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!!
This week’s club update has one topic. League organisation and structure. The WDCU CMC is keen to gather club opinion on the subject and has sent an information note and questionnaire to all clubs to canvas their views on the subject.
Each club is permitted one response and it should be returned to the Administrator by the 31st of August.
The WDCU CMC strongly recommend that clubs consult their playing members prior to submitting their response and would encourage individual players to engage in club discussions. Please note that this exercise is consultative and not binding.
Albert Park did not dry out quick enough to let the Greenwood Trophy final to take place last night. Victoria and Dean Park will return to Albert Park next Thursday to try again. Third time lucky!!
Congratulations to Ferguslie who overcame a determined Tunnock’s Uddingston side in last night’s final held at sunny Glenpark. Uddingston posted a competitive 112 for 6 with Ross Lyons top scoring with 28 not out and was well supported by Muhammad Awais with 27. Pick of the Ferguslie bowlers were young Daoud Tahir 2 for 19 and Mohammad Ghaffar with 2 for 23.
A well timed chase by Ferguslie got them home at 113 for 5 in the nineteenth over with veteran Omer Hussain top scoring with 30 not out. He was well supported by contributions from Anup Vejandla (24) and David Stafford (21). Tidy spells of spin bowling from Ross Lyons 1 for 19 and Aamir Gul 1 for 18 were not enough to prevent Ferguslie reaching the winning score.
A big thank you to Greenock CC for hosting the final and for umpires Allan Haggo and Jeff Meeten for ensuring a smoothly run final!
The rain was in control again last night and the Western Cup final between Titwood and Partick was postponed for the second time. A new date will be identified and publicised shortly.
A number of items to share. We have now moved into August so it is now unlikely that any player transfers between clubs will be accepted. New player registrations are still permitted.
I’m afraid that there was a significant increase in poor player/official behaviour in July leading to a number of sanctions. Could clubs remind all players and team officials of their responsibilities please. It is important that all teams play within the spirit of cricket. You may well have noticed that the Fair Play league tables were published on the website this week. If you haven’t already done so could you check how your teams are doing and let the players know please. The league tables are shaping up well and looks like there will be excitement at both ends of tables as we move to the end of the season. Good luck to all teams in their quest for glory or safety!!
It was a disappointing week for the Cup Finals as none of them were played due to the weather. They have all been rescheduled for the corresponding days next week.
Final reminder for the season for this one. Please ensure that your captains pay the umpires’ fees on time and that all scorecards/Captain’s reports and fair play scores are entered accurately and on time.
On Tuesday next week an Under 21 WDCU Select XI is playing the Ulster Schools XI at Hamilton Crescent. The game starts at 11am, so if you are in the area please drop in.
With the cancellation of the Greenwood Trophy at Albert Park last night the weather proved the only winner this week. All three cup finals move on to next week at the same time at the same venues.
Here’s hoping for better weather.
Last night’s McCulloch Cup final at Glenpark between Tunnock’s Uddingston and Ferguslie was hit by the poor weather. Not one ball was bowled. Both teams will try again next Wednesday.
The Greenwood Trophy Final between Victoria and Dean Park is scheduled for 6pm at Albert Park tonight. Let’s hope we get this one on!!
Please find attached below the second instalment of the Fair Play league tables. Have a look and see how other teams rate your clubs behaviour and playing within the spirit of the game.
Unfortunately the weather intervened half way through the first innings of the final of the Western Cup last night! So Titwood and Partick will have to do it all again nest Tuesday night!
Tonights McCulloch Cup final between Uddingston and Ferguslie is still scheduled to go ahead at 6pm tonight at Glenpark in Greenock. Come along and enjoy the final of one of the WDCU’s premier cup competitions.