Christchurch: Ireland recorded a 41-run victory over The Netherlands in an inconsequential league match of the Women's World Cup 2000 at the Hagley Oval on Thursday. Both Ireland and The Netherlands are out of the reckoning for a spot in the semi-finals.Ireland, making first use of the wicket on being sent into bat by The Netherlands skipper Pauline te Beest, scored a massive 232 for six. Top scorer Caitriona Beggs remained unbeaten on 66 runs (116 balls, three fours), while Anne Linehan made 54 runs (68 balls, nine fours).The Netherlands bowlers conceded 45 extras including 41 wides. The Netherlands, in reply, were restricted to 191 for eight. Rowan Milburn scored a fine 71 runs off 112 balls with five hits to the fence. Tessa van der Gun made 43 runs from 71 balls with three fours. Saibh Young and Catherine O'Neill took two wickets each.