Final League Games
The final West/WDCU league games of the season were at the weekend. The 1s had a successful end to the league season on Saturday with an 8 wicket win at Nunholm against Kelburne including a 5 wicket haul for Vaughn. Match report HERE.
Unfortunately the opposition for the re-arranged 2s game here on Sunday had late availability issues and had to cancel. An internal game took place on the ground instead.
Photo: Max and Wahid waiting to bat in Sunday's replacement internal game
The 1s jumped a place to finish 6th in the WDCU Premier League with Ferguslie taking the title after beating then first placed Prestwick. The 2s managed to take a creditable 5th place in the WDCU Second Division playing against mostly first XI sides.
And the midweek side, James Hallam Colts, played a final friendly last Thursday against the Health Pros with the 16 overs-a-side game just beating the evening dusk.
Club Trophies need to be returned
We are having a Club Day with our Club Awards on Saturday the 10th September and club trophies need to be returned by last year's winners for engraving. If you still have a award from last year can you return your trophy asap to one of the following: a Team Manager, Coach or Captain or the bar staff at the Club.
Final Evening Junior Sessions
After a couple of weeks when we were obliged to call off the Monday Juniors due to rain we had the first Monday evening this week since the local schools have gone back, and the coaches were really pleased to see that 38 Stars and Blasters were back for some more action on Monday. (It might have been more but they were all running around).
However our coaches are going to be taking a break for a while and NEXT WEEK will the last of the official summer evening junior sessons i.e. these are the Monday Stars and Blasters and the junior sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. Next Monday will also be the final W&G Soft Ball Cricket session on a Monday. But we hope to then see everyone at the Club Day next Saturday.
The Tuesday and Thursday evening senior sessions are at the discretion of those senior players who want to keep training.
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Club Day and Club Awards - Saturday 10th September
The Club Day and Club Awards are to take place next Saturday, the 10th September. The format is for junior cricket in the morning, followed by a junior BBQ and then the Club Awards at 1pm. In the afternoon there is a T20 for those who have been playing some senior cricket (1s, 2s, Sunday, Women, Midweek) followed by a post match early evening BBQ for all and some end of season drinks.
The current plan is below. Club day matches are on the website to establish your availability and interest and we welcome any feedback for what is after all your Club Day.
Club Day Schedule
10:30-12:30 U11/U13 Mixed Game
11:30-12:30 Stars Fun & Games (5-8s)
11:30-12:30 Women's Soft Ball Game
12:30-13:00 Junior BBQ
13:00-13:30 Club Awards (for all)
14:00-17:00 Senior T20
17:00 onwards Senior BBQ & Drinks
Representative Cricket: Four of the Women's team, Orla Montgomery, Niamh Muir, Katy Anderson and Emma Fordyce represented the West as the Western Warriors Under-18s narrowly missed out on the Regional Trophy on Sunday. At the Finals day in Perth the West defeated the North but then lost agonisingly by one run against the East who won the 2022 series title.
And good luck to women's team players Lorna Jack and Hannah Rainey who are in the senior Scotland Women's squad for matches next week at the Grange in Edinburgh against Ireland Women on Mon/Tue/Thu, the 5th/6th/8th September. You can follow the side's progress in person at a game or online through Cricket Scotland.
WDCU Special General Meeting
A Western District Cricket Union Special General Meeting takes place online next Wednesday the 7th September when the aim is for a completely new committee to be established to reset the future course of cricket in the West region. See HERE.
Plus a few 'Photos of the Week'
PS Best wishes from the Club to Brocky and Rachel for their wedding day on Saturday!