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 12 group stage matches in this year’s Indoor Super 8s tournament were completed today, with Clydesdale CC, Ferguslie CC and Glasgow Accies CC progressing to Finals Day on Saturday.
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 19 group stage matches in this year’s Indoor Super 8s tournament were completed today, with Clydesdale CC, the Clydesdale II team and Poloc CC 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.
WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has contacted member clubs this evening to note that, in response to the question raised on the subject at the AGM, the percentage of league matches cancelled in season 2017 was 26% (78 matches out of a possible 296). Ann also asked that member clubs comment on the junior competition format changes presented, respectively, by the WDJCU Committee and Cricket Scotland with comments being passed to her by Wednesday the 20th of December.
Finally, Ann intimated that the closing date for nominations for the MB Stanger Trophy has been extended to Wednesday the 29th of November and the Committee would encourage clubs to submit nominations for the award.
Tim, writes, “At the recent WDJCU AGM, it was agreed that the Under 12 tournament would be played with a softball (but full pads) this year. It was also agreed that all entries must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. The deadline for entering is Friday the 8th of December 2017. It would also be very helpful if clubs could complete and return the form even if your club does not wish to enter any of the competitions.
“If a club has any juniors who are interested in helping with scoring at the tournament, they should get in contact with me directly. Finally, and as always, if anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact.”
The WDJCU AGM took place this evening with a new Committee being elected. Appointed as new Chair was Parvase Majeed (Renfrew CC), as new Vice-Chair was Ammar Ashraf (East Renfrewshire CC), and as Secretary was Ann Hargie (Uddingston CC). Details of all Committee members can be found online.