Ireland U19 game with Netherlands U23 abandoned
FREE FORESTERS TOURNAMENT
Ireland Under 19's opening fixture in the Free Foresters tournament in Oxfordshire fell victim to the weather, as torrential rain forced the abandonment of the game just 4 overs into the Dutch reply.
A fine spell of bowling from Tijler Tettelaar (4-45) had Ireland in trouble at 57-4, one of those wickets being James Shannon for 26.
Waringstown's Lee Nelson rescued the Irish with a fine knock of 84 from 120 balls (8 fours, 1 six), sharing in the biggest partnership of the match, 43 for the sixth wicket with Shane Getkate, as Ireland's innings finished prematurely on 222-9 from 46.1 overs.
Getkate, currently on the books of Warwickshire, took a wicket with the second ball of the Netherlands innings, but the weather forced the players from the field with the score on 13-1 after four overs.
Ireland's preparations for next week's European Championships in Jersey continue today with a game against a Free Foresters Academy. Two teams from those Championships go forward to a ten team World Cup Qualifying tournament in Canada in September, with six places available for the World Cup proper in New Zealand.
At St Edward's School, Oxford: Ireland U19 222-9 (46.1 ovs) (L Nelson 84, J Shannon 26; T Tettelaar 4-45), Netherlands U23 XI 13-1 (4 ovs). Match abandoned.
Today's Fixture: Ireland U19 v Free Foresters Academy.