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Worcestershire won by 52 runs.

Ireland vs Worcs

Pears notch Belfast triumph

Worcestershire dominate rain-shortened encounter

Davies: fell three short of half-century

Friends Provident Trophy - Group A
Belfast
Worcestershire 180-8 v Ireland 128-9 (P R Stirling 51)
Worcestershire beat Ireland by 52 runs

Worcestershire moved top of FP Trophy Group A with a 52-run success against Ireland in Belfast.

In a match reduced to 33 overs due to inclement weather, the Royals comfortably defended a score of 180-8 to maintain their 100 percent record after two games in the competition.

Opener Steven Davies' 47 laid the platform for a respectable total and Gareth Andrew provided a late flourish by hammering 23 off just 12 balls.

Ireland off-spinner Kyle McCallan recorded figures of 3-33, including the wicket of Davies, from a seven-over stint.

Despite a battling half-century from 18-year-old Paul Stirling, the hosts' run chase finished well short at 128-9.

Stirling hit three fours and three sixes while compiling 51 off 73 balls before being stumped after giving the charge to occasional off-spinner Vikram Solanki (1-9), one of eight Worcestershire players to turn their arm over.

Match Details

Date
26th Apr 2009
Toss
Venue
Belfast
Umpires
M J D Bodenham and J W Lloyds

ireland BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Wilson lbw b Noffke 7
Strydom st Davies b Fisher 8
Stirling st Davies b Solanki 51
O'Brien b Batty 1
Poynter lbw b Batty 0
White lbw b Fisher 2
McCallan c Whelan b Mitchell 24
Mooney b Ali 22
West not out 1
Connell lbw b Mitchell 0
Eaglestone not out 0
Extras 7w, 4b, 1lb 12
Total Close, 33.0 Overs 128 - 9
Full Batting Card

worcs BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Andrew 4 2 5 0
Noffke 4 0 7 1
Whelan 3 0 10 0
Batty 7 1 20 2
Fisher 7 0 42 2
Ali 5 1 23 1
Solanki 1 0 9 1
Mitchell 2 0 7 2
Full Bowling Card