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Azam hits ton as Lions roar in cup Azam hits ton as Lions roar in cup ZZZZ5:39 amZZZZ
HAMMAD Azam blasted a brilliant century to carry RHC Lions through to the second round of the Citylets Scottish Cup.
Seamless transition for Heriots Seamless transition for Heriots ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
HERIOT’S skipper Keith Morton reckons the evolution of his side since last season’s title triumph has been extensive but seamless.
Watson believes West can hit the heights Watson believes West can hit the heights ZZZZ5:35 amZZZZ
GREGG Watson believes West of Scotland can hit the heights after they continued their promising return to the top flight with victory over Ayr at Cambusdoon.
Mackaness five wicket haul leads Aberdeenshire to win Mackaness five wicket haul leads Aberdeenshire to win ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
ABERDEENSHIRE are emerging as potential Eastern Premier challengers after completing their third win in four starts at the expense of Stewarts Melville.
Brock unfazed by Sharif absence Brock unfazed by Sharif absence ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
GRANGE mainstay Andrew Brock insisted his unbeaten side’s approach to the trip to Glenrothes will not change - despite the absence of star turn Safyaan Sharif from the home line-up.
Clarke relishing Poloc challenge Clarke relishing Poloc challenge ZZZZ11:52 pmZZZZ
UDDINGSTON skipper Bryan Clarke is relishing the challenge of today’s visit to Poloc as his side aim to build on their first win of the campaign.
Clydesdale kickstart season with win over Poloc Clydesdale kickstart season with win over Poloc ZZZZ2:15 amZZZZ
OLD and new combined to stunning effect as Clydesdale kickstarted their Western Premier campaign with an emphatic derby win over Poloc at Titwood.
Leask stars in Forfarshire win Leask stars in Forfarshire win ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
MICHAEL Leask sought to play down his contribution to Forfarshire’s solid victory over Stew-Mel and insisted it had been teamwork that paved the way for they success. at Inverleith.
Ferguslie flying high with Ayr win Ferguslie flying high with Ayr win ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
High-flying Ferguslie consolidated their position at the top of the Western Premier, taking advantage of their third consecutive home game to overpower Ayr by 173 runs in the Meikleriggs sunshine.
Ferguslie ready for Ayr clash Ferguslie ready for Ayr clash ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
HIGH-FLYING Ferguslie will bid to ‘home-in’ on another victory when they host Ayr in the Western Premier’s top match.
Azam ready for RHC debut Azam ready for RHC debut ZZZZ1:48 amZZZZ
New RHC Lions pro Hammed Azam will be battling against the elements as well as Aberdeenshire today when he makes his debut for RHC Lions at Mannofield.
Award for Scottish scorer Award for Scottish scorer ZZZZ10:20 amZZZZ
Michael Clarkson, scorer for Uddingston CC in the Western Union Premier Division, has been presented with the WM Mann award for 2018.
Watson believes win will be springboard to success Watson believes win will be springboard to success ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
West of Scotland skipper Gregg Watson believes Saturday’s hard-fought win at Dumfries can provide the springboard for a successful return to the top flight.
Goudie plays down five star role Goudie plays down five star role ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
Modest Gordon Goudie played down the lethal bowling display that propelled Grange to glory against Forfarshire - and diverted praise to home skipper Craig Wallace.
Goudie rolls back the years Goudie rolls back the years ZZZZ4:45 amZZZZ
Former Saltires star Gordon Goudie turned back the clock with a vintage display as Eastern Premier title favourites Grange flexed their muscles to edge out a fighting Forfarshire at Forthill.
Carruthers upbeat ahead of Uddingstown clash Carruthers upbeat ahead of Uddingstown clash ZZZZ1:37 amZZZZ
Ferguslie skipper Jamey Carruthers is determined to ensure his team does not rest on their laurels after last week’s outstanding win over Clydesdale.
Sharif back for Glenrothes Sharif back for Glenrothes ZZZZ1:28 amZZZZ
The man who so nearly propelled Scotland to the World Cup will make his delayed return to the domestic stage today.
Budge, Munsey and Tahir star as Durham beaten Budge, Munsey and Tahir star as Durham beaten ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
Centuries from Dylan Budge and George Munsey helped Scotland A to a emphatic 9-wicket win against a very strong Durham second XI, bolstered by the inclusion of seven first-team players mid-way through the contest.
