A Scotland Women’s A side will take on a North of England Representative side in Preston on Sunday in two T20 matches, marking the first competitive cricket for many of the Wildcats in over a year.
Though some of Scotland’s leading players including the Bryce sisters, Abtaha Maqsood and Abbi Aitken-Drummond, are not available for the fixture, the match still provides a valuable opportunity for new Head Coach Mark Coles to see his squad perform in match conditions, with a number of young faces included in the team.
Coles, who took up his post less than a month ago, is looking forward to seeing his players take to the field.
“It’s important to get competitive matches under our belts and so this is a great opportunity for the team to get out there and just play cricket.
“This is a great opportunity for me to see some of the younger players who are coming through into the squad. I really want them to go out express themselves and play with a smile.”
While the timing of fixtures remains unclear due to the pandemic, Scotland have an important 12 months ahead with both ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and Commonwealth Games qualification up for grabs.
Scotland A: Priyanaz Chatterji, Becky Glen, Samantha Haggo, Abbie Hogg, Lorna Jack, Megan McColl, Katie McGill, Katherine Mills, Orla Montgomery, Niamh Robertson-Jack, Charis Scott, Emma Walsingham, Ellen Watson