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Cricket has a lower profile in Scotland than it has south of the border in England. Scotland is not one of the ten leading cricketing nations which play test matches, nor does the Scottish national team play full one-day internationals except when it reaches the quadrennial Cricket World Cup through the qualifying competition for minor cricketing countries. Nonetheless, Scotland has a well established recreational cricket structure.
Men's National Team
The Scottish men's team competed in the World Cup in 1999. It lost all five of its matches and was eliminated in the preliminary round. Scotland failed to qualify for the 2003 World Cup. Most of the members of Scotland's national team are amateurs, although a few Scots have played professionally in English domestic cricket.
In 2003, the Scottish team was granted a place in the English national one day cricket league in the hope that playing against professional cricketers on a regular basis would improve the performance level of the best Scottish cricketers.
The governing body for Scottish cricket is Cricket Scotland , which administers women's cricket and junior cricket as well as the men's game. Scotland is an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council.
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