Anderson’s 127 marks day one of Ireland’s ICC game against the Netherlands
Spinner Doram (15) takes five wickets for Dutch at Deventer
Ireland’s John Anderson hits a four on his way to a 127 total on the first day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup game against the Netherlands in Deventer. Photograph: Rowland white/Inpho/Presseye.
Two exceptional Intercontinental Cup debuts marked the first day of Ireland’s four-day clash with the Netherlands in Deventer yesterday.
Merrion opening batsman John Anderson scored his maiden century for Ireland in his sixth appearance to backbone a first innings total of 332, with 15-year-old Dutch spinner Daniel Doram claiming five wickets on his debut on a day when 115 overs were bowled.
Anderson survived a chance on 97 to go on and claim his debut century off 246 balls before eventually departing for 127 in the final session of the day.
Skipper Kevin O’Brien made 48, while John Mooney made a valuable 63 runs at number seven to get Ireland past 300 in their first innings.
Doram, a 6ft 7in left-arm spinner who hails from the Dutch Caribbean island of St Maarten, took three late wickets in a hugely promising debut that saw him finish with figures of five for 82.
Meanwhile, a 14-strong Ireland squad has been named for the ICC World Women’s Twenty20 global qualifier in Dublin later this month. Isobel Joyce will captain a squad containing 13-year-old Lucy O’Reilly, a daughter of former international bowler Peter.
INTERCONTINENTAL CUP (at Deventer, the Netherlands):
Day 1 of 4: Ireland won the toss and batted.
IRELAND FIRST INNINGS
A Balbirnie b Cooper 24
J Anderson c Szwarczynski b Stokkers 127
J Shannon lbw b Doram 20
A White lbw b Gunning 16
K O’Brien c Borren b Doram 48
S Poynter b Seelaar 7
J Mooney b Seelaar 63
S Thompson c Szwarczynski b Doram 5
T Johnston c T Gruijters b Doram 7
G Dockrell c Barresi b Doram 0
M Sorensen not out 6
Extras (b6, lb1, nb1, w1) 9
Total (all out, 114.5 ovs) 332
Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-86, 3-115, 4-204, 5-222, 6-287, 7-303, 8-313, 9-314.
Bowling: S Braat 15-6-20-0; Q Gunning 14-2-51-1; T Cooper 26-4-85-1; P Borren 8-1-16-0; P Seelaar 25.5-4-65-2; D Doram 23-0-82-5; L Stokkers 3-0-6-1.
Netherlands: E Szwarczynski, L Stokkers, W Barresi, T Cooper, J Gruijters, T Gruijters, P Borren, P Seelaar, D Doram, S Braat, Q Gunning.
l IRELAND WOMEN (Squad for ICC Women’s World Twenty20 global qualifier, July 23rd-August 1st, Dublin): Isobel Joyce (Merrion, capt), Laura Delany (Leinster), Kim Garth (Pembroke), Cecelia Joyce (Merrion), Shauna Kavanagh (Pembroke), Amy Kenealy (Leinster), Louise McCarthy (Pembroke), Lucy O’Reilly (YMCA), Una Raymond-Hoey (Clontarf), Eimear Richardson (Leinster), Melissa Scott-Hayward (Merrion), Clare Shillington (Malahide), Elena Tice (Merrion), Mary Waldron (Malahide). Reserves: Emma Flanagan (YMCA), Jenny Gray (YMCA), Robyn Lewis (YMCA), Rebecca Rolfe (Leinster).
Ireland’s group games: July 23rd v Japan, Milverton, Skerries; July 24th v Canada, Claremont Road; July 26th: v Sri Lanka, Anglesea Road.