Scotwatch - Scots prepare for RL Cup Final
Scotland’s cricketers have been preparing for their pre-World Cup tour of Australia and New Zealand following the centrally contracted players competing in a series against Ireland last week.
Meanwhile down south, other members of the team have been fulfilling their county commitments with their respective clubs as the domestic season comes to a conclusion.
It’s a huge week for Calum MacLeod and Freddie Coleman with their teams meeting in English cricket’s showpiece domestic final, the Royal London One-Day Cup, at the home of cricket on Saturday (20 September).
MacLeod, who struck an unbeaten 116 against Ireland last week, resumed action with Durham this week, scoring 38 in the first innings against Kyle Coetzer’s Northants.
Coleman will be part of the Warwickshire squad, coached by former Scotland international Dougie Brown, holding aspirations of adding additional silverware to the Natwest T20 Cup, which the club secured earlier in the season.
Rob Taylor also had a successful week for Leicestershire, taking figures of 5/67 against Essex at Grace Road, it didn’t help the Foxes though as their tough season continued.
Well done to Matthew Cross who stroked a century off just 85 balls in his last match of the season down in Nottinghamshire this weekend. The Scotland batsman-keeper hit 16 boundaries, including 13 fours and 3 sixes.
It’s good to see Matt back playing after successful surgery on his broken thumb, and to see him recapturing the batting form which saw him hit 103 off 53 balls in a T20 match just before his injury in July.