Dumfries Cricketer Chris McBride Picked For Scotland

Local Dumfries player Chris McBride has been named in a Scotland Men’s squad for the first time for their series of matches in the United Arab Emirates starting this weekend where they compete in the ICC Cricket World Cup League.

That follows on from appearances with Scotland ‘A’ last season and as a part of the Scotland training group this winter. His Scotland Captain Kyle Coetzer says “For the trip we have guys like batter Chris McBride coming into the mix and he could earn his first full cap. He deserves this chance, and it is great to see guys from the wider squad pushing more experienced players.”

The top order batter will supplement that team role as a seam bowling option as evidenced by him being a pick of the bowlers in the side’s initial warm-up game with UAE.

Scotland will play their first match against PNG at noon on Saturday, 9th April, then Oman on 10th April, PNG on 13th April and Oman on 15th April.

The 22-year-old learnt his cricket from a very young age at Dumfries Cricket Club and would be the first men’s player from the Club to be capped for Scotland at senior level if given the opportunity.

He also captains the Oxford Universities side and plays his league cricket with Newcastle in the North-East Premier League where he was one of the top run scorers in the region last season.

The Scotland games will be live streamed online on the ICC online channel, icc.tv .


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