Manx cricketers lose to Denmark at Euros
Under-17s defeated by hosts in their second match of the tournament
THE Isle of Man suffered a second defeat at the European Division Two Championship on Wednesday losing to hosts Denmark by six wickets.
Batting first the Manx racked up a total of 188 as they were bowled out just shy of their 50-over allocation.
Opener Adam McAuley did his best to anchor the island’s innings hitting 61, but partners at the other end began to run out with skipper Rowan Bird and Cronkbourne’s Sam Kebbell offering the best support with 26 and 32 respectively.
The hosts in reply intially started well with Fazan Ahmed and Mads Rasmussen putting on 70 for the first wicket.
Some tight bowling from the island’s Matthew Ansell, Seb Aycock, Nathan Knights and Kebbell, the later two picking up wickets, slowed the Denmark chase and brought the Manx back into the game.
However, Ahmed wasn’t to be denied and a sparkling 85 not out helped him see his side home with just under four overs to go.
The island are back in action tomorrow, Thursday, with two Twenty20 games against Italy and Denmark.
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