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Latest news and notices
Coaching news [posted 20/10/14]
Tim Hart writes, "Congratulations to the twelve candidates from four different clubs who successfully completed the ICC Introduction to Cricket Course, held at Hutchesons' Grammar School on Sunday the 19th of October. Sunday was a busy day for coach education and development as three coaches were also able to complete their assessments for the UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification. Good luck to all these coaches as they begin (or continue) their coaching at club level."
West Development Manager update [posted 15/10/14]
Tim Hart has circulated his October 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.
AGM notice [posted 12/10/14]
WDJCU League Secretary
has announced the date and location of the 2014 AGM. Titwood, in Crossmyloof, Glasgow, the home of Clydesdale CC, is the venue, with Monday the 27th of October 2014 set as the date, the meeting starting at 7.30pm. Formal AGM Notices will be circulated to member clubs in advance of the meeting.
Kwik Cricket news [posted 22/09/14]
writes, "Yesterday saw the WDJCU host a first ever indoor Kwik Cricket tournament, held at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow. The format was six overs per side, with batters batting in pairs (for two overs) and every fielder having to bowl. In addition, the "T" hit was used any time a no ball or wide ball was bowled - and there were no boundaries! Three of the six matches had very tight finishes - 1, 5 and 7 runs respectively. In the end Ferguslie CC emerged as the tournament winners - but real success of the morning was bringing the 22 players, from four different Clubs (Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC, Ferguslie CC and Uddingston CC) together. Thanks must go to all the players, their clubs and their team managers who made the day possible." There are a few photo's from the tournament in the Gallery.
Warriors averages [posted 18/09/14]
Season 2014's averages for both the Western Warriors Under 15 and Under 18 representative sides are online now.
Regional Development Centre (West) talent day - update [posted 18/09/14]
writes, "All players who were involved in the match on Sunday the 7th of September, and all players who were invited to take part in the match, have been invited to a talent day this Sunday. Each player has been sent an individual letter, in most cases by email. The session, at Hutchesons' Grammar School, has again been made possible thanks to support from the Sports Council for Glasgow's Sports Promotion Fund - and the Regional Development Centre is grateful for their support. If any player, club or Area Development Group has any queries they should get in contact with
Kwik Cricket update [posted 18/09/14]
We have been informed that, so far, just four clubs have signed up for this Sunday's Under 10 indoor Kwik Cricket event. Any other clubs wishing to enter a team should contact
directly, and as soon as possible.
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Autumn coaching course [posted 17/09/14]
has been in touch to advertise cricket coaching that StK Cricket is running this Autumn. Steve writes, "Stk Cricket's Autumn Coaching Camp will be taking place between Monday the 20th and Friday the 24th of October 2014 at the National Cricket Academy, MES, Ravelston, Edinburgh between 9am and 5pm." More information about the camp is here online, but can also be had by contacting Steve himself by
, or telephone (07847-308497).
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.
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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