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Worcestershire win by 9 wickets (D/L method)

Holland vs Worcs

Pears crush Dutch

Andrew and Shantry each take three wickets in landslide win

Gareth Andrew: Worcestershire seamer finished with 3-9 from seven overs

Worcestershire enjoyed their trip to the Hague, skittling Group A leaders the Netherlands for 57 on the way to a nine-wicket victory in the Clydesdale Bank 40.

After morning rain relented to allow a 39-overs per side contest at Sportpark Westvliet, Worcestershire's seam attack ran riot to dismiss the hosts in 23.2 overs.

Jack Shantry (3-26) and Gareth Andrew (3-9) each claimed three wickets, while there were two apiece for David Lucas (2-11), who dismissed Stephan Myburgh with the first ball of the innings, and Daryl Mitchell (2-10).

Tom Cooper (25) and Peter Borren (12) were the only Netherlands batsmen to reach double figures.

Worcestershire lost Moeen Ali (5) in the fifth over of their run chase but second-wicket pair Vikram Solanki (39no) and Phillip Hughes (12no) combined in an unbroken stand of 48 that saw the Pears across the winning line from the first delivery of the 14th over.

The Netherlands remain top of Group A with 11 points but Worcestershire are now up to second, five points behind but with three games in hand.

Match Details

Date
8th Jun 2012
Toss
Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Sportpark Westvliet
Umpires
N G B Cook and M J Saggers

worcs BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Ali c Cooper b T. van der Gugten 5
Solanki not out 39
Hughes not out 12
Extras 1w, 4lb 5
Total 13.1 Overs 61 - 1
Full Batting Card

holland BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
T. van der Gugten 6 2 21 1
Bukhari 6 0 24 0
T.J. Heggelman 1.1 0 12 0
Full Bowling Card