Scotland national cricket team

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Scotland
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Association Cricket Scotland
Personnel
Captain Kyle Coetzer
Coach Shane Burger [1]
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate Member with ODI status (1994)
ICC region Europe
ICC RankingsCurrent [2] Best-ever
ODI 14th 13th
T20I 12th 11th (31-Dec-2018)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at New Road, Worcester; 16 May 1999
Last ODIv. Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea at Mannofield Park, Aberdeen; 20 August 2019
ODIsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [3] 112 41/64
(1 tie, 6 no result)
This year [4] 6 3/3
(0 ties, 0 no result)
World Cup appearances3 (first in 1999 )
Best resultGroup stage
(1999, 2007, 2015)
World Cup Qualifier appearances6 (first in 1997 )
Best resultChampions (2005, 2014)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv. Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at Kingsmead, Durban; 12 September 2007
Last T20Iv. Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland at The Village, Malahide; 20 September 2019
T20IsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [5] 57 24/29
(1 tie, 3 no result)
This year [6] 7 4/3
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances3 (first in 2007 )
Best resultGroup stage
(2007, 2009, 2016)
World Twenty20 Qualifier appearances5 (first in 2008 )
Best resultChampions (2015)
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The Scotland national cricket team represents the country of Scotland. They play their home matches at The Grange, Edinburgh, and also some other venues.

Cricket in Scotland

Cricket has a considerably lower profile in Scotland than it has in neighbouring England. Scotland is not one of the twelve leading cricketing nations which play Test matches, but the Scottish national team is now allowed to play full One Day Internationals even outside the Cricket World Cup, in which Scotland competed in 2007. Scotland has a well established recreational cricket structure. In 2016 it was estimated that around 17,000 people play cricket in Scotland

The Grange Club cricket and sports club in the Stockbridge district of Edinburgh, Scotland

The Grange Club is a cricket and sports club in the Stockbridge district of Edinburgh, Scotland. The cricket ground, commonly known as The Grange, is the regular home of the Scotland national cricket team, and is situated adjacent to the Edinburgh Academy sports ground, which is in Raeburn Place.

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Scotland became Associate Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1994 [7] after severing links with the England cricket team two years earlier. Since then, they have played in three Cricket World Cups (1999, 2007 and 2015) and three ICC World Twenty20 tournaments (2007, 2009 and 2016). However, their first win in either of these events did not come until they beat Hong Kong in the 2016 World Twenty20. [8] Scottish cricket team is governed by Cricket Scotland.

International Cricket Council Governing body of cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from Australia, England and South Africa. It was renamed as the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and took up its current name in 1989. It organises world championship events such as Cricket World Cup, Women's Cricket World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, ICC Women's T20 World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

England cricket team Sports team

The England cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997, it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club since 1903. England, as a founding nation, is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. Until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players also played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right.

Cricket World Cup International cricket tournament

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), every four years, with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament. The tournament is one of the world's most viewed sporting events and is considered the "flagship event of the international cricket calendar" by the ICC.

Scotland have also played in every ICC Intercontinental Cup tournament, winning the inaugural edition in 2004. Between 2010 and 2013, the team competed in the ECB 40 as the Scottish Saltires.

The ICC Intercontinental Cup is a first-class cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as part of its cricket development programme. It is designed to allow Associate Members of the ICC the chance to play first-class cricket matches over four days against teams of similar skill in a competition environment and prepare them for eventual promotion to Test cricket status. First run in 2004, two of the most successful teams in the history of the tournament, Ireland and Afghanistan were promoted to Full Member and Test status, in 2017.

The 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup was the inaugural edition of the ICC Intercontinental Cup first class cricket tournament, an international cricket tournament between nations who have not been awarded Test status by the International Cricket Council. The tournament took place last from 25 March to 23 November 2004. The competition included 12 teams, divided by geographical region into four groups of three, followed by semi-finals and a final which were all played in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The ECB40, last known as the Yorkshire Bank 40 (YB40) for sponsorship reasons, was a forty-over limited overs cricket competition for the English first-class counties. It began in the 2010 English cricket season as a replacement for the Pro40 and Friends Provident Trophy competitions. Yorkshire Bank were the last sponsors, taking over the naming rights from their parent company Clydesdale Bank for the 2013 edition. Warwickshire won the inaugural tournament. The competition was replaced by a 50-over tournament, to bring the domestic game in line with the international game from 2014 on—the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Kyle Coetzer became captain of the side in November 2016 after Preston Mommsen who had captained the side since September 2014 stepped down. The coach is South African Shane Burger, who took on the role in January 2019. [1]

Kyle James Coetzer is a Scottish cricketer and current captain in international format. He also captained at Under-15, U-17 and U-19 levels including skippering in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.

