Blain's negative influence
Blain's negative influence

It would be pleasant to report that Scotland's cricketers were warming up for Tuesday's Twenty20 meeting with England, but sadly the opposite is true

Watson under fire as Scots face exit
Watson under fire as Scots face exit

The former Scotland bowler, Paul Hoffmann, has slated the performance of the Scots at the World Cup qualifying tournament in South Africa and called on current captain, Ryan Watson, to step down from the role, following a miserable run of form

Scottish first minister wants TV coverage of ODI
Scottish first minister wants TV coverage of ODI

Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister, has urged the BBC to reconsider its decision not to cover the first-ever ODI between Scotland and England at the Grange in August

No TV coverage of Scotland-England
No TV coverage of Scotland-England

There is likely to be no television coverage of this summer's ODI fixture between Scotland and England

Judd injects passion into Scotland
Judd injects passion into Scotland

Tony Judd is nothing if not optimistic and his return to coaching Scotland provides the team with much-needed positive vibes, writes Neil Drysdale

Running on empty
Running on empty

Neil Drysdale looks at the problems facing Scotland by the failure of their batsmen to score runs

'England can't afford to lose their best players to the IPL'
'England can't afford to lose their best players to the IPL'

Dougie Brown, the chairman of the Professional Cricketers' Association, has warned that the majority of England's leading Test players might be lost to the Indian Premier League

Poonia included in depleted Scotland squad
Poonia included in depleted Scotland squad

Scotland have named a depleted 14-man squad for next week's quadrangular series in Ireland, including Navdeep Poonia - even though he has been unable to gain a county first XI spot this season

From farce to fudge
From farce to fudge

Cricket Scotland yesterday took the widely-anticipated step of removing Peter Drinnen from his role as national coach, ensuring a fresh victory for player-power, as sparked by some of Scotland's senior internationalists

A modest proposal to aid the minnows
A modest proposal to aid the minnows

Neil Drysdale on a solution to the funding problems stalling development among the Associates

Lack of cash could lead to Scottish decline
Lack of cash could lead to Scottish decline

Scotland's World Cup cricket captain, Craig Wright, has voiced his fear that the sport has hit a "glass ceiling" in his homeland

Rogers speaks about typhoid nightmare
Rogers speaks about typhoid nightmare

Glenn Rogers talks to Neil Drysdale about his battle to recover from typhoid and his relief at being included in Scotland's World Cup squad

Scotland fails to sparkle on big occasion
Scotland fails to sparkle on big occasion
Drinnen dares to dream
Drinnen dares to dream

It's a typical afternoon at the National Cricket Academy in Edinburgh, where a small, but fiercely energetic staff, are multi-tasking with a resolve that belies the governing body's dearth of finance

Moles slams Scotland's physical and mental approach
Moles slams Scotland's physical and mental approach

Andy Moles, the Scottish coach, has condemned the lack of fitness and dearth of mental toughness within the Scotland squad

Wright sidelined yet again
Wright sidelined yet again

Neil Drysdale speaks to Craig Wright ahead of Scotland's meeting with the Australians

Moles set to rejoin Warwickshire?
Moles set to rejoin Warwickshire?

Scotland's national coach, Andy Moles, is "flattered" by speculation linking him to Warwickshire

The real Douglas Jardine
The real Douglas Jardine

Neil Drysdale talks to the daughter of Douglas Jardine, the man who was the hero or villain, depending on your allegiances, of Bodyline