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The Grange

Surrey, Notts, Durham and Somerset will play Scotland at the Grange, pictured, and the Welsh Dragons and Hampshire will go to Uddingston

Scotland will play their 2012 Clydesdale Bank 40 home group games at the Grange in Edinburgh and Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow.

The Grange, Scotland’s main venue, will host four matches – against Surrey, Nottinghamshire, Durham and Somerset – and Uddingston two – versus the Welsh Dragons and Hampshire.

Scotland first played at Uddingston in 2000, against Denmark, after Clydesdale’s ground had been deemed unplayable due to a wet pitch. It also hosted Scotland’s fixture with West Indies a week later.

Former Scotland opening bowler Paul Hoffman, now groundsman at Uddingston, said: "It's wonderful news for Uddingston Cricket Club and the surrounding community.

“Since I took over the groundsman duties here I have always been motivated by the possibility of hosting Scotland games and producing the best surface I possibly can for a great game of cricket. I am already really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed for good weather.”

Scotland Clydesdale Bank 40 home group games 2012

May 6: Surrey Lions, the Grange
May 7: Nottinghamshire, the Grange
May 13: Welsh Dragons, Uddingston
May 20: Hampshire, Uddingston
August 5: Durham, the Grange
August 19: Somerset, the Grange

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