Another big win for Ireland
Ireland recorded a second win in two games today in Guernsey, recovering to post a competitive total after a top order collapse.
Batting first after winning the toss, Ireland collapsed to 53-5 on a damp pitch with James Duckett taking four wickets before captain Jack Tector scored 32 to get the Irish innings back on track. When he was out the score was 79-6, and there was still much work to be done.
The lower order then performed admirably, led by the two Delanys. Gareth Delany top scored with 52 before he was run out, whilst cousin David scored 34. An unbeaten 25 from William McBrine took the Ireland score to 226-9 from their 50 overs.
After losing Caolan Feeney in the first over, Jersey started their run chase with some intent, the second wicket pair putting on 73 before William Harris was out for 21. Jonty Jenner then helped take the score to 88-2.
A collapse then started, with Jenner being out for 54. At one point Jersey lost four wickets for four runs in five overs and they were bowled out for 107, Gareth Delany completing a fine all-round performance with 3-12.
Ireland will play the Netherlands tomorrow, whilst Jersey take on Scotland.