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

  • Cricket Scotland Communication Jan 2021 (13th January 2021)

    Please see below a recent correspondence from CS

    To all Club Secretaries,

    After a challenging year, we are hopeful that the 2021 season will run as a normal season, however, we are mindful that due to the COVID pandemic, we may have to adapt and modify some timings and events.

    In the coming months, we will be continue to engage with all the regional associations as we receive updates from the Scottish Government and sportscotland regarding the hopeful reduction in restrictions on travel and community sport.

    We will continue to update you directly with any changes to guidance and for general club admin requirements as detailed below.

    Date – Week Commencing Communication Deadline
    11th January Men’s Scottish Cup entries


    1st February
    18th January Women’s Scottish Cup entries

    CS Challenge Cup entries

    Youth U14 & U16 Scottish Cup entries

    8th February
    25th January CS Women’s Premier League entries

    ECB Vitality U13 & U15 entries

    13th February
    15th February Update on all competitions format, draws and dates.


    22nd February Request for nominations for the 2021 CS AGM

    (Provisional date of AGM 24th March)

    5th March
    8th March AGM notice 23rd March (proxy form)
    5th April Annual club subscriptions notice 7th May


    We are really hopeful that we can re-start cricket in early spring and looking forward to a full domestic, regional and international season.

    Please direct any queries on the above to Paul Macari  or to Head of Development Nicola Wilson.


    I Kennedy

  • Cricket Scotland Covid 19 Update – 7-1-2021 (8th January 2021)

    Please see most recent Covid 19 activity update from CS

    Following the Scottish Government announcement on 4th January, guidance for cricket activity had been updated and can be found HERE.

    In summary, as mainland Scotland is now in enhanced Level 4 restrictions, the key changes to cricket activity are as follows:

    1                  No indoor cricket activity permitted.

    2                 Outdoor cricket activity is permitted for U12’s as follows:

    • For groups up to a maximum of 18 – This number includes a maximum of up to two coaches (including any youth helpers 12 & over)
    • Coaches should wear a face covering and abide by standard physical distancing rules

    3                 Travel restriction within local protection levels:

    • Travel is restricted (as previously) but with ‘stay at home’ the key message
    • There are however exemptions for sport, exercise and recreation and participants can still travel up to 5 miles from the boundary of a LA to take part in informal exercise as long they abide by the rules on meeting other households e.g. 2 adults from maximum of 2 households.

    4                No competition is permitted

    5                 Coaching

      • Adult one to one coaching is permitted
      • Adjacent nets should not be used
      • Coaches should wear a face covering
      • Group coaching for U12’s is permitted (as in point 2 above)

    ▪     Maximum group size of 18

    ▪     Two coaches permitted (this includes any youth helpers over 12)

    Please send any queries to general@cricketscotland.com

  • WDJCU AGM on Sunday 20th December at 7.00pm (14th December 2020)
    This is just a short note to confirm that the WDJCU AGM will be held through Zoom on Sunday 20th December starting at 7pm. Signing in details for the meeting will follow from WDJCU.
    Iain Kennedy.
  • CSMOA – First newsletter (14th December 2020)

    Neil Cauldwell the secretary of the newly formed CSMOA has produced their first newsletter, Please see it attached below.

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  • WDCU AGM 9th December 2020 (10th December 2020)
    A short update on the WDCU AGM.
    The WDCU AGM was held by Zoom meeting last evening. It was terrific that we had such a good  turn out with 24 member clubs and organisations being represented and the Zoom technology working well.
    Chair Mark Colman welcomed all to the meeting and noted that office bearer reports had been circulated in advance.
    Duncan Paterson , Vice Chair and Chair of CMC and Keith Young, Treasurer were re elected to the WDCU Executive. Tim Hart takes up the post of WDCU Secretary for the first time.
    Jim Hill and Stephen Allison were re elected to the CMC and both committees are at full capacity.
    The proposed changes to the constitution were passed and an updated copy of the constitution will be posted on the website shortly.
    The major concern of the evening was regarding the effect Covid 19 had on cricket in 2020 and the high level of challenge that it will present for the 2021 season. Duncan Paterson indicated that competition planning was underway and that the CMC would devise a number of scenarios for the 2021 season which will be shared with clubs as early as possible. He acknowledged that a flexible approach by all will be necessary and he urged clubs to keep the WDCU updated on any change to their circumstances.
    Neil Cauldwell the new secretary of the recently launched Cricket Scotland Match Officials Association (CSMOA) gave an outline of the new associations purpose which was well received by the attendees.
    Should anyone have any questions regarding the AGM please send them to me at admin@wdcu.co.uk
    Iain Kennedy WDCU Administrator
  • WDCU AGM 9th December 2020 (2nd December 2020)

    The WDCU AGM will be held on Wednesday 9th December at 7.00pm. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the meeting will be held by Zoom. Clubs are reminded that they are required to register their representative with the WDCU administrator no later than Monday 7th of December.

  • Leslie Ingram-Brown Clydesdale CC and Arthur Pryde Drumpellier CC (27th November 2020)

    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

  • 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.

    Iain Kennedy

  • 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 general@cricketscotland.com