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Cricket Scotland: Five match Scotland series against Ireland confirmed for Spain

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Cricket Scotland is thrilled to announce Scotland’s national women’s squad will travel to Spain in November to play a series of 50-over and T20I matches against Ireland. 

Held between 20th to 29th November, Scotland will play two 50-over matches and three T20Is for the first international outing by a Scotland team since the global COVID-19 pandemic began. The dates for the fixtures will be confirmed in due course.

Steven Knox, head coach, said: “The squad are both delighted and excited that they will be playing an international series in Spain against Ireland this November. 

“It will give the players a great opportunity to show that all the hard work they’ve done in training over the past ten months, and in the A team games that were played in August and September, will hopefully pay off against a team that are ranked above us in T20I cricket.”

Gus Mackay, CEO at Cricket Scotland, said: “We are delighted to give the Wildcats the opportunity to play International cricket again. 

“We would like to thank Cricket Ireland for their commitment to making this series happen thus ensuring that the women’s game in both countries continues to develop. We would also like to thank all the staff at La Manga for their commitment to ensuring a safe environment for the teams to compete in.”

Photo credit: Twitter profile photo of @gusmackay34

The following 14-strong squad has been selected for the series:

Kathryn Bryce (captain), Sarah Bryce (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abbi Aitken-Drummond, Priyanaz Chatterji, Ikra Farooq, Katherine Fraser, Becky Glen, Samantha Haggo, Ailsa Lister, Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl, Katherine Mills, Charis Scott, Ellen Watson

The squad will be supported by head coach Steven Knox, assistant coach Peter Ross, strength & conditioning coach and analyst Charlotte Dalton, team manager Sue Strachan and Claire Rankin as physio.

Players and support staff will be adhering to strict health and safety protocols issued by sportscotland and the Scottish Government at all times during the series.


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