Rain holds up Scotland as Berrington Strokes Century

Scotland's Richie Berrington scored his highest score in ODI cricket as the teams were left frustrated by rain in the World Cricket League match in Edinburgh

Lizzie Sleet @CricketScotland
June 11, 2017 7 years

Namibian captain Sarel Burger won the toss and elected to field first at the Grange for the first World Cricket League match following a draw in the IntercontinentalCup match.

Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer got going under clear skies, but the good weather wasn’t going to last.

The openers took the score to 41 until Cross pulled a shot ball by Christi Viljoen to Smit on the boundary for 21. Coetzer then went in exactly the same fashion two deliveries later to leave Scotland on 42/2.

It wouldn’t be a game of cricket involving Scotland if there wasn’t a rain delay, and today was to be no different as the rain forced play to be halted for 160 minutes as the covers came on.

After play resumed, MacLeod was dismissed as he clipped the ball to mid-wicket after making 22.

Craig Wallace then joined Berrington in the middle and some impressive running between the wickets along with the odd boundary took their partnership to 71 before Wallace was caught for 29.

Former captain Preston Mommsen headed out to play a fine support-role with Berrington, who was now getting into the groove with some powerful shots, particularly over mid-wicket.

Berrington raced through the nineties and reached a swashbuckling hundred from just 87 deliveries, which included 5 fours and 4 sixes. It was to be his best score in a One Day International before he was bowled for 110. The partnership between the two was worth 101 runs in a mere 9.4 overs propelling Scotland to a good total.

Mommsen was unlucky not to reach his half-century as he was left on 49 when the innings came to a close as Scotland finished on 268/5.

Only 5.1 overs were possible in the Namibian innings, going to 26/0, before the rains returned and play was abandoned for the day, meaning the teams will return to start where the game left-off today.

Play will commence at 10:45am with free entry.

Scotland v Namibia – WCL Match 1

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