Irish complete win over Namibia in Intercontinental Cup

Andrew White
Andrew White helped guide Ireland to the victory total on Friday morning

Ireland clinched a five-wicket win over Namibia on the final morning of the Intercontinental Cup game at Stormont.

The Irish went into the final day needing only 38 runs to clinch victory with six wickets in hand.

After 13 runs were added, Kevin O'Brien departed for 11 but first-innings hero Andrew White and John Mooney guided the Irish to the 173 total.

White, who hit an unbeaten 123 in Ireland's first innings, finished on 23 not out with Mooney on 15.

On Thursday, after starting the day on 58-1, Namibia were bowled out for 226 in their second innings with Christi Viljoen top-scoring with 87.

That left the Irish chasing the 173 target.

Paul Stirling's 53 and Alex Cusack's 42 had helped Ireland edge towards their target as they finished Thursday's play on 135-4.

Ireland will be back in action in the Intercontinental Cup against Canada at Rathmines next week.

The squad for that game - which starts on Tuesday - shows one change from the Namibia contest with Instonians batsman James Shannon replacing Stuart Thompson, who is unavailable because of university commitments.

The Intercontinental Cup game will be followed by one-day games against Canada on 19 and 20 September.

The squad for the one-day contests will be announced on Monday.