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
Men’s Scottish Cup entries
Women’s Scottish Cup entries
CS Challenge Cup entries
Youth U14 & U16 Scottish Cup entries
CS Women’s Premier League entries
ECB Vitality U13 & U15 entries
Update on all competitions format, draws and dates.
Request for nominations for the 2021 CS AGM
(Provisional date of AGM 24th March)
23rd March (proxy form)
Annual club subscriptions notice
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.
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
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)
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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.
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.