Scotland top Canterbury qualifying tournament

Last updated 14:07 27/01/2014
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DOING WELL: With two Super Six rounds to go, Scotland are first equal.

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Scotland have boosted their chances of playing in next year's Cricket World Cup proper with a 21-run win over Namibia in the qualifying tournament in Lincoln today.

With two Super Six rounds to go, Scotland are first equal. The top two teams after the Super Six play in the qualifying tournament's final, but more importantly play in next year's World Cup jointly held by New Zealand and Australia. In a rain-affected match which spanned yesterday and today, Scotland scored 279-9 from their 50 overs.

Matt Machan topscored for the Scots with a 61-ball 78 while Richard Berrington scored 51.

Bernard Scholtz was the best of the Namibian bowlers, taking 3-55, while Sarel Burger was the most economical, taking 1-39 from his 10 overs.

The Scots restricted Namibia in the middle overs though, with wickets in hand, the Africans were leaving themselves every chance of grabbing a win in their opening Super Six match.

But Scotland's Safyaan Sharif took 4-55 and the Namibians were left with too big a mountain to climb and finished on 259-9.

Scotland 279-9 (M Machan 78, R Berrington 51, P Mommsen 46; B Scholtz 3-55) beat Namibia 258-9 (C Williams 57, N Scholts 38, JJ Smit 38, S Baard 36; S Sharif 4-55) by 21 runs.

Points*: UAE 4, Scotland 4, PNG 4, Hong Kong 2, Kenya 2, Namibia 2.

* Teams carried points earned from playing other Super Six sides in pool play, into the Super Six with them.

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