Scotland’s U19s continued their good start at the ICC U19 European World Cup Qualifier with a win over hosts Jersey at Grainville, St Saviour on Tuesday. [Scorecard]
After winning the first toss of the tournament, captain James Dickinson lost his second and Jersey elected to bat first on another nice summer day.
The young Scots came out firing with the new ball, Oli Brown having Daubeney caught behind by Garden in his first over of the match.
Brown was to pick up another couple of wickets as he struck twice in the same over to remove Thompson and Ward to have Jersey 18/3 in the 6th over.
Wickets continued to tumble for the hosts as Haroon Tahir was the other destroyer-in-chief as he bowled 6 overs that included 2 maidens and 3 wickets to dismantle the middle-order.
Every Scottish bowler found some form of reward, with Ihtisham Malik (1/20), Finlay McCreath (1/15) and Rory Johnston (1/0) ensuring that Jersey wouldn’t surpass 58 as they were bowled out in the 23rd over.
The Scots knew that chasing down the total quickly would help improve their run-rate, which could become vital in the latter stages of the tournament. They did, however, lose a few wickets on the way, as Owais Shah, Calum Garden, John Oliver and Will Hardie departed for single figures.
McCreath (12*) and Johnston (15*) ensured there would be no more wobbles as they chased the total down with relative ease, giving Scotland a 6 wicket win and their second victory of the tournament, this time by 6 wickets.
After the result, Coach Cedric English said, “It was great to get another victory today with the boys putting on a attacking bowling and fielding display. All the bowlers acquitted themselves well, with notable performances from Ollie Brown and Haroon Tahir with 3 wickets each.
Brown instigated the collapse by taking his 3 wickets in the first few overs and winning a well deserved the man of the match in the process. Jersey responded well to us attacking the small total by grabbing 4 wickets, however McCreath and Johnston stayed on top of things and took us home.”
The squad will now have a day off tomorrow (Wednesday 26th) to recover before a crunch match against Ireland on Thursday.