KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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Two former Scotland captains will take on their countrymen when MCC face a strong Scotland side at Lord’s on Thursday 21 April. Entry to the match is free.
All-rounder Gavin Hamilton captains an MCC side which also features ex-Scotland skipper Ryan Watson for MCCs first fixture at the Home of Cricket in 2011.
Other notable names included are MCC Head Coach Mark Alleyne and England all-rounder Jamie Dalrymple - who recently re-signed for Middlesex.
Scotland kick off their Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign against Durham on 24 April and will be keen to warm-up with a win at Lord’s.
Their side is captained by Gordon Drummond and will also see the debut of the team's overseas player, Australian Luke Butterworth.
The match is a 50-over match played with a white ball and coloured clothing.
Hamilton, who retired at the end of 2010, played internationally for both England and Scotland.
His one Test appearance for England, against South Africa in 1999, ended wicketless and with a pair to his name - but his performances for Scotland over 11 years were consistently excellent.
Watson, born in Zimbabwe, made his Scotland One Day International debut in 2006 against Pakistan, scoring a smart 80 runs.
He captained the side in the World Twenty20 competition in South Africa in 2007 and remained skipper until 2009 when he was succeeded by Hamilton.
Dalrymple will rejoin Middlesex in time for their Twenty20 campaign in June - with three matches taking place under lights at Lord’s.
The 30-year-old all-rounder started his professional career at Lord’s after graduating from Oxford MCC University.
He departed to play for Glamorgan in 2007 but his return to Middlesex was confirmed last week.
Other familiar faces in the MCC side include county stalwarts Darren Bicknell, James Benning and Kevin Dean. Ex-England all-rounder Alleyne also features in an experienced side.
Free at Lord’s
The MCC v Scotland match is one of six matches at the Home of Cricket in 2011 which are free to watch.
Other matches which are open to the public for free include MCC’s annual clash with MCC Young Cricketers and MCC Schools' match with ESCA.