Here you will be able to find our image gallery and blogs dating back to 2015.
Timeline of events from 2015 - 2017
Sandgreen - Beach Cricket
Galloway Cricket Club take part in a "blurred lines" cricket match!
Galloway CC held the "Day of The Region" at their new pavilion.
End of Season Awards Night and Ceilidh - September 2017
Galloway CC 2017 awards evening was held at the Cocoa Bean in Twynholm for the third year running. Once again, there were well over 120 people in attendance who saw 6 people deservedly collect awards. Pat Druce won the First XI player of the year award whereas Arron Richardson won the Second XI player of the year award. Tommy McGrath for the second year running collected junior male player of the year whereas the female equivalent went to Jessica McCulloch. Women's player of the year award went to Jo Williams and lastly, the Ann Creyke award went to Dennis Coombs for his fantastic work put into securing the new pavilion.
Galloway CC unveiled their new pavilion in a game against a Cricket Scotland XI.
Galloway Cricket Club are proud to announce they are "Club of the Year" for 2016
Galloway Cricket Club vs Cairnsmore of Fleet
Galloway Cricket Club members played a game at the top of Cairnsmore of Fleet!
End of Season Awards Night and Ceilidh - September 2016
Another fabulous awards evening was held at the Cocoa Bean in Twynholm for the second year running. Over 120 people were in attendance to see Neil McGrath pick up first XI player of the year and Jerry Teale receive the award for second XI player of the year. Louise Cumbley received women's player of the year where as Tommy McGrath received junior male player of the year and Tessa Hall received junior female player of the year. Lastly, Jerry Teale was presented with George Creyke Memorial Trophy for his contribution to the club. We would like to thank Whigmaleerie and the Cocoa Bean for another excellent evening.
Celebrations as Galloway Cricket Club wins "Scotland's Most Welcoming Club!"
End of Season Awards Night and Ceilidh - September 2015
Following the success of last year’s awards night and ceilidh the same format was used this year. A fabulous night was held at the Cocoa Bean in Twynholm with nearly 150 guests. Ceildih band Whigmaleerie entertained following a presentation ceremony at which Phil McMenemy picked up player of the year for the first XI, Arron Richardson won player of the year for the second XI, Glen Montgomery was awarded male young player of the year, Laura Scobie won female young player of the year and Ginger Ramsay was presented with ladies player of the year. Fraser Conn and Natalie Hamblin were also presented with the George Creyke Memorial Trophy for their contribution to the club this season.
24 HOUR CRICKET MATCH! September 2015
This year’s barmy fundraiser took the form of a 24 hour cricket match – starting at 6pm on a Friday night and finishing at 6pm on the Saturday night, players took it in shifts to play. Several youngsters managed to play the full 24 hours however - without a wink of sleep! This was such a great event as well as a successful fundraiser because so many people in the community were talking about it and so many club members and their families took part at some stage throughout the 24 hour period. Dfinitely one of the highlights of 2015!
South West Scotland Select V Nantes
South West Scotland Select took on a touring team from Nantes in France. It was a close game but the home side - made up of players from Ayr, Galloway and Dumfries - won by 4 runs in an exciting finish!
Girls Kwik Cricket Festival – August 2015
The club took a team of 8 primary school girls to take part in a girls only kwik cricket tournament organised by Cricket Scotland where 18 teams from all over Scotland gathered to play against each other and afterwards had the opportunity to watch 22 of Scotland’s best female cricketers play an exhibition match.
Galloway Cricket Club's School Kwik Cricket Festival
On Monday 22nd June, 8 teams from local primary schools battled it out for the Cocoa Bean Cup. Schools represented were - Gatehouse, Twynholm, Creetown and Gelston.
Well done to the Gatehouse Gorillas who won the trophy!
Scottish President's XI V Galloway Ladies
The Galloway Ladies took on a President’s XI team made up of current Wildcats and invitational players from throughout Scotland. Despite losing the Galloway team thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were inspired by the talent exhibited amongst the opposition.
Trip to watch the Wildcats
A school trip to watch the Scotland women’s team play in Durham took place in May this year – 3 members of the club set off with 8 pupils from Castle Douglas High School and had a fantastic trip supporting our country.
Last women's indoor tournament of the winter season in Edinburgh - Sunday 19th April 2015
Two teams (The Galloway Swans and The Galloway Kites) entered into Cricket Scotland's last indoor competition before the outdoor season gets under way. Teams were made up of Galloway Ladies and Castle Douglas High School girls.
Jewson Building Better Communities
Galloway Cricket Club was awarded £5,000 from Jewson as part of their Building Better Communities initiative. Thank you to everyone who supported us and voted!
Galloway Indoor tournament - Dalbeattie - Saturday 28th March 2015
As part of the CricketForce weekend the club ran an indoor tournament in Dalbeattie with more than 30 players taking part - ages ranging from 6 to 60+!
Well done to the "Wildcats" who won the tournament and to Harry Campbell who won player of the tournament.
CricketForce Weekend - 28th and 29th March 2015
Galloway Cricket Club was delighted to have been chosen as one of only three "focus clubs" for Cricket Scotland's CricketForce weekend!
TheJewson CricketForceScheme is a club-based initiative aimed at rejuvenating Scotland`s cricketing facilities by encouraging cricket supporters, local communities, and their friends and families to volunteer to undertake renovations at their local cricket club in the lead up to the season. The scheme follows in the footsteps of a similar programme run by the ECB that has been hugely successful in promoting the profile of club cricket.
