David Murphy has been called up by Scotland, who have included four English county regulars in their fifteen-man squad to play in South Africa next month.
David is eligible to play for Scottish national team because of a change in ICC regulations which now allows cricketers with British passports and Scottish parentage, instead of only those who were born or live in Scotland as was the case before, to play for the country.
David will join fellow Steelback Kyle Coetzer in the Scottish ranks, although Kyle will be unavailable on this tour.
An excited David Murphy told northantscricket.com, “I’m very pleased to be able to join up with Scotland. I enquired when I was 15 and was told I didn’t fit the criteria but the rules have changed this year meaning I can now look forward to the potential challenges ahead.”
“This will give me some new experiences in different conditions, whilst allowing me to play a good standard of cricket through the winter months. I know my mum is pleased that I’ll be representing Scotland!”
“We’re going out to Potchefstroom, which is an excellent venue for training and for games, and we will play a number of one-day and t20 games and a three day fixture as well.”