Sarah Bryce warmed up for a big week with Scotland Women by batting superbly well for the Women’s Performance Academy on Sunday.
Bryce, the 19-year-old wicketkeeper/batter who played for Watsonians men in the CSL Eastern Premier Division on Saturday, heads off to the Netherlands on Wednesday where she will captain the full national team in a T20I quadrangular event.
And on Sunday she opened the batting and scored 73 in the first T20 between the Performance Academy and Northumberland Women at Gala.
Charis Scott, who is also off to the Netherlands in midweek, hit 47 as the hosts made 180-5.
The bowlers and fielders then did a good job to restrict Northumberland to 86-4.
In the second match the Performance Academy again batted first and made 131-4 with Lorna Jack and Ruth Willis both making 39.
Sadly the rain came before Northumberland could start their reply.
All in all, it has been a busy time in pathways cricket in Scotland.
Last Tuesday the boys under-15s were in Durham.
The hosts posted 241 all out from their 50 overs and despite a good start the young Scots finished on 202 all out.
In the boys under-16 50-over Cup the Caledonian Highlanders put in a great bowling performance to ease past the Eastern Knights at Myreside.
The visitors bowled the hosts out for 135 and then got home with six wickets to spare in reply.
On the same day the Scotland under-17 girls had themselves in a good position before rain beat them in Leicestershire.
The Scots had the home side 98-7, but then the heavens opened.
Last Thursday it was raining early in the day at Uddingston, but Scotland under-17 boys and their counterparts from Lincolnshire did manage to start at 11.30am in the ECB Royal London County Cup.
Batting first the Scots were bowled all out for 166, but their heads did not go down and the bowlers put in a brilliant showing.
They never let the Lincolnshire batsman settle and all seven bowlers used played their part as the visitors were all out for 91 to give the Scots a win by 75 runs.
This week’s pathways cricket:
Tuesday, August 6: Scotland boys under-15 v Ireland boys under-15 (Ayr).
Tuesday, August 6: Caledonian Highlanders boys under-16 v Western Warriors boys under-16 (Arbroath).
Wednesday, August 7: Scotland boys under-15 v Ireland boys under-15 (Ayr).
Wednesday, August 7: Men’s Regional Development T20 day (Stirling).
Thursday, August 8: Leicestershire boys under-17 v Scotland boys under-17 (away).
Thursday, August 8: Derbyshire girls under-17 v Scotland girls under-17 (away).
Friday, August 9: Scotland boys under-15 v Ireland boys under-15 (Ayr).
Friday, August 9: Derbyshire girls under-17 v Scotland girls under-17 (away).
Monday, August 12: Women’s Performance Academy v Durham Women’s Academy (Dumfries).