It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Leslie Ingram-Brown and Arthur Pryde. Both men were stalwarts of the game in the west and contributed hugely to their clubs over a long number of years. Both were avid spectators in their later years and were often seen at grounds throughout the west enjoying games. Our thoughts are with their families at this sad time
Western District Cricket Union
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
- Leslie Ingram-Brown Clydesdale CC and Arthur Pryde Drumpellier CC (27th November 2020)
- Cricket Scotland Covid 19 Update – Scottish Govt. – On line Survey (27th November 2020)
Please see below information on a survey being carried out by the Scottish Govt. I would strongly urge all clubs to complete it where possible:
The Scottish Government Health and Sport Committee is looking into the impact of COVID-19 on sport in the community.
They have launched an online survey to be completed by sporting organisations, sports clubs and venues to inform the committee about the impact COVID-19 has had on the: ability of sporting organisations to provide community based activities and initiatives; the financial impact; and the potential long term impact.
The survey can be found HERE and the deadline for return is Friday 7th December.
- Cricket Scotland Covid 19 – Update 18-11- 20 (20th November 2020)
Please see most recent update from CS that has been sent to all clubs. The guidance comes into effect later today:
Following yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government, additional guidance has been issued on the CS website HERE. I have also attached a one page info sheet.
The main updates concern competition and travel as follows:
- Level 0 to 2: Competition is permitted between a maximum of two clubs at any one time subject to travel restrictions and the specific venue regulations on maximum numbers
- Level 3: Competition is permitted between a maximum number of two clubs at any one time for U18s only, subject to travel restrictions and the specific venue regulations on maximum numbers
- Level 4: No competition is permitted indoor
- Level 0 to 2: Coaching is permitted
- Level 3: One to one coaching is permitted for Adults (maximum of 2 people). Coaches may travel outside their local area to coach one to one with someone based in another local area. Group coaching for u18s is permitted indoor and outdoor.
- Level 4: No indoor coaching is permitted. Coaching outdoors is permitted
Please also remember for areas that have moved in Level 4, no indoor cricket is permitted. Outdoor organised cricket activity is still permitted subject to physical distancing and with a maximum of 30 in total.
- Covid – 19 Cricket Scotland Club update 2-11-2020 (2nd November 2020)
Today Cricket Scotland received clarification from sportscotland of the new tiered local area protection levels and how this impacts cricket activity.
A new guidance document has been published on the CS COVID webpage HERE and I have attached a grid which explains the impact to Adult and U18’s cricket activity dependant on the local area protection level.
Please direct any questions on the new guidance to email@example.com
- Scottish Govt. Hardship grants now open to cricket clubs with Licensed premises (2nd November 2020)
The above grant aid is now available to cricket clubs with Licensed premises. Please see link below for the information.
Iain Kennedy – Administrator
- Gordon Blackwood – Lennox CC (19th October 2020)
It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Gordon Blackwood. A former member of Lennox CC in the 60s and 70s. Gordon umpired with his friend Tom McCara for many years in the Glasgow League and was described by Derk Neil from Irvine as ‘a true friend of cricket in the west’. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
- Prestwick CC sponsored walk on behalf of the Brain Tumour Charity (20th September 2020)
A terrific effort!
Walkers from Prestwick Cricket Club covered a total of 1117 miles on behalf of the Brain Tumour Charity raising in the process £3000 with hopefully a top up to take it to £4000. Prestwick CC thank everyone of our members who participated and especially all clubs, members and people who donated to this cause..
- Covid 19 Cricket Scotland club update, 10 September 2020 (11th September 2020)
Please see below the most recent update from Cricket Scotland.
“Following yesterday’s Scottish Government announcement, Cricket Scotland has engaged with sportscotland to determine any changes required to our current guidance.
“We are pleased to announce that outdoor cricket guidance has not been affected by yesterday’s announcement and the guidance issued on 24th August remains current.
“Cricket Scotland plans to issue guidance for indoor activity in the near future. Indoor activity is more complicated, particularly in terms of group numbers permitted to play as this will vary and will be dependent on the type and size of the indoor facility.
“Thank you for your patience and please continue to enjoy cricket activity whilst staying safe.”
Iain Kennedy, WDCU Administrator
- Cricket Scotland West Regional Participation Manager – Tim Hart (4th September 2020)
Please see a final note below from Tim on his departure from the role of West Regional Participation Manager. The WDCU thank Tim for his commitment to the role for the last nine years and wish him every success the future. Please note Tim’s new contact details.
“It is with very heavy heart that I am getting in contact to inform you that I am leaving Cricket Scotland, after nine years – with my post being made redundant, as part of Cricket Scotland’s Reset Plan. I will be leaving as soon as my time on the Furlough Scheme ends, at the start of September.
“Please could you remove firstname.lastname@example.org and my work number (07825-172346) from your contact lists – and add Head of Development Nicola Wilson (email@example.com and 07891-408915) as your new first point of contact for Cricket Scotland.
“I remain involved in sport as a volunteer at my local club – and I am continuing in my role as a coach within the Western Warriors Youth set up. My updated contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org and 07753-987286.
“I have always felt a great sense of pride to work for Cricket Scotland – and I would like to thank all of you for your support of me, of cricket and of Cricket Scotland during my time with the organisation.”
- Prestwick CC – Sponsored walk on behalf of The Brain Tumour Charity (3rd September 2020)
Great to see the members of Prestwick CC supporting this great charity. Please see info on the sponsored walk they are undertaking and it would be great if cricket fans in the west help out where they can.
‘Thanks for showing an interest in sharing our current charity walk. Below gives info on our aims. We are planning to collectively walk 1000 miles in two weeks. Monday 31st August to Monday 14th September.
“We have had a great start in our charity challenge. As such we have decided to walk that little bit further, 1,000 miles! We will walk the distance to various cricket grounds throughout the UK, including Meikleriggs where we won the CSL Grand final three years ago today. We have 27 members taking part in the challenge and they would like to thank all those who have donated so far. We are 33% of the way to our target. For those that wish to donate to the cause please follow the link below.”