Scotswatch | Coetzer receives his county cap
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer was awarded for his service by his county, Northamptonshire, yesterday.
The Aberdeenshire-born batsman was presented with his county cap at the County Ground during the first day of their LV=County Championship match against Glamorgan yesterday.
Northamptonshire Head Coach David Ripley believes his cap was well deserved.
He said: “When you’re thinking about capping people you look at what they’ve done for you in terms of runs and wickets and also where they are in your group going forward.
Kyle’s had two full seasons with us and been very consistent in terms of his runs and what he brings to the team with his personality."
Coetzer posted on Twitter after receiving the accolade, "Thanks for all the kind messages today. It was an absolute honour to receive my county cap and I can't wait to give it its 1st run out."
It’s been an eventful few weeks for the talismanic batsman helping Northants on their way to becoming Friends Life t20 Champions, and then welcoming newly born daughter Louisa into the world.
Matt Machan has been in the runs for Sussex recently, the aggressive top-order batsman recorded a half century against Nottinghamshire at Hove on 15th August.
He then followed that performance up with a blistering 79 runs from only 59 balls as the Sharks recorded a 7 wicket win in their Yorkshire Bank 40 match against Worcestershire at New Road.
Freddie Coleman and David Murphy were both named in the Scotland squad to take on the might of Australia at the Grange next week, and the pair came head-to-head on Monday night as Coleman’s Warwickshire met Northants.
Colman contributed 34 for the Bears, but it was Murphy’s team who came out triumphant as the Steelbacks completed a 125 run victory, with Murphy claiming a catch and a stumping.
Another two capped Scottish players met each other in the semi-final of the 2XI County Championship as Matthew Cross hit a quick-fire 27 for Nottinghamshire’s second string as they overcame Middlesex. Josh Davey made an unbeaten 36 but it proved in vain as the Trent Bridge men came out winners by 21 runs.
Seamer Ali Evans claimed the prized wickets of Michael Carberry and Dimitri Mascarenhas as Derbyshire took on Hampshire in their most recent Yorkshire Bank 40 encounter.
However, he couldn’t stop Hampshire running out as winners the tie and winners of Group B; a group which had also featured the Scottish Saltires during their final season of the competition.