A Good Start for the U19s in South Africa

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January 11, 2023 1 year
A Good Start for the U19s in South Africa

In a sun drenched St Stithians School in the outskirts of Johannesburg, Scotland Women’s U19’s delivered an impressive performance versus the USA in their first official warm-up match of the ICC Womens U19 T20 World Cup

USA won the toss and put Scotland into bat which seemed to have suited the Scots as Lister started strongly with a six off the first ball. Scotland reached 79/0 after the first 10 with Lister on on 38 off 35 balls and Carter 36 off 25. Lister retired on 42 and after Carter was dismissed on 41, Fraser contributed 19 and Walsingham 14 taking Scotland to 135/5.

Scotland were equally aggressive in the field and restricted USA to only 14/3 in the first 6 overs. The USA’s Vaghela put up a fight with 40 from 42 balls, however the Scots never looked in trouble and won comfortably by 45 runs. The bowling display was magnificent as Fraser took 3/7 in three overs, Maceira 3/15 in three overs and Montgomery 3/25 in her three overs.

Head Coach Peter Ross was unsurprisingly very pleased with the performance commenting ” It was a really positive day out for the squad. We had a good chat after our first outing a few days ago and were clear on the areas to improve on and we delivered on all of those areas.

“It was a very strong start from Ailsa and Darcy and we played in the the style we are comfortable with scoring a decent 135.

“It was an improved and disciplined bowling display and all of our bowlers stood up and executed our plans impressively, with three bowlers taking three wickets.

“On the whole we are in a good spot and have one more warm up with Sri Lanka before it’s the the real deal when we take on UAE on Saturday.

“I am confident that if we continue in the same vain, play the same style of cricket and deliver our skills in the same way, we will be in a good place for that match.”

Scotland’s 2nd warm up match is versus Sri Lanka on Wednesday 11th at 11.45am.

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