Scotland at the Cricket World Cup

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The Scotland national cricket team represents Scotland in the game of cricket. In 1992 Scotland severed their ties with the TCCB, and England, and gained associate membership of the ICC in their own right in 1994.[1] They competed in the ICC Trophy for the first time in 1997, finishing third[2] and qualifying for the 1999 World Cup, where they lost all their games.[3] They also qualified for the 2007[4] and 2015 World Cups.[5]

Cricket World Cup Record[edit]

Year Round Games Won Tied Lost
England1975[6] Not an ICC member[1]
England1979[7]
England1983[8]
IndiaPakistan1987[9]
AustraliaNew Zealand1992[10]
IndiaPakistanSri Lanka1996[11] Not an ICC member at time of qualification[1]
EnglandScotlandRepublic of IrelandNetherlands1999[3] Group Stage 5 0 0 5
South AfricaZimbabweKenya2003[12] Did Not Qualify
West Indies Cricket Board2007[4] Group Stage 3 0 0 3
IndiaBangladeshSri Lanka2011[13] Did Not Qualify
AustraliaNew Zealand2015[5] Group Stage 6 0 0 6
Total Group Stage 14 0 0 14

World Cup Record (By Team)[edit]

Cricket World Cup matches (By team)
Total : 0 Wins – 0 Ties – 14 Losses – 14 games played
Against Wins Draws Losses Total
 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
 Australia 0 0 3 3
 Bangladesh 0 0 2 2
 England 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand 0 0 2 2
 Pakistan 0 0 1 1
 South Africa 0 0 1 1
 Sri Lanka 0 0 1 1
 West Indies 0 0 1 1
Source:[14] Last Updated:16 March 2015

1999 World Cup[edit]

1999 was Scotland's first appearance at the Cricket World Cup, and their matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand were played in Scotland.[3] Scotland were drawn in Group B with Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan and West Indies.[3] Scotland failed to win a single match, and were eliminated in the group stages.[3]

16 May 1999
Scorecard
 Scotland
181/7 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
182/4 (44.5 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 34 (42)
Shane Warne 3/39 (10 overs)
Mark Waugh 67 (114)
Nick Dyer 2/43 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
New Road, Worcester, England
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (Aus)

20 May 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
261/6 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
167 (38.5 overs)
Yousuf Youhana 81* (119)
Gavin Hamilton 2/36 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 76 (111)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/11 (6 overs)
Pakistan won by 94 runs
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Yousuf Youhana (Pak)

24 May 1999
Scorecard
 Bangladesh
185/9 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
163 (46.2 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 68* (116)
John Blain 4/37 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 63 (71)
Hasibul Hossain 2/26 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 22 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Minhajul Abedin (Ban)

27 May 1999
Scorecard
 Scotland
68 (31.3 overs)
v
 West Indies
70/2 (10.1 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 24* (82)
Courtney Walsh 3/7 (7 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 30* (30)
John Blain 2/36 (5.1 overs)
West Indies won by 8 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester, England
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (Pak) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Courtney Walsh (WI)

31 May 1999
Scorecard
 Scotland
121 (42.1 overs)
v
 New Zealand
123/4 (17.5 overs)
Ian Stanger 27 (58)
Chris Harris 4/7 (3.1 overs)
Roger Twose 54* (49)
John Blain 3/53 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Geoff Allott (NZ)

2007 World Cup[edit]

After failing to qualify for the 2003 World Cup, Scotland qualified for the 2007 tournament in the West Indies.[4] Once again, Scotland failed to win any of their matches, and were again eliminated in the group stage.[4]

14 March 2007
Scorecard
Australia 
334/4 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
131 (40.1 overs)
Ricky Ponting 113 (93)
Majid Haq 2/49 (7 overs)
Colin Smith 51 (76)
Glenn McGrath 3/14 (6 overs)
Australia won by 203 runs
Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Asoka de Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Ricky Ponting (Aus)

Australia were put in to bat and made the seventh-highest total in World Cup history,[15] It was nevertheless the third-lowest total in Scotland's ODI history and the third time a team had won by more than 200 runs in World Cup cricket. Ricky Ponting became the leading Australian run-scorer in World Cups, second overall only to Sachin Tendulkar.[16] In reply, Colin Smith made his first ODI half-century on World Cup debut, and only ten men batted for Scotland; John Blain, one of two players in the eleven with previous World Cup experience, suffered an injury and was absent.


