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ICC Trophy, Ireland, 2005

Davison focuses on Holland challenge

Cricinfo staff

July 4, 2005

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The key players give their thoughts after the third round of matches in the ICC Trophy as the tournament starts to take shape.

Canada v Oman

Man of the match John Davison

"We wanted to get the runs quickly to boost our run rate. It's always a bit of a risk when you go for it like that and it got a bit tight towards the end but I think we were always pretty much in control. The Holland game tomorrow is a crunch game. We've played them quite a few times recently but they seem to have one or two new players who are doing well and it's going to be a tough match."

Holland v Namibia

Holland captain Luuk van Troost

"We went into this game to play tight. We're really pleased with the win and we feel on good form as a team.There will be no complacency; we must win tomorrow as we don't want to leave it to the last game. We are here to win the tournament not just to qualify for the World Cup."

Deon Kotze, Namibia captain

"We are hugely disappointed with the result today. I think we batted badly and Holland bowled with discipline. We needed to get into a position where we could launch an assault at the end of our innings and we simply didn't do it. We were disappointed with the Technical Committee decision but that is not an excuse for today. We had to play well in this game and we didn't. We need to pick ourselves up and try to beat Scotland."

Ireland v UAE

Jason Molins, Ireland captain

"The top order with the exception of Ed haven't played 100 per cent in the tournament yet. But at the end of the day it is about winning and with four down so quickly we showed great character to come back and win today."

Ed Joyce, Ireland batsman

"It's the most important innings I've ever played for Ireland."

Mansoor Pasha, UAE team manager

"We can still qualify but really at the end of the day who knows. We always knew Ireland were a good side and they deserve credit for the way they fought back after losing four quick wickets early on."

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