National League round-up September 5, 2004

A good day for Scotsmen

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Gavin Hamilton: showed his old team-mates what they are missing © Getty Images

Scotland ended their second season of National League cricket with an emphatic victory over Derbyshire at the Grange. Buoyed by their victory over Bangladesh earlier in the week, Scotland skittled Derbyshire for just 179, with Paul Hoffman taking 3 for 25. In reply, they were given the perfect start by Gregor Maiden and Douglas Lockhart, who added 65 for the first wicket, before the captain Ryan Watson wrapped up the win with an unbeaten 42.

It was a good day for Scotsmen all round. At Scarborough, Gavin Hamilton reminded his former Yorkshire team-mates what they are missing with a hard-earned 76, after Matthew Hoggard had ripped through the top order with three quick wickets. It was not enough to secure victory, but after the trials and tribulations that Hamilton has suffered in recent seasons, it was an important statement nonetheless.

At Worcester, Leicestershire were routed by five wickets, after being bundled out for just 107. The win secured Worcester the runner-up spot in Division Two, as Steve Rhodes bowed out of one-day cricket.

National League Division Two

Scotland 182 for 2 (Lockhart 58, Watson 42*) beat Derbyshire 179 (Hoffman 3-25) by eight wickets at Edinburgh

Worcestershire 111 for 5 (Smith 33*) beat Leicestershire 107 (Wigley 4-37) by five wickets at Worcester

Yorkshire 181 for 7 (Wood 46) beat Durham 178 for 9 (Hamilton 76) by three wickets at Scarborough

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