Matt Machan scored a century and Alasdair Evans took four for 17 as Scotland romped to a 179-run victory over Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match at Blacktown Oval on Tuesday. Ireland have caused huge upsets at both their previous World Cups but it was Scotland, who have yet to taste victory in two tournaments, who won the battle of the Celtic minnows with 23 overs to spare. Scotland won the toss and chose to bat but made a faltering start when they lost their top batsman and skipper for the day Kyle Coetzer for a duck in the second over. They slumped to 2-42 when Hamish Gardner became paceman Max Sorensen's (3-55) second victim in the eighth over but that brought Machan to the crease. Click here to read full news..