U19s defeated by West Indies in warm up fixture

22 Jan

West Indies 342/5 (50 ovs) Hetmyer 136, Imlach 100*, Rao 6-0-37-1, beat Scotland 194/7 (50 ovs), Wilkinson 63*, Shah 55, Springer 5-0-19-3 by 148 runs [Scorecard]

Scotland’s U19s went down to a strong looking West Indian side in their first official warm-up match in Fatullah earlier today. 

It was a baptism of fire for the Scottish U19s on their first match on Bangladeshi soil, as the West Indies made their way to 232/1, with Tevin Imlach and Shimron Heymyer both stroking centuries as the bowlers were made to toil in the heat. 

The Scots took a number of scalps towards the end of the innings, with the West Indies setting 242/5. Ryan Brown, Mitchell Rao, Finlay McCreath and Neil Flack all picked up a wicket apiece.

Captain Neil Flack and Jack Waller were both dismissed early into Scotland’s reply by Obed McCoy. However, Ben Wilkinson and Owais Shah steadied things with a mature partnership worth 50. 

Both batsmen reached their respective half-centuries, with Shah departing for a 108 ball 55. Wilkinson, too, showed his potential with 63 before retiring.

McCreath made 32 before he was one of 3 wickets for Shamar Springer. The West Indies total was never in danger, but the Scots showed some grit to bat out their overs, finishing on 194/7, 148 runs short of the target.

The final official warm up will be against Fiji on Sunday morning before their first Group fixture against Namibia on 28 January.

 

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