This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

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Martymac
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:30 am

Scotland were in a precarious position leading into the division 2 Twenty20 tour as they sat in 9th position in the world rankings and a poor tournament may have seen them miss qualification for the end of season Twenty20 World Cup. We thought our best chance to make the World Cup would be to put in a significant bid to host this tour and prepare the pitches that best suited our bowlers, our bid was successful and we won the hosting rights and the tour would be played on slow, green and dry pitches. We ended up with 5 slow pitches in a row which suited us perfectly as we took 4 mediums and 4 spinners into the tournament and we could rotate them game by game to keep our bowling unit fresh.

Game 1 vs Netherlands. Humid-Slow.
Netherlands 5-140 (20) R.Denness 1-21
Scotland 4-142 (20) C.Allan 65*
Scotland won by 6 wickets.

Game 2 vs UAE. Humid-Slow.
Scotland 4-143 (20) J.Graham 65*
UAE 4-139 (20) J.Collins 2-22
Scotland won by 4 runs.

Game 3 vs Zimbabwe. Humid-Slow.
Scotland 4-148 (20) M.Gowans 41
Zimbabwe 9-94 (20) S.Burns 5-12 including a hat trick.
Scotland won by 54 runs.

Game 4 vs USA. Humid-Slow.
Scotland 5-124 (20) R.Chalmers 45*
USA 3-127 (19.2) R.Denness 1-25
USA won by 7 wickets.

Game 5 vs Sri Lanka. Sunny-Slow.
Sri Lanka 5-126 (20) T.Govan 2-19
Scotland 7-127 (19.4) P.Ferguson 25, D.Hassacoff 25*
Scotland won by 3 wickets.

This was a great tour for our boys winning 4 of their 5 games to claim the division 2 Twenty20 title and gain promotion back into division 1 and in the process we have also qualified for the end of season Twenty20 World Cup ranked in 8th place. Our lads topped the group with 16 points, had the most runs scored, least runs conceded and the best run rate in the group. We have also put in a bid to host the division 2 one day tour which was successful, games will be played on uneven, green and sticky wickets as we want to try and get some games and experience into our young pace bowlers to give us a few more options for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Apologies for the shortened write up for this tour but I have some significant events going on off the field which are evolving rapidly and I need to give my full attention to and this may be the case for a number of weeks.
Current Scotland Under 20 Manager and one day World Cup winner.
Scotland Under 20 Assistant Manager Seasons 40-45.

Martymac
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:02 pm

Scotland vs Pakistan. One Day Friendly at Bannockburn.
Sunny - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 120 runs.

Scotland : 5-271 (50) L.Baxter 96*, C.Allan 94,
Pakistan : 151 (43.2) J.Collins 3-23, B.King 3-42, L.Baxter 5 catches.

England vs Scotland. One Day Friendly at Lords.
Sunny - Hard.
England won by 6 wickets.

Scotland 253 (45.3) N.Allan 60.
England 4-254 (40.2) H.Aitchison 1-44.

Three new lads have been brought into the squad this week, left arm fast medium bowler Luke Pressley, who debuted against England taking 1-59 and contributing to a run out, right arm medium pacer Ben King who took 3-42 on debut against Pakistan and left arm finger spinner Walt Carrick who took 1-34 off 8 overs also on debut against Pakistan, best of luck to all three lads as they embark on their international careers.

Batsmen Francis Boyle and Robert Cook have now left the squad as has right arm finger spinner Ramsay Denness, a member of Scotland’s division 2 Twenty20 winning squad. Best of luck to all three players in the future and thanks to their managers for releasing them for national duties.
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Martymac
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:38 am

Scotland vs New Zealand, One Day Friendly at Bannockburn.
Sunny - Flat.
Scotland won by 7 wickets.

New Zealand 196 (41.4) B.Braslin 64, D.Hassacoff 3-31, J.Collins 3-37
Scotland 3-197 (30.3) M.Gowans 116 (97b 13x4 1x6) SR : 119.59

West Indies vs Scotland, One Day Friendly at West Indies U20 CG.
Sunny - Uneven.
Scotland won by 14 runs.