Preston Mommsen Scottish cricketer

Preston Luke Mommsen is a South African-born Scottish cricketer and former captain in international limited over formats. Having represented South Africa at under 19 level he played his first game for Scotland in a first class match against the Netherlands on 10 June 2010.

Shane Burger is a South African former cricketer who played first-class cricket for KwaZulu-Natal Inland. In January 2019, he was appointed as the head coach of the Scotland national cricket team. On his appointment, Burger said he was "both delighted and honoured".

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Scotland and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 are a full T20I. [9]

Twenty20 International Form of cricket

A Twenty20 International (T20I) is a form of cricket, played between two of the international members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), in which each team faces twenty overs. The matches have top-class status and are the highest T20 standard. The game is played under the rules of Twenty20 cricket. Starting from the format's inception in 2005, T20I status only applied to Full Members and some Associate Member teams. However, in April 2018, the ICC announced that it would grant T20I status to all its 105 members from 1 January 2019.

History

Before ICC Membership

The first recorded cricket match in Scotland took place in Alloa in 1785. [10] It would be another eighty years, however, before Scotland played their first full match, against Surrey in 1865, which they won by 172 runs.

Alloa town in Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Alloa is a town in Clackmannanshire in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It is on the north bank of the Forth at the spot where some say it ceases to be the River Forth and becomes the Firth of Forth. Geographically, Alloa is south of the Ochil Hills, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Stirling and 7.9 miles (12.7 km) north of Falkirk; by water Alloa is 25 miles (40 km) from Granton.

Surrey County Cricket Club English cricket club

Surrey County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Surrey and also South London. The club was founded in 1845 but teams representing the county have played top-class cricket since the early 18th century and the club has always held first-class status. Surrey have competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

The first Scottish Cricket Union was formed in 1879, and the national team beat Australia by 7 wickets three years later. The cricket union became defunct in 1883, and Grange Cricket Club took over the administration of the game until 1909. The first match against Ireland took place in Dublin in 1888, with Ireland winning. They also played South Africa, West Indies, an all-Indian team, and New Zealand before the start of World War II.

1948 saw Australia visit Scotland for two games at the end of their tour of England. These games, both of which were won by the Australians, were to be the last international games for Don Bradman. The Don signed off in typical style, making a fine unbeaten 123 in the innings victory. [11]

Scotland first competed in English domestic cricket in 1980, when they competed in the Benson & Hedges Cup for the first time. Three years later they took part in the NatWest Trophy. Their first Benson & Hedges win came against Lancashire in 1986.

Scottish cricketers

The most famous cricketers to have come from Scotland are probably the former England captain, Mike Denness, Warwickshire all-rounder Dougie Brown, and former England Test player Gavin Hamilton. Another great Scottish cricketer was Brian Hardie, who was a major contributor to the successful Essex side of the 1970s and 1980s. Possibly one of the best spinners and certainly a respected journalist was the aptly named Ian Peebles, [12] who was one of the cricketers of the year in 1931 alongside Don Bradman.

The most infamous cricketer, a man who was vilified in Australia, was a Scot, Douglas Jardine, father to and inventor of "Body Theory", which is well documented under "Bodyline". Jardine was born in British India, and died in Switzerland, spending most of his life in England. However, his parents were Scottish. He asked for his ashes to be scattered in Scotland and gave his own children Scottish names.

