Worldwide News 2018
Aberdeenshire cricketer in critical condition ( )
Aberdeenshire's overseas player Akshu Fernando is in a critical condition after being hit by a train in his native Sri Lanka at the weekend.
Dutch name strong squad for Oman tournament ( )
The Netherlands have named a very strong squad for the quadrangular competition which will feature the hosts as well as Ireland and Scotland.
Crucial year looms for Scottish cricket ( )
The head of Scottish cricket has described 2019 as a “crucial year” for the game north of the border.
Scotland to play Afghanistan ( )
Afghanistan to play two matches at the Grange in early May 2019.
Oman and Kuwait share trophy after tie ( )
The final of the ICC U19 CWC Div.2 - Asia between Kuwait and Oman played at TCG in Bangkok finished in a tie with both teams having scored 131 runs apiece.
Oman and Kuwait reach the final ( )
t was semi-final day in the U19 CWC Division 2 - in Bangkok and four teams had the chance not only to reach the final but also to qualify for Division 1- Asia and move a step closer to playing in the next U19 World Cup.
Semi-finalists decided in U19 qualifiers ( )
The final day of the group stages in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Division Two – Asia Qualifier was a dramatic one as the last three semi-final places were decided.
All to play for after Qatar deny Saudi Arabia ( )
The fifth day of the Asia Under 19 qualifier saw Saudi Arabia facing Qatar knowing that victory would guarantee them a place in the semi-finals from Group A.
Oman reach semi-final ( )
Oman became the first team to reach the semi-finals as they just managed to overcome Saudi Arabia, but Bahrain missed out on qualification as they were beaten by Hong Kong.
Two out of two for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain ( )
The second day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division 2 being played in Bangkok and Chiang Mai saw Bahrain and Saudi Arabia make it two wins out of two.
Hong Kong and Bahrain take opening day honours ( )
The two outstanding individual performances came in Group B matches in Chiang Mai where Kalhan Challu of Hong Kong scored the first century of the competition against China and Sajjad Khan of Bahrain ended the match against Maldives in style with his fifth wicket, all of which were bowled.
Thailand hosting U19 Qualifier ( )
The Asia Qualifier Division 2 for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is being held in Thailand from 9-17 December with ten teams playing in group matches in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Derbyshire sign Logan Van Beek ( )
Netherlands and New Zealand A all-rounder Logan Van Beek has been signed by Derbyshire as an overseas player for the 2019 season.
Stuart Whittingham signs for Gloucestershire ( )
Scotland International Stuart Whittingham has signed for Gloucestershire on a three-year deal from Sussex.
Dutch confirm Oman tournament participation ( )
The KNCB have joined Oman and Scotland in confirming their participation in a Quadrangular tournament alongside Ireland next February.
Davey signs contract extension with Somerset ( )
Somerset all-rounder Josh Davey has signed a contract extension which will see the Scotland International remain at the club until at least September 2020.
Scotland v Sri Lanka ODIs confirmed ( )
Scotland's men will take on Sri Lanka next summer in two ODI’s.
Oman quadrangular tournament ( )
February will see Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Oman play the first ever T20I series in Oman.
USA clinch final Division Two slot ( )
The final game in Oman saw USA dispatch Singapore to secure its spot alongside its host in ICC World Cricket League Division 2.
Oman clinch title as Denmark finish with win ( )
Oman ensured it would finish with a 100 per cent record in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 by recording a big win over Uganda, while Denmark ended its campaign on a high on the penultimate day of action.
Oman seal promotion ( )
Oman will be back in World Cricket League Division Two in Namibia in April, after securing promotion at the first time of asking on a dramatic Friday that saw both matches go down to the final over.
Global Development squad off to the Big Bash ( )
Eleven promising international players form part of the second Women’s Global Development Squad (WGDS) following the success of the programme in partnership with the ECB Super League in July.
USA go top with close win over Denmark ( )
There was plenty of tension at Oman Club Turf 2 as USA made it three wins from three with a narrow 16-run triumph against Denmark to go level at the top of the table.
Oman top table after beating Denmark ( )
Oman’s hope of bouncing back into World Cricket League Division Two at the first time of asking is getting stronger by the day.
