Scotland women's national cricket team

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Scotland
Refer to caption
Flag of Scotland
Nickname(s) Wildcats
Association Cricket Scotland
Personnel
Captain Kathryn Bryce
Coach Steven Knox[1]
International Cricket Council
ICC status Associate member (1994)
ICC region Europe
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODI v  England at Bradfield College, Bradfield; 10 August 2001
Last WODI v  Ireland at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen; 26 July 2003
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 8 1/7
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup Qualifier Appearances 3 (first in 2003)
Best result 5th (2003)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20I v  Uganda at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen; 7 July 2018
Last WT20I TBD
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [4] 1 1
This year [5] 1/0 1/0 (0 tied)
Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier Appearances 2 (first in 2015)
Best result 4th (2015)
As of 26 December 2017

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 regional tournaments, Scotland has only qualified for two major events since then – the 2008 World Cup Qualifier and the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier.

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Scotland women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] The Wildcats are currently preparing for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifiers to be held in Thailand at the end of 2015.[10]

In April 2018, Kathryn Bryce was named as the captain of the team.[11] In July 2018, Scotland played its first T20 international match against Uganda in 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier in Netherlands.

Current squad[edit]

The Scottish squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier is as follows:[12]

The Scottish squad for the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier was as follows:[13]

Tournament history[edit]

European Championship[edit]

  • 1989 to 1999: Did not participate
  • 2001: 4th place
  • 2005: 5th place
  • 2007: 4th place
  • 2012: 3rd place
  • 2014: 3rd place
  • 2016: 1st place

Records[edit]

ODI cricket[edit]

WT20I cricket[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied NR %age First Last
ICC Full members
 Bangladesh 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 2018 2018
 Ireland 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 2018 2018
ICC Associate members
 Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 2018 2018
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 2018 2018
 Uganda 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 2018 2018
Total 5 3 2 0 0 60.00 2018 2018
Statistics are correct as of  Scotland v  Papua New Guinea at VRA Cricket Ground, Utrecht, July 14, 2018.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Women’s Head Coach Steve Knox will be looking forward to seeing the best players in action" – Cricket Scotland. Retrieved Aprilv 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "WODI matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo. 
  3. ^ "WODI matches - 2018 Team records". ESPNcricinfo. 
  4. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo. 
  5. ^ "WT20I matches - 2018 Team records". ESPNcricinfo. 
  6. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  7. ^ England Women v Scotland Women, Scotland Women in England 1932 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  8. ^ Other women's matches played by Scotland Women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  9. ^ http://www.scottishwomencric.com/2014/08/09/match-report-wildcats-v-netherlands/
  10. ^ http://www.icc-cricket.com/news/2015/media-releases/88040/icc-announces-schedule-of-icc-womens-world-twenty20-qualifier-2015
  11. ^ "Kathryn Bryce named Scotland Women captain". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Women's ICC World T20 Squad Announced". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "Scotland Women's squad named for ICC Global Qualifier". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Records / Scotland Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  15. ^ "Records / Scotland Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Lowest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  16. ^ "Records / Scotland Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Top Scores". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Records / Scotland Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Best Bowling figures". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018.