JACK HENDERSON admitted to feeling a mixture of elation and tiredness yesterday.
CRICKET followers the world over are often heard to insist there is no substitute for experience.
COLIN MITCHELL, the Clydesdale manager, had a more eventful day out in Dumfries on Saturday than he bargained for.
FALKLAND completed a memorable week with a surprise win over Eastern Premier champions Aberdeenshire at Mannofield.
DEFIANT and determined Arbroath skipper Marc Petrie has warned Carlton his side are no longer the soft touch they were at the start of the Eastern Premiership campaign.
THE Western Union reaches the halfway stage today with Clydesdale in pole position but with a clutch of clubs well placed to turn the second half of the campaign into a genuinely fascinating contest.
SCOTLAND'S record-breaking cricketer Majid Haq has spoken of how it was "heartbreaking" to be sent home from the World Cup in March, after posting a race-related tweet.
Alastair Cook has revealed there has been no batting practice scheduled for England's four-day training camp in Spain.
A TOP lawyer last night aimed a bouncer at Scottish cricket chiefs after they suddenly abandoned disciplinary action against record-breaking star Majid Haq.
JAMES ANDERSON has called for England and Australia to ditch the sledging and bring the spirit of cricket to the Ashes.
Shaun Marsh says Australia will be fuelled with aggression for the forthcoming Ashes series, but insists the notoriously confrontational tourists will not overstep the mark.
THE Western Union's top-versus-bottom clash on Saturday looked exactly that as leaders Clydesdale outclassed a Renfrew side who are still looking for their first win of the campaign.
IT appears there is nothing in Scottish cricket as dangerous as a Falkland side suffering pain and dented pride.
Scotland coach Grant Bradburn was in confident mood as he looked ahead to next month's World Twenty20 Qualifier on the back of a 2-0 series victory over Ireland.
RYAN Watson turned back the clock yesterday with a scintillating century as Forfarshire kept Corstorphine waiting for their first win in the CS Eastern Premier.
SUPERSUB Jonny Bairstow helped England pull off a thrilling three- wicket win that saw them clinch their record-breaking run-fest Royal London Series 3-2 against New Zealand.
A "RUTHLESS" Scotland performance reinforced their T20 credentials ahead of next month's World T20 qualifiers as they racked up their second win over Ireland in three days.
THEY'RE two Fife villages separated by just a few miles and with a rich cricketing heritage.
Scotland were in unchartered territory when they beat Ireland with 23 balls to spare on Thursday, but found themselves in much more familiar waters when rain washed out the second T20I.
STEVEN FINN is relieved and delighted that England are delivering at last on their best intentions in one-day international cricket.
A half-century from Matthew Cross led Scotland to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Ireland in the Twenty20 series opener at Bready Cricket Club in Magheramason, County Tyrone.
GEORGE MUNSEY will be happy to be branded a short-game specialist if he can fire Scotland to a morale-boosting win against Ireland today.
Eoin Morgan was centre stage as England breezed to a national record run chase of 350 to level the Royal London Series at 2-2 and set up a weekend decider against New Zealand.
THE Overton twins Craig and Jamie will meet up with their new England colleagues for the first time at Trent Bridge, hoping to join them next in the middle against New Zealand.
PACESETTERS Grange staved off champions Aberdeenshire - and the elements - to further boost their quest to capture the Eastern Premiership crown.
THEY have had to wait - and suffer a bit - for six long weeks but that made the feeling all the sweeter when West of Scotland finally won their first game of the season on Saturday.
GRANGE maintained their 100 per cent record while virtually ending Aberdeenshire's hopes of a successful Eastern Premier title defence with a thrilling win in a rain-affected encounter in the Granite City.
ENGLAND will remain under orders to take New Zealand on shot for shot, because Paul Farbrace is convinced that is the perfect test for his team.
GEORGE Munsey was rewarded last week for a series of outstanding batting displays with a short- term Cricket Scotland contract and a place in the squad for next month's World T20 Qualifier.
ENGLAND fell agonisingly short in another remarkable run-fest as New Zealand inched the outcome on Duckworth-Lewis at The Oval to level the Royal London Series at 1-1.