Kuwait clinch third qualifier slot Kuwait clinch third qualifier slot ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
Kuwait beat Saudi Arabia on the final day of the ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifiers ‘A’ to take the third qualification spot.
Morton relief as Heriot's beat RHC Morton relief as Heriot's beat RHC ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
Heriot's skipper Keith Morton couldn’t disguise his relief after his side shook off the jitters to launch their title defence with a victory over newly promoted RHC Lions.
Stirling stun Prestwick Stirling stun Prestwick ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Matt Tweedie, the Stirling captain, lavished praise on his top-flight newcomers after they secured a convincing opening day victory over champions Prestwick at the Henry Thow Oval.
Jack stars as Stormers down Eagles Jack stars as Stormers down Eagles ZZZZ9:28 amZZZZ
A half century from Lorna Jack an four wckets for Rachel Scholes helped the Stormers defeat the Eagles in the first match of the rebranded Scottish Women's Regional Series at The Grange.
Prestwick taking nothing for granted Prestwick taking nothing for granted ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
Shahzad Rafiq, the Prestwick captain, says his team will take nothing for granted as they launch the defence of their Western Premier title on Saturday.
Haq excited at top flight return Haq excited at top flight return ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
Majid Haq couldn’t disguise his excitement and anticipation as he stepped up preparations for his return to Scottish top-flight league action.
Aberdeenshire sign Sri Lankan professional Aberdeenshire sign Sri Lankan professional ZZZZ8:56 amZZZZ
Aberdeenshire have recruited Sri Lankan all-rounder Akshu Fernando for their 2018 campaign.
UAE seal qualification UAE seal qualification ZZZZ12:31 amZZZZ
The UAE beat Maldives by 43 runs to qualify for the next round of the World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’.
Scotland Women regional series rebranded Scotland Women regional series rebranded ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Scotland Women’s regional series kicks off at the Grange this Sunday and the new season brings a new identity for the combatants as part of a rebranding exercise by the governing body.
T20 cricket to become normal sport T20 cricket to become normal sport ZZZZ5:26 amZZZZ
The ICC will soon allow all member countries to play full T20Is.
RHC sign Pakistan international Hammad Azam RHC sign Pakistan international Hammad Azam ZZZZ11:56 pmZZZZ
Royal High Corstorphine have made a real statement of intent with the signing of Pakistan international cricketer Hammad Azam ahead of the new season.
Two out of two for UAE Two out of two for UAE ZZZZ9:50 pmZZZZ
The second day of ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’ saw UAE extend their winning streak while Qatar and Bahrain registered first wins.
Simon Ateak named Player of the Tournament Simon Ateak named Player of the Tournament ZZZZ9:48 pmZZZZ
At the end of the ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier A tournament in Lagos, Ghana and Nigeria qualified to the Africa Finals to get to the 2020 blue-ribbon tournament in Australia.
Ghana beat Nigeria to clinch qualifiers Ghana beat Nigeria to clinch qualifiers ZZZZ9:46 pmZZZZ
Ghana finished off a wonderful week at the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A tournament as they defeated Nigeria by four wickets in the last match at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos.
Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia win on opening day Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia win on opening day ZZZZ9:24 pmZZZZ
The World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’ began with hosts Kuwait registering a resounding opening win against the Maldives at Sulaibiya Cricket Ground in the tournament opener.
Ryan Sidebottom signs for Grange Ryan Sidebottom signs for Grange ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
Former Yorkshire and England international Ryan Sidebottom has signed for Grange in a real coup for the Scottish side.
Nigeria survive scare while Ghana confirm qualification Nigeria survive scare while Ghana confirm qualification ZZZZ10:02 amZZZZ
Nigeria’s resolve was tested to the utmost in the World T20 Africa Qualifier on Wednesday, as they were pushed all the way by Sierra Leone at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval.
Scotland A name squad for weekend clashes Scotland A name squad for weekend clashes ZZZZ9:48 amZZZZ
Scotland A go to Bath this weekend to begin their season with two T20’s and two 50-over games against Gloucestershire 2XI and Bath CC.
