23.3 overs Netherlands 74 for 5 (Davey 3-15) v Scotland
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Josh Davey's magnificent opening spell was undercut by heavy thunderstorms in Amstelveen as the first WCL Championship match between Scotland and Netherlands headed to a reserve day after the hosts were reduced to 74 for 5. Davey took 3 for 14 in his opening six-over spell to pin Netherlands down to 21 for 3, and they were soon 35 for 5, before Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar's 39-run stand carried them to safety ahead of the afternoon rain.
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen won the toss after a one-hour delayed start and didn't hesitate to field, with Duckworth-Lewis calculations expected to figure prominently in the two matches. Davey struck with the fourth delivery of the match, beating Stephan Myburgh for pace on an attempted drive to hit the off stump.
Two overs later, Davey struck again as Ben Cooper's attempted cut was defeated by a bit of extra bounce to result in a healthy edge to wicketkeeper Matthew Cross. Davey continued to threaten over the next several overs with numerous close shouts for leg before until his appeal in the ninth over for a full ball to opener Michael Rippon was finally upheld to make it 21 for 3.
Netherlands captain Peter Borren fell in the following over on the same score after edging Alasdair Evans to Calum MacLeod at gully. Mommsen took Davey off after 12 overs from the City End in favour of Richie Berrington, who struck with his first ball getting Wesley Barresi to flash outside off giving Cross his second dismissal of the day as the hosts looked in deep trouble at 35 for 5.
With rains due to arrive in the early afternoon, van der Merwe and Seelaar played out 11 risk-free overs to take the score to 74. Van der Merwe was unbeaten on 23 off 39 balls and Seelaar 22 off 40 as rain came down intermittently during their partnership until the umpires finally took the players off midway through the 24th over at 1.45 pm.
The covers were taken off briefly at around 2.15pm during a period of bright sunshine but the covers were turned over just off of the square, rather than near the boundary, resulting in puddles near the 30-yard circle. It caused enough of a delay until the next burst of showers came. Thunderstorms brought enough rain by 4pm to call off play for the rest of the day.
The two teams will continue the match on Tuesday from where it was interrupted. More showers are forecast throughout Tuesday though, making a result doubtful.