Australian cricket might not be in the rudest of good health at the moment, but Scotland could be poised to benefit from the talents of a 22-year-old Brisbane-born batsman with an insatiable appetite for run-scoring.
Cricket Scotland have unveiled plans to build a new administrative and training base at a symbolic site overlooked by Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument which they hope will bolster the bid to bring the new National Performance Centre for Sport to the most accessible location in the centre of the country.
The clouds which have been gathering ahead of England's Group A match with New Zealand today had promised rain, but a storm over ball-tampering this week has brought a more severe precipitation of allegations of cheating.
Those who feel England's one-day game might be better off without run machine Jonathan Trott may be about to get their wish if a quad injury rules the batsman out of tomorrow's must-win Champions Trophy match against New Zealand.
Quietly, but impressively, Arbroath United have been taking positive strides over the past decade, so it is hardly surprising the north-east club are currently at the summit of the CSL with an 100% record in the tournament.
Shikhar Dhawan struck a maiden one-day international century to help India beat injury hit South Africa by 26 runs and leave the Champions Trophy favourites on the back foot after the opening game, writes Henry McCall.