Changes to Law 41.7

For those who may not be aware, Law 41.7 covering high, full pitch bowling will change on 1st April 2019.  See link here: https://www.lords.org/news/2018/november/mcc-announces-intended-changes-to-law-41-7/ In summary, as is already the case ... More

Edinburgh Leisure Pitch Bookings

There is a small change in the system for booking pitches with Edinburgh Leisure. Sandra Brown has been Paul Bailey's contact for many years, and she has been wonderful in helping us to book grounds. Now that all bookings, both for schools and ... More

ESCA Dinner – Silent Auction – Signed Scotland v England Bat

As you will be aware the ESCA Dinner is coming up on Friday 23 November and if not yet signed up for what promises to be a fantastic event, please do contact Peter Kingsbury (as cc) ASAP, sending ticket monies (£25 per head) to the account set out ... More

Club Development Role – Livingston Cricket Club

Livingston Cricket Club is looking to recruit a Club Development Officer. This post, supported by SportScotland, will deliver quality extra-curricular coaching sessions, will build the important link between schools and Livingston Cricket Club ... More

ESCA AGM 14th Nov ’18 – Reminder

Just a reminder that the ESCA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th November at Inverleith (Stewarts Melville Clubhouse EH5 2DW) at 7.30pm.  Presentation of Fairplay Trophies & Divisional Batting / Bowling Prizes will be ... More

Dinner Menu

STARTERS Asparagus Soup (V) Cream of Asparagus soup served with a Parmesan Crisp and Crème Fraiche Orkney Crab Salad Orkney crab served with chicory leaves and a mango salsa Parma Ham Plate Parma Ham with Olives, Artichokes, Sun Dried ... More

ESCA Players’ Dinner and Awards 2018

The ESCA Players' Dinner and Awards will take place on Friday 23 November at Prestonfield Golf Club (Edinburgh, EH16 5UT), 7pm for 7.30pm.  As well as the presentation of all the annual ESCA League Trophies, we are delighted to announce two guest ... More

Update on Promotion & Relegation

An update for all Clubs as regards Promotion / Relegation for season 2019 ESCA Leagues. Following Eastern Premier League Play-Off yesterday in which Kelso failed to secure promotion to the Eastern Premier League and with Glenrothes having been ... More

Richard Ellis Memorial Friday 14th September

Further to the sad news of the passing of Richard Ellis, the memorial service for him will take place on Friday the 14th of September at 3 pm. The venue will be Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (EH1 2QQ) and afternoon tea will be served afterwards. ... More

Broomhall & Mike Jones Memorial Match

Broomhall CC are holding a memorial cricket match and BBQ, this Sunday (19th Aug '18) from 13.00, in honour of Mike Jones, a recent Broomhall CC Skipper and player, from Edinburgh, who sadly passed away earlier this year.  All who remember Mike are ... More

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