Kirkliston’s Calum Logan led Scotland into the British Isles Junior International series for the third time in a row at Belfast over the weekend.
But the 25-year old saw his dream of a first captaincy triumph dashed by the Auld Enemy in the opening match.
“We gave it our best shot and it’s a consolation that we improved from last season’s wooden spoon position to finish in the runners-up spot but we were well and truly licked by a strong England team,” summed up Logan.
“Our team had eight new faces making their debut so going head to head with the defending champions in the first match of the campaign was a major test that came too quick for us, as our gelling process would have had to be instant”, said Logan.
The team captain added: “Losing to England so heavily could have demoralised us but we showed great courage and improved form to bounce off the canvas and beat Wales, 130-97, then Ireland 126-121.’’
Logan was competing in what was his 10th Home International series and now leaves the Junior grade with a haul of 30 caps and five title celebrations.
Logan also won the 2014 WLBA Junior Open this season beating Andrew Semple of Oakbank in the final.