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Scotland Qualify for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020

Scotland Qualify for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020
Scotland Qualify for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020
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Scotland have topped the table at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier to earn their place at the 16-team global event in South Africa in January/February 2020.

With five wins from five matches, Scotland U19 recorded a 3-wicket win over Netherlands, 122-run win over Jersey, 253-run win over France, 47-run win over Ireland and 142-run win over Denmark to finish first place at the European tournament.

Captain, Angus Guy, said: “The best thing from the tournament for me would have to be that all the players contributed.

“Obviously there were stand out performances but everyone contributed at some point or other.” One of those stand out performances came from Player of the Tournament Tom Mackintosh, top-scoring with 331 runs from his 5 innings, as well as taking 5 catches and 5 stumpings with the gloves.

Tom said, “This win means a lot, not just to the team but the coaches and everyone involved because we’ve worked so hard collectively for a long time and for us to qualify shows just how far Cricket Scotland has come over the past few years”.

The team will fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh on Friday 2nd August on EasyJet flight U26922 and are available for immediate media. Please let Lizzie Sleet know if you would like to attend. 

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