Scotland A earn a draw

26 Apr

The friendly 3 day fixture between Warwickshire 2XI and Scotland A last night ended as a draw.

A well composed 50 from 17 year old Andrew Umeed helped to earn the Scots a draw against some tough opposition.

Warwickshire had given themselves a platform to win the match after declaring their second innings on 166-3, with Scotland prospect Freddie Coleman achieving half centuries in both innings against his fellow countrymen.

Minor niggles to Richie Berrington, Gordon Goudie and Dewald Nel meant that Scotland analyst, and former Northants wicketkeeper Toby Bailey was required to field for a short spell.

The visitors looked like they might be in some trouble when they lost a number of early wickets, but Aman Bailwal (40*) and Umeed (50) ensured they would come away with a draw.

At the end of the day coach Pete Steindl said, “It was an improved performance in both bowling and batting on the final day. We managed to stick to improved lines and lengths for longer periods of time. This was important due to the fact that we were three front line bowlers down.

It was important to fight hard when batting, and Andrew Umeed showed good levels of concentration and temperament during his innings and Aman Bailwal supported him well latterly.

It is important that we learn from this game and get into the next one from the start rather than having to play catch up.”

Scotland A will be in action again next week against Durham 2XI at the IOG Emirates with a 50 over match on Tuesday, 40 over match on Tuesday and two T20 fixtures on Thursday.

The squad will be announced on Monday. 

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