Scotland are in pole position for securing the European qualification spot in next year's Men's Under-19 Cricket World Cup after beating hosts Netherlands by 46 runs.

Batting first they posted 296-8 from their 50 overs, Alec Price top scoring with 82. Bahadar Esakhiel contributed 55, whilst Mackenzie Jones clubbed 40 from 20 balls.

The home team's reply was led by Cedric de Lange who scored 103, but the only other contributions of note came from Teun Kloppenburg (42) and Aaditt Jain (30). MacKenzie Jones took 3-34 as the Dutch were bowled out for 250, losing by 46 runs.

Over in Schiedam, Jersey were bowled out for 153 by Italy, Sahas Arachchige taking 3-42. Italy chased down their target in 33.4 overs to win by six wickets. Musharraf Muzaffar scored an unbeaten 43, whilst Matthew Ross top scored with 44.

In The Hague, Guernsey were bowled out for 80, with the 24 extras being their biggest contributer. Jabbar Ali and Aminullah Tanha both took three wickets for Norway. Surprisingly, this low total proved to be enough as Norway were bowled out for only 59, with only one batter reaching double figures. Harry Duke took 5-18 whilst Charlie Forshaw took 4-33.