Cricket: Katherine Bryce helps Scots progress

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Capital-based teenager Kathryn Bryce held her nerve to help Scotland’s Women reach the knock-out stages of the World Twenty20 cricket qualifiers.

The Scots needed to defeat their hosts in Thailand in their final pool match to progress – and they did just that by six wickets with ten balls remaining.

On the day that Carlton’s Abbi Aitken earned her 100th cap for Scotland, the team restricted their opponents to 74-7 batting first.

Player/coach Kari Anderson took two wickets as did the in-form Kirstie Gordon. In reply, Scholes led the way with 32 while at the end Bryce, the 18-year-old Watsonian, made 13 not out and Aitken six not out.

They will now play Ireland in tomorrow’s semi-final at the Thailand Cricket Ground.

The winners of both semi-finals will progress to the main event in India next year.