The top-order batsman became the youngest player to represent Durham in first-class cricket when he made his debut against Derbyshire in 2001, 19 days after his 17th birthday.
A product of Durham's academy, he gained useful experience playing for the Durham Board XI in the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy from 2001-2003.
Scott toured Australia with England Under-17 in 2000-01 and hit his maiden one-day century at Darlington in 2003.
He impressed during the 2005 Twenty20 Cup and in July made his maiden half-century in first-class cricket for Durham when he hit an unbeaten 61 to help set up a 208-run win against Somerset at Taunton.
He signed a professional contract with Durham in October 2005 and was a regular member of the side in 2006.
However, he did not play a game for the team in 2007 or 2008.