ICC Membership

In 1992 Scotland severed their ties with the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB) and England, and gained Associate Membership of the ICC in their own right in 1994. [7] They competed in the ICC Trophy for the first time in 1997, finishing third and qualifying for the 1999 World Cup, where they lost all their games. [13] The 2001 ICC Trophy saw them finish 4th, losing a play-off game to Canada, [14] but they won the 2005 tournament, beating long-time rivals Ireland in the final. 2004 saw Scotland first confirm themselves as one of the leading associate nations by winning the inaugural Intercontinental Cup. However, they did not progress beyond the first round in the 2005 tournament. [15]

2006

Scotland's Ryan Watson plays through backward point for a boundary against India at Glasgow's Titwood ground, 16 August 2007 Ryan watson india odi.jpg
Scotland's Ryan Watson plays through backward point for a boundary against India at Glasgow's Titwood ground, 16 August 2007

March 2006 saw Scotland embark on a pre-season tour to Barbados. They performed with some credit, although they only won one of their 6 games, against a Barbados XI. [16] They owed much of their success to Dougie Brown, who re-qualified to represent Scotland internationally in 2004. They competed in the C & G Trophy in English domestic cricket in the early part of the 2006 English cricket season. They performed better than expected, winning three of their nine games, and finishing eighth in the Northern conference. [17]

In June, they played their first ODI since the 1999 World Cup when they took on Pakistan in Edinburgh. [18] Without key players Dougie Brown and Navdeep Poonia, they lost by five wickets. [19] They finally got their first ODI win in the European Championships in August with a win over Holland in a rain-shortened game. [20] They again missed key players for some games in this tournament though, and thanks to their loss against Ireland, finished second in the tournament. [21]

During 2006 and early 2007, Scotland participated in the third edition of the Intercontinental Cup. They beat Namibia by an innings in May 2006, but draws against Ireland in August and the United Arab Emirates in January 2007 meant that they failed to reach the final. [22] In December 2006, they travelled to Test nation Bangladesh for a two-match ODI series – their first outside the UK – but lost both matches heavily. [23]

2007

In January 2007, after the Intercontinental Cup match against United Arab Emirates in Sharjah, they travelled to Kenya, first playing in a tri-series against Canada and Kenya in Mombasa, which they finished second in. [24] This was followed by Division One of the World Cricket League in Nairobi, where Scotland finished as runners up. [25]

They then travelled to West Indies for their second World Cup. They again lost all their games and failed to progress beyond the first round. [26] Back in the UK, they competed in the Friends Provident Trophy, their only win coming against Lancashire. [27] They also drew an Intercontinental Cup match against United Arab Emirates [28] and an ODI against Pakistan in July was washed out. [29]

In July, Scotland took part in a quadrangular series in Ireland against the hosts, Holland and West Indies. However, the endeavour was not a success. They lost their matches against Ireland and West Indies with the match against Holland being abandoned due to rain.

At the beginning of August, Scotland were on Intercontinental Cup duty as they won against Holland by an innings and 59 runs. They then drew with Ireland in a rain affected match, only gaining 3 points however after a poor 1st innings display. India were Scotland's next ODI opponents in mid-August, which was shown live on BBC Scotland from Titwood, Glasgow. The match was reduced slightly to 46 overs after a couple of brief showers, but India won by 7 wickets.

Having reached the final of the World Cricket League earlier in the year, Scotland qualified to play in the Twenty20 World Championship held in South Africa. They lost by 51 runs to Pakistan in their first game, and did not get a chance to play their other Group D opponents India, as the game was washed out without a ball being bowled.

2008

In July 2008, Scotland played a tri-series against New Zealand and Ireland in Aberdeen, Scotland. Scotland beat Ireland but lost their match against New Zealand.

In early August, Scotland participated with five other Associate nations in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in Belfast. Despite an initial loss to hosts Ireland, victory against Bermuda secured a semi final slot. Throwing off the disappointment of an unexpected loss to Holland in the semi-final a few hours earlier, Scotland bounced right back for a 9 wicket victory over Kenya (who had advanced ahead of Canada), to secure third place. However, with only two nations guaranteed to progress, qualification for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 was only granted when Zimbabwe confirmed that they would not attend the tournament.

On 18 August, Scotland played their first ODI encounter against England. Hosting the Auld Enemy, at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh. However the match was abandoned due to rain after less than 3 overs of England's reply to Scotland's 156/9.

