Scotland women's national cricket team

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Scotland
Flag of Scotland.svg
Nickname Wildcats
Association Cricket Scotland
ICC status Associate (1994)
ICC region Europe
Coach Steven Knox[1]
Captain Abbi Aitken
First international
Scotland Scotland vs. England 
(Worcester; 29 August 1932)
First ODI
Scotland Scotland vs. England 
(Reading; 10 August 2001)
World Cup Qualifier
Appearances 2 (first in 2003)
Best result Fifth (2003)
World Twenty20 Qualifier
Appearances 1 (first in 2015)
Best result Fourth (2015)
as of 5 December 2015

The Scotland women's national cricket team, nicknamed the Wildcats, represents Scotland in international women's cricket. The team is organised by Cricket Scotland, an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Scotland were involved in the first international women's cricket match, when they played against England in August 1932. The team played sporadically throughout the remainder of the 20th century, with regular competition beginning only in 2000. Scotland's first international tournament was the 2001 European Championship, where matches held One Day International (ODI) status. The team's only other ODI appearances to date came at the 2003 IWCC Trophy in the Netherlands, a qualifier for the 2005 World Cup. Outside of regional tournaments, Scotland has only qualified for two major events since then – the 2008 World Cup Qualifier and the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier.

History[edit]

In August 1932, a Scottish women's team played England at New Road, Worcester, in what was the first international women's cricket fixture. Four members of the inaugural Scottish women's side – Betty Snowball, Myrtle Maclagan, Joy Liebert, and Betty Archdale – later played in Test matches for England.[2] After 1932, a Scottish women's team was not raised again until 1979, when a fixture was played against a Junior England team at Malvern College, Worcestershire.[3]

Scotland made their international tournament debut at the 2001 edition of the Women's European Championship. They lost all three games, finishing last in the four-team tournament. Two years later, they played in the 2003 IWCC Trophy, the inaugural edition of what is now known simply as the World Cup Qualifier.They finished fifth in the six team tournament, which was hosted by the Netherlands, with their only win coming against Japan.

They again played in the European Championship in 2005, but again went without a win and finished last. In 2007 they will compete in the Women's World Cup qualifier in Ireland playing the hosts as well as Bermuda, The Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, South Africa and an African qualifier. The top two in this tournament will qualify for the World Cup in 2009, whilst the top four will gain Test and ODI status for the following four years.

In 2014, Scotland were promoted to Division 2 of the Women's County Championship after losing only one game throughout the season.[4] The Wildcats are currently preparing for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifiers to be held in Thailand at the end of 2015.[5]

Current Squad[edit]

Tournament history[edit]

European Championship[edit]

  • 1989 to 1999: Did not participate
  • 2001: 4th place
  • 2005: 5th place
  • 2007: 4th place

Records[edit]

ODI cricket[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]