George Watson’s girls cricket team retain Women’s Scottish Cup

George Watson’s girls’ 1st XI ended the season in style by staging a successful defence of the Women’s Scottish Cup.

Scotland's Calum MacLeod acknowledges the crowd after his century against Hong Kong. Picture by Donald MacLeod/Cricket Scotland

Calum MacLeod’s century drives Scots to win over Hong Kong

A record-breaking century from Calum MacLeod helped Scotland end their season on a high by lifting the Braidwood Cup with victory over Hong Kong.

Scotland's Kyle Cotzer signals his 50 knock. Picture: Donald MacLeod/ICC

Scotland v Hong Kong abandoned with two overs left

Scotland’s opening ODI clash with Hong Kong in Edinburgh ended in anti-climax when the match was abandoned because of darkness just two overs from the end – with the visitors 18 short of the target.

Omar Henry played 62 times for Scotland. Picture: Donald Macleod

National call-up for son of Scotland great Omar Henry

South Africa and Scotland great Omar Henry’s son has become Scottish cricket’s latest recruit.

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Pakistan's Sharjeel Khan celebrates his half century against England. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Pakistan openers star in nine-wicket thrashing of England

Openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif both bludgeoned half centuries as Pakistan defeated England by nine wickets in their one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford last night.

Gordon Drummond leads the celebrations after taking a second slip catch in his final match for Carlton in Saturdays Grand Final. Picture:  Donald MacLeod

CS Grand Final: Drummond exits in style as Carlton thump Dale

Majid Haq may have his detractors and critics – more off the field than on it – but, there is no denying the quality and fabric of the man, either side of the boundary rope.

Arun Pillai shared a partnership of 61 with Fraser Watts to set Carlton on their way. Later he took four quick wickets to mop up the tail.  Photograph: Greg Macvean

Carlton cruise to cup victory over Clydesdale

Carlton last night continued the recent dominance of east over west by cruising to a 114-run victory over Clydesdale in the Cricket Scotland Grand Final at Grange Loan.

England's Ben Stokes bats during the fourth one day international at Headingley. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

England beat Pakistan to maintain winning white-ball run

Super-sub Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes kept England on track for an unbeaten white-ball summer with a four-wicket win over Pakistan at 

Batsman Graeme Beghin enjoyed spells at Edinburgh South, Glenrothes and Forfarshire. Picture: Contributed

Bound for New Zealand, Beghin bows out with unbeaten century

Graeme Beghin’s skills shone through when he marked his farewell to Scotland with a century, propelling Forfarshire to victory over Grange in the decider for third place in the league.

Majid Haq said it had been a team effort to win the title

Clydesdale take Western Premier title after surviving scare

Clydesdale survived a huge scare before clinching the Western Premier championship at the second time of asking with a tense win over Kelburne at Whitehaugh yesterday. The Titwood men thought they had completed a successful defence of their title seven days earlier when their match against Prestwick was abandoned.

Skipper Eoin Morgan leads from the front as he strokes his way to 68, and England to victory. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Early wickets give England edge on Pakistan

Another comprehensive victory for England as their excellence in 50-over cricket continued with little disruption. The final butcher’s bill may state a win by four wickets but in reality it should say a win by 10.45am as Pakistan were three wickets down in 19 balls.

Ian Bell has not played international cricket since November when he won his 118th cap against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. Picture: Getty

Ian Bell return would be wrong call – Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain believes England’s selectors would be taking a backward step if they recalled Ian Bell for the winter Test tours to Bangladesh and India.

The victorious Clydesdale players celebrate in the dressing room after defeating Arbroath to lift the Scottish Cup at Hamilton Crescent. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Long wait over as Clydesdale see off Arbroath to seal cup glory

Clydesdale last night ended a 28-year wait for Scottish Cup glory when they denied Arbroath a second consecutive success in a low-scoring thriller at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow.

Calum MacLeod celebrates his century for Scotland against the UAE in Edinburgh. Picture: Donald MacLeod/Cricket Scotland

Calum MacLeod’s century guides Scotland to victory over UAE

Calum MacLeod surged back to form with a fine century to inspire Scotland to their second convincing World Cricket League triumph over the United Arab Emirates in the space three days.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13:  Alex Hales of England bats during day three of the 4th Investec Test between England and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on August 13, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Alex Hales, James Vince, Gary Vallance running out of chances

England coach Trevor Bayliss
predicts “tough decisions” will have to be made when 
the selectors meet to pick the Test squad to tour Bangladesh and India.

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen gets the ball away during his unbeaten 111 at the Grange. Picture: Donald Macleod

Mommsen and Coetzer shine as Scotland crush UAE

Scotland put their weather woes behind them yesterday to step up their World Cricket League bid with a comprehensive win over UAE at the Grange in Edinburgh.

Banned cricketer Thami Tsolekile in action for South Africa A against Australia A. Picture: Getty

Ex-Saltire Jean Symes banned in fixing scandal

Former Scottish Saltire Jean Symes has been handed a 
even-year ban for his part in a match-fixing scandal.

England captain Alastair Cook (right) celebrates after England beat Pakistan by 141 runs.

Cook proud of resilient England after thrilling win over Pakistan

England showed captain Alastair Cook a new resilience to beat Pakistan at Edgbaston, and put themselves in with a chance of topping the world Test rankings this summer.

Unbeaten on 82, Jonny Bairstow steered England into pole position.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Bairstow and Ali put England in control

The hope is there is a result tomorrow in this Test match. Both teams deserve that, although after the superb partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali in the evening session today there is realistically only one winner – England.

Referee Romain Poite calls for help from the television official during a Test between Australia and England. Picture: Getty

Allan Massie: Beware the Pandora’s Box of TV refs

With the start of the Olympics
there will be talk of the number of new records that may be made. In all sports some records are overtaken, partly for physiological reasons – people are in general bigger and stronger – partly on account of improved training methods, partly because of technological advances; one may wonder, for instance, if Usain Bolt would break ten seconds for the hundred metres on one of the old cinder tracks.

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