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Preston Mommsen
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Preston Mommsen

Scotland|Opening batter
Preston Mommsen

INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2017

Full Name

Preston Luke Mommsen

Born

October 14, 1987, Durban, Natal

Age

33y 253d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

TEAMS

After Kyle Coetzer flew home because of injury, the captaincy of Scotland at the World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand in 2014 fell to Preston Mommsen. It was a challenge to which he responded magnificently. Mommsen led the side enterprisingly in the absence of Kyle Coetzer, and hit 520 runs at 86.66 apiece from No 4, , including 139* in Scotland's victory over UAE in the final. The upshot was that Mommsen was named the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year, and, even after Coetzer's return, was confirmed as Scotland's captain for the 2015 World Cup.

Born in Durban, Mommsen grew up playing at Hilton College and Natal Schools. A talented sportsman, he represented South Africa School Boys in both rugby and cricket, and played for South Africa U-19s in cricket. He gained a cricket and rugby scholarship to Gordonstoun School, in Scotland, in 2006, and then stayed on permanently in Edinburgh. He played for Carlton Club, and was selected for Scotland in 2010 after completing his four-year qualification period. He performed well in the CB40 competition, including scoring 408 runs at an average of 58.28 apiece in 2011, and had a brief spell at Leicestershire in 2012.

However, having been a vocal critic of the ICC and its lack of support for Associate nations, he decided to give up on the game aged 29. Offered an "attractive opportunity in the corporate world", he relinquished both the captaincy and his Cricket Scotland contract to leave hopes of becoming the first Scotland batsman to score 2000 ODI runs unfulfilled.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI444261115139*30.97161569.0426938220
T20I2419741968*34.91329127.35023211110
FC1321039510218.8093142.4211441220
List A9890182655139*36.87336578.9031322229520
T2039301065868*32.90517127.27025217190
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI44613213063/263/2621.665.9022.00000
T20I24713816441/231/2341.007.1334.50000
FC13625217043/673/6742.504.0463.00000
List A9831632636193/263/2633.476.0333.20000
T203917322400143/123/1228.577.4523.00000
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Preston Mommsen and captain Kyle Coetzer celebrate Scotland's first ODI win over a Full Member
Preston Mommsen's charge goes awry and ends up bowled by Graeme Cremer
Preston Mommsen scoops over fine leg for a boundary on his return to the national team
Preston Mommsen flicks behind square during his unbeaten 80
Preston Mommsen drives off the back foot
Preston Mommsen and Calum MacLeod put on a Scotland ODI third-wicket record stand of 165