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Performance Pathway: Week 14

Gary Heatly reviews the past week's performance pathway action in Scotland.

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July 30, 2019 4 months
Performance Pathway: Week 14

Scotland U17 girls played some great cricket to defeat Leicestershire in a T20 clash on Monday.

Galloway player Jessica McCulloch was the top batter for the Scots as, batting first, they recovered from losing an early wicket to post a healthy looking 136-9 from their 20 overs at Cropston Cricket Club.

McCulloch scored 26 and then with the ball the Scots made an early breakthrough by taking three wickets through Stewart’s Melville/Edinburgh South bowler Katherine Fraser.

In the end Fraser took 3-3 from her allotted overs and it left the home side 10-3.

Three sharp run outs then meant the score was 21-6 and Leicestershire were always up against things after that.

They finished on 54 not out as Scotland won by 82 runs.

There was a great day of action at Falkland on Sunday as the Caledonian Highlanders under-16 boys won the Regional T20 event.

Credit to the groundstaff and volunteers at the ground for getting it playable for three 15-overs-a-side games and in the first of those the Highlanders posted 123 and the Western Warriors came up 16 runs short of their victory target.

In game two the Warriors bounced back with a seven wicket victory over the Eastern Knights.

And in game three the Highlanders batsmen saw them home to success by chasing their victory target of 118 to see off the Knights by seven wickets.

Last Thursday the Scotland under-17 boys battled hard to defeat their Cumbrian counterparts on the road at Netherfield Cricket Club.

Opener Stuart Lister of Stoneywood-Dyce laid the platform with 45 before Zac Rahman took up the challenge with a superb 89.

In his 103 ball innings he hit 12 fours and a six, but he ran out of support as Scotland made 188 all out.

Cumbria had a revised target of 166 to get in 44 overs and this one was going to be close.

Their captain Will Atkinson made 37 and was supported by Leo Sanczuk with 33, but the Scots bowled very well.

Aberdeenshire’s Aayush Dasmahapatra was the star of the show with 5-28 from his 10 overs while Faizan Rauf, Sean Fischer-Keogh, Lyle Robertson, Rahman and Harry Simpson all chipped in too as Cumbria were all out for 152 after a cracking clash.

This week’s pathways cricket:

Tuesday, July 30: Durham under-15 boys v Scotland under-15 (Eppleton CC)

Tuesday, July 30: Eastern Knights under-16 boys v Caledonian Highlanders under-16 (Myreside)

Tuesday, July 30: Leicestershire under-17s girls v Scotland under-17 (Cropston CC)

Wednesday, July 31: Cumbria under-15 boys v Scotland under-15 (Carlisle CC)

Thursday, August 1: Scotland under-17 boys v Lincolnshire under-17 (Uddingston)

Sunday, August 4: Western Warriors under-16 boys v Eastern Knights under-16 (Uddingston)

Sunday, August 4: Regional T20 day for under-16 girls (Ferguslie)

Sunday, August 4: Women’s Performance Academy v Northumberland (Gala)

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