Scotland attempt to recreate history after second day wash out
William Dick (CricketMedia Scotland)
SCOTLAND’s cricketers will attempt to turn back the clock during the next 48 hours by beating Canada inside two days.
The Saltires were frustrated again yesterday as their Intercontinental Cup clash with the Canadians suffered a second washout at flooded Bothwell Castle Policies, Uddingston.
It means half the match has already been lost to the elements and the Saltires face an uphill battle to claim a maximum 20-point haul.
However, if the weather relents, history is on the side of Pete Steindl’s men who hold a 100% I-Cup record against Canada with three wins out of three.
And the first of those triumphs saw them race to an innings victory in a day-and-a-half to lift the inaugural I-Cup in Sharjah in 2004.
Uddingston groundsman Paul Hoffmann, a member of that cup-winning team, said: “The weather hasn’t given us a chance to prepare a decent wicket for such an important game.
“But we will keep doing our best and hope things turn in our favour. Scotland have shown in the past that they can win a two-innings match in two days.”
Saltires coach Steindl said: “We have to stay focused and be ready to play if we get the chance.”