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Island narrowly lose to favourites Israel

In an amazing match the Isle of Man lost to favourites Israel by just three wickets in the ICC Division Three Championships in Spain yesterday.

It seemed this would be a no-contest when the Island were dismissed for only 80, an innings which included four run-outs.

But the Manx bowlers hit back with a vengeance and reduced Israel to 26 for 6 after 25 overs.

However the Israelis hung on grimly and scraped home with 81 for 7 after 48 overs.

Garreth Roome took 3 wickets for 8 runs and Max Stokoe returned 3 for 19 in a great fight-back which just failed.

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