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Arbroath’s Ford in top gear with bat and ball

By william dick

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Ben Stokes in full flow on his way to an innings of 101 against South Africa at the Ageas Bowl . Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Stokes too hot to handle for South Africa

The ICC Champions Trophy starts on Thursday with England playing Bangladesh. On paper that is the fifth ranked side against sixth ranked side but more honestly it should be billed as the favourites versus an also-ran.

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England captain Eoin Morgan acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after getting out for 107 in the ODI win over South Africa at Headingley. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Captain Morgan is toast of Headingley as England cruise home

Eoin Morgan’s tenth one-day hundred for England proved decisive as the hosts downed South Africa by an emphatic 72-run margin in the 
Royal London Series opener at Headingley.

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Craig Wallace, who top-scored for Scotland powers a drive as wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella looks on. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Scotland crumble as Sri Lanka gain revenge

Scotland crashed to earth with a painful bump yesterday as streetwise Sri Lanka claimed quick and emphatic revenge.

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Scotland destroy Sri Lanka attack to clinch historic win

Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross last night blasted Scotland to a first win against a top cricketing nation. The pair each scored a century in a record-breaking opening stand as the Scots stunned Sri Lanka in a stroll to victory at Beckenham, Kent.

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Stu Whittingham has slowly but surely forced himself into the reckoning for both Sussex and Scotland. Photograph: Getty

Sussex boy happy to fly the saltire

Day after day, with the occasional evening thrown in, Stu Whittingham devoted himself to one drill after another, even to the point where repetition threatened to sap his will.

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Con de Langes batting efforts were in vain for Clydesdale. Picture: Donald Macleod

Poloc and Prestwick lose unbeaten records to Ayr and Uddingston

By william dick

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Steve Knox provides his experience for Heriots. Picture: Toby Williams.

Arbroath call up teenage bowler Adam Brewer to face Heriot’s

The two unbeaten sides in the CSL Eastern Premiership both make changes for away 
matches this afternoon.

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Former Scotland batsman Fraser Watts was in fine form. Picture: Jayne Wright.

Fraser Watts shines with a century for Carlton

Approaching his 39th year, Fraser Watts would seem to be as hungry for runs – and as capable of scoring them – as at any stage of his distinguished career.

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Watsonian Kenny Rae carves the ball away as his side struggled to reach 120 against Heriots. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Fraser Watts puts Carlton back on winning track

Fraser Watts turned back the clock with a vintage display of stroke-making as Carlton kick-started their Eastern Premier title defence with a thumping win over Falkland at Grange Loan yesterday.

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Scotlands Preston Mommsen will be in action for Grange. Picture: SNS.

Preston Mommsen and Chris Greaves set for batting battle

Two batsmen bang in form will come up against each other at Portgower Place this afternoon when Preston Mommsen and Chris Greaves head to the crease in the CSL Eastern Premiership.

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Carlton CC face Hearts at Grange Loan, Edinburgh.

Pic: Malcolm McCurrach

Hearts set for cricket clash 71 years in the making

Hearts will swap the football field for the cricket field next week for a match 71 years in the making.

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Neil McCallum was caught for 73, but Grange posted an impressive 310-4 to beat Carlton by 84 runs. Photograph: Neil Hanna

Former Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen still in his prime

Preston Mommsen yesterday stroked a superb unbeaten century to demonstrate what Scotland are going to miss following the surprise retirement of the former national captain.

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Heriots batsman Sean Weeraratna is clean bowled as home side Mazars Grange prevailed at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. Picture: Greg Macvean

Chris Venske hails Aberdeenshire’s win as ‘simply the best’

Rival skippers Chris Venske and Umair Mohammed joined forces to label Aberdeenshire’s remarkable Eastern Premiership opening-day victory over Forfarshire a classic.

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James Tapper bowling for Grange against Heriots. Hosts Grange won the match by five wickets. Photograph: Greg Macvean

Champions Carlton fall to Glenrothes in league opener

Eastern Premier champions Carlton were on the receiving end of a shock on the opening day of their title defence as Glenrothes ran out winners at Gilvenbank.

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Former Durham all-rounder Dylan Budge, left, who has joined Grange. Picture: Calum MacLeod

Carlton out to stay No.1 as cricket gets back to business

Another winter negotiated and pre-season friendlies having shaken off the rustiness, it is down to business for Scotland’s club cricketers on Saturday.

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Mary Erskine School pupils are coached by Scotland internationalist George Munsey. Cameron Grant is batting, with, left to right, Max Bryce, Tara Raffan and Jessica Scholes

Cricket initiative risks floundering amid wider financial cuts

Rare is the sporting initiative received with universal acclaim. But when Cricket Scotland launched its All Stars scheme last week in conjunction with its counterparts at the ECB, the only catches to be found were in the MS Dhoni wannabes flinging themselves at the ball.

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Kyle Coetzer has been named Scotland captain. Picture: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Cricket Scotland: Kyle Coetzer named national team captain

Kyle Coetzer has been named as Scotland cricket captain, with Con de Lange appointed as vice-captain.

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India's Ravindra Jadeja, second right, celebrates with team-mates after the dismissal of Australia's captain Steve Smith Picture: Aijaz Rahi/AP

Virat Kohli slams Aussies as Steve Smith admits to DRS help

Australian skipper Steve Smith has admitted that it was a mistake to refer to the 
dressing room for guidance on DRS referral after he was given out in the second innings on day four of the second Test against India.

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New England Test captain Joe Root. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire.

Joe Root says his England captaincy will be ‘instinctive’

New England Test captain Joe Root says he will be an “instinctive” captain – and has vowed to put his own “stamp” on the role.

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