Monday’s matches

All four of this evening’s Under 13 League Cup quarter-finals were washed out because of the weather.  All four will be played now on Monday 22 May 2017, instead.

Kwik Cricket festivals

Another open-to-all club-hosted Kwik Cricket festival has been added to the schedule, Greenock CC hosting one on 4 June 2017 at its “Glenpark” ground.  The full schedule is online here.

Kwik Cricket festivals

In addition to the monthly Area Group hosted Kwik Cricket festivals, additional festivals are being hosted by individual clubs. These festivals are open to all clubs, and will be run on exactly the same basis as the Area Group hosted ones. The first two additional festivals are being hosted by East Renfrewshire CC at its ground:

Woodfarm Pavilion, Berryhill Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 7HG

A full list of all festivals is online here.

Friday’s matches

A mixed bag of weather across the west region this evening claimed one casualty, when the Under 11 League match between Ayr CC and Poloc CC was abandoned near the midpoint of the second innings, the Alloway club having posted 109 for 8 batting first, Devraj Bandopadhyay having taken 3 for 13 for Poloc CC.  However other matches in this the youngest hardball competition did beat the rain, Glasgow Accies CC defeating Greenock CC by 48 runs at New Anniesland, Uddingston CC sneaking past Stenhousemuir CC by just 5 runs, and Kilmarnock CC beating East Renfrewshire CC by 32 runs.  In the first of these, Glasgow Accies CC’s Rory Paterson scored 19 not out, with team-mates Faatima Gardee and Vishruth Joshi both taking a brace of wickets.  There were also however, disappointingly, two concessions on this the first night of Under 11 League action: East Kilbride CC conceding to Clydesdale CC and Vale of Leven CC doing the same to Ferguslie CC.

In the Under 15 League, there were wins for Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC and Stenhousemuir CC.  Ayr CC’s win came at Shawholm on Glasgow’s southside, the visitors winning by seven wickets with two balls to spare.  The batters dominated in this match with Sohaib Shah (75*), Rafay Khan (53) and Richie Simpson (76*) each making half centuries.   Conversely, Clydesdale CC’s win at Titwood against the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side was much more comprehensive, the margin of victory of ten wickets being achieved inside eight overs.  For the victors, Struan Walker scored 52 not out from just 21 deliveries, this after Cameron McLean had anchored the combined side’s innings with 44 not out.  The third result reported in the Under 15 League saw West of Scotland CC lose out to Stenhousemuir CC at Hamilton Crescent, the win coming with just three balls left for the visitors.  West of Scotland CC’s 123 for 8 centered on Edson McCall’s 54 and John Greene’s 34, Stenhousemuir CC’s Davie Drysdale taking 4 for 2.  In the Stenhousemuir CC reply, their successful run-chase included contributions from Sahil Thakur (28) and Calum Grant (27).

Updated league tables are online.

Under 14 League

Kelburne CC has notified the WDJCU that it is withdrawing from the Under 14 League.  All scheduled matches against Kelburne CC have, therefore, be voided.

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.