Match Drawn between Scotland Dev and Durham Academy

17 May

Bruce reaches his century (Donald MacLeod) Scotland Dev 297 (79.5 overs) Bruce 132*, Watt 30, Carnegie 30, Whitlock 3/40, Durham Academy 75ao (47.3 overs) Simpson 24, Sole 2/4.

The two-day match between the Development squad and Durham Academy concluded - with the Scots claiming a 'winning draw' on Wednesday - after rain had put the brakes on the second innings. 

As the stop-start day continued due to the conditions, the emerging Scots did manage to bowl the Academy for just 75. 

Ithisham Malik (1/12), Christian Robertson (1/12) and Hamza Tahir (3/6) caused the damage, although Durham didn’t help their own cause with two run-outs.

Play was eventually called off as the rains returned. The two teams play two T20s at the same venue today. 


Day 1

Scotland Development squad took on a Durham Academy side at Bothwell Policies in a two-day encounter, which started on Tuesday. 

It was an opportunity for some of the squad to impress the Cricket Scotland coaching staff. The Scots batted first with Ben Wilkinson making 23 before he was stumped. 

Owais Shah (23) and Mark Watt (30) spent some time at the crease taking the score past 100.

Tom Bruce then produced an eye-catching performance with the bat for the Development squad as he dominated the afternoon’s proceedings, stroking his way to a composed century. 

Drizzle forced the sides off the field but an early tea was taken, but the teams were soon back out as Bruce made his way to three figures. 

Harris Carnegie (30) and Chris Sole (22) offered able support, as Bruce ended the innings unbeaten for 132 from143 deliveries, as Scotland Development posted 297.

Durham Academy found things tough as Adrian Neill and Chris Sole made things difficult with the new ball. Sole claimed two wickets as he conceded 4 runs from his 8 over spell.

A run out for Bruce and a wicket for Hamza Tahir ensured the home side would finish strongly, as play closed with the Academy 23/4. 

Day 2 will start at 11am tomorrow morning.

Photos by Donald MacLeod

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