Scots cricket star Niamh shines against the Sunrisers in Spain   

A Dumfries and Galloway College student is proving to be a great all-rounder as she combines her studies with a budding cricketing career!

Business HNC student Niamh Muir, from Dumfries, recently embarked on an extraordinary journey with her cricket bat as she represented Scotland in a series of matches against the Sunrisers, an English regional team representing London and the East region.

The 18-year-old was invited to Scotland’s training camp at the well-renowned Desert Springs Sports Resort in Almeria, south-east Spain, where the players underwent intensive six-hour sessions of endurance and fitness programmes.

The Scots’ skills were put to the ‘Test’ with thrilling games against the Sunrisers — and it was honours even with one victory apiece under the heat of the Andalucian sun, with right-handed all-rounder Niamh impressing the coaches.

Joanna Campbell, Principal, Dumfries and Galloway College, said: “Niamh continues to excel in both the classroom and on the cricket crease.

“She is proving to be an inspiration for aspiring female sports stars in the region and we wish her well in her pursuit of success.”