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

  • Busy week of Cup cricket 3 – Greenwood Trophy and Rowan Cup 17-06-2021 (17th June 2021)

    Midweek fixtures tonight all starting at 6pm.

    Greenwood Trophy :

    Hillhead / Vale of Leven

    Bothwell v Motherwell

    Albert Park v Glasgow South

    Partick v Victoria

     

    Rowan Cup: 

    Ayr v Prestwick

    Greenock v M8 Ferguslie

    Poloc v East Renfrewshire

  • Busy week of cup cricket 2 – The McCulloch Cup – 16-06 (15th June 2021)

    The first round proper of the McCulloch Cup in its knock out format for this year  kicks off on Wednesday night. Here are the fixtures which all start at 6pm:

    Ayr / Prestwick

    Kilmarnock / East Renfrewshire

    Calero Kelburne /Greenock

    Helensburgh / Renfrew

    Tunnocks Uddingston / McCrea FS West of Scotland

    Drumpellier / LOC Hiire Stenhousemuir

    Langside / M8 Driving Ferguslie

    Poloc / Clydesdale

  • Club Information Update ; 15-06-2021 (14th June 2021)

    Please see information sent to club contacts this morning:

    Well done to all clubs for submitting the scorecards on Saturday night. It was good to get them all on the website on time.
    We have a busy week of cup cricket and I look forward to seeing all the results as the ties are played. Good luck to all who are competing.
    Could I remind you that all  in season transfers need to be approved by the CMC, All transfer requests should be accompanied by an in season transfer request form which is attached should you need it. It can also be found on the website.
    Also attached is the updated Discipline and Appeals procedure. Again this can be found in the document centre on the website.
  • Mid week fixtures wanted – Victoria CC (14th June 2021)

    Dear Fixture Secretary,

    Victoria CC are keen to organise three or four midweek friendly matches, as we look like being a bit short of midweek fixtures.  Any club who would be interested in such a friendly match (either home or away),  please reply to Jon Barnes, Victoria CC (jon.barnes@glasgow.ac.uk), indicating your preferred week for the fixture (and the day  within the week that you would prefer)

    The weeks where we are keen to get friendly matches are the following:

                   15-17 June (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)

                   29 June – 1 July (ditto)

                   13-15 July (ditto)

                   3-5 August (ditto)

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Best wishes

    Jon

    Jon Barnes

    Chairman and General Dogsbody

    Victoria CC

  • Busy week of cup cricket 1 – Tuesday 15-06 – Western Cup (14th June 2021)

    Lots of cup cricket on this week and tomorrow night there are 8 Western Cup ties:

    Glenpark / M8 Meikleriggs

    Calero Whitehaugh / Dean Park

    Go Vending Marress / St. Ninians

    Albert Park / Cambusdoon

    Langloan / Glasgow Accies

    Titwood / Glasgow South

    GHK/ Shawholm

    Partick / Milngavie

  • Club Information update 7-06-2021 (9th June 2021)

    Please see update sent to all club contacts earlier this week:

    A number of things to update on following the weekend which went reasonably well!! Please make sure this message gets to all those it should:
    If you are in the unfortunate position where you have to cancel or concede a fixture please let your opponents and WDCU know at your earliest possible convenience. Please remember that the rules regarding player selection have eased this year and you can play non registered players in your lower X1’s in an emergency.  Please check the Saturday League Rules for full details.
    Hopefully everyone now has their Cricket Stats team log in and password working. If not please contact me as soon as possible and I can arrange for it to be sorted. This weekend could we please ensure the summary score is entered by 10pm on Saturday night and the full card by Monday evening at midnight. Please also remember to complete the captains report and fairplay score for your opponents. These are important to us as they provide very valuable information which we do use! Please also log in all other competition results.
    If there are any outstanding DLS issues please let me know and we can get them sorted.
    First weekend back there have been a number of disciplinary issues raised which is really disappointing. It would be a shame if after having no cricket for such a long time players were to miss games because of poor behaviour. Please remind your captains of player behaviour requirements!
    This Saturday there were 16 games in the west where players had to umpire their own games. Due to a shortage of official umpires this is likely to be the case for most of the season. Already this weekend there has been a complaint raised of unfair and incompetent player umpiring. This will be monitored closely and repeated offending clubs will face sanctionsPlease umpire fairly and competently at all times!!
    The cup competitions are coming up thick and fast and I would urge all teams to play ties on the specified dates if at all possible. There are few fall back dates and we need to avoid bowl outs and toin cosses where we can.
  • Rowan Cup First round ties – Thursday 10th June – 6pm (8th June 2021)

