Scotland v Netherlands Fixtures Announced
Cricket Scotland has today confirmed its final set of international fixtures for the 2014 domestic season against the Netherlands at Titwood in Glasgow.
The 50 over fixtures will take place on June 30th, July 2nd and 4th at Clydesdale Cricket Club, in what promises to be three enthralling One Day matches.
The two teams last met each other in the 2013 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers, with Scotland winning the first match by 15 runs, before the Netherlands got their revenge in the second ‘winner takes all’ fixture to progress to the World T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
The Dutch have shown to be ambassadors for the Associate Members during the group stages of the competition, running South Africa to the wire, and then defeating England in their final match of the tournament.
Scotland will be hoping to replicate the success of their Dutch counterparts in a 50 over fixture, against England, in a now sold-out fixture in Aberdeen on May 9th.
The announcement of these three fixtures will help forge even stronger links between the two countries after the North Sea Pro Series, a competition that will feature two Pro teams from each of the respective countries, which was announced earlier in the week.
Andy Tennant, Cricket Scotland Performance Director, said, “These games will provide a great test in the middle of our domestic summer and should be an exciting prospect for supporters to follow Scotland in what is a vitally important year for the squad.”
KNCB Chief Executive Richard Cox added, “Following the successes of the team’s performances in the recent ICC T20 World Cup it is obviously important for us to maintain that momentum by also continuing our progress in 50 over Cricket.
It's a great opportunity for us to play Scotland who have proved their pedigree in the recent 50 over World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand, and also for us to show that we are still an extremely competitive side at this format of the game, whilst we await the outcome of the new ICC World Cricket League structures"