Clydesdale CC Under 18s (pictured) were crowned 2017 Scottish Cup winners today, after the held-over second part of last season’s Finals Day was successfully completed at The Grange. After chasing 160 to defeat Forfarshire CC in the second of the semi-finals, the Titwood youngsters then faced Edinburgh club Carlton CC in the final, Carlton CC having beaten Poloc CC in their semi-final, ironically at Titwood, at the end of last season. Again bowling first, Clydesdale CC restricted their opponents to 142, meaning that they’d need 143 to secure the win. And at 73 for 4, the match was in the balance. However an unbroken 35-run partnership saw the total progress to 108 for 4 after fifteen overs, meaning that 35 were needed from the final five overs. A fifth wicket would then fall with the score on 117, and the game came down to a final over showdown: Clydesdale CC needing 5 runs for the win. Three balls in and 3 runs were still needed, with the Edinburgh side having grabbed another wicket courtesy of a run out. But Clydesdale CC wouldn’t be denied, and a boundary secured their win. Congratulations to the Crossmyloof club’s youngsters and coaches on their success.
WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie writes, “Please see online the following documents: WDJCU 2018 fixtures, league rules and a playing overview. Kwik Cricket and Inter-area tournament details will follow. The WDJCU Committee appreciates there are changes to the playing conditions this season and would like to advise that there will be Cricket Scotland Workshop to assist clubs, coaches and managers with the changes.”
WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie writes, “Please see the online document summarising the new leagues, and rules, for this coming season as defined by the WDJCU Committee. This has been discussed at length and is predominately in alignment with the Cricket Scotland Pathway. There has been an addition of an Under 12 hardball league to allow a transition period due to the volume of last season’s Under 11 teams and the age jump from Under 11 to Under 14. Club registration is accessible on the website, and if clubs could return their submission by January the 27th deadline please. May I also ask that all clubs update their contact details for each age group if there has been any changes within their club structure please.”
A results overview document for the recent Indoor Super 8s Tournament is online now, along with the details for the “Player of the Tournament” at each age group (see also below). The players recognised in this way were:
Under 12 Super 8s
Uzair Ahmad (Ferguslie CC) :: 94 runs at 94.00 (high score: 21 retired) and 5-0-31-2 (average: 15.50, economy: 6.20)
Under 15 Super 8s
David Sturgess (Clydesdale CC) :: 90 runs at 45.00 (high score: 43*), 4 catches, 2 run outs and 5-0-26-1 (average: 26.00, economy: 5.20)
Under 19 Super 8s
Amaan Ali (Poloc CC) :: 55 runs at 18.33 (high score: 26*) and 7.5-0-82-6 (average: 13.67, economy: 10.47)
Another statistic from the tournament was that it featured 155 players from twelve clubs (Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC, East Renfrewshire CC, Ferguslie CC, Glasgow Accies CC, Hillhead CC, Kelburne CC, Poloc CC, Renfrew CC, Uddingston CC, Weirs CC and West of Scotland CC) over the 39 matches played over the four days.
Today saw the Finals Day of the annual Indoor Super 8s tournament. In keenly-contested events, Ferguslie CC ran out winners of the Under 12 tournament, Clydesdale CC came out on top in the Under 15 tournament and Poloc CC were winners of the Under 19 tournament. Congratulations to these three clubs (teams pictured below), and also the other Finals Day teams. A word of thanks is also due to all the tournament helpers, team coaches and tournament organiser Tim Hart.
The tournament scorecards and player average can be found online.
The Under 15 group stage matches in this year’s Indoor Super 8s tournament were completed today, with Clydesdale CC, Poloc CC and the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side progressing to Finals Day on Saturday.
The Under 12 draw saw Weirs CC, Glasgow Accies CC, Ayr CC and Clydesdale CC drawn in Group A. Group B, meanwhile, features East Renfrewshire CC, Uddingston CC, Ferguslie CC and a second Clydesdale CC side. Group stage matches are scheduled for Friday the 29th of December, Group A matches between 10am and 2.55pm, and Group B matches between 3.15pm and 8.10pm.
The Under 15 draw saw East Renfrewshire CC, Clydesdale CC, Glasgow Accies CC and Uddingston CC drawn in Group A. Group B, meanwhile, features Poloc CC, Renfrew CC, a Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side and a second Clydesdale CC side. Group stage matches are scheduled for Thursday the 28th of December, Group A matches between 10am and 2.55pm, and Group B matches between 3.15pm and 8.10pm.
The Under 19 draw saw Clydesdale CC, am East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side and Glasgow Accies CC drawn in Group A. Group B, meanwhile, features Poloc CC, a second Clydesdale side, a Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side and a third Clydesdale CC side. Group stage matches are scheduled for Wednesday the 27th of December, Group A matches between 10am and 1.10pm, and Group B matches between 2pm and 6.55pm.