Jamie Forbes (pictured) scored a match-winning 69 as Ireland Under 15s beat Scotland by two wickets in a tense encounter at Cambusdoon in Ayr.

Chasing 183 the 'Boys in Green' had slumped to 43 for 5, before Forbes shared game changing stands of 87 for the 6th wicket with Raymond Curry (29) and 43 for the 7th with Luke Whelan (14*).

There were a few further nervy moments before the Irish secured the two-wicket win in the 48th over.

In the Scottish innings of 182 for 9 there were two wickets apiece for Scott MacBeth (2-15), Daniel Forkin (2-27) and Ahmed Shah (2-32).

The Celtic Cup series was blighted by bad weather with the two opening games both abandoned without a ball bowled.

 

Scotland U15 Vs Ireland U15
1-Innings Match Played At New Cambusdoon, Ayr, 08-Aug-2019, Celtic Cup U15
Ireland U15 Win by 2 wkts

Toss won by Ireland U15
Umpires A Dowdalls - R Gilliand
Home Side Scotland U15

Scotland U15 1st Innings 182/9 Closed (Overs 50)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
DF Pearson c RR Curry b J Forbes 47 38 4 1
CJ Cole lbw b D Forkin 8 43 0 0
S McDowall c Ahmed Shah b D Forkin 2 8 0 0
OF Davidson*   b Ahmed Shah 18 46 2 0
GRE Gallman-Findlay+   b Sj MacBeth 36 95 2 0
B Ezekiel   b Ahmed Shah 0 4 0 0
AD Hodge c RR Curry b Sj MacBeth 15 27 1 0
RA McIntyre not out   22 29 0 0
A Mahapatra c LJ Whelan b EK Birch 2 6 0 0
AMT Docherty run out   5 5 0 0
JSM Gordon not out   2 1 0 0
extras   (b2 lb1 w20 nb2) 25      
TOTAL   9 wickets for 182      
FOW
1-59(CJ Cole) 2-63(S McDowall) 3-67(DF Pearson) 4-110(OF Davidson) 5-112(B Ezekiel)
6-144(AD Hodge) 7-157(GRE Gallman-Findlay) 8-163(A Mahapatra) 9-179(AMT Docherty)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
MT Daly 3 0 26 0 4 -
EK Birch 6 1 27 1 2 1
D Forkin 10 1 27 2 4 -
Ahmed Shah 9 1 32 2 2 -
J Forbes 10 1 18 1 5 -
JA Rose 2 0 13 0 - -
WDK de Klerk 1 0 8 0 2 -
Sj MacBeth 6 1 15 2 1 -
S Kyte 3 0 13 0 - -

Ireland U15 1st Innings 183/8 Closed (Overs 47.3)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Topping c OF Davidson b JSM Gordon 13 34 0 0
MT Daly   b B Ezekiel 4 10 0 0
Sj MacBeth c RA McIntyre b JSM Gordon 4 13 0 0
WDK de Klerk*   b JSM Gordon 0 3 0 0
J Forbes st GRE Gallman-Findlay b S Ali 69 115 4 0
RA Ellerby   b AMT Docherty 0 10 0 0
RR Curry   b RA McIntyre 29 48 1 0
LJ Whelan+ lbw b LD Briggs 14 29 1 0
EK Birch not out   6 16 0 0
JA Rose not out   2 8 0 0
Ahmed Shah dnb          
extras   (b1 lb11 w29 nb1) 42      
TOTAL   8 wickets for 183      
FOW
1-14(MT Daly) 2-23(Sj MacBeth) 3-26(WDK de Klerk) 4-31(SJ Topping) 5-43(RA Ellerby)
6-130(RR Curry) 7-172(LJ Whelan) 8-175(J Forbes)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
OF Davidson 10 1 35 0 7 -
RA McIntyre 10 0 26 1 2 -
B Ezekiel 9.3 0 39 1 1 1
JSM Gordon 3 0 12 3 7 -
AMT Docherty 2 0 8 1 3 -
S Ali 4 0 20 1 5 -
S McDowall 3 0 5 0 - -
AD Hodge 2 0 19 0 2 -
LD Briggs 4 0 7 1 - -