Netherlands on top after initial blows in Voorburg

09 Sep

Day 1: Netherlands 210 (71.2 overs) van der Merwe 73, Davey 3/36, Scotland 35/6 (23.0 ov) Kingma 3/9 [Scorecard]

Scotland found themselves on the back-foot on the second day’s play against the Netherlands in their Intercontinental Cup match in Voorburg following a washed out day 1.

Roelf van de Merwe’s stubborn 73 helped the Netherlands negotiate their position of 88/5 to 197/8 after captain Mommsen had won the toss and elected to bowl first.

The visitors would have been content with their first innings effort as Josh Davey claimed figures of 3/36 on what seemed a tricky wicket, while Con de Lange (2/39), Ali Evans (2/57) and Safyaan Sharif (2/34) all chipped in with wickets.

Stephan Myburgh second top scored with 35 after Michael Rippon made 30 at the top of the order.

In reply Scotland lost Hamish Gardiner in the first over when he left a delivery from Kingma which disturbed the bails.

Trouble soon escalated for the visitors when Matt Machan chopped on to a delivery from the same bowler, before Coetzer edged a turning delivery from van der Merwe to Borren in the slips.

With their tails up in the field Holland continued to take wickets while their opponents found runs hard to come by.

Mommsen was the next man to depart he became the sixth batsman of the day to leave a delivery, only to be bowled. He was quickly followed back by Berrington and Davey before the end of play, leaving the score on 31/6, to the delight of the home side.

The Scots will now head into day three 175 runs behind with 4 wickets remaining. 

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