All news and changes to the website will be tweeted via the clubs account WestquarterCC. The club has both a Facebook page and group which are used for communication and discussion on all things club related. The page is www.facebook.com/WestquarterCC/ and the closed group is Westquarter & Redding Cricket Club, please just get in touch for access. History The club was formed on Monday 13th April 1908 after a local meeting was held to discuss the formation of a cycling and cricket club. The newly formed club played its first few games on the ground at the famous Blairlodge School (now Polmont YOI). The club then moved to a ground described as "between the dykes' in the area of St Margaret’s between the present school and the Meadowbank Health Centre, (now the site of Polmont Library) . The club eventually secured tenancy of land at Blairlodge and club members worked together to dig out a square, and to lay the drainage network. In October 1995 the club struck a deal with Wimpy to sell Blairlodge and buy nearby Rough Haugh Farm, becoming the ground now known as Bailliefields. As with Blairlodge, the construction of Bailliefields was a club effort, with much of the work being carried out by the players. From 1995-98 while the groundwork was being carried out at Bailliefields the club played its games at Little Kerse (BP Grangemouth) with the first completed game at Bailliefields taking place on 6th June 1999. 2010 was a good year with the club reaching the finals day of the ActivCity T20, winning their semi-final but losing in the final And going one better by winning the ESCA Presidents Trophy In 2017 the senior side finished 2 nd in East Division 3 which secured promotion to Division 2 for the 2018 season.
In August 2015 the nursery at the cricket club opened as Glenbervie Kindergarden signed a lease to rent the property from the club. This was the culmination of five years’ hard work with club members project managing, dealing with the council, planning, building control, builders, Scottish Power, Glenbervie and providing man power to keep costs down by stripping out the old house and demolishing the extension. This effort was recognised by Cricket Scotland when Stephen Sutton, Helen Sutton and George McLauchlan were awarded the ‘Biggest Change Makers in Scottish Cricket’ at the 2015 awards. The awards didn’t stop there with the club picking up ‘Scotland’s Most Welcoming Cricket Club’ in 2016 Cricket Scotland/Last Man Stands awards. The launch of the Westies Junior 1 under 12s last year coincides with new nets (part funded by lottery funding) and the club securing further funding to buy new junior kit. You May Be Asking, How Can I Help? Getting Involved The Club has 3 project groups looking to promote and advance the club • Growing Cricket • Community Engagement • Facility Development Each of these groups will be undertaken both short and long term tasks so if you have a spare hour or two then please get in touch, you don’t have to commit for the year! If you are interested in supporting the club through any of these methods or indeed any other way you can think of, please contact us via the website or have a chat with any of the Directors Helen Sutton, Umar Aslam, George McLauchlan, Paddy O’Growney or Steve Sutton at any training session. We are always open to new ideas! Facebook and Twitter will be used to advertise any events that we are organising and any help we require.