Club development news
Tim Hart reports, “To celebrate the 2018 All Stars Cricket programme, a special All Stars cricket activity evening took place on Friday the 22nd of June. The event was set up to run in conjunction with the senior Western Warriors versus Caledonian Highlanders inter-regional T20 Blitz fixture – the match taking place at Titwood (Clydesdale CC) and the All Stars Cricket event immediately across the road at Hutchesons’ Grammar School. This also enabled the All Stars who attended (24, from five different West Region delivery centres) to enjoy an extra special ‘Money can’t buy experience’ on the evening – a question and answer session (and autograph opportunity) with Cricket Scotland’s National Head Coach, Grant Bradburn.
“The evening would have been as successful as it was without the help of Rosy Ryan (Cricket Scotland’s West Region Women’s and Girls’ Development Officer), Grant and the volunteers from Clydesdale CC who have been helping to deliver their All Stars Cricket programme this summer – and I would like to thank these people and all the All Stars (and their parents and guardians) who attended the event.”
There are details of a R66T UK coaching camp on the website, taking place at West of Scotland CC on Friday 13 July 2018. Further details are also available from David Hinchliffe (07736-320337).
Information on summer cricket coaching course, being held at, and run by, The Glasgow Academy, can be found online.
Tim Hart writes, “In preparation for the 2018 season, which will see new junior playing formats for matches, Cricket Scotland is hosting a ‘Coach support workshop’. It is hoped that this workshop will help to reaffirm the new rules and playing regulations – and will answer any queries which Junior Convenors and/or coaches may have. The full details relating to the workshop are as follows:
Wednesday, 25th of April 2018
Clydesdale CC (G41 4LB)
6.30pm to 8.30pm
The workshop will take place in the main lounge and on the outfield/MUGA (multi use games area – if weather and ground conditions allow). This workshop is free.”
Tim Hart, Cricket Scotland‘s Regional Participation Manager West writes, “We now have over 100 young people signed-up to ‘All Stars Cricket’ in the west region for 2018. Most of the clubs (there are nineteen WDCU and/or WDJCU clubs: Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC, Drumpellier CC, Dumfries CC, East Kilbride CC, East Renfrewshire CC, Ferguslie CC, Galloway CC, GHK CC, Greenock CC, Hillhead CC, Kelburne CC, Kilmarnock CC, Renfrew CC, St Michael’s CC, Stenhousemuir CC, Stirling County CC, Uddingston CC and West of Scotland CC involved) are running their programme from early May, and so the clubs and Cricket Scotland are trying to make one last, big, effort to boost the number of participants at each centre.”