Scotland’s Calum MacLeod joins Derbyshire for Vitality Blast


Highlights as Calum MacLeod hit 140 not out against England on Sunday

Calum MacLeod, who hit 140 not out in Scotland’s shock win over England, will join Derbyshire for this summer’s Vitality Blast.

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn will also join Derbyshire’s staff to provide support for specialist Twenty20 coach John Wright and bowling coach Dominic Cork.

MacLeod, 29, reached his seventh ODI hundred in just 70 balls against England on Sunday, and will be available for the entire Vitality Blast competition, alongside fellow countryman Safyaan Sharif.

Cricket Advisor Kim Barnett said: “We’re delighted to be working with Cricket Scotland and to have Calum, Safyaan and Grant on board for our Vitality Blast campaign.

“Calum is a powerful striker and only yesterday showed what he can do on the big stage. He offers further depth to our squad, alongside Safyaan, for what is a busy month of cricket.

“I would like to extend my thanks to Grant and Cricket Scotland for supporting this new partnership, and we hope it can help all parties.”

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Bradburn added: “It’s an exciting partnership between Cricket Scotland and Derbyshire. Calum and Safyaan are both highly-talented cricketers and will add depth and international experience to the Derbyshire squad.

“I am looking forward to working alongside John Wright and the other coaches and contributing to wins for the Club which has ambitions of silverware this season.”

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