England Return to Scotland for One Day International in 2012
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 6:15 PM
Cricket Scotland is delighted to announce that England will return to Scotland to play a One Day International on Sunday August 12th 2012.
The match will be England’s third visit to play the Scots after previous games in 2008 and 2010.
In 2010, England won by 7 wickets at Citylets Grange. A crowd of over 4,000 was royally entertained by some superb cricket on the day. Scotland scored 211 with excellent contributions from Gavin Hamilton, Kyle Coetzer and Dougie Lockhart. In reply England eased to victory, set up by a century opening partnership by Andrew Strauss and Craig Kieswetter.
Commenting on the news Roddy Smith, Cricket Scotland Chief Executive stated, "It is fantastic news that England will again by heading north to take on the Scotland side in an ODI. The match will be a highlight of our season and will enable the Scottish cricketing public to see the exciting young English one day side take on our national team. The game in 2010 was a great occasion and we will start our planning for next year’s game immediately."
Scotland captain Gordon Drummond, currently in Namibia with his teammates was equally pleased with the news, "Those of us that played last year can’t wait to have another opportunity to take on England. For our young side, it will be another important step forward, as we seek to continue our rise up the world rankings.
The venue for the match and the ticketing arrangements will be announced in the next few weeks.