Cricket. 2015 ICC World T20 Qualifiers

Scotland v Netherlands

Scotland take on Netherlands at The Grange in match two of their quest for a place in next year’s Twenty20 World Cup.

The ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 is a 14-team qualifying tournament taking place from 9 July to 26 July in Scotland and Ireland.  18 days of action will decide the top six sides that will join the 10 ICC full members for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016.

Scotland host the qualifying tournament’s Pool B, with Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Canada, Kenya and Oman competing in a round-robin contest.  Pool A is made up of Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and United States.  The winners of each pool are guaranteed selection with the teams finishing in second, third and fourth in each pool fighting for the remaining four places via a series of play-offs.

Scotland have been in good form in their warm up matches seeing off Nambia and Jersey by six-wickets and 69-runs respectively.  Richie Berrington and George Munsey both caught with the eye with bat, Berrington scoring 61 against Nambia before Munsey hit a an impressive 75 against Jersey.  And Munsey continued in the same vein during Friday’s opening match against UAE – an unbeaten 62 helping Scotland to a 9-wicket win.

It’s a 10am start and 20-overs-a-side.  Stand by for three hours of guaranteed excitement as Scotland aim for a second consecutive pool win that will keep them in contention for first place and automatic qualification.   Scotland’s next match takes place tomorrow against Afghanistan, also at The Grange with a later start time of 2.15pm.

Admission on the day. Adults £10 ~ Concessions (over 60’s/students) £5 ~ Under 16s free.

Tickets available to purchase at the Portgower entrance to the ground.