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League winners! [posted 09/09/14]
With Monday the 8th seeing the end of season 2014, and the Under 11 League winners already having been decided on Finals Day on the 7th, the completed picture of season 2014 can now be seen. The Under 11 League (see below) was won by Group A winners Ayr CC, who defeated Poloc CC in the Under 11 Grand Final. The Under 13 League champions are Clydesdale CC who, like Ayr CC at Under 11, went through season 2014 undefeated in the league. Prestwick CC take the runners-up spot. Also at Under 13 age-group, the League Cup winners were decided last week with league runners-up, Prestwick CC, beating West of Scotland CC to take the silverware back to the Henry Thow Oval. Clydesdale CC also Under 15 League champions, suffering just the won loss en route to the title, finishing ahead of three clubs tied on 14 points, Ayr CC, Poloc CC and West of Scotland CC. And, finally, in the oldest age-group, the Hillhead|Renfrew combined side finished top of the Under 18 League, just missing out on a perfect season with defeat to runners-up Poloc CC in their last match, albeit after having already secured the title. Congratulations to them, and in fact to all this season's champion teams and clubs!
The roll of honour has been updated to reflect the WDJCU's latest winners.
Ayr Under 11 win on Finals Day [posted 09/09/14]
On a glorious September Sunday afternoon Ferguslie CC's Meikleriggs ground played host to the Under 11 Finals Day. The four clubs who had won through to compete for the title Under 11 champions were Group A winners Ayr CC, and Poloc CC who had finished as runners-up to the New Cambusdoon side, and from Group B, Stenhousemuir CC whose late run had seen them pip Kelburne CC's Under 11s to top spot. The format of Finals Day therefore meant that Ayr CC would take on Kelburne CC in the first semi-final, with Poloc CC and Stenhousemuir CC facing each other in the second. Semi-final one saw Ayr CC defeat by Kelburne CC by 117 runs, the Whitehaugh club having batted first and posted 61 for 7, Reiss Wylie top-scoring with 22 and Ryan Stribling taking a "4-for" for Ayr CC. Nari Bhandari also made an important contribution with the ball, returning figures of 1 for 3 in three overs.
In their reply that saw 158 for 3 eventually scored, Stribling again was a stand-out, scoring 20 not out to add to his four-wicket haul, and Richie Simpson making 38. Ayr CC's win saw them able to sit back and enjoy the afternoon sunshine, and watch the second semi-final between Poloc CC and Stenhousemuir CC. Again it was the Group B side who batted first, scoring 89 runs but - en route - losing fourteen wickets to see only a net 19 scored. Nabeel Khan - with 5 for 16 - and Sohaib Shah - with 4 for 16 - were the Shawholm club's main wicket-takers, Kai Reed, with 21 not out, being Stenhousemuir CC's best batting performer. In their reply, Poloc CC would themselves lose eight wickets, but despite a flurry of these in overs six to ten, the Glasgow southsiders always looked likely to prevail. And so it was, running out 34-run winners. Shah had added 22 not out to his "4-for", Hassaan Mehmood's 13 being the other individual score in double figures. Taylor Savoury's 4 for 14 was a great effort, albeit in a losing cause, for Stenhousemuir CC.
The Grand Final - between the two Group A sides - saw Ayr CC triumph. In fact this was the third time they'd beaten Poloc CC in the Under 11 age-group this season, having won both regular season matches between the clubs. Despite losing ten wickets batting first, Ayr CC posted net 88 to set their opponents 89 to win. Simpson's 24 was the highest score in the Ayr CC innings, with Sam Jefferson (19 not out), and Stribling and Corrie Howard (both 16 not out) makingvital contributions. Shah's impressive day also continued as he added 5 for 11 (including a hat-trick) to his "4-for" in the semi-final. Poloc CC's reply never really gained momentum, as the regular fall of wickets hampered the accumulation of runs. Josh Martin - with four wickets - and Jefferson with three - were the main wicket-takers as thirteen dismissals were recorded by the scorers. Only Khan (10) made it into double figures, and Ayr CC ran out convincing and deserved 77-run winners and with their victory earn the title Under 11 League Champions. Congratulations to them, and thanks to Ferguslie CC for their superb hosting of Finals Day.
West Development Manager update [posted 09/09/14]
Tim Hart has circulated his September update on what's going on in here in the west in community development. His update was sent to clubs' Junior Convenors, and there's a copy here online.
Western Warriors Under 15 update [posted 05/09/14]
Thanks to support funding from The Sports Council for Glasgow's Sports Promotion Fund, Sunday 7 September will see a special Western Warriors Under 14 "Talent Day" take place. The venue is Titwood (Clydesdale CC) or the Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall if the weather is poor. The day will allow players from across the west region to come together to showcase their skills. This is the first of two talent events that are running this month - and invited players have been contacted directly. If anyone has any questions about the event(s) please contact
Scotland Under 15s in the west [posted 04/09/14]
Tim Hart writes, "Saturday the 6th of September sees Scotland Under 15s host Gloucestershire Under 15s in the Final of Division 1B of the Royal London Under 15 Cup. To get to this stage Scotland Under 15s had to win their group and then defeat Oxfordshire Under 15s in the semi-final. The fixture will take place at Meikleriggs (Ferguslie CC), with an 11am start time - and spectators are more than welcome. Ihtisham Malik and Owais Shah (both Poloc CC) are in the Scotland squad, as they have been all season. Good luck to these two players and to all their teammates."
TOPClub update [posted 03/09/14]
Tim Hart writes, "Congratulations to Uddingston CC who have become the latest club to receive Cricket Scotland TOPClub accreditation. The club received their certificate on Wednesday evening, just before their Under 11 team played its final match of the 2014 season. Congratulations to the club on their award."
Prestwick CC win Under 13 League Cup [posted 01/09/14]
| ||Tonight saw the Finals Day of the Under 13 League Cup. In the Grand Final Prestwick CC were up against West of Scotland CC, last year's winners and current holders. The match, hosted by Kilmarnock CC at their Scott Ellis Playing Fields ground saw the youngsters (pictured, left) from Henry Thow Oval wrest the trophy from their Glasgow opponents, winning by 21 runs. Batting first Prestwick CC posted 85 for 6 in eighteen overs, Euan McBeth with 16 and Sam with 12 being the biggest contributors, and West of Scotland CC's Angus Guy taking 2 for 14. Prestwick CC then bowled out West of Scotland CC for 64, the last wicket falling in the sixteenth over. Finn Turner, with 2 for 8, was the standout bowler, but Fletcher Rao (2 for 17) and Calan Turner (2 for 19) also derserve a mention, as do the Hamilton Crescent side's Angus Barrett (13) and Sam Greene (15). |
In the other Finals Day matches reported on, Ayr CC came out on top against Poloc CC at New Cambusdoon, with Richie Simpson (31*) and Puskar Bhandari (30*) both retiring, whilst for the visitors from Shawholm, Uzzair Shah (30*) and Sohaib Shah (21) were the main contributors. Ayr CC secured ninth place as a result of their win. Finishing third, and pushing Glasgow Accies CC into fourth, were Clydesdale CC after tonight's game at Titwood. Clydesdale CC scored 162 for 2,with three batters - Struan Walker, Heighinbotham and Arman Farid - all reaching 30 and retiring. Glasgow Accies CC, in their reply, mustered 90 for 9 to see them slip to a 72-run loss, Hussain Mohsan top-scoring with 18. Clydesdale CC's Daniel Cairns returned figures of 2 for 3. Updated competition results are online.
Friday night results [posted 29/08/14]
There were no games completed this evening as the wet weather washed away all the scheduled Under 11 League matches, as well as two rescheduled Under 18 matches.
South Glasgow win the intra-city inter-area derby [posted 26/08/14]
Rodger Cairns reports from the Under 12 inter-area Glasgow derby. "On a sunny (and surprisingly warm) late summer afternoon South Glasgow Under 12s hosted North Glasgow Under 12s in a game of high quality cricket that finished with a real cliff-hanger. Having won the toss and elected to bat first, North Glasgow got off to a decent start led by the powerful hitting of Angus Barrett (West of Scotland CC) who ultimately retired on 31 not out. Thereafter, the South Glasgow bowlers and fielders regained an element of control with John Greene (West of Scotland CC) scoring 15 being the only other batter to record double figures. Pick of the South Glasgow bowlers were Cydesdale CC teammates Daniel Cairns (5-3-10-1) and Taha Khan (5-0-14-1), as the eight wickets (including two run outs) were well shared. South Glasgow's target for victory was eventually set at 113 and when batsmen two and three, Khan and Sohaib Shah (Poloc CC), both reached their mandatory retirement score of 30, in the thirteenth over, with the total in the mid-60s, it looked like the game was over as a contest. However, North Glasgow's Ayub Khan (Hillhead CC) had other ideas and ripped through the middle order with a devastating spell of 6-1-16-4 and he was given good support by Barrett (6-2-13-1). Only Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC) and Samee Mehmood (Poloc CC) scored more than 10 and, when batters ten and eleven were both out, South Glasgow were still 7 runs short of the winning total. But, the value of getting to the retirement score was highlighted as back came Khan and Shah to see if they could finish the job. They did just that, with the winning runs being scored by Shah in the 26th over. A well-contested game and tense victory, by 1 wicket, for the South Glasgow side."
Monday night results [posted 25/08/14]
| ||There were, disappointingly, a number of further concessions this evening, in both the Under 13 and Under 18 leagues. Helensburgh CC and the Drumpellier|Uddingston combined team conceded Under 13 matches, whilst the Greenock|Kelburne combined team, and Uddingston CC, both conceded Under 18 league matches. |
There was, however, still a busy fixture card of matches completed. In the Under 13 League, leaders Clydesdale CC saw off the challenge of Greenock CC at Titwood, winning by 87 runs. Struan Walker with 31 and Ross Higginbotham with 33 were the Glasgow southsiders' highest scorers, before Arman Farid took 4 for 6 as Greenock CC were bowled out for 73 chasing 161 to win. Across the road on Glasgow's southside, Poloc CC were beating Glasgow Accies CC in another city derby, this game being altogether much closer. The Shawholm youngsters batted first and recovered from 32 for 3 to post 99 for 4 thanks in the main to 21 not out from Abdul Malik. Then, in the second innings, Glasgow Accies CC were eventually bowled out with just over an over left in their innings, and just 8 runs shy of their host's total. Tom McEwan had top-scored with 23 for Glasgow Accies CC, whilst Hamaad Anwar and Uzzair Shah both had "3-fors" for Poloc CC. Further south, at Torrance House, East Kilbride CC was entertaining West of Scotland CC, also in the Under 13 League. This game, like the one at Titwood, proved very one-sided however as East Kilbride CC were bowled out for just 19 in under nine overs, the 20 needed to win being chased down in under three overs by the Hamilton Crescent openers.
The Under 18 League saw matches played this evening too. At New Anniesland Poloc CC ran out straight-forward winners over Glasgow Accies CC, accumulating the 76 runs needed for the win inside twelve overs and for the loss of just the one wicket. Glasgow Accies CC's 75 for 2 owed much to Kerr Moir's 42, whilst Poloc CC's 76 for 1 in reply included 28 not out from Owais Shah. Also in Glasgow's West End, West of Scotland CC's Under 18s hosted their counterparts from Langloan, and it was visitors Drumpellier CC who ran out winners. Batting first Drumpellier CC scored 117 for 5, with Saif Sajjad scoring 58. West of Scotland CC then looked secure in their run-chase, reaching 41 for 1, only to then collapse to 75 all out six overs later. Boon took 4 for 3 amidst the chaos that was the home side's implosion. Meanwhile, at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park, it was the Victoria|Active Life Club conbined team that was securing their first win of season 2014. Prestwick CC were the visitors, but their 78 for 5 was never going to enough, and the home side chased the required runs in thirteen overs. Prestwick CC's Gregor Cairns did all he could to try and defend the total posted, returning 3 for 11, but his efforts with the ball were in vain. The league results are online, as are updated tables.
Friday night results [posted 22/08/14]
| ||Helensburgh CC conceded its Under 11 league match this evening to Stenhousemuir CC. However notwithstanding this there was a busy night of junior cricket across the district, with a number of clubs also playing previously cancelled matches. |
At Whitehaugh, Kelburne CC's Under 11s entertained Glasgow Accies CC and ran out out relatively comfortable winners. Batting first, the visitors from Glasgow scored 46 for 6 under the pairs cricket scoring system, Kelburne CC's reply of 65 for 5 seeing them secure the win. Kelburne CC's reply saw MacLean top-score with 17, and Oliver return figures of 3 for 2. Also in the Under 11 League, but in the southern section, Poloc CC were winners in the Glasgow southside derby at Titwood, sneaking across the finishing line by just 1 run in the evening's tightest finish. Clydesdale CC posted 94 for 4 batting first, with Humza Zulfiqar top-scoring with 18 not out. Sohaib Shah returned figures of 4-0-14-2 for the visitors from Shawholm. Shah then, in turn, top-scored with 17 not out, and Abdul Malik scored 16 not out, as Poloc CC did just enough to secure the win. Back over in Renfrewshire, Renfrew CC welcomed West of Scotland CC to King George V Playing Fields but it was their visitors who would come out on top. The Hamilton Crescent youngsters won by 28 runs after scoring 76 for 6 batting first, Greene with 15 not out and Khan taking 4 for 8, including a hat-trick, for Renfrew CC. Murray Sedgewick then took a "3-for" as West of Scotland CC restricted Renfrew CC to 58 for 8, to record the victory. The final Under 11 match return received this evening reported on Stirling County CC's home win over visitors Ferguslie CC. The winning margin at New Williamfield was 48 runs, Stirling County CC's 100 for 2 being too many for the Meikleriggs' youngsters.
At Under 15 age-group level there were three matches played, and reported on. At New Anniesland Glasgow Accies CC came out on top in their match against Greenock CC, winning by six wickets. Batting first, Greenock CC posted 85 for 8 with Wilson scoring 22, and Louis Ware 21. The home side then chased down their target of 86 inside seventeeen overs, Khan scoring 20 and McMurray an unbeaten 24. Nearby in Glasgow's West EndHillhead CC welcome Poloc CC to Hughenden. This time it would be the away side that came out on top, Poloc CC defending the 84 for 4 theyscored in eighteen overs thanks in the main to Bilal Anwar's 4 for 8. Anwar's "4-for" just pipped Soni's "3-for" in the first innings for the standout bowling performance. The batting prizes likely went to Abtaha Maqsood (30) and Amaan Ali (23). The third Under 15 League match played in Glasgow's West End was at Hamilton Crescent where West of Scotland CC entertained Clydesdale CC in a top-of-the-table clash. In a one-sided match it was Clydesdale CC who ran out convincing winners, winning by 73 runs. Having amassed 142 for 5 in their innings (Kallum Dhami, 54 not out, Imran Ameen 29 and Ihtesham Ul Haq 25 not out), the Titwood youngsters then bowled West of Scotland CC out for just 69, with only Angus Guy - with 24 - offering much resistance. The league results are online, as are updated tables.
Old news can be found online, in the WDJCU archive section, the Academy archive section, the RDC archive section, and the Area Group archive section. News is generally archived monthly.
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