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Coach development news [posted 04/03/14]
writes, "Congratulations to the eleven coaches (from six different clubs) who successfully completed a First Aid course on Sunday the 2nd of March. Congratulations must also go to the six coaches (from four different clubs) who completed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop - also held on Sunday. These courses were only made possible by Gill McElnea and Colin McDougall, so thanks to them for delivering the courses."
Cricket Scotland workshop [posted 04/03/14]
writes, "There are currently only two candidates booked onto the Cricket Scotland "Running Effective Club Nights" workshop due to take place on Monday the 10th of March. At the moment, this workshop is in danger of having to be cancelled due to a lack of candidates. Could anyone interested in attending the workshop please contact me as soon as possible."
Cricket training camp - La Manga [posted 03/03/14]
Steven Knox has been in touch to advertise a cricket training camp that StK Cricket is running this Spring. Being held at the La Manga Club in Spain's Murcia district, the camp runs between the 5th and 11th of April. More information about the camp is here online, but can also be had by contacting Steve himself by email, or telephone (07847-308497). Steve says "The whole week costs just £725 and that includes everything (flights, accommodation, internal transport, insurance and food and drink)."
2014 Under 13 Scottish Cup draw [posted 03/02/14]
The draw for the Under 13 Scottish Cup was made today and saw nine west district clubs pulled out of the hat. Clydesdale CC secured a first round bye and await the winners of Ayr CC's home tie against Stirling County CC, whilst the other first round matches drawn were: Ferguslie CC versus Greenock CC, Prestwick CC versus West of Scotland CC, and East Kilbride CC v Poloc CC.
2014 Under 15 Scottish Cup draw [posted 03/02/14]
Cricket Scotland made and released the draw for this season's Under 15 Scottish Cup this morning. The draw features ten west district clubs, two - West of Scotland CC and Prestwick CC - getting first round byes. The four first round matches that do feature west clubs see Ayr CC host Poloc CC, Greenock CC entertain Ferguslie CC, East Kilbride CC welcome Clydesdale CC to Torrance House, and Stirling County CC travel to Hughenden to play Hillhead CC. The second round then sees West of Scotland CC host the winner of the Ayr CC versus Poloc CC match, Prestwick CC entertain the winner of Greenock CC against Ferguslie CC, and East Kilbride CC or Clydesdale CC travelling to play either Hillhead CC or Stirling County CC.
2014 Under 18 Scottish Cup draw [posted 27/02/14]
Cricket Scotland made and released the draw for this season's Under 18 Scottish Cup this morning. The draw features eight west district clubs, four - Clydesdale CC, Ferguslie CC, Glasgow Accies CC and Prestwick CC - getting first round byes. The two first round matches that do feature west clubs see Ayr CC host West of Scotland CC, and Poloc CC entertain Drumpellier CC. The second round then sees Ferguslie CC host Clydesdale CC, whilst Glasgow Accies CC will go to the winner of the Ayr CC versus West of Scotland CC match, and Prestwick CC will travel to either Shawholm or Langloan.
First aid and safeguarding and protecting children workshops [posted 26/02/14]
writes, "There are currently a limited number of places available on two workshops - this coming Sunday. As a quick reminder, any coach awaiting assessment for a previous UKCC Level 2 course must have successfully completed these workshops in order to be able to go an and fully complete that course. If anyone does wish to book on to these courses please ask them to email me or to contact me by 'phone (07825-172346) as soon as possible."
Dumfries & Galloway development group news [posted 26/02/14]
writes, "The David Keswick Centre in Dumfries was the venue for a special, one-off coaching session on Tuesday the 25th of February. The Dumfries & Galloway cricket clubs were invited to send along any Under 12 and Under 14 players who they felt would be likely to represent the Area Development Squad in 2014. Additionally, clubs were also invited to send along any coaches who wished to see the session and pick up the key messages to take back to their clubs. Thanks to the fourteen players who attended and received a re-cap of some of the key principles of a warm-up, of batting off the front foot and of bowling. The session ended with a game which continued the theme of playing straight while batting."
ECB age-group championship draws [posted 26/02/14]
The draws for this season's Under 13 and Under 15 ECB club championship tournaments are online now. The first round draws, made on a regional basis, see - in the Under 13 competition - West of Scotland CC host Poloc CC, Stirling County CC host Clydesdale CC and Ayr CC entertain the winner of the East Kilbride CC versus Greenock CC preliminary round match.
In the Under 15 age-group, the draw saw four west district clubs in the preliminary round: Ayr CC hosting East Kilbride CC and Greenock CC welcoming West of Scotland CC to Glenpark. The winner of this first preliminary round match will then play Clydesdale CC at home in round one, as the winner of the second preliminary round match will host Stirling County CC. The third first round match up is Poloc CC at home to Hillhead CC.
Kwik Cricket game course and TOPClub presentation [posted 23/02/14]
writes, "Greenock CC held a Cricket Scotland Kwik Cricket game course at St. Columba's School, in Kilmacolm, on Sunday the 23rd of February. A total of seven Greenock CC coaches (five male and two female) successfully completed the course. Congratulations to them, and thanks too to the four junior members who helped out (by joining in!) during the game that the coaches were required to run. Further congratulations are also due to Greenock CC as the club became the latest west region club to receive their TOPClub accreditation certificate - receiving their 'Approved' status certificate during the club youth's training session, at the same venue and immediately following the coaching course."
Area Development Group news [posted 18/02/14]
North Glasgow got their winter training programme underway with an Under 12 session at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School today, Tuesday the 18th of February. Three coaches led a session for the fourteen players who were able to attend. The session was based around some of the fundamentals of batting and fielding - and saw plenty of energy and enthusiasm from the players.
ECB age-group championships [posted 10/02/14]
The entry forms and details for this season's Under 13 and Under 15 ECB club championship tournaments are online now. You can download them, and - after completing - should return them to Cricket Scotland.
2014 league and cup draws [posted 08/02/14]
The league fixtures for season 2014, 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.
West Development Manager update [posted 05/02/14]
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.
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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