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

  • Umpiring Education – Winter 2020 -dates to note. (7th November 2019)

    Following on from yesterdays news please see below details of the umpiring  courses planned for this Winter. it would be great if a good number of former players or other interested people would sign up to begin the umpiring journey!! Who knows where it will take you…

    Dumfries CC February 8th & 9th and 15th & 16th (two weekends)

    Clydesdale CC March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st (5 Tuesday nights all at 7 pm)

    Stirling CC March 14th & 15th and 21st & 22nd (two weekends)

    Please contact Lead trainer Allan Jack for more details or to sign up —-  allanmjack@gmail.com

     

     

  • Umpiring Categories for 2020 (6th November 2019)

    WoSACO has recently released their umpiring categories for 2020. Please see the information in the document below. This information can also be found in the umpiring pages of the website. There are 48 umpires listed and it is hoped to increase that number through the Winter so look out for the dates for the training courses.

    UMPIRE CATEGORIES 2020 (2)

  • WDCU end of season forum – Sunday 6 October 2019, Meikleriggs (16th October 2019)

    The WDCU end of season forum took place at Meikleriggs on Sunday the 6th of October.  23 representatives from sixteen clubs attended the forum.  A further two members of WoSACO were also in attendance. There was keen discussion on a number of topics and the notes of the meeting are attached below for perusal.

    WDCU Club Forum 2019 – notes

  • Howard Jefferson and Malcolm Renny – Ayr CC (16th October 2019)

    WDCU is sad to report the passing of Howard Jefferson and Malcom Renny. Both were past presidents of the club and gave a lot of time and energy for the betterment of the club. They were regular supporters and could be seen most weekends at Cambusdoon, old and new, supporting the teams. Thoughts go to both families at this sad time.

  • Cricket Scotland – West Regional Participation Forum – Sunday 17 November 2019 (16th October 2019)

    The above forum, to which representatives from all clubs in the West are invited, will take place on Sunday  17th November. The venue for the event is Titwood and the forum will commence at 2pm and conclude around 5pm. Full details can be found in the link below and It would be great if there was a full house!!

    Cricket Scotland – West Region Participation Forum – November 2019

  • Cricket Society of Scotland – Winter Speakers 2019/20 (11th October 2019)

    The Cricket Society of Scotland has once again planned an exciting programme of  speakers for their winter meetings. If you have the time come along and listen to the likes of Roger Knight, Peter Baxter and England legend Phil DeFreitas, The full winter programme is attached below and all are welcome to attend.

     

    CSS Programme 2019-20

  • Batathon – Greg Chambers Falkland CC- Raising funds for MND!! (7th October 2019)

    Greg Chambers  from Falkland CC is trying to something a lot of players didn’t manage in the entire season. He is completing a 12 hour Batathon to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Please look at the flier and if you can give him and MND Scotland a boost by supporting his effort!

     

  • Renfrew CC – Vacancy – Head Coach (3rd October 2019)

    Renfrew CC are also on the look out for a Head Coach. If you think you are the person for this role please read the attached flyer send your CV and supporting letter to club secretary Sai Majeed at;

    sai_co2003@yahoo.co.uk.

    Closing date for applications is 12-10-2019

    Renfrew Cricket Club HC vacancy 2019

  • Stenhousemuir CC – Vacancy – Head Junior Coach – November 2019 to May 2020. (2nd October 2019)

    Stenhousemuir CC are on the lookout for a Head Junior coach to continue the development of their young cricketers. If you feel that you are right person for the post and can make that vital difference then please read the attached advert and submit your CV to Iain McDonald at –

    mcdonald.iain@hotmail.co.uk by the 31st October 2019

    Stenhousemuir CC Coach Advert 2020

  • Cricket Scotland Disciplinary Working Group – Questionnaire. (2nd October 2019)

    Cricket Scotland has established a disciplinary working group to consider player behaviour and discipline throughout the country. The aim of the group is to provide Cricket Scotland with recommendations on how to: –

    • Reduce the number of on and off field disciplinary events taking place and
    • To review and if appropriate simplify disciplinary procedures used throughout Scotland with the aim
      of developing a consistent approach.

    To help inform these recommendations Cricket Scotland has produced a questionnaire for league associations, clubs and individuals to complete.

    WDCU has responded to the questionnaire and an edited version has been sent to clubs to complete and return it to the WDCU administrator at admin@wdcu.co.uk  by 31/10/2019.

    Should any individual wish to contribute their views then please complete part 3 of the questionnaire and return as above.

    Many thanks for your assistance with this research.

    CS Disciplinary Questionnaire 2019