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. http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22353170/cricket-hardest-hit-climate-change 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: https://www.lords.org/mcc/laws-of-cricket/new-code-of-laws-october-2017/ ... 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? http://www.cricketscotland.com/about-landing/membership-home-page-for-launch/   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

Presentation of 2017 Awards

If anyone can let me know who the rest are I'll be happy to add captions - pekingp@homespunweb.co.uk. More

Fairplay Scores 2017

The final Fairplay scores are now available HERE or from the Leagues menu at the top. More

ESCA AGM 2017 – Advance Notice

As advised in recent email to club secretaries, ESCA Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 November at Inverleith (Stewart's Melville Clubhouse EH5 2DW) at 7.00pm - Presentation of Trophies / Prizes will be held at start of meeting ... More

ESCA Survey 2017 – Findings Report

ESCA conducted a short survey at the end of August 2017 to investigate the opinion of current and former players, enthusiasts and potential newcomers to the sport on the current structure, format and appetite for the game. Respondents were also ... More

Disability Cricket Workshop – 30th Sep ’17

Cricket Scotland are running a 'Disability Cricket Workshop' for all people interested in learning more about coaching disability athletes. The workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical components, delivered by SDS and experienced ... More

Net Bowlers

In preparation for the Pro Series Final in Amsterdam, the Eastern Knights Senior Team are looking for net bowlers at their training sessions on Weds 6th & Weds 13th Sept 6pm - 8pm at Grange C.C. If you would like to bowl please do come along ... More

ESCA Clubs Forum – 21st Sept ’17

Further to email late last week we are now pleased to confirm ESCA Clubs Forum to consider results of recent ESCA Survey: ESCA Clubs Forum - Thursday 21 September at 7.00pm @ Grange CC We will look to finish meeting by 9.00pm on the night. ... More

End of 2017 Season – Various Matters and Looking Forward

ESCA Clubs Survey / Clubs Forum  - many thanks to everyone for fantastic response to the ESCA Clubs Survey - we have had significantly more responses than anticipated and are now analysing all the information. We are looking to hold an informal ... More