This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:39 am

Division 3 tour of the West Indies.

Game 1.
Scotland vs England.
Sunny - Green.
Scotland won by 7 wickets.

England : 8-181 J.Dart 63 (108b 4x4 1x6) SR 58.33, S.McLean 3-25.
Scotland : 3-182 (43.0) L.Hays 71* (113b 6x4) SR 62.83.

A disciplined bowling performance kept England to a very gettable score which we ran down with 7 overs to spare and 7 wickets in hand.

Game 2.
West Indies vs Scotland.
Cloudy - Green.
West Indies won by 6 wickets.

Scotland : 7-200 D.Cook 70, R.Knox 51, R.Bourne 5-44.
West Indies : 4-201 (42.3) O.Cumberbatch 55, L.Richards 51*, D.Duncan 2-36.

We managed to post 200 but the might of the West Indies had little trouble chasing down the target and did so with 7.3 overs to spare.

Game 3.
Sri Lanka vs Scotland
Sunny - Uneven.
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets.

Scotland : 9-207 L.Hays 60 (98b 3x4 1x6) SR 61.22.
Sri Lanka : 3-208 M.Kudavidange 100* (134b 7x4) SR 74.63.

Again Scotland posted just over 200 but Sri Lanka ran down the target with ease led by their opening batsman who scored an undefeated century.

Game 4.
Scotland vs Ireland.
Cloudy - Uneven.
Scotland won by 103 runs.

Scotland : 7-242 S.Burnett 64, M.Gordon 63, G.Mahon 3-32.
Ireland : 139 (46.3) B.O’Doherty 37, W.Henderson 3-16.

A fine performance with the bat gave us our best score of the week posting 7-242 and we were then able to apply enough run rate pressure with tight disciplined bowling which caused the Irish to collapse and give us the biggest win of the tour.

Game 5.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland.
Cloudy - Green.
Zimbabwe won by 3 wickets.

Scotland 199 (47.3) A.Baxter 35, A.Kurouzvione 4-46.
Zimbabwe 7-200 (46.5) G.Cantwell 43, A.Blain 3-50.

Scotland were bowled out for the first time this week and were only able to post 199 runs, we tried our best to defend the low total but Zimbabwe got the runs with 3 wickets in hand.

This tour was a disappointment for Scotland with only 2 wins for the week and I knew going into it we would be one of the lower ranked teams, Scotland is in a trough as far as national talent is concerned particularly in the bowling department. We had bowler friendly conditions in every match this week which made batting difficult and we weren’t able to post the mid 200 scores we would have liked. Of the 5 pace bowlers we had to take on this tour only 2 of them were at expert and we would have liked to have taken more than 2 medium pacers away with us but again after the 2 that were selected the cupboard was bare. We do have some good spin options but they weren’t suited to the conditions on this tour. Despite the lack of talent coming through this group actually conceded the least runs of all 6 teams this week and finished with the second highest net run Tate but the bowler friendly conditions made it hard for our batsmen to get settled and make consistent enough scores to get the wins we would have liked.

Sadly the lack of talent in the country at the moment, our recent relegation to division 3 and our results this week mean we have not qualified for the end of season One Day World Cup finishing just 1 point short of qualification and we will not be able to defend the title we won 2 seasons ago. This is the first time in my 10 season association with the national under 20 team that we have missed a World Cup and I take full responsibility for this but I am totally committed to the cause and will be doing everything possible to ensure that Scotland begin to rise through the various divisions and are a team to be reckoned with once again.

Our captain Stewart Burnett turns 21 this week and moves on from the squad as does left arm finger spinner Dermid Ingram, good luck to both lads as they embark on their senior careers.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:33 am

Scotland vs Canada at Bannockburn.
Hot - Sticky.
Scotland won by 6 wickets.

Canada : 177 (48.1) W.Beard 36, N.Holton 5-28.
Scotland : 4-178 (45.1) A.Hardie 75 (115b 7x4 3x6) SR 65.22, J.Sewell 3-55.

It was a good day for the Hawthorn United lads taking part in the Scotland vs Canada match with right arm finger spinner Nick Holton taking his first 5 wicket haul for his country with 5-28 and rolling the Canadians for 177. Holton’s club teammates Ben Maloney and Al Hardie then put on a century partnership to open the Scottish innings and set up a great platform for a Scottish victory on the sticky wicket at Bannockburn. Hardie made his first half century for his country scoring a hard hitting 75 that included 10 boundaries while the usually more aggressive of the pair, Maloney scored 41 off 84 balls before being run out.

Scotland vs Bermuda at Bannockburn.
Windy - Green.
Bermuda won by 53 runs.

Bermuda : 5-279 C.McCall 95 (124b 7x4 2x6) SR 76.61, W.Henderson 2-59.
Scotland : 9-226 L.Hays 73 (80b 5x4 2x6) SR 91.25, A.Sproston 3-41, J.Vyfhuis 3-48.

