Scotland news March 30, 2010

Berrington awarded full-time contract

Cricinfo staff

As Cricket Scotland look to increase the professionalism of their side, Richie Berrington, one of Scotland's most promising young players, has been awarded a full-time contract. He becomes the sixth player to receive such a contract, joining Dewald Nel, Majid Haq, Gordon Goudie, Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLeod.

"Richie has demonstrated a desire to work hard at developing his game," said head coach Peter Steindl. "This full-time contract will enable him to take the next step and fulfill his potential as one of Scotland's most talented cricketers."

Berrington, 22, had been one of four Scotland players on seasonal contracts, which come into effect between April and September. The allrounder, who was born in Pretoria, has already collected 34 senior Scotland caps since graduating from the Under-19 side, proving particularly effective in twenty20 and first-class cricket.

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