Defending champions The Stormers will take on the Eagles in the opening match of 2019 Cricket Scotland Regional Series. Stormers coach Iain Stewart said “The year ahead is going to be the biggest-ever for Scottish women’s cricket and I’m sure it’ll be the best Regional Series we’ve ever had as well,” “With the Women’s World Cup Qualifier coming up there is a chance for everyone in the two squads to really go places, so there is plenty to play for from day one. It’s been a long time in the planning and it’s really exciting to now be at the business end.”
In the last year’s edition, Lorna Jack, with 154 runs at 51.33, and Rachel Scholes, with 5 wickets at 10.60, topped the averages, and the Scotland pair will be key to their side’s chances once again. “There is a lot of experience within the squad,” said Iain, “but we have some really exciting new talent coming through as well. Megan McColl, for example, has really come to the fore over the past few months. She has an outstanding slower ball which brought her many wickets last year in the Strathmore Union.
“It’s a huge season,” agreed his Eagles counterpart Gordon Allan, “and we’re very much looking forward to getting into things again. There is a really good team spirit within the Eagles group and we’re very clear about how we want to go about playing our cricket. The Regional Series is a step towards the national team and it’s therefore very important that we keep on developing, but the competition is about more than just creating a competitive environment. We very much want to win it, and I know the Stormers will feel exactly the same.”
Regional Series Fixtures:
Saturday 20th April – Freuchie C.C. (50 over)
Sunday 28th April – Stirling C.C. (50 over)
Sunday 2nd June – Strathmore C.C. (T20 double-header)
Sunday 14th July – Dumfries C.C. (T20 double-header)
Sunday 21st July – West of Scotland C.C. (T20 double-header)
Sunday 28th July – Freuchie C.C. (T20 double-header)
Sunday 8th September – T20 Finals (TBC)
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