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Netherlands, Jersey coast to huge wins

Peter Gough celebrating Jersey's win over Hong Kong.
Peter Gough celebrating Jersey's win over Hong Kong.

Coming from a back of defeat in their opening game, Netherlands managed to defeat Scotland by 32 runs, in game eight of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Edinburgh.

Group B

Netherlands 191-6 (Barresi 75) beat
Scotland 159 (Mommsen 68) by 32 runs
8th match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifers in Edinburgh

Opting to bat first, Wesley Barresi (75) added 82 runs with Ben Cooper (12) for the second wicket, with the latter managing just 12 of them.

Barresi was dropped twice in the sixth over, after which he hit a six on the final delivery of the over to take Netherlands to 47 for one in the power-play.

Michael Leask (0-33), who was one of the fielders who dropped Barresi, went for a couple of sixes in the eighth over, as the Netherlands opener brought up his fifty in 27 deliveries.

A 28-ball cameo from skipper Peter Borren (57) took Netherlands to 191 for six in 20 overs.

Alasdair Evans (5-24) was phenomenal for Scotland registering a five-wicket haul in his four overs.

In response, the Scotland innings lacked momentum, losing seven wickets for less than 80 runs.

An unbeaten 44-ball knock from Preston Mommsen (68 not out) salvaged some pride, as Scotland were dismissed for 159, falling short of their target.

Evans was given the man-of-the-match award, even though he ended up on the losing side.

Kenya 143-7 (Obuya 50) beat
Oman 136-7 (Jatinder 31) by seven runs
9th match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015

Fine performances from Collins Obuya and Shem Ngoche helped Kenya secure their second win, beating Oman by seven runs.

After being asked to bat first, the top five Kenyan batsmen failed to capitalize on the starts they got, except Obuya (50), who held the innings together well in his 37-ball knock.

A late flourish from Rakep Patel (21) and Lucas Oluoch (12) took Kenya to 143 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 144 for a win, the Oman batsmen were kept in check by Oluoch (0-10), who bowled a couple of maidens in the power-play, which produced only 25 runs for Oman.

Apart from Jatinder Singh (31) and Amir Ali (30), none of the Oman batsmen crossed 20, as they lost by seven runs.

Obuya was named as the player of the match for his crucial half-century.

ICC World T20 Qualifiers Standings - Group B

P W L Pts
1 Afghanistan 2 2 0 4
2 Kenya 2 2 0 4
3 Scotland 2 1 1 2
4 Netherlands 2 1 1 2
5 Oman 1 0 1 0
6 Canada 1 0 1 0
7 United Arab Emirates 2 0 2 0

Group A

Jersey 154-1 (Gough 81no) beat
Hong Kong 153-6 (Anshuman 43) by nine wickets
7th match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier

A terrific century opening stand for Jersey helped them sail to a nine-wicket victory against Hong Kong in the seventh game of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup qualifier in Bready.

Hong Kong raced to 118 for three in the 15th over after being asked to bat first, courtesy of their top three batsmen - Irfan Ahmed (27), Anshuman Rath (43) and Nizakat Khan (25).

Even though, Jersey bowlers failed to pick wickets at regular intervals, they kept the scoring rate at check, eventually restricting Hong Kong to 153 in 20 overs.

Anthony Kay (0-19) was the most economical of the Jersey bowlers, while Ben Stevens (2-22) picked up a couple of wickets.

Peter Gough (81 not out) and Edward Farley (57) gave Jersey the perfect start, putting on 46 for no loss in the power-play.

Farley was dropped off a no ball, while bringing up his half-century in just 31 deliveries. Gough, on the other hand, remained unbeaten, ensuring Jersey coasted to a nine-wicket win with 16 balls to spare.

Namibia 61-1 (Baard 39 no) v Nepal
No Result
10th match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier

In the second Group A encounter of the day between Namibia and Nepal in Belfast, rain played spoilsport with only 7.4 overs of play possible in the game, as both teams shared a point each.

ICC World T20 Qualifiers Standings - Group A

P W L Pts
1 Nepal 2 1 0 3
2 Jersey 1 1 0 2
3 Ireland 1 1 0 2
4 Namibia 2 0 1 1
5 United States of America 1 0 1 0
6 Hong Kong 1 0 1 0

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