Under-19 Cricket World Cup: England, Zimbabwe, Namibia register wins
England beat West Indies by 61 runs.
England, electing to bat first, posted 282/7 runs on the scoreboard in their 50 overs. Callum Taylor was the top scorer with 59 runs off 67 balls while Dan Lawrence made 55 runs from 56 deliveries.
George Bartlett and Sam Curran scored 48 and 39 runs each as well.
West Indies’ Gidron Pope took two wickets while Alzarri Joseph, Michael Frew, Shamar Springer and Keemo Paul got one wicket each.
In reply, the Carribean side was dismissed on 221 runs in 43.4 overs. Keemo Paul scored 65 runs from 85 balls while Gidron Pope scored 60 runs from 60 balls.
Saqib Mahmood got four wickets while Sam Curran and Dan Lawrence dismissed two batsmen each.
Zimbabwe beat Fiji by seven wickets.
Fiji was dismissed on 81 runs in 27.4 overs with Cakacaka Tikoisuva scored 19 runs whereas Jordan Dunham and T Veitacini contributed 15 and 14 runs respectively.
Wesley Madhevere took a five-wicket haul and Blessing Mavuta took three wickets.
Zimbabwe reached their target of 84 runs in 18.5 overs with seven overs to spare. Brendan Sly and Jeremy Ives scored 29 and 23 runs respectively.
Fiji’s Josaia Baleicikoibia got two wickets.
Namibia defeated Scotland by nine wickets.
Scotland, opting to take guard, scored 159 in 36.3 overs with Owais Shah being the top scorer with 39 runs while Haris Aslam made 31 runs for the team.
Michael van Lingen grabbed three wickets for Namibia while Warren van Wyk, SJ Loftie-Eaton and Charl Brits got two wickets each.
The Namibian side reach the target in 26 overs with SJ Loftie-Eaton being the stand out batsman with an unbeaten knock of 67 runs while Niko Davin made 52 runs for the side.
Haris Aslam got the only wicket for his side.