87 Results for author: Neil Drysdale

Falkland Village Cup Success

The small Fife village of Falkland is enjoying the national stage with progress to the last 16 of the Village Cup. Neil Drysale takes up the story of a tournament bestowed in the best values that the game has to offer. The Village Cup is one of the most cherished events in grassroots cricket. And Freuchie will forever be famous for winning the National ... More

Scottish Cricket Stalwart Sandy Strang Passes Away

Scottish cricket was in shock last night after news emerged of the death of one of the game's stalwarts Sandy Strang at the age of 65. Mr Sandy Strang was a talented cricketer, who formerly captained Clydesdale and performed with distinction for Ferguslie and was still parading his talents behind the stumps well after reaching his half-century. He was ... More

Aamir Shahzad Aiming High With Move To Glenrothes

After a decade at Stenhousemuir one of Scotland's top all rounders is heading east to join Glenrothes. Aamir Shahzad speaks with Neil Drysdale for CricIndex about his ambitions for the future and excitement ahead of his debut for the ambitious Fifers tomorrow. Photo: Poloc Cricket Club (Facebook) It's the time of year when Scotland's cricketers ... More

Ross Lyons Joins Uddingston from East Kilbride

Former Scotland spinner, Ross Lyons, has joined Uddingston for the imminent 2017 campaign. Ross Lyons, the 32-year-old ex-Saltire was one of the country's most prolific performers with both bat and ball for East Kilbride last year, often proving the catalyst for his side's improved fortunes on the domestic stage. And another former Scotland star, Paul ... More

Ferguslie New Boy Riyaad Henry – Looking To Start Where His Famous Father Left Off

With Riyaad Henry set to arrive in Scotland shortly to hook up with Ferguslie, CricIndex caught up with the impressive young man who undoubtedly has cricket in is DNA. Riyaad Henry's father Omar was a genuine trailblazer in cricket who always cared more about the trail than the blazer. Back in the 1980s, he performed with distinction at such places as ... More

Third Lanark To Return With Football and Cricket

Third Lanark were one of Scotland’s original football clubs. And their ground at Cathkin Park was one of the most distinctive in the whole country. Now, Third Lanark FC, who have returned from the ashes after going bust in 1967, have confirmed they are in talks with Glasgow City Council to rebuild the historic stadium and use it for both cricket and ... More

Death in Paradise – Scotland’s Caribbean World Cup

Neil Drsydale speaks to Majid Haq and look back 10 years to Caribbean World Cup campaign; a tournament which turned out to be the end of an era for one of the Scotland's most popular group of players. The Caribbean World Cup in 2007 was a campaign which started with dreams of upsetting the established order and ended in a series of demoralising defeats. ... More

Scotland Blow Hot and Cold in Desert

Neil Drysdale returns with his analysis of Scotland's cricket tour to UAE and asks if it's time for the Scots to be more radical with their future planning. It seems that governance questions are all over the news these days. And even if the future of Associate cricket might not command the same headlines as Brexit and whither an Indyref 2, it matters to ... More

Will we see the SAS in Scottish Cricket this Summer?

It sounds like an unusual plot line, but the SAS might soon have a mighty impact on Scottish cricket. Only, in this case, the letters stand for Sreesanth And Sharif and the club who are set to benefit from the new strike pairing are Glenrothes. The Fifers are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and have already laid down a declaration of intent ... More

Ireland’s ODI Woes

Has the Ireland horse bolted just as the cash and fixtures have been delivered by the ICC? The near-empty stands at Benoni in South Africa weren't the only reason for vexation among Associate and specially Ireland cricket supporters on Tuesday. Worse still was the comprehensive fashion in which an under-strength Australian line-up. Which featured one of ... More