Guernsey U19 and Denmark U19 start with wins at ICC U19 Div 2 WCQ Europe

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 6:28 PM

Guernsey U19 beat Italy U19 by 15 runs in what became a close fought match at VRA at the ICC U19 World Cup Qualifier- Europe Division 2.

Guernsey U19 won the toss and decided to bat as early wickets fell, before Daniel le Messurier put on 30 runs from 53 balls including three fours and steadied the ship for Guernsey U19. James Hudson (16), Declan Martel (14) and Myles Brook (14) contributed to the total with good knocks in the middle of the order. Louis Falla top scored with an innings of 31, including three fours, which helped recovered Guernsey’s total to something defendable of 171 all out. The highest contribution to the Guernsey total was 43 extras. Ullah Zaka took three wickets for Italy in his 10 overs conceding 33 runs.

In reply Italy U19 innings was centred around Riccardo Meade (52 runs from 71 balls, including four fours) and Kumar Ankush who scored 36 runs from 63 balls. The partnership looked like it may have taken Italy U19 to victory, before Daniel le Messurier took the wicket of Ankush. The wickets then fell as they finished on 156 all out and Guernsey U19 ran out winners by 15 runs.

In the day’s other match Denmark U19 beat Netherlands U19 by seven wickets at VOC in Rotterdam. There were a number of starts in the Netherlands U19 team with Alyan Razagi (29), Baz De Leede (23) and Olivier Elenbaas (25 not out) all adding to the total, but no batter went on to score big runs. The biggest contribution for the Netherlands U19 innings was 43 extras. There were two wickets a piece for four of the Danish bowlers; Henriksen (2-23), Premachandran (2-30), Munir (2-25) and Thanikaithasan (2-23).

Denmark’s chase was relatively straight forward with the winning runs coming in 34.5 overs. Shangeev Thanikaithasan scored 56 runs not out from 74 balls including eight fours. Saud Munir (32) and Oliver Hald (46 not out) including two fours and four sixes, ensured victory for Denmark U19 with some good batting.

Tomorrow’s fixtures are:
Denmark v Guernsey- VOC
Netherlands v Italy- Salland CC

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