A rain affected day at Rugby School has seen Scotland recover from yesterday's surprise defeat to Guernsey with a win over the Netherlands today.
Batting first after winning the toss, Scotland started off slowly, but soon accelerated the scoring rate. Captain Rory Johnston and Finlay McCreath put on 57 for the third wicket at a run a ball before Johnston was out for 53.
McCreath and James Dickinson then put on 98 for the fourth wicket with Dickinson the next man out having scored 58 from 50 balls. McCreath was unbeaten on 66 when rain brought an end to the Scotland innings after 37 overs, with Scotland on 218-5.
The Dutch reply got off to a poor start when Michael Skerrit was dismissed from the first ball of the innings. A recovery of sorts took place before another shower sent the players from the field with the score on 68-2 after 15 overs.
On resumption, the Netherlands were set a target of 172 in 35 overs. The break had a negative effect on the Dutch batsmen, as the two not out batsmen at the break were dismissed in quick fashion with only another six runs added to the total.
Rory Johnston eventually brought himself on to bowl and he tore through the bottom of the Dutch batting line-up taking five wickets for just eight runs in three overs. The Netherlands were bowled out for 118, losing by 53 runs.
Tomorrow is a rest day in the tournament and both sides will be back in action on Thursday when Scotland will play Jersey and the Netherlands will play Guernsey.
Scotland Under-15s beat Netherlands Under-15s by 53 runs (D/L)
Rugby School Cricket Grounds, 5 August
Scotland Under-15s 218-5 (37 overs, F McCreath 66*, J Dickinson 58, R Johnston 53)
Netherlands Under-15s 118 (25.3 overs, R Johnston 5-8)