WDCU club update, 13 May 2021

Please find below an update from the WDCU.

The WDCU EGM was held by Zoom at 6.30pm on Wednesday the 5th of May. I have attached the draft minute of this meeting for your information. This minute will not be approved until our next AGM.

For Premier Division clubs only can I inform you that the proposed pilot of the cricket Scotland Digital Platform has been cancelled as there has not been enough time to share information and complete the necessary training.

As you know the new organisation, Cricket Scotland Match Officials Association, will be responsible for umpire appointments and payment of both match fees and travel expenses. Clubs are still required to pay the match fees and CSMOA will invoice clubs monthly in arrears for actual fees incurred. Please assist them by paying these fees promptly.

The new umpire appointment system will take time to bed in and the pool of available umpires is currently reduced, though that may improve as the season progresses. Also, due to COVID-19, the conditions under which we play have changed so I would ask that clubs do all they can to assist the umpires to ensure the smooth running of games.

For your information both West of Scotland and Hillhead report that there are parking meters on the roads surrounding their grounds. Also the entry to Pollok Country Park may be policed by Glasgow City Council staff who will let players and spectators in when you inform them that you are heading to Shawholm to play or watch cricket.

All league and cup competitions start next week and there are still a small number of fixtures and venues to be confirmed. These will be finalised as soon as possible.

There has been another update to the Saturday League Administration Rules, and it concerns protocols for rain interrupted matches. The detail is also attached with this update.

Can I wish all clubs good luck for the season, enjoy your cricket, stay safe and play within the Spirit of Cricket at all times.

Please keep checking our website for the most up to date COVID-19 guidance, Saturday League Administration Rules, and competition playing conditions, which may require further updates before, or during, the season.

WDCU EGM Minutes, 2021

Saturday league Administration Rules Rain interruptions

Iain Kennedy
WDCU Administrator