European Under-17 Championships August 2, 2009

Ireland win trophy after wash-out

Cricinfo staff

Ireland have won the Under-17 Championships after the final against Scotland at Osborne Park was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. Ireland won the title after finishing the league stage with the maximum points, giving them their third consecutive championship success.

At Bready, persistent drizzle forced an abandonment 11 overs into Netherlands' innings against Guernsey. Netherlands were 50 for 2 when the umpires called off play. Both teams were awarded one point each, as Guernsey finished at fourth place and Netherlands at fifth.

At Coleraine, Jersey walloped Denmark by 164 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. Batting first, Jersey posted a mammoth 391 for 4 with the captain Ben Stevens hitting 162 from 121 balls and Aidan McGuire (53), Corne Bodenstein (44) and Tim de la Haye (48 not out) also contributing. Denmark slipped to 56 for 5 in 21 overs before play was stopped due to inclement weather, with Jersey appointed winners as they finished the tournament at third place owing to Scotland's superior run-rate.