Galloway Cricket Club held a hugely successful Maintenance/ Family FUN Day at the ground in Gatehouse on SUNDAY 29th MARCH 2015. So many volunteers came along to lend a hand and get stuck in as we carried out repairs and maintenance on our clubhouse in preparation for the coming season. We were extremely lucky to have had guests from Cricket Scotland join us for the day - Grant Bradburn (National Men's Coach), Ian Sandbrook (Head of Community Development), Sam Stibbs (Cricket Scotland's placement student) and Kari Carswell (National Women's Coach) all got stuck in with the rest of the troops! Throughout the day there was also music, provided by the Indoor Kites (an extremely talented young band from Kirkcudbright Academy), a barbecue, lots of cakes and tea, fun games and plenty of work was also completed amongst all the fun!
To read more about this fantastic initiative visitCricket Scotland
Women's indoor tournament in Dollar - Sunday 22nd March 2015
A team of Galloway Ladies and a team of girls from Castle Douglas High School took part in Cricket Scotland's indoor competition. Lots of great cricket and some incredibly tight games! CDHS girls won their first ever game at the competition!
Girls' Cricket Roadshow - February 2015
Kari Carswell from Cricket Scotland came down to Galloway to inspire the girls of Galloway to play cricket! More than 150 girls took part across 2 days!
The taster sessions provided opportunities for pupils from Dalbeattie High School, Castle Douglas Primary School, Kirkcudbright Academy and Gatehouse Primary School to give the sport a go and find out more about joining the club.
Women's Indoor Tournament - Sunday 15th February 2015
A team of 6 ladies from Galloway Cricket Club and a team of 6 girls from Castle Douglas High School travelled to Loretto School in Edinburgh for the second indoor cricket tournament of the winter season.
Galloway Indoor Tournament - Sunday 25th January 2015
Galloway Cricket Club held their first ever indoor cricket tournament at Dalbeattie High School. Around 30 players entered with a mix of men, women, boys and girls making up 4 teams who competed against each other in a round robin format of 6 over games.
The winning team were "Batsman and Robin" and 10 year-old Orla Montgomery was named player of the tournament.All winners were presented with a medal.
The season 2014 has been an extremely positive one for Galloway Cricket Club with the year being packed full of social/fundraising events, fun for youngsters and lots of friendly games with local teams. The club prides itself in offering a welcoming and encouraging environment to people of all ages and abilities. This has been proven as we have successfully recruited many new players in all sections of the club
Jazz Night– 21st November 2014
Our popular annual jazz night was held at Gatehouse Primary School and was extremely well-attended. A fantastic relaxed evening of jazz music from Howard Bradley (bass), Ali Paxton (trumpet), David Sanderson (tenor saxophone), John Fenner (guitar), Fergus Henderson (drums) and Terri Farley (vocals).
End of Season Awards Night & Ceilidh – 6th September 2014
This year player of the year awards were reintroduced in all categories of the club and a really great night was held in the Murray Arms Hotel in early September which took the form of a short awards presentation followed by a fantastic ceilidh with live music from Whigmaleerie. Player of the year for the first eleven was won by Ben Flack, the award went to Willie Martin for the second eleven player of the year, Tegan Line won ladies player of the year, Tom Mein won junior player of the year and James McCulloch was presented a special recognition award for his positive attitude, enthusiasm and commitment shown during his first few months of playing cricket.
Fundraising BBQs/Mixed Games
Throughout the summer the club took advantage of the fantastic weather and a number of fundraising evenings were held at the ground in Gatehouse where players were mixed up into teams of men, women, boys and girls and played fun matches followed by a BBQ.
Girls Kwik Cricket Festival – 24th August 2014
The club took a team of 8 primary school girls to take part in a girls only kwik cricket tournament organised by Cricket Scotland where 12 teams from all over Scotland gathered to play against each other and afterwards had the opportunity to watch 22 of Scotland’s best female cricketers play an exhibition match.
Kids Cricket Summer Camps 2014
The club has made progress with encouraging children to take part in the sport with several taster sessions being delivered at local primary schools prior to the summer holidays followed by two successful kids summer cricket camps as well as regular training sessions at Castle Douglas and Gatehouse. The junior section is looking very positive for the future of the club with many talented young players emerging with heaps of enthusiasm and commitment.
Pop-up Café at Threave – Easter weekend 2014
Another first for the club was a pop-up café which was run for four days over the Easter weekend at Threave Castle visitor’s centre. Lots of yummy home-baking and hot drinks as well as great service from members of the club were available all weekend. This also provided an opportunity for the club to promote themselves to an array of locals and tourists with photo displays and plenty of cricket chat!
Race Night– 29th March 2014
Fun for all the family – this was the first year the club has run this event and it was a huge success. This was one of the major fundraising events of the year and was enjoyed by all generations.
Girls cricket tasters at Castle Douglas High School - February 2014 Kari Carswell (Cricket Scotland Women’s Cricket Manager) and “wildcats” from the Scottish national squad, Lynne Dickson and Samantha Haggo visited girls at CDHS to deliver a taster session. This was such a great success that an after school club was set up at the school and has continued throughout the year with the girls attending their first indoor tournament in November in Glasgow.