    Please see the rescheduled Rowan cup ties now being played on Thursday night:

    Greenock v Helensburgh

    M8 Driving Ferguslie v Calero Kelburne

    Renfrew v Poloc

    Langside v East Renfrewshire

    SM Cricket Stirling County v Tunnock’s Uddingston

    Drumpellier v Andersons East Kilbride

    Clydesdale v McCrea FS West of Scotland

    Kilmarnock v Ayr

    Prestwick have a bye into the next round and will play the winner of the Kilmarnock / Ayr tie

  • Club Information update – 7-06-2021 (7th June 2021)

    Please see update sent to club contacts today:

    Good afternoon,
    A number of things to update on following the weekend which went reasonably well!! Please make sure this message gets to all those it should:
    If you are in the unfortunate position where you have to cancel or concede a fixture please let your opponents and WDCU know at your earliest possible convenience. Please remember that the rules regarding player selection have eased this year and you can play non registered players in your lower X1’s in an emergency.  Please check the Saturday League Rules for full details.
    Hopefully everyone now has their Cricket Stats team log in and password working. If not please contact me as soon as possible and I can arrange for it to be sorted. This weekend could we please ensure the summary score is entered by 10pm on Saturday night and the full card by Monday evening at midnight. Please also remember to complete the captains report and fairplay score for your opponents. These are important to us as they provide very valuable information which we do use! Please also log in all other competition results.
    If there are any outstanding DLS issues please let me know and we can get them sorted.
    First weekend back there have been a number of disciplinary issues raised which is really disappointing. It would be a shame if after having no cricket for such a long time players were to miss games because of poor behaviour. Please remind your captains of player behaviour requirements!
    This Saturday there were 16 games in the west where players had to umpire their own games. Due to a shortage of official umpires this is likely to be the case for most of the season. Already this weekend there has been a complaint raised of unfair and incompetent player umpiring. This will be monitored closely and repeated offending clubs will face sanctionsPlease umpire fairly and competently at all times!!
    The cup competitions are coming up thick and fast and I would urge all teams to play ties on the specified dates if at all possible. There are few fall back dates and we need to avoid bowl outs and toin cosses where we can.
  • Western Cup Knock out draw – Prelim ties – Tuesday 8th June (7th June 2021)

    Please remember the Western Cup is now a knock out. Please see tomorrow nights prelim ties:

    Vale of Leven v Calero Whitehaugh

    Torrance House v Albert Park

    Langloan v Bothwell

    Titwood v Motherwell

    GHK v Hillhead

    Victoria v Partick

    The next round is scheduled for Tuesday the 15th June

  • Urgent Notice – WDCU Midweek Competition Updates (3rd June 2021)
    Please see note sent to clubs regarding changes to midweek competitions:
    Given that the midweek cup competitions have experienced a significant number of Covid cancellations the CMC has agreed to alter their formats. This has been agreed in an attempt to ensure completion of these competitions for season 2021.
    As a result the Western and McCulloch Cups have been changed to straight knockouts and the revised draws are attached for you. The first round games are scheduled for next week.
    Clubs involved in the Western / Rowan Cups and Greenwood Trophy who cannot fulfill two fixtures on Tuesday 8-06 or Thursday 10/6 may use the reserve date of the 17/6 to play the Greenwood Trophy fixture. Please let me know if you would like to do so.
    The Rowan Cup remains knock out and also starts next week. The timetable for the Rowan Cup needs to be flexible so please be prepared if you are successful for future rounds to come thick and fast. The updated draw for the Rowan Cup is also attached.
    All cup draws will be kept up to date in the document centre on the website. Other website facilities will be used to provide result and draw information where possible.
    The revised draws will also be uploaded to the Cricket Stats site before the competitions commence next week.
    Hopefully these arrangements will be successful and I would ask you for as much cooperation as you can give to try and get these competitions completed this year.
    Iain Kennedy