Scotland claim narrow MCC win
Scotland warmed up for next month's one-day international with England by beating the MCC by a single wicket at Lords.
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The Saltires face the Auld Enemy in Aberdeen on May 9 and gave several of their regulars a run out as well as debutant Andrew Umeed following his impressive displays at the Under-19s World Cup.
Skipper Calum MacLeod won the toss and put the MCC in to bat as they sought to make the most of the overcast conditions.
His ploy worked as the home side were bowled out for just 149 after 37.1 overs.
Yorkshire medium pacer Iain Wardlaw led the way for the Scots as he claimed three wickets for 27 runs, while Alasdair Evans took just as many at the cost of only 29.
Former Scotland internationals Jamie Kerr and Gregor Maiden were among the best with the bat for the MCC but their scores of 29 and 23 respectively were not enough to save them from trouble.
In reply, MacLeod struck a quick-fire 23 from 15 deliveries to get the Scots off to a fast start.
Tom Koppleman and Keith Dutch both claimed three wickets for the home side but it was Majid Haq's 28 which put Scotland on course for victory as they finished on 152 for 9 after 46.1 overs.