Dreams and Drams

With the imminent arrival of the ICC World Twenty20, Cricket Scotland supporters are feeling that familiar mix of emotions. There is excitement that we are one of the six Associate nations joining the “big ten” in an international tournament, optimism that this might be a breakthrough moment, and a nagging doubt, ... More

When Rahul Dravid Made Scotland Roar

I was there.....when Rahul Dravid made Scotland roar. There were plenty of raised eyebrows around the cricket world when the news first broke that Indian maestro, Rahul Dravid, was joining the Scottish Saltires in the summer of 2003. This, after all, was at a time when "The Wall" was starring as the immovable object to ... More

Sir Donald Bradman

Introduction Sir Donald George Bradman, born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia on the 27th August 1908. Apart from playing for ‘The Invincibles’, the only team never to lose a game on a tour of England, his batting average, of 99.94: “is often cited as statistically the greatest achievement by any ... More

Ross County Nil

Anybody who has ever played amateur cricket will know that sinking feeling when you realise that anything that can go wrong IS going wrong. It never happens deliberately. There's no spot-fixing on the village green. And yet.... When ignominy strikes, it can sometimes bring unwanted fame. I speak personally, as somebody ... More

Scotland Beat Lancashire 1986

In these whirlwind days of Twenty20 mayhem and bowlers being despatched to every part of the ground, many won't realise that cricket used to dance to a different tempo and was no less interesting. First impressions can be deceptive, mind you. When Scotland's cricketers tackled a star-studded Lancashire line-up at North ... More