East Kilbride CC has informed the WDJCU that its combined team with Uddingston CC is withdrawing from the Under 18 League. Matches against the combined team will, therefore, be considered void.
Three Under 11 League match results were reported to the website this evening. Ferguslie CC were conceded the win by Stenhousemuir CC unfortunately, whilst Clydesdale CC beat near-neighbours Poloc CC by 38 runs in a Glasgow southside derby and Uddingston CC defeated Glasgow Accies CC by 18 runs at Bothwell Castle Policies.
In the older – Under 15 – age-group, Clydesdale CC made it a derby day double, by defeating Poloc CC at Titwood by seven wickets, Taha Khan with an unbeaten 30 in the Crossmyloof youngsters’ successful run-chase. Meanwhile Glasgow Accies CC were securing the win-points in their league clash with the Renfrew|West of Scotland combined side, the winning margin eight wickets this time.
GHK CC has informed the WDJCU that Old Anniesland is now off limits to all cricket for rest of season. The club was told it could use an artificial wicket in July and August, but with major mine shaft repairs now running until end August it is not possible to access any grass areas. GHK CC is happy to play its remaining Under 14 fixtures away from home if other teams can accommodate this.
Tonight unfortunately saw another slew of concessions across the fixture card, with half the Under 18 matches being conceded and a similar number of concessions taking place in the Under 13 League. Matches were, of course, played. First reported on was Clydesdale CC Under 18s’ win at Langloan against the Drumpellier|Victoria combined side, the Glasgow southside youngsters winning easily, the margin seven wickets. Over in Renfrew meanwhile, the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side ran out five-wicket winners overs the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combination team, Keeshav Soni starring with the ball in this match, taking 4 for 6. The Ferguslie|Hillhead run-chase was then anchored by Jack Holland with an unbeaten 48, their win coming despite Hamaad Anwar’s 4 for 4 that included a hat-trick.
In the younger age-group meanwhile, Clydesdale CC were also winners. Titwood was the venue for their 79-run win over the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined side, the home side’s 140 for 7 including 30 not out from Owen Gould.
Ayr CC’s two junior league matches with Poloc CC were both cancelled today as a result of the recent wet weather. Also not played was the Weirs CC versus Prestwick CC Under League match, the Ayrshire club conceding the match. And, another Ayrshire side, Kilmarnock CC, also had a week off this Friday, its Under 11 clash with East Renfrewshire CC being rescheduled for 1 September 2017.
The games that were played in the WDJCU’s youngest hardball league saw wins for Clydesdale CC over East Kilbride CC (by 10 runs), Greenock CC over Glasgow Accies CC (by 59 runs) and Stenhousemuir CC over Uddingston CC by 38 runs). Clydesdale CC’s win saw Fizan Rashid take 4 for 9, whilst the match between Greenock CC and Glasgow Accies CC featured the unusual event of an Under 11 side losing no wickets, Greenock CC scoring 81 without loss batting second at Glenpark.
In the Under 15 League both the combined sides in action this evening came out on the losing side, the Ferguslie|Kelburne side going down to a 89-run defeat to Clydesdale CC in Paisley, and the newly-formed Renfrew|West of Scotland combination team losing by 54 runs at The Tryst. Clydesdale CC’s win featured Asad Khan (78), Daniel Cairns (45) and Ross Heginbottom (50*) all making contributions with the bat, Heginbottom’s unbeaten knock seeing him face just 23 deliveries. In the combination side’s reply, Cameron McLean was again in the runs, scoring 69. Meanwhile in Larbert, Stenhousemuir CC’s win featured 44 (29) from Kai Reed and a “3-for” for Callum Grant.
There were a number of matches conceded this evening across the two age-group leagues with scheduledgames: East Kilbride CC and Greenock CC in the Under 11 League, and West of Scotland CC in the Under 15 League. Notwithstanding this though games were played, one of which saw a big win for the Ferguslie|Kelburne Under 15s who defeated Poloc CC in Glasgow’s southside by 53 runs thanks to an unbeaten 101 (64) from Cameron McLean. Sohaib Shah’s 54 not out in the home side’s reply was then in vain as the away win was secured. Also in the Under 15 League there was a convincing six-wicket win for Glasgow Accies CC over Ayr CC, the visitors to New Anniesland being bundled out for just 57, a total their hosts chased in seventeen over, four down. Hamza Gardee was the star in the first innings, his 5 for 10 setting up the low target. A third convincing win was also reported from Glenpark where the Greenock|Helensburgh combined team beat Stenhousemuir CC by nine wickets. Chasing just 53 to win, the combination team chased their target inside ten overs for the loss of just the one wicket.
In the younger age-group Weirs CC came out on top in the Glasgow southside derby with near-neighbours Clydesdale CC, winning by 28 runs at Albert Park. 64 for 4 proved too many for the Titwood youngsters, who lost six wickets in their innings en route to finishing on 46 for 6. Over in Paisley Ferguslie CC were also running out winners, their big 142-run win over the Hillhead|Renfrew combined side coming courtesy of dismissing their opponents no fewer than eighteen times. Batting first the Meikleriggs youngsters scored 128 for 5, Uzzair Khan with 33. Then in the combined side’s reply Qasim Khan returned the remarkable figures of 7 for 4 (including a hat-trick), with Bahadar Esahkiel and Blair Cameron also recording “3-fors”.
