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Two Former George Watson's Pupils Chosen for ICC Rookie Programme

News Release from Miles Briggs MSP:

Two Former George Watson's Pupils Chosen for ICC Rookie Programme

Kathryn and Sarah Bryce have been selected for the ICC Rookie Programme. The programme is run in collaboration with Cricket Australia to develop women’s cricket. Eight cricketers, from five Member countries, are selected to play in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) with one cricketer placed in each of the WBBL clubs. The programme gives cricketers, from teams who are not competing in the ICC Women’s Championship, the opportunity to experience elite professional cricket, develop their game and bring back what they have learned to their respective national teams. Miles has tabled a congratulatory motion on the subject this morning in Parliament.

Commenting today Miles said:

“This is a great opportunity for Kathryn and Sarah Bryce to go over to Australia and develop their cricket,  Kathryn with the Adelaide Strikers and Sarah with the Hobart Hurricanes. This will be an excellent experience for them both and they will be able to bring back what they have learned to share with the Scotland Cricket team.”

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Title: Two Scots Chosen for ICC Rookie Programme

Motion:

That parliament congratulates Scottish cricketers Kathryn and Sarah Bryce on being selected for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Rookie Placement Programme; understands that the two former George Watson’s pupils are two of eight cricketers, from five members countries, selected for the programme that is run in collaboration with Cricket Australia; recognises that this is a superb achievement and an excellent opportunity for both cricketers to develop their cricket, learn and experience elite cricket environments, and wishes Kathryn and Sarah every success in the future.

Miles Briggs