On another busy morning in the Netherlands, Italy have become the first side to secure their place in next year's six team European final qualifier after beating Belgium.

In Group A, Cyprus batted first against Austria after winning the toss at Deventer, scoring 147 largely thanks to a knock of 60 by Shoaib Ahmed. Four Austrian bowlers took two wickets, the pick of the bunch being Waqar Zalmai, going for 16 runs from his four overs. Amar Naeem scored 59 in reply, but there was no other significant contribution with the bat. Shoaib Ahmed and Azari Baig both took three wickets as Cyprus restricted Austria to 139 to record their first win of the tournament.

Also in Deventer, Portugal batted first against Germany and were restricted to 109-8 from their 20 overs, Zohaib Sarwar top scoring with 34. Daniel Weston scored an unbeaten 58 as Germany chased down their target to win by 8 wickets with 4.4 overs to spare.

In Group B at Scheidam, Italy remained unbeaten and secured their place in next year's regional final. Belgium batted first after winning the toss, scoring 141-9 from their 20 overs, Mamon Latif top scoring with 39. Rakibul Hassan was the pick of the Italian bowlers with 3-17. An unbeaten 53 by Nicholas Maiolo helped Italy secure a six wicket win with 10 balls to spare.

Meanwhile in Rotterdam, Spain bowled the Isle of Man out for just 87, Ravi Panchal taking 3-13. Spain lost Kuldeep Lal before a run was scored in reply, but a second wicket partnership of 58 between Muhammad Asjed and Yasir Ali helped them complete a six wicket win.

At VRA in Amstelveen, Group C saw the Czech Republic bat first against Gibraltar and score 117-9 from their 20 overs, Balaji Pai taking 5-22. Pai then completed a fine all-round performance by scoring an unbeaten 75 from 58 balls - though only 28 runs came in boundaries - to help his team win by 8 wickets with five balls to spare.

In the Hague, the other Group C game had Sweden batting first against Guernsey and being bowled out for 107, Luke Le Tissier, William Peatfield and David Hooper each taking three wickets. Guernsey captain Josh Butler then scored an unbeaten 52 to lead his team to a 6 wicket win with three balls to spare.