Notification has been sent to clubs regarding the WDCU end of season forum. This year it will be held at Meikleriggs on Sunday the 6th of October with a start time of 2pm. The agenda will be compiled by the CMC and sent to clubs towards the end of September.
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
- WDCU end of season forum – 2pm, Sunday 6 October 2019, Meikleriggs. (12th September 2019)
- Greenwood Trophy Final, 2019 – Saturday 7 September 2019 – cancelled! (6th September 2019)
Once again the weather has ensured that the Greenwood Trophy final cannot go ahead. The game planned for tomorrow at Meikleriggs is cancelled due to the ground being unfit for play.
- West region coach education and development programme – Winter 2019/20 (5th September 2019)
Identifying and developing new coaches and encouraging current coaches to continue their development are critical factors in helping clubs to increase the number and quality of young cricket players!! Please see below details of upcoming coaching courses in the west this winter.
There will be a Coach Support Worker Course (Level 1 equivalent) held at Eastwood High School on Saturday the 5th of October at a cost of £20.
There will also be a four-day UKCC Level 2 Course (Coaching Children’s Cricket) again held at Eastwood High School starting on the 9th of November at a cost of £350. More information including booking details is available from the Cricket Scotland website.
sportscotland continue to offer a subsidy for candidates wishing to attend the Level 2 course, via the “funding” menu, here.
Details of a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop and a Basic First Aid for Sport course will be confirmed within the next month.
- Saturday league winners – round up (2nd September 2019)
With the rain putting paid to any action at the weekend the final Saturday league winners have been identified. They are as follows:
Division 2 – GHK
Division 3 – GHK/Strathclyde
Division 4 – Kirkstyle
Premier Reserve League – St. Ninian’s
Well done to you all, and particularly to GHK for their double success!
- Mr William Duffy – Honorary Life President, Stenhousemuir CC (30th August 2019)
Stenhousemuir CC regret to announce the passing of our Honorary Life President Mr William Duffy today. A fixture of the club for several decades he will be sorely missed by all. Our thoughts are with Molly and the family at this time.
- WDCU Premier Division Winners, 2019 – Tunnock’s Uddingston (26th August 2019)
Congratulations to Tunnock’s Uddingston who held their nerve at Titwood on Saturday to clinch the Premier Division title for 2019. They knew a win against Clydesdale CC would snuff out the chance of Prestwick CC sneaking in and pinching the title should they have beaten Ferguslie CC at Henry Thow Oval. In any event victories for both Uddingston and Ferguslie meant the title headed to Bothwell Castle for the first time since 1934! They did so in fine style winning eleven out of twelve games with an excellent percentage of 94.67%.
- WDCU Division 1 Champions, 2019 – Croma Vigilant Dumfries (26th August 2019)
Congratulations to Croma Vigilant Dumfries who have won the WDCU First Division title for 2019. Pictured below are the victorious side who wrapped up the title in fine style at Whitehaugh on Saturday with one week left in the season.
- Western Cup, 2019 – winners: Partick (22nd August 2019)
Congratulations to Partick who overcame a spirited effort by the Titwood side in the Western Cup final held at Titwood on Tuesday night. In an exciting game, reduced to sixteen overs aside due to the light, Partick chased down the Clydesdale total of 99 all out in the last over for the loss of five wickets. Highlight of the night for WDCU CMC chair was a moment of fair play from the Partick wicket-keeper who informed the umpires that he had broken the stumps when it had looked like the batsman had been bowled. Terrific sportsmanship in a final!
Thanks to Clydesdale CC for their efforts to stage the final and to umpires Jon Barnes and Richard Young for ensuring that the game ran smoothly.
- Community Cricket Development Officer: Galloway Cricket Club (12th August 2019)
An exciting new Cricket Development Officer post has now become available in the South West of Scotland, at Galloway CC. Do you think you can increase the number of boys and girls, men and women playing cricket in the area? If that’s you, have a look at the details in the link below and send your CV and letter of application to: email@example.com
Closing date for applications is 31 August 2019.
- Western Cup Final, 2019 – Titwood v Partick – Tuesday, 20 August 2019, Titwood, 6pm start (12th August 2019)
The Western Cup final for 2019 has been rescheduled once more and will now take place on Tuesday the 20th of August at Titwood. Here’s hoping for a dry sunny night!!