Mazars Grange claim record eighth Scottish Cup

Mazars Grange's players celebrate in the dressing-room
Mazars Grange's players celebrate in the dressing-room
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Former Saltire Ryan Flannigan came good when it mattered and teenager Tom Sole produced his first four-wicket haul as Mazars Grange won cricket’s Scottish Cup for a record eighth time, beating Clydesdale by 38 runs at Stirling.

Flannigan, whose league best had been 28 not out in 15 matches this season, smashed 84 in an opening partnership of 130 with captain Neil McCallum (55).

A total of 222-8 looked vulnerable but Sole stepped into the attack and removed top scorer Richie Berrington for 69 as well as Kasim Farid, Muhammad Awais and Mohammad Ali to return figures of 4-33 off 7.5 overs.

McCallum said: “Clydesdale made it very difficult for us especially with their spin bowlers who kept things very tight. But we dug in and Ryan’s innings proved decisive.

“Our success is a tribute not just to the players but all the guys who put in so much effort behind the scenes.”