In December 2008, Cricket Scotland, the governing body of Scottish cricket, took the historic act of giving three Scotland players central contracts. Bowlers Gordon Goudie and Dewald Nel and captain Ryan Watson became the first full-time professional cricketers based in Scotland. Nineteen other cricketers have been offered part-time professional deals. [30]

2009

Scotland participated in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England in June 2009. They were drawn alongside Test nations New Zealand and South Africa in Group D, with both matches being played at The Oval in London.

The first match, against New Zealand, was shortened to 7 overs per side due to rain. Scotland batted first and made 89/4, with Kyle Coetzer top-scoring with 33. However, three no-balls and a dropped catch enabled New Zealand to win by seven wickets with an over to spare. [31]

In the second match, South Africa made 211/5, with AB de Villiers hitting 79 not out off only 34 balls. In response, Scotland were bowled out for 81, more than half of which was scored by Coetzer (42). The 130-run margin of defeat was the second-largest in terms of runs in a Twenty20 International. [32]

2010

In 2010, Scotland took part in the inaugural ECB 40 tournament.

Scotland competed in the qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates, to compete for a place in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies. They competed for a place with Afghanistan, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, Holland, United Arab Emirates and USA. [33] The tournament was disappointing for Scotland, going out in the group stage without winning a single match.

Scotland’s Intercontinental Cup campaign was more successful as they reached the final in December - against Afghanistan - at the bespoke new cricket stadium in Dubai. Scheduled as a four-day first-class match of two innings each side, Afghanistan won the game in eight sessions. This was also the first cricket match of any kind that was live-streamed online - by two Scottish fans, with the agreement of the ICC.[ citation needed ]

ICC World Cup Qualifiers

During March and April 2009 Scotland attempted to defend the ICC Trophy they won in 2005. To secure qualification for the 2011 Cricket World Cup a top four place was targeted. They were also attempting to secure ODI status by finishing in the top six.

Scotland started the tournament badly by losing three of their five group games. With only the points earned against Namibia being taken through to the Super Eights, Scotland faced a difficult route to the World Cup. [34]

Scotland started the Super Eights well by beating Holland in their first match. Defeats against Kenya and Afghanistan followed. The result of which threatened Scotland's qualification for the World Cup as well as the possibility of losing their ODI status if they finished out of the top six.

Victory against United Arab Emirates in their last game, and an improved run-rate, thanks to the 122 run victory, ensured a top six place for the Scots, securing ODI status until the next round of World Cup qualifiers.

The Scottish team qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, but was eliminated after six straight losses out of six matches. [35]

New Zealand A tour of Scotland in 2014

In August 2014, Scotland played a three match series against New Zealand A at Cambusdoon New Ground, Ayr. In the first match Grant Elliott and captain BJ Watling scored centuries and ensured that New Zealand A won by 199 runs. Scotland conceded nearly 150 runs in the last ten overs.

In January 2017 Scotland took part in the 2017 Desert T20 Challenge. They won all three of their group fixtures, before losing to Ireland in the semi-finals.

Zimbabwe tour of Scotland in 2017

Scotland achieved their first victory against a full member of the ICC when it defeated a touring Zimbabwe side.

15 June 2017
Scorecard
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
317/6 (50 overs)
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Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
272 (41.4 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 109 (101)
Sean Williams 2/48 (10 overs)
Malcolm Waller 92 (62)
Con de Lange 5/60 (8 overs)
Scotland won by 26 runs (D/L method)
The Grange Club, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain during Zimbabwe's innings set them a revised target of 299 runs in 43 overs.
  • Con de Lange (Sco) took his first five-wicket haul in an ODI.
  • This was the first ODI match between the two sides and Scotland's first ever win in an ODI against a Test playing nation. [36]

2018

Scotland achieved their second victory against a full member of the ICC when it defeated a touring England side.