Irfan's bowling action found to be illegal ( )
The Expert Panel appointed to review the bowling action of Uganda’s Irfan Muhammad has concluded that his action is illegal and, as such, the spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
USA and Singapore record impressive wins ( )
USA and Singapore both wrapped up eye-catching victories on a thrilling third day of action at the ICC World Cricket League Division 3.
Oman and USA win on day two ( )
Oman made it two wins from two as they beat Singapore, while the USA opened their account with a 54-run win against Uganda.
Opening day wins for Oman and Uganda ( )
Uganda and hosts Oman both secured impressive victories on a scintillating opening day of action in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3.
Lots to play for as WCL Division 3 gets under way ( )
Denmark, Kenya, Oman, Singapore, Uganda and USA will be striving to enter the pathway to the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as high as possible.
Sharif signs for Whitehaven CC ( )
Scotland international Safyan Sharif has signed for Cumbrian Premier League side Whitehaven for the 2019 season.
Scotland to play Spain ( )
A Scotland XI will play a Spain XI in a T20 match in La Manga on 15 November.
Moses delivers Botswana to promised land ( )
They say there is no substitute for experience, and James Moses of Botswana proved that old adage very true on the final day of the ICC World Twenty20 Africa C Qualifier tournament in Gaborone.
Scotland coaching team confirmed for La Manga ( )
Cricket Scotland have confirmed the coaching and support team for the men’s upcoming training camp in La Manga.
WCL Division 3 squads named ( )
The ICC has announced the match schedule of the WCL Division 3, and also confirmed the six squads as well as match officials for the event that will be played across two Oman venues from 9 to 19 November.
Botswana, Namibia, St Helena make impressive starts ( )
The ICC World Twenty20 Africa C Qualifiers are underway in Botswana, with favourites Namibia, as well as the hosts Botswana, off to an ideal start.
Madsen to work with Scotland’s home-based players ( )
Derbyshire batsman Wayne Madsen will spend three days in Edinburgh working with Scotland’s home-based players, as the winter programme gets underway.
Bailey buoyant on Scottish future ( )
Acting Scotland men’s head coach Toby Bailey is excited for the future of the sport in this country as he prepares to take a wider performance squad to La Manga for a training camp next month.
Americas region back in play for Women's World Cup qualifying ( )
The Americas region is now back involved with qualification for the 2021 women's world cup after originally being excluded.
The future - or lack thereof - of the Intercontinental Cup ( )
The ICC's latest announcements imply that the Intercontinental Cup as we know it has come to an end.
The new world league order ( )
The ICC replaces the World Cricket League with a new men's World Cup qualifying pathway
Bradburn excited by Scotland call ( )
For the last few years a Bradburn has been picking the Scotland cricket team, but in the future there may well be a Bradburn in the playing XI after 16-year-old Tom was named in the training squad.
USA name squad for WCL 3 ( )
USA Cricket has announced the squad to compete in ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Muscat, Oman from November 7 through November 21.
Nepal win Asia qualifier ( )
Nepal fulfilled pre-tournament expectations to lift the ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier 'B' trophy despite having their final match against Singapore abandoned in Malaysia.
Kelburne sign Shanuka Dulaj ( )
Scottish club Kelburne have signed Sri Lankan Shanuka Dulaj for their 2019 WDCU first division campaign.
Nepal and Singapore secure Asia Final places ( )
Nepal and Singapore secured their berths to the ICC World Twenty20 Asia Finals after confirming a top-three finish at the ICC World T20 Asia Qualifier 'B' in Malaysia on Tuesday.
Three Hong Kong players charged by ICC ( )
The ICC has charged three Hong Kong players with 19 counts of breaching the Anti-Corruption Code. Irfan Ahmed will face nine charges, whilst Nadeem Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad face five.
Kinrara eviction caps week of bad news for associate cricket ( )
The Malaysian Cricket Association are set to be evicted from the Kinrara Academy Oval after a new developer took over the land.
Gordon delighted at England call-up ( )
20 year-old Kirstie Gordon is a surprise inclusion in the England Women's T20 World Cup squad.
