Girls and Women’s cricket goes FitMad

Fit MAD is an activity club project run by the PE Departments and the Active Schools Co-ordinators of the Dumfries Burgh Schools and is aimed at all P7—S4 girls and their mums (or female guardian). The idea behind the club is to get as many girls and their mums to enjoy exercising and to lead more active and healthy lifestyles.

There is a programme of classes which will run from Monday 3rd May to Sunday 27th June and are open only to P7—S4 girls and their mums.

This year for the first time it includes cricket and will involve the guidance of the Scottish Girls and Women’s Development Officer, Lea Tsui who will be in attendance for a number of sessions.

Cricket, Tuesdays, 6.30 – 7.30pm, at the David Keswick Centre

For more details and to book your place see the FitMad website here.


Dumfries High School enter Scottish Schools Cup

Dumfries High School play Langholm Academy, entrants last year, in the draw for the Scottish Schools Cup. The High School cricketers have been in training after school on Wednesdays to prepare for their first match in the competition. The team is largely new to the game but keen and await their competitive debut in April.

The draw for the 2010 Scottish Schools Cup is below with more details here on the Cricket Scotland website.

Round 1 (Wednesday 22 April)
Greenwood Academy, Irvine v Doon Academy
Belmont Academy, Ayr v St Ninians RC High School, Giffnock
Dumfries High School v Langholm Academy
Airdrie Academy v Lomond School, Helensburgh
Belmont House School (Newton Mearns) v Glasgow Academy
Hillhead High School v Eastwood High School
Shawlands Academy v High School of Glasgow
Kelvinside Academy v Hutchesons’ Grammar School

Round 2 (and round 1 of Shield) games to be played by 5 May, reserve date 12 May
Semi Finals to be played by 19 May, reserve date no later than 26 May
West Final Wednesday 2 June
Scottish Final at Stirling County CC, Thursday 17 June