Scotland Look To Strike Back Against Tasmania

01 Oct

Scotland’s national cricketers will be looking to bounce back from Monday’s defeat by Tasmania with a second encounter on Thursday.

On Tuesday the squad were invited to take part in several local activities while engaging with the local community around Hobart, organised by Destination Southern Australia.

They were treated to a boat trip from Franklin Wharf before heading to Bonorong Wildlife Park where they showed their support for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.

The team received a chat by Tasmania's all-time favourite cricketing son, David Boon, over lunch.

The focus has now firmly turned back to the cricket ahead of another important match in Scotland’s World Cup preparations.  

Speaking from Tasmania Scotland Coach Grant Bradburn said, “The team were outplayed in game one against Tasmania, but have taken so much out of the week here in Hobart. With very good conditions to train and valuable opportunities to build team unity, we are simply looking to lift our performances in game two here tomorrow.

Tasmania are a very strong side and the experience of playing tough Australian cricketers in good conditions, which is exactly what is required for our players to keep building an understanding of how to perform at this level.

We have been shown where the standard is and the squad are working hard to continually improve and compete more consistently at this level. 

Kyle Coetzer and Rob Taylor have adjusted well after arriving two days ago and will both line up in game two. 

Spirits in the team are high and the players are embracing the hard work both physical and cricket training, to learn from experiences in Australian conditions. The team have enjoyed some down time and have been treated exceptionally well by the locals of Hobart who are looking forward to adopting Scotland as their team in February when we come back for the World Cup.”

The match starts at 12:30am UK time on Thursday.

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