WDJCU update

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.

WDJCU Indoor Super 8s

Tim Hart has circulated member clubs with information about this winter’s WDJCU Indoor Super 8s tournament.  An explanatory letter and entry form for the tournament can be found online.

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.

Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket

Tim Hart, Cricket Scotland‘s West Regional Participation Manager, writes, “I am delighted to be able to announce that there are seven clubs – Clydesdale CC, East Renfrewshire CC, Helensburgh CC, Irvine CC, Poloc CC, Uddingston CC and West of Scotland CC – who have entered this winter’s inaugural Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket programme.  And, there are six sets of fixtures before the end of the year.

“Each week three clubs will play in a round robin format, so each club gets two games on any day. With an odd number of entrants, and over the six-week period until the end of the year, some clubs will get two fixture days and some clubs three fixture days.

“A schedule of the rules is online and these have been kept as simple as practical. (The pitch length may need adjusted slightly – to match up with any lines on the sports hall floor!)  If each “host club” could let me know how many players each team has involved after the festival they host, that would be very much appreciated. (Match results do not, however, require to be reported as the aim of the programme is very much to get people playing more cricket and having fun – and I’m sure the players will know who has won each match anyway!)  Clubs should also sign for the booking they are “hosting” each week when they arrive.”

The full schedule of fixtures is online here.


The Annual General Meeting of the WDJCU will be held on Monday, 20 November 2017, at Clydesdale Cricket Club, 22 Beaton Road, Crossmyloof, Glasgow, G41 4LB.  The meeting will start at 7.30pm.  AGM papers have been emailed to member clubs’ Junior Convenors this morning.

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.