WDJCU End of Season Questionnaire

WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has contacted all Junior Convenors to request their club’s feedback on the 2019 season.

This is in preparation of the Committee planning for the 2020 season.

U11 League Cup Final

Glasgow Accies CC win the U11 League Cup

Glasgow Accies CC have won the 2019 WDJCU U11 League Cup, following their victory over Hillhead CC at Titwood (Clydesdale CC), on Wednesday 11th September.

Glasgow Accies won the toss and elected to bowl first, on a chilly evening.  A tight all-round bowling performance was led by Zain Bhatti (2 for 2) and limited the Hillhead batters to few scoring opportunities.  This was reflected in the final score of 41/6 off the 16 overs.  In reply, despite Jasper Gilani taking 2 wickets (2/8) and throwing himself about with a very committed performance in the field, all four Glasgow Accies batting pairs batted positively and contributed to the team score.  Abhi Verma scored 18* and Bhatti added 15* as Glasgow Accies scored 98/6.  This left the final result as Hillhead 65 lost to Glasgow Accies 122 by 57 runs.

Congratulations to Glasgow Accies CC on their victory – and thanks to the groundstaff and all the coaches, officials and parents who were there to support the final match of the 2019 outdoor season.

U14 League Cup Final

Clydesdale win the U14 League Cup.

Titwood (Clydesdale CC) was the host venue for the all-Clydesdale U14 League Cup Final.  Batting first, Clydesdale team 1 scored 99/6 from their 14 overs, in a reduced overs match – with Bahadar Esakhiel top-scoring with 21* (retired), Owen Gould contributing 17 and Sonny Cunningham 15* (retired).  The Clydesdale team 2 chase was built around 25 from Ben Willmott and 18* from Abhi Reddy,  However, the 5 different wicket takers were backed up by a couple of well-executed run outs, as team 2 finished agonisingly short.  Clydesdale team 1 the winners, by just 3 runs!

Thanks to the umpires and to the groundsman but most importantly to the players for putting on a great contest in front of an impressive number of spectators, for a slightly damp evening in early September!

U14 League Finals’ Day, 2019

Clydesdale CC are U14 League Winners.

Titwood (Clydesdale CC) played host to the U14 League Finals’ Day, on Sunday 8th September.  As with the other age group Finals’ Day, the format was two semi-finals (1st v 4th in the league and 2nd v 3rd) and a final.

Semi-final 1 saw the ‘battle of Titwood’ (at Titwood), between the two Clydesdale teams.  The match very much went with the form book – Clydesdale II batted first and scored 95 all out, against their table-topping opposition –  with Maryam Faisal (19) top scoring and skipper Nikhil Koteeswaran (2 for 9) doing the main damage with the ball.  In reply, Bahadar Esakhiel (25), Ibrahim Faisal (21*) and Koteeswaran (21) made quick work of the chase – although Faisal (M) continued her very impressive performance by taking two (2 for 18) of the three wickets to fall.

Semi-final 2 was contested by Glasgow Accies CC and Ferguslie CC.  Glasgow Accies batted first and lost a couple of early wickets, while Ferguslie also controlled the early run rate.  However, some big hitting from Akshat Gupta (25*) turned 40/2 off 10 overs in 105/7 off 20 overs.  In reply, Ferguslie lost a couple of early wickets – and they were not able to recover from this.  Nasratullah Safi (4 for 4) led the bowling effort which resulted in Ferguslie finishing 45 all out.

The final had a very dramatic start – a wicket first ball, a dropped catch off the second and wickets in each of the first four overs!  As in the semi-final, Gupta was the mainstay of the Glasgow Accies innings – this time scoring 23 off just 13 deliveries.  However, when he became Esakhiel’s 3rd victim of the innings, 40/4 quickly turned into  50 all out in 8.5 overs.  Esakhiel finished with 3 for 17 – although Andrew Harden (3 for 4) was the pick of the bowlers.  In reply, Faisal (20*, retired) and Esakhiel (16*, retired) ensured that Clydesdale would safely reach the target in 11 overs.

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their success – and thanks to the club and their groundstaff for hosting, to the umpires Jon Barnes and Neil Cauldwell who stood all day, to the players for their efforts and to all the spectators present on the day.

Under 11 League Finals’ Day, 2019

Clydesdale CC are U11 League Winners.

Whitehaugh (Kelburne CC) played host to the WDJCU U11 League Finals’ Day on Sunday 9th September.  The day featured two semi-finals (first v fourth in the league – and second v third): East Renfrewshire CC v Clydesdale – and Hillhead CC v Glasgow Accies CC.

In semi-final 1, table-toppers East Renfrewshire CC batted first against Clydesdale CC.  A good all-round bowling and fielding display was led by Hamzah Shahid taking two wickets (2 for 10) and two run outs, as East Renfrewshire scored 64 runs, while Clydesdale took 10 wickets.  In reply, Shahid continued his ‘player of the match’ effort by scoring 24 and Shlok Thaker (14) provided good support, as Clydesdale scored 105 runs, with East Renfrewshire taking 8 wickets.  Final score: East Renfrewshire 96 lost to Clydesdale 145 by 49 runs.