20 March 2007
Scorecard
Scotland 
186/8 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
188/3 (23.2 overs)
Dougie Brown 45* (63)
Andrew Hall 3/48 (10 overs)
Graeme Smith 91 (65)
Majid Haq 2/43 (6 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Asoka de Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Graeme Smith (Rsa)

68% of South Africa's total was made up of boundaries, as Graeme Smith and A. B. de Villiers thumped runs and South Africa qualified for the Super Eights, and the result also confirmed Australia's place. South Africa bowled first, and after Fraser Watts and Majid Haq made it through the first ten overs, South Africa took a wicket every five overs to reduce Scotland to 84 for five after 30 overs. Andrew Hall and Charl Langeveldt took the wickets, but also got hit for runs by Dougie Brown, John Blain and Paul Hoffmann as Scotland posted their highest-ever World Cup total of 186.[17]

Nevertheless, South Africa made their way to the total in half the required time, as Graeme Smith and A. B. de Villiers hit at a rate of more than eight an over. Scotland turned to their spin bowlers in the thirteenth over, with Majid Haq and Glenn Rogers taking three wickets, though they still cost nearly eight an over between them. Justin Kemp hit the winning runs with a six off Rogers.


20 March 2007
Scorecard
Scotland 
136 (34.1 overs)
v
 Netherlands
140/2 (23.5 overs)
Neil McCallum 24 (43)
Billy Stelling 3/12 (8 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 70 (68)
John Blain 2/29 (5 overs)
Netherlands by 8 wickets
Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Billy Stelling (Nld)

2015 World Cup[edit]

After failing to qualify for the 2011 World Cup, Scotland managed to qualify for the 2015 tournament by winning the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Scotland lost all of their group matches, and were eliminated.

17 February
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Scotland 
142 (36.2 overs)
v
 New Zealand
146/7 (24.5 overs)
Matt Machan 56 (79)
Daniel Vettori 3/24 (8.2 overs)
Kane Williamson 38 (45)
Josh Davey 3/40 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 3 wickets
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Trent Boult (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Four players were dismissed for golden ducks during Scotland's innings, the first such instance in World Cups. Five Scotland players were dismissed for ducks, the most in Scotland's history.[18]

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and put Scotland in to bat. Trent Boult and Tim Southee picked up two wickets each within the first five overs of the innings which left Scotland at 12/4.[19] Both Matt Machan and Richie Berrington then scored fifties before being dismissed by Corey Anderson.[19] Scotland's lower order offered little resistance and their innings ended in 36.2 overs at 142.[19] Anderson and Daniel Vettori picked 3 wickets each for New Zealand.[19]

In reply, New Zealand lost wickets at regular intervals from the start and were 66/3 in the 11th over.[20] Kane Williamson and Grant Elliott put on 40 runs for the fourth wicket,[21] before Williamson fell for 38.[19] Scotland picked another three wickets in quick time to leave New Zealand 137/7 in the 24th over.[19][20] Vettori scored an unbeaten 8 from 4 balls and New Zealand went on to win the match by 3 wickets.[19] Boult was awarded the Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 6-1-21-2 in Scotland's innings.


23 February
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
England 
303/8 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
184 (42.2 overs)
Moeen Ali 128 (107)
Josh Davey 4/68 (10 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 71 (84)
Steven Finn 3/26 (9 overs)
England won by 119 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: S. Ravi (Ind) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Moeen Ali (Eng)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to field.

26 February
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Scotland 
210 (50 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
211/9 (49.3 overs)
Matt Machan 31 (28)
Shapoor Zadran 4/38 (10 overs)
Samiullah Shenwari 96 (147)
Richie Berrington 4/40 (10 overs)
Afghanistan won by 1 wicket
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Samiullah Shenwari (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first time Scotland scored over 200 in a World Cup match.[22]
  • Alasdair Evans and Majid Haq's ninth-wicket partnership of 62 was Scotland's best ninth-wicket partnership in ODIs.[22]
  • This was Afghanistan's first ever World Cup win.[22]
  • Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was fined 20% of his match fee, and the other Scotland players 10%, for a slow over rate.[23]

5 March
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Scotland 
318/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
322/4 (48.1 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 156 (134)
Taskin Ahmed 3/43 (7 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 95 (100)
Josh Davey 2/68 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
Saxton Oval, Nelson
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Kyle Coetzer (Sco)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first time Scotland scored more than 300 in a World Cup match.
  • Kyle Coetzer scored Scotland's first ever World Cup century and the highest score by an associate nation player in World Cups.[24]
  • This is Bangladesh's highest ODI run-chase.[25]
  • Scotland was eliminated from the World Cup as a result of this match.[24]

11 March
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
363/9 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
215 (43.1 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 124 (95)
Josh Davey 3/63 (8 overs)
Freddie Coleman 70 (74)
Nuwan Kulasekara 3/20 (7 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 148 runs
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kumar Sangakkara hit a record 4th consecutive ODI century.[26]
  • Sangakkara has now taken 54 dismissals as a wicket keeper, the most by any player in World Cups.[26]
  • Angelo Mathews scored Sri Lanka's fastest World Cup fifty and their second fastest in all ODIs (20 balls).[26]
  • This is the highest score conceded by Scotland in an ODI.[27]

14 March
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Scotland 
130 (25.4 overs)
v
 Australia
133/3 (15.2 overs)
Matt Machan 40 (35)
Mitchell Starc 4/14 (4.4 overs)
Michael Clarke 47 (47)
Rob Taylor 1/29 (5 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Mitchell Starc (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

See also[edit]

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