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Ireland seal seven-wicket victory

Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien took three wickets for Ireland

Ireland beat the Netherlands by seven wickets in their one-day international at Clontarf to maintain their 100 per cent European Championship record.

The Dutch side were 142 all out off 47.1 overs with Eric Szwarczynski their top scorer with 33 runs.

Kevin O'Brien took three wickets, Andre Botha and Peter Connell two apiece and Kyle McCallan one, with two run-outs.

Ireland replied with 143-3 off 29 overs with Niall O'Brien top-scoring with 58 not out and Andre Botha hitting 38.

Andrew White was the other not out batsman on 22.

Ireland, the reigning champions, beat Norway by eight wickets in their opening fixture on Friday and then saw off Denmark by five wickets on Saturday.

Italy are the next opponents for the Irish at Malahide on Tuesday, followed by a one-day international against Scotland at Clontarf on Thursday.

ICC European Division 1 Championship schedule

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
Ireland seal five-wicket victory
26 Jul 08 |  Ireland
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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