Ireland win ICC Europe U15 Trophy

Sat, Aug 8, 2015 8:53 PM

Ireland win ICC Europe U15 Trophy
Ireland have won the ICC Europe U15 Trophy after beating Scotland by seven wickets, Netherlands beat Guernsey by eight wickets and Jersey defeated Denmark six wickets on the last day of the ICC Europe U15 Trophy.

In the final day’s play at the ICC Europe U15 Trophy the Irish bowlers put their team in pole position as they bowled out Scotland for 93 all out in 35.4 overs, Tom Diamond (30, 66 balls, three fours) and Louis Ware (25, 48 balls, four fours) were the only batsman to score any runs as Ireland had victory in sight. The pick of the bowlers was captain Harry Tector who took three wickets for 26 runs in 10 overs. Ireland’s reply got off to a stuttering start losing three early wickets Rory McGovern (7), Ian Anders (7) and Sean Currie (3), before Harry Tector 30 not out including three fours and Neil Rock 27 not out including four fours led the Irish to a seven wicket victory and ICC Europe U15 Trophy winners.

In the other day’s match Guernsey batted first and were dismissed cheaply for 117 in 33.4 overs, Hudson (26) and Daniel Le Messurier (22, three fours) were the only real contributors, as Netherlands bowler Salman Mirza took four wickets for 19 runs in 7.4 overs. The Dutch openers batted well with Nehaan Gigani (45, eight fours) and Sebastiaan van Lent (17) putting Netherlands in control, as Sean Walsh led the team to victory by eight wickets scoring 45 runs including five fours and one six. Netherlands ended up finishing third and Guernsey fifth.

In the final day’s game Jersey beat Denmark by six wickets, as Denmark put in a solid batting performance scoring 203 for nine in its 50 overs. Henriksen scored 55 runs in 63 balls including four fours as top scorer, supported by Slebsager who scored 40 runs in 95 balls including five fours. Other key contributors for the Danes were Damgaard Hald (23) and Hussain (20) who helped the score up to 203 for nine. The pick of the Jersey bowlers was Julius Sumerauer who took five wickets for 20 runs in 10 overs. The Jersey reply was centred around the great innings of David Bourne who scored 84 runs not out in 89 balls including twelve fours, his partnership with Matthew Donaldson (41 not out, four fours) led the Jersey team to victory and fourth place.

The Most Valuable Player of the Tournament was awarded to Julius Sumerauer of Jersey.

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