New umpires wanted – Final reminder

The umpiring course due to be held in Glasgow in February is fast approaching. Please sign up now if you would like to commence umpiring in the West. We really need you so don’t hesitate! See info below and if you need to find out more contact course organiser Shaun Els.

If you can’t play cricket any more, or never did for that matter, what better way to get close to all the action than becoming an umpire!  More umpires are badly needed in the west so you will never be short of an opportunity to utilise your new skills.  Details of the training courses are listed below and all you need to do now is have a look at them, apply and go along.  If you sign up and attend all three courses it’s a snip at £40. if you choose to attend an individual course then it is £30-a-course.

The courses are all being held at Clydesdale CC where access is straightforward and a convivial learning experience is guaranteed. For further information please contact Shaun Els at this email address: whoels78@gmail.com

“Introduction to Umpiring” – Tuesday 5th February 2019 – https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express

“It’s your Call Umpire Education”, stage one – Tuesday 12th February to Tuesday 5th March 2019 – https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express

“It’s your Call Umpire Education”, stage two Tuesday 12th March to Tuesday 26th March 2019 – https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express

All course sessions run between 7pm and 9pm.

 

Vale of Leven CC – Quiz Night 23 March 2019

Vale of Leven CC are running a Quiz at the Station Bar by Alexandria Station on 23 March and would like to invite teams from other WDCU clubs to come and join in the fun. Teams can be up to 4 people and entry is just £10 per team and all entries are welcome!!

Could interested clubs who want to enter a team please contact David Trenner at (mdseagull11@aol.com)  before 9 March.

 

Clydesdale CC 5-a-side football competition to raise funds for Brain Tumour research and Con de Lange

Calling all Scottish cricket players, supporters and followers!

Clydesdale Cricket Club is hosting a 5-a-side football tournament in support of our former 1st XI Captain, club coach and Scotland international Con de Lange, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year, and to raise money for the de Lange family and The Brain Tumour Charity.Details are as follows:

– Sunday the 24th of February at Clydesdale Cricket Club;
– 10am start;
– 20 teams;
– £150 entry per team, with squads of up to nine players;
– BBQ running throughout the day with a burger/drink included in the entry fee;
– food served after the final; and
– raffle with numerous prizes to be won.

To enter a team into the tournament please contact the number on the poster (see right).

We hope Scottish cricket can rally round and show their support to Con and other sufferers of this condition.

Please visit the de Lange’s Just Giving fund-raising page for more information about this extremely worthy cause.

Child wellbeing and protection training at Titwood, Sunday 20 January, 2019

Colin McDougall will deliver child wellbeing and protection training at Titwood on Sunday the 20th of January 2019.  Two separate sessions will be delivered on the day, details as follows:

10am to 1pm: “In Safe Hands, 1”.  This will incorporate specific guidance on the Cricket Scotland Club Child Protection Policy. This course is aimed at club Child Protection Officers, Junior Convenors, etc.

1.30pm to 3pm: PVG training.  This is aimed at clubs who have not yet engaged and clubs where the person undertaking the CPO role has changed since the initial training.

Cricket Scotland strongly encourage clubs to make use of this opportunity.  Numbers are restricted to twenty for each course so could you please reply to Tim Hart by Thursday the 18th of January 2019 with names for each of the courses.

New umpires wanted – Final reminder

The umpiring course due to be held in Glasgow is fast approaching. Please sign up now if you would like to commence umpiring in the West. We really need you so don’t hesitate! See info below and if you need to find out more contact course organiser Shaun Els.

If you can’t play cricket any more, or never did for that matter, what better way to get close to all the action than becoming an umpire!  More umpires are badly needed in the west so you will never be short of an opportunity to utilise your new skills.  Details of the training courses are listed below and all you need to do now is have a look at them, apply and go along.  If you sign up and attend all three courses it’s a snip at £40. if you choose to attend an individual course then it is £30-a-course.

The courses are all being held at Clydesdale CC where access is straightforward and a convivial learning experience is guaranteed. For further information please contact Shaun Els at this email address: whoels78@gmail.com

“Introduction to Umpiring” – Tuesday 5th February 2019 – https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express

“It’s your Call Umpire Education”, stage one – Tuesday 12th February to Tuesday 5th March 2019 – https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express

“It’s your Call Umpire Education”, stage two Tuesday 12th March to Tuesday 26th March 2019 – https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express

All course sessions run between 7pm and 9pm.

 

Cricket Scotland – Female Cricket Pathways 2018 and beyond..

Please see below a link to the new female cricket pathways document which shows current programmes for females at participation and performance level.

To ensure growth it is vital to provide several entry points into female cricket, covering all ages, and you will see these in the document’s left column under FIRST EXPERIENCE.

Next to this is the “traditional” club pathway, incorporating competitions like the Women’s Premier League, “Beyond Boundaries” Women’s Scottish Cup and “The Wee Bash”.  Cricket Scotland will be promoting a new concept in 2019 – the “Female Cricket Hub”, watch this space!

The regional programme consists of two women’s teams: the Eagles representing the east and the Stormers representing Caledonia and the west. Below that sit four regional Under 16 teams aligned with the male pathway Eastern Knights, Western Warriors and Caledonian Highlanders North, and South.

The National pathway is self-explanatory with an ever expanding programme for all teams involved.

Cricket Scotland is committed to increasing female participation in clubs and schools and taking our representative teams to new heights. The document  provides clarity for anyone involved or interested in female cricket in Scotland how it will be achieved.

The Cricket Scotland female participation team consisting of Rosy Ryan (west), Madison Garland (east) and Nic Wilson are here to help and happy to answer any questions that might arise . The west local development officer or regional manager will also be able to help.

Female cricket pathways, 2018

WDCU end of season forum, October 2018 – summary document

The report from the WDCU end of season forum has now been completed and is available to view. You can access the document via the link below. The information from the forum and the captains survey will help inform future developments for cricket in the west.  Many thanks to everyone who participated in any way.  Your time and contribution is very much valued.  If you would like to feedback on the document please send all comments to administrator Iain Kennedy at this address: admin@wdcu.co.uk.

The WDCU forum – summary report

Rosy Ryan – Role model of the year 2018!

Congratulations to Cricket Scotland’s West Region Women and Girls’ Development Officer, Rosy Ryan, who has been recognised at “Role Model of the Year” at the recent Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner. The dinner took place in Glasgow, on Friday 9th November 2018, and was a celebration of a great year of female success in sport in Scotland.

Rosy’s effervescence, passion and commitment are clear for all to see – and these characteristics have made her a significant driving force in the recent growth of the game in the West Region.  Rosy is able to provide a great first experience for everyone trying our sport for the first time and she has created a new training programme called CricHIIT to encourage more women and girls throughout the country to keep fit, socialise and develop some new skills – while having lots of fun.

More information about Rosy’s fantastic success is available on the Cricket Scotland website.