Scotland won the toss against Ireland and decided to bat knowing that they had to post a decent total and then bowl the Irish out quickly to have a chance of winning the title on net run rate.

They got off to a poor start losing their first three batsmen with only 24 runs on the board.

Ware and Diamond briefly repaired the damage with a 34 run partnership before Tector took a return catch to dismiss Ware for 25.

Scotland continued to lose wickets at regular interval with only Diamond (30) and Quereshi (12*) reached double figures as they crashed to 93 all out in the thirty sixth over.

Ireland’s first three batsmen fared no better in their reply as they were dismissed with only 30 runs scored.

However Tector (30*) and Rack (27*) saw the Ireland home without further loss to see them claim the title in the twenty fifth over.

They were the best side all week going through the campaign undefeated and retaining their crown.

Scotland finished in second spot and their coach Alan Patterson said “We are disappointed to finish with a poor batting performance, but fair play to the Irish spinners who tied us down. It’s been an excellent week for player development. All the guys will go back to Scotland aware of key areas to work on to improve their game. There’s no better learning environment than tough tournament cricket, and all six sides will have gained an enormous amount from the competition”.