Scotland news March 12, 2012

Jean Symes joins Scotland for CB40

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jean Symes, a South African allrounder who plays for Lions and Gauteng, will be Scotland's overseas player for the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.

Symes, 25, replaces George Worker from New Zealand who has been called into the Emerging Player squad. Symes will also play for Watsonian in the Eastern Premier League when not on Scotland duty.

He has a one-day high score of 170 and a career strike-rate in List A cricket of 86.13 from 56 games, while his left-arm spin has gathered 47 wickets at 25.98. He represented South Africa Under-19s at the 2006 World Cup in Sri Lanka where he won the Man-of-the-Match award against Scotland.

On a previous spell in the Lancashire Leagues playing for Norden he scored an unbeaten 268 against Royton in 2009.

"We are delighted to have secured Jean to replace George Worker," Roddy Smith, the Cricket Scotland chief executive, said. "As a top order batter and left-arm spinner, he was exactly the type of cricketer we were looking for. I'm sure he will be a useful addition for Scotland and Watsonian CC for the 2012 season."