Scotland T20 call up for Jess

The squads have been announced for the upcoming 2018 T20 Women’s World Cup – Europe/Americas Qualifier, to be played in Stirling, Scotland between the 14th and the 19thof August 2017.

Scotland women will be looking to make their mark in the first ICC event on home soil since 2010. The squad boasts some experienced campaigners as well as young talent.

The Netherlands will be led by new captain Heather Siegers and will take confidence from some strong performances in the English domestic competition.

The USA will rely on the element of surprise, taking part in their first ICC event for several years. The new look team has gone through a rigorous selection process and has benefitted from training camps and extra coaching.

The three teams will compete for two spots in the Global T20 World Cup Qualifier, to be played either late 2017 or early 2018.

Squads:

Netherlands: Heather Siegers (C), Babette de Leede, Caroline de Lange, Cher van Slobbe, Esther Corder, Helmien Rambaldo, Jolien van Vliet, Julia van der Werf, Leonie Bennett, Liesbeth Klokgieters, Miranda Veringmeier, Robine Rijke, Silver Siegers, Sterre Kalis

Scotland: Abbi Aitken (C), Abtaha Maqsood, Elizabeth Priddle, Jess Mills, Kathleen McGill, Kathryn Bryce, Lois Isla Wilkinson, Lorna Jack, Priyanaz Chatterji, Rebecca Glen, Ruth Willis, Samantha Haggo, Sarah Bryce

USA: Sindhu Sriharsha (C), Candacy Atkins, Claudine Beckford, Shebani Bhaskar, Nadia Gruny, Uzma Iftikhar, Sugetha Kalyaranaman Chandhrasekar, Triholder Marshall, Samantha Ramautar, Akshatha Rao, Sara Farooq, Erica Rendler, Neha Sidhuja, Onika Wallerson

Congratulations Jess. NCCC is proud of you.

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Too close for comfort!

A good win against Highland yesterday but had the nerves jangling towards the end with a great rearguard last wicket innings from  the visitors.

A run out by James Lean brought the very exciting game to an end.

Please Counties stop doing this , it’s no good for my old ticker.

Thanks to Donald Cameron for the photos.

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Lifescan give grant to help with Youth Development

Yesterday, the 26th July, we heard from Lifescan that our application for funding to help with our youth development had been successful.

A cheque for £1000 has been given to Dave Dugdale – the Club Captain.

Lifescan are a major employer in the Inverness area and take their social responsibilities very seriously. To that end they support many worthy causes locally.

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Ah, that’s where the car keys were !

So, you’ve spent all day playing cricket in Elgin and were wondering where your cars keys were.

“They must be in my bag” you say, “I’ll have good search when we get back to the car park in Inverness”

As you enter the car park you discover that they weren’t in your bag at all and you try to get to them before anyone in the team notices that they’ve been in the car door all day. …. and it wasn’t even your car. You’d borrowed it from the father in law to be.

Too slow Will’. Gotcha !

 

 

 

 

 

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Dickie is turned to the Dark Side

 

Our favourite supporter, Dickie, spotted with his preferred tipple just before he went on the rampage in town.

What’s going on? He normally gets through half a dozen mugs of tea during a game. We think the woman in red trousers next to him was plying him with the demon drink. Who was she? Did anyone she her hand him the can? Was it just one can? Why did she do it?

Have you seen her. If so. Report her to the club captain at once!

It could be you next!!

Seriously though, it’s his 90th birthday on the 24th and everyone at the club wishes him many more visits to the NMP.

Tough game today

Today we play top of the table Forres on their patch. Always a tough one and after last weeks strange result we need to remember that we outplayed both teams at the cricket. More of the same urgency and energy is required and I’m sure we can get a good result if we concentrate on our game and not theirs.

Forres Away 

This weekend sees the 1st team travel to Moray to face table toppers Forres.

Counties looking strong even with the absent Shaun Thomas (work) Boomer Leckie (injured) and S Donald (family commitments).

Counties line up with;

  1. D Dugdale (c)
  2. W Ford (wk)
  3. R Smith
  4. N Eshwara
  5. M Latimer
  6. P Cronin
  7. N Ireland
  8. G Mcdowell
  9. R Domadia
  10. J Mills
  11. M Mackenzie
  12. J Lean

Weather permitting I expect it to be a great game. I’m expecting everyone to step up and make a statement for when we meet them at the end of August in the cup final.

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