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, Cricket Scotland’s Regional Academy and Regional Development Centre, and the Western Warriors 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 season averages (22nd September 2017)

    Season 2017’s averages for both the Under 15 and Under 18 Western Warriors have been added to the website.  These can be viewed along with previous season’s averages here.

  • Kwik Cricket, Sunday 24 September 2017 (22nd September 2017)

    The final Under 10 Kwik Cricket festival takes place this Sunday, at East Kilbride CC‘s “Torrance House” ground.  For more information, please contact Derek Wright.

  • Finals Days review (19th September 2017)

    There are reports on both the weekend’s Finals Day online now.

  • 2017 league winners (17th September 2017)

    With this weekend’s Under 11 and Under 13 Finals Days being successfully completed, 2017’s league winners are now all know.  The roll of honour for 2017 is:

    Under 11 League: champions: Ferguslie CC, runners-up: Uddingston CC
    Under 13 League: champions: Clydesdale CC; runners-up: Poloc CC
    Under 14 League: champions: Renfrew CC; runners-up: Clydesdale CC
    Under 15 League: champions: Clydesdale CC; runners-up: Ferguslie|Kelburne
    Under 16 League: champions: Prestwick CC; runners-up: East Renfrewshire|Renfrew
    Under 18 League: champions: Clydesdale CC; runners-up: Poloc CC

    Congratulations to all the winners, including Under 11 champions Ferguslie CC (below, left), and Under 13 Champions Clydesdale CC (below, right), both pictured below at the end of their respective Finals Days. The WDJCU’s thanks are due to Ferguslie CC for hosting both this weekend’s play-offs, in particular Junior Convenor Sam Scott, and the club’s groundstaff and volunteers.

        

  • ECB Certificate in coaching children’s cricket (UKCC Level 2) (16th September 2017)

    Tim Hart writes, “I can confirm dates for the ECB Certificate in coaching children’s cricket (UKCC Level 2) course which it is planned to run if there is enough interest. The course is scheduled as follows:

    Dates: Saturday 7 October, Sunday 8 October, Saturday 4 November, and Saturday 2 December 2017
    Venue: All Saints Secondary School, Glasgow
    Time: 10am to 5pm

    “This course is designed to help to develop coaches’ confidence and equip them with the knowledge, understanding and applied skills to lead coaching sessions for children and create safe, fun, player-centred environments. This course is for coaches who are going to predominantly coach children from six to thirteen years old. Candidates need to be able to attend on all four dates. Coaches who think they might be interested in this UKCC Level 2 course should get in contact with me for more information.”

  • Under 13s and Under 11s Finals Days (15th September 2017)

    After last week’s under 11s Finals Day was washed out, this weekend sees it being replayed, as well as the Under 13 Finals Day being played.  The Under 13s will play as scheduled on Saturday, and the Under 11s on Sunday.  All six T20 matches will be at Meikleriggs, home of Ferguslie CC, and the WDJCU is extremely grateful for the Paisley club’s hosting of both days cricket.

    The schedules for the two days are:

    Under 13 League play-offs
    Saturday, 16 September 2017

    Semi-final #1 (11am): Clydesdale CC versus Ferguslie CC
    Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Glasgow Accies versus Poloc CC
    Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

    Under 11 League play-offs
    Sunday, 17 September 2017

    Semi-final #1 (11am): Clydesdale CC versus Uddingston CC
    Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Ferguslie CC versus East Renfrewshire CC
    Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

  • Coach Support Worker course (14th September 2017)

    Tim Hart writes, “There is an upcoming ‘Coach Support Worker’ course, the details of which are:

    Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017;
    Venue: Hutchesons’ Grammar School (G41 4NW);
    Time: 10am to 4.30pm;
    Cost: £20.

    The course is designed to help to develop your confidence and equip attendees with the knowledge, understanding and skills to support a qualified coach during coaching sessions. It will help them create a great environment for coaching to take place in.  There is no formal assessment, but candidates must be sixteen years old and need to have a PVG Scheme Membership* and a Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate* to enable their certificate to be released after the course.”

    * Cricket Scotland can provide support to candidates to help them to obtain these

  • Under 11 Finals Day cancelled (9th September 2017)

    Tomorrow’s Under 11 Finals Day, at Meikleriggs, has been cancelled because of the weather.  A rescheduled date will be discussed early next week, with a view – if possible – to completing the league programme this year.

  • Under 11 League and Under 13 League play-offs and Finals Days (4th September 2017)

    The arrangements for this season’s Under 11 League and Under 13 League play-offs and Finals Days are set out below. Both Finals Days will be at Meikleriggs and the WDJCU is again grateful to Ferguslie CC for hosting these.

    Sunday, 10 September 2017: Under 11s Finals Day; and
    Saturday, 16 September 2017: Under 13s Finals Day.

    The online league results and tables are believed to be up-to-date.  Matches in the two age-group leagues can be played until Friday this week. However, no results received after midnight on Friday 8 September will count towards determining the qualifiers for the two finals days.  Therefore, please review the results and league tables on the website to check whether they agree with your own records. errors identified will, of course, be corrected, again up to midnight this Friday.

    The two Finals Day matches will take place as follows:

    Under 11 League play-offs
    Sunday, 10 September 2017

    Semi-final #1 (11am): Region A winner versus Region B runner-up
    Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Region B winner versus Region A runner-up
    Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

    At present (Monday 4 September, 2.45pm) this would see Clydesdale versus Uddingston; and Ferguslie versus East Renfrewshire.

    Under 13 League play-offs
    Saturday, 16 September 2017

    Semi-final #1 (11am): Region A winner versus Region B runner-up
    Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Region B winner versus Region A runner-up
    Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

    At present (Monday 4 September, 2.45pm) this would see Clydesdale versus Ferguslie; and Glasgow Accies versus Poloc.

  • Clydesdale win Under 13 League Cup, 2016 (31st August 2017)

    Tonight saw the playing of the held-over 2016 final of the Under 13 League Cup.  Tim Hart reports.

    “Clydesdale won the toss and elected to bat first in the 2016 Under 13 League Cup final, at Titwood in Glasgow. Openers Humza Zulfiqar and Nikhil Koteeswaran built a good base for the innings – although both found it a little challenging to rotate the strike consistently against the early Ayr spin attack of Calum McCormick and Jonny Faulkner. Zulfiqar reached his 30 and retired in the tenth over and by the end of the thirteenth over the score was 68 for 0. Zakki Tariq then took the attack to the Ayr bowlers and, after Koteeswaran was run out for a very useful 29, skipper David Sturgess produced exactly the sort of ‘cameo’ innings his side really needed. Tariq was very well caught by a diving Nari Bhandari, off the bowling of Ryan Parry, for 24 – but Sturgess saw the innings through, finishing 27* (off just eleven deliveries, including hitting the only 6 of the match). Clydesdale 120 for 3 off their eighteen overs, despite McCormick’s good spell of 4-0-17-1.

         

    “In reply, Ayr needed to get off to a good start. However, Faizan Rauf and Tariq didn’t allow the batters to settle and, with Rauf picking up two early wickets, Ayr were 14 for 2 off five overs. The eight bowlers used all offered good control – and only Bhandari (14) looked comfortable in rotating the strike on a regular basis. For Clydesdale, Saifullah Ahmadzai (two) and Sanand Coburn, Shahan Raja and Harjot Singh (all one each) were the other wicket takers. Ayr 53 for 7 off their eighteen overs. Clydesdale winners by 67 runs and 2016 Under 13 League Cup winners.”

 

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