2017 league winners

With this weekend’s Under 11 and Under 13 Finals Days being successfully completed, 2017’s league winners are now all know.  The roll of honour for 2017 is:

Under 11 League: champions: Ferguslie CC, runners-up: Uddingston CC
Under 13 League: champions: Clydesdale CC; runners-up: Poloc CC
Under 14 League: champions: Renfrew CC; runners-up: Clydesdale CC
Under 15 League: champions: Clydesdale CC; runners-up: Ferguslie|Kelburne
Under 16 League: champions: Prestwick CC; runners-up: East Renfrewshire|Renfrew
Under 18 League: champions: Clydesdale CC; runners-up: Poloc CC

Congratulations to all the winners, including Under 11 champions Ferguslie CC (below, left), and Under 13 Champions Clydesdale CC (below, right), both pictured below at the end of their respective Finals Days. The WDJCU’s thanks are due to Ferguslie CC for hosting both this weekend’s play-offs, in particular Junior Convenor Sam Scott, and the club’s groundstaff and volunteers.

    

Under 13s and Under 11s Finals Days

After last week’s under 11s Finals Day was washed out, this weekend sees it being replayed, as well as the Under 13 Finals Day being played.  The Under 13s will play as scheduled on Saturday, and the Under 11s on Sunday.  All six T20 matches will be at Meikleriggs, home of Ferguslie CC, and the WDJCU is extremely grateful for the Paisley club’s hosting of both days cricket.

The schedules for the two days are:

Under 13 League play-offs
Saturday, 16 September 2017

Semi-final #1 (11am): Clydesdale CC versus Ferguslie CC
Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Glasgow Accies versus Poloc CC
Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

Under 11 League play-offs
Sunday, 17 September 2017

Semi-final #1 (11am): Clydesdale CC versus Uddingston CC
Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Ferguslie CC versus East Renfrewshire CC
Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

Under 11 Finals Day cancelled

Tomorrow’s Under 11 Finals Day, at Meikleriggs, has been cancelled because of the weather.  A rescheduled date will be discussed early next week, with a view – if possible – to completing the league programme this year.

Under 11 League and Under 13 League play-offs and Finals Days

The arrangements for this season’s Under 11 League and Under 13 League play-offs and Finals Days are set out below. Both Finals Days will be at Meikleriggs and the WDJCU is again grateful to Ferguslie CC for hosting these.

Sunday, 10 September 2017: Under 11s Finals Day; and
Saturday, 16 September 2017: Under 13s Finals Day.

The online league results and tables are believed to be up-to-date.  Matches in the two age-group leagues can be played until Friday this week. However, no results received after midnight on Friday 8 September will count towards determining the qualifiers for the two finals days.  Therefore, please review the results and league tables on the website to check whether they agree with your own records. errors identified will, of course, be corrected, again up to midnight this Friday.

The two Finals Day matches will take place as follows:

Under 11 League play-offs
Sunday, 10 September 2017

Semi-final #1 (11am): Region A winner versus Region B runner-up
Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Region B winner versus Region A runner-up
Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

At present (Monday 4 September, 2.45pm) this would see Clydesdale versus Uddingston; and Ferguslie versus East Renfrewshire.

Under 13 League play-offs
Saturday, 16 September 2017

Semi-final #1 (11am): Region A winner versus Region B runner-up
Semi-final #2 (1.45pm): Region B winner versus Region A runner-up
Final (4.30pm): Semi-final #1 winner versus Semi-final #2 winner

At present (Monday 4 September, 2.45pm) this would see Clydesdale versus Ferguslie; and Glasgow Accies versus Poloc.

Clydesdale win Under 13 League Cup, 2016

Tonight saw the playing of the held-over 2016 final of the Under 13 League Cup.  Tim Hart reports.

“Clydesdale won the toss and elected to bat first in the 2016 Under 13 League Cup final, at Titwood in Glasgow. Openers Humza Zulfiqar and Nikhil Koteeswaran built a good base for the innings – although both found it a little challenging to rotate the strike consistently against the early Ayr spin attack of Calum McCormick and Jonny Faulkner. Zulfiqar reached his 30 and retired in the tenth over and by the end of the thirteenth over the score was 68 for 0. Zakki Tariq then took the attack to the Ayr bowlers and, after Koteeswaran was run out for a very useful 29, skipper David Sturgess produced exactly the sort of ‘cameo’ innings his side really needed. Tariq was very well caught by a diving Nari Bhandari, off the bowling of Ryan Parry, for 24 – but Sturgess saw the innings through, finishing 27* (off just eleven deliveries, including hitting the only 6 of the match). Clydesdale 120 for 3 off their eighteen overs, despite McCormick’s good spell of 4-0-17-1.

     

“In reply, Ayr needed to get off to a good start. However, Faizan Rauf and Tariq didn’t allow the batters to settle and, with Rauf picking up two early wickets, Ayr were 14 for 2 off five overs. The eight bowlers used all offered good control – and only Bhandari (14) looked comfortable in rotating the strike on a regular basis. For Clydesdale, Saifullah Ahmadzai (two) and Sanand Coburn, Shahan Raja and Harjot Singh (all one each) were the other wicket takers. Ayr 53 for 7 off their eighteen overs. Clydesdale winners by 67 runs and 2016 Under 13 League Cup winners.”

Monday’s matches

Disappointingly there were more matches conceded this evening, in both age-group leagues.

However, some matches were played, including a thriller between two of the combined sides playing in the Under 18 League.  Meikleriggs was the venue for the Ferguslie|Hillhead versus East Renfrewshire|Renfrew league match, a match that would go to the wire and eventually end in a tie!  Batting first, the visiting combined team posted just 52 for 8 in the sixteen overs allotted to them in the reduced-overs first innings.  The bowlers being on top was then a feature of the second innings too, as the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined team replied.  This said, a tie didn’t look like the most likely of outcomes as, going in to the final over, Ferguslie|Hillhead needed just 9 to win.  However a crazy sixteenth over saw four run outs in the last four balls, the final run out coming off the final delivery as a second run was attempted to secure the win.

The other match result submitted this evening concerned an apparently far more sedate affair between Clydesdale CC and the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined team in the Under 13 League.  Played at Scott Ellis Playing Fields, the home combination team batted first and posted 49 for 5 in eighteen overs, a total easily passed by the visitors from Glasgow’s southside, the Titwood youngsters winning by ten wickets in the eighth overs, Nikhil Koteeswaran top-scoring with an unbeaten 32.

Monday’s matches

After a day of heavy and persistent rain, there were no Under 13 or Under 18 league matches completed this evening.

Friday’s matches

With poor weather again blighting the west of the country, tonight’s – final scheduled – rounds of Under 11 and Under 15 league fixtures were yet again adversely impacted by rain.  Only one of the scheduled matches, in fact, would be played.  This was at Titwood on Glasgow’s southside where Clydesdale CC Under 11s defeated local rivals Weirs CC by 26 runs.