Scotswatch | Cross finishes on a high
A HARD WORKING SUMMER – 1,233 runs and 98 dismissals.
Young Scots cricketers continue working very hard down south to develop their skills.
Batsman/keeper Matthew Cross has been finishing the 2013 season strongly. Still only 20 years old, from April through September the top order batter scored 1,233 runs (with over 700 of these runs coming in boundaries) and he made 98 dismissals, with 81 catches and 17 stumpings.
This summer Cross has played for Scotland and the Saltires, and three of the Nottinghamshire CCC sides, as well as helping Loughborough MCCU to win the National T20 title for the second time in three years
After scoring 57 opening the batting in his first game for the Notts Outlaws against Leicestershire, in his recent second appearance, Matt made 47 opening for the Outlaws and Notts successfully chased down 297 in 50 overs to beat Bangladesh A at Trent Bridge. He played a key role in Notts reaching the final of the National 2X1 Trophy, beating Yorkshire away to reach the semi-final then winning away at Middlesex to reach the final of the 40 over competition.
In the last 3 day 2X1 championship match, Matt scored 50 not out and then took a record 7 catches in one innings against Derbyshire.
In his last 5 innings of the season Cross averaged 76 and hit three half centuries.