Dockrell leads Ireland past Namibia
Ireland Under-19s 246 for 4 (Dockrell 83*, van der Merwe 71, Getkate 59*) beat Namibia Under-19s 245 for 9 (Myburgh 66, Lotter 57, Dockrell 3-35) by six wickets
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George Dockrell starred with bat and ball as Ireland Under-19s beat Namibia Under-19s by four wickets at Lodge Road, Coleraine. Dockrell took 3 for 35 to help restrict Namibia to 245 for 9 before making an unbeaten 83, adding 115 with Shane Getkate, as Ireland reached their target with three overs to spare. The game was replayed on Monday because Sunday's fixture was washed-out after only eight overs.
Namibia chose to bat first and made a steady start, led by opener Pelham Myburgh, who made 66 before being bowled by Ross Adair. Gert Lotter held the middle order together with a quick 57 from 43 balls that included seven fours, before becoming Dockrell's first victim in the 46th over when he flicked a paddle shot straight to the fielder at short fine-leg. Namibia lost their momentum after that, adding only 25 runs from the last 4.4 overs and losing three wickets, two of them to Dockrell.
Ireland stuttered at the start of their innings, losing three wickets for 32 runs, but opener Jason van der Merwe and Dockrell put on 99 to rebuild the innings before van der Merve was caught behind of Pieter Groenewald for 71. With the match evenly poised, Getkate joined Dockrell, but the pair took charge of the chase to lead Ireland to victory and second place in the points-table behind Scotland after eight games.