Club development news
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.”
Information is online about Easter cricket camps and/or courses being run by, respectively, The Glasgow Academy, Clydesdale CC and West of Scotland CC.
Nicola Wilson, Cricket Scotland‘s Female Participation Manager, writes, “Unfortunately, due to the weather and travel situation, we have to cancel the ‘Wee Bash’ for this Sunday in East Kilbride. We will look at the option of another date, but we have a few events (child protection course, club conference and a coaches conference) coming up as well as the Easter holidays, so the calendar is pretty full already.”
Tim Hart, writes, “Due to the current weather, Cricket Scotland has postponed the planned west women and girls’ Forum which was due to take place this Saturday, the 3rd of March. The forum will now be held at a later date and the details will be communicated as soon as they are known. Could readers please pass the message of the postponement on to anyone within their clubs who were planning to attend.”
Information about a couple of skill development sessions which are running during the upcoming February school holidays can be found online.
Tim Hart writes, “As a continuation of the pilot programme from late 2017, another series of Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket festivals will be running in the west region. Festivals will take place during February and March – and each festival will follow a round-robin format, as follows:
Sundays 18 and 25 February, and 4, 11, 18 and 25 March
10am to 12 noon
Hillpark Secondary School, Glasgow (G43 2XA)
“Six players per team. Six overs per side, everyone bowls one over, batters bat in pairs for two overs. Entry Fee: £15 per team per festival (to contribute towards the cost of hiring the hall). Teams are unlikely to play every week (once entries are confirmed a match schedule will be issued). To enter a team into this series of festivals, please email a completed booking form to me. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The closing date for returning a completed entry form is 12 noon on Friday the 9th of February 2018.”