Stephen Doheny scored another half century, while Jacob Mulder took three wickets as Ireland Wolves beat Namibia by 49 runs to take a 2-1 lead in their ongoing series against Namibia.

The Rush skipper struck five fours and three sixes as he top scored with 58 in an impressive total of 196 for 5.

He dominated an opening stand of 43 with club colleague Nathan McGuire (12), and added a further 40 with debutant Curtis Campher.

Campher, a former South African U19 international also cleared the ropes three times as he hit 45 from 33 balls, adding 75 for the third wicket with Leinster's Gareth Delany (38).

Skipper Harry Tector (17) and Lorcan Tucker (16) kept the momentum going with a fifth wicket partnership of 34.

Namibia were never in serious contention in the chase, with Shane Getkate (2-33) claiming the vital wicket of Eagles skipper Gerhard Erasmus.

CIYMS leg-spinner Jacob Mulder (pictured above) snared three wickets, and with Craig Young, Josh Little and Gareth Delany picking up one apiece, the hosts finished 49 runs adrift on 147 for 8.

The teams meet again on Monday when the final two games in the T20 format will be played, before the sides switch to 50-over mode.


At Irene Village Country Club,

Ireland Wolves 196-5 (20 overs; S Doheny 58, C Campher 45, G Delany 38) beat Namibia 147-8 (G Williams 59*; J Mulder 3-23, S Getkate 2-33) by 49 runs

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