A thank you goes to the working party that toiled hard on work on rejunevating and maintaining the square for next season a fortnight ago - to head honchos Davie and Simon and the manual labour, Andy, Sally, Bio, Bevo, Al, Tigger, Hugh and Nairn and Macey lent their weight as well.
The green shoots are starting to appear and these wickets are starting to match the two far junior wickets which were prepared a month ago.
October Holiday Cricket Camps
Two cricket camps from Cumbria Cricket are taking place indoors in Carlisle during the holidays and are led by Fraser (Conn). [10-3pm, £20]. Perhaps take a friend along? Bookings can be made via the links below
For soft ball cricketers
Mon 20th October
Cumbria Cricket booking
For hard ball cricketers
Tue 21st October
Cumbria Cricket booking
Trefor is continuing the Tuesday youth sessions (4-6pm) through the October holidays and they finish on Tue 22nd Oct before the clocks change.
Saturday morning sessions (U13s at 11am, U15s at midday) start from Saturday the 12th Oct.
Courses for Coaches
Are you interested in helping with the club coaching or assisting with junior sessions? If someone is interested, or have a question, get in touch with the Club and we will aim to help.
A Level 2 Coaching Children course starts in Glasgow in November.
Cricket Scotland booking
And if anyone is interested in the new replacement ECB Level 1 Foundation Course for starter coaches it takes place in Cumbria over two days in November, or next year, please let us know now. You are qualified to coach a session after this one.
The Club's winter social schedule is out so come along and join in. See here
And equally we are looking for ideas which would be more suited to our juniors. Please let us know your suggestions and we will try to make them happen.
Winter All Stars and Kwik Cricket
Sessions have been organised for winter indoor sessions for All Stars and for Kwik Cricketers/Under-11s. These alternate on Mondays 5-6pm in St Josephs Sports Hall (£1 a session) and start with the All Stars after the October School Holidays.
Wee Bash cricket for Women and Girls
The winter schedule of the Cricket Scotland Wee Bash tournaments has been announced.
These are indoor, 6-a-side, soft-ball tournaments for Women and Girls. They are specifically aimed at introducing cricket starters to playing in a fun, supportive environment. Is that for you? We want more players and we can help you to be ready to play, just get in touch with the club.
The first tournament is Sunday 27 October in Glasgow, and are one a month thereafter.
School Cricket News
Ask your secondary school PE teacher about entering a team!
There is an exciting, new competition for schools in the West Region, which will be starting in November – a winter version of the ‘BIG Blast!’.
The tournament remains targetted at pupils in S1-3 and is an indoor, softball, modified format competition. In a change to the rules from the outdoor version, teams will be comprised of just 6 players. It is planned that the matches will take place as a series of localised mini-festivals – with festivals taking place in November 2019 and January, February & March 2020.
For more information on this new competition or to enter your school into the competition, please contact Rosy Ryan or Tim Hart.
See the West Region Participation Newsletter 94 document which is attached.
Take the opportunity to get involved with multiple sports at the Sport Club. It is good for your cricket!
For example the Squash/Racketball Junior Sessions have just restarted on Saturday Evenings 5-6:30pm, £2 a session, with some junior cricketers already taking part.
Dumfries Sports Club developments
As you may have spotted the club have made some improvements with the addition of new glass back doors on the squash courts.