DG U13 Trial Matches

The first trial/practice match for this year’s U13 West Area Championship takes place at Nunholm on Sunday 2 May with an 11 o’clock start. The second trial/practice will be a fortnight later, Sunday the 16th May, in Langholm.

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Langholm Junior Cricket Club Open Day – Sat 17th Apr

For all those budding young cricketers between the ages of 8 and 15 years old, Langholm Junior Cricket Club are hosting an open day on Saturday 17th April between 10.30 and 12.30 at Langholm Cricket Club

Read all about here Langholm Junior Cricket Club 2010

2010 Easter Camp Fun and Games

The annual Cricket Scotland Easter camp was held this week at the David Keswick centre. Twelve boys attended; five from Dumfries, six from Galloway and one from Lockerbie.

Day one was all about the basic skills of batting, bowling, and fielding. The day began with fielding drills which included catching, running, throwing and general team work. They then went straight into batting where the main shot to be practiced was the front drive. After a short break the boys moved on to bowling where they concentrated on the run-up and where to pitch the ball. After that they split into two teams to play a game.

The second day started off with more fielding work. After that the rest of the day was all about having fun with games such as racing cricket, non-stop cricket, rapid fire and Top of the Class. The two days were enjoyed by all.

The sessions were led by Chris Stewart the D&G Community Cricket Coach, The post of local community coach is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community, Dumfries and Galloway Leader 2007-2013 programme.

2010 Club Junior Cricket Sessions

St Michaels CC

Junior Cricket sessions start at Kingholm, Dumfries on Monday 12th April, 6:15-8.

Langholm CC
Junior cricket sessions start at Castleholm, Langholm on Thursday 22nd April
Thursday 4.00 – 5.00 (P4 – P7); Thursday 5.00 – 6.00 (S1 – S3)

NEW Mini Cricket (Nursery – P3) starts Saturday 24th April, 11:30-12:30. This will take place whenever the 1st XI are due to play at home – 24th April, 1st May, 15th May, 6th June and 12th June. Mini Cricket Festival on Saturday 7th August

Dumfries CC
Junior Cricket sessions start at Nunholm, Dumfries Monday 19th April, 6:15-8.

Lockerbie CC
Junior sessions at the Lockerbie Multi-use Games Area, Tuesdays 6-7pm.

Galloway CC
Gatehouse-of-Fleet cricket ground, Wednesdays 6-7:30pm

Dalbeattie High School, Thursdays 6-8pm

More Cricket Coaches for the Region

The local support for cricket was enhanced over Easter with the delivery of an Introduction to Cricket course at the David Keswick Centre. The focussed course was aimed at taking cricket sessions indoors and in the small spaces which can apply in schools. The seven that benefitted included Active School Volunteers, PE teachers and youth players who assist in club sessions.

The course was initiated by Active Schools Co-ordinator Sue Brodie with the assistance of the Dumfries and Galloway Junior Cricket Development Group. She commented that “The course was a great introduction for people interested in delivering fun cricket practices and games to primary school children and it has given Active Schools the opportunity to organise a programme of cricket after school clubs that will develop into a league organised in partnership with the cricket clubs in Dumfries.”

The session was led by the West Community Development Manager, Iain Stewart, and Chris Stewart the Dumfries and Galloway Community Cricket Coach. The post of local community coach is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community, Dumfries and Galloway Leader 2007-2013 programme.