Peter Borren retires from International cricket Peter Borren retires from International cricket ZZZZ11:41 pmZZZZ
The KNCB has announced the retirement of Peter Borren as captain of the national side naming his replacement and a new team manager.
Ghana edge out Nigeria Ghana edge out Nigeria ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
The Black Sticks of Ghana hold all the aces in the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A in Lagos, after they outlasted hosts Nigeria in a thrilling clash.
Winning starts for Nigeria and Ghana Winning starts for Nigeria and Ghana ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
Nigeria made a perfect start to the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A, as they cruised past Sierra Leone by 88 runs, at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos on Saturday.
Nigeria hosts World T20 qualifier Nigeria hosts World T20 qualifier ZZZZ9:06 pmZZZZ
The festive Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval will play host to Sierra Leone, Ghana, The Gambia and hosts Nigeria over the next week, with each team playing six matches.
Safyaan Sharif Interview Safyaan Sharif Interview ZZZZ10:36 pmZZZZ
He dismissed Chris Gayle first ball on his way to becoming the joint-highest wicket-taker in the recent World Cup qualifying tournament. Now Safyaan Sharif tells Saj Sadiq about his dream of playing first-team county cricket and why Scottish cricket is on the up and up…
Kalis picks up prestigious award Kalis picks up prestigious award ZZZZ10:19 pmZZZZ
Netherlands all-rounder Sterre Kalis has been rewarded with the prestigious Tasmanian Cricketer of the Year accolade.
Two new signings head to Netherlands Two new signings head to Netherlands ZZZZ9:44 pmZZZZ
Groen & Wit and GCC Olympia have revealed new overseas players ahead of the start of the 2018 season.
Nepal and Netherlands to play MCC at Lord's Nepal and Netherlands to play MCC at Lord's ZZZZ10:56 pmZZZZ
Nepal and The Netherlands will play T20 contests against the MCC at Lord's on Sunday July 29th.
Denmark name WCL squad Denmark name WCL squad ZZZZ10:15 pmZZZZ
Danish coach Jeremy Bray has named a squad of 14 for next month's WCL Division Four in Malaysia.
West of Scotland sign Trevor Garwe West of Scotland sign Trevor Garwe ZZZZ10:15 pmZZZZ
West of Scotland have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Trevor Garwe for the forthcoming campaign.
Coetzer top of the charts Coetzer top of the charts ZZZZ8:29 amZZZZ
Scotland captain passes 5000 runs and tops the charts for his country.
Nabi signs for Leicestershire Nabi signs for Leicestershire ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammed Nabi has signed as an overseas player for Leicestershire in the T20 Blast this summer.
Netherlands to host 18 countries in European T20 bonanza Netherlands to host 18 countries in European T20 bonanza ZZZZ10:16 amZZZZ
Denmark and Jersey, World Cricket League Division 4 sides, will face tough opposition if they’re to progress towards the T20 World Cup after the draw for the World T20 Europe Qualifier was announced.
Kelburne sign Cephas Zhuwao Kelburne sign Cephas Zhuwao ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
Kelburne have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Cephas Zhuwao for the 2018 season.
T20 World Cup Qualifiers get under way T20 World Cup Qualifiers get under way ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
The journey to the men’s World T20 2020 gets under way in Argentina this month with the first of 12 regional qualifiers taking place as the ICC finally confirmed an improved qualification process for the event.
Van Der Merwe extends Somerset contract Van Der Merwe extends Somerset contract ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
Roelof van der Merwe has signed a contract extension with Somerset and will remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2019 season.
Scotland morale boost with convincing win over Netherlands Scotland morale boost with convincing win over Netherlands ZZZZ12:39 amZZZZ
An unbroken 4th wicket stand of 153 between Richie Berrington and George Munsey led Scotland to a morale boosting seven wicket win against the Netherlands in their tour match in South Africa.
Thailand secure ACC East final place Thailand secure ACC East final place ZZZZ9:40 amZZZZ
Hosts Thailand secure their place in the final of the ACC East Region T20.
Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
Netherlands speedster Timm van der Gugten has been give a boost ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers with the news that Glamorgan have extended his contract until the end of the 2020 season.
Thailand and Bhutan win as ACC East tournament kicks off Thailand and Bhutan win as ACC East tournament kicks off ZZZZ9:52 amZZZZ
The Asian Cricket Council's 2018 tournament calendar gets underway in Thailand with the ACC East Region T20.
