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World Twenty20 Qualifier (Ireland & Scotland, 9-26 July)

Ball-by-ball commentary may not be permitted by ICC, but CricketEurope will still be bringing you all the best of this tournament - match updates and top in-match photography, reports, statistics, and lots more. Follow the progress of each day's play in the tournament in our new T20 Newsroom section, updated continuously throughout the day.

Easy win for Canada Easy win for Canada ZZZZ7:55 pmZZZZ
Rizwan Cheema stars for Canada at Goldenacre as they defeat Namibia by 74 runs.
Ireland v Oman abandoned at half-way Ireland v Oman abandoned at half-way ZZZZ4:13 pmZZZZ
Irish preparations hampered by the weather for the second day in a row
Scotland crush Jersey in fine all round display Scotland crush Jersey in fine all round display ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
Under grey skies Scotland got off to a galloping start hitting some imperious shots all around the park.
Unfancied Oman look to avoid wooden spoon Unfancied Oman look to avoid wooden spoon ZZZZ1:57 pmZZZZ
Oman return to the World Twenty20 Qualifier after missing 2013 - but are very much outsiders for qualification.
United Arab Emirates defeat Nepal at Stormont United Arab Emirates defeat Nepal at Stormont ZZZZ1:34 pmZZZZ
20-run victory via DLS in rain-hit warm-up match
Porterfield inspired by McCullum magic Porterfield inspired by McCullum magic ZZZZ8:28 pmZZZZ
William Porterfield signed off from Warwickshire on Friday night by batting with Brendan McCullum, certainly the most exciting and arguably the best Twenty20 batsman in the world at the moment.
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Although we can't bring live coverage, once certain matches have been completed we will publish complete ball-by-ball transcripts, including match photos.

Ireland v Oman: as it happened!
 
