European Under-15 Division Two Championship - Day Four report
Spain and Guernsey both continued their unbeaten records yesterday by beating Belgium and Cyprus respectively.
Spain chose to bat against Cyprus and thanks to 61 wides from Cyprus, reached 162/8 from their 35 overs. Apologies for the many mentions of wides in the reports from this tournament, but they really are often the highest score in the innings! 56 of them were bowled in the Cypriot innings as they were bowled out for 130, giving Spain a 32 runs win.
Jersey's innings against the Isle of Man started well with a 127 won opening partnership. The openers then fell within three runs of each other, but numbers 3 and 4 stayed in until the end to take Jersey to 202/2 from their 35 overs. Alex Stokoe scored 55 in the Manx reply, but they could only reach 163/6 from their 35 overs, Jersey winning by 39 runs.
Germany picked up their first win of the tournament after batting steadily, helped of course by wides, to reach 187/5 from their 35 overs. The French batsman were hopeless, with only two of them reaching double figures. That they scored 111 was mostly down to the German bowlers, who sent down 56 wides.
In the Guernsey v Belgium match, for once, an innings was not dominated by wides. Only 17 were sent down in Guernsey's huge total of 221/7 in their 35 overs, dominated by William Thompson's 87. Belgium could only reach 102/5 from their 35 overs, Guernsey winning by 119 runs.