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Ireland beat Netherlands by 8 wickets
ICC Challenge, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 10 October 2010

Ireland clinch easy win over Netherlands

Ireland claimed its first victory of the tournament when they faced Netherlands.

Both teams had yet to win a match and it was a fight for national pride that Ireland won by eight wickets with 130 balls remaining.

Netherlands posted 172 all out in 48.2 overs with Marijin Nijman top scoring with 43 runs.

Ireland's reply was a massive 150-run partnership between twins Cecelia and Isobel Joyce that guided Ireland towards victory and Netherlands to yet another defeat.

Despite the lack of wins, Ireland coach Stephen Moreton is happy with his team's performance in the tournament thus far, "We've played two of the three stronger sides in West Indies and South Africa, where for us to win we would have to do something special.

We showed some good fight and I believe our performances have improved each game. The objective was to win the game and the girls took responsibility for it and were the winners."