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

  • Female cricket pathways (20th November 2018)

    Nic Wilson, Cricket Scotland’s Female Participation Manager, has circulated a document on female cricket pathways today, and this can be viewed online.  Nic writes, “The new female cricket pathways document shows the current programmes for females at both participation and performance level. This document will be added to Cricket Scotland website very shortly.  To ensure growth [in the women’s game] it is vital to provide several entry points into female cricket, covering all ages, and readers will see these in the left column under FIRST EXPERIENCE.  Next to this is the ‘traditional’ club pathway, incorporating competitions like the Women’s Premier League, Beyond Boundaries Women’s Scottish Cup and The Wee Bash.  We will be promoting a new concept in 2019 – the Female Cricket Hub, watch this space!

    “The regional programme consists of two women’s teams: the Eagles representing the east and the Stormers representing Caledonia and the west. Below that sit four regional Under 16 teams aligned with the male pathway Eastern Knights, Western Warriors and Caledonia Highlanders North and South.

    “The national pathway is self-explanatory with an ever-expanding programme for all teams involved.

    “Cricket Scotland are committed to increasing female participation in our clubs and schools and taking our representative teams to new heights. We hope that this document will provide clarity to how we are going about this, for anyone involved or interested in female cricket in Scotland.  Our female participation team consisting of Rosy Ryan (west), Madison Garland (east) and myself are here to help and happy to answer any questions that might arise . Your local development officer or Regional Manager will also be able to help.”

  • Coach development workshops – update (20th November 2018)

    Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the First Aid course which was planned for this Sunday (the 25th of November) has had to be cancelled. However, it is hoped that this course will be re-arranged for a Sunday during January, 2019.

    The planned Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop on Sunday is, however, still running. This workshop takes place at “Titwood” (22 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4LB), from 10am to 1pm. There are still a few places available – and anyone wishing to attend should contact Tim Hart (07825-172346) directly.

  • Western Warriors Under 14 – update (19th November 2018)

    Yesterday saw 43 young players, from fifteen different clubs, attend the Western Warriors Under 14 trial sessions. Each trial featured a warm-up, some skill and movement stations, and four different net-based challenges. Thanks to all the players for their effort on the day and to Riyaad Henry, David Hinchliffe and Michael Miller for their assistance with running the sessions.  Players can expect to hear the outcome from their trial over the next ten days. Anyone wishing more information should contact Under 14 Lead Coach, Tim Hart (07825-172346), directly.

  • 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.”

 

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