10 Results for author: Jake Perry

Scotland Desert T20 Starts with Victory Over Hong Kong

Scotland got their Desert T20 campaign underway in style as they completed a comfortable victory over Hong Kong at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Richie Berrington and Calum MacLeod shared a record 127 run partnership as Scotland’s total of 189-3 proved to be too much for their opponents to overhaul. Scotland 189-3 (RD Berrington 60*, CS ... More

Scotland Claim Braidwood Cup With Victory Over Hong Kong

Scotland 266-7 (CS MacLeod 102, Tanveer Ahmed 2-50) beat Hong Kong 213 (Babar Hayat 56, CB Sole 4-28) by 53 runs Jake Perry reports from Edinburgh, photo courtesy Cricket Scotland... After bad light brought an end to their first encounter only twelve balls away from a result, Scotland ended their international season with a 53-run victory over Hong ... 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

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

Cricketing Heroes – Not Just for One-Day

“John Lennon? Dreadful man.” They say it’s never wise to meet your heroes. Put anyone up on a pedestal and you are only setting yourself up to be disappointed when confronted with a more prosaic, human reality. And the higher the plinth, they might warn, the further the potential fall. I am still scarred from hearing my university lecturer ... More

Player Spotlight: Mo Awais

July has turned out to be a hugely significant month for Clydesdale Cricket Club. Having chased early pace-setters Ferguslie for much of the campaign the reigning WDCU champions first regained then consolidated their position at the top of the Western Premier Division thanks to a hard-fought home victory over their nearest rivals. Add to that a Scottish ... More

Durham Ready for 2016

Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street, home of Durham County Cricket Club. Seamer’s paradise, batsman’s graveyard and the butt of a million-and-one ‘cold-oop-north’ jokes from soft southern journalists. On no other English ground are you more likely to see both teams bat in a single day. And perhaps go home a different colour than you were when ... More

Interview: Scotland’s Mark Watt

MARK WATT LOOKS TO BUILD ON AN IMPRESSIVE YEAR It has been quite a start to the international career of Mark Watt. Since making his debut in the T20I series against Ireland last June the slow left-armer has become a regular in the Scotland side, picking up fifteen wickets and a first five-for along the way to Scotland’s World T20 qualification and that ... More

Time to End the Majid Haq Impasse?

Another Scotland campaign, another disappointment. That much-needed first win on the global stage was finally achieved but only after elimination from the World T20 had already been confirmed after two losses which, in different circumstances, might never have happened. Scotland will never have a better chance of reaching the latter stages of the WT20, ... More