Doram stars as Dutch beat Scotland

Fri, Aug 10, 2012 4:00 AM

The Dutch are now the only unbeaten side in the tournament after a big win over Scotland at KGV today.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Netherlands got their innings off to a start with an innings of 37 from 39 balls by Daniel Doram. However the Dutch struggled slightly after his dismissal and found themselves on 125-7.

The eighth wicket then put on 59 with Price scoring a quick 35 from 31 balls and the Dutch were able to make 192 before they were bowled out.

In reply, Scotland struggled, initially against the pace bowling of Sikander Zulfiqar who took two wickets for just three runs in his six overs, and the against the spin of Daniel Doram, who capped a fine all-round performance with 3-26 and then Asad Zulfiqar who took 4-33 as Scotland were bowled out for just 94, losing by 98 runs.

The Netherlands will play Guernsey tomorrow, knowing that a win will secure them the trophy, whilst Scotland will play Ireland.

Jersey have won the clash between the two Channel Island rivals, but they allowed Guernsey to get a lot closer to victory than they had any right to.

Guernsey batted first after being put in by Jersey, and the opening pair put on 37 before Edward Lawrence was dismissed in the tenth over. Opening partner Will Fazakerly set about providing the backbone to the innings with a cautious 39 but his dismissal in the 31st over sparked a batting collapse.

Guernsey collapsed from 135-4 from to 155 all out as David Martin and Solomon Warner took three wickets each.

With Guernsey out well before the end of their 50 overs, Jersey faced a short session before lunch, which they survived, the first wicket, that of Jonty Jenner for 37, falling after the lunch interval with the score on 81.

Opening partner Feeney stayed in to make 55, but his dismissal saw Jersey almost do their best to throw away a winning position. They collapsed from 135-4 to 154-9 before Thomas Ward hit the winning runs to secure a narrow one wicket win.

Jerseys tournament is now over and they will no doubt be disappointed with their performance despite the win today. Guernsey still have the chance to salvage something when they play the Netherlands tomorrow at KGV.

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