 
                        P  Pts     NRR
Hong Kong               0    0    0.000
Ireland                 0    0    0.000
Jersey                  0    0    0.000
Namibia                 0    0    0.000
Nepal                   0    0    0.000
Papua New Guinea        0    0    0.000
USA                     0    0    0.000
                        P  Pts     NRR
Afghanistan             0    0    0.000
Canada                  0    0    0.000
Kenya                   0    0    0.000
Netherlands             0    0    0.000
Oman                    0    0    0.000
Scotland                0    0    0.000
UAE                     0    0    0.000
Latest News
Ireland
Ireland U17 squad selected Ireland U17 squad selected ZZZZ12:37 amZZZZ
The Ireland U17 squad to play Irish Schools next week in Belfast has been announced.
Rain disrupts Ireland T20 WCQ preparations Rain disrupts Ireland T20 WCQ preparations ZZZZ5:46 pmZZZZ
Ireland's T20 World Cup qualifying preparations were further disrupted following the abandonment of their match with Oman at Stormont at the half-way stage.
Bobby Rao lands Hyderabad Academy role Bobby Rao lands Hyderabad Academy role ZZZZ5:23 pmZZZZ
The progress of the North West Warriors on the Interprovincial circuit has provided arguably the tournament's biggest success to date but the man mostly responsible for that could well be coming to the end of his reign.
Tector leads Ireland U15 squad Tector leads Ireland U15 squad ZZZZ7:59 pmZZZZ
Leinster players dominate U15 Ireland squad for European Championships.
Irish Schools side selected Irish Schools side selected ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
The following team has been selected to represent the Irish Schools against Ireland U17 at The Castle Grounds, Belfast on Tuesday 14 July, 11 am start.
Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic ZZZZ7:47 pmZZZZ
As I drank my morning cuppa and listened to RTE Radio (BBC Radio 4 is useless on Sunday mornings until 8:50), I checked the rainfall radar: a few light showers over Co. Meath, otherwise nothing.
Cups round-up Cups round-up ZZZZ9:39 pmZZZZ
All the action from the Irish Cup, National Cup and Ulster Shield.
No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
Ruan Pretorius created Irish Senior Cup history by clubbing 6 sixes in an over as Waringstown beat 2013 winners Clontarf in a thrilling encounter at Castle Avenue.
Mooney hundred helps Lightning clinch T20 trophy despite defeat Mooney hundred helps Lightning clinch T20 trophy despite defeat ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
John Mooney smashed a stunning century and lifted the Hanley InterPro T20 Cup in Eglinton despite seeing his Leinster Lightning side slip to a 15-run loss in their final match against the North-West Warriors.
Concern over fixture congestion Concern over fixture congestion ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
Lee Nelson and Andrew Cowden, the Waringstown and Civil Service North captains, are united in concern about a fixture list that is hampering their chances of reaching the last four of the Irish Cup.
Lightning lose battle but win war Lightning lose battle but win war ZZZZ8:51 pmZZZZ
A superb unbeaten century from Leinster Lightning skipper John Mooney wasn't enough to prevent the North West Warriors winning the final match of the Interprovincial T20 Championship at Eglinton on Friday - albeit the visitors took the T20 trophy home courtesy of a single bonus point.
McAllister and Delany return for T20 showdown McAllister and Delany return for T20 showdown ZZZZ3:14 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien absent from Lightning squad that takes on Warriors at Eglinton on Friday.
Lightning dominate Warriors Lightning dominate Warriors ZZZZ3:06 pmZZZZ
LEINSTER Lightning started their defence of the 50-over inter-provincial Cup in remarkable fashion with a six wickets victory over the North West Warriors on a superb batting track at Rathmines.
Joyce and Sorensen star as Lightning thump Warriors Joyce and Sorensen star as Lightning thump Warriors ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
DOM JOYCE and Max Sorensen produced match winning performances as Leinster Lightning outplayed the NW Warriors to win their Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Cup game by six wickets at a sun drenched Rathmines.
Tough draw for Northern teams Tough draw for Northern teams ZZZZ8:23 pmZZZZ
There was no luck for the two remaining NCU teams in the Irish Senior Cup when the draw for the quarter-finals was made.
Netherlands
Topklasse takes familiar shape before month-long hiatus Topklasse takes familiar shape before month-long hiatus ZZZZ4:25 pmZZZZ
The Topklasse league table took on familiar shape after Quick Haag managed back-to-back victories
Khadka claims consolation win for Nepal Khadka claims consolation win for Nepal ZZZZ11:36 pmZZZZ
Paras Khadka's 54 from 41 balls saw Nepal claim a victory in the final game of the T20I series against the Netherlands, which the Dutch won 3-1
Final WT20 Qualifier squads confirmed Final WT20 Qualifier squads confirmed ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Roelof van der Merwe replaces Vivian Kingma in the Netherlands squad
Myburgh and Malik star again as Dutch seal series Myburgh and Malik star again as Dutch seal series ZZZZ11:41 pmZZZZ
Stephan Myburgh's unbeaten 71 set up another win for the Netherlands in their T20I series against Nepal
Swart stars as Dutch rout Nepal Swart stars as Dutch rout Nepal ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
Michael Swart struck an unbeaten 76 from the top of the order to set up the Netherland's biggest ever T20I win.
Scotland
Comfortable win for Scotland against Namibia Comfortable win for Scotland against Namibia ZZZZ7:35 amZZZZ
Richie Berrington produced the headline innings as Scotland continued their T20 World Cup qualifying preparations with a comfortable win over Namibia at The Grange yesterday.
Western Union Premier review week 10 Western Union Premier review week 10 ZZZZ7:46 amZZZZ
The Western Union may only have entered the second half of the season but already Kelburne have emerged as one of the success stories of the summer.
Weather wins the day Weather wins the day ZZZZ7:35 amZZZZ
The weather – and Clydesdale – were the winners yesterday on a day when only two matches survived in the Western Union.
CSL Eastern Premier preview week 11 CSL Eastern Premier preview week 11 ZZZZ8:53 amZZZZ
Arbroath skipper Marc Petrie has laughed off the popular belief that today’s Lochlands clash with Grange will be a title deciding showdown.
Western Union Premier preview week 10 Western Union Premier preview week 10 ZZZZ8:34 amZZZZ
Leaders Clydesdale begin a crucial phase in their bid to win the Western Union for the first time since its re-formation four years ago when they entertain Ferguslie this afternoon.
CE Worldwide
News & Features
Samoa and PNG still unbeaten after day two Samoa and PNG still unbeaten after day two ZZZZ9:34 amZZZZ
Samoa and Papua New Guinea are both unbeaten after three games each at the Pacific Games women's cricket tournament.
Second defeat for hosts as Canada win easily Second defeat for hosts as Canada win easily ZZZZ10:30 pmZZZZ
Canada beat Bermuda by 71 runs as the Americas Under-19 Championship continues in Bermuda.
Papua New Guinea out in front after day one Papua New Guinea out in front after day one ZZZZ9:30 amZZZZ
Papua New Guinea win two from two on the opening day of the first women's cricket tournament at the Pacific Games.
Hosts thrashed as Americas Under-19s gets underway Hosts thrashed as Americas Under-19s gets underway ZZZZ8:01 amZZZZ
USA get off to a flyer with a 136 run win over Bermuda at the Americas Under-19 Championship.
Pacific Games cricket underway this weekend Pacific Games cricket underway this weekend ZZZZ6:51 amZZZZ
The Pacific Games cricket tournaments start on Sunday, with a women's tournament being played for the first time.
Poland retain Central Europe Cup title Poland retain Central Europe Cup title ZZZZ10:41 amZZZZ
A look at the recent Central Europe Cup tournament in the Czech Republic.
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Live Coverage
Match abandoned - no result
Oman 91 all out (18.5 overs)
Ireland
 
T20 World Qualifier Latest
Canada v Namibia at Goldenacre.
Canada won by 74 runs.
13 over match.
 Canada 149-3 (13 overs)
R Cheema 98
 Namibia 75 (11.4 overs)
SB Zafar 4-16
Scotland v Jersey at Goldenacre.
Scotland won by 69 runs (DLS).
 Scotland 199-5 (20 overs)
G Munsey 75, P Mommsen 29*
 Jersey 93-9 (15 overs)
M Leask 3-10
Netherlands v WDCU XI at Stirling.
Match abandoned.
 Netherlands

 WDCU XI

Afghanistan v Hong Kong at Stirling.
Match abandoned.
 Afghanistan

 Hong Kong

NWCU XI v Papua New Guinea at Bready.
Match abandoned.
 NWCU XI

 Papua New Guinea

Kenya v USA at Bready.
Match abandoned
 Kenya

 USA
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