Promotion and Relegation

As the end of the season approaches many teams are looking at promotion and relegation.  The Committee have been asked how spaces within a division will be filled, for example Division 4 which only has 9 teams. Rule 3 explains what happens ... More

ESCA Statement on Conduct

We are nearing the business end of a season where a lot of cricket has been played due to the good weather. This has meant, unfortunately, that the Competitions Committee, Disciplinary panel and ESCA in general have also had to deal with more than ... More

Cup Finals – Masterton & Braw Skelp

The Murgitroyd Masterton final this year will take place on Thursday 26th July 2018 at Carlton CC's ground in Grange Loan, Edinburgh starting around 6pm. The final will see Carlton CC (who beat Grange by 8 wickets) take on RHC (who beat Heriots ... More

Murgitroyd Masterton 2018 – Semi Finals

With the league stages of the Murgitroyd Masterton 2018 competition now complete, we have the draw for the semi final.  This is as follows: Grange play Carlton 17th July (reserve 18th July). Heriots play RHC on 19th July (reserve 20th ... More

ESCA Rules – Player Loaning/Guests

Given we are now into holiday season, a reminder that that under the rules adopted at the SGM, player loaning is allowable in principle.  The ESCA rules state: Dual Registration - Players Playing for Other Clubs: Any player (“guest”) ... More

Halfway Feedback on Experimental Rules

So last weekend was halfway through the 2018 season and, as agreed at the SGM/preseason meeting, we are looking for constructive criticism on the div 5 experimental rules.  We want to hear about your experiences, thoughts and suggestions on the ... More

An Afternoon with David Gower

The Lord’s Taverners are delighted to announce that David Gower OBE, former England Captain and cricket commentator will be entertaining guests at a lunch to be held in Edinburgh on 8 June at the Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian in Edinburgh. ... More

Glenrothes Cricket Club

The Competitions Committee have received a request from Glenrothes CC to withdraw their team from Division 4.  This has been accepted by the Competitions Committee.  As a result there will be 9 teams in Division 4 for the 2018 season.  Glenrothes ... More

Ian Shiels – Murrayfield DAFS CC

Sad news reaching us from Murrayfield DAFS.  DAFS CC and Murrayfield DAFS cricket stalwart Ian Shiels passed away suddenly last week. Everyone at MDAFS is devastated by the news and Ian will be sorely missed. The club is planning a lasting tribute ... More

ESCOA Umpiring Fieldcraft Booklet

Attached to this post through the link below is a recently completed guide to umpiring fieldcraft produced by Neil Davidson on behalf of ESCOA.  This should greatly assist new umpires, when combined with comprehensive knowledge of Laws and Playing ... More

Last Man Stands open for Registration

LMS Scotland leagues are now open for entries in 2018.   Across the east, leagues are running this year in Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Fife. As well as taking team entries, there is an option for individuals to register to play ... More

ESPN Cric Info Article: Cricket will be ‘hardest hit’ by climate change

A short, interesting article worth a read on ESPN Cricinfo on climate change and how it is affecting cricket. It's a shame the article is so short, but does ... More

Braw Skelp 2018 Draw

The draw for the Braw Skelp 2018 midweek T20 competition was made live: The draw is: Conference A Livingston Stuart & Stuart Penicuik Bass Rock Morton Drummond Trinity Conference B Kirk Brae Marchmont Tranent PV Leith ... More

Name those players…

A teaser from Charlie Ellis (HCCC) asked on the Facebook site of the picture below.   "Who can put some names to faces here? Think this is from an ESCA coaching session in around 1989 (?) held at Myreside. David McLean is the batsma... More

City of Edinburgh – Budget Proposals – Clubs’ Meeting Thursday 11 January

Some clubs may have already seen this message, but a reminder from about the Clubs' Meeting on Thurs 11th January - details as below email. "Just a reminder re the above important matter and to encourage all interested Clubs to attend the ... More

New Laws – Update

With the new laws of cricket now upon us, Clive Allen (ESCOA) has been good enough to provide some useful links and documents on the changes. Useful links: Laws: ... More

Cricket Scotland Equality Survey

Cricket Scotland are looking to collect equality and diversity data from clubs and members; see the link to the cover letter from the CS CEO explaining why they are doing this and how it will help everyone. Cover letter: CS - Equality Survey - ... More

Cricket Scotland Exhibition – The Past, Present and Future

ESCA were delighted to be at the opening of the Cricket Scotland exhibition - The Past, Present and Future, in conjunction with Sports Heritage Scotland and the Scottish Football Museum.  Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer did the honours on the night ... More

Cricket Scotland Membership

If you want to support cricket in Scotland, why not join the Cricket Scotland Membership scheme?   More

Public Liability Insurance

This comes up for renewal in January.  I will assume all clubs who already have it wish to continue unless you tell me otherwise.  If any other clubs wish to take it out for 2018 please let me know.  The cost for 2017 was £165 so I expect it to ... More