Sole success in cricket
22nd May, 2017
It was wonderful to see two Merchistonians and brothers, Tom and Chris Sole fighting it out against some of the best cricketers in the world this weekend. 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.
Rory McCann (Director of Sport)