Namibia withdraw from CSA competitions ( )
After due and careful consideration, and with clear understanding of our international obligations, Namibia have taken the proactive decision to withdraw from the Sunfoil 3 Day Cup and the Provincial 1 Day Challenge.
Klaassen signs deal with Kent ( )
Kent have signed Netherlands left-arm fast bowler Fred Klaassen on a two-year contract.
USA complete tournament win ( )
USA secure first place in the Americas sub-regional qualifier after final days play.
USA and Canada play out another thriller ( )
Steven Taylor scores 22 from the final over to lead the USA to a two wicket win over Canada.
Canada secure regional final place ( )
Canada secure qualification for next year's Americas regional final after a thumping win over Bellize.
Klokker brilliance ensures Denmark levels series ( )
The two-match series between Leinster Bolts and Denmark ended all-square in two excellent encounters.
Canada still unbeaten after super over win ( )
Canada remain unbeaten in the Americas sub-regional qualifier after a super over win over the USA.
USA and Canada win again ( )
Easy wins again for Canada and the USA in the Americas sub-regional qualifier.
Easy wins for USA and Canada on day one ( )
USA and Canada record easy wins over Panama and Belize respectively.
T20 World Cup qualifying tournament being held in USA ( )
The road to the men’s ICC World T20 2020, heads to Raleigh in the United States, where the second of two Americas regional qualifiers takes place; with Belize, Canada, Panama and USA fighting for two qualifying spots.
Nine players awarded central contracts by KNCB ( )
Skipper Pieter Seelaar, Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Freddie Klaassen, Scott Edwards, and teenager Bas de Leede are the lucky nine.
Treble for Grange ( )
Gordon Goudie stars with bat and ball as Grange demolish Heriot's to win the Scottish Cup.
Goudie stars as Grange lift cup ( )
IT was a case of another week and another wonderful success for Grange as they cruised to Scottish Cup final glory against Heriot’s at Portgower Place.
Grange going for the treble ( )
GRANGE will today attempt to complete an unprecedented treble when they face derby rivals Heriot’s in an eagerly anticipated Scottish Cup Final.
Hong Kong reach Asia Cup ( )
Hong Kong beat the UAE to secure qualification to the Asia Cup.
Grant Bradburn leaves Scotland for Pakistan ( )
Grant Bradburn is to step down as National Coach of the Scotland cricket team after over four years to take up a position as assistant coach with Pakistan.
Asia Cup Qualifier finely poised ( )
A rain affected day in Kuala Lumpur leaves four teams still in contention for the Asia Cup Qualifier final.
Blain rolls back the years ( )
JOHN Blain produced a seam bowling masterclass as Eastern Premier champions Grange won the Cricket Scotland Grand Final with an easy win over Ferguslie at Lochlands, Arbroath.
Oman remain unbeaten ( )
Oman have three wins from three games in the Asia Cup Qualifier.
Giants meet in Scottish Cup showdown ( )
SCOTTISH cricket’s domestic showpiece is set for a meeting of minds when Western Premier champions Ferguslie face Grange, winners of the Eastern Premier, in today’s Grand Final at Lochlands, Arbroath.
Asia Cup Qualifier underway in Malaysia ( )
Qualification for next month's Asia Cup begins in Malaysia.
Vanuatu qualify despite loss ( )
Despite losing to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu secure qualification to the EAP regional final.
Papua New Guinea secure qualification ( )
Papua New Guinea secure their place in the EAP regional final after two wins on the penultimate day of the sub-regional qualifier.
Salmond dynasty lives on ( )
THE Salmond cricketing dynasty of Arbroath lives on.
Ferguslie win again ( )
JAMEY Carruthers, the Ferguslie skipper, says his team will head into Saturday’s Grand Final against Grange in high spirits after completing their triumphant Western Premier campaign with a comprehensive win over deposed champions Prestwick.
Papua New Guinea still unbeaten in EAP qualifier ( )
Papua New Guinea win again as the East Asia Pacific sub-region A World T20 qualifier continues.
Grange and Ferguslie end on high ( )
GRANGE and Ferguslie warmed-up for Saturday’s Grand Final in style with emphatic wins in their closing league matches of the season.
