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Ireland seal five-wicket victory

William Porterfield
William Porterfield was Ireland's top scorer

Ireland beat Denmark by five wickets in their second European Championship match at Rathmines on Saturday.

The Danes accumulated 179-9 off their 50 overs with Freddie Klokker their top scorer with 85.

Kyle McCallan was Ireland's best bowler with figures of 3-32 while Andre Botha and Kevin O'Brien both took two wickets and Peter Connell and Andrew White one.

Ireland made 182-5 off 45.4 overs in reply, William Porterfield scoring 58, Gary Wilson 32 and White 30.

Reinhardt Strydom finished 21 not out and O'Brien 12 not out.

Ireland, the reigning champions, beat Norway by eight wickets in their opening fixture on Friday and next play the Netherlands in a full one-day international at Clontarf on Monday.

ICC European Division 1 Championship schedule

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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