|Under 19 World Cup, Queensland, Australia, August 2012|
Scotland claim comfortable win against Ireland
A solid all-round display from Scotland's youngsters ensured they won the bragging rights over their Celtic counterparts when they ran out comfortable five wicket winners.
The Irish top order batting woes have been well documented and they surfaced yet again as Ruaidhri Smith (3-48), Aman Bailwal (3-38) and Scottish captain Paddy Sadler (2-35) blew them away to leave Ireland tettering at 75 for 6.
Merrion all-rounder Tyrone Kane has been one of the few positives from an Irish batting perspective and he gave the innings a semblance of respectability as he top scored with 78 from 121 balls (7 fours).
He shared in a 7th wicket stand of 51 with Barry McCarthy (25) as Ireland were bowled out for 182 with two balls unused.
Scottish openers Ross McLean (47) and Matthew Cross (30) gave their side the perfect platform and from then the result was nevr in any real doubt,
Ben Wylie, the 7th bowler used, took the wickets of McLean and Peter Ross in successive deliveries to give the Irish somebrief hope, but Scotland stood resolute and cruised to a five wicket win.
Nick Farrar made an unbeaten 38, while Henry Edwards hit a breezy 26 which included 2 sixes and 2 fours.
Wylie claimed 2 for 24 in his first game of the tournament, while Dockrell was his usual miserly self claiming 1-22 in his ten over spell.
The result confirms Scotland's 11th place ranking, while the Irish are in 12th.
Plenty for both camps to ponder after a tournament in which there were plenty of highs amongst the lows.
Ireland 181/10 (49.4 overs, Tyrone Kane 78, Barry McCarthy 25, Aman Bailwal 3-38, Ruaidhri Smith 3-48, Paddy Sadler 2-35) lost to Scotland 185/5 (41.4 overs, Ross McLean 47, Nick Farrar 38*, Matthew Cross 30, Henry Edwards 30, Ben Wylie 2-24) by 5 wickets.