Sheffield, England: June 25-27
- Ireland beat Wales by 224 runs
Ireland 357-4 (D Kennedy 122*, A White 95, S Redpath 69*, J Kennedy 30)
Wales 143-7 (A White 3-29)
- England 250 beat Scotland 130 by 120 runs
- Ireland beat Scotland by 81 runs
Ireland 272-9 (R Haire 66, A White 58, D Kennedy 55, J Kennedy 41)
Scotland 191 (M Dweck 37, S Gilmour 37, A White 3-44, S Redpath 2-14, M ur-Rehman 2-38)
- England beat Ireland by 7 wickets
Ireland 193-8 (A White 72, S Redpath 42*, D Kennedy 39, R Barbour 4-45)
England 196-3 (E Semmick 93, A Lawson 88*)
Ireland v Wales
Ireland's batsmen enjoyed themselves on the first day of the British Isles Universities Championships in Sheffield yesterday. They amassed 357 for four against nine-man Wales with David Kennedy and skipper Simon Redpath putting on an unbroken stand of 192. The bowlers, however, could take only seven wickets in reply but the Welsh never threatened the Irish total and the final margin was an impressive 224 runs.
Ireland v Scotland
The Irish Universities side made it two wins out of two at the British Isles Home Nations Championships in Sheffield and this time the bowlers enjoyed themselves nearly as much as the batsmen in a 81 runs victory over Scotland.
Ireland followed up their first day total of 357 for four against Wales, with 272 for nine although the last five wickets fell in a hurry as they chased quick runs at the end. A second wicket partnership of exactly 100 between Andrew White and James Kennedy set up the winning total and top scorer Ryan Haire, who hit 11 fours in his 66, and David Kennedy then added 70 for the fourth wicket.
For the second day in a row, international all-rounder White finished as the leading wicket-taker.
In today's other game, Wales turned up with 11 men but England's batsmen amassed 405 for two, a warning for Ireland as they prepare for today's final game between the teams which will decide the winners of the tournament.
IRELAND lost their last match in the British University Championships in Sheffield yesterday, going down by seven wickets to a very strong England side.
The Irish made a respectable 193 for eight in 50 overs but the weaker bowling line-up could make no impression on the English top order batting which had scored 405 the previous day against Wales.
Andrew Lawson, who scored a double century in that game, was undefeated on 88 when the hosts reached their target with 13 and a half overs to spare.
While Andrew White and David Kennedy were adding 73 for the second wicket, the Irish side were heading for a much more imposing total but they slumped from 122 for one, with only captain Simon Redpath keeping the English bowlers at bay in the closing stages.
Redpath then opened the bowling and took an early wicket but a second wicket stand of 160 ended the game as a contest and the English Universities retained their title with the Irish improving one place to second from last year.
- Simon Redpath (Queen's University Belfast) (Captain)
- Andrew White (University of Ulster
- Ryan Haire (University of Ulster)
- Vincent Fennell (University College Cork)
- Mujib Ur-Rehman (University College Cork)
- James Kennedy (Queen's University Belfast)
- David Kennedy (Queen's University Belfast)
- Nigel Palmer (Queen's University Belfast)
- Richard Heasley (Queen's University Belfast)
- Jonathan Harte (Dublin University)
- John Guy (University of Ulster)
- Robert Craig (University of Ulster)
- Robert Duggan (University College Cork)
- Manager: Barry Keane (University College Cork)