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Scotland and Namibia Share Honours in Ayr

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June 10, 2017 5 months
Scotland and Namibia Share Honours in Ayr
George Munsey (centre) takes the congratulations of fellow bat Richie Berrington as both team leave the field at the end of play - Munsey and Calum MacLeod had earlier made a second wicket stand of 186 to secure the draw in the rain affected tie - picture by Donald MacLeod

Scotland’s George Munsey stroked his maiden First Class hundred during the final day’s play against Namibia in Ayr in the Intercontinental Cup.

The fixture, like much of Scotland’s campaign, was blighted by rain as only two out of the four days were possible, but a fine effort from the ground-staff allowed play to get underway at 2pm.

Namibia declared overnight on 403/7 with Munsey and Kyle Coetzer opening for Scotland. Coetzer fell to a smart return catch from Sarel Burger for 27.

Calum MacLeod and Munsey then put on a fine partnership, worth 186, as the dynamic pair found themselves at the crease for 47.3 overs.

Munsey reached his half-century with one of his trademark reverse-sweeps just after MacLeod had also reached the same milestone.

MacLeod departed for a well composed 79 when he was stumped, but Munsey would continue on to reach three figures from 180 deliveries hitting 15 fours on the way.

After Munsey’s century, the captains agreed to shake hands to conclude the match.

A special thanks to Ayr and their ground-staff for all the hard work put in after the wet conditions.

The two teams now go to Edinburgh for two World Cricket League matches starting on Sunday 11th June.

Cricket Scotland – Scotland V Namibia, in this week’s 4 day Intercontinental Cup (this is Day 4 – days 1 and 3 lost to rain) – Scotland’s George Munsey signals his century, finishing the match on 100 not out – Munsey and Calum MacLeod had earlier made a second wicket stand of 186 to secure the draw in the rain affected tie – picture by Donald MacLeod – 07.06.2017 – 07702 319 738 – clanmacleod@btinternet.com – www.donald-macleod.com

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