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 to ensure the game flourishes and grows 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

  • Ayr are McCulloch Cup Champions (16th August 2017)

    Ayr 118 for 7 (N Smith 36, S Khan 32*, L James 3-26)
    Poloc 103 all out (J Snyman 40, A McElenea 3-12)

    Ricky Bawa reports on Ayr’s 15 run victory in the McCulloch Cup Final.

    “At a sun-kissed Bothwell castle Policies Ayr took on Poloc in the final of the McCulloch Cup. Ayr batting first got off to an excellent start and were 50 for none after 8 overs. When Neil Smith(36) and Papps fell in quick succession, Taimooor and James put the squeeze on Ayr to leave them 68 for 5. Shuja Khan (32*) then batted nicely with the tail, scurrying singles and hitting the odd boundary. Ayr ended up on a below par 118 for 7 off their 20 overs. Pick of the bowlers was James with 3 for 26.

    Poloc began their inns in much the same was as Ayr with, Shah and Snyman looking in imperious form as they scored 50 off the first 8 overs also. The introduction of Spin however, changed things as skipper Andi McElenea (3-12), Papps (2-24) and Leck (2-17) bowled intelligently to well set fields. The pressure began to tell on the Poloc batters as the the attempted big shots of the spinners failed. The run rate required climbed and the pressure was too much for Poloc as they ended on 103 all out.”

  • The Scottish Asian Sports Gala T20 -2017 (15th August 2017)

    Sai Majeed reports on the Ucare Asian Sports Gala T20 event:
    “The 2017 Scottish Asian Sports Gala T20 cricket match took place on Sunday 13th August at Titwood, the home of Clydesdale Cricket Club. The match, which was arranged by The Ucare Foundation to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Pakistan Independence, was contested by The Scottish Pakistani Pumas (The Greens) and The Scottish Pakistani Panthers (The Blues).

  • The Scottish Asian Sports Gala T20 -2017 (12th August 2017)

    The Ucare Foundation have organised the above event on Sunday the 13th of August 2017 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Pakistan Independence celebrations with the highlight being the cricket event at Titwood home of Clydesdale Cricket Club.
    The day starts with an All Stars (All Stars mascot will be making an appearance) and Kwik Cricket Festival starting at 10am, this is followed by the main event which is a T20 game. The teams are Scottish Pakistani Pumas which comprises players who currently play in the West of Scotland or have played and guest Pakistani professional players and Scottish Pakistani Panthers which comprises players who currently play in the East and North of Scotland and guest Pakistani professional players. (more…)

  • !mpossible – Contestants Wanted (11th August 2017)

    The third series of the hugely successful BBC One quiz show !MPOSSIBLE is currently in production. They are on the hunt for Scottish based contestants and they are really keen to try and reach out to people from communities who perhaps wouldn’t normally be approached about getting involved in something like this. There are loads of great characters involved in cricket who would be perfect for something like this. If you are interested then all details are in the attached flyer.

  • St Ninians Complete Cup Double (11th August 2017)

    Victoria 100 all out (17.4 Overs) M.Nadeem 24, E McBeth 13/3, F Rao 17/3, F McDonald 19/3
    St Ninians 104 for 0 (13.5 overs) S Rafiq 52no, F Jawad  44no

    Jim Hill reports from Albert Park, “St. Ninians beat Victoria by 10 wickets last night in the Greenwood Trophy final. On winning the toss, Victoria had no hesitation in deciding to bat first. Initially they started out well, keeping the scoreboard ticking over however they couldn’t really break the shackles of some accurate spin bowling by St. Ninians. McDonald was the pick of the bowlers as Vics were bowled out for 100 in the final over of their innings.
    When St. Ninians batted, it was the Jawad/Rafiq show, as they knocked the ball around confidently taking well judged runs and punishing any loose ball. Victoria will rue not taking the  chances offered, but in the end St. Ninians were well worthy of their win, passing the Victoria total with plenty of overs to spare.
    Thanks to Weirs for hosting and Danny MacPhail-Smith and Ronnie Gilliland for umpiring.”

  • St Ninians Triumph in Western Cup (3rd August 2017)

    St Ninians 144 for 5 (20.0 overs) F Jawad 65, H Mahmood 2/16
    Titwood 96/7 (20.0 Overs) D Forsyth 31, R Patterson 2/7, T Fleet 2/29

    Prestwick extracted a degree of revenge over Clydesdale for their loss in the Rowan Cup last week when the respective second XIs fought out a rather one sided final at Titwood. Batting first St Ninians amassed a fine 144 for the loss of 5 wickets from their 20 overs. F Jawad the pick of the bats with an accomplished 65, supported by R Patterson and R Bartsch with 24 and 24 not out respectively. H Mahmood with 2 for 16 from his 4 overs being the pick of the bowlers.

