SCOTLAND cricket star Richie Berrington put in a fine performance in a World Cup warm-up against the mighty West Indies yesterday.

The Greenock cricketer was in the line-up for the team’s final warm-up match in Sydney, Australia, ahead of their tournament opener with New Zealand on Monday.

And the former Glenpark ace helped the Scots come agonisingly close to causing a big upset. They were set a target of 314 after their opponents hit 313 for nine off their 50 overs.

The Scots responded with 310 for nine in reply, including an impressive 66 by the former Greenock Cricket Club ace — who was second-top scorer for the national side.

Earlier in the match he helped claim the wicket of Dwayne Bravo with a leaping catch. It wasn’t enough for the Scots to claim a famous victory but the performance has given the squad confidence heading into the World Cup.

Speaking after the match, Richie said: “Although these games are warm-up games we want to win them.

“Although it’s disappointing we can take a lot of positives going into that first game now.”