Watts reaches Scotland milestone
Fraser Watts has become Scotland’s most capped player of all time after featuring in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier against Uganda today.
The 32-year-old batsman, who has scored 4,384 runs for his country since making his debut in 1998, took his tally to 195 international caps during the 34-run victory, moving past Scotland’s leading wicket-taker Craig Wright.
Wright paid tribute to his former team-mate, saying: “I am delighted to see Fraggle reach this milestone and it is a tribute to his work ethic and passion for playing for Scotland that he will soon be the first player to reach 200 matches.
“He has shown great spirit and determination to fight his way back into the team on the occasions he has lost his place, and is a crucial component of this young team with the experience he has.
“Rather than the number of games played, I always feel it is better to remember the performances a player has contributed to the cause and Fraser has played some vital innings for us in pressure situations.
“His 118 not out against Ireland and 146 against Kenya which were both significant factors in our success in the 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup, as were his runs against Canada, Namibia and Ireland in the 2005 ICC Trophy.
“He has always been a key member of the team dynamic.”