11 Results for month: 05/2016

Drysdale’s Column – Village Cup & More

Nothing stands still in life and cricket is no exception. The time was when Freuchie's redoubtable characters would have swaggered into a meeting with near-neighbours, Falkland, confident they would gain bragging rights and an easy victory. Yet it's a long time since Dave Christie and his buccaneering band surged to an unprecedented triumph in the National ... More

Player Spotlight: Andy McKay

As he gets ready to play in his first CSL Eastern Premiership Edinburgh derby on Saturday former New Zealand international Andy McKay has spoken about his first month in Scotland. The 36-year-old left arm seamer has taken six wickets to date in three league matches for Watsonians since arriving from his homeland. Their two wins from two completed ... More

Player Spotlight: Andrew Umeed

Some English commentators seemed surprised when Andrew Umeed struck a century on his first-class debut for Warwickshire against Durham in the County Championship. It was as if the Glasgow-born youngster had emerged from nowhere in the blink of an eye. Yet, as anybody who has followed Scotland at age-group level will be aware, the 20-year-old has ... More

Drysdale’s Column

Those of us who love Test cricket are surely entitled to feel anxious about the dwindling attendances at the majority of matches on the schedules these days. All through the winter, a variety of global TV commentators have employed different words - including "sparse", "disappointing" and "patchy" - to describe the number of spectators at games in South ... More

South Africa’s First Non-White Post Apartheid Player

Anybody under the age of 30 will probably struggle to understand the impact which Omar Henry had in international cricket. He was a talented player, with both bat and ball, who excelled in domestic cricket, both in his native South Africa and during a lengthy period in Scotland. A fierce competitor on the pitch, charmingly loquacious off it. Yet ... More

Tribute To Voice of Caribbean Cricket

Tony Cozier, who has died at the age of 75, was one of the rare breed of sporting commentators whose voice was instantly recognisable throughout the whole world. In his beloved Caribbean, he wasn't merely somebody who described Player A bowling to Player B, but was the beating heart, the pulse and conscience of cricket in a region where it is ... More

Tired of the IPL? Me too….

For the past month, the cricketing world has solely revolved around the apex domestic Twenty20 tournament in the world, the IPL. While fans all across the world are glued to their TV screens eagerly watching their favourite teams and players in action, this competition has become dull and listless in my eyes. To put how bored I am of the IPL, I am ... More

Don’t Write-Off New Look Sri Lankans

Sri Lanka have grown accustomed to transcending adversity on their rise into the elite of international cricket. Despite being former World Cup winners, and a team which has produced a string of world-class performers and record-breakers, they remain one of the global contenders who have to keep battling against the efforts of their rivals to keep ... More

Leicester Attitude at Ferguslie

These last few days have been very eventful for Ferguslie’s Michael English. The rising batting star faced England all-rounder Ben Stokes in the nets at Durham last week, as part of the Scotland A team which locked horns with the English county. Then he launched his club season in the Western Premier Division by hitting a superb unbeaten century to ... More

Coach Boyd Enjoying Falkland

When he was coaching cricket in Chile a few years back Stephen Boyd may not have imagined he would be doing the same in Fife come 2016, but he is enjoying life at Falkland. The 33-year-old from Northumberland has been in Scotland a few months now and has been keeping busy in his roles as Live Active Leisure’s development officer in Perth and Kinross ... More