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Performance Pathway: Week 13

Gary Heatly reviews the action from week 13 of the Performance Pathway programme.

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July 23, 2019 4 weeks
Performance Pathway: Week 13

Scotland U15 boys team defeated Lincolnshire on Tuesday thanks to an inspired bowling spell from Bahadar Esakhiel who took six wickets.

As the busy spell of pathways cricket continues the U15s under the leadership of head coach Alan Patterson, lost on Monday, but bounced back 24 hours later.

Clydesdale’s Esakhiel was the pick of the bowlers as Lincolnshire were bowled out for 95 and then Scotland battled hard to get home by three wickets.

Next week the team will take on Durham.

Also on Tuesday the Scotland Women’s Performance Academy were in action in Ireland and defeated their Performance Academy counterparts by one wicket after a thrilling contest.

The hosts scored 251 all out batting first and, thanks in part to a magnificent 127 from Sarah Bryce, Scotland chased their total with nine wickets down.

To kick of a busy weekend the Western Warriors U14 boys were in action on Friday against the Scotland Women’s Performance Academy.

Batting first at Clackmannanshire, the Women’s Performance Academy were put under pressure by the youngsters, but managed to get themselves up and over three figures in their 20 overs.

In the end the total was 107-9 and then their bowlers did a good job to restrict the Warriors to 101-4 to give the Performance Academy a win by six runs.

On Sunday the three U16 girls regional teams – the Eastern Knights, the Western Warriors and the Caledonian Highlanders – were at Livingston for a T20 day.

In the first match, captain Anne Sturgess from Clydesdale hit a brilliant 62 not out as the Warriors made 113-6 from their 20 overs.

However, three batters made it over 20 for the Knights and they were helped by 31 extras as they went on to win by five wickets.

In the second match the Warriors were once again asked to bat first and made 104-5 from their 20 overs against the Highlanders this time.

Some tight bowling and good fielding by the Warriors then restricted their opponents to 80-7 to hand them a 24 run win.

Sadly game three between the Knights and the Highlanders was abandoned due to the poor weather.

This week’s pathways cricket:

Wednesday, July 24: Men’s Regional Development Series, Caledonian Highlanders v Eastern Knights (Mannofield).

Wednesday, July 24: Shropshire U17 girls v Scotland U17 girls (Owestry).

Wednesday, July 24: Scotland U19 men head to the European World Cup qualifiers in the Netherlands.

Thursday, July 25: Cumbria U17 boys v Scotland U17 boys (Netherfield CC).

Thursday, July 25: Ireland Women’s Performance Academy v Scotland Women’s Performance Academy.

Friday, July 26: Netherlands Boy’s under-19s v Scotland Boy’s under-19s.

Friday, July 26: Ireland Women’s Performance Academy v Scotland Women’s Performance Academy.

Saturday, July 27: Jersey U19 men v Scotland U19 men

Sunday, July 28: U16 boys Regional Series T20 day (Falkland).

Sunday, July 28: Men’s Regional Development Series, Western Warriors v Eastern Knights (Uddingston).

Monday, July 29: France U19 men v Scotland U19 men

Monday, July 29: Leicestershire U17 girls v Scotland U17 girls (Leicester).

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