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
- School cricket update (19th March 2019)
- Easter cricket camp (14th March 2019)
Information is online about an Easter cricket camp being run by The Glasgow Academy.
- West development manager update (1st March 2019)
- Moon and Nayma (28th February 2019)
- Western Warriors, coach support workshop, 3 March 2019 (22nd February 2019)
The Western Warriors is delighted to be able to offer a CPD opportunity to all coaches within the west region, via a coach support workshop. The workshop will focus on the theme of batting against spin and will be based around the Western Warriors Under 14 training session on Sunday the 3rd of March 2019. Please see the online poster for more details. If you know of any coach who might be interested in attending this workshop, please let them know it is on.
- Under 14 Indoor League (18th February 2019)
Tim Hart writes, “Sunday saw the final round of scheduled matches in the 2019 Under 14 Indoor League – with 36 different players representing the five teams who were participating. In match one, the Glasgow Accies CC’s victory over Kilmarnock CC was set up by a good all-round bowling display from the North Glasgow side – highlighted by Rory Paterson bowling a maiden and Zak Iqbal a wicket maiden! Match two saw Uddingston CC bat first and score 51 for 2 from their six overs – a total which Glasgow Accies CC chased quickly, thanks to Paterson scoring 22* and retiring. After 1.1 overs of match three, Ferguslie CC looked to be in a little trouble against Poloc CC, but a great partnership from Craig Glassford and Greg Shaw (with both scoring 22* and retiring) saw Ferguslie CC recover from 6 for 2 to score 81 for 2. The early reply from Poloc CC mirrored the Ferguslie CC innings: Adam Tahir took two wickets to leave Poloc CC 4 for 2, before both Hassaan Mehmood (22*) and Shahan Raja (21*) retired. However, tighter bowling from Ferguslie CC would ultimately be the difference – the Paisley side emerging victorious by 16 runs.
With the scheduled matches now complete, Clydesdale CC and Glasgow Accies CC both have a record of played four, won four, with Clydesdale sitting top of the table, by virtue of being 4.11 runs ahead on net run rate.
- Under 14 Indoor League (4th February 2019)
Tim Hart reports, “Sunday saw the latest round of fixtures in the new Cricket Scotland West Region Under 14 Indoor League. This round featured a tri-series between Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC and Uddingston CC. Ayr CC’s win over Uddingston CC, in the first match, was built around both their opening batters (Lewis Lilley and Dylan Neil) scoring 20s and retiring – the Ayrshire side winning with two deliveries to spare. In game two, Clydesdale CC defeated Uddingston CC – with the batters again taking ‘centre-stage’, as Sonny Cunningham, Bahadar Esakhiel, Owen Gould and Nikhil Koteeswaran all scored 20 or more. The final match saw Ayr CC restricted to 31 for 2 off their six overs – with Clydesdale CC chasing the target within three overs.
“The fixtures continue in two weeks – with five clubs (Ferguslie CC, Glasgow Accies CC, Kilmarnock CC, Poloc CC and Uddingston CC) playing across the three matches.”
- West development manager update (29th January 2019)
- 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!”
- 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.
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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