|U11 Pool A|
|U11 Pool B|
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|Edinburgh South 2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Forth Valley 1||1||1||0||0||0||0||3|
|Forth Valley 2||1||1||0||0||0||0||3|
The cricket season is about to get underway with junior competitions at U11, U13 and U15 level being contested throughout the Lothians.
Information on all the competitions - including draws, tables and rules - can be found under the relevant age group sections.
We wish all our young cricketers the best for the season and hope you have a cracking summer!
STK Cricket are running a number of excellent cricket camps over the coming school holiday period. Please find information on these below and the registration forms and details attached.
i) World Cup Winter Coaching Camp in the February half-term holiday between Monday 16th and Friday 20th February
ii) Scottish Spring Coaching Camp in the first week of the Easter break between Monday 30th March and Friday 3rd April
iii) Spanish Spring Coaching Tour in the second week of the Easter break between Sunday 5th and Saturday 11th April
The Lothian Indoor Cricket Competitions are back for the winter with leagues running at U11, U13, U15 and U18 levels. Please find all the relevant draws and information attached below and league tables under the respective age-group levels.
Grange CC Win U13 Scottish Cup Grange CC emerged as the winners Finals' Day in the Cricket Scotland U13 National Cup. Finals' Day was held at Stirling County CC, on Sunday 17th August 2014.
The first semi-final, between Grange and Kinross-shire, was a very one-sided affair. Grange batted first and scored 128/5 in their 20 overs, thanks to three of their batters (Charlie Peet, Robert Edwards and Freddie Peet) reaching the retirement score of 30 - and providing the innings with real acceleration in the late overs. In reply, Kinross-shire were quickly bundled out for only 25 - with Freddie Peet returning figures of 3-1-7-3.
The second semi-final was a much closer contest. Clydesdale CC batted first and made 93/4 in their 20 overs - wight Carlton bowling and good fielding having kept the run rate in check. At one point, and thanks to 31 from Murray Whittaker and 29 from Gregor McIntyre, Carlton looked like they would cruise home. However, Clydesdale did produce a late fightback - but it was too little, too late. Carlton winners with 9 deliveries to spare.
In the 3rd / 4th play-off, Clydesdale batted first again. Once again, 'dot' balls would come to haunt the Glasgow side as their 76/9 off their 20 overs was never really going to be enough. Only Daniel Cairns (22) provided any real resistance as the Kinross-shire bowlers kept to a very simple, and very effective, plan; one of bowling full and straight. In reply, Kinross-shire raced to an emphatic victory. Jack McCreanor scored 26 and Toby Douglas 21*, as they completed their victory in 10.3 overs.
The final was much closer. Carlton won the toss and asked Grange to bat first. Led by Ben Davidson (31 ret) and Robert Edwards (25) Grange scored 109/8 off their 20 overs - despite 4-0-16-4 from Cameron Ede. Grange then got off to a good start with the ball too, as they picked up a couple of quick wickets. Grange always appeared to be just ahead of the game - but Gregor McIntyre (28) and Ruairidh Main (30 ret) just about kept Carlton in touch. However, it would prove just too much for them to do - as Grange held their nerve well. Carlton 100 all out, leaving Grange as U13 National Champions for 2014.
Thanks must go to Stirling County CC for hosting the day so well, to the umpires for ensuring the matches ran smoothly, to all the players for their efforts and to all parents and spectators who added to the atmosphere on the day.
But the final mention, and congratulations, must go to Grange CC and their players and management on a deserved win.
Grange CC for the 4th year in a row was honoured this July to again take part again in the Shrewsbury School Junior Cricket Festival. A combined U11/U12 team of 9 Grange players together with 3 from Carlton and 1 from SMRH performed brilliantly and won 5 out of 6 matches played, only losing to the eventual Festival Champions. Grange is very fortunate to be involved in the Shrewsbury week given that it pits what is in effect a Club junior squad against fully streamed/ selected English County and Minor County opposition across 5 days of high standard Cricket, played at a frankly excellent facility. The Boys played four 40-over games in the main competition and also two 20-over games on the 20/20 day. That is 400 overs of Cricket in 5 days!! The Cricket took place in quite outstanding weather and the squad played the game to a level that reflected incredibly well on them, their clubs and Scottish Cricket in general. Grange finished a record 3rd in the 40-over competition beating Derbyshire CCC in the 3rd/4th play off and only losing to eventual champions, Shropshire. In the 20/20 competition Grange best first class opposition again in Northamptonshire CCC and Derbyshire CCC to finish joint top. All of the boys contributed strongly but standout performances included four members of the squad passing 50 during the week (Finlay/ Charlie P/ Charlie BJ/ Harry), a 140 4th wicket unbeaten partnership between Finlay and Charlie P in the 20/20 win over Derby, 190 runs for Finlay at an average of 63, 8 wickets for Freddie, outstanding swing bowling from Gregor and finally Charlie P won an individual festival award for best all-rounder of the week with 9 wickets and 115 runs. Excellent outcomes for the boys who behaved impeccably all week. Well done!
Well done to Carlton U15s and Grange U13s respectively for winning the Scotland qualifying rounds for the ECB Club Cup Competitions.
To read up on the exciting semi-finals and finals from the two competitions, click on the links below:
A number of Lothian Schools took part in the various Cricket Scotland School Cup Competitions recently held in Stirling and Perth.
These are national finals and for the schools to qualify for these events is an achievement in itself. We had the following finalists from Edinburgh and the Lothians:
Secondary Girls Cup
- Mary Erskine School
- George Watson`s College
Secondary School Cup (boys)
- George Watson`s College
Cricket Factory Cup
- James Gillespie`s High School
Primary Schools Kwik Cricket Finals
- St Joseph`s Primary School (West Lothian)
- Gullane Primary School (East Lothian)
- George Watson`s College (Edinburgh)
A special mention must go to George Watson`s College for winning the Secondary Girls, Secondary Boys and Primary School Kwik Cricket finals. This is a fantastic achievement for the school and great reward for all the great work going into cricket both at the school and Watsonians Cricket Club.
For more information on the finals please follow this link to the Cricket Scotland website