The first match return submitted this evening reported on Glasgow Accies CC’s nine-wicket win over the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side in the Under 18 League. After restricting the combined team to 75 for 6 in their twenty overs, Glasgow Accies CC then chased down their target with five overs in hand, Arman Khan scoring an unbeaten 54. King George V Playing Field was the venue for a clash of two other combination teams, Drumpellier|Victoria beating East Renfrewshire|Renfrew by nine wickets. Singh took 4 for 16 for the winning combined team, with Hassan Raza (50) and Zeeshan Aziz (55*) then making the biggest contributions with the bat as the nine-wicket win was secured. Poloc CC were also winners on the night in the Under 18 League, albeit their win came virtue of a concession by the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side.
In the younger age-group league however a Poloc CC versus East Kilbride|Uddingston combined team match did take place, Shawholm the venue. Batting first the home side posted 154 for 1, with 30 not out for both Hassaan Mehmood and Samee Mehmood, with Abdullah Rana chipping in with an unbeaten 24. The combined side were then bowled out in the fifteenth over for 46, Nabeel Khan taking 3 for 3. At Glenpark in Greenock meanwhile it was an away win that was recorded as Stirling County CC overcame their hosts by eight wickets. Greenock CC mustered just 71 for 9 despite Lukas Fischer-Keogh’s 22, with Jones (3 for 15) taking a hat-trick for the visitors. The New Williamfield youngsters then chased down their target in under twelve overs, Marshall scoring 22 not out. Also winners “on the road” in the Under 13 League were Glasgow Accies CC who defeated previously unbeaten Ferguslie CC at Meikleriggs by six wickets. Ferguslie CC, batting first, posted 91 for 7 thanks in the main to Mahapatra’s 30 not out, John Greene taking 3 for 13 for Glasgow Accies CC. Greene then led the successful run-chase with 31 not out, Lucas Pierotti giving him assistance with an unbeaten 20. Cameron’s 3 for 13 proved in vain for Ferguslie CC.
There were Under 11 and Under 15 league matches played across the west region this evening. In the Under 11 League there was a win for Poloc CC at home against near-neighbours Weirs CC, the Shawholm youngsters winning by 31 runs. Batting first the home side lost no wickets as they posted 68, and total that the visitors from Newlands couldn’t chase down, losing four wickets en route to finishing on 57 for 4.
In the older age-group more results were submitted, with wins for the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side over Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC over the Greenock|Helensburgh combination team, and Poloc CC over West of Scotland CC. In the match at New Cmbusdoon in Alloway, Ayr CC very nearly chased the 141 needed to beat their visitors, Richie Simpson top-scoring with 80 not out. However Cameron McLean’s 89 not out in the first innings proved the defining innings as he helped the combined side post 140 for 2, Shazad Ahmad chipping in with 35. Ayr CC’s reply also included a support act to Simpson’s innings, Callum McCormick making 31. Clydesdale CC’s win was a four-wicket one, defeating the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side at Titwood. Batting first the visitors posted 64 for 9, a target Clydesdale CC chased down inside seventeen overs. The third win, Poloc CC’s success at Hamilton Crescent in Partick, saw the Shawholm side bat first and make 171 for 1, Sohaib Shah with an unbeaten 82, and Abdul Malik scoring 47. This proved a target out of the reach of West of Scotland CC whose reply ended up 48 for 7.
Tonight saw two matches cancelled due to weather in the Under 18 League: the matches at Langloan in Coatbridge, and Shawholm in Glasgow. The only Under 18 League match reported on saw a straight-forward – ten-wicket – win for the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined team over the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side. Batting first the visiting combined side to Meikleriggs were bundled out for just 28, a total that the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side easily surpassed, scoring 29 without loss in just three-and-a-half overs.
There were a few more matches played, and reported on, in the Under 13 age-group. Stirling County CC entertained West of Scotland CC at New Williamfield and came out on top, securing a six-wicket win by chasing down 57 to beat their visitors. West of Scotland CC’s total of 56 included 18 from Iain Nonhebel, with Jones taking 3 for 15 for the home side. Saunders was then 20 not out for Stirling County CC in their successful run-chase. A 12-run win was, meanwhile, the margin of victory for the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side over the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined team, the winners’ 114 for 5 proving 12 runs more than their hosts could manage at Woodfarm Pavilion. Another match played on the southside of Glasgow saw the closest match of the night, Poloc CC beating near-neighbours Clydesdale CC at Titwood by just a single run. The Shawholm side defended 85, both sides losing nine wickets in a game where the bowlers dominated. Abdullah Rana top-scored for Poloc CC with an unbeaten 30, the only batter to score more than 16. In defending 85, James Cathcart returned figures of 4-3-5-2, whilst there were also two wickets each for Shahan Raja and Owen Gould for Clydesdale CC, and Nabeel Khan for Poloc CC.
On another wet day in the west of the country only one match return reported a match that beat the weather, that match seeing the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side defeat West of Scotland CC by 65 runs. The match, played at Whitehaugh in Paisley, saw the combined side post 125 for 6 batting first, Scott Glassford top-scoring with 27. Iain Nonhobel, for the visitors from Glasgow’s West End, took 2 for 16. In their unsuccessful run-chase, Angus Barrett’s 26 was the standout performance for West of Scotland CC, Logan taking 2 for 13 for the combined team.