September 28, 2011

Scotland

Scotland to host England

Cricinfo

Scotland will host a one-day international against England on August 12 next year in a continuation of the agreement between the ECB, Cricket Scotland and Cricket Ireland which sees England play their two Associate neighbours on alternate years.

The previous Scotland-England match took place in 2010 when the visitors won by seven wickets at the Grange in front of a 4000-strong crowd. The venue for the next fixture is still to be confirmed.

"It is fantastic news that England will again by heading north to take on the Scotland side in an ODI," Roddy Smith, the Cricket Scotland chief executive, said. "The match will be a highlight of our season and will enable the Scottish cricketing public to see the exciting young English one day side take on our national team. The game in 2010 was a great occasion and we will start our planning for next year’s game immediately."

Scotland captain Gordon Drummond, who is currently in Namibia with his team-mates, was equally pleased with the news. "Those of us that played last year can’t wait to have another opportunity to take on England," he said. "For our young side, it will be another important step forward, as we seek to continue our rise up the world rankings."

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