Scotswatch - July

11 Jul

MacLeod in action for Durham (Durham CCC)With the county season in full-swing, a number of Scotland’s cricketers have been plying their trade down south.

Calum MacLeod returns to Durham Jets for the visit of the Yorkshire Vikings following his blistering 145 against the Netherlands last week in Glasgow.

Durham’s leading T20 run scorer returns to Paul Collingwood’s side with the hope of helping the Riverside men to leapfrog tonight’s opponents in the Natwest T20 table.

Leicestershire’s Rob Taylor has been on fine four day form recently, and was unfortunate not to complete his maiden LV= County Championship century, falling two runs short against Kent.

However, Taylor had plenty to smile about after he penned a new two year deal at Grace Road, which will keep him with the Foxes until the end of the 2016 season.  

Rob Taylor and Safyaan Sharif in Scotland coloursSpeaking to Cricket Scotland Taylor said, “I’m happy to have signed a new 2 year deal at Leicestershire and I’m looking forward to doing everything I can on the field to help make it a successful club in the next two years.”

Elsewhere, Matt Machan struck 130 in 126 balls for Sussex Second Eleven in a thrilling 50-over Trophy match with Unicorns A in Oxfordshire.

Chasing 262, his 10 fours and 2 sixes kept Sussex in the hunt until he departed in the 48th over, his efforts would ultimately prove to be in vain, as the Sharks fell short by just two runs.

Northants captain Kyle Coetzer will lead his team out against Derbyshire in must win game, in a bid to make a late charge for the quarter-finals, if they are to re-claim their T20 crown. 

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