Day two washout in Fiji ( )
Day two of the ICC EAP sub-region A World T20 qualifier is washed out.
Two wins for PNG as EAP qualifier begins ( )
Papua New Guinea win two from two as the first EAP sub-regional qualifier begins in Fiji.
Glenrothes struggling for survival ( )
GLENROTHES have ended their season prematurely - battling to save their existence as one of Scotland’s leading clubs.
Greenock taking nothing for granted ( )
GREENOCK will take nothing for granted this afternoon as they seek the three bonus points from their home clash with Poloc that would guarantee Western Premier survival.
Fiji to host T20 World Cup qualifier ( )
The road to the men’s ICC World T20 2020 continues in Fiji this week with two teams qualifying for next year’s regional final, as the first of two 2018 East-Asia Pacific regional qualifiers gets underway.
Chambers heading to Australia ( )
Promising FCC youngster Greg Chambers who will be headed to Adelaide in October for a 10-week spell of “intensive and appropriate” training at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy.
Colombia to host South American Championship ( )
The men's and women's South American Championship starts in Colombia tomorrow.
Artificial pitches now allowed for T20Is ( )
Artificial pitches are now approved for use in official Twenty20 Internationals.
Six teams make women's T20I debut ( )
Six African teams make their women's T20I debut in Botswana.
Tributes paid to champions Grange ( )
Grange not only swept aside challenge of neighbours Heriot’s, they also claimed their mantle as champions.
Rain ruins relegation battle ( )
THIS summer may ultimately be remembered for long spells of glorious sunshine but rain played a major part in resolving what was emerging as a thrilling relegation battle in the Western Premier division.
Blain rolls back the years as Grange clinch title ( )
JOHN Blain yesterday rolled back the years to help Grange clinch the Eastern Premier title with an emphatic 138-run victory over champions Heriot’s at Goldenacre.
Western relegation battle reaches crucial phase ( )
THE battle to beat the drop reaches a critical stage this afternoon with no fewer than four sides desperate to secure Western Premier status.
Blain hoping weather gods play ball ( )
GRANGE player-coach John Blain is praying that the weather gods will allow his men to claim the Eastern Premiership crown ON the playing field rather than off it.
Edinburgh teams to battle it out for silverware ( )
This Sunday, August 19 two cricket teams will make the trip through from Edinburgh to Paisley to play in the Citylets Scottish Cup final - and it promises to be a cracker.
English hails skipper Carruthers as Ferguslie crowned champions ( )
MICHAEL English last night hailed skipper Jamey Carruthers for leading Ferguslie to their first league title in 51 years and predicted they won’t have so long to wait for their next one.
Grange closing in on title ( )
GRANGE can now only derail themselves in their quest to claim the Eastern Premiership crown.
Ferguslie clinch title ( )
FERGUSLIE were celebrating after beating Greenock to clinch the Western Premier title for the first time.
Arbroath to have say in title destination ( )
ARBROATH may be conspicuous absentees from the race for the title - but defiant skipper Marc Petrie believes they can have a big say in the destination of the silverware.
Ferguslie deserved champions ( )
WIN or lose, Ferguslie will today be confirmed as Western Premier champions for the first time following their clash with Greenock at Glenpark.
Charlie Burke to join Philippines coaching team ( )
Former Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke will assist the Philippines at their regional World T20 qualifying tournament in December.
Denmark secure promotion with 3rd place play-off win ( )
Denmark join the Netherlands and France in securing qualification to the next stage of Under-19 World Cup qualification.
Ryan Brown keeps Heriot's in title hunt ( )
WHEN Scotland spinner Mark Watt departed from champions Heriot’s to ply his trade south of the border, there were fears at Goldenacre that their attack would be blunted.
Coronation crown awaits Ferguslie ( )
FERGUSLIE’s coronation as Western Premier champions may have to wait a few days but Saturday’s fine win against Dumfries, combined with Clydesdale’s loss to West of Scotland, means it is merely a matter of “when” not “if.”
Netherlands progress to next stage ( )
The Netherlands secure qualification to Division One of the European leg of qualification for the 2020 Under-19 World Cup.
