Heriot’s teenager Mark Watt called up for Scotland

Heriot's and Scotland cricketer Mark Watt
Heriot's and Scotland cricketer Mark Watt
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Capital teenager Mark Watt has been called-up to the Scotland cricket squad for the match against the UAE that starts on Monday.

The 18-year-old Heriot’s spinner has been in fine form for the club and the Highlanders.

On Wednesday he even showed his batting credentials for the Highlanders with a four and a six in the last over to win a Twenty20 match against the Northern Hurricanes.

Watt is joined in the national squad for the three-day non-cap match which takes places at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire by Mazars Grange’s in-form batsman George Munsey.

Munsey was also part of the Highlanders squad that won three games out of four at The Grange this week to see them crowned North Sea Pro Series champions. Three Edinburgh-based players who were part of the Scotland squad that played in the World Cup earlier this year – skipper Preston Mommsen, Hamish Gardiner and Ali Evans (all Carlton) – will also travel to Hampshire.

Scotland are using the match as part of their build-up for the ICC Intercontinental Cup encounter with Afghanistan that starts in Stirling on June 2.

Scotland squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Con de Lange, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Michael Leask, Gavin Main, Safyaan Sharif, Andrew Umeed, Mark Watt.