A poor performance in the field cost us dearly on Saturday with 5 dropped catches and a missed run out opportunity allowing Bermuda to post 5-279 in their 50 overs which was always going to be a hard target to chase down and with the run rate rising steadily throughout our innings it eventually triggered a late collapse. Wicket keeper Kyle Davidson made his debut for Scotland in this match scoring 18 at number 6, he was tidy enough behind the stumps but wasn’t able to claim any dismissals.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:15 am

England vs Scotland at Lords.
Humid - Crumbling.
Scotland won by 138 runs.

Scotland : 7-218 B.Maloney 68 (130b 3x4) SR 52.31, S.Petrie 3-52.
England : 80 (28.5) S.Noack 17, S.McLean 5-12, N.Holton 2-10, F.Jack 2-14.

A super win by our lads over the old enemy set up by a very patient but fortunate innings of 68 by opening batsman Ben Maloney who was dropped 5 times by the slippery fingered pommie fielders. All of our top 6 batsmen made double figures and the innings was closed out nicely by all rounder Nick Holton (42* off 39) and fast bowler Don Duncan (24 off 17). In stark contrast England crumbled like a house of cards on a windy day being bowled out in the 29th over for the paltry total of just 80 with only all rounder Stew Noack making double figures after being asked to open the batting. Simon McLean ripped the heart out of the English top order taking career best bowling figures of 5-12 to lead the Scots to a massive 138 run victory.

Batsman Bert Sutcliffe debuted for Scotland in this match scoring 10 off 24 balls batting at number 6 but was one of the best off the ground in the celebrations after the match. Next week sees us lose another 4 players, batsman Michael Gordon, spin bowling all rounder Nick Holton, paceman Aulay Christie and left arm finger spinner Farquhar Jack, best of luck to all the lads.

It’s a shame we hit such great form just before the end of season One Day World Cup as we missed qualifying by just a single point and aren’t able to defend our title. Best of luck to all 12 teams that are taking part next week.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:56 am

Pakistan vs Scotland at National Stadium.
Hot - Dry.
Scotland won by 36 runs.

Scotland : 9-241 R.Knox 48, A Hardie 42, T.Imran 3-44
Pakistan : 205 (46.4) F.Mohammad 62, T.Donachie 3-40, L.Boak 2-19.

A nice win for our boys against Pakistan on Saturday batting first in the hot and dry conditions we batted out our 50 overs scoring 9-241 and keeping the opponent out in the heat helping to wear them out. 5 of our top 6 batsmen made double figures but without anyone passing 50. Pakistan put on 112 for the first wicket and were only 1 down at the drinks break. Our bowlers were terrific in the second half of the innings running through the opponent with all our bowlers contributing to the win by picking up wickets with Taveon Donachie our best bowler with 3-40 on debut.

Several players played their first game for Scotland in this game including Aulay Miller who captained the team, he missed out with the bat only scoring 6 runs but holding onto a catch and completing a run out. Right arm finger spinning all rounder Taveon Donachie scored 13 off 8 balls and took 3-40 and teenage finger spinner Lorne Boak made 14* off 17 balls, took 2-19 and held a catch. Both Donachie and Boak also figured in the top 3 players in the man of the match voting showing they had what it takes to mix it at international level.

Congrats also to apsinha, his assistants and his Indian squad on winning the Under 20 One Day World Cup, a great tournament and a thoroughly well deserved win.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:03 am

It was a quiet week on the national scene for the Scots this week with no friendly matches played as I had a week off to refresh mentally for the upcoming season. A huge thanks to the Scottish community for having the faith in me to reappoint me as the national manager for another term after an indifferent season, it’s nice to know you still think I’m the right person for the job. As I mentioned a few weeks ago I will be looking to bring in a new assistant manager this season so anyone with Scotland’s best interests at heart, maybe some fresh ideas and interested in an assistants position in the national set up please send me a message so we can have a chat. This seasons goals will be to get ourselves back into division 2 in the One Day competition and qualifying for the end of season Twenty20 World Cup. Congratulations also to all the other managers that were successful in their quest to lead their respective countries, I’m looking forward to renewing some old rivalries and beginning some new ones over the next couple of seasons.

Batsmen Dugald Boak, Duncan Cook and Aulay Miller have all turned 21 in the last week and move on from the squad and this week we will lose batsmen Laurie Hays and Nic Galt, paceman Pat Campbell, medium pacer Walt Henderson and leg spinner Will Allingham as they too turn 21. Several new players will be brought into the squad over the next few weeks, feel free to message me if you have anyone in your club sides that you think could be up to the standard we require.

Martymac,
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:52 am

Scotland vs West Indies at Bannockburn.
Humid - Dry.
West Indies won by 4 wickets.

Scotland : 5-282 G.Dixon 103 (112b 9x4 3x6) SR 91.96, M.Barclay 96 (111b 6x4 2x6) SR 86.49, A.Tekah 3-62.
West Indies : 6-283 (50) : J.Kanhai 116 (123b 8x1 1x6) SR 94.31, L.Legall 57, B.Chase 61*, S.McLean 2-49, R.Ferguson 2-55.

