Update from the School’s Director of Cricket
“It was wonderful to see two Merchistonians and brothers, Tom and Chris (07-12) Sole fighting it out against some of the best cricketers in the world last month. Chris was playing for a Scotland XI side against Sri Lanka in Beckenham, Kent. He was only needed with the ball, picking up 2-64 off his 9 overs. Scotland ended up toppling Sri Lanka, winning the match by 7 wickets. Chris has been a regular in the Scotland squad over the past 6 months, earning himself 5 full ODI starts. Chris is also currently on a summer contract with Hampshire. Tom earned his first start for the Northamptonshire Steelbacks against a very strong South African side. This has been on the back of a number of impressive performances for the 2XI this year. Tom can be delighted with his debut. He picked up one wicket and then showed his batting capabilities with a calypso 54 off just 43 balls. I am sure both these experiences will live long in the memory of these two exciting talents and will be a day to remember for the Sole family." Director of Cricket, Rory McCann.