Ferguslie close in on title ( )
A memorable day for Paisley’s sporting public saw not only St Mirren make a winning return to Scottish football’s top flight but also the town’s leading cricket club move to the brink of clinching the Western Premier title for the first time.
Ferguslie and Dumfries meet in crunch clash ( )
For leaders Ferguslie victory could be enough to see them clinch their first Western Premier title while defeat for Dumfries would see the Nunholm men slip closer towards the regelation trapdoor.
Leask looking for strong finish ( )
MICHAEL Leask has called on Forfarshire to use their derby demolition job as a springboard to a top-three finish.
Netherlands make it three from three in Essex ( )
The Netherlands have three wins from three after today's play in European Division Two Under-19 World Cup qualifying.
Sensational finish as Nepal record first ODI win ( )
Nepal win off the last ball in a sensational finish to the second ODI in Amstelveen.
Norway and Netherlands win on day two in Essex ( )
Norway and the Netherlands record wins on day two of the European Under-19 Division 2 World Cup Qualifying tournament.
Nepal collapse to defeat in maiden ODI ( )
A performance reminiscent of too many Nepal matches sees them collapse from 85-1 to 134 as they lose their first ODI.
European Under-19 Qualifier underway in Essex ( )
A close match between Guernsey and Sweden highlights day one of the European Under-19 Division Two World Cup Qualifier.
2020 Under 19 World Cup qualifiers get under way ( )
The road to the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, begins today with more teams than ever before in an expanded qualification process that includes 50 teams in the regional qualifiers.
Wallace pride at brilliant hundred ( )
FORFARSHIRE hero Craig Wallace looked back with pride on the remarkable innings that destroyed neighbours Arbroath - but insisted the victory doesn’t mean they are now top dogs on Tayside.
Wallace century earns Forfarshire bragging rights ( )
CRAIG Wallace hammered a brilliant century as Forfarshire claimed the Angus derby bragging rights with a thumping win over Arbroath at Forthill.
Greenock step up survival bid ( )
GREENOCK will today step-up their bid for top-flight survival when they entertain Clydesdale at Glenpark.
Watts hoping for strong finish by Carlton ( )
CLUB captain Fraser Watts is hoping Carlton’s Masterton Trophy Final triumph can act as a springboard to a strong finish to their league campaign.
Forres booted out of cup final ( )
A team of north of Scotland cricketers have missed out on the biggest match of their lives after fielding two ineligible players.
Ten Doeschate in Dutch squad for Lord's trip ( )
The Netherlands have named their squads for their T20 series against MCC and Nepal, and two ODI's against Nepal.
Three Scots included in MCC for Lord's T20 matches ( )
Three Scotland internationals have been included in the MCC squad which will take on both Nepal and The Netherlands at Lord's on Sunday.
Title two-way tussle ( )
Forfarshire’s slim hopes of figuring in the scamper to the line evaporated as they were toppled by champions Heriot’s, who are the only side that can prevent Grange lifting the silverware.
Ferguslie juggernaut back in gear ( )
THE Ferguslie juggernaut clicked back into gear at Meikleriggs on Saturday as the league leaders took another step towards the Western Premier title with an eight-wicket win over Stirling.
Grange and Ferguslie remain on course for Scottish titles ( )
GRANGE remain on course for the Eastern Premier title after they made light work of Glenrothes in a top versus bottom clash at Raeburn Place, while FERGUSLIE maintained their relentless march towards Western Premier glory with a convincing win over in-form Stirling at Meikleriggs.
No mercy from Grange as they close in on title ( )
THE supremo of pacesetters Grange has warned basement boys Glenrothes there will be no drop in intensity or hunger in his squad when the teams clash today.
Battle for survival takes centre stage ( )
WITH Ferguslie apparently charging to the Western Premier title, the battle for survival takes centre stage as Ayr, Greenock and Dumfries step-up their dogfight to beat the drop.
Grange and Ferguslie both win ahead of semi-final ( )
GRANGE and Ferguslie, the Eastern and Western Premier leaders, secured easy wins yesterday to set up an intriguing Citylets Scottish Cup semi-final.