Scotland 6-266 C.Allan 117 (147b 9x4 0x6) SR 79.59
West Indies 8-252 J.Collins 2-28, H.Aitchison 2-45, G.Berrington 2-77

Scottish captain and top order batsman Ninian Allan turned 21 this week as did fellow batsmen Ewan Dundas and Jono Graham, next weeks tour will be their final representative tour for Scotland and their departure will leave a large void in our batting stocks which will need to be filled quickly with the end of season Twenty20 World Cup fast approaching.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:16 pm

Division 2 One Day Tour in Scotland.

Scotland vs Sri Lanka at Bannockburn.
Windy - Uneven.
Scotland won by 7 wickets.

Sri Lanka 3-248 : S.Lankatilleke 102* (121b 6x4) SR 84.30. S.Burns, J.Collins and A.George with 1 wicket each.
Scotland 3-250 (47.1) : J.Graham 122* (134b 9x4 2x6) SR 91.04

Scotland vs Canada at Bannockburn.
Overcast - Uneven.
Canada won by 5 wickets.

Scotland 9-251 : R.Knox 89, E.Dundas 43, E.Barclay 43, D.Cardenas 3-43.
Canada 5-252 (49.2) B.Sloane 89, L.Pressley 3-49.

Scotland vs Ireland at Bannockburn.
Windy - Green.
Ireland won by 6 wickets.

Scotland 7-266 : J.Graham 89, L.Baxter 66, A.Walsh 3-49.
Ireland 4-268 (49) S.McFadden 80, S.Burns 2-64.

Scotland vs Bermuda at Bannockburn.
Overcast - Uneven.
Bermuda won by 5 wickets.

Scotland 9-199 : R.Knox 55, A.Farmer 3-35.
Bermuda 5-200 (44.1) : J.Johnson 45*, J.Collins 2-40.

Scotland vs India at Bannockburn
Overcast - Uneven.
Scotland won by 35 runs.

Scotland 9-215 R.Knox 70, S.Naik 4-38.
India 180 (46.3) P.Manchapora 33, J.Collins 3-22.

This was a very disappointing week for our boys, having won the hosting rights and choosing the pitches that best suited our squad we failed to take advantage of this only winning 2 of our 5 games and I am at a loss to explain why this was the case. We out-rated our opponent in every game and our squad was as strong as I can remember it being, all 7 batsmen, both wicket keepers and 2 of our all rounders were listed as outstanding batsmen and our next 3 all rounders were expert batsmen, that’s 14 of our 18 man squad so we batted to 9 in every game and that showed as we were the highest scoring team over the course of the week and we weren’t bowled out once. Both our keepers are outstanding keepers and our 9 man bowling attack were also either outstanding or expert bowlers which is rare for us, often we have had to carry bowlers that are only accomplished or in some cases reliable yet we failed to take wickets and conceded the most runs of all 6 teams. Our tactics haven’t changed too much since our World Cup win, sure they get tweaked here or there depending on overhead conditions or the pitches we may face but basically the framework that has seen us successful so often remained the same. One thing that did cost us dearly once again was our fielding which was diabolical during this tour, over the 5 games this week we had 16 dropped catches, 3 missed run outs, 1 missed stumping and 141 runs given away in misfields which is just not good enough if we are expected to be competitive in an international tour. Thankfully we managed a win over India on the final day and finished in 4th place narrowly avoiding the drop to division 3 so we live to fight another day.

Our number 5 batsman Rich Knox was awarded the player of the tournament with 6 votes after scoring 3 half centuries from his 3 innings, he edged out our retiring number 3 batsman Jono Graham by 1 vote, the pair were the top two run scorers in the tournament, well done to both lads on their performances.

Fast medium bowling all rounder Joey Collins finishes his international youth career with Scotland this week with 19 one day games and 7 T20 international games under his belt. Opening batsman Cathal Allan also moves on after a lacklustre tour this week having scored just the 55 runs.