In semi-final 2, Hillhead CC batted first against Glasgow Accies CC.  As in the first semi-final, a fantastic all-round bowling and fielding display limited the first innings total.  Led by Zain Bhatti (2 for 2), Glasgow Accies managed to restrict Hillhead to 25 runs, while taking 4 wickets.  In reply, although Hillhead took 6 wickets, Glasgow Accies scored freely – finishing on 82 runs, with Bhatti scoring 15*.  Final score: Hillhead 49 lost to Glasgow Accies 98 by 49 runs.

In the final, Clydesdale batted first and scored 77 runs.  Shlok Thaker top scored with 21, while there were two wickets each for Ritvik Gajree (2 for 9) and Vivek Somepali (2 for 10) for Glasgow Accies.  In reply, Thaker added to an impressive performance by taking 3 wickets in the third over – and this set up the Clydesdale win.  Thaker finished with 4 for 3, Innes Algie provided great support with 3 for 3 – as Glasgow Accies scored 37 runs.  With the bonus runs added on for taking wickets, the final result was Clydesdale 113 defeated Glasgow Accies 73 by 40 runs.

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their victory.

U12 League Finals’ Day, 2019

Clydesdale CC are U12 League Winners

Whitehaugh (Kelburne CC) was the host venue for the WDJCU U12 League Finals’ Day.  There were two scheduled semi-finals (Group A winners v Group B runners-up and Group B winners v Group A runners-up).

Unfortunately, the Group A winners were not able to field a side due to school commitments, so Kilmarnock CC progressed to the final.  In the second semi-final, Clydesdale CC played Uddingston CC.  Clydesdale batted first and score 150 runs, led Fizan Rashid (21*) and supported by Samuel Hargie (15*) and Shlok Thaker (15) – with Josh Birch taking two wickets (2 for 14) for Uddingston.  In reply, Keerat Singh scored 23 but spinners Hargie (3 for 7) and Abhi Reddy (2 for 7) helped to ensure that Clydesdale completed a good win – with Uddingston scoring 71 runs.  With the bonuses added on for taking wickets, the final result was Clydesdale 182 beat Uddingston 83 by 99 runs.

In the final Kilmarnock CC batted first, but they were immediately under some pressure from a relentless Clydesdale bowling attack.  Seven of the eight bowlers took wickets, led by Alexander Ferguson (4 for 4), Rashid (3 for 14), Thaker (2 for 3) and Zayd Khan (2 for 8), as Kilmarnock finished on 38 runs.  In reply, Rashid (36*), Thaker (32) and Ben Moulson (28) all scored heavily as Clydesdale scored 172 runs – despite Ruari Mavin’s impressive spell of 3-0-6-1.  The final score: Kilmarnock 46 lost to Clydesdale 236 by 190 runs.

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their win – and special thanks to the Kelburne CC groundstaff, the umpires (Colin McLardie and Gregg Watson) and all the players, coaches and spectators.

Under 12 League Cup final

Played at New Anniesland on Monday 26 August 2019:

Clydesdale CC, 84 for 5 (net 136) beat Glasgow Accies CC 96 for 13 (net 116), by 20 runs.

For Clydesdale CC, Abhi Reddy took 2 for 15 and Shlok Thaker 2 for 22, although all eight bowlers took wickets!
For Glasgow Accies CC, Nasratullah Safi’s 19 was the highest score by any individual player in the match.

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their win and thanks to Glasgow Accies CC for hosting the final.

Finals information

WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has notified clubs of the League Cups and League Finals’ Days for each age group as they have been confirmed, for ground, date and time.  To date the following are confirmed:

Monday 26 August: Under 12 League Cup Final, Clydesdale CC v Glasgow Accies CC, New Anniesland 6pm start
Sunday 1 September: Under 12 League Finals Day, Titwood, 10.30am start

Under 14 Scottish Cup

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC who have won the Under 14 Scottish Cup, following two victories at Finals Day, in Edinburgh, on Sunday 18 August.

In the semi-final, runs for skipper Nikhil Koteeswaran 31* (retired), Sonny Cunningham 24 and Robin Ferguson 20* led to Clydesdale CC scoring 118 for 5, before Shahan Raja (3 for 3) and Bahadar Esakhiel (2 for 9) ensured that Gordonians CC finished 42 for 9 off their twenty overs. However, that did not hint of the drama to come in the next match!  Carlton CC chose to bat first in the final and Clydesdale CC bowled them out for just 10, in 8.1 overs! Andrew Harden finished with 4 for 2 and Esakhiel 4 for 5!  Clydesdale CC then completed their win, for the loss of no wickets, inside four overs.

Kwik cricket

Stirling County CC has confirmed that their planned Kwik cricket festival on Sunday the 30th of June will not go ahead as they have withdrawn from all WDJCU leagues aside from the WDJCU Under 14s League. Any club who wishes to uptake this spare date please email WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie.