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Cricket Scotland National secondary and primary schools competitions [posted 18/02/15]
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has sent out - to clubs' Junior Convenors - information about season 2015's Cricket Scotland-organised and/or endorsed inter-schools competitions. Details are also here online, and will be of interest to clubs with primary and/or secondary school connections.
West Development Manager update [posted 14/02/15]
Tim Hart has circulated his February 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.
Scottish Cup draws [posted 09/02/15]
Following on Friday's release of the draws for the NatWest ECB Qualifying Cups, Cricket Scotland finalised the draws for its Scottish Cups this morning with the circulation of the draw for the Under 18 Scottish Cup. The Under 13 Scottish Cup has nine west clubs in it, Ferguslie CC getting a bye in to round two.
In the Under 15 Scottish Cup there are seven west club, Greenock CC being the fortunate club to receive the bye in to round two this time. And, finally, in the Under 18 Scottish Cup, nine west club names were in the hat, Ferguslie CC, Clydesdale CC, West of Scotland CC and Poloc CC all getting first-round byes. The full draws are online.
NatWest ECB Under 13 and Under 15 Qualifying Cup draws [posted 06/02/15]
The draws for the NatWest ECB Under 13 and Under 15 Qualifying Cups was made this morning, and circulated to clubs by Cricket Scotland. The draw for the younger cup competition sees West of Scotland CC host Poloc CC, Ayr CC entertain Greenock CC and Helensburgh CC travel to Callander CC in the preliminary round, with Stirling County CC Ferguslie CC and Clydesdale CC getting byes in to the first round proper. In the Under 15 competition, Greenock CC host Clydesdale CC and Poloc CC are at home against West of Scotland CC in the preliminary round, with - this time - Ayr CC and Helensburgh CC getting byes in to round one. The full draws are online.
2015 league and cup draws [posted 02/02/15]
The league fixtures for season 2015, and the draws for the Under 13 League Cup and Under 18 Frank Smith Trophy, were released today. These are online now, here and here.
"Kwik Cricket" festival dates being added [posted 20/01/15]
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Indoor Super 8s players of the tournaments [posted 06/01/15]
The players of the tournaments for, respectively, the Under 12, Under 15 and Under 19 Indoor Super 8s have been announced. The Under 12 Player of the Tournament, for a second year running, was Gautam Kakar of Clydesdale CC who scored 73 runs at an average of 73.0 and returned bowling figures of 5-0-23-2. The Under 15 Player of the Tournament was Poloc CC's Aliyan Qureshi who scored 3 runs at an average of 3.0 in his only innings, but returned bowling figures of 8-0-27-8, the highest number of wickets to be taken in the tournament according to existing records. In the Under 19 competition, the Player of the Tournament award was won by Hamza Tahir of Ferguslie CC who scored 63 runs at an average of 31.5 and returned bowling figures of 12-2-70-4. Full player-by-player averages are online now, alongwith the scorecards, and the team and individual prize-winners have been added to the roll of honour.
Cricket Scotland coach education pathway update workshop [posted 06/01/15]
writes, "Following the successful launch of Talent Max, several enquiries about the upcoming UKCC Level 2 coaching course and some discussions with clubs about the development of projects involving schools, Cricket Scotland has decided to run a very brief workshop to provide an overview of the latest Cricket Scotland coach education pathway. The workshop will take place at Titwood (Clydesdale CC) from 7pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday the 7th of January 2015. We are aware that this is short notice - but the date will allow anyone interested in taking part in the UKCC Level 2 coaching course (now due to start on Saturday the 31st of January 2015) to have time to book onto the course. The workshop will provide details about the "Kwik Cricket Game Course", the "ICC Introduction to Cricket Course", the new UKCC Level 2 coaching structure and the UKCC Level 3 coaching course. The workshop is free to attend and Ian Sandbrook (Acting Head of Community Development) has kindly agreed to come through from Edinburgh to assist on the evening. Could any coaches who are planning to attend get in contact with me."
Indoor Super 8s review [posted 04/01/15]
writes, "It was another successful WDJCU Indoor Super 8s tournament - with 159 different players, representing ten different clubs and three combined sides, taking part in the games over the four days. I would like to thank all the players, parents and coaches/Junior Convenors who helped to make the event run so smoothly - and I would also like to thank Gregor Preston-Jones and Farhaj Siddiqui for their help with scoring a number of the matches. Congratulations to the three winning Clubs: Ayr CC (Under 12), Clydesdale CC (Under 15) and Ferguslie CC (Under 19) and to the Players of the Tournament: Gautam Kakar (Under 12, Clydesdale CC), Aliyan Qureshi (Under 15, Poloc CC) and Hamza Tahir (Under 19, Ferguslie CC)."
ECB NatWest and Cricket Scotland cups, 2015 [posted 31/12/14]
Cricket Scotland has circulated explanatory letters and entry forms for season 2015's ECB NatWest and their own Scottish cups. Clubs should submit entries by the 30th of January 2015 to
at Cricket Scotland. Letters and entries forms were emailed to club Secretaries - note, not Junior Convenors - but are available online here too.
Ferguslie CC win the 2014 Under 19 Super 8s [posted 30/12/14]
Congratulations to Ferguslie CC's Under 19s (pictured left), Indoor Super 8s tournament winners for 2014. On a Finals Day that saw matches with Glasgow southside clubs Clydesdale CC and Poloc CC, the Paisley youngsters came out on top, beating Poloc CC with just four balls to spare in the third game to secure the title. Games one and two had seen, first, Poloc CC, and, then, Ferguslie CC record wins over Clydesdale CC meaning the clash between the two would determine the tournament winner. Poloc CC had beaten Ferguslie CC in Saturday's group stages, however the Meikleriggs side would gain their revenge as they chased down 88 to secure the win. Batting first, Poloc CC had struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking over, and 87 for 4 always looked a little lite. And so it turned out as Ferguslie CC got home with four wickets and four balls in hand. Well done, again, to Ferguslie CC, and congratulations, too, to Poloc CC (runners-up) and Clydesdale CC (third place).
The Under 19 tournament finale brought to an end another successful four days of indoor action, and thanks are due to Tournament Director Tim Hart for the organisation, administration and smooth running of another event. Thanks, also, to all the club coaches and team managers, supporters, parents and players, without whose involvement the tournament could not take place.
Clydesdale CC win the 2014 Under 15 Super 8s [posted 30/12/14]
Congratulations to Clydesdale CC's Under 15s (pictured left), winners of this year's Indoor Super 8s tournament. The Titwood youngsters secured the title with a "winner-takes-all" win over Glasgow southside rivals Poloc CC, the third club to have qualified from the group stages, West of Scotland CC, being unable to field a side on the day. Batting first, Clydesdale CC would recover from being 3 for 3 at one stage to post 100 all out. In reply, Poloc CC got off to a reasonable start, reaching 44 for 1 at the halfway point. However a wicket and a retirement in quick succession took the wind out of the chase's sails, and Clydesdale CC would successfully defend their total, eventually winning by the comfortable margin of 17 runs. Well done, again, to Clydesdale CC, and commisserations to runners-up Poloc CC.
Ayr CC win the 2014 Under 12 Super 8s [posted 30/12/14]
Congratulations to Ayr CC's Under 12s (pictured left) who were victorious in today's Finals Day. Playing Clydesdale CC in the first game, the New Cambusdoon youngsters ran out two-wicket winners, scoring 99 for 6 to their opponents' 96 for 3. Game two then saw a Glasgow derby, Glasgow Accies CC coming out on top against their southside rivals, the scores this time being Glasgow Accies CC 76 for 5, Clydesdale CC 75 for 7. With a win a-piecegoing in to game three, both Ayr CC and Glasgow Accies CC knew it was a simple case of winner-takes-all in their match.
Batting first, the Glasgow West End club scored just 51 all out, with six batters being run out! In their reply, Ayr CC never looked in any trouble and ran out eight-wicket winners after reaching their target without losing a wicket. Well done, again, to Ayr CC, and congratulations, too, to runners-up Glasgow Accies CC and third-placed Clydesdale CC.
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