On a more positive note we turn our attention to the end of season Twenty20 World Cup with a few weeks to try some new things in friendly matches and bring some new lads into the mix and as we know from our success earlier this season, you have to be in it to win it.
Current Scotland Under 20 Manager and one day World Cup winner.
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Martymac
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:29 am

Scotland vs Bangladesh. T20 friendly at Bannockburn.
Windy - Uneven.
Bangladesh won by 27 runs.

Bangladesh : 4-157 (20) R.Prasad 94* (63b 9x4 1x6) SR : 149.21, G.Berrington 2-21.
Scotland : 5-130 (20) F.Gunn 52* (36b 4x4 0x6) SR) 144.44, I.Pantakar 3-23.

Debuts to N. Bisset 4 off 7, G.Cochrane 21 off 26, C.Anderson 23 off 25, F.Gunn 52 off 36, D.Fairley 0 off 1, A.Harvey 0-37 & 1 run out.

Scotland vs Pakistan. T20 friendly at Bannockburn.
Overcast - Dry.
Scotland won by 5 runs.

Scotland : 151 (19.5) R.Chalmers 49 (34b 4x4 1x6) SR 144.12. T.Mujtaba 4-39.
Pakistan : 5-146 (20) S.Soomro 62 (65b 4x4 2x6) SR 95.38. G.Berrington 2-25, S.Burns 2-27.

Debut to S.Fraser 11 off 14 and a run out.

We have chosen our squad for the end of season Twenty20 World Cup taking 7 batsmen, 2 keepers and we have decided on an evenly balanced bowling attack with 3 quicks, 3 mediums and 3 spinners several of which are very handy all rounders in a bid to deepen our batting order. Not really sure how we will go as the batting stocks have suffered several key losses in the last few weeks due to player ageing but we will give it our best shot. I would suggest that any manager with a player in our squad with their club not in the race for promotion or trying to avoid relegation to get every game possible into their young players this week.
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Scotland Under 20 Assistant Manager Seasons 40-45.

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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:36 pm

Scotland vs Canada, T20 friendly at Bannockburn.
Windy-Hard.
Scotland won by 7 wickets.

Canada : 5-140 (20) A.Nieves 58* (38b 4x1 1x6) SR 152.63, H.Aitchison 3-24.
Scotland : 3-141 (15.5) M.Gowans 48 (25b 6x4 1x6) SR 192.00

A solid win in our final game of the season and we now look forward to the Twenty20 World Cup, I’m unsure how we will go as the squad isn’t as strong as it has been in the past, particularly the batting. Best of luck to all the lads on the tour next week.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:01 am

Under 20 Twenty20 World Cup in Canada.

Group 1 matches.
Scotland vs Australia at Cockatoos Cricket Club CG.
Sunny - Slow.
Australia won by 4 runs.

Australia 3-131 S.Applebee 68* (60b 5x4 0x6) SR 113.33, S.Burns 2-29.
Scotland 5-127 S.Fraser 44 (48b 2x4 1x6) SR 91.67, C.Laidlaw 3-30.


Scotland vs USA at St. Mary’s Park Oval.
Humid - Sticky.
USA won by 19 runs.

USA 5-120 A.Banks 47, A.Harvey 3-11.
Scotland 101 (18.2) H.Aitchison 18*, C.Rush 3-18, B.Huff 3-22.

Scotland vs Zimbabwe at Fongos CG.
Humid - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 5 wickets.

Zimbabwe 8-121 E.Kurauzvione 27, D.Hassacoff 3-17.
Scotland 5-122 (19.5) L.Baxter 46 (40b 1 x4 1x6) SR 115.00, K.Mordt 2-22.

Scotland vs West Indies at The home of Eggism.
Humid - Sticky.
Scotland won by 19 runs.

Scotland 7-124 N.Bisset 54 (57b 2x4 3x6) SR 94.74, M.Taylor 3-24.
West Indies 8-105 N.Allflatt 37, D.Hassacoff 3-11, S.Burns 3-21.

Scotland vs India at Tsuu T’ina CG.
Cloudy - Green
Scotland won by 18 runs.

