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 14 (12th May 2019)

    The Western Warriors Under 14s welcomed the Caledonian Highlanders to a sun-drenched Meikleriggs (Ferguslie CC) and turned in a below par performance, to fall to a four wicket defeat.

    Batting first, Bahadar Esakhiel (Clydesdale CC), Uzair Ahmad (Ferguslie CC) and Nikhil Koteeswaran (Clydesdale CC) all looked well-set – before getting out for 44, 25 and 17 respectively. Throughout the innings, the Warriors just weren’t able to form meaningful partnerships – and they finished 152 all out, with overs to spare. The innings also featured two very poor run outs – and a batter being dismissed “obstructed the field” (only because you can no longer be dismissed “handled the ball”!).

    In reply, what wasn’t needed was for the Warriors to give the Highlanders 55 free runs – 49 in wides, 4 in byes and 2 in no balls! This indiscipline, and four dropped catches, meant that despite Ahmad taking two wickets and Koteeswaran ripping through the top order (4 for 31), which left the Highlanders 54 for 5 and 96 for 6, the target was reached with fifteen overs to spare.

    There is now a two-week break before the Eastern Knights come visiting – and these two weeks will give the squad the opportunity to re-group, and to continue to work on executing the skills we know they do have, so they can turn in a much more complete performance.

    Scorecard

  • Western Warriors Under 14 (6th May 2019)

    The Western Warriors Under 14s got their 2019 campaign off to a winning start – prevailing in a nail-biting encounter with the Eastern Knights. Batting first, Clydesdale CC trio Bahadar Esakhiel (36), skipper Nikhil Koteeswaran (35) and wicket-keeper Owen Gould (32) all made very useful contributions to the total of 199 for 7 from the 40 overs. Extras did top score, with 53 – but the Warriors would quickly gift almost the same total (48) back, including two sets of 5 penalty runs for running on the wicket, and from consecutive deliveries!

    The Knights‘ reply was built around a big 114-run second wicket partnership – but some impressive spin bowling from Ferguslie CC duo Uzair Ahmad and Qasim Khan (8-0-31-1 and 5-1-11-0 respectively) managed to push the required rate beyond 7 runs per over. The Knights then got this back down to almost one run per ball, as the Warriors proceeded to drop six catches! However, Koteeswaran made the crucial breakthrough during a very impressive late innings spell – and, when Andrew Harden (Clydesdale CC) picked up the crucial wicket of McIntyre with the first ball of his second spell, the Warriors were able to control the end of the innings well. Knights 190 for 6 – with the Warriors showing great character to seal the victory.

    Next up is a home game, against the Caledonian Highlanders, this Sunday.

    Scorecard

  • WDJCU club information (28th April 2019)

    WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has updated the website with all club information and match day contact details provided to her.  Any club still to do so is urged to email any new information direct to the WDJCU Secretary.

  • School cricket update (18th April 2019)

    Cricket Scotland has released the draw for the 2019 National Secondary Schools (S1 to S3) Cup. The west region qualifying section features seven schools, playing ties on a knockout basis – with the section winners progressing to represent the region at National Finals Day, in Perth, in mid-June.  The draw is available here.

  • West development manager update (2nd April 2019)

    Tim Hart has circulated his March 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.

  • Under 14 Indoor League (28th March 2019)

    Congratulations to Clydesdale CC who have won the inaugural Cricket Scotland west region Under 14 Indoor League, by defeating Glasgow Accies CC on finals day.  With both clubs having emerged through the league stage with perfect “played four, won four” records, it seemed only fitting that a grand final would decide the winners – as well as allowing the only two unbeaten teams to play each other. Saturday the 23rd of March saw the finals take place, at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, in a “best of three” matches format.

    Glasgow Accies CC won the toss and elected to field first in game one, with Clydesdale CC’s 83 for 3 being based around Nikhil Koteeswaran (22) and Ibrahim Faisal (21) both retiring – before the pressure for a fast start led to two run outs in the first over of the reply, with Glasgow Accies CC eventually finishing 16 all out.

    Game two saw Clydesdale CC win the toss and elect to bat, with their 91 for 1 being set up by the top three batters (Koteeswaran, Sonny Cunningham and Owen Gould) all retiring – before a good all round bowling and fielding effort, including two smart stumpings from Gould, a great reaction catch from Bahadar Esakhiel and a rare indoor feat from Faisal (a wicket maiden), left Glasgow Accies CC 21 all out.

    Although finals day had concluded with a two-nil win, both teams contested a third match.  Again, Clydesdale CC batted first and they scored 99 for 6 – despite a good direct hit run from Humsa Anwar and a great catch from Zain Shaikh, but with Robin Ferguson top-scoring with 26*.  In reply, Glasgow Accies CC batted for all six overs and finished 45 for 3.

    The scorecards from the finals are available in the Document centre section of the website, along with the scorecards from all the other matches in the league.

     

  • School cricket update (19th March 2019)

    Cricket Scotland has released details of its 2019 cup competitions, for both primary and secondary schools. For more details please click here.

  • 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)

    Tim Hart has circulated his February 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.

  • Moon and Nayma (28th February 2019)

    sportscotland and Cricket Scotland have asked that we publicise an article that sportscotland is currently featuring on the SPORTSFIRST section of its website, involving two cricketers at East Kilbride CC.

    You can read the story of Moon Mughis Shaikh and her daughter, Nayma Shaikh (pictured), here.

 

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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