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2nd XI news and match reports

 

(Please note that no offence is intended to any third party in the undernoted match reports that are produced with the primary intention of [hopefully] entertaining club members.)

 

Start of twice-weekly indoor practice [posted 25/02/17]

Tuesday the 28th of February sees the start of twice-weekly indoor practice.  Junior and Academy practice has been ongoing throughout the winter months, and Tuesday night - 8pm to 10pm at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall - sees the start of open, senior practice.  Players are asked to get to "Hutchie" before 8pm to allow for a prompt start at 8pm.  The cost of sessions is £5 per person to cover the cost of hall hire.  We look forward to seeing a good number on Tuesday.  

 

Cup draws, and Evening and Sunday League fixtures, 2017 [posted 03/02/17]

The Western Union completed the issuing of league fixtures and cup draws today when it released the draws for the Rowan Cup, McCulloch Cup (the West League Cup reverting to its original name), the Western Union Cup, the Western Cup and the Greenwood Trophy, as well as the fixtures for the Evening and Sunday Leagues.  We've got the cup draws online here, with the fixtures appearing on the respective team pages.

 

Playing conditions, 2017 [posted 02/02/17]

The Western Union has released the playing conditions for senior Saturday League cricket for season 2017.  These can be read in full online, here.  In its accompanying email, the Western Union highlighted the main changes as being: 

 

  • Overs now restricted to a maximum of 10 per bowler.  This was the very clear view of the overwhelming majority of clubs who took the trouble to respond to the questionnaire last autumn.
  • Restriction of aggregate 15 overs from overseas players still remains.  Again this reflects the view of a clear majority of clubs.
  • Fielding restrictions now aligned to that of the ODI regulations by including a 11 to 40 over restriction.  In practice this is relatively minor.
  • Wide wording completely rewritten to make this clearer.  The CMC were of the view that inconsistent interpretation was as much an issue as the rule itself here, and the aim is to assist players and umpires as much as possible in understanding it.

 

Saturday league fixtures released for season 2017 [posted 20/01/17]

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The WDCU has published season 2017's Saturday league fixtures.  The fixture scheduling sees the 'Loc open their league campaign with home and away matches against Ferguslie - the 'Holmboys travel to Meikleriggs, and the 'Loc entertain their Paisley counterparts at home.  The full fixture list can be found below.

 

Pre-season matches [posted 17/01/17]

The club is busy organising pre-season friendlies with season 2017 now only three and a half months away.  Fixtures agreed thus far are Poloc XI games against Clydesdale and Grange away and Uddingston at home on the weekends of 15, and 22 and 23, April 2017, and a Shawholm XI game away at Ayr on Sunday 23 April.  The full global fixture schedule, 2017, can be found online here.

 

Archived match reports 

You can read earlier, and prior season, match reports online in our archive too.

 


 

2nd XI league and cup fixtures 2016

 

The 2nd XI compete in the Western Union, as well as the Western Cup.

 

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Senior practice

 

Senior coaching and net practice takes place, at Shawholm, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6pm, with structured practice commencing at 6.30pm sharp.  Sessions involve net practice whenever possible but, even if underfoot conditions are not conducive to having "nets", fielding and catching practice is undertaken.

 

The club has a large grass practice square with two mobile net cages as well as all-weather astro-turf net bays.

 

Indoor net sessions are also organised during the off-season.

 

Outdoor practice sessions start in April and run throughout the season - new members (of whatever standard) are always welcome.

 

Directions to Shawholm can be found on the Find us section of the website.