Scotland waiting on Hamilton (16 January 1999)

16 January 1999

Scotland waiting on Hamilton

By Keith Graham

SCOTLAND have named a 30-strong preliminary squad for this summer's World Cup. The final squad of 15 has to be submitted by March 31.

A new International Cricket Council ruling means Scotland could also include Yorkshire all-rounder Gavin Hamilton if he does not make England's final 15. He is currently playing in Australian Grades cricket.

The preliminary squad contains a blend of experience and youth. Old stagers Iain Philip and Bruce Patterson are joined by youngsters who featured in last year's under-19s World Cup in South Africa such as Fraser Watts, Greg Butchart, Martin Hay, Gregor Maiden and Craig McKellar, the latter perhaps the biggest surprise choice.

SCOTLAND SQUAD: C Smith, M Smith, K Thomson (Aberdeenshire), A Keith, I Stanger, J Williamson (Clydesdale), P Steindl, S Crawley, G Salmond (Grange), R Parsons, A Tennant, M Hay (Prestwick), M Allingham, A Butt (Heriot's), D Cowan, S Gourlay (Freuchie), G Maiden, C Wright (West of Scotland), B Lockie, D Watts (Carlton), J Blain (Northants), G Butchart (Dunfermline), A Davies (West Lothian), N Dyer (Edinburgh Accies), D Lockhart (Glasgow Accies), C Mackellar (RHSM), I Philip (Stenhousemuir), B Patterson (Ayr), K Sheridan (Poloc), J Brinkley (Hants).

Source :: Electronic Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk)

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