Ireland and Scotland secure 100% record after two days of competition

Sun, Jul 12, 2015 8:00 PM

Ireland and Scotland secure 100% record after two days of competition
Ireland and Scotland both secured two wins out of two on day two of competition in Jersey, as Ireland defeated Netherlands emphatically by 76 runs and Scotland recorded a convincing 47-run victory over Jersey.

At Les Quennevais, Ireland posted 185 for nine in a rain-affected 45 overs and bowled out the Netherlands in 39 overs, Scotland posted 208 for nine in 44 overs, before Jersey were bowled out for 161 in 39.5 overs at Grainville.

Ireland posted 185 for nine in a rain-affected match at Les Quennevais, the first four overs were bowled before the rain set in and after over an hour and a half’s break the match was reduced to 45-over a side.

William McClintock opened with 36 runs from 35 balls including six fours, and was supported by his captain Jack Tector (32). Twin brother of William McClintock, Gary scored an exciting 20 runs including two fours and one six, leading Ireland onto a path for a reasonable total. Rory Anders (20) and James Mitchell (29 not out, two fours, two sixes) got Ireland to 185 for nine after 45 overs. The pick of the bowlers was Asad Zulfiqar who took three wickets for 23 runs in five overs.

The Netherlands reply centered on captain and triplet Saqib Zulfiqar whose 23 runs from 53 balls who tried to build a platform for the Dutch innings. Rens Van Troost was the next highest scorer with 18 runs, but the Irish bowling line up was too good with the wickets being shared around. The stand out bowler was Rory Anders who took three wickets for 19 runs in nine overs, with Tom Stanton (2-12) and Ben White (2-26) supporting Anders and leading the Irish team to victory. Netherlands could only manage 109 runs, before being bowled out in 39 overs.

In the day’s other match at Grainville which was also rain affected and was reduced to 44 overs, Scotland scored a solid 208 for nine.

The innings star was Haris Aslam who scored 41 runs not out from 40 balls including four fours. For the bowling line up, the day belonged to Elliot Miles who took six wickets for 42 runs in nine overs, some fantastic bowling from the Jersey player kept the Scottish total down to a more reachable target. Ben Wilkinson 38 runs from 39 balls (four fours, one six) and opener Syed Shah (four fours) also contributed with the bat to guide Scotland to 208 for nine.

The Jersey reply stuttered after an early wicket, but James Duckett was the star batter for Jersey with an exciting 42 runs from 53 balls including six fours. Supported by Paul Hickling (22) and captain Solomon Warner (20) tried to get Jersey closer to the winning target, however with the run rate increasing and wickets falling, it looked like it was going to be a step too far. Mitchell Rao was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland taking four wickets for 36 runs in eight overs, as Jersey finished on 161 all out in 39.5 overs.

Scores in brief
At Grainville
Scotland U19 208 for nine, 44 overs (Haris Aslam 41 not out, Benjamin Wilkinson 38; Elliot Miles 6-42)
Jersey U19 161 all out, 39.5 overs (James Duckett 42, Paul Hickling 22; Mitchell Rao 4-36)
Scotland U19 won by 47 runs

At Les Quennevais
Ireland U19 185 for nine, 45 overs (William McClintock 36, Jack Tector 32; Asad Sulfiqar 3-23)
Netherlands U19 109 all out, 39 overs (Saqib Zulfiqar 23, Rens Van Troost 18; Rory Anders 3-19)
Ireland U19 won by 76 runs

Monday is a rest/reserve day
At FB Fields: Ireland U19 v Scotland U19
At Grainville: Netherlands U19 v Jersey U19

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