Scotland A see off Leicestershire 2XI

01 Jun

Calvin BurnettScotland A 170 all out, Mommsen 33, Leask 30, beat Leicester 2XI 99 all out, by 71 runs, Calvin Burnett 5-29, MacLeod 3/9.

Scotland A completed a convincing win over Leicestershire’s second string yesterday in a 50 over fixture at Ratcliffe College.

After losing two days play due to rain, it was decided the two teams would contest a limited overs match on Friday.  The start time was delayed due to wet run ups, but eventually got underway after being reduced down to a 40 over match.

Scotland A captain Preston Mommsen lost the toss and was invited to bat first on a rather green looking wicket.

The innings didn’t start well for the visitors as Ross McLean was shortly followed by Ewan Chalmers back to the pavilion, leaving the visitors on 21/2.

Preston Mommsen was made to work hard for his 33 runs as the ball moved about off the pitch, while Michael Leask helped push the score up to a respectable 170 with some late hitting -  including two big sixes.

Ollie Robson was the pick of the home bowlers taking 3/28, while former England bowler Matthew Hoggard was economical returning with figures of 1/15 from 8 overs.

In reply the Scots didn’t allow their opponents the chance to get into the game. Seamer Calvin Burnett ripped through the top order to leave the Foxes on 35/3 after 10 overs.

The bowling conditions also seemed to aid Calum MacLeod who picked up two quick wickets to reduce Leicester to 50/5 after 20 overs.

The wickets kept coming for the pair and it was soon all over as Burnett claimed a five wicket haul, and MacLeod picked up another to bowl the hosts out for 99 – 71 runs being the final margin of victory.

After the match coach Pete Steindl said, “There were lots of small wins throughout the day that led to the positive result.

We were gritty with the bat in challenging conditions and then kept things simple with the ball- overall a very solid effort.”

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