10 June 2018
11:00
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Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
371/5 (50 overs)
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365 (48.5 overs)
Calum MacLeod 140* (94)
Adil Rashid 2/72 (10 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 105 (59)
Mark Watt 3/55 (10)
Scotland won by 6 runs
The Grange Club, Edinburgh
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Allan Haggo (Sco)
Player of the match: Calum MacLeod (Sco)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Dylan Budge (Sco) made his ODI debut.
  • Calum MacLeod scored the fastest century by a batsman for Scotland in ODIs and became the first batsman for Scotland to score a century in ODIs against England. [37]
  • Scotland made their highest score in ODIs and the highest score by an Associate team against a Full Member team. [37]
  • Jonny Bairstow became the first batsman for England to score centuries in three consecutive ODIs. [37]

International grounds

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Locations of all stadiums which have hosted an international cricket match within Scotland

Tournament history

World Cup

World Cup record
YearRoundPositionGPWLTNR
Flag of England.svg 1975 Not eligible (not an ICC member) [7]
Flag of England.svg 1979
Flag of England.svg 1983
Flag of India.svg Flag of Pakistan.svg 1987
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 1992
Flag of India.svg Flag of Pakistan.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 1996 Not eligible (not an ICC member at time of qualification) [7]
Flag of England.svg Flag of Scotland.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Flag of Ireland.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1999 Group stage12/1250500
Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Flag of Kenya.svg 2003 Did not qualify
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2007 Group stage15/1630300
Flag of India.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2011 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 Group stage14/1460600
Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 2019 Did not qualify
Total1401400

T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup record
YearRoundPositionGPWLTNR
Flag of South Africa.svg 2007 Group stage10/1220101
Flag of England.svg 2009 12/1220200
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2010 Did not qualify
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2012
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2014
Flag of India.svg 2016 Group stage14/1631200
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2020 TBD
Total71501

Other tournaments

ICC Trophy / World Cup Qualifier (One day, List A from 2005) Commonwealth Games (List A) Friends Provident Trophy (List A) ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier (T20I)
  • 2007: North Conference – 10th
  • 2006: North Conference – 8th
  • 2005: Round 1
  • 2004: Round 2
  • 2003: Round 3
  • 2002: Round 3 [39]
ICC 6 Nations Challenge ICC Intercontinental Cup (FC) World Cricket League (ODI)

(formally ICC 6 Nations Challenge)

European Championship (OD/ODI)‡
  • 2000: 6th place [40]
  • 2002: Did not participate [41]
  • 2004: Runners-up [42]
  • 1996: 5th place [45]
  • 1998: 3rd place [46]
  • 2000: 3rd place (Division One) [47]
  • 2002: Runners-up (Division One)
  • 2004: 4th place (Division One) [48]
  • 2006: Runners-up (Division One) [21]
  • 2008: Runners-up (Division One) [49]

‡ Only the matches between Scotland, Ireland and Holland in the 2006 tournament have official ODI status.

Personnel

Playing staff

This lists all the active players who have played for the Scotland in the past year (since 17 June 2017) and the forms in which they have played, or any players (in italics) outside this criteria who have been selected in the team's most recent squad.

Key

NameAgeBatting styleBowling styleFormsS/NLast FCLast ODILast T20I
Batsmen
Kyle Coetzer 35Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast First-class (C), ODI (C), T20I (C)15 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Dylan Budge 24Right-handedRight-arm medium ODI, T20I17 Flag of England.svg 2018 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2018
Michael Jones 21Right-handedRight-arm off break ODI49 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2018
Calum MacLeod 30Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast First-class, ODI, T20I10 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
George Munsey 26Left-handedRight-arm medium-fast First-class, ODI, T20I93 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Wicket-keepers
Matthew Cross 26Right-handedFirst-class, ODI, T20I9 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Craig Wallace 29Right-handedFirst-class, ODI18 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
All-rounders
Richie Berrington 32Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast First-class (VC), ODI (VC), T20I (VC)44 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Ruaidhri Smith 25Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium ODI, T20I20 Flag of Afghanistan.svg 2016 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Scott Cameron 22Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast ODI24 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2018
Josh Davey 29Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast ODI38 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2016 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg 2017 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017
Michael Leask 28Right-handedRight-arm off break First-class, ODI, T20I29 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Tom Sole 23Right-handedRight-arm off break ODI90 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019
Pace bowlers
Alasdair Evans 30Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast First-class, ODI, T20I45 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Safyaan Sharif 28Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast First-class, ODI, T20I50 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Adrian Neill 25Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast ODI, T20I7 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Chris Sole 25Right-handedRight-arm medium First-class, ODI, T20I71 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of England.svg 2018 Flag of Oman.svg 2019
Brad Wheal 23Right-handedRight-arm fast ODI58 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017
Stuart Whittingham 25Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium First-class, ODI, T20I Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2018 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2018
Gavin Main 24Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium ODI, T20I28 Flag of Nepal.svg 2017 Flag of Hong Kong.svg 2016
Spin bowlers
Hamza Tahir 23Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I32 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2018
Mitchell Rao 22Left-handedRight-arm off break First-class Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017
Mark Watt 23Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox First-class, ODI, T20I51 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2017 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2019 Flag of Oman.svg 2019

