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.
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.
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 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.