MacLeod’s 175 helps Scots achieve highest ODI total

Calum MacLeod receives his man-of-the match award (Getty Images)
Calum MacLeod receives his man-of-the match award (Getty Images)
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Scotland’s cricketers sent records tumbling as they stormed into the Super Six stages of the World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand early today.

Spearheaded by a second successive century from Calum MacLeod (175) the Scots made 341-9 against Canada – their highest one-day total which surpassed 323 against Ireland at The Grange in 2011.

Replying, Canada were all out for 171 leaving Scotland to ponder topping the group with points carrying forward to the Super Six which starts on Saturday with two teams ultimately qualifying.

Carlton-based Preston Mommsen, deputising for the injured Kyle Coetzer, said: “Part one of our objectives has now been achieved. There have been some awesome individual performances, none more so than Calum’s innings.”

Experienced all-rounder Gordon Drummond gave further perspective by describing MacLeod’s innings as “the best I have seen in my time with Scotland”.

Also, Anglo Matt Machan hit 68 and former Penicuik bat Freddie Coleman made 40.