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The Scotland national cricket team represents Scotland in the game of cricket. They compete in the Clydesdale Bank 40 as the Scottish Saltires. The Scottish Saltires play their home matches at The Grange, Edinburgh (and occasionally at Titwood in Glasgow, in the past having been Hamilton Crescent). They were elected to associate membership of the International Cricket Council in 1994 after having severed their cricketing links with the England cricket team two years earlier. This allowed them to qualify for the Cricket World Cup in 1999 but they lost all their five matches. Furthermore, the team were unable to qualify in 2003. In 2004 the Scotland cricket team competed in the inaugural ICC Intercontinental Cup. They first played Ireland and the Netherlands, and then on the back of those results progressed to the semi-finals in Sharjah. They overcame Kenya in the semi-finals, and then won the Cup by beating Canada in the final. They also competed in that tournament in 2005, but failed to progress past the first round. By qualifying for the semi-finals of the 2005 ICC Trophy on 7 July 2005 they have gained One Day International status from 1 January 2006 to the next ICC World Cup Qualifier in 2009. Scotland played their first One Day International outside of World Cups against Pakistan in June 2006, with the European Championship matches against Ireland and the Netherlands during August also being classed as full One Day International games. In 1992 Scotland severed their ties with the TCCB, and England, and gained associate membership of the ICC in their own right in 1994. They competed in the ICC Trophy for the first time in 1997, finishing third and qualifying for the 1999 World Cup, where they lost all their games. The 2001 ICC Trophy saw them finish 4th, losing a play-off game to Canada, but they won the 2005 tournament, beating long-time rivals Ireland in the final. 2004 saw Scotland first confirm themselves as one of the leading associate nations by winning the inaugural Intercontinental Cup. They didn't progress beyond the first round in the 2005 tournament, however.
Latest Results
2nd OneDay : Scotland v Zimbabwe at Grange Cricket Club Scotland 169 (42/50 ov); Zimbabwe 171/4 (37/50 ov) Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets (with 78 balls remaining) Ist OneDay : Scotland v Zimbabwe at Grange Cricket Club Scotland 317/6 (50/50 ov); Zimbabwe 272 (41.4/43 ov, target: 299) Scotland won by 26 runs (D/L method) 2nd T20 : Ireland v Scotland at Dubai International Cricket Stadium Ireland 211/6 (20/20 ov); Scotland 113 (15.1/20 ov) Ireland won by 98 runs 12th T20 : Oman v Scotland at Dubai International Cricket Stadium Oman 133 (20/20 ov); Scotland 134/3 (19/20 ov) Scotland won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) 8th T20 : Netherlands v Scotland at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium Scotland 148/7 (20/20 ov); Netherlands 141 (19.2/20 ov) Scotland won by 7 runs
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