Uddingston and Grange to host Scotland versus Canada
Cricket Scotland has today announced that the venues for the forthcoming visit of Canada have been changed.
The three matches were originally scheduled to be played at Mannofield in Aberdeen. However, due to the ongoing repairs to the square following vandalism last year, Aberdeenshire CC and Cricket Scotland have decided that it is best to make an early decision to alter the venue. The cold weather in March and April unfortunately hindered the grass growth on the affected parts of the square.
The Intercontinental Cup game (4- 7 July) will now be played at Uddingston CC. The ground recently hosted two of Scotland’s CB40 games and now will host a first class fixture.
The two ODIs in the World Cricket League Championship (WCL) will be played on the 9th and 11th of July, at the Citylets Grange, which will also be the venue for the forthcoming One Day International against England on August 12th.
The Scotland team currently lie third in the eight team WCL Championship table. They are seeking a top two finish in the league, which will bring automatic qualification to the 2015 world cup.
Commenting on the move, Roddy Smith, CEO of Cricket Scotland stated, ‘’It is a shame we have had to move the games away from Mannofield as the ground has been our first class home for many seasons and always provides a fantastic facility for the games. However, with the ongoing remedial work at the ground, it is sensible to make a decision in enough time to allow alternative arrangements to be made. We look forward to returning to Mannofield in the very near future. We are very grateful to the Grange and Uddingston clubs for agreeing to take on these extra games.”