Scotland A secure draw at Scarborough
Stumps Day 1: Scotland A 239ao (71.5 overs) Gardiner 84, Mommsen 64, Leask 54, Rhodes 11-3-36-4, Yorkshire 2XI 46/2.
Stumps Day 2: Yorkshire 2XI 422/9 dec, D Hodgson 118, Hussain, 91, Robinson 85, Sharif 20.3-2-78-4. Wardlaw 24-1-114-3. Scotland A 50/3 (2nd Innings), Mommsen 31*.
Stumps Day 3: Scotland 400/6 (86.4 overs), Leask 173*, Berrington 122.
Scotland A bounced back after a testing second day at Marine Road, Scarborough, for their three day fixture against Yorkshire 2XI.
Two hours worth of resistance by Alasdair Evans (24), aided by Richie Berrington, frustrated their hosts who had aspirations of a final day victory at the start of play.
After Evans’ stoic innings had come to an end, Berrington and Michael Leask took charge of the Scotland A innings, as both batsman compiled impressive centuries.
The double hundred partnership between the pair came from 232 deliveries and included 31 fours and 1 six which helped push the visitors well past Yorkshires first innings score.
Berrington eventually departed for 122 when he was caught by Robinson from the bowling of Rhodes. Leask then entered one day batting mode smashing the then tired Yorkshire attack to all parts of the ground.
The two captains did shake hands when it was very clear a result was not going to be possible, with Scotland A finishing their second innings on 400/6, with Leask unbeaten on 173.
At the conclusion of the match, coach Craig Wright commented, “The guys showed great character and skill with the bat today to fight their way back into the match. [Alasdair] Evans did a great job as night watchman, batting for two hours, and then the partnership between Berrington and Leask was outstanding. They showed superb discipline in defence but stayed positive and looked to score when they could.”