Denmark book their place at finals day
Denmark have secure their place at finals day on Saturday at the County Ground, Hove after a 48 run win over Jersey at Preston Nomads Cricket Club this afternoon.
Batting first after Jersey put them in, Denmark had a poor start when Carsten Pedersen was bowled for a duck in the first over. But Freddie Klokker again played a good knock, scoring 41 from 30 balls before he was dismissed in the 11th over with the score on 87.
Another wicket was lost from the next ball, but Denmark batted on, eventually scoring 164-5, aided by a few dropped catches by the Jersey fielders, who were pretty poor all innings, an amazing diving one handed catch by Peter Gough apart.
In reply, Jersey were never truly in the hunt, struggling to cope against the Danish battery of spin bowlers. Andy Dewhurst scored 38, but that was the only bright spot in the innings, and they were restricted to 116-9 from their 20 overs, Hamid Shah taking 3-25 to secure the 48 run win.
Meanwhile next door on he other ground, the Isle of Man recorded their first win of the tournament with a win over Belgium.
Batting first after losing the toss, Belgium scored 119 before being bowled out in exactly 20 overs. Nirvam Shah top scored with 35, whilst Alex Stokoe bowled superbly, taking 5-21. Ali Raza also contributed for the Belgians with a quick fire 27 from 16 balls.
The Isle of Man started their reply well with an opening partnership of 55 between Jaco Jansen and Max Stokoe. Jensen was out for 30 whilst Stokoe batted on for a little longer to score 38. They lost a few wickets towards the end of the innings but still managed to secure a five wicket win with four ball to spare.