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a cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length

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In one incident, Union flag-waving lout Mark McGill, of Ballieston, Glasgow, is seen ripping a Saltire from the hands of a young woman after she was knocked to the ground.
Yes Scotland spoke out after a spectator was ejected from the swimming in Glasgow for holding up a Saltire with the word Yes on it.
Their bowlers made full use of helpful conditions after winning the toss to bowl Derbyshire out for 180 and then Ryan Watson hit an unbeaten century to give the Saltires three consecutive victories over a county side for the first time.
After bowling a frugal opening spell, Kruis was brought back when Saltires were 163-3 with nine overs remaining and looking well-placed to reach a challenging score of around 230 on a slowish pitch.
The Saltires know they do not have the financial clout to compete with the counties, and Dravid's wages were partly paid for by an enthusiastic Indian community in Scotland.
For almost 400 years, since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, the Saltire has been incorporated in the Union Flag.
By London-drafted law the Saltire can only be flown from a public building on St Andrews Day - November 30.
Skipper Preston Mommsen's 38-ball 46, including five boundaries and a huge six, then had the Saltires on course for at least 250 and a chance of their first Yorkshire Bank 40 victory of the season But a late collapse proved costly as six wickets fell for just 24 runs in the closing overs.
They kept turning up the heat to reach 165 for 4 last night and Saltires skipper Preston Mommsen admitted: "It's going to be tough to gain a credible result.
Although Saltires had beaten Warwickshire Bears the previous day they never looked like creating a similar upset, despite an entertaining knock of 60 by former Yorkshire all-rounder, Gavin Hamilton, who is on loan to Scotland from Durham for six matches.
The Saltires set about last season's County Champions by skittling them out for a derisory 113 with Hoffmann bagging two wickets.
Scottish Saltires began their bid to win cricket's European Championship for the first time with a heartbreaking defeat against twice-champions Holland in Deventer yesterday.
Replying to the Royals' total of 128 in an encounter shortened to 22 overs a side, the Saltires could not up the pace when it mattered and they finished 10 adrift of victory.
Durham Dynamos' totesport National League Two promotion bid suffered a shock setback at winless basement outfit the Scottish Saltires.
To the person or persons responsible for complaining about Saltires on Formartine United FC's crests and Aberdeen fire engines, hang your head in shame.