Cricket: Edinburgh quartet in Scotland squad

Preston Mommsen will captain Scotland in Hong Kong. Pic: Donald Macleod

Preston Mommsen will captain Scotland in Hong Kong. Pic: Donald Macleod

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Captain Preston Mommsen is amongst four Capital cricketers who have been named in the Scotland squad for the trip to Hong Kong in January.

Carlton’s Mommsen is in 
the 15-strong party along 
with club team mate Ali Evans, Mazars Grange’s George Munsey and Heriot’s Mark Watt named by head coach Grant Bradburn.

The teams will meet in an Intercontinental Cup four day match starting on January 21 and then play two ODIs and two Twenty20 encounters too.

Whilst important matches in their own right, the players will also be keen to put down a marker – and secure their spot – in the squad for the World Twenty20 event in India in March whilst on this tour.

The squad is along similar 
lines to the one that has 
played for most of 2015, but 19-year-old bowler Bradley Wheal is involved after impressing during his first season at Hampshire.

Bradburn said: “Hong Kong are going to be tough opponents in all formats, particularly on home soil. We know them well and respect them as a strong fellow associate nation.”

Scotland squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Ali Evans, Bradley Wheal, Calum MacLeod, Con de Lange, George Munsey, Josh Davey, Kyle Coetzer, Mark Watt, Matt Machan, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Rob Taylor, Safyaan Sharif.