Cricket: McBride off to India with Scotland U19s

16 03 2011

Scotland U19 opportunity for Dumfries CC's Tom McBride

Tom McBride, from Dumfries Cricket Club, is travelling to India next week to experience his second such pre-season tour. He is a member of the Scotland U19 squad who are spending two weeks near Delhi training and playing matches.

The Scotland side are preparing for the U19 World Cup Qualifiers which take place in Ireland in July. The team were unbeaten there last year in winning the European Championships.

They spend the first week training in sight of the Himalayas at the well appointed Cricket Academy in Dehradun north of Delhi and the second week playing matches in Chandigarh.

Craig Wright, ex-Scotland captain, and now the National Performance Development Manager is in charge of the squad. Wright commented that “the players will be concentrating on the plans for the team, match practice and preparation for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. The squad will benefit from the great facilities over there.”

“Tom is an important member of the squad and has been working hard again over the winter. He continued to progress last year including his hundred for the U19s against Durham Academy along with good performances for his club.”

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