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Dockrell spins Ireland to victory

Ireland moved clear at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table with a 279-run thrashing of the sixth-placed Netherlands at Deventer.

Somerset spinner George Dockrell was Ireland's hero with nine wickets, including 6-39 as the hosts were skittled for 127 in their second innings. Their first effort, in which Tom Cooper top-scored with 51, was just 21 runs better.

Ireland’s strong batting was underpinned by a first-innings 127 from opener John Anderson while John Mooney contributed 63 to their initial 332.

Andrew White’s 62 helped Ireland to declare on 222 for eight and set a victory target of 407, which Dockrell ensured was not threatened.

The sides now turn their attention to World Cup qualification, meeting in two one-day internationals in the next seven days.