Cricket: Cricket camp held at Nunholm

16 08 2009
Bats at the ready at the 2009 Cricket Scotland Summer Camp

Bats at the ready at the 2009 Cricket Scotland Summer Camp

The annual 3-day Cricket Scotland Junior Summer Camp was held last week at Nunholm. It was led by the new Dumfries and Galloway Community Cricket coach Chris Stewart and happily, barring a couple of rain interruptions, took place largely in good cricketing weather. There was a high standard of ability on display and most importantly the youngsters attending from around the region had an enjoyable three days of sport.

Any person or school interested in playing some cricket or receiving an introduction to the game can contact Chris for assistance at DG One or by email at chris.stewart@dumgal.gov.uk.

More information about how to play junior cricket in Dumfries and Galloway can be found at www.dgcricket.org.uk.





Cricket: D&G Coach position

1 04 2009

A Community Cricket Coach is being sought for the Dumfries and Galloway region.

The post, which is with Cricket Scotland and in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has the objective of building on the cricket already played in the region. The focus is on developing junior cricket and involving more youngsters in the sport by linking more schools with clubs.

Last year in Scotland, 18000 children were introduced to the sport by primary school teachers, a 10% rise on the previous year. A number of these were in Dumfries and Galloway but the aim is to increase that involvement in sport. With new Regional Cricket Academies in place across Scotland the route is also there to achieve regional and national selection. Partly as a result of these initiatives Cricket Scotland recently was awarded the International Cricket Council (Europe) award for best overall cricket development programme.

This part-time position with Cricket Scotland is located at the Sports Development Team at DG One. It has been made possible through the efforts of the DG Cricket Development Group, local clubs, and with the support of local community funding. More details on the role can be found at www.dgcricket.org.uk.