U17 defeat Holland but U15s come up 4 runs short

05 Aug

Image result for icc europeBoth the Scotland U15s and U17s were in action on Tuesday in their respective 2015 ICC Europe Championship and Challenge series.

First up at Rugby School was the U15s as they looked to make it two wins on the bounce in their match against Jersey, after their victory over Guernsey the following day.

Robbie McCallum gave the Scots the early imputus, bowling both openers for 0. Jack Bradburn then had Christopher Thompson caught by Tom Diamond to leave Jersey 32/3.

Matthew Daubeney (45) and Matthew Donaldson (42) were the mainstay of the Jersey innings, while Danial Birrell hit 26 towards the end of the innings to give his side something to defend.

McCallum finished with figures of 3/33, while Ben Plomer (2/15) and Neil Diamond (2/18) collected two wickets each as Jersey were bowled out for 165 in the 40th over.

In reply, Jamie Crawley reached the 20s for the second time in two days to get the reply underway. Jack Bradburn, son of Scotland coach Grant, was the top scorer with 45, while Callum Garden made 25 to set up a trilling finish.

With the fall of regular wickets meant that Plomer and Robert Russel required 12 runs to win during the final stand of the innings. However, Birrell got the match winning wicket of Plomer with the Scots coming an agonising 4 runs short of the total.  [Scorecard]

There was better news for their U17 colleagues against hosts Holland in the U17 Challenge Series, as a rain reduced 35 over game got underway.

Robertson was unlucky not to reach his 50 as he fell 4 runs short, while Johnson and Shah both reached the twenties, as the visitors concluded on 168 from 34 overs.

Khan produced a fine spell taking 3/11 from his 5 overs and was ably supported by Ghaffar (2/11), and despite a 27 from Rens van Troost, the Netherlands were bowled out for 107, giving Scotland the win by 61 runs.

The 17s are in action again against the same opposition and will be looking to continue their 100% record in the competition. 

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