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Borren sees off sorry Yorkshire

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Peter Borren

Peter Borren starred with both bat and ball as the Netherlands secured a Group A double over Yorkshire with a four-wicket win

Peter Borren claimed 2-24 and then struck 34 as the Netherlands picked up their fourth Clydesdale Bank 40 victory of the season after defeating Yorkshire by four wickets in Amstelveen.

Having chosen to bat, Yorkshire were bowled out for a disappointing 123 with only four players reaching double figures, and Netherlands knocked off their target with more than 12 overs to spare.

The victory lifts Netherlands onto 10 points in Group A while Yorkshire remain on four points after suffering their sixth defeat in eight outings.

Yorkshire were soon in trouble after winning the toss as they slumped to 20 for three in the ninth over with Joe Sayers, Adam Lyth and Jonathan Bairstow all falling cheaply.

Wickets then continued to tumble at regular intervals and even though Adil Rashid helped his side pass the 100 mark with 43, Yorkshire struggled to reach a challenging target and were all out in the final over.

Mudassar Bukhari claimed 3-28 from eight overs, while Shane Mott emulated Borren by contributing two wickets.

At the midway point of the match Yorkshire's hopes of only a third Clydesdale Bank 40 triumph looked slim, but the visitors made a great start when Netherlands started their run chase as England paceman Ajmal Shahzad had Eric Szwarczynski caught behind for a golden duck in the first over.

However, a second-wicket stand of 52 between Wesley Barresi and Bukhari, who made 27, put Netherlands back on course.

Yorkshire gave their hosts a slight scare in mid-innings when they dismissed Barresi, Bukhari and Michael Swart for the addition of 22 runs, leaving the home side on 77 for four, but captain Borren ensured there would be no late slip-up with a 26-ball knock that included five fours.

That rapid knock helped take Netherlands up to 122 for four, and although they lost Wilfred Diepeveen and Borren on the same score, the hosts eased past the winning line with plenty to spare in the end.