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 Oct 31, 2021 2:35 am

One Day Division 2 tour in Scotland

Game 1.
Scotland vs Bermuda.
Humid - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 29 runs.

Scotland : 5-235 R.Knox 62*, G.Coupar 52, L.James 2-41.
Bermuda : 206 : S.Groves 54, D.Hassacoff 3-28, G.Berrington 3-38, E.Barclay 3-41.

Our boys batted well making a good score in the conditions and our bowlers created plenty of pressure but 8 missed chances in the field should have seen us wrap up the run chase a lot earlier than we eventually did.

Game 2.
Scotland vs USA at Bannockburn.
Hot - Dry.
USA won by 4 wickets.

Scotland : 180 (45.2) D.Hassacoff 45, C.Thompson 6-24.
USA : 6-181 (44.4) A.Banks 80, D.Hassacoff 3-23.

A good opening partnership putting on 65 runs in less than 10 overs was then followed by a middle order collapse, a lower order rebuild then a tail end collapse leaving us bowled out with a sub par score of only 180. We did manage to take 6 wickets defending the low total but the 5 missed chances in the field cost us what would have been a gutsy win.

Game 3
Scotland vs West Indies at Bannockburn.
Humid - Crumbling.
West Indies won by 4:wickets.

Scotland : 9-198 P.Ferguson 35, C.Bennett 2-30.
West Indies : 6-199 O.Cumberbatch 55, E.Barclay 2-41.

Again we were bowled out for a low total and again we created enough chances to win win the game but once again our fielding let us down badly missing another 4 chances.

Game 4.
Scotland vs New Zealand at Bannockburn.
Sunny - Dry.
New Zealand won by 38 runs.

New Zealand : 7-238 A.Tancred 56, E.Barclay 3-41.
Scotland 200 : (42.1) F.Gunn 61, H.Badcock 5-49.

Another average performance with the ball and in the field, only 2 dropped catches is this match but one of them was the Kiwi captain and opener who was dropped on 1 then went on to pass 50 and be their top scorer. Our openers got us off to a good start in the chase putting on 60 for the first wicket in 11 overs but our middle order failed miserably with 4 of our next 5 batsmen out for single figure scores which has just about ruined our chance of staying in this division.

Game 5.
Scotland vs UAE at Bannockburn.
Sunny - Dry.
UAE won by 12 runs.

UAE : 8-236 J.Fattah 58, D.Ingram 3-52
Scotland : 224 (46.1) P.Ferguson 89 (100b 4x4, 3x6) SR 89, N.Abdulah 4-42.

UAE put on a 105 run opening partnership to start the game which had us on the back foot early, our boys fought back to hold the opposition to 236 in their 50 overs. Our chase looked to be going well with Ferguson and Coupar putting on 100 for the 3rd wicket and leaving us just 80 to win from the last 18 overs and 7 wickets in hand but somehow we managed to lose our last 6 wickets for just 26 runs when under absolutely no run rate pressure and fall 12 runs short of the target.

My sincerest apologies to the supporters of Scottish youth cricket this week, missed chances seemed to be the story for our Scottish lads all week, after a great win to start the tour we lost the next 4 matches in a row to find ourselves in division 3 for the first time in my 10 seasons associated with the national under 20 squad and while this is not the end of the world it will make qualifying for the next one day World Cup very difficult as we have now dropped to 12th in the world rankings and will only pick up points from game won in the final tour of the season. We created enough chances in games 2 and 3 to win both matches which would have seen us start the tournament 3-0 but it wasn’t to be, 21 chances went begging in the field this week which hurt us badly. Although we believe we picked the best squad we could this group lacked both depth and endurance and for the first time since the new player ageing system was introduced it caught us out despite winning the hosting rights and choosing the pitches to suit our best bowlers.

Batsmen Gavin Cochrane and Ciaran Gibson turn 21 next week as will medium pace all rounder Evander Barclay and medium fast bowler Richard Hill, thanks to all 4 lads for their contributions to Scottish cricket.
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 Nov 07, 2021 7:35 am

Pakistan vs Scotland T20 Friendly at National Stadium.
Sunny - Dry.
Scotland won by 5 wickets.