Watson confident West can rekindle campaign ( )
GREGG Watson is confident West of Scotland can put recent disappointments behind them and rekindle their Western Premier campaign with victory at Greenock.
Forfarshire hoping to keep up momentum ( )
FORFARSHIRE skipper Umair Mohammed is hoping there are no aviation issues as he dashes back from Corfu for today’s crucial clash with Stew-Mel.
Tanzania surprise Uganda; Kenya win again ( )
Wins for Tanzania and Kenya on the fourth day of play of the Africa B Sub-Regional qualifier.
Kenya remain unbeaten; Uganda thrash Rwanda ( )
Wins for Kenya and Uganda as the Africa B Region qualifier continues in Rwanda.
Ferguslie march towards title ( )
A potentially decisive day at the top of the Western Premier saw leaders Ferguslie continue their march to the title while both their closest challengers slipped up.
Superb Forfarshire beat Grange ( )
THE title race in the Eastern Premiership was blown wide open as Forfarshire produced a superb all-round display to wreck the unbeaten record of Grange on their own turf.
Grange loss blows title race wide open ( )
GRANGE last night slipped to their first defeat of the campaign as Forfarshire blew the Eastern Premier title race wide open with a thrilling win at Portgower Place.
Arbroath ready to reveal real selves ( )
The midway point of the competitive season may have come and gone - but it is only now that Arbroath will unveil their real selves, according to skipper Marc Petrie.
Uddingston atttempt to derail Ferguslie ( )
UDDINGSTON will today become the latest team to attempt to derail Ferguslie’s apparently relentless charge to Western Premier glory.
Record breaking Kenyan innings highlights day 2 in Rwanda ( )
A record total from Kenya is the highlight of Africa B qualifying today in Rwanda.
Kenya and Tanzania win as Africa B qualifier begins ( )
Kenya and Tanzania win on the opening day of the Africa Region B Qualifier for the 2020 World T20.
Clydesdale still believe despite Ferguslie blow ( )
COLIN Mitchell, the Clydesdale manager, stopped short of conceding the title in the wake of his side’s narrow defeat to leaders Ferguslie at Titwood.
Ferguslie knock out holders Carlton ( )
CARLTON’S hopes of keeping a grip on the Citylets Scottish Cup were dashed as they were swept aside by Ferguslie.
Development awards winners revealed by ICC ( )
The Emirates Cricket Board has been awarded the Gray-Nicolls Best Overall Cricket Development Programme for its widespread success in 2017.
Ferguslie take major stride towards title glory ( )
FERGUSLIE took a huge step towards Western Premier glory with a hard-fought 9-run win over closest challengers Clydesdale at sun-kissed Titwood.
Sidebottom move to Grange in doubt ( )
GRANGE’S ambitious bid to bring former England star Ryan Sidebottom to Raeburn Place has been thrown into doubt.
Clydesdale confident ahead of Ferguslie battle ( )
COLIN Mitchell, the Clydesdale manager, believes his side can give leaders Ferguslie a run for their money in today’s top Western Premier clash.
Carson upstages Chalmers in Watsonians triumph ( )
IN normal circumstances, an unbeaten century by skipper Ewan Chalmers would be the highlight of any Watsonians victory.
Carruthers delight at Ferguslie demolition job ( )
JAMEY Carruthers, the Ferguslie captain, was singing the praises of his team on Saturday evening following their 258-run demolition of Western Premier champions Prestwick at Meikleriggs.
Runs rain down in Scotland ( )
AFTER last week’s near washout it was raining runs yesterday as batsmen in several quarters welcomed a return to sunny conditions.
Prestwick to pay tribute to Hubbard ( )
Club legend Hubbard, who died during the week, was better known as the ‘Penalty King’ of Rangers.
Friends become rivals as Forfarshire and Glenrothes clash ( )
AS team-mates, Michael Leask and Safyaan Sharif played major roles in Scotland’s recent stunning triumphs over England and the Netherlands.
Scotland beat Netherlands in tri-series ( )
Scotland kept alive their hopes of securing the tri-series trophy with an emphatic seven wicket win against The Netherlands at VRA.
Rain ravages Scottish domestic programme ( )
RAIN ravaged yesterday’s domestic cricket programme with just two Western Premier matches reaching a conclusion while the entire Eastern Premier card was washed-out.
