Cricket at Wallace Hall Academy

Throughout March, Chris Stewart, the D&G Community Coach, has been providing cricket sessions at the Secondary School level at Wallace Hall Secondary School in Thornhill. Sessions were delivered within the curriculum over a four week period to S4, S5, and S6 year pupils.

The post of local community coach is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community, Dumfries and Galloway Leader 2007-2013 programme and is also supported by Cricket Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Leisure and Sport department, and local cricket clubs.

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2011 West Schools Cup

West Development Manager Iain Stewart has announced the draws for both the West Schools Cup and the ‘Emerging Cup’, the latter an eight-a-side competition aimed at state schools only and which has teams as far apart as Rothesay Academy and Langholm Academy. Both competitions are for students in S1-3, and girls in S4 are also eligible…

The Emerging Schools Cup (West Section) draw is: Belmont Academy v St Ninians, the winner of which then plays the winner of Airdie Academy and Eastwood High; Langholm Academy v Dumfries High; Doon Academy v Hillhead High School; and Greendwood Academy v Rothesay Academy. The winning school progresses to the National Finals Day in Perth on Wednesday June 15.

More on the rules for the Emerging Schools Cup.. Continue reading

Stewartry Primary Cricket in January

Chris Stewart, the DG Community Cricket Coach, has been involved in the Stewartry area over January with four week blocks of cricket in-curriculum sessions delivered to Primary Schools at Borgue, Twynholm and Auchencairn.

The post of local community coach is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community, Dumfries and Galloway Leader 2007-2013 programme and is also supported by Cricket Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Leisure and Sport department, and local cricket clubs.

West Schools Indoor Sixes

A new indoor six-a-side competition is being launched for schools in the west of Scotland – entries by October 19.

The tournament is aimed at S3-6 youngsters whose summer term is eaten up by exams and often miss out on much school cricket.

The tournament is also hoping to avoid the prelim exams so early stages will be before Christmas with a finals event in the new year.

All schools who have been involved in the West section of the Scottish Schools Cup have been approached to enter a team. If your local school would like to enter they should contact Iain Stewart direct, e-mail iainstewart@cricketscotland.com or call him on 07825 172346.

Read the full article on the Cricket Scotland website.

Langholm Academy go out in the second round

In the second round of the West section of the Scottish Schools Cup Langholm Academy went down to their visitors from Lomond School.

Lomond batted first and finished on 139-3 at the end of the 20 overs. Langholm were not too far away but reached 112-5 in reply to fall short.

Langholm Academy draw Lomond

2010 Langholm Academy Cricket Team

This Thursday, the 13th May, Langholm Academy play Lomond House from Helensborough in the second round of the Scottish Schools Cup on the Castleholm.

The game is scheduled to start at 1pm.

Langholm Academy Cup win over Dumfries High

Cup contenders: Langholm Academy and Dumfries High School

In the first local fixture of its kind Langholm Academy played Dumfries High School, in the first round of the Cricket Scotland Schools Cup at Nunholm last week. This competition is for S1-S3 secondary school pupils.

This was Langholm’s second year in the competition and Dumfries High School’s first and that difference in experience told as they won scoring 136 for 2 off their 20 overs, whilst Dumfries High were all out for 57 in 18.1 overs.

Cup win for Langholm Academy Cricket Team

The next round gives Langholm a home tie against either Airdrie Academy or Lomond House.

For most of the enthusiastic Dumfries High School team this was literally their first match out in the middle and marks a revival of the High School cricket team that used to play locally in a schools league.

The aim is for more such matches against more local school opposition.