Club development news
Today saw the first, in a series of seven, Cricket Scotland west region indoor Kwik Cricket festivals take place at Uddingston Grammar School. The format saw Under 12 teams from Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC and Kilmarnock CC come together to play a three-match, round-robin festival, batting in pairs, with each pair batting for two overs. In total, twenty players (pictured left) participated in this morning’s matches.
Next Sunday sees the Under 10 age-group take centre-stage, at the same venue.
Tim Hart writes, “Please find details of a participation forum online, being hosted by Rosy Ryan (West Women’s and Girls’ Development Officer) and myself, on Sunday the 11th of November, from 3pm to 5pm at “Titwood” (Clydesdale CC), Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4LA. The forum will review All Stars Cricket in 2018, discuss the junior playing formats which were introduced for first time in 2018; and provide updates on other participation activities, and support networks, on offer throughout the west region.”
Ann Hargie reports, “On Friday 5 October Scotland celebrated Active Girls Day, which is an initiative sportscotland have set up to get more girls playing sport. Calderside Academy was treated to a visit from Uddingston CC who led the day with two sessions in the morning with 70 female pupils getting a taster session of cricket. Participants included enthusiastic sports leaders, including Scottish Government Minister for Older People & Equalities, Christina McKelvie.
“Cricket Scotland’s Rosy Ryan took half of the girls for a session of CricHIIT, which is a newly launched programme by Cricket Scotland and encourages females to take up cricket by doing a fun, high-intensity interval training session. The day was supported from sportscotland and Active Schools South Lanarkshire who are devoted to getting more girls active.”
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).