Greece and Sweden enjoy comfortable wins on Day Two
Wed, Sep 9, 2009 11:50 AM
Greece continued its successful run by recording a massive 219-run victory over Estonia on the second day of the inaugural European Championship World Cricket League Division 5 tournament on Tuesday.
The hosts piled on 301 for the loss of six wickets and dismissed Estonia for a paltry 89 in 26 overs. Greece's Mehmood Ahmed composed 93 and was well supported by Hussein Imran with a fluent 48 runs. With the ball, Spiros Goustis finished with admirable figures of 5-26 while Stamatious Giorgas claimed 3-9.
In the other big game of the day, Sweden registered its first win of the tournament as it cruised to a nine-wicket victory over Bulgaria. Dismissing Bulgaria for 86 in 36.1 overs, the Swedish reached the set target in 17 overs with the loss of just one wicket.
Czech Republic won by 21 runs at the picturesque Ropa Valley, dismissing Turkey for 129 in less than 48 overs to register its victory.
Wednesday's matches will see Greece take on Turkey at Marina while Sweden plays Czech Republic and Bulgaria clashes with Estonia at Rupa Valley.
For more information on the tournament, click here.