Scotland beat Netherlands in final over thriller in battle for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup places
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 7:18 PM
It was a thrilling day’s play at Pepsi ICC Europe U19 Division 1 as Scotland secured a six-run victory over Netherlands with three balls to spare, and Ireland recorded another convincing four-wicket victory over Jersey.
At Grainville, Scotland posted 158 all out, before bowling out Netherlands for 152 runs with three balls to spare, winning by six runs and Ireland bowled out Jersey for 113 in 26.5 overs and scored the winning runs in 37.3 overs at FB Fields.
There was a dramatic climax to the Scotland and Netherlands game at Grainville, as the last wicket partnership for the Dutch almost claimed unlikely victory. Earlier in the day, Scotland had posted 158 runs thanks to a fine innings from Jack Waller, who scored 62 runs including six fours and two sixes. Other significant contributions from Rory Brown with 32 (three fours) and Scott Cameron (19) led the Scots to a reasonable total of 158 all out after 41.3 overs. The pick of the Dutch bowlers was Rens Van Troost who took four wickets for 19 runs in 10 overs.
The Scottish bowlers took consistent wickets as Roeland Verhagen (15), Asief Hoseinbaks (14) and Reiner Kalis (13) all went cheaply. It looked to be all over early as wickets continued to fall but a last wicket 37-run parternship between Asad Zulfiqar (37 not out, 110 balls) and Davi Van Slobbe (15 runs, 44 balls) almost took the Dutch over the line. Needing eight runs from the last over, a single by Zulfiqar left Van Slobbe on strike who searched for a boundary, but played and missed and was stumped by Carnegie, which resulted in Scottish celebrations as they won by six runs. The pick of the Scottish bowlers was once again Haris Aslam whose figures of three wickets for 25 runs from 10 overs helped Scotland to victory.
Ireland once again showed they were the team to beat in this tournament as they defeated Jersey by four wickets at FB Fields. Jersey got off to a fantastic start with openers William Robertson (23, two fours) and Grant Donaldson (23, four fours), but then there was a batting collapse that took Jersey from 53-0 to 113 all out.
Ireland’s Tom Stanton was the stand out bowler putting in a fantastic performance for Ireland taking four wickets for 34 runs in seven overs. Ben White also chipped in with three wickets for 30 runs in seven overs. The only other batters to make double figures for Jersey were Robert Duckett (14) and Paul Hickling (11), as they finished up on 113 all out in 26.5 overs.
The chase seemed relative simple once again for the Irish team, but the Jersey bowlers put in a decent effort to stop the Irish charge. Jersey’s James Duckett took three wickets for 31 runs, including opener Sonny Cott (10). William McClintock (11) had earlier gone cheaply as well, before Jack Tector played a captain’s innings (31 runs, 100 balls), with support from Lorcan Tucker (17) and Aaron Gillespie (16) led the Irish to victory in 37.3 overs.
There will be highlights available of Scotland U19 v Netherlands U19 and a story of the day feature from Ireland U19 v Jersey U19 at ICC Europe TV.
Scores in brief
Scotland U19 158 all out, 41.3 overs (Jack Waller 62, Rory Brown 32; Rens Van Troost 4-19)
Netherlands U19 152 all out, 49.3 overs (Asad Zulfiqar 37 not out, Roeland Verhagen 15; Haris Aslam 3-25)
Scotland U19 won by six runs
At FB Fields
Jersey U19 113 all out, 26.5 overs (William Robertson 23, Grant Donaldson 23; Tom Stanton 4-34)
Ireland U19 117 for six, 37.3 overs (Jack Tector 31 not out, Lorcan Tucker 17; James Duckett 3-31)
Ireland U19 won by 4 wickets