13 Results for month: 08/2016

Clydesdale Docked Points

Clydesdale have sensationally been docked 25 points by the Western District Cricket Union after officials ruled they had called off a match when their ground was playable. The decision, which was confirmed on Thursday evening, means that, as things stand, Clydesdale, who were crowned Western Premier League champions last weekend, must win the title all ... More

Fraser Watts: Lack of Fixtures is Creating “a Tragedy”

Fraser Watts has called for Scotland to seek re-entry to the ECB’s limited overs competitions amid fears that the most talented side for a generation is being left to wither on the vine. With the lack of international fixtures beginning to bite, the former Scotland star believes it is time to look again at how the national side can best hone its ... More

Drysdale’s Column: Duck Season

It was a season for ducks of the feathered variety and one where umpires and umbrellas seemed to dominate much of the landscape around Scottish cricket grounds. Even before a ball had been bowled or a gloomy forecast had arrived from the Met Office, I warned that 2016 would be a difficult summer for the game. That was in the knowledge there were almost no ... More

Carlton Victorious After More Mannofield Issues

Carlton's cricketers were celebrating after being crowned Eastern Premier League champions on Saturday. Their match against Aberdeenshire at Mannofield fell victim to the weather, but the Edinburgh side have done enough in the rest of their campaign to be worthy title winners. Carlton made the journey up to the Granite City, but as happened with Grange a ... More

Drysdale’s Column: Call to Arms

Anybody who has watched the Olympics in all their coruscating glory during the last fortnight can’t help but be impressed at the fashion in which positivity has thrived in Rio. Whether cheering on champions or supporting underdogs, and irrespective of the sport, from athletics and swimming to diving, trampolining, dressage, table tennis and rugby ... More

Record Partnership Sees Scotland Home

Scotland 229-3 (C MacLeod 103, M Naveed 2 for 42) beat United Arab Emirates 228 (S Anwar 63, S Sharif 3 for 25) by seven wickets. Scotland moved into second place in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship with a second win in three days over United Arab Emirates at The Grange in Edinburgh. UAE were left to rue an under par performance with the bat ... More

Coetzer and Mommsen Shine as Scotland Ease Past UAE

Scotland 327-5 (KJ Coetzer 127, PL Mommsen 111*, M Shahzad 3 for 51) beat United Arab Emirates 229 (R Mustafa 43, AC Evans 4 for 41) by 98 runs. After Netherlands crushed Nepal by seven wickets on Saturday to consolidate their place at the top of the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship, Scotland took the opportunity to move up to third in the table ... More

Rae of Sunshine as Ollie Has a Great Summer

It has been quite a few weeks for female cricketer Ollie Rae. Firstly she received her 50th Scotland cap and then the 28-year-old hit a superb 171 not out for Carlton Women against Galloway in the Scottish Cup at Grange Loan. Rae got into the sport when she was growing up in Durham and wanted to follow in her brother’s footsteps. She was just five ... More

Drysdale’s Column: I-Cup Cricket

The sight of the ground staff in Ayr watching forlornly from the sidelines as rain obliterated this week’s I-Cup contest between Scotland and UAE was as predictable as it was depressing. In recent years, it seems that virtually no major cricket fixture has escaped the worst effects of the weather. Just think back to the visit of the Australians in 2005 ... More

Interview: Roy Harper

Roy Harper is one of the great individualists in the music world, as you might expect from somebody whose influences include Woody Guthrie, Miles Davis and Sibelius. This man can't easily be pigeonholed or categorised, because he was creating "world music" long before the term was even coined. At the age of 75, Harper is showing no signs of winding down, ... More