Inter Insular #67 2018

Game 2

played on Saturday 18th August at Farmer’s Field, Jersey

Umpires: Mark Savage (G) and Heath Kearns (J)

Scorers; Gina Kearns (J) and Bob O’Brien (G)

Toss won by Guernsey who elected to field

Jersey won by 14 runs

Man-of-the-match    Jonty Jenner (J)

Jersey battingHow outBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6s Guernsey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktswnb
B Wardct Damarellb Peatfield137930T Nightingale106000
J Jennerct Nightingaleb Le Tissier46545050A Stokes4023000
B Stevensb Peatfield02200W Peatfield4036310
H Carlyonct &b M Stokes03300M Stokes3115210
C BissonLBWb M Stokes57410L Le Tissier4119201
DG BlampiedLBWb Le Tissier59900D Hooper4022110
J Sumerauerct Ferbracheb Hooper23312420
J Dunford+b Peatfield22200
B Kynmannot out1415810
C Perchard*not out109910
E milesdnb
Extras(b4, lb3, w3)10
Total(for 8 wkts in 20 overs)128
Fall of Wkts:1-20 (Ward), 2-21 (Stevens), 3-23 (Carlyon), 4-29 (Bisson), 5-53 (Blampied), 6-91 (Jenner), 7-93 (Dunford), 8-105 (Sumerauer)

Guernsey battingHow outBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6s Jersey bowlingOversMdnsRunswktswnb
L Barkerct Jennerb Sumerauer27700E Miles4014410
J Butler*ct Kynmanb Miles02300H Carlyon209000
Z Damarell+ct &b Miles20312310J Sumerauer4024450
M Stokesct Bissonb Sumerauer18500C Perchard4031000
B Ferbrachect Wardb Miles40503840B Stevens4028120
T Nightingalect Wardb Stevens37501B Ward108000
L Le Tissierct Blampiedb Sumerauer33322550B Kynman106000
O Neweyb Miles01100
D Hoopernot out612700
A Stokesct Stevensb Saumerauer22200
W Peatfieldnot out37400
Extras(lb2, w10)12
Total(for 9 wkts in 20 overs)122
Fall of wkts:1-1 (Butler), 2-5 (Barker), 3-16 (M Stokes), 4-45 (Damarell), 5-51 (Nightingale), 6-110 (Ferbrache), 7-111 (Newey), 8-111 (Le Tissier), 9-114 (A Stokes)

 Match report

‘Batting woes cost Greens as Jersey take the spoils’    by Jason Fox at Jersey Evening Post

JERSEY will travel to the ICC T20 European Qualifier with their heads held high next week, having dented Guernsey’s confidence with a 3-0 InfrasoftTech T20 inter-insular whitewash.

Luke Le Tissier bowling to Corey Bisson

Luke Le Tissier bowling to Bisson

Tom Nightingale

Tom Nightingale

Will Peatfield

Will Peatfield bowled well in the series

The hosts were made to work for Channel Islands bragging rights in the inaugural tri-series at Farmer’s Field, but Ash Wright’s squad will take little solace from a weekend dominated by Jersey’s fielding unit as batsmen from both sides endured a number of testing outings. After successfully defending 122 to claim a 14-run triumph and a 1-0 series lead on Friday night, Jersey repeated their efforts on Saturday morning with a six-run success off 128. The hat-trick was completed on Saturday afternoon with an eight-wicket win, after Guernsey were skittled out for 110. Man of the match Jonty Jenner produced an outstanding piece of fielding on the boundary to turn the crucial second match on its head late in the second innings – jumping over the line and swatting back Luke Le Tissier’s hit for six in mid-air when all looked lost. A boundary would effectively have given Guernsey the win for 1-1 overall. Speaking between Saturday’s two contests, Jersey captain Chuggy Perchard said: ‘The batting has been a bit under par, but the boys have shown unbelievable fight with the ball and in the field. To be able to defend those scores is terrific and it takes a bit of pressure off winning it with one game to go. ‘The beauty of T20 cricket is the game can swing so quickly either way. Within the space of a couple of balls they were on top [on Saturday morning] and then we got a couple of wickets straight away and all of a sudden we were on top again. It’s a great format, it’s exciting to play and it’s great for the fans.’ Jersey relied on solid contribution from the middle order on Friday night, but it was Jenner (46) providing the main source of stability at number two in the second game as those around him struggled to find rhythm. In a similar fashion to 16 hours earlier, the conditions proved unfavourable for those at the crease and the Caesareans were again forced to defend a modest total (128/8), despite reaching 20 in the opening two overs. However, MacRae’s men drew confidence from the fact that those same conditions would also hamper Guernsey, and the visitors’ attempts to keep their inter-insular challenge alive were dealt an early blow when captain Josh Butler was caught for 0. The six-over power play left much to be desired from a Sarnian point of view – bringing just 20 runs – but for Jersey it offered valuable foundations for an unassailable lead. Three wickets fell in that period, although it could well had been five, with Julius Sumerauer – man of the match on Friday – twice having his hands stung in the field on the stretch. Guernsey were protecting their wickets better than Jersey had, but they were well short of the required run rate in the first half of their reply. That was until Luke Le Tissier (33) walked into the frame at six, teaming up with Ben Ferbrache (40) to usher their side to the brink of victory. The sixth-wicket partnership took Guernsey from 51 runs to 110 in the 18th. They required 19 off 16 balls to send the inter-insular into a decider, but Jenner’s acrobatic stop on the boundary halted the batting momentum in an instant. Three more wickets fell in the following nine balls – leaving Elliot Miles and Sumerauer on four wickets apiece for 14 and 24 runs respectively. Ben Kynman – unused with the ball so far – was introduced in the final over with Guernsey requiring 13, and he did enough to send his side 2-0 up. Discussing Jenner’s six-saving effort right under the Farmer’s scoreboard, Perchard added: ‘That bit of fielding was something else. We train incredibly hard and do it regularly in training, but to be able to put it into practice in a match is unbelievable. Jonty is an incredible fielder and it shows why he he’s been 12th man for England.’

Josh Butler

Josh Butler deploys the ‘get past that’ pose

Guernsey coach Wright said: ‘On both days both teams have fielded and bowled really well. It’s a challenging wicket to get big scores on but we’ve let ourselves down with the bat twice. ‘When Luke Le Tissier came in [in game two] we put the pressure back on and got somewhere near, but I would have hoped we could have chased those scores. It’s very disappointing to be honest. ‘We need to get a result over the line. For whatever reason we seem to flap a bit when we come up against Jersey.’ Corey Bisson (43) and teenager Harrison Carlyon (33) both remained unbeaten in the third match to maintain their team’s perfect record.