Tim Hart reports, “The 2017 Under 12 Inter-Area Championship got underway on Sunday the 7th of May. The two matches played resulted in comfortable wins for the team which fielded first. At Hughenden (Hillhead CC), Clyde were five-wicket winners over their North Glasgow hosts. Whilst at Scott Ellis Playing Fields (Kilmarnock CC) there was another five-wicket win – this time for South Glasgow over Ayrshire. The scorecards are available here, as is the current standings table.”
Club development news
East Renfrewshire CC‘s Ammar Ashar has been recognised by the ICC for the work he has done, and continues to do, in and around East Renfrewshire. You can watch former England Captain Alastair Cook’s tribute to Ammar online. Many congratulations to Ammar on his award.
Tim Hart writes, “Five area cricket development groups have entered the 2017 Under 12 inter-area development tournament. The tournament continues to be about trying to provide additional opportunities for players to develop through playing matches. As with last year, the 2017 tournament will have an eight-a-side format – however, teams may agree to make their matches eleven-a-side. The length of the matches has changed too, with all official tournament matches now being T20s. It is also hoped that it might be possible for two of the planned fixture dates to run in a ‘Super Day’ format, where three teams would each play two matches. Full details are available online here.”
The Cricket Scotland eight-week programme begins in May and will see participating boys and girls develop their skills and make new friends in a safe and inclusive environment at one of fourteen west-based cricket clubs who have signed up to host and run the sessions. For more information please visit the All Stars Cricket website or contact either of the West Region ‘All Star Champions’ myself or Rosy Ryan.”
Glasgow Accies CC Junior Convenor Colin Dawson (07931-569138) has asked that we advertise the upcoming Easter holiday cricket coaching that’s taking place at The Glasgow Academy this year. Registration forms for the coaching courses – one for Under 13 age-group players, the other for Over 13s – are online now in this regard, as well as more information on the courses themselves.
Tim Hart writes, “Cricket Scotland held the West Region ‘All Stars Cricket’ roadshow at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, on Sunday the 26th of February. Over 30 people, representing fifteen different clubs, attended the roadshow to learn more about the exciting, new, UK-wide, introductory programme for 5 to 8 years olds which will be coming to Scotland later this year. More details will be released during the next few months…”
Tim Hart writes, “This Sunday will be the last of the west Regional Development Centre Under 16 Strathclyde Girls Squad training sessions for this winter. The session is taking place at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, from 11.30am to 1pm, and there is a very small cost of £2 for anyone who wishes to attend the session. If there are any girls at west district clubs who might be interested clubs’ Junior Convenors should notify them of the session.”
Tim Hart has circulated his February update on what’s going on in here in the west in community development. His update was sent to clubs’ Junior Convenors, and there’s a copy here online.