Eid al-Fitr

The WDCU’s CMC has, today, contacted member clubs to advise that Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of Ramadan, is expected to occur on Saturday the 16th of June 2018.  In light of this, clubs may seek a postponement of matches on that date only, with the agreement of their opponents.  Any such postponement must be agreed by the clubs and notified to the Administrator no later than Tuesday the 5th of June 2018.

“Last man stands” – umpires needed

Paul Reddish writes, “I am looking for some help to make this year’s ‘Last man stands’ Glasgow league even bigger and bigger than last year.  I am looking for umpires to assist with the smooth running of matches – with matches due to start later this month.  Anyone interested in helping out should contact me directly. Please note that there is reimbursement (£20 per match) available.”

Scotland versus Pakistan T20 Internationals, 12 and 13 June 2018

Tickets are still available for the above games.

Pakistan will travel to Scotland to play a two match T20I series in the same week that Kyle Coetzer’s men take on England in a One Day International at the same venue in what promises to be a thrilling week of international cricket.

It will be the first T20I clash between Scotland and Pakistan since the pair went head-to-head in the group stages of the 2007 ICC World T20 in Durban, South Africa. Despite a hard hitting 46 from 35 balls from Scotland opener Fraser Watts on the day, Pakistan recorded a victory that helped carry them towards the final of the first ever edition of ICC World T20 event. Pakistan’s last visit to Scotland was in 2013 when they defeated Scotland by 96 runs in an ODI as their captain Misbah ul-Haq scored a decisive 83* with Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan taking three wickets apiece.

These matches are also set to be the first time Scotland have hosted a Full Member in a T20I on home soil and having used home advantage to good effect in jointly winning the 2015 ICC WT20 Qualifier hosted in Scotland & Ireland, this series will represent the opportunity for Scotland to record more memorable victories in front of our home crowd.

WDCU Administrator – vacancy

As a result of our current Administrator, Iain Murdoch’s move to take up a role with Cricket Scotland, the WDCU are seeking a replacement provider of administration services.
A summary of the key requirements are outlined as attached, and a more detailed role specification can be obtained on request.  Please note that the deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 7 May 2018.

WDCU Administrator job advert, April 2018

WDCU Administrator role specification

Parking at Hillhead Cricket Club in season 2018

The Glasgow City Council regulated parking zones which affect visitors to Hamilton Crescent this summer have not yet been extended to the area around Hughenden where Hillhead Cricket Club (“HCC”) plays, but parking in the area is very problematic. The HCC committee would note there is no parking available in the grounds, and ask if cricketing guests can park in the areas highlighted in the following document: Parking at Hillhead Cricket Club

Cricket Scotland club and coaches forums – Saturday, 24 March and Sunday, 25 March

This weekend Cricket Scotland are running a couple of forums for both clubs and coaches that you are encouraged to attend.

Firstly on Saturday is the “Much more than cricket” Conference (More reach, more community, more players), starting at 10am at Stirling Court Hotel at University of Stirling. More details, and the booking form can be found here: More than Cricket Forum

Then on Sunday the 25th of March at the same venue, and building on the #muchmorethancricket Club Forum on Saturday the 24th of March, the exciting “Coaches Forum 2018”. More details about this opportunity can be found here: Coaches Forum. Again the event is free.

Pre-season friendly wanted – Ayr CC

Ayr CC are looking for a fixture on both the 21st and 22nd of April 2018 with a start time around 12pm.

Games can be played at Cambusdoon or away from home.

Please contact Andi McElnea by email on andimcelnea@hotmail.co.uk

Cricket Scotland Tapeball League Finals Day

Cricket Scotland’s Tapeball League is ready to conclude its first year with a hotly anticipated Finals Day at Holyrood Leisure Centre on Sunday 18th March 2018 – 12 noon to 3pm, Glasgow Life – Holyrood Leisure Centre, 600 Aikenhead Road, Glasgow, G42 0PD.

The competition has included two leagues with over 170 players registered and brought together a diverse range of participants. It has also attracted new participants and lapsed players, with over 70% of players not part of regular cricket clubs. The inaugural tournament has received excellent support and backing from local communities and leaders, including Councillor Graham Campbell and Anas Sarwar MSP, which has helped boost the profile and visibility of the tournament. With a busy and successful year one nearly complete, with 64 matches having already been contested, we expect the interest and team entries to grow in the 2nd edition. I have attached the Tapeball league facts info-graphics and the finals day leaflet for your perusal.

Please read the attached flyers for further information:
CS Tapeball Finals Day Flyer 2018

CS Tapeball League Facts