    In reply Titwood were always behind the 8-ball in their chase and despite a valiant 31 from D Forsyth, the tidy bowling of St Ninians left them well adrift on 96/7 at the completion. R Patterson the pick of the bowlers with 2/7 from his 3 overs.

  • Clydesdale win Murgitroyd Rowan Cup (24th July 2017)

    Prestwick 162 for 7 (20.0 overs) T Fleet 45, F Jawad 34, DC De Lange 3/21
    Clydesdale 132/2 (13.0 Overs) R Berrington 42*, M Awais 35, M Rao 2/26

    A hard hitting display from both sides at Shawholm on Thursday night saw Clydesdale emerge victorious in match that was ultimately rain affected. Batting first Prestwick smashed 162 in their allotted 20 overs, with Tom Fleet top scoring with a 34 ball 45. Con De Lange was the pick of the ‘Dale bowlers snaffling 3 wickets for a miserly 21 runs in his full allotment.
    In reply Clydesdale blew away the opening bowlers with a powerful display of hitting. Muhammad Awais scored 35 in only 12 balls, Richie Berrington smashed an unbeaten 42 off 34 balls and when the rain came after 13 overs Clydesdale were well ahead on DLS. Mitchell Rao was the pick of the Prestwick bowlers with 2 for 26.

  • WDCU Representative defeat Ulsters Schools U19s (19th July 2017)

    Ulster Schools 142 all out (47.4 overs) BJ Rose 34, SJ Nelson 32, M Poskitt31, D McNulty4/25
    WDCU Select 143/4 C Brockwell 73

    MJ Clarkson reports on a fine win on a fine day; On a perfect day for cricket, the Western District Cricket Union Select team took on a team from Ulster Schools U19 in a 50 over friendly played at Hamilton Crescent.

    It was the visitors who won the toss and elected to bat first, and Gavin Pitt (Prestwick) and David McNulty (West of Scotland) opened the bowling.  It was the West paceman who caused initial problems as the visitors were reduced to 8/3 in 3.4 overs. Marcus Poskitt and captain Stuart Nelson steadied the ship as they added 65 for the fourth wicket, before the former was caught by Sachin Chaudhry (Prestwick) off the bowling of Calum Drummond (Clydesdale) for 31. Chaudhry would also have an hand in the next two wickets – as first Nelson (who scored 32) then Jonathan Hunter came too far down the pitch to his bowling, and wicketkeeper Jak O’Connell (Kelburne) had two run outs to his name. The score was now 92/6 after 32 overs, and the main batting now fell to Ben Rose who hit some powerful fours to keep the Ulster Schools team in the game. However, wickets feel steadily – as both Chaudhry and Amir Gul (Uddingston) took one each for the West, and when McNulty returned for his second spell, Rose (34) became the third run out of the innings. Despite a flurry of runs from tailenders David Robinson and Matthew Foster, when McNulty bowled Foster, Ulster Schools were 142 all out in 47.4 overs. (more…)

  • WDCU Representative Match v Ulster Schools U19s (13th July 2017)

    The WDCU are pleased to announce that the following players have been selected to represent the WDCU in a match against the Ulster Schools U19s on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at Hamilton Crescent.

    Shahzad Rafiq (Prestwick CC (Captain), Amir Gul (Uddingston CC)  (Vice Captain), Chris Brockwell (St Michaels CC), Sachin Chaudhry (Prestwick CC), Calum Drummond (Clydesdale CC), Fraser MacDonald (Prestwick CC), Steven McLister (Kelburne CC), David McNulty (West of Scotland CC), Jak O’Connell (Kelburne CC) (w/k), Gavin Pitt (Prestwick CC), Cameron Russell (Glasgow Accies CC) 

    The game starts at 11am and entrance will be free. The WDCU would encourage as many people as possible to come along and support the team.

  • Colin Mitchell (5th July 2017)

    The WDCU are pleased to announce that, with effect from 30th June, Colin Mitchell of Clydesdale CC has taken up the vacant Cricket Scotland Board position arising from the untimely death of Sandy Strang earlier this year.

    Colin brings a vast experience of both playing and administering cricket within the west of Scotland (and beyond) and his passion for the sport, in particular, the development of both youth cricket and facilities will no doubt be of huge benefit to the Board.

    Tony Brian, Chairman of Cricket Scotland, is looking forward to welcoming Colin to the Board and states “This is great news! I am sure Colin will make a strong contribution to the CS debates and we look forward to welcoming him to the Board.”