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The 4th lowest score in List A history.
The three teams to do worse were West Indies U19 vs Barbados, which is understandableish given they were up against Pedro Collins and Fidel Edwards, Saracens vs Colts, which is typical Sri Lankan club 'first class' cricket, and Middlesex vs Yorkshire, which was in 1974.
 

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One bloke scored 15 off 33, with the rest of the team contributing 9 runs off 11.4 overs, and 3 of those runs were wides!
 

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Their Development XI beat Ireland a couple of times in the last few weeks, then the full Oman team came last in the 4-team tournament and then this. I see they had four debutantes, maybe that had something to do with it.

Also think Scotland are trying to prove a point.
 

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Oman followed up the 4th lowest score in List A cricket by making 8/248 and beating Scotland by 93 runs. It can be a funny game cricket sometimes.
 
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Oman followed up the 4th lowest score in List A cricket by making 8/248 and beating Scotland by 93 runs. It can be a funny game cricket sometimes.
Yea yea funny game my foot. Their bookies obviously aren't stupid enough to call for a second farce in a row. Would have to think most of the associate stuff is fixed
 

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Yea yea funny game my foot. Their bookies obviously aren't stupid enough to call for a second farce in a row. Would have to think most of the associate stuff is fixed
Scotland are a pretty handy side on their day, a lot of them have played 50+ full internationals, which as an associate, is a decent career. And watching the live stream, which I did, they bowled very well.

Oman, on the other hand, are not even close to being on the same level, even more so when four of them were only just out of their development XI. There were some stupid cricket, the sorts of things you might get away with if you're playing USA or Singapore, like they have been, but not against Scotland.
 

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Yea yea funny game my foot. Their bookies obviously aren't stupid enough to call for a second farce in a row. Would have to think most of the associate stuff is fixed
no, the bookies prefer unofficial domestic tournaments in the middle east
 

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Good hitting by Scotland in the back end of their innings this evening to get to 5/303.

Were 3/165 after 35 overs then took 138 from the last 10: 7, 27, 10, 18, 9, 17, 16, 13, 13 (and a wicket), 8 (and a wicket)

George Munsey did most of the damage with 96 from 43.
 
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I think Scotland have learnt their lesson from Ireland's fortunes this decade, and really worked hard at having serious depth, particularly in their bowling unit.
 

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Nigeria have qualified for the under 19s WC I see. Would have to be one of the more obscure cricketing nations to compete at an ICC tournament.
 

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Nigeria have qualified for the under 19s WC I see. Would have to be one of the more obscure cricketing nations to compete at an ICC tournament.
On par with Fiji qualifying for the 2016 U19WC, Oman at the T20 world cup as well. USA at 2004 Champions Trophy would be a weird one too.
 

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Nice to see Spain and Malta playing T20I cricket in a triangular with Estonia XI (not sure why they don't get T20I status?). They were affiliate teams not so long ago.

I could be wrong but last night, Awais Ahmed from Spain becomes the first man to score a T20I century in his very first innings. Sadly not his debut match otherwise it would have made headlines passing the current highest T20I score on debut from Ricky Ponting with 98*.
 
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Nice to see Spain and Malta playing T20I cricket in a triangular with Estonia XI (not sure why they don't get T20I status?). They were affiliate teams not so long ago.
Estonia doesn't have enough players from home to qualify as a national team.
 

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It comes across as Xenophobic but c'mon, if I'm watching Spain I want to see Spanish names playing the game, not expat Awais Ahmed
I did a bit of a search and he's been playing for Spain for at least three years, so I presume he's a Spanish permanent resident, and possibly even a citizen.
 
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