Heriots facing crucial Grange clash ( )
HERIOT’S skipper Keith Morton has played down the notion that defeat in today’s derby clash with Grange could badly hit their prospects of holding on to their league title.
Watson relishing visit of Ferguslie ( )
WEST of Scotland skipper Gregg Watson is relishing the visit of leaders Ferguslie to Hamilton Crescent.
Bradburn and MacLeod join Derbyshire ( )
Scotland batsman Calum MacLeod and Head Coach Grant Bradburn will join Derbyshire for this summer's T20 competition.
MacLeod scores century as Scotland stun England ( )
Calum MacLeod’s brilliant 140 stunned England as Scotland claimed an historic first win against England.
Carruthers slams Ferguslie performance ( )
JAMEY Carruthers, the Ferguslie skipper, pulled no punches in the wake of his side’s first defeat of the season against Greenock on Saturday.
Grange find perfect combination ( )
TO describe league title race leaders Grange as a potent blend of youth and experience could be the understatement of the season. Just ask Arbroath!
Grange maintain unbeaten run ( )
Grange may have been without two of their star players but that did not prevent the Eastern Premier leaders from extending their unbeaten start to the season.
Thailand stun Sri Lanka in Women's Asia Cup ( )
Thailand secure a last ball win over Sri Lanka, their first over a full member.
Glenrothes facing crucial clash with Stew-Mel ( )
STAND-IN skipper Vasu Reddy admitted Glenrothes face one of their most crucial ever matches.
Clydesdale look to keep touch with Ferguslie ( )
CLYDESDALE host Prestwick in the Western Premier’s top fixture and the incentive for both sides is clear: win or risk losing touch with runaway leaders Ferguslie.
Netherlands invest in youth for T20 series ( )
Coach Ryan Campbell and his selectors have named a squad which has a nice blend of youth and experience for the upcoming tri-series with Ireland and Scotland.
Scotland unveil T20 squad for Pakistan and Tri-Series ( )
The Scotland squad for the two Pakistan T20s and tour for the Netherlands Tri-series has been announced.
Scotland name squad for England clash ( )
The Scotland selectors have named their 15-man squad to face England on June 10 at the Grange in Edinburgh.
No giant-killing act for Meigle ( )
Perthshire minnows Meigle were unable to cash in on their second chance to become giant killers in the Citylets Scottish Cup.
Greenock beat Uddingston to seal first win ( )
Greenock grabbed their first win of the campaign at the expense of Uddingston as rain played its part on a day of dramatic Western Premier action.
Greaves relief as Forfashire beat Aberdeenshire ( )
Chris Greaves couldn’t mask his relief after helping to steer Forfarshire to a clear-cut triumph over Aberdeenshire.
Grange maintain winning start ( )
GRANGE, the Eastern Premier leaders, maintained their winning start to the campaign with a DLS win over Corstorphine at Barnton.
Ferguslie chasing joy of six ( )
Leaders Ferguslie want to savour the joy of six when they head down the M74 to face Dumfries.
RHC facing tough tussle with Grange ( )
RHC player-coach Majid Haq will warn his side to prepare for their biggest ever test when they square up to pacesetters Grange.
Four teams added to ODI rankings ( )
Nepal, Scotland, the Netherlands and the UAE have been added to the ODI rankings with effect from 1 June.
European T20 WCQ fixtures announced ( )
The event will be hosted by KNCB in the Netherlands, with matches played between 29 August and 3 September 2018.
Blain delight as Grange surge to top ( )
PLAYER-COACH John Blain hailed the talents of Dylan Budge and Andrew Brock after Grange surged clear at the top of the league.
Clarke praises Uddingston resilience ( )
UDDINGSTON skipper Bryan Clarke heaped praise on his rejuvenated side after their latest victory but still believes leaders Ferguslie are the team to beat in the Western Premier title race.
Heriot's suffer first defeat ( )
CHAMPIONS Heriot’s suffered their first defeat of the campaign as neighbours Grange grabbed pole position in the Eastern Premier title race.
