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

  • Umpires Dinner, 2020 (21st February 2020)

    This year’s dinner will once again be held at Ralston Golf Club, Strathmore Avenue (off Glasgow Road), Ralston, Paisley, PA1 3DT on Friday, 13 March 2020, starting at 7.30pm. The price is £25 per head.

    The speaker will be Sue Strachan, newly appointed President-Elect, Cricket Scotland. An additional speaker may be arranged.

    In order to gauge interest in the event, Jim would be grateful if you could let him know if you, your friends and any club members are likely to attend by emailing him (jmbmcclymont@gmail.com), or phoning (0141-587 4820 or 07504-702697), by Sunday, 1 March.

    As usual, the evening’s proceedings will also include a raffle. Donations of additional prizes will be gratefully received on the night.

  • Head Coach 2020, Irvine CC (17th February 2020)

    Irvine CC are on the look out for a Head Coach for season 2020. Please see more information on the role in the attached form. All applicants should send their CVs to Irvine CC.

    Coach advert, 2020, Irvine CC

  • Cricket Society of Scotland – Annual Dinner (3rd February 2020)

    The West of Scotland branch of The Cricket Society is holding its Annual Dinner at Titwood, home of Clydesdale CC, on Monday 9 March 2020, and is once again extending an open invitation to all cricket-lovers to join them for an excellent evening’s entertainment.

    This year’s guest speaker is Phillip DeFreitas (44 Test and 103 ODI caps for England), whose First Class career started in 1985 at Leicestershire CCC and took him to Lancashire CCC and Derbyshire CCC (and a couple of seasons for Boland in South Africa) before ending up again at Leicestershire CCC, whom he captained in 2003 and for part of 2004 before retiring at the end of the 2005 season.

    If you think you might enjoy an evening of good food (three courses and coffee), excellent company and an eminent after dinner speaker, reserve your place (early booking appreciated but no later than Monday 2 March), at a cost of £33 per head, by contacting Ewen McConville, Secretary, The Cricket Society of Scotland:

    Email: ejrmcc@gmail.com
    Landline: 0141 632 4218
    Mobile: 07790 064 404

    Cricket Society, 2020 dinner, flyer

  • WDCU Sunday friendlies, 2020 (3rd February 2020)

    With only one Sunday League competition this year their are plenty Sundays available for clubs to play Sunday friendly cricket. This is a great opportunity to give players who are not getting much of a go on a Saturday an opportunity to score some runs or take some wickets. It is also a great way for introducing younger players to a longer game and giving them a chance to pit their skills against adults or other developing youngsters. It is an ideal format for social cricketers to have a fun day out. Please see below a link to a list of clubs and contacts that have indicated to the WDCU that they are interested in playing friendly games on available Sundays. Make contact and see if you can find like-minded teams and get it on!!

    WDCU – Sunday friendly contacts, 2020

    This list will be updated on a periodic basis.

  • Cricket Scotland launches new Club Development Tool (17th January 2020)

    Cricket Scotland has launched a new resource which is designed to provide extra support to cricket clubs. This exciting new Club Development Tool will guide clubs through a series of topics, each of which is designed to help a club analyse its current status and assist in planning for its development. Clubs can complete a self-assessment online – and will be provided with specific feedback, a report, an action plan and access to Cricket Scotland’s Regional Participation Team for further support and guidance.

    Clubs will be able to complete this process working to their own timeline. As a club feels progress has been made, it can complete another online assessment to measure progress, analyse any changes within the club and help plan for the next phase of its development.

    Cricket Scotland is also able to add value to this process through support provided by a new section of links and key resources on the Cricket Scotland website. This section will be updated as new information and additional examples of best practice from around the cricket community become available.

    The benefits of using the Club Development Tool include:

    :: Completely free to Cricket Scotland member clubs.
    :: Provides you with an instant overview of your club.
    :: Provides your club with unique feedback from Cricket Scotland.
    :: Provides your club with relevant guides and links.
    :: Provides your club with a live editable action plan document.
    :: Supports your club in making strategic decisions.
    :: Provides your club with a PDF report.
    :: Allow your club to review progress against historical results.

    If your club is interested in accessing the Club Development Tool please follow this link.  For any other support with the tool, or your club’s ongoing development, please do not hesitate to get in contact with West Regional Participation Manager, Tim Hart.

  • Umpiring training courses, 2020 (13th January 2020)

    The following Umpire training courses for 2020, in the west, are now in place.

    At Dumfries CC – Stage 1 on Saturday 8 February 2020 and Stage 2 on Saturday 15 February 2020;
    At Clydesdale CC – Stages 1 and 2 on consecutive Tuesdays, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2020; and
    At Stirling County CC – Stage 1 on Saturday 14 March 2020 and Stage 2 on Saturday 21 March 2020.

    Those wanting to attend should contact Allan Jack for information on the registration procedure.  Only those registered will receive the workbooks and Laws.  A fee of £40 is to be paid on attendance.  There is no need to pay when registering.  Allan will also answer any other questions prospective umpires may have.

  • WDCU Premier Division Bowler of the Year, 2019 – Aamir Gul (17th December 2019)

    Aamir Gul of Uddingston CC collects the WDCU Premier Division Bowler of the Year, 2019 from WDCU Administrator Iain Kennedy.  Aamir won the award for taking the most wickets in the premier division. He took 33 wickets at an average of 9.76, strike rate of 22.6 and an economy rate of 2.59 runs per over.

    Aamir was delighted to receive his award at Shawholm today as he had missed the official awards night earlier in the month. Well done Aamir!!

  • Cricket Scotland Awards, 7 February 2020, The Village Hotel, Edinburgh. (12th December 2019)

    Cricket Scotland has recently announced its annual awards evening will take place on Friday the 7th of February 2020 at The Village Hotel in Edinburgh. The evening will give guests the opportunity to celebrate the 2019 season, both on and off the pitch, where attendees will have the chance to mingle with national team players as we revisit the highs of the 2019 cricket season covering the domestic, regional and international game!

    Cricket Scotland is pleased to add five new participation awards for this year and are now welcoming our clubs to submit applications. Our new awards are:

    Communication Award
    The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award
    Volunteer of the Year
    Young Volunteer of the Year (under 25)
    Ground & Facilities Award

    Clubs have until the 23rd of January 2020, at 1pm, to submit their nomination(s).

    Can you think of a club or individual who is worthy of a nomination?  Click here to find out more information and access the nomination form.

  • David Craig (12th December 2019)

    It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that David passed away at 12.30pm on the 10th of December at Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride.

    David Craig’s  funeral is on Thursday the 19th of December at 10am at Blantyre Old Parish Church, and then 11am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.

    He was a great bowler taking over 2,400 wickets (information taken from Cricket Scotland Guide, 1999).  A great sportsman and a true gent, he will be sorely missed and our condolences go to his family and friends at this time.

  • Stirling County CC – Head of Grounds (2nd December 2019)

    Stirling County Cricket Club is currently looking for an experienced Head of Grounds to maintain the playing surfaces on its two ovals at “New Williamfield”, Stirling. The ideal candidate will have experience of preparing cricket pitches to a high standard, and will be willing to identify and implement improvements to facilitate more top-level representative matches to be held at the ground.

    For more information please contact the club by email at: ContactUs@StirlingCountyCC.co.uk, or view the full job advert on the club’s website: https://www.stirlingcountycc.co.uk/index.php