Charlie Peet took a sensational seven wickets for 12 runs in today’s U19 World Cup qualifier fixture against Jersey U19 to record a 122-run victory in Scotland’s second game of the tournament.
Losing the toss and being asked to bat at Excelsior 20, Scotland U19 got off to a solid start after the early loss of skipper Angus Guy (2) in the fourth over, putting on 93 runs for the second wicket as Tom Mackintosh (79) again piled on the runs with support from Uzzair Shah (35) at the top of the order.
Scotland U19 raced to put 100 runs on the board in the 23rd over before Uzzair Shah fell to Carlyon to bring Daniel Cairns, replacing Durness Mackay-Champion in the XI, to the crease.
Daniel Cairns’ stay only lasted three runs and eight deliveries as he was run-out in the 27th, bringing Jasper Davidson (28) to the middle for a 31-run stand with run-machine Tom Mackintosh.
Despite losing a few middle order wickets (three wickets fell for 52 runs), Scotland U19 were able to accelerate towards the end of their innings, adding 45 runs from the last five overs thanks to some great striking by Liam Naylor (53* off 46) and useful runs from number eight batsman Ben Davidson (13). Scotland U19 finished their innings 233/6.
In response, Jersey U19 struggled to keep up with the run-rate from the get go, bringing up their 50 – for the loss of two wickets – in the 20th over with the run-rate creeping to 6.00 an over.
It took until the 31st over for Jersey U19 to bring up their 100 with the required run-rate now at 7.05 an over. No batsman for Jersey was able to strike at above 58.
Searching wickets with net run-rate an important factor in such qualifiers, Grange CC’s left-arm spinner Charlie Peet was brought back into the attack in the 32nd over and immediately started an onslaught.
His magical spell started with a wicket-maiden in the 32nd over, removing ZM Tribe for 3 before returning to bowl the 34th and taking a triple-wicket maiden, removing Sumerauer (1), Giles (0) and Kotedia (0) in four balls.
Bowling his last over, Peet struck twice more to send Lawrenson (who battled for his 52 from 100 balls) and King (0) back to the dugout with Jersey suddenly finding themselves 111-9.
Daniel Cairns took the last wicket of Tribe for 2 to round-off Jersey’s collapse – they lost the final seven wickets for just 11 runs to hand Scotland their second win of the tournament, scoring 122 runs too many for Jersey.
Scotland U19 return to action on Monday 29th July to face France U19.