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 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

An evening with Sir Garfield Sobers

West Indies cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers is coming to Scotland next month and will be holding a free presentation night and “Q & A” session at The High School of Glasgow, 637 Crow Road, Glasgow, G13 1PL, on Tuesday the 6th of June 2017, starting at 7pm.

Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. To secure your place please email:

Reminder: Complying with WDCU Rules & Playing Conditions

Analysis of the first two weeks of Umpires Reports highlights there are areas of the League Administration Rules and Playing Conditions that the WDCU CMC feel clubs need to reminded of:

  • League Administration Rule Appendix  The pitch shall be swept and remarked (and rolled if requested) during the interval between innings.  There have been too many instances already of home clubs failing to action this requirement.
  • Saturday league Playing Conditions: Appendix 7 (at the end of the 1st Innings) The D/L operator will enter this information into the software, produce 4 copies of the over-by-over printout and distribute one copy each to the Home Captain, the Visiting Captain, the Scorers and the Umpires.  Again there are far too many Umpires reporting back the failure to do this. The CMC would recommend ALL clubs familiarising themselves with Appendix 7 and their obligations within that Appendix.
  • League Administration Rule 14.e  This fee should be paid to the Umpires at the tea interval, if not before.  Can all clubs please ensure that they follow this rule as it is not happening in all cases.

Please note that these are not all of the areas where clubs are failing to comply, just some of the more common ones. The WDCU CMC also note that clubs should familiarise themselves with all rules & conditions of the respective competitions and that they are obliged to comply with these rules in ALL aspects applicable to that club. Failure to address or achieve these conditions may result in sanctions being applied.

The League Administration Rules and the Playing Conditions are available on the WDCU website in the Document Centre (

TR ‘Big Ron’ Irvine

It is with great sadness that the WDCU has learned of the sudden death on Thursday 4th May of Ron Irvine.

Big Ron, as he was known to everyone, was a larger than life character who played for Greenock CC 1st XI during the period from 1955 to 1974, captaining the team in 1967 and 1968. During his 1st XI career, he scored 1,736 as a hard-hitting lower-order batsman, and captured 203 wickets, bowling at a fast-medium pace from quite a height. In recent years, he had taken up umpiring and enjoyed several years on duty round the grounds of the west of Scotland before ill-health forced him to give this up.

We send our deepest condolences to his widow, Doris, and the rest of his family.

2017 Duckworth Lewis Stern

The CMC, following recommendations by Cricket Scotland are advising that for 2017 clubs should use Duckworth Lewis Stern v2.0.  The software should already have been emailed to clubs by Cricket Scotland. If clubs don’t have a copy then it is available on the WDCU website (zip folder) or by emailing the Administrator. Note that this is mandatory for the Premier, First and Second Divisions.

For all other divisions, if a computer is available, then the above should be followed, where a computer is not available, then the CMC have agreed that they can use a suitable app on a phone/tablet etc.  It is recommended that one of the following apps are used:


(Please note that when using an app, Umpires and both Captains must agree what app is to be used). Finally, the current Duckworth Lewis v1 paper tables can be used only in the exceptional circumstances that technology fails. Clubs are reminded that the objective is to achieve a result, and that the spirit of the game must be the first priority when matches are decided using this method. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the Administrator.