Browse News

News by Competition News by Topics News by County Teams News by International Teams

Join TwelfthMan now!

Ireland ease to Intercontinental Cup glory

Ireland reaffirmed their status as cricket's premier non-Test nation via an innings-and-44-run Intercontinental Cup victory over Scotland at Dublin.

The hosts profited on winning the toss by producing an excellent all-round bowling performance as Scotland were dismissed for just 138 in their first innings.

Craig Young led the way with 4-53, while Graeme McCarter claimed three wickets, Kevin O’Brien two and Max Sorensen one.

Ireland’s batsmen followed that up impressively, Paul Stirling and John Anderson’s half-centuries being helped by a series of contributions elsewhere.

The home total of 350 earned a 212-run lead, which was more than enough to ensure a second innings was not necessary.

Sorensen followed up his sole first-innings scalp with 5-37 second time around as Scotland were skittled for just 168 despite number nine Safyaan Sharif’s 60.

iPad and mobile apps

Get live scores, news, videos with ECB Cricket Live for iPad and ECB Cricket app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia

Follow us on Twitter

Stay up to date and fully informed wherever you are by following ECB_cricket on Twitter

Watch county highlights

Watch highlights from NatWest T20 Blast, County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup action on