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Two young brothers are joining a squad of Scotland cricketers on a tour of South Africa.
Carlton seam bowler Charles Legget, 20, and his 15-year- old brother Peter – who plays for Merchiston Castle School and Watsonians – are in the under-20 and under-15 squads respectively that left the Capital in the early hours of this morning bound for Port Elizabeth.
The itinerary consists of eight matches, six of 50 overs duration and two Twenty20 games, for each team. The highlight of a testing 16-day trip is set to be the final match of the tour, which is against the Eastern Province State age group teams at the local test match venue St Georges Park.
Craig Wright, who is head coach of the under-20s, said: "I am sure our young players will benefit hugely from the exposure to matches against quality opposition in good cricket conditions. It will also provide them with a great opportunity to hit the season in Scotland running; producing some strong performances when their school, club or representative matches get under way."
The Scotsman has the full story.
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