ICC Europe Division 2 Guernsey 2010

France v Guernsey
at Port Soif, Guernsey on 17th July 2010, European Division 2
Guernsey Won by 6 wkts
Toss won by France who elected to bat
Umpires TK Jensen (Denmark) and R Smith (Cyprus), third umpire B Hartong (Netherlands)

France innings
 
 
 
 
Runs
Balls
Mins
4s
6s
SR
 
Guernsey bowling
Ov
Mdn
Runs
Wkts
W
Nb
SR
ER
A AyyavoorajucKimberbSavident24443054.5Warr50190--3.8
R SithambaranthancSavidentbFrith51794064.6Hutchinson1013711-603.7
W SinghcsubbRich45682066.2Savident602314-363.8
*+W BhattilbwbRich360050.0Nussbaumer902622-272.9
U KhanlbwbFrith9230039.1Rich101463--204.6
S MalikcandbRich141201116.7Frith102303--203.0
R EhsancRavenscroftbHutchinson7270025.9
A Rehman QureshicQueripelbFrith02.0000.0
A AkbarcQueripelbNussbaumer5261019.2
S HussaincKnellerbNussbaumer15261057.7
R Murphynotout160016.7
Extras (b6, lb2, w7, nb0)15
Total (for 9 wkts in 50 overs)189
Fall of wickets
1-41(Ayyavooraju),2-119(Sithambaranthan),3-127(Bhatti),4-140(Singh),5-158(Malik),6-158(Khan),7-158(Rehman Qureshi),8-167(Akbar),9-178(Ehsan),10-189(Hussain)

Guernsey innings
 
 
 
 
Runs
Balls
Mins
4s
6s
SR
 
France bowling
Ov
Mdn
Runs
Wkts
W
Nb
SR
ER
L SavidentbKhan28432065.1Rehman Qureshi70190--2.7
B A QueripelbHussain57906063.3Sithambaranthan301502-5.0
T RavenscroftbEhsan10152066.7Malik713503-5.0
J D J Frithrunout(Khan)46911050.5Khan8.503612-514.0
*S E Le Prevostnotout31393079.5Ehsan71241--423.4
R Knellernotout7130053.8Singh70280--4.0
J A J NussbaumerdnbAkbar5090--1.8
†T C R KimberdnbAyyavooraju101101-11.0
J J WarrdnbHussain311111-183.7
A Hutchinsondnb
G J Richdnb
Extras (b0, lb2, w9, nb0)11
Total (for 4 wkts in 48.5 overs)190
Fall of wickets
1-46(Savident),2-60(Ravenscroft),3-132(Queripel),4-174(Frith)

MATCH

‘Guernsey almost there’  by Gareth Le Prevost

GUERNSEY are virtually uncatchable. Mathematically, it is still possible for Germany to come out on top of the ICC European Division Two Championship this evening, but it would require them to win and Guernsey to lose by a huge margin to Norway. The way the hosts have approached this tournament, though, that all seems highly unlikely.

Andy Hutchinson                                   ICC/CricketEurope

France looked set to provide the sternest test of the Sarnians’ credentials so far at Port Soif on Saturday, but in the end it turned into another comfortable victory for the Greens. Having lost star batsman Arun Ayyavooraju for 24 in Lee Savident’s first over, the French recovered well through Ramesh Sithambaranthan and William Singh, who shared in a second-wicket stand of 78 to put their side on 119 for one with 21 overs remaining. However, shortly after reaching a deserved half century, Sithambaranthan top edged a Jeremy Frith delivery high into the air and Savident safely pouched the catch at mid-wicket.

Jamie Nussbaumer                                  ICC/CricketEurope

That proved a turning point. From being a lethargic display in the field from the hosts, suddenly they sensed an opening – and how well they took it. Frith claimed another couple of wickets and there were three too for his spin partner Gary Rich before young seamers Jamie Nussbaumer and Andrew Hutchinson polished things off as France were bowled out for 189 – losing their last nine wickets for just 70 runs. That never looked like being a defendable target for the visitors and although Guernsey had only seven balls remaining when they finally sealed victory, they were always in control.

Gary Rich                                                    ICC/CricketEurope

Blane Queripel, given another chance at the top of the order, took his opportunity with both hands, compiling a fine half-century to anchor the innings. Having lost Savident and Tim Ravenscroft at the other end, Queripel put together a valuable third-wicket stand of 73 with Frith before falling to spinner Shabir Hussain.
Frith was joined by captain Stuart Le Prevost and they took their side to the brink of victory before the all-rounder was expertly run out by bowler Usman Khan when attempting a tight single. Therefore it was Ross Kneller who hit the winning runs with the skipper left unbeaten on 31. Le Prevost is still to be dismissed in the tournament. Having lost Savident and Tim Ravenscroft at the other end, Queripel put together a valuable third-wicket stand of 73 with Frith before falling to spinner Shabir Hussain. Frith was joined by captain Stuart Le Prevost and they took their side to the brink of victory before the all-rounder was expertly run out by bowler Usman Khan when attempting a tight single.
Therefore it was Ross Kneller who hit the winning runs with the skipper left unbeaten on 31. Le Prevost is still to be dismissed in the tournament. ‘We were a little bit off the pace this morning and France are a very much improved team from the last time we met. They are very determined and put us under pressure,’ said Guernsey coach Andy Cornford. ‘I thought we could be chasing 260, but the spinners both bowled tightly and contained France, which brought wickets and we were happy to restrict them to 189. ‘In the batting, we have always recognised that Blane has ability and I am chuffed for him that he made a 50.

Cricket Europe article:

At Port Soif, Guernsey beat France by six wickets.
Guernsey remain on course to win the ICC Europe Division Two Championship after defeating France by six wickets at Port Soif. They passed the French total of 189 with just seven balls to spare thanks to a solid batting display, with opener Blane Queripel top scoring with 57. Queripel shared in stands of 46 for the opening wicket with Lee Savident (28), and 72 for the third wicket with Jeremy Frith (46). Queripel’s knock came off 90 balls and contained six boundaries. Guernsey skipper Stuart Le Prevost led his team over the finishing line with a typically positive 31 not out, which came off just 39 balls, and contained three boundaries.

Lee Savident opens up at the start of the innings               ICC/CricketEurope

Earlier France had overcome the loss of their star batsman Arun Ayyavoraju for 24, to be in a strong position at 119 for 1 with 21 overs remaining. The dismissal of Ramesh Sithambaranathan for 51 proved a turning point – one of three victims for Jeremy Frith (3-30). He had shared in a second wicket stand of 78 with William Singh who made 45 from 68 balls. For Guernsey, Gary Rich was also among the wickets (3-46), as France lost their last 7 wickets for 49 runs as they chased quick runs. Jamie Nussbaumer (2-26) is also worthy of a mention. Guernsey’s final game is on Monday when they face Norway at KGV.

 

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