Welcome to the virtual home of junior cricket in the west of Scotland! Right here on westjuniorcricket.com you can find everything you need to know about junior cricket in the West District. This includes the latest news and views from the West District Junior Cricket Union, the Cricket Scotland Academy (West), Regional Development Centre (West) and 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 right here too.
After you've had a look around, why not leave us a message on the message board.
Follow us on twitter
Latest news and notices
Frank Smith Trophy Finals Day line up completed [posted 20/05/13]
Monday night also saw the final quarter-final from the [held-over] 2012 Frank Smith Trophy played. The match, at the Henry Thow Oval, saw Prestwick CC meet Poloc CC. Both side's had "Overseas Amateurs" playing, as well as a scattering of national age-group and other representative squad players, in their line-ups. Batting first, and thanks to 54 from New Zealanders Mike Allcock, and 33 from Elliott Rousen, Poloc CC posted a competitive 110 for 4 in their twenty overs. In reply, the home side got off to a fast start, reaching 60 for 3 in the tenth over. South African Jean-Pierre Erasmus - having scored 34 from just 24 balls - looked like he might guide his side to the win, but when he played on to an Allcock delivery, the pendulum swung in the Glasgow club's favour. And so, despite 31 from 42 deliveries from Ross Patterson batting a five, Prestwick CC finished 7 runs short of Poloc CC's score, thereby securing a Finals Day berth for the Shawholm youngsters this coming Sunday. The draw for Finals Day sees Clydesdale CC play Ferguslie CC in the first semi-final, and Poloc CC take on Drumpellier CC in the second.
Monday night cup results [posted 20/05/13]
Tonight was Finals Day of the inaugural Under 13 League Cup competition. And on a glorious night, weather-wise, all scheduls games were played,.....except the final itself. The match to decide the first winners, and runners-up, of the League Cup - between Stirling County CC and West of Scotland CC, at New Williamfield - was called off just before 5pm this evening, to all involved's frustration. The match will be rescheduled. Elsewhere however all the other final places were decided. Poloc CC secured 3rd place with a 12-run win over Ayr CC at Shawholm, and Clydesdale CC secured 5th over Helensburgh CC with an equally - this 10-run - narrow win. 7th place went to Greenock CC , who defeated the Weirs|Hillhead combined side, and 9th place was taken by Prestwick CC after their win at New Anniesland against Glasgow Accies CC.
There were also good individual performances on the night. Helensburgh CC's Chambers returned figures of 4-0-16-4 in his side's match against Clydesdale CC for who Ul Haq (32*) and Ashraf (30*) starred with the bat. Chambers's teammate, Oniya, also retired - having reached - 32 in this game. At Shawholm Ayr's Boyd (22*) top-scored in what was otherwise a low scoring affair. Over at New Anniesland there were batters in the runs however: Turner scored 30 not out for visitors Prestwick CC, as did Percival for Glasgow Accies CC. Turner then added to his standout performance with a "3-for" with the ball. And, finally, at Glenpark, Ware (30*) and William Goan (20) were the top-scorers as their side chased 88 to beat the Weirs|Hillhead combined side. Full results are online here, as well as on our Twitter feed. Updated league tables here.
Warriors Under 15 team selection [posted 19/05/13]
Regional Development Centre (West) Director Tim Hart today released the team selection for the Western Warriors Under 15s' opening inter-regional match of the season, the 50 overs-a-side match against Eastern Knights this Sunday coming, in Edinburgh. The match, at Watsonians CC's Myreside ground starts at noon, and is the first in 2013's inter-regional series that sees matches played between Caledonian Highlanders, Eastern Knights and Western Warriors at both Under 15 and Under 18 age groups. The selected team is online here.
Kwik Cricket season begins [posted 19/05/13]
Sunday the 19th of May saw the first WDJCU Under 10 Kwik Cricket festival of 2013 take place. Ayr CC were the hosts - on their astroturf pitch. Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC, Kilmarnock CC, Prestwick CC and Stenhousemuir CC all had players attending the festival. There were several big hits from the batters, plenty of wickets taken by the bowlers, some great pieces of fielding and lots of encouraging from supporting coaches and parents. Thanks must go to Stuart Jefferson and all the other helpers from Ayr CC who ensured that, at the third attempt, the Under 10 season got off to a good start. We've a few pcitures from the morning's action in the Gallery.
Kwik Cricket, Sunday the 19th of May [posted 18/05/13]
Clubs are asked to note that tomorrow's scheduled Under 10 Kwik Cricket festival being hosterd by Ayr CC is still on. The festival will be played on the Alloway club's all-weather astro-turf football pitch, adjacent to the cricket oval.