Scotland 7-141 S.Fraser 49 (32b 5x4 1x6) SR 153.12, R.Knox 37*. A.Bhayani 2-29.
India 9-123 A.Bhayani 29, S.Burns 3-23, H.Ford 3-24.

Our best possible team was chosen for the game against the Australian team in the opening game but we fell 4 runs short of victory in the highest rating match of the tournament, an unexpected loss against the USA after being bowled out on a sticky wicket followed and this was not the start we wanted. We managed to recover and win our next 3 games against Zimbabwe, West Indies and India which was enough to see finish in second spot in the group and through to a semi final against our old enemy England.

Semi Final.
Scotland vs England at Cover point CG.
Cloudy - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 2 runs.

Scotland 3-129 G.Cochrane 65* (60b 5 x4 1x6) SR 108.33, M.Gowans 40 (43b 6x4) SR 93.02. 90 run opening partnership.
England 7-127 P.Labyrinth 42, W.Carrick 4-17 including a hat trick.

A great win in the semi final against the Poms, we were happy posting over 120 on the crumbling wicket and the 90 run opening stand set us up, the spinners then did what they had to do to get us over the line … but only just.

Final.
Scotland vs New Zealand at Cover point CG.
Cloudy - Crumbling.
New Zealand won by 26 runs.

New Zealand 5-127 T.Tuiaki 47 (30b 5x4) SR 156.67, G.Berrington 2-18.
Scotland 9-101 G.Cochrane 48 (53b 5x4) SR 90.57, J.Brogan 3-15.

Scotland were hoping to have won the toss and batted first in the final but the kiwis called correctly and chose to bat first themselves. The kiwis then launched an attack on our opening bowlers hitting 3 sixes and 2 fours in the first 4 overs to see them out of the blocks far too quickly for our liking. Scotland began to fight back slowing the run rate with a few wickets in the middle overs but another launch by the kiwis in the final 5 overs saw them reach 5-127. Scotland’s batting failed to get going in the run chase with 5 of top 7 failing to reach double figures and only opening batsman Gavin Cochrane showing any intestinal fortitude hanging in for a defiant 48 but when he fell all hope was gone, Scotland had no answer for the New Zealand spin attack falling 26 runs short of the target. Full credit to New Zealand on their victory and congratulations to them on a fine tournament. Special mention to our off spinner David Hassacoff who took out the player of the tournament with 7 votes for the week and being the equal leading wicket taker with 9 scalps.

Our team exceeded my expectations this week as we went into the tournament only ranked in 8th place and we had lost at least six quality batsmen in the past 3 weeks but that is now the nature of international management with the new player ageing changes, Several players will move on from our squad now as they have turned 21. Best of luck to our captain Rob Chalmers and fellow batsman Simon Fraser, wicket keeper Luke Baxter also finishes up and our attack will lose paceman Harry Aitchison and medium pacers John Buchanan and Alan George. More retirements will follow next week.

Thanks to all the managers that provided us with the players that have made up our squad over the past season, we hope we have made you proud making another World Cup final despite falling short of victory in the final.
Current Scotland Under 20 Manager and one day World Cup winner.
Scotland Under 20 Assistant Manager Seasons 40-45.

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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by RonnieG » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:49 pm

Mate you did the country proud!

Well done, getting through to the final was not an easy ask for you lads but it was great to see you battling on, especially after losing the first two matches.

Now I hope the seniors can take some inspiration and reach out for some World Cup glory of our own.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:33 am

Thanks for the encouraging words Ronnie and congratulations to you on your reappointment as manager of the Scotland senior team, wishing you and your assistants all the best and hoping for a run of continued success for the big boys over the next 2 seasons.

As for the under 20’s it was a nice start to the new season with 2 good wins on bowler friendly pitches against Bermuda and Pakistan.

Bermuda vs Scotland at Sandy Parish Cricket Ground.
Humid - Sticky.
Scotland won by 6 wickets.

Bermuda 9-198 C.Greenidge 70 (126b 5x4) SR 55.56, T.Govan 4-42.
Scotland 4-199 (48.2) M.Gowans 101* (150b 9x4 1x6) SR 67.33, A.Hutton 1-32.

