Tim Hart writes, “Unfortunately, the Under 14 Challenge Series match scheduled for this Sunday (28 May) has had to be cancelled due to ground availability issues. Every effort will be made to re-arrange the match later on in the season.”
Challenge Series news
The planned Foxes versus Eagles match scheduled for Sunday, 14 May 2017 has been postponed. Every effort will be made to re-arrange the match for a date later on in the season.
Tim Hart reports, “The 2017 Under 14 Challenge Series got underway with the Eagles hosting the Sharks, at Whitehaugh (home of Kelburne CC) today. Batting first, the Eagles scored 212 for 9 from their 40 overs. Skipper Sohaib Shah (Poloc CC) top-scored with 74 before he was dismissed thanks to an outstanding diving catch from Zakki Tariq (Clydesdale CC). Humza Zulfiqar (Clydesdale CC) provided good support with 55. For the Sharks, leg-spinner John Greene (West of Scotland CC) bowled with great control early on and finished with 2 for 21 – but it was Anne Sturgess (Clydesdale CC) who was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 3 from her three overs.
“In reply, the Eagles quickly completed a routine victory. The Sharks were bowled out for just 87 – with seven of nine bowlers used taking wickets. Thanks must to go Kelburne CC for hosting the fixture and providing an excellent tea, to the umpires (Ronnie Gilliland and Brian Reid) and to Ahmad Chaudhry for assisting with coaching on the day.”
Tim Hart writes, “The Under 14 Challenge Series 2017 gets underway this Sunday. The competition will, again, feature three squads – the Eagles, the Foxes and the Sharks. Initially, the players involved are Under 13 or Under 14, with a couple of exceptions – a player who is still Under 12 and was involved in the 2016 Challenge Series, or anyone who is required to fulfill, a ‘specialist’ role, for example a wicket-keeper. It is, however, expected that other players will be added as the series progresses. Preferred match dates have been set – and this is where we are looking for some help from clubs please. If a club is willing, and able, to host a match on any of the following dates could it please let me know:
Sunday, 14 May;
Sunday, 28 May;
Tuesday, 4 July;
Thursday, 20 July; and/or
Sunday, 6 August.
“The matches are 40 overs-a-side, with midweek matches starting at 10.45am and Sunday matches at 12 noon. There is a small budget for teas – but the WRDC is also happy to arrange teas if this makes things easier for any host club. As with previous competitions, the plan is that the WDJCU website and Twitter feed will be kept updated with squads, venues, results, reports, etc.”
Tim Hart writes, “I have sent a letter to club’s Junior Convenors for players about the Under 14 Challenge Series. If convenors know of any players at their clubs who they think might be interested in taking part in the series please could they forward this letter on to them.”