Five in a row for Falkland ( )
Falkland confirmed their early season status as favourites to win the North East Championship with a convincing seven wicket win against Strathmore at Scroggie Park.
Carruthers looking for Ferguslie improvement ( )
FERGUSLIE skipper Jamey Carruthers is looking for improvements from his side – despite boasting a perfect record of four wins in the opening month of the season.
Lochlands showdown in Tayside derby ( )
WHILE unbeaten Edinburgh neighbours Heriot’s and Grange will be widely backed to keep up their powerful start to the campaign with home triumphs over Aberdeenshire and Carlton respectively, the most keenly fought derby in the league takes place on Tayside.
Kalis awarded Queensland contract ( )
Dutch teenager Sterre Kalis has been awarded a contract with Queensland Fire for the 2018-19 season.
Snater called into Essex squad ( )
Netherlands pace bowler Shane Snater has been named in a 13-man squad by Essex for their one-day clash with Hampshire.
Azam hits ton as Lions roar in cup ( )
HAMMAD Azam blasted a brilliant century to carry RHC Lions through to the second round of the Citylets Scottish Cup.
Seamless transition for Heriots ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 have recruited Sri Lankan all-rounder Akshu Fernando for their 2018 campaign.
UAE seal qualification ( )
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’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 ( )
The ICC will soon allow all member countries to play full T20Is.
RHC sign Pakistan international Hammad Azam ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 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 ( )
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 ( )
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’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 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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
Netherlands all-rounder Sterre Kalis has been rewarded with the prestigious Tasmanian Cricketer of the Year accolade.
Two new signings head to Netherlands ( )
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 The Netherlands will play T20 contests against the MCC at Lord's on Sunday July 29th.
Denmark name WCL squad ( )
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 have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Trevor Garwe for the forthcoming campaign.
Coetzer top of the charts ( )
Scotland captain passes 5000 runs and tops the charts for his country.
Nabi signs for Leicestershire ( )
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 ( )
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 have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Cephas Zhuwao for the 2018 season.
T20 World Cup Qualifiers get under way ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
Hosts Thailand secure their place in the final of the ACC East Region T20.
Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension ( )
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 ( )
The Asian Cricket Council's 2018 tournament calendar gets underway in Thailand with the ACC East Region T20.
Dutch dominate Hong Kong ( )
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 ( )
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 have signed Indian all-rounder Saurabh Bandekar for the 2018 campaign.
Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
Today's Namibia v Kenya match sees the latter's relegation to WCL3 confirmed.
Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller ( )
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 at WCL2 after beating Kenya. Wins also for Nepal and Namibia.
Another wash out for Namibia and Kenya ( )
A wet day in Windhoek causes an early end to Namibia v Kenya.
Canada and Oman win on day two ( )
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 ( )
Division Two of the World Cricket League begins in Namibia with wins for Nepal, Canada and the UAE.
Jay Bista joins Quick ( )
Quick Haag have signed 22 year-old all-rounder Jay Bista for the 2018 season.
Rashid Khan signs for Sussex ( )
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 ( )
Quick Haag have signed 24 year-old New Zealand all-rounder Sean Davey.
Zimbabwe Women name squad ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 Jagat Tamata has hit out at ICC after their request to tour South Africa was refused by the organising body.
Death of Dik Abed ( )
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, 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 will be against India in June.
Scottish Cup draw made ( )
The draw for the first round of the Scottish Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties.
Scotland Women’s Awards Evening ( )
The 2017 Scottish Women’s Awards evening took place at Inch Park Edinburgh at the weekend.
Canada name squad for WCL ( )
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 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 ( )
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 ( )
Rohan Mustafa skippers the UAE in their two ODI's against Ireland this week.
Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series ( )
Mohammed Shahzad is back in both squads after his shortened doping ban.
Double boost for Glenrothes ( )
Glenrothes have been handled a double boost with the capture of Abdul Sabri and Hamza Tahir from Poloc.
Dutch name WCQ training squad ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 ( )
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 will be hoping for improved fortunes in the 2018 season after a fairly miserable 2017 campaign.
Ramage at U19 World Cup ( )
Scottish umpire Ian Ramage has been named one of the officials for the U19 World Cup.