Stewart Burnet made his Scottish debut in this game, he opened the batting scoring 7 runs from 12 balls, held a catch while in the field and captained the team to a 6 wicket victory.

Scotland vs Pakistan at National Stadium.
Sunny - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 23 runs

Scotland 6-249 R.Knox 88* (97b 5x4 2x6) SR 90.72, D.Hassacoff 58* (53b 1x4 2x6) SR 109.42, A.Anjum 5-33
Pakistan 7-226 A.Shanullah 51 (59b 2x1 1x6) SR 86.44, W.Carrick 2-43.

Opening batsman Murray Gowans leaves us this week with a match winning undefeated century against Bermuda, we will also see three of our bowlers move on too. Fast bowler Hugh Ford, medium pacer Ben King and leg spinner Norm Inglis, best of luck to all four lads as they move into their clubs senior squads.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:06 pm

Another good week for the Scottish boys this week with wins against Canada and Ireland taking our winning streak to 4 games in a row to start the new season.

Scotland vs Canada at Bannockburn.
Overcast - Dry
Scotland won by 5 wickets.

Canada 211 (49.1) R.Howell 57* (70b 4x4) SR 81.43, D.Hassacoff 5-36.
Scotland 5-212 (42.4) S.Burnet 56 (80b 2x4 2x6) SR 70.00, J.Brandon 1-25.

Left arm finger spinner Farquhar Jack made his debut in this game and picked up the figures of 2-36 off his 10 overs while Dave Hassacoff picked up his best figures for Scotland with 5-36.

Ireland vs Scotland at Stormont.
Overcast - Hard.
Scotland won by 6 wickets.

Ireland 280 (49.4) G.Lyons 68 (69b 6x4 1x6) SR 98.55, R.Hill 4-34
Scotland 4-281 (44.1) N.Bisset 142 (135b 14x4 3x6) SR 105.19, E.Polastri 2-40.

Teenage fast bowler Donald Duncan made his debut in this game and returned the figures of 1-56 while opener Norm Bisset made his debut international century scoring a superb 142.

Wicket keeper-batsman Dan Fairley, fast bowling all rounder Al Harvey and medium pace bowling all rounder Sandy Burns all turn 21 this week and will move on from the squad, best of luck to all three lads as they embark on their senior careers at club level.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:14 am

Scotland had a solid win against India midweek chasing down the 219 run target in less than 41 overs but our 5 game winning streak to start the new season came to an end on Saturday after a lacklustre batting display against Bangladesh, Scotland were bowled out for less than 200 and were unable to defend the sub par score.

Scotland vs India at Bannockburn.
Hot - Uneven.
Scotland won by 7 wickets.

India 8-218 : D.Gujurati 52 (79b 4x4) SR 65.82, L.Pressley 3-39, D.Hassacoff 3-52.
Scotland 3-220 (40.5) : F.Gunn 85* (99b 5x4 3x6) SR 87.65, G.Cochrane 71* (81b 5x4 2x6) SR 85.86.
Gavin Cochrane and Fraser Gunn put on an unbroken 159 run partnership for the fourth wicket off 174 balls which included 9 fours and 5 sixes.

Scotland vs Bangladesh at Bannockburn.
Windy - Uneven.
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets.

Scotland 193 (47.2) : P.Ferguson 44, A.Miah 4-43.
Bangladesh 5-194 (45.4) : K.Kamal 49, A.Khan 47, D.Hassacoff 2-31.

Batsman Laurie Hays (4 runs) and leg spinner William Allingham (0-31 and 1 catch) both debuted against Bangladesh.

Batsman Norm Bisset, medium pace bowling all rounder Derm Brownlie, fellow trundler Tam Govan and left arm finger spinner Walt Carrick all turn 21 this week and will move on from the squad.

We have also been successful in our bid to host the first one day tournament of the season, our division 2 tournament will be played on dry, crumbling and uneven wickets. This was a good tour for us to win the rights to as we had several retirements looming in the medium pace department and we didn’t want to be caught out on green wickets with an attack that didn’t suit the conditions.
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