Intercontinental Cup

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Scotland v Namibia in the Intercontinental Cup

Day 1 of Scotland versus Namibia in the Intercontinental Cup, a four-day match hosted by Ayr Cricket Club.  Play starts at 11am, spectating is free.

An African summer of international cricket gets underway this week with Scotland taking on Namibia at New Cambusdoon on the west coast.  The Intercontinental Cup match takes place ahead of two World Cricket League Championship matches between Scotland and Namibia at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh and 11th and 13th June.

Kyle Coetzer will lead the Scotland side with Con de Lange again named as vice-captain. Stuart Whittingham will build on his Scotland career after impressing on debut against Sri Lanka.

Scotland head coach Grant Bradburn said in the lead up: “The team are looking forward to this block of international cricket at home throughout June.  Preparation over the winter and early part of the summer has been excellent and the players are now itching to play.  The I-Cup is a format we value highly, however we have had limited actual game time, as 11 of our 16 days of I-Cup cricket during this 3-year cycle, have been washed out.  We look forward to our opening contest vs Namibia in Ayr, where the conditions normally offer something for every skill set.”

Scottish Squad – Intercontinental Cup: Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Con de Lange (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Stuart Whittingham.

Match starts at 11am.

Admission is on the day, entry to all four days is free of charge.

Day 2 of the action continues tomorrow from 11am.