Dutch dominate Hong Kong Dutch dominate Hong Kong ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
The Netherlands romped to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Hong Kong in their latest tour match in Pretoria.
Coetzer treble winner at Scotland awards Coetzer treble winner at Scotland awards ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer picked up three trophies in a low-key Cricket Scotland awards ceremony before their departure to prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers.
Greenock sign Saurabh Bandekar Greenock sign Saurabh Bandekar ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
Greenock have signed Indian all-rounder Saurabh Bandekar for the 2018 campaign.
Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
Netherlands Head Coach Ryan Campbell saw enough to be happy with parts of his side's performance against Ireland where they were competitive despite showing signs of rustiness after two months on the sidelines.
Carswell returning to Scotland Carswell returning to Scotland ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Kari Carswell is returning to Scotland after a stint working in New Zealand with Northern Districts in Hamilton.
UAE book ticket to Zimbabwe with win over Namibia UAE book ticket to Zimbabwe with win over Namibia ZZZZ10:51 amZZZZ
The UAE secure their place in the World Cup Qualifier after a 19 run win over the hosts in Windhoek.
Karan KC the hero as Nepal pull of final over heist Karan KC the hero as Nepal pull of final over heist ZZZZ10:04 amZZZZ
Nepal are in the World Cup Qualifier after a 51 run final wicket partnership sees them pull off one of the greatest comebacks ever.
Kenya's relegation confirmed as Namibia set up final round decider Kenya's relegation confirmed as Namibia set up final round decider ZZZZ10:10 amZZZZ
Today's Namibia v Kenya match sees the latter's relegation to WCL3 confirmed.
Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Nepal and Canada sit on top of the WCL2 table with 6 points each, but it's still all to play for.
Canada remain unbeaten Canada remain unbeaten ZZZZ8:56 amZZZZ
Canada remain unbeaten at WCL2 after beating Kenya. Wins also for Nepal and Namibia.
Another wash out for Namibia and Kenya Another wash out for Namibia and Kenya ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
A wet day in Windhoek causes an early end to Namibia v Kenya.
Canada and Oman win on day two Canada and Oman win on day two ZZZZ9:23 amZZZZ
Canada and Oman have beaten UAE and Nepal on day two in Windhoek, whilst Namibia v Kenya is washed out.
Nepal win low scoring thriller; big wins for Canada and UAE Nepal win low scoring thriller; big wins for Canada and UAE ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
Division Two of the World Cricket League begins in Namibia with wins for Nepal, Canada and the UAE.
Jay Bista joins Quick Jay Bista joins Quick ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
Quick Haag have signed 22 year-old all-rounder Jay Bista for the 2018 season.
Rashid Khan signs for Sussex Rashid Khan signs for Sussex ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be reunited with his coach at Adelaide Jason Gillespie for the 2018 T20 Blast.
Sean Davey joins Quick Haag Sean Davey joins Quick Haag ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Quick Haag have signed 24 year-old New Zealand all-rounder Sean Davey.
Zimbabwe Women name squad Zimbabwe Women name squad ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe Women have named a squad of 16 for their 8-match series against Ireland which gets under way in Harare this week.
Three Dutch players included in Hong Kong T20 blitz Three Dutch players included in Hong Kong T20 blitz ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, and Ryan ten Doeschate are all included in the 2018 Hong Kong T20 Blitz which gets under way early next month.
Squads named for WCL Division Two Squads named for WCL Division Two ZZZZ6:32 amZZZZ
There is all to play for in Namibia next month as the top two teams from World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 will qualify for the World Cup Qualifier and will be just one-step away from England and Wales 2019.
Pokana blow for PNG Pokana blow for PNG ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
The International Cricket Council has announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Papua New Guinea’s Nosaina Pokana to be illegal.
ICC to visit Nepal ICC to visit Nepal ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
A delegation from the International Cricket Council (ICC) will arrive in Nepal this weekend to progress discussions aimed at enabling the reinstatement of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to ICC membership.
