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Ireland stroll to win over Norway

Gary Kidd of Ireland
Gary Kidd of Ireland claimed four wickets against Norway

Ireland started their defence of the European Championship with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Norway in Dublin on Friday.

Norway lost their last seven wickets for just 28 runs as they were bowled out for 119 in the 44th over.

Gary Kidd took four wickets for 25 while his Waringstown club colleague Kyle McCallan had figures of 2-28.

Opener Gary Wilson was 47 not out when Ireland got to their 120 target for the loss of two wickets in the 23rd over.

Reinhardt Strydom (21) and Paul Stirling (5) were the men out.

Ireland play five games in the round robin competition including the final game against Scotland on 31 July.

606: DEBATE

The tournament will also provide the Irish, Scots and Dutch with important preparation for the World Twenty20 Qualifier which begins in Belfast on 2 August.


ICC European Division 1 Championship schedule

Saturday 26 July 2008

Ireland v Denmark, Leinster CC

Scotland v Italy, The Hills CC

Netherlands v Norway, North County CC

Monday 28 July

Ireland v Netherlands, Clontarf CC

Scotland v Norway, Leinster CC

Denmark v Italy, Merrion CC

Tuesday 29 July

Scotland v Netherlands, Clontarf CC

Ireland v Italy, Malahide CC

Denmark v Norway, North County CC

Thursday 31 July

Ireland v Scotland, Clontarf CC

Netherlands v Denmark, The Hills CC

Norway v Italy, Malahide CC




see also
Parker secures Scotland call-up
23 Jul 08 |  Scotland
Connell targets further success
14 Jul 08 |  Cricket
Porterfield returns for Ireland
16 Jul 08 |  Cricket


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