McKinley leads Ireland Under 19’s to comfortable win

August 5th 2013 | International

McKinley leads Ireland Under 19’s to comfortable win

McKinley was superb against Guernsey © ICC/Cricket Europe

Ballymena’s Robert McKinley recorded a superb five wicket haul to help Ireland into second place in the table after match day 3 of the Pepsi ICC European U19 Division 1 World Cup Qualifier.

Robert McKinley’s five star show saw Ireland record an emphatic seven wicket win against their Guernsey counterparts. Seamer McKinley had the amazing analysis of 5 for 5 as Guernsey were skittled for just 107 having been at one stage 40 without loss. Lucas Barker (28) and Isaac Damarrel (26) had given the Islanders a solid start, before the wheels fell off their innings in spectacular style.

The left-arm spin combination of Ben Wylie (3-29) and Scott Campbell (2-29) had made the initial breakthroughs before the impressive McKinley took centre stage, proving virtually unplayable as he ripped through the Guernsey middle and late order. A total of 107 was never likely to cause the Irish batting much trouble and so it proved.

Scott Campbell hit an unbeaten 56 from 78 balls (5 fours, 1 six) sharing an opening partnership of 59 with James McCollum (16). Peter Eakin smashed 17 from just six balls (2 fours, 1 six) as the Irish attempted to increase their net run rate, fully conscious of the fact that Scotland’s demolition of Denmark earlier in the day had meant it could well be crucial in the final analysis. Luke Le Tissier (3-26) claimed all three Irish wickets to fall. Skipper Tyrone Kane (15*) ensured there were no further alarms as the seven wickets victory was achieved with 24.5 overs to spare. Ireland play high flying Jersey tomorrow in a game both must win to keep their Under 19 World Cup qualification hopes alive.

Jonty Jenner has put in a fantastic performance for Jersey as they picked up a stunning win over the hosts at Voorburg Cricket Club today. Batting first after Dutch captain Joost Kroesen won the toss, Jersey soon found themselves in trouble at 29-3. But that wicket brought Jenner to the crease, and he was in the mood to score runs. Punishing anything short, he initially sharing in a 65 run partnership for the fourth wicket with opener John Donaldson. Donaldson was out having scored 40, but Jenner continued to score runs, not giving away a chance until he was caught having scored 101 from just 81 balls, to take his tournament total to 238 runs at an average of 79.33 and lead his team to a total of 239 from 48.4 overs.

The Dutch struggled in reply against the Jersey bowlers, with Duckett and Palmer being particularly effective with three wickets each. Jersey didn’t help themselves by giving away 34 runs in extras, but that was the top score in the innings as the Dutch batsmen capitulated and were dismissed for 144, losing by 95 runs. Jersey will now take on Ireland in a crucial game tomorrow, whilst the Netherlands will hope to bounce back after today’s surprise defeat when they play Denmark.

Nick Farrar has put in a tournament record bowling performance to lead Scotland to a crushing win over Denmark. Denmark won the toss and chose to bat first, and started slowly but steadily, with Anders Bulow leading the way with 20 as they reached 32-1 in the 17th over. But his wicked sparked a remarkable collapse, with Nick Farrar proving to be the scourge of the Danish batsmen.

When the dust settled, Denmark had been bowled out for just 46. Their batsmen struggled on a slow pitch where the ball kept low, but they didn’t help themselves through their shot selection. Nick Farrar finished with sensational bowling figures of 7-13, the best bowling figures in the history of ICC European U19 Division One.

Scotland had no trouble chasing down that target, with Andrew Umeed and Alex Baum securing the 10 wicket win in 8.2 overs, Umeed finishing the match off with a huge straight six more than an hour before the scheduled lunch break.

Brief scores:

At Kampong: Denmark 46-10, 26.4 overs (Nick Farrar 7-13, Lyle Hill 3-9)
Scotland 52-0, 8.2 overs (Andrew Umeed 28 not out, Alex Baum 24 not out)
Scotland won by 10 wickets

At VOC Rotterdam: Guernsey 107-10, 41.5 overs (Robert McKinley 5-5, Ben Wylie 3-29)
Ireland 108-3, 25.1 overs (Scott Campbell 56 not out; Luke Le Tissier 3-26)
Ireland won by 7 wickets

At Voorburg: Jersey 239-10, 48.4 overs (Jonty Jenner 101, John Donaldson 40; Wessel Coster 4-43)
Netherlands 144-10, 41.3 overs (Rhys Palmer 3-24, James Duckett 3-27)
Jersey won by 95 runs

ICC European U19 Division 1 WCQ table (as of August 5)

Rank   Team                   P       W     L       T       N/R     Pts     NRR

1       Scotland               3       3       0       0       0       6       +1.61
2       Ireland                 3       2       1       0       0       4       +0.98
3       Jersey                 3       2       1       0       0       4       +0.33
4       Netherlands           3       1       2       0       0       2       -0.47
5       Denmark               3       1       2       0       0       2       -1.49
6       Guernsey               3       0       3       0       0       0       -1.09


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