Scotland XI draw two-day match

Sat, Oct 13, 2012 7:21 AM

Scotland XI draw two-day match
Ryan Flannigan hit 47 in Scotland XI's second innings Source: Getty Images
A Scotland XI drew the two-day match against North West Dragons as they continued their tour of South Africa.

In a two-innings game limited to 65-overs-per-side, Scotland XI were put into bat in favourable seam bowling conditions in Witrand. Youngster Matt Machan, who plays county cricket in England for Sussex, dominated his team's first innings with 104 out of 222. Josh Davey was the next highest scorer on 32.

North West Dragons closed on 135-4 before they reached 300 the following day. Scotland XI had reached 150-2 in their second innings before rain ended play early on the second, and final, day. Richard Coughtrie scored a half-century while Ryan Flannigan struck 47.

Coach Pete Steindl told after the game: "The guys have had four days continuous cricket now, it's been a worthwhile exercise. We felt it was important for our bowlers to get some overs under their belt and get some time in the middle working on fitness levels."

He added: "We've managed to give the whole squad an opportunity in the past few days, we'll have a rest day tomorrow to let the bodies recover before getting back out there."

The Scotland XI will take on the North West Dragons in a limited overs fixture on Sunday.

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