Cricket Scotland can today confirm a revised men and women’s Regional Series will take place this September across Scotland.
The Regional Series is Scotland’s premier domestic competition for the most talented cricketers in the country across the men’s and women’s game. It features three teams in the men’s competition; Eastern Knights, Caledonian Highlanders and Western Warriors, and two teams in the women’s; Eagles (representing the east of Scotland) and Stormers (representing the rest of Scotland).
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fixtures will take place behind-closed-doors.
Sunday 13th September: Highlanders vs. Knights (Forfarshire, two T20 matches)
Sunday 13th September: Eagles vs. Stormers (Strathmore, two T20 matches)
Sunday 20th September: Warriors vs. Highlanders (Titwood, two T20 matches)
Sunday 20th September: Stormers vs. Eagles (Venue TBC, two T20 matches)
Saturday 26th September: Knights vs. Warriors (Carlton, two T20 matches)
Sunday 27th September: Men’s final (Titwood)
Timings are to be confirmed.
Gus Mackay, chief executive of Cricket Scotland, said: “I am excited we are able to confirm a revised Regional Series for the month of September. We have worked hard with the Regional teams and selected venues across Scotland to get these matches confirmed for both the men’s and women’s series.
“It has understandably been a frustrating year and we hope this competitive action will end our season on a high. We are working toward a busy 12 months at Cricket Scotland and these games will help our best players across the men’s and women’s game keep developing and improving as we look toward 2021.”
Shane Burger, men’s national coach, said: “I would like to thank the Regional teams and venues for helping us get some competitive cricket in the diary for the back end of the season.
“The Regional series acts as a great way to showcase the cricketing talent in Scotland and I look forward to seeing how our players go. The series will be used a selection tool for a men’s winter squad, so I urge those players taking part to grab this opportunity with both hands.”
Women’s head coach Steven Knox will also use the Regional Series to influence a winter training squad for the women’s national team.