Welcome to the Western District Cricket Union website.  The Union organises and promotes cricket to half the population of Scotland, from Dumfries & Galloway in the south-west, up the west coast, and across the central belt to the Forth Valley.  We co-ordinate with the West District Junior Cricket Union, local authorities and Cricket Scotland to encourage youth development and provide a structured developmental pathway with the aim of allowing the game to flourish and grow at all levels.  From the Premier Division to the Greenwood Trophy, the Union provides competitions for all its member clubs, from 50-over Saturday cricket to competitive T20 competitions.



Latest news and notices

  • Jon Barnes Victoria CC Funeral Details (22nd April 2024)

    The funeral of Jon Barnes will take place on Tuesday 30th April 12 noon at Maryhill Crematorium ( Old Chapel).

  • Visitors‘ Car Parking at Hillhead CC (18th April 2024)

    Please see the following information provided by Hillhead CC

    This is to advise all our playing members and guests from visiting clubs and match officials that parking charges for using the designated parking bays in Hughenden Road / Lane have been increased from 1st April as in all other areas within Glasgow.

    Sorry BUT there is NO parking available within our grounds.

    These charges apply from 08.00 till 18.00 Monday-Saturday (inclusive). There are therefore NO restrictions for parking for midweek cricket activities after 18.00, ONLY SATURDAY COMPETITIVE FIXTURES.

    Visitors scratch card car parking vouchers ( £5 for 6 hours, 12.00 till 18.00) are available from our ground floor reception at Café source Too. This represents good value, given, if they were not available, the charge is £1/every 15 minutes.

    It is suggested that the players in visiting clubs might consider car sharing when they travel to play any of the Saturday Hillhead X1’s.

    Thank you for your co-operation.

    Bernie Mitchell
    Secretary
    Hillhead Cricket Club

  • Jon Barnes – Victoria CC (18th April 2024)

    It is with deep sadness that the WDCU have been advised of the passing of Jon Barnes. Jon was a stalwart of Victoria CC where he has been chairman for more than 20 years. Jon also served on the WDCU CMC with distinction.

    The WDCU wish to pass on their condolences to Jon’s family and all at Victoria CC on this sad news.

  • West Indian Legends Visit Glasgow!! (16th April 2024)

    Cricket Scotland has partnered with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and are hosting a showcase of Antiguan culture and Cricket. The event will star cricketing legends Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Richie Richardson, and Sir Andy Roberts, as well as the Scotland Men’s squad.

    The details are as follows:

    Wednesday 24th April 2024, 6.30pm, Drygate Brewery G4 0UT. Tickets are free!

    WEST INDIES LEGENDS VISIT GLASGOW AS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELCOMES SCOTLAND’S APPEARANCE AT THE ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP – Cricket Scotland

  • Graeme Lang – Helensburgh CC (2nd April 2024)
    The WDCU are saddened to hear the news that Graeme Lang passed away this morning. Helensburgh CC issued this notice this morning:

    “All at Helensburgh Cricket & Rugby Football Club are devastated by the news of the passing of Graeme Lang.

    Often going by the name “Shaggy” he has always been a huge part of the club, a former player, captain, Groundsman and Chairman, an absolute stalwart of the club, he will be hugely missed by us all.

    Our thoughts are with Emma, Kier, Caelan and his family and friends at this time.”

     

  • Pre Season Friendly Wanted – St Michaels CC  (25th March 2024)

    St Michaels CC are seeking opponents for pre-season friendlies for season 2024. if your club would be interested please email Reece McNay or call on 07498 716877

  • Pre Season Friendly Wanted – Dumfries CC (20th March 2024)

    Dumfries CC 1st XI are seeking an opponent for a pre-season friendly at Nunholm on Saturday 27 April, if your club would be interested please contact James Cox via teams@dumfriescricket.club or 07763017641

  • Pre Season Friendlies Wanted – Ayr CC (15th March 2024)

    Ayr CC are looking for pre season friendly matches for both their 1st and 2nd XIs on Saturday 27th April 2024.

    If you are interested, please contact Andy Baird

  • CSMOA Stage 1 and Stage 2 Umpires Courses (8th February 2024)

    CSMOA is excited to announce confirmation of our formal Stage 1 & 2 umpire education courses, to be run on Saturday 24th February, and Saturday 2nd March 2024 respectively.

    The CSMOA Stage 1 course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of fieldcraft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches in the lower grades of recreational & league club cricket and enable you to progress onto more advanced courses (like CSMOA Stage 2 & Stage 3) as you progress up the pathway.

    The CSMOA Stage 2 course is an extension of the CSMOA Stage 1 training, designed to give you further knowledge and skills sufficient to enable you to progress up to the higher grades of recreational & league club cricket. This course is available to anyone who has attended a Stage 1 course or equivalent (even in the same year). It will complement the previous course(s) by looking beyond the basic Laws, building on fieldcraft and match management techniques, and enhancing the concept of working as an officiating team, with umpiring and scoring colleagues!!

    Both sessions will be a full-day Zoom workshop, with a 9.30 am start and an expected finish around 4.30 pm. Breaks will be included throughout the day.

    An optional, but recommended element to the training offering for anyone looking to umpire officially during the 2024 season is a practical session(s) with the CSMOA Development team, watching and explaining existing umpires onfield during a game – TBA in 2024 pre-season (likely April pre-season fixtures)

    To register, visit https://www.csmoa.org.uk/education-courses.html .

    Note that the registration form has been updated with additional options, if you wish to attend Stage 1 and/or Stage 2, please submit another form.

    Please feel free to share this message widely amongst your clubs and Scottish cricketing contacts.

    Any questions, please contact secretary@csmoa.org.uk

  • Introduction to Umpiring Course (29th January 2024)

    CSMOA are pleased to announce that registrations for our Introduction to Umpiring courses have opened this evening. This year we are holding two sessions (content repeated at each session), the first on Wednesday 7th February 2024, and another on Tuesday 13th February 2024. Both sessions will start at 7 pm on Zoom (link provided a few days before the session to those registered) and will last for approximately 2 hours.

    CSMOA Umpire Education course registration form (google.com)

    This course is designed to give an introductory overview of umpiring. This is ideal for individuals who wish to gain further knowledge into the world of umpiring. A great opportunity for complete beginners. There is no formal assessment and/or accreditation.

    Interested participants may also wish to avail themselves of a suggested pre-learning opportunity, the ICC Umpire Foundation Course – https://www.edapp.com/icc/

    Please share this widely amongst your clubs & cricketing colleagues.

    More information can be found on our website – https://csmoa.org.uk/education-courses.html

    More formal qualifications (Stage 1/2 or equivalents) will be launched in the coming weeks. These formal courses will allow you to officially umpire league fixtures for CSMOA.

    Any questions, please feel free to email secretary@csmoa.org.uk