Scotland open with 89 run win
After having a day off on the opening day of the tournament, Scotland started their campaign with a relatively easy win over hosts Guernsey at Port Soif today.
Guernsey captain Alex Bushell won the toss and chose to bowl first on a pitch with a greenish tinge to it, and Scotland's opening pair put on 39 before Scott Cameron was caught behind for 21.
The Guernsey slow bowlers then slowed the scoring rate and took wickets regularly, reducing the Scots to 71-4 and 106-7. The lower order managed to get after the Guernsey attack once the slow bowlers came off, and they eventually reached 170-9 from their 50 overs, Cameron Sloman top scoring with an unbeaten 28.
The Guernsey reply got off to the worst possible start as Thomas Hilton and Cameron Sloman tore through their top order to reduce them to 6-5. A recovery of sorts saw Guernsey reach 68-6, Edward Lawrence scoring 30.
But three wickets without a run being added to the score put paid to any hopes Guernsey had of batting out their 50 overs and they were bowled out for 81 to lose by 89 runs.
Guernsey did well to recover from being 6-5, but this was another disappointing performance for them after yesterday's defeat to Ireland. They now have two days rest before they take on their Channel Island rivals Jersey on Thursday. Scotland's next match is tomorrow against Jersey.