It was a great effort by our lads with the bat scoring 5-282 off our 50 overs and Gregor Dixon achieved every boys dream by scoring a century on debut for his country with a fine innings of 103 after being asked to open the batting. Jono Boak betting at 6 was also on debut and scored 21* off 13 balls late in the innings. Unfortunately for us 5 dropped catches and 1 missed run out in the field cost us this match as the Windies scored the winning runs on the final ball of the match. It was a rather inexperienced bowling lineup for the Scots as teenage medium pacer Duncan Cowan and right arm finger spinner Lewis Bruce were also both on debut for Scotland and returned the figures of 0-66 and 1-46 respectively. A close game but the Windies are always a hard team to beat and they were coming off a World Cup semi final so they were in pretty good nick.

Scotland vs Sri Lanka at Bannockburn.
Windy - Slow.
Sri Lanka won by 12 runs.

Sri Lanka : 4-218 R.Anurasiri 77, R.Ganegama 70*, T.Donachie 1-30.
Scotland : 9-206 (50) R.Knox 43, M.Barclay 42, L.Masmulla 2-31.

Not a bad start to the game with both our seamers grabbing a wicket and having Sri Lanka 2-40 early and although we bowled economically enough our spinners didn’t get the breakthroughs we were looking for, teenage medium pacer Ewan Forrest pinching a wicket in his first over on debut for his country. Sri Lanka put the foot down late and made it to 4-218, 4 dropped catches not helping our cause.

Our innings got off to a solid start with our top 4 all making decent starts but no one went on to make a half century and guide us home, openers Maloney and Baxter (both with skilled power) put on 54 for the first wicket but both lads only scored 2 boundaries each. Five of our last seven batsmen were out for single figure scores and in the end we were left stranded 12 runs short.

Batsman Murdoch Barclay, keeper Archie Baxter and left arm quick Simon McLean all turned 21 this week and move on from our squad, thanks to their club managers for releasing them to represent their country.

As I had mentioned last week I am still looking for an assistant manager for the next term as my current assistant’s team turned bot this week. I had feared this would be the case as I had not been receiving any communication from him for some time despite many attempts to get in touch. It’s a shame as he did have a great cricket brain and we shared some success as a partnership. Thanks for your time with the Scotland squad JimmytheToump. Preferably I am looking for an assistant with some experience at international level, a team or two teams full of Scottish kids, good communication skills and passionate about the Scottish cause. Please message me if you think you are the manager I am looking for.
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Re: This Week In The Scotland Youth Camp.

Post by Martymac » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:40 am

Sri Lanka vs Scotland at The Esplanade.
Overcast - Sticky.
Scotland won by 70 runs.

Scotland : 5-208 J.Law 54* (64b 1x4 2x6) SR 84.38, P.Ingram 2-47.
Sri Lanka : 138 (44.4) V.Vonhagt 49 (77b 3x1 1x6) SR 63.64, T.Donachie 4-50, T.Fletcher 3-21.

A nice win for the lads on Wednesday posting 5-208 in bowler friendly conditions which I was more than pleased with and to have a debutant top scoring with an unbeaten half century was icing on the cake, well batted Joey Law. We also had 3 bowlers playing their first game for Scotland too so to defend the score with such a young attack was also very satisfying. We did miss a few chances during the match and had we held all the chances when they came our way Sri Lanka would have been all out for 118 but it was still a decent enough performance.

batsman Joseph Law (58* and a catch) fast bowlers Kyle Jamieson (0-27 off 7 and a catch) and Dan Hughes (1-18 off 8) as well as left arm medium pacer Taveon Fletcher (3-21 and a catch) all debuted against Sri Lanka and played their roles perfectly.

Pakistan vs Scotland at National Stadium.
Windy - Green.
Pakistan won by 6 wickets.

Scotland : 248 (49.1) J.Boak 77 (86b 7x4) SR 89.53, T.Donachie 64 (56b 2x4 3x6) SR 114.29, N.Naqvi 4-57.
Pakistan : 4-249 (45.1) S.Mulla 115 (111b 6x4 4x6) SR 103.60, D.Cowan 2-45.

Not a bad display with the bat to score 248 but we were bowled out in the final over. I tried some pretty experimental bowling tactics in this game and clearly they didn’t get the results we were looking for. Wicket keeper David Barclay debuted in this game but made a second ball duck with the bat, he is an accumulator with skilled power but he does look a fair way below the usual standard for international level however we have very little in the way of keepers coming through at the moment.

We put in a bid to host the first one day tour of the the season but were unsuccessful and will be playing on pitches that don’t necessarily favour our best bowlers so it could be a a difficult week. I’m still waiting to hear from anyone regarding the vacant assistant manager’s position this week, any offers will be given serious consideration.

This week we lose wicket keeper batsman James Kerr and right arm fast medium bowler Nic Hill.
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Scotland Under 20 Assistant Manager Seasons 40-45.

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