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Wardy's off to the World Cup

— 30 January 2014

Yorkshire seamer Iain Wardlaw has helped Scotland qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup thanks to a three-wicket victory over Kenya.

  • Chasing 261 for victory, Scotland recovered from 169 for six to win the qualifier in New Zealand with three balls to spare.

    Opener Alex Obanda was Kenya’s top scorer with 89 as they were bowled out for 260. Wardlaw finished with figures of one for 56 from 10 overs.

    Scotland captain Preston Mommsen (78) and Rob Taylor’s unbeaten 46 provided crucial knocks.

    Scotland and the UAE have secured the final two positions in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Scotland has played in two previous ICC Cricket World Cup events (1999 and 2007).

    The ICC Cricket Wolrd Cup will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 15 2015 to March 29 and will feature 14 teams.

    Meanwhile, Wardlaw has been shortlisted for a top international cricket award.
    The 28-year-old has been named along with 12 others as the international debutant of the year.
    The Dewsbury-born bowler claimed 15 wickets from eight One Day Internationals at an average of 27.27 and a further nine wickets from four Twenty20 internationals at an average of 16.11.
    His 24 international wickets since his debut in 2013, is the second-highest from any of the world’s debutant players, behind Indian Test star Mohammed Shami’s 32 wickets.
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