After several days focused in the nets and the gym, Scotland Women’s U19’s got the opportunity today to get some vital game time in an unofficial warm up match versus the USA.
The game, played at Steyn City School, gave the opportunity for 14 of the squad to be involved and it was Scotland that were put into bat after USA won the toss.
All 11 of the team had a knock with Lister (31) and Sheikh (20) contributing half of Scotland’s total of 100/9 in the 20 overs.
All eight of the bowlers got the opportunity to bowl with Bell taking two wickets for 14 runs in her four overs. USA reached their 101 target with four balls remaining.
Commenting on the game, Head Coach Peter Ross said “We are delighted to get a game in today and due to the recent inclement weather, it was important to get all 40 overs in.
“I think we looked a bit rusty, but that is to be expected having not played together as a team since August when we qualified.
“Without reading too much into the performance, we got what we wanted out of the game as all our batters got a bat and all our bowlers got a bowl.
“We were a bit of the mark in a few areas, but that is good as it gives us some very clear areas for improvement. The conditions were tricky with a soaked outfield due the recent rain and a pitch hard to score runs on.
“All in all I am pleased with what we got out of today and looking forward to playing our first official warm-up with the USA in a few days.”
Scotland’s first official warm-up versus USA will be played on Monday 9th at 8am (GMT).