Scotland v NWD October 26th
It was back to T20 format for the Scotland XI and North West Dragons yesterday in an exciting encounter; which resulted in the visitor’s falling short by the smallest of margins.
With Richard Berrington and Preston Mommsen both out injured,Northants wicket-keeper, David Murphy, captained the Scottish XI.
After their convincing win over the Dragons on Wednesday, the Scots were set a target of 143 after the South Africans batted first.
After a positive start by the Dragons, Gordon Goudie and Safyaan Sharif pegged the batsmen back with two wickets apiece. Sussex youngster, Matt Machan, bagged three wickets as the Scotland XI finished strongly ensuring the score didn’t get away from them.
The reply saw Scotland in a bit of trouble at 50 for five, before Majid Haq (45 runs from 46 balls) got the Scots back on track with Murphy contributing a quick-fire 20.
With one over remaining Scotland required 21 runs and they almost achieved it - Gordon Goudie (15 form 8 balls) and Richard Coughtrie (12 runs from 4 balls) resulted in the Saltires requiring a boundary from the final delivery to win the match. They could only muster two runs with the Dragons producing a run-out as the batsmen looked to complete a third, which would have tied the match.
The Scots will be back in action with another T20 fixture tomorrow.