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.
KYLE COETZER, Scotland's most successful county cricketer in the last decade, has expressed his "huge disappointment" after being omitted from his country's 15-man squad for the World T20 qualifiers next month.
"I"M very satisfied," declared Grant Bradburn, the Scotland coach, after watching his players claim all points they could in getting the better of their Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan, one of their main rivals.
USING the Intercontinental Cup to try to reach the exalted heights of Test cricket was always a long shot for Scotland but it got even longer as Afghanistan edged the game in the first day of action in their match in Stirling.
JOE ROOT has claimed England are capable of not only breaking a world record fourth-innings chase, but also scoring in excess of 400 runs on the final day of the second Investec Test at Headingley today.
DRUMPELLIER were written off in some quarters before a ball had been bowled in this season's Western Union campaign but they claimed the scalp of the defending champions Ayr at Langloan on Saturday and with five games played are comfortably placed in eighth.
THEY were the first winners of the ICC's flagship first-class tournament for Associate countries but Scotland have failed to repeat their 2004 success in Sharjah when they lifted the Intercontinental Cup.