WDCU Representative defeat Ulsters Schools U19s

Ulster Schools 142 all out (47.4 overs) BJ Rose 34, SJ Nelson 32, M Poskitt31, D McNulty4/25
WDCU Select 143/4 C Brockwell 73

MJ Clarkson reports on a fine win on a fine day; On a perfect day for cricket, the Western District Cricket Union Select team took on a team from Ulster Schools U19 in a 50 over friendly played at Hamilton Crescent.

It was the visitors who won the toss and elected to bat first, and Gavin Pitt (Prestwick) and David McNulty (West of Scotland) opened the bowling.  It was the West paceman who caused initial problems as the visitors were reduced to 8/3 in 3.4 overs. Marcus Poskitt and captain Stuart Nelson steadied the ship as they added 65 for the fourth wicket, before the former was caught by Sachin Chaudhry (Prestwick) off the bowling of Calum Drummond (Clydesdale) for 31. Chaudhry would also have an hand in the next two wickets – as first Nelson (who scored 32) then Jonathan Hunter came too far down the pitch to his bowling, and wicketkeeper Jak O’Connell (Kelburne) had two run outs to his name. The score was now 92/6 after 32 overs, and the main batting now fell to Ben Rose who hit some powerful fours to keep the Ulster Schools team in the game. However, wickets feel steadily – as both Chaudhry and Amir Gul (Uddingston) took one each for the West, and when McNulty returned for his second spell, Rose (34) became the third run out of the innings. Despite a flurry of runs from tailenders David Robinson and Matthew Foster, when McNulty bowled Foster, Ulster Schools were 142 all out in 47.4 overs. (more…)

WDCU Representative Match v Ulster Schools U19s

The WDCU are pleased to announce that the following players have been selected to represent the WDCU in a match against the Ulster Schools U19s on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at Hamilton Crescent.

Shahzad Rafiq (Prestwick CC (Captain), Amir Gul (Uddingston CC)  (Vice Captain), Chris Brockwell (St Michaels CC), Sachin Chaudhry (Prestwick CC), Calum Drummond (Clydesdale CC), Fraser MacDonald (Prestwick CC), Steven McLister (Kelburne CC), David McNulty (West of Scotland CC), Jak O’Connell (Kelburne CC) (w/k), Gavin Pitt (Prestwick CC), Cameron Russell (Glasgow Accies CC) 

The game starts at 11am and entrance will be free. The WDCU would encourage as many people as possible to come along and support the team.

Colin Mitchell

The WDCU are pleased to announce that, with effect from 30th June, Colin Mitchell of Clydesdale CC has taken up the vacant Cricket Scotland Board position arising from the untimely death of Sandy Strang earlier this year.

Colin brings a vast experience of both playing and administering cricket within the west of Scotland (and beyond) and his passion for the sport, in particular, the development of both youth cricket and facilities will no doubt be of huge benefit to the Board.

Tony Brian, Chairman of Cricket Scotland, is looking forward to welcoming Colin to the Board and states “This is great news! I am sure Colin will make a strong contribution to the CS debates and we look forward to welcoming him to the Board.”

Weirs CC v Glasgow Accies CC 27/05/2017

Following the awarding of the above match to Glasgow Accies by concession and subsequent appeal by Weirs CC on that decision.

The Appeals Panel were unanimous that the Appeal be rejected.

While the umpires had made some procedural errors in relation to the calculations following the rain interruptions, these were understandable in relation to the challenging circumstances and inappropriate pressures which they were subjected to. In any event, the Panel agreed that the umpires’ decision has to be respected as being final under the conventions of the game. It was noted that the umpires were correct in deciding that there was sufficient time left to constitute a match.  In all these circumstances there was agreement that there was no reason to overturn the WDCU CMC’s approval of the Umpires decision. Therefore the result and the automatic penalties arising from a concession of a match would stand.

Umpires contact details

A reminder that the umpires contact details are available to all club reps in the PlayerReg system. In the current unsettled weather the umpires will always appreciate an early call to prevent unnecessary travelling!

Reminder: Scotland Lord’s Taverners lunch with Henry Blofeld, 15 September 2017
Scotland Lord’s Taverners are, in conjunction with Cricket Scotland and WDCU, hosting a Lunch with Henry Blofeld at Hampden Park on 15 September 2017. Please could it be circulated amongst your membership as I am sure that it will be of interest to many.

For more information and to book then please contact Jan McKenzie at lordstavernerssco@lordstaverners.org or call her on 07875 967312


Short match returns

When entering a short match return please remember to do a SUMMARY SAVE.

If you do a SUMMARY SAVE and then later return to it and do a SAVE then the status will be set to SAVED. This will NOT appear on the WDCU website Results page.  You must either complete the return and SUBMIT or do another SUMMARY SAVE.

Community Engagement Coordinator – Glasgow

Cricket Scotland are advertising for the position of Community Engagement Coordinator, an exciting and innovative role working for a progressive SGB looking to broaden its reach and impact across all communities in Glasgow.

This new and exciting role seeks an energetic and experienced individual who can deliver across a wide range of key priorities and objectives. The ideal candidate will be a champion for diversity in sport and be able to build partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders. They need to have an understanding of sports development and ideally cricket pathways that will allow them to facilitate integration at all levels.

Closing date for the post is Wednesday 14 June 2017 with interviews planned to take place on Monday 19 June 2017.

More details can be found on CS website by clicking here

Brian Reid – funeral details

There will be a service for Brian Reid at the Dawson Mission, 693, Carron Road, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2 7SR. (near the old Carron Works site) on Friday 26 May at 11:15am. Due to the current refurbishment of the crematorium however, there will be no public access to the internment.

Brian’s widow Corinne has invited anyone who so wishes to wear a baseball cap in Brian’s memory.

Brian Reid

It is with great sadness that the WDCU has learned of the sudden death over the weekend of WoSACO umpire Brian Reid. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time