit to the following indoor programme that will start in January.

    “A winter training programme consisting of seven indoor training sessions on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon between 4pm and 6pm at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Sports Centre on the following dates:

    Sundays 13 and 27 January 2019;
    Sundays 10 and 24 February 2019;
    Saturdays 16 and 23 March 2019; and
    Sunday 14 April 2019.

    “This will be followed by summer training of which the dates/venues are still to be confirmed.  The player contribution to cost of the programme for the whole year is £60, and players will receive branded t-shirt, zip top jumper and playing/training trousers.

    “The 2018-19 coaching and management team is as follows:

    Lead coach: Ramzan Mohammed
    Assistant Coach: Rosy Ryan
    Team Manager: Rosy Ryan

    “If anything is unclear, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. We look forward to receiving nominations for the trial dates.”

  • Annual general meeting (8th November 2018)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie writes, “Please note the WDJCU AGM is confirmed as scheduled for Monday the 26th of November, at 7pm,.  It will be held at “Titwood” (Clydesdale CC) in Glasgow.  The agenda will be issued in due course.  Clubs should please confirm their planned attendance, or apologies, to me.”

  • Kwik Cricket update (4th November 2018)

    Tim Hart reports, “Today saw the first of the Cricket Scotland Under 10 west region indoor Kwik Cricket festivals take place.  As with the Under 12 tournament last week, Uddingston Grammar School was once again the venue. The three clubs involved this week were: Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC and Uddingston CC. Thanks to all the players and the coaches, and parents, who supported the event.

    “The programme of festivals will now take a one-week break (for Remembrance Sunday) – before resuming, on Sunday the 18th of November, with another Under 12 festival.”

  • Cricket Scotland coaching update (3rd November 2018)

    Tim Hart reports, “Cricket Scotland hosted a ‘Coach Support Worker’ workshop at Eastwood High School on Saturday the 3rd of November. The UKCC Level 1-equivalent course helped sixteen people, from five west region clubs (and two East region clubs), to gain more knowledge and skills which will help them to support coaching programmes at their clubs. Thanks to everyone for their efforts and enthusiasm on the day.” 

 

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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