Ford and Bradburn happy after competitive tri-series Ford and Bradburn happy after competitive tri-series ZZZZ5:10 amZZZZ
Ireland came out on top in the tri-series in Dubai that provided crucial preparation in the battle for qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Cross hundred leads Scotland to win over UAE Cross hundred leads Scotland to win over UAE ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
Matt Cross scored his maiden ODI hundred to lead Scotland to a hard-fought 31-run win over UAE in Dubai.
Nepal coach blasts ICC over tour arrangements Nepal coach blasts ICC over tour arrangements ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
Nepal Coach Jagat Tamata has hit out at ICC after their request to tour South Africa was refused by the organising body.
Death of Dik Abed Death of Dik Abed ZZZZ11:03 amZZZZ
Tributes have poured in for former Netherlands captain Dik Abed who has died at the age of 73.
Rashid Khan scoops Player of the Year award Rashid Khan scoops Player of the Year award ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s 18-year-old wrist spinner, has been named as the Associate Cricketer of the Year after he helped his side to victory in the Intercontinental Cup by finishing with 23 wickets in three matches.
Afghanistan's first Test set for June Afghanistan's first Test set for June ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
Afghanistan's first Test will be against India in June.
Scottish Cup draw made Scottish Cup draw made ZZZZ6:18 amZZZZ
The draw for the first round of the Scottish Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties.
Scotland Women’s Awards Evening Scotland Women’s Awards Evening ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
The 2017 Scottish Women’s Awards evening took place at Inch Park Edinburgh at the weekend.
Canada name squad for WCL Canada name squad for WCL ZZZZ8:39 amZZZZ
Canada have named their squad for next month's Division Two WCL tournament and the surprise news is the exclusion of powerful all-rounder Rizwan Cheema.
Hong Kong facing Chapman blow Hong Kong facing Chapman blow ZZZZ7:09 amZZZZ
Hong Kong could be facing a major blow ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers with the news that batting star Mark Chapman is on the verge of selection with New Zealand.
Coetzer to miss Irish clashes Coetzer to miss Irish clashes ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer will miss next week's two ODI's against Ireland and Richie Berrington will deputise in his absence.
UAE name squad for Irish clashes UAE name squad for Irish clashes ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
Rohan Mustafa skippers the UAE in their two ODI's against Ireland this week.
Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Mohammed Shahzad is back in both squads after his shortened doping ban.
Double boost for Glenrothes Double boost for Glenrothes ZZZZ11:13 amZZZZ
Glenrothes have been handled a double boost with the capture of Abdul Sabri and Hamza Tahir from Poloc.
Dutch name WCQ training squad Dutch name WCQ training squad ZZZZ10:31 amZZZZ
The Dutch selectors have named a 18-man training squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March.
Ten Hong Kong players travel to Canberra Ten Hong Kong players travel to Canberra ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
No fewer than ten Hong Kong players will be based in Australia for the next month as they gear up for the crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Western Premier Division fixtures released Western Premier Division fixtures released ZZZZ4:57 amZZZZ
Champions Prestwick have home advantage as they look to retain their title when newly promoted Stirling County visit the Henry Thow Oval.
All change at Forfarshire All change at Forfarshire ZZZZ4:06 amZZZZ
Craig Wallace becomes Head Coach for season 2018 and Michael Leask returns to the club after a spell at Somerset.
Scotland Eastern Premiership fixtures revealed Scotland Eastern Premiership fixtures revealed ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
Champions Heriot's will open the defence of their title when league new-comers RH Corstorphine visit Goldenacre. Runners up Arbroath United will also have home advantage when they entertain Stewart's Melville who have changed their name this season from SMRH.
Netherlands fixtures bonanza on the cards Netherlands fixtures bonanza on the cards ZZZZ3:28 amZZZZ
It may have been four long years in the ODI wilderness but next month will see the exile ended when ICC ratify The Netherlands place in the FTP by virtue of their victorious World Cricket League campaign.
USA to compete in West Indies Super50 competition USA to compete in West Indies Super50 competition ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
The USA are among ten teams which will participate in the West Indies Regional Super50 competition which gets under way at the end of the month.
Uganda hoping for better fortunes in 2018 Uganda hoping for better fortunes in 2018 ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Uganda will be hoping for improved fortunes in the 2018 season after a fairly miserable 2017 campaign.
Ramage at U19 World Cup Ramage at U19 World Cup ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Scottish umpire Ian Ramage has been named one of the officials for the U19 World Cup.