Coaching staff

Coaches

The following people have coached the Scottish national side at various stages. For some coaches, the exact dates of their tenure are unavailable, although key tournaments are noted:

NameAppointedResignedNotable tournaments
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Judd 2001/20022004
Flag of England.svg Andy Moles January 2005January 2006 2005 ICC Trophy
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Drinnen January 2006July 2007 2007 World Cup
Flag of Australia (converted).svg / Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Steindl and
Flag of Scotland.svg Andy Tennant (acting)
July 2007December 2007 2007 World Twenty20
Flag of Australia (converted).svg / Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Steindl December 2007December 2013 2009 World Cup Qualifier
2009 World Twenty20
Flag of England.svg Paul Collingwood and
Flag of Scotland.svg Craig Wright (acting)
December 2013February 2014 2014 World Cup Qualifier
Flag of Scotland.svg Craig Wright (acting)February 2014April 2014
Flag of New Zealand.svg Grant Bradburn April 2014September 2018 [51] 2015 World Cup
2016 World Twenty20
2018 World Cup Qualifier
Flag of England.svg Toby Bailey (acting) [52] September 2018January 2019
Flag of South Africa.svg Shane Burger January 2019 [1] current

Records and statistics

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Scotland's John Blain bowls India's Yuvraj Singh at Glasgow's Titwood ground, 16 August 2007

International match summary – Scotland [53] [54]

Last updated 20 September 2019.

Playing record
FormatMWLTNRInaugural match
One-Day Internationals11241641616 May 1999
Twenty20 Internationals5724291312 September 2007

One-Day Internationals

ODI record versus other nations [53]

Records complete to ODI #4203. Last updated 20 August 2019.

OpponentMWLTNRFirst matchFirst win
v. Test nations
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 13480119 April 20099 July 2010
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 5050016 May 1999
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 4040024 May 1999
Flag of England.svg  England 5130118 August 200810 June 2018
Flag of India.svg  India 1010016 August 2007
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 20415015 August 200630 January 2007
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3030031 May 1999
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 3030020 May 1999
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1010020 March 2007
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 3030013 July 2011
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 3030027 May 1999
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 3111015 June 201715 June 2017
v. Associate Members
v. Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 101005 February 2007
v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 9720018 January 200718 January 2007
v. Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 5220126 January 201610 September 2016
v. Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9530117 January 20072 February 2007
v. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 962016 August 20066 August 2006
v. Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 2110015 August 201918 August 2019
v. Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 651006 October 20066 October 2006
v. Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 752001 February 20141 February 2014

Twenty20 Internationals

T20I record versus other nations [54]

Records complete to T20I #891. Last updated 20 September 2019.

OpponentMWLTNRFirst matchFirst win
v. Test nations
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 6060010 February 2010
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 1100024 July 201224 July 2012
Flag of India.svg  India 1000113 September 2007
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 1337122 August 200818 June 2015
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 101006 June 2009
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 3030012 September 2007
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 101007 June 2009
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1010010 March 2016
v. Associate Members
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 110003 August 20083 August 2008
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1100023 March 201223 March 2012
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 5410025 July 201525 July 2015
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 743004 August 20084 August 2008
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1275004 August 200822 November 2013
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 2200019 January 201719 January 2017
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 211009 July 20159 July 2015

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The Scotland A cricket team is a national cricket team representing Scotland. It is the 'second-tier' of international Scotland cricket, below the full Scotland national cricket team. Matches played by Scotland A are not considered to be One Day Internationals, instead receiving List A classification.

In June 2019, the following cricketers were selected to represent Scotland A for their tour to Ireland to play the Ireland Wolves: [70]

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