Impressive looking Ireland defeat Scotland and top group

Tue, Jul 14, 2015 7:07 PM

Impressive looking Ireland defeat Scotland and top group
On day three of competition at Pepsi ICC Europe U19 Division, 1 Ireland secured an emphatic five-wicket victory over Scotland, and Jersey record a convincing three-wicket victory over Netherlands.

At FB Fields, Ireland bowled out Scotland for 119 all out and scored the winning runs in only 35 overs and at Grainville, Jersey chased down the winning runs in 46.3 overs finishing on 195 for seven, winning by three wickets with Netherlands earlier posting 192 all out.

Ireland’s bowlers put in a fantastic performance at FB Fields against Scotland, as both unbeaten teams so far looked to keep that record going. The wickets were once again shared around, but the best bowling figures went to Gary McClintock who took three wickets for 28 runs in 9.1 overs. James Mitchell (2-20) and Tom Stanton (2-17) also bowled very well, keeping the Scottish total down.

The highest run-scorer for Scotland was Harris Carnegie who scored 27 runs from 76 balls including four fours. Captain Neil Flack, also spent some time at the crease taking 55 balls to score 19 runs and Rory Brown chipped in with 14 runs. No other Scottish player made it into double figures, as it posted 119 all out in 44.1 overs.

The Ireland chase looked all but a formality; however the Scottish bowling line-up made it as difficult as possible. All of the top order contributed, openers William McClintock (16) and Adam Dennison (17) got the chase off to a steady start, with Haris Aslam (2-17) and Scott Cameron (2-25) taking wickets. In the end, Sonny Cott (22, two fours), Gary McClintock (22, one four and two sixes) and Liam Tucker (13 not out) led the Irish to a very professional victory, scoring the runs in 35 overs and winning by five wickets.

At Grainville, the two sides without a win faced each other and Jersey came out on top winning by three wickets. Netherlands batted first with a strong partnership between opener Pieter De Graff scoring 42 runs including four fours and captain Saqib Zulfiqar scoring 29 runs including three fours. Sikander Zulfiqar added a middle order contribution of 45 runs (four fours), but the Jersey bowlers bounced back and in particular 14-year-old Harrison Carlyon who took three wickets for 14 runs in his 10 overs. The Dutch were bowled out for 192 in 48.2 overs.

Jersey’s reply centered on captain’s innings Solomon Warner whose 52 from 91 balls including three fours led his side to victory. Opener Grant Donaldson (33, six fours) got the hosts off to a strong start and James Duckett’s quick fire 41 from 35 balls (two fours, two sixes) down the order supported the captain’s innings. Even a late couple of wickets by Sikander Zulfiqar (2-44) only delayed the inevitable as Jersey ran out eventual winners by three wickets. The pick of the Dutch bowlers was Rens Van Troost who took two wickets for 38 runs in 10 overs.

Highlights of Netherlands U19 v Jersey U19 will be available on ICC Europe TV.

Scores in brief
At Grainville
Netherlands U19 192 all out, 48.2 overs (Sikander Zulfiqar 45, Pieter De Graff 42; Harrison Carlyon 3-14)
Jersey U19 195 for seven, 46.3 overs (Solomon Warner 52; James Duckett 41; R Van Troost 2-38)
Jersey U19 won by three wickets

At FB Fields
Scotland U19 119 all out, 44.1 overs (Harris Carnegie 27, Neil Flack 19; Gary McClintock 3-28)
Ireland U19 150 for nine, 50 overs (Sonny Cott 22, William McClintock 22; Haris Aslam 2-17)
Ireland U19 won by 5 wickets

Wednesday’s fixtures
At FB Fields: Ireland U19 v Jersey U19
At Grainville: Scotland U19 v Netherlands U19

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