Monday’s matches

There were two scheduled Under 13 League Cup preliminary round matches this evening.  In the match reported on, at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow, it was the home side, West of Scotland CC, that came out on top and progressed to the next round of the competition, defeating visitors, and near neighbours, Glasgow Accies CC by 26 runs.  Batting first the home side posted 80 for 8, with John Greene top-scoring with 21.  In reply the New Anniesland youngsters slumped to 54 all out, Greene starring again, this time with the ball, taking 4 for 23.  The result of the Helensburgh CC and Vale of Leven CC match was awaited at the time of posting.

Friday’s matches

All five scheduled Under 15 League matches were played this evening in a gloriously clear early Summer weather across the west district.  The first result reported was the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side’s win over Glasgow Accies CC at Whitehaugh, the Paisley youngsters completing a comfortable nine-wicket win, by chasing down 101 to beat their visitors with six overs to spare.  Glasgow Accies CC’s total reaching three figures was almost entirely due to Jack McCamley-Wilding’s 57, Reiss Wylie taking a “3-for” as 100 for 9 was posted.  In the successful run-chase, there was a second half century record, Shahzad Ahmad scoring 50 not out.  Over in Glasgow’s West End, another comibined side – this time Greenock|Helensburgh – was also recording an opening day win, beating West of Scotland at Hamilton Crescent by two wickets in a more closely-fought encounter.  Batting first, West of Scotland CC posted 105 for 9, a target surpassed by the combined side with eleven balls in hand, six wickets down.  Also in Glasgow, Clydesdale CC were winners over Ayr CC, this game seeing the second nine-wicket winning margin of the evening.  Ayr CC’s 61 for 6 was never likely to be enough, and so it transpired as the Titwood youngsters knocked off the runs required for the win inside ten overs, David Sturgess with 29 not out.  The final match played was at The Tryst, and saw Poloc CC beat Stenhousemuir CC by 14 runs, having posted 94 for 5 batting first.  Sohaib Shah top-scored with 32, and Abdul Malik contributed late innings runs with an unbeaten 30.  Then in their defence of their total, the visitors from Glasgow’s southside nipped out eight home batters – including four in four balls – to see Stenhousemuir CC finish on 80 for 8.  Two Poloc CC bowlers took “3-for’s”: Hassaan Mehmood (3 for 8) and Nabeel Khan (3 for 22).  All the results can be seen online, as can league tables.

Amended Under 14 League fixtures

A revised schedule for Under 14 League matches for the 2017 season has been produced.  The amendment arises because East Renfrewshire CC and Renfrew CC are now entering two, separate, teams in this league, instead of a joint team.  Because there was an odd number of teams, the change is easily accommodated as Renfrew CC’s now-stand-alone Under 14 team has been slotted in to the “space” that existed in each week’s fixture card.  Clubs’ Junior Convenors have been notified of the change.

Under 18 Scottish Cup draw

Cricket Scotland has released the draw for this season’s Under 18 Scottish Cup.  Featuring four west district clubs, the draw saw two – Clydesdale CC and Poloc CC – receive first round byes, with Greenock CC hosting Prestwick CC in the first round.

NatWest Under 15 Qualifying Cup draw

Cricket Scotland has released the draw for this season’s NatWest Under 15 Qualifying Cup.  Featuring five west district clubs, the draw saw Ayr CC drawn at home to Clydesdale CC in the preliminary round, with the winner hosting Stenhousemuir CC in round one.  The other first round tie sees Greenock CC host Poloc CC.

Under 15 Scottish Cup draw

Cricket Scotland has released the draw for this season’s Under 15 Scottish Cup.  Featuring six west district clubs, the draw saw two – Ayr CC and Stenhousemuir CC – receive first round byes, with Greenock CC hosting West of Scotland CC, and Clydesdale CC hosting Poloc CC being first round ties drawn involving the other four clubs.

Under 13 Scottish Cup draw

Cricket Scotland has released the draw for this season’s Under 13 Scottish Cup.  Featuring nine west district clubs, the draw saw three – Kilmarnock CC, Clydesdale CC and Stirling County CC – receive first round byes, with Stenhousemuir CC hosting Greenock CC, Poloc CC hosting West of Scotland CC and Ferguslie CC hosting Ferguslie CC being first round ties drawn involving the other six clubs.

2017 league and cup draws

The league fixtures for season 2017, and the draw for the Under 13 League Cup, were released today. These are online now, here.