Cricket Scotland have been able to secure two Groundsman pre-season workshops in April that will be open to all clubs. Details as follows:
Sunday 15 April, Stirling County CC: 10am-3.30pm, tutor Albert Simpson Sunday 22 April, Aberdeenshire CC: 10am-3.30pm, tutor Ken McCurdie
These workshops are free and will concentrate on the important practical elements of pitch/square/outfield preparation at this time of the year. Both Ken and Albert are experienced international standard groundsmen so this is a great opportunity to learn from the best in Scotland. To register for either of these practical workshops please follow the link below:
West of Scotland CC is sorry to advise that Hamilton Crescent is now in the middle of a restricted parking zone from 8am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays.
If you have players or supporters travelling to Hamilton Crescent by car for a Saturday match, please note that the club will have visitors permits available in the clubhouse. These will cost £2 each and will cover the period from 12 noon to 6pm.
West of Scotland CC will continue to lobby against these restrictions as they seem unnecessary on a Saturday, but Glasgow City Council will not consider any amendments until 2019 at the earliest. West of Scotland CC apologises for the inconvenience and expense this will cause.
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.
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 note that there have been some changes to the 2018 Midweek fixture lists. Please check the current fixtures on the website and ensure you are familiar with them. If there are any issues then please email the WDCU administrator (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
Cricket Scotland are advertising a number of part and full time vacancies within the organisation, all based in Edinburgh. Cricket Scotland are looking for a Performance Pathway co-ordinator, a Performance co-ordinator and a Participation Administrator.
Job adverts and specifications can be found on the following links.
West of Scotland CC is seeking an experienced Coach for season 2018 to develop and augment its senior and junior development programme, and mentor its volunteer coaches. The contract will be April to September. The remuneration for the post will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have ECB Level 3 qualification (or equivalent). Disclosure/PVG Scheme membership is essential.
Applications, including a CV, should be submitted by Friday the 2nd of March 2018 to the club Secretary, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WDCU CMC have released the League administration rules for the 2018 WDCU Saturday League participation. Clubs are strongly advised to read the rules thoroughly to ensure that they understand the requirements that they will need to meet with regard to League participation. If there are any questions then please direct in the first instance to the WDCU Administrator at email@example.com