Kirstie Gordon in action for Loughborough Lightning. The Huntly-born spinner will represent England at the World T20. Picture: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

I’m playing for England but representing Scotland, says Kirstie Gordon

“It’s a bit warmer than Aberdeen,” Kirstie Gordon declares of the Caribbean idyll of Saint Lucia. Than Huntly too, where she was raised and took her steps into the sporting fray. The 21-year-old is a proud Scot, a homebody effusive about her roots. Yet when cricket’s Women’s World Twenty20 gets its official opening in the West Indies this evening, she will be sporting the three lions of England, elated and not a little awed.

Don Bradman leads the Australian team out at Mannofield, Aberdeen. Picture: Herald & Times Archive

The day Aberdeen hailed Bradman – the greatest Don of them all

Aweek ago at the Oval, 
English cricketer Alastair Cook finished his career on a high, scoring a century
in his last Test innings. Seventy years ago today, on 18 September 1948, at 
Mannofield, Aberdeen, iconic Australian cricketer Donald Bradman played his last innings in Britain and also finished on a high, scoring 123 not out.

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