Scotland Under 15 got their ICC Europe Championship back on track with an emphatic 117 run win against the Netherlands.

Batting first they lost a couple of early wickets as Diamond (4) and Crawley (16) departed with only 33 on the board.

It was left to Callum Garden to steady the ship which he did with a well composed knock of 124 from 154 deliveries in an innings that included twelve fours.

He was the last man out off the final ball of the innings as the Scots reached 284, their highest score in the tournament so far.

He received good support from all the other batsmen and in particular from Bradburn (32) and Brown (36).

The Netherlands lost their first wicket at 17 when McCallum had Gigani caught by Clarkson.

However van Lent and Walsh looked to take the match away from Scotland with a eighty run second wicket partnership which was only broken  when Ihtisham ul Haq the sixth bowler used by Scotland bowled van Lent for 41.

Walsh continued to hold the Dutch innings together but the return of Plomer into the attack saw him bowled for 64 and the Netherlands were 151 for 7.

The Scottish bowlers then quickly wrapped up the tail to bowl their opponents out for 167 with ten overs to spare.

Ul Haq was the best bowler with 3 for 19 with Plomer and McCallum also picking up two wickets each.

A delighted Scotland Coach Alan Patterson said after the match “I am very happy that the boys have bounced back with an excellent all-round performance. Callum’s innings was very composed and mature and allowed the other guys to bat with more freedom. We had to battle hard after the Dutch showed a lot of spirit at the top of the order. Hopefully we can build on this performance for the rest of the week”.

Scotland now have a rest day on Thursday before resuming the tournament on Friday against Denmark.