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ESCA statement on steps forward on racism and discrimination

It is difficult to have missed the cricketing headlines in the last few days, including the harrowing testimony to a Parliamentary Select Committee. The evidence put forward and the subsequent fall out is damning and has cast a significant shadow ... More

Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land

In April next year there is new legislation coming into effect which will require those with a controlled interest in land to register those details.  This is likely to affect sports clubs, including cricket clubs who own their own grounds and we ... More

ESCA Announce New Funding Opportunities for Women and Girls in Cricket

Since 2013, ESCA have provided ESCA associated clubs with the opportunity to claim grants for developing their youth cricket aspirations and projects.  A large number of teams have taken advantage of the scheme, with a little over £17,000 given to ... More

Linlithgow to play host to ESCA season finale

Edinburgh teams Drummond Trinity, Morton and Marchmont will make the trip out west to join Linlithgow at Boghall for Finals Day of the Felsham PD Braw Skelp on Saturday. The showpiece finale was Edinburgh teams Drummond Trinity, Morton and ... More

A Mid-season Reminder

We have reached two thirds of the way through the season and the weather has generally been pretty good for cricket.  There have been a small number of Covid cases but, broadly, the impact has been a lot less than it could of been and we thank ... More

ESCA 2021 Rules & Covid Appendix

Further to the SGM and pre-season meeting from 12th May '21, the constitution and rule changes, including the new disciplinary and Covid rules appendices, were voted through unanimously. These documents are available on the 'Documents' section of ... More

ESCA Updates @ 7th May ’21

An update to all parties on where ESCA are with various matters. Fixtures Fixtures for 2021 have been released to club secretaries and are on the ESCA website.  The exercise has been somewhat "challenging" this year; pitch issues / availabi... More

ESCA Leagues 2021 – Update

We have been working hard behind the scenes trying to shape a number of things for the coming season.  EPL fixtures are now largely complete and we are now working on draft fixtures, Covid rules and tweaks to existing rules and constitution for ... More

CSMOA Newsletter & Umpiring Courses

Below are details of umpiring courses arranged by the new CS Match Officials Association.  Dates spanning 25th March, 1st and 8th April. If you are interested, please follow the links on the images below. Also see below the CSMOA ... More

Chance to Shine – Training Opportunities

Chance to Shine is a charity which gives children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. Cricket Scotland and Chance to Shine have the opportunity to deliver the program in three areas in Edinburgh; Tynecastle (four primary ... More

Sportscotland racism in sport research project

sportscotland have recently commissioned a piece of work along with UK Sport and the other home country sports councils on race and racism in sport.  CS and ESCA are looking for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to share ... More

Obituary – Tom Gibson

ESCA was saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Gibson in late November.  Tom was a stalwart of Dunfermline & Carnegie Cricket Club, including being Club President for two decades and was also chairman of the McKane Park Trustees for many ... More

Clubs Deadline, AGM & Fixtures for 2021 – Proposed Changes

We hope the truncated season was successful for everyone and players got some meaningful cricket.  As previous communications, we will be looking to undertake a formal survey in due course, but we'd welcome any feedback. Normally we'd have ... More

Mike (Scribe) Scott (Linlithgow CC)

On the 21st May 2020, Mike (Scribe) Scott of Linlithgow CC sadly and unexpectedly passed away.  Scribe was the scorer for the Linlithgow CC / West Lothian CCC for over 30 years and, as such, Linlithgow Cricket Club are fundraising to either ... More

George Strachan

Text by George Bannerman West Lothian County Cricket Association (Linlithgow Cricket Club) is mourning the passing of one of its finest servants George R. Strachan who died on Monday 9th of March. George joined West Lothian from the Atlas Club ... More

Introduction to Umpiring Course

ESCOA, in conjunction with ESCA, are looking to provide an Introduction to Umpiring course on Monday 23rd March '20, at 7pm.  This will take place at the Long Room at Grange and will be led by Clive Allen and team. This will be a good chance for ... More

Notice of ESCA Pre-Season Meeting & Special General Meeting – Tuesday 17th March

As noted previously, the ESCA Pre-Season Clubs Meeting and Special General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th March at Stewart's Melville Pavilion at Ferry Road, Inverleith (EH5 2DW), at 7.00pm.  Please meet downstairs in Pavilion from ... More

RHC Head Coach Sought

A message from RHC, who are looking for a new head coach. Royal High Corstorphine Cricket Club Head Coach The unexpected departure of our current Director of Cricket to a coaching role in the national Women’s game has created a vacancy of ... More

2020 Fixtures Now Up

As of today, the full list of fixtures for ESCA Championship to Div 7 are available.  We have 11 teams in Div 7 and therefore it has been a bit more tricky to deal with, hence the delay. For those in division 7, most teams will play 16 matches ... More

Stewart’s Melville CC – Women & Girls Head Coach Opportunity

Stewart's Melville CC is looking to recruit a part-time Head Coach for their Womens & Girls' Cricket Programme for summer 2020. They are seeking an experienced and inspiring Head Coach who has the skills and flexibility required to "make a ... More