Welcome to the Western District Cricket Union website.  The Union organises and promotes cricket to half the population of Scotland, from Dumfries & Galloway in the south-west, up the west coast, and across the central belt to the Forth Valley.  We co-ordinate with the West District Junior Cricket Union, local authorities and Cricket Scotland to encourage youth development and provide a structured developmental pathway with the aim of allowing the game to flourish and grow at all levels.  From the Premier Division to the Greenwood Trophy, the Union provides competitions for all its member clubs, from 50-over Saturday cricket to competitive T20 competitions.



Latest news and notices

  • WoSACO – New Umpires Wanted (19th July 2019)

    In 2019 a good number of new umpires started umpiring in the West of Scotland. There is always a need for more. If its the right time for you to take up umpiring then please contact Allan Jack and let him know. There is a full calendar of games at every level you could stand in and if you enrol  now you will be ready to go at the start of next season!! Please see the link below for details:

    Put something back_Umpire4

     

  • Greenwood Trophy Final 2019 – Victoria v Dean Park – 1-8-2019 – Albert Park 6pm start (19th July 2019)

    Congratulations to Victoria and Dean Park who, after hard fought semi finals last night, will face each other in the final of the Greenwood Trophy for 2019. Commiserations to Partick and Albert Park who put up strong performances in defeat.

    The final will take place on Thursday 1st August at Albert Park and a big crowd is expected!!

  • Western Cup Final 2019 – Titwood v Partick – Tuesday 30th July 6pm – Titwood (17th July 2019)

    Its an all Glasgow final for this years Western Cup! Congratulations to Titwood and Partick who have won through to meet in the first of the three finals planned for the week. Commiserations to GHK and Whitehaugh who lost out.

  • Murgitroyd Rowan Cup winners 2019 – Clydesdale CC (12th July 2019)

    Congratulations to Clydesdale CC who overcame a determined Poloc CC side in an enthralling final at Shawholm last night. Needing 20 from the last over Poloc nearly made it and came up an agonising 3 runs short. Thanks go to Murgitroyd for sponsoring the tournament, Poloc CC for hosting the final, Neil Cauldwell and Ronnie Gilliland for their splendid umpiring and all those who turned up to watch at sunny Shawholm last night.

  • Greenwood Trophy 2019 – semi-final draw (11th July 2019)

    The semi-final draw for the Greenwood Trophy is as follows:

    Dean Park v Albert Park
    Partick v Victoria

    Ties are to be played on Thursday 18th July.

  • Club Update – 9 (5th July 2019)

    Well done to Albert Park, Dean Park, Victoria and Partick for reaching the Greenwood Trophy semi-finals.

    The draw will be posted early next week.  All clubs should remind their players about the requirement to play fairly and in the ‘spirit of the game.’  There has been an upsurge in disciplinary issues recently and its important that this trend is halted.

    Could I once again remind all clubs to fully complete their short and long scorecards and Captain’s reports, including umpiring assessments for your opposition teams umpiring where there are no umpires. Please also remember to complete your fair play assessments too as your mark will influence the league tables. Competition at both ends of these tables is heating up.

    On that note the CMC this week decided that all 5-point sanctions for incorrectly submitted Captain’s reports will be lifted. Sanctions will still apply where a scorecard has not been submitted on time or a Captain’s report not submitted at all. These were the regulations used in 2018.

    Our first cup final will be held next week with the Murgitroyd Rowan Cup being contested between Clydesdale CC and Poloc CC at Shawholm on the 11th of July start time 6pm.  Please encourage your members to attend where possible.

    Finally good luck to Ferguslie, Stirling County and McCrea FS West of Scotland in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and to Helensburgh and LOC Hire Stenhousemuir in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. All ties are this Sunday.

    Iain Kennedy
    WDCU Administrator

  • Greenwood Trophy – quarter-final draw, 2019 (1st July 2019)

    The quarter-final draw for the Greenwood Trophy is:

    Kirkstyle v Dean Park
    Albert Park v GHK
    Partick v Whitehaugh
    Ardencaple v Victoria

    Ties to be played on 4th July with a reserve date being the 11th of July.

  • Club Update – 8 – Mid-season fair play review. (28th June 2019)

    With the season at the mid-way point I have now attached an updated fair play review table. I am delighted that the scores given by teams on their opponent’s behaviour and playing in the spirit of the game are in the main very good. There are a very large number of 5’s (top marks) given which is excellent.

    Top of the shop for all the leagues with the highest average score of 4.86 from seven games is Meikleriggs. At the other end of the leagues with the lowest average score of 2.63 is Victoria.

    Please see the link to the table below for more details.  You will see in the table only 4.2 % (15/367) of the scores fall in the lowest score zone, and 44.1% (162/367) score top marks of 5. Hopefully the second half of the season will move both these percentages in the right direction!

    WDCU Fair play Updates – up to week 9

  • Murgitroyd Rowan Cup Final 2019 (28th June 2019)

    Congratulations to Poloc and  Clydesdale on reaching the Murgitroyd Rowan Rup Final for 2019. The big Glasgow showdown will take place at Shawholm on Thursday 11th July. Good luck to both teams!

  • Western Cup 2019 – semi-final draw (28th June 2019)

    Congratulations to GHK, Partick, Titwood and Whitehaugh who have all progressed to the Western Cup semi-finals. The draw for the semi-finals is:

    GHK v Titwood
    Whitehaugh v Partick

    The ties are to be played on Tuesday 9th July.