The final European qualifier for next year's Men's Under-19 Cricket World Cup finally got underway today after an opening day washout in the Netherlands with the hosts and Scotland setting out their stalls with big wins.

The home team bowled Guernsey out for just 46 with Michael Molenaar taking 3-16 and no Guernsey batter reaching double figures. The hosts then knocked off the required runs in just 11.5 overs to complete a nine wicket win.

For Scotland, batting first against Jersey, Jamie Dunk led the way with an innings of 87, whilst Mackenzie Jones hit an unbeaten 63 from 58 balls to help them post 276-9 from their 50 overs. Louis Kelly was the pick of the Jersey bowlers with 5-42, whilst George Richardson took three wickets but was expensive, conceding 70 runs in his ten overs.

Jersey's reply started well with a 55 run partnership for the second wicket between Stanley Norman and William Perchard, followed by a 77 stand for the third wicket between Perchard and Brennan, with Perchard contributing 64. Three wickets fell with the score on 153 though and the Channel Islanders never recovered from there and were bowled out for 206, Alex Price taking 4-29.

Mid innings rain reduced Italy's innings against Norway to 31 overs, and they scored 138-7 from those overs, Gianluca Longo top scoring with 44. DLS adjusted Norway's target down by just one run, and they very nearly made a meal of it, collapsing from 105-2 to 129-8 before finally nudging themselves to the finish line with two balls and one wicket to spare. Aminullah Tanha top scored with 52.

Tomorrow is a rest day - Sunday's washouts will not be replayed - with play resuming on Wednesday. The match between Netherlands and Scotland could well prove to be the game that decides the qualifier, whilst Italy take on Jersey and Guernsey face off against Norway.