Friday night results [posted 17/05/13]
Perhaps there was something in the air tonight? And whatever it was, it resulted in a number of very close matches in the junior leagues. At The Tryst Greenock CC sneaked home by just 1 run against Stenhousemuir in the sides Under 11 match, the visitors getting a wicket off the last ball to see Stenhousemuir CC lose out by the smallest of margins. Meanwhile at Hughenden in Glasgow's west end, the Drumpellier|Uddingston combined Under 15 team was pipping Hillhead CC at the post, the margin of victory in this one only 6 runs. And it was a high-scoring match: 135 for 6 beating 129 for 5. There were runs for Humza Sabri (48) and Aziz (37) for the Lanarkshire combined side, whilst the star performers for the home side were Jack Holland (a "3-for") and Green with an unbeaten 31. Another 6-run win was also being recorded in the Under 11 clash at New Anniesland between Glasgow Accies CC (95 for 6) and East Kilbride CC (74 for 3). The home side's win came despite the heroics of East Kilbride CC's Nicol with the ball, the visiting youngster taking 4 for 19. And, finally on the subject of close games, the Under 11 Paisley derby at Whitehaugh between Kelburne CC and Ferguslie CC saw the Meikleriggs side eek out a win by just 4 runs. Ferguslie CC's 101 for 6 batting second, with Reece Wylie and Cameron Black getting "3-fors" for Kelburne CC, was just enough to secure the win.
Elsewhere, Ayr CC beat Prestwick CC in the Under 15 league, Shujaa Khan's 100 (from just 55 deliveries) being the difference between the two Ayrshire sides on the night, as well as being - arguably - the standout individual performance of the night as a whole too. Ollie Hendrikse's bowling figures of 3-1-5-3, for Ayr CC, are also worthy of mention. Also in the Under 15 League, Ferguslie|Kelburne defeated Glasgow Accies CC by 24 runs, thanks in the main to Lucas Farndale's 51 and Taimoor Ahmed's 63, the two putting on 121 for the opening wicket. The final Under 15 result saw a win for Poloc CC at Glenpark, the Glasgow side winning by 55 runs. Uzzair Shah top-scored for Poloc CC in the first innings with 33 not out, but wasn't the top scorer on the night, this honour going to Greenock CC's Harry Briggs (48*). The other Under 11 results in matches played this evening saw Clydesdale CC beat Ayr CC at Titwood by 47 runs, and Poloc CC beat West of Scotland CC by 58 runs at Shawholm. Full league results are online here, as well as on our Twitter feed. Updated league tables here.
Under 10 Kwik Cricket [posted 16/05/13]
This Sunday's Under 10 Kwik Cricket festival at Ayr CC's New Cambusdoon ground is definitely on. After the first two festivals - scheduled for the last two Sundays - were cancelled, this week's festival's hosts are confident that Sunday's event will take place. Junior Convenors are reminded they should let the host club know if they are planning on attending the festival, and, if possible, indicate how many players they will be bringing.
Frank Smith Trophy draw [posted 14/05/13]
The draw for the 2013 Frank Smith Trophy - the 50th year of the trophy, first played for in 1964 - was made this evening. The draw's online now. The fourteen Under 18 league sides are entered into the trophy, with first round matches being played on Friday the 25th of May. Two clubs - Glasgow Accies CC and Kelburne CC - got byes in the first round and so await two winners from May the 25th's matches. All ten of the previous winners of the trophy, first won in 1964 by Uddingston CC - are in this year's draw, including current holders Ferguslie CC. The trophy's rules and an accompany letter to participating clubs are online too.
West Regional Development Centre batters dominate in Schools' Cup [posted 14/05/13]
The first round of Cricket Scotland's National Secondary Schools' Cup was dominated by top scores from members of the Regional Development Centre (West). Eastwood High School, led by 53* from Lewis James (Poloc CC), scored 92 for 2 from their sixteen overs against Shawlands Academy - before Shawlands were dismissed for only 26. The match between The High School of Glasgow and The Glasgow Academy saw the highest individual score of the round - as The Glasgow Academy recorded a 24-run victory, largely thanks to 67 from Cameron Horn (HIllhead CC). The highest team score was posted by Hutchesons' Grammar School in their game against Holyrood Secondary School as, led by 42 from Gregor Anderson (Clydesdale CC), they scored 194 for 5 in their 20 overs - before going on to complete a 150-run victory. Round 2 will see Hutchesons' Grammar School host Eastwood Academy, with The Glasgow Academy travelling to play the winners of the outstanding first round tie between Kelvinside Academy and Lomond School.
West Under 12s return from Cumbria victorious [posted 13/05/13]
Tim Hart reports on yesterday's successful trip to the north-west of England by the West District Under 12s, and their two wins against their young Cumbrian counterparts. Read Tim's report online. There are also scorecards from both games - a 35 overs-a-side match, a fun T10! There's also a picture of the Under 12 team online in the gallery.
The rest of the current month's WDJCU news can be found on the WDJCU news page, the current month's Western Cricket Academy news on the Academy news page, the current month's RDC news on the RDC news page, and the current month's Area Development Group news on the Area Groups news.
Old news can be found online, in the WDJCU archive section, the Academy archive section, the RDC archive section, and the Area Group archive section. News is generally archived monthly.
Copyright, WDJCU, 2009 - 2013
Check out the weather before setting out - we like the Met' Office site best! To see what it's saying about the weather in west, click on the Met' Office logo below to go to its website.