The Irish have named a strong squad for the tour with county stars Ed Joyce, Paul Stirling, William
Porterfield, Gary Wilson and the O'Brien brothers in the top order.
The much vaunted quartet of Paul Stirling, William
Porterfield, Ed Joyce and Niall O'Brien all fell early, as 27 without loss deteriorated into 51 for four, with the Emirati bowlers and Nasir Aziz in particular scenting blood.
Kennedy from Stirling, William
Anderson from Kirkintilloch, Bob McLeary from Greenock, Eddie Bruce from Banff and Jacky Barclay.
At home in Douglas Drive, Stirling, William
- who hasn't worked since the accident in November 1991 - said: "I have had five years of hell.