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JUNIORS

We are an Inverclyde Council accredited Safe Club for children and have an enthusiastic junior section which offers children up to the age of 16 the opportunity to enjoy cricket in a fun and safe environment under the guidance of our Junior Convener and coaching team, each of whom is an ECB qualified coach. 


The juniors meet during the winter for indoor sessions in St Columba’s High School, Gourock where we have access to modern up to date ECB compliant cricket nets, bowling machine and other equipment.  From June to August - weather permitting - sessions take place outdoors at Gourock Park. The children participate in Sunday morning summer cricket festivals organised by the Western District Junior Cricket Association as well as that body’s age group league structure.


Any child who is interested is more than welcome to come along to any of our junior sessions to give cricket a go.  Or, if you would like further information, please contact our Junior Convenor, Ross Blair.




Junior Committee/Coaches:

Ross Blair - Tel: 07944 431968  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Junior Convenor      
UKCC Level 1 Coach
John Blair - Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
UKCC Level 2 Coach
Inverclyde Sports Personality of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Jim Murphy - Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
UKCC Level 2 Coach
WDCU Qualified Umpire
Inverclyde Sports Personality of the Year - Coach of the Year Award 2015

Iain Gibson - Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
UKCC Level 2 Coach



The Future is Bright
Just like the previous season, the 2019 season brought further success for our junior section, with several more of our younger stars being promoted to the newly created Development XI to continue in their steady development. This side competed in the Midweek Evening League Division 3, and was a very competitive league to be involved in, with some strong teams fielding players that regularly compete in higher divisions. During the Development XI's first season it was very encouraging to see our side regularly include between 6 and 8 juniors, and on many occasions they managed to compete well, putting in some excellent performances. Several of our older juniors who made the leap into the Senior XI during the 2018 season kept the pressure on the senior players and once again deservedly earned their place within the starting XI on several occasions. The club was also delighted and very proud to highlight that young Frederick Smith was invited to a trial for the Western Warriors U14s. Unfortunately despite impressing all the coaches, on this occasion he was unsuccessful in being selected for the training squad. But was told that he could still be selected for the team this summer. Fingers crossed Frederick! Another of our juniors, Elizabeth McInnes who has already represented the Western Warriors U16s in 2018 has once again been selected to the training squad for the 2020 season! The club wishes to congratulate Elizabeth on this wonderful achievement. Here's to more success in 2020. 



Juniors - Saturday
Indoor Training Sessions 2020: 
January 11th, 18th and 25th, February 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29, March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
FREE TO ALL. Coaching team includes 3 UKCC Level 2 Coaches and 1 UKCC Level 1 Coach
St. Columba's High School, Fletcher Avenue, Gourock  PA19 1TP



WDCU Junior Playing Format



Female Playing Pathway
Women's cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in Scotland today and to meet the demand Cricket Scotland has developed a Female Playing Pathway which is set out in the following link: click on the link for more information







 

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