MCC to host Scotland at Lord's

28 Mar

It has been announced that Scotland will travel down to Lord’s for their first domestic fixture of the 2014 season against the Marylebone Cricket Club.

The 50 over match will take place on the 22nd April and will be a capped fixture.

The fixture is steeped in history with the first match between the two teams taking place at Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 17th July 1865 (2-day match).

The Scots last graced the hallowed turf at the Home of Cricket in April 2011, in a match where Ewan Chalmers compiled a composed century.

That day the MCC side contained two former Scotland captains, Ryan Watson and Gavin Hamilton, although they couldn’t prevent Scotland from claiming a four wicket win.

With entries now closed for the Scotland Head Coach position, it could potentially be the first opportunity for the new coach to have a good look at some of his players, before they return north for the One Day International against England in Aberdeen on May 9th.

Performance Director Andy Tennant said, “Lord’s is a special place for any cricketer; and to get to play there at any time is a great privilege. It is also a great opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the team to play against England. I am sure our guys will be raring to go, in what is always a competitive fixture.”

The two teams will be announced in due course. 

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