Pakistan : 5-130 T.Shahzad 43 (23b 2x4 2x6) SR 179.17, G.Berrington 3-25.
Scotland : 5-133 (17.3) M.Barclay 52 (43b 5x4) SR 120.33, J.Abid 4-23.

A solid win over Pakistan after sending them in and holding them to 5-130 in their 20 overs with just 8 boundaries conceded, our lads batted well enough to score the winning runs with 15 balls to spare. Batsman Nic Galt made his Scottish debut in this game and scored 5 not out off 8 balls with one boundary.

Scotland vs Zimbabwe T20 Friendly at Bannockburn.
Sunny - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 12 runs.

Scotland : 3-125 S.Angus 43* (41 2x4 1x6) SR 104.88, S.Pennefarher 1-17.
Zimbabwe : 7-113 M.Perrin 35 (41b 3x4) SR 85.37, F.Jack 2-20.

Batsman Mat Balfour and fast medium bowler Don Kirkpatrick both debuted in this match, Balfour was not required with the bat as we only lost 3 wickets and Don Kirkpatrick claimed the wicket of one of the Zimbabwean openers with an unplayable yorker in his opening over and while a little expensive took 1-35 off his 4 overs. Medium pacer Stewart Allingham turns 21 this week and will move on from the squad after the T20 tour.

We have selected our squad for the division 1 T20 tournament, we’ll be taking 7 batsmen, 2 keepers, 5 quicks, 2 mediums and 2 spinners. There is a lack of quality Scottish players at the moment and we don’t have a lot of players to choose our squad from so I’m unsure how we’ll go but at least we are in division 1 so we’ll be picking up some good points towards qualifying for the next World Cup regardless of the outcome.
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 Nov 14, 2021 5:36 am

Scotland vs Canada T20 Friendly at Bannockburn.
Windy - Dry.
Canada won by 6 runs.

Canada : 5-155 T.Elliot 46 (27b 6x4) SR 170.37, W.Allingham 3-25.
Scotland : 9-149 D.Boak 40 (39b 2x4 2x6) SR 102.56, J.Brandon 3-41.

Our spinners all bowled well enough only conceding 25 runs each but our quick and medium pacer went wicketless and were more expensive, we would have liked to have held the Canadians to about 140 but they batted well. Losing two of our best batsmen for ducks (Knox and Gunn) didn’t help our cause in the chase yet we still got to within one good hit of the victory, a solid hit out. Batsman Dugald Boak and fast medium bowler Pat Campbell both debuted in this match, Boak captained the team and top scored with 40 at number 6 and Campbell bowled his 4 overs and returned the figures of 0-37 and remained on 1 not out at the end of our innings.

Scotland vs England T20 Friendly at Bannockburn.
Sunny - Green.
Scotland won by 6 runs.

Scotland : 5-168 M.Barclay 54 (45b 6x4) SR 140.00, G.Berrington 55 (33b 7x4 1x6) SR 166.67, R.Scott 2-51.
England : 3-162 C.Bulger 44* (30b 1x4 1x6) SR 146.67, D.Duncan 1-24.

Scotland chose an all pace attack to take on the old enemy and England went into the match as warm favourites but with the highly unorthodox bowling attack of 4 spinners on a green pitch. Our boys got after the England tweakers scoring a very competitive total of 5-168 with both Barclay and Berrington, who we used as a specialist batsman in this game both passing 50. Despite not taking as many wickets as we would have liked we had a large enough total to defend and hung on for a 6 run victory.

Medium pacer Stewart Allingham turned 21 this week and will move on from the squad after next weeks division 1 Twenty20 tour of the West Indies. More retirements are on the horizon next week as batsman Fraser Gunn, veteran spin bowling all rounder Gerald Berrington and pace duo Fergus Cook and Luke Pressley all celebrate their milestone birthdays as well.
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 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:38 am

Our division one T20 tour of the West Indies was an absolute disaster and match reports aren’t worth writing up as we didn’t win a single game. Several new players have been brought into the squad this week but we still lack the quality we need for the next one day tour.
Current Scotland Under 20 Manager and one day World Cup winner.
Scotland Under 20 Assistant Manager Seasons 40-45.

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