Scotland v England Sold Out
With just one month to go before the Royal London One-Day International between Scotland v England on 9 May, cricket fans have snapped up tickets for this eagerly anticipated clash, making the match a complete sell-out.
Taking place at 10.30am at Mannofield, home of Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, this is the first time the two international sides will have met on the field since 2010.
The Scotland cricket squad, who recently qualified for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, are training hard for the match. The next time the two will meet will be in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the group stages of the ICC World Cup next February.
Scotland Captain Kyle Coetzer said: “World Cup qualification has been a huge boost to the team and we intend to go into this match fighting to win. We’ve had a huge amount of support from the Scottish public all through the World Cup qualifiers and we’re pleased that so many fans are turning out for this match. I’m sure it’ll be an amazing atmosphere. But make no bones about it – we’re playing to win and we won’t pull any punches.”
Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland, said: “I’m thrilled that next month’s match is a sell-out. We have a strong team who are going onto the field with a positive attitude and fighting spirit, and we have fantastic support from both the cricketing public and the corporate community across the country. We’re also delighted that Aberdeen, which has a strong cricketing base both in the city and surrounding areas, is playing host to this exciting match.”