Guernsey v Denmark (Game 1)

on Sat 17th May 2014

at Blackstone, Sussex

DENMARK innings  RunsBalls4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunWktEcon 
Shehzad Ahmedc Damarellb Van Vliet6151040.0Van Vliet803924.9(3w, 2nb)
Zishan Shahc Neweyb Peatfield2150013.3Peatfield822813.5(4w)
Zameer Khanc&b Nussbaumer46495093.9Frith9.404604.8(3w)
Hamid Shahb Ellis29551052.7Nussbaumer803634.5(1w)
F Klokkerc Damarellb Nussbaumer35363097.2Ellis301816.0(1w)
K Mahmoodb Nussbaumer35511168.6Martel8.303834.5(3w)
M Pedersonb Van Vliet9140064.3
Taha Ahmedc Ellisb Martel9170052.9
Aftab Ahmedc Damarellb Martel141210116.7
Amjad Khannot out370042.9
A Bulowlbwb Martel05000.0
Extras(lb 10, w 15, nb 2)27
Total(in 45.4 overs)(at 4.71 runs per over)215
Fall of wickets 1-13 (S Ahmed, 4.2 ov), 2-17 (Z Shah, 5.2 ov), 3-93 (Z Khan, 19.6 ov), 4-97 (H Shah, 22.2 ov), 5-169 (Klokker, 35.3 ov), 6-178 (Mahmood, 37.3 ov), 7-192 (Pederson, 40.3 ov), 8-210 (T Ahmed, 43.2 ov), 9-212 (A Ahmed, 43.6 ov), 10-215 (Bulow, 45.4 ov)
GUERNSEY inningsRunsBalls4s6sSRDenmark BowlingOvMdnRunWktEcon
LJ Barkerc Bulowb Khan01000.0Kahn1013543.5(7w, 1nb)
OE Neweyb H Shah34604056.7Ahmed1024324.3(3w)
+IDA Damarellc Klokkerb Kahn140025.0Bulow503717.4
JDJ Frithlbwb Ahmed350060.0Rubin401002.5
LB Ferbrachelbwb Kahn120050.0B Shah511202.4
O Nightingalec H Shahb Bulow7211033.3H Shah5.302224.0
*JAJ Nussbaumerc Ahmedb H Shah851074379.4Pederson401213.0
A Martelc&b Pederson14270051.6Mahmood301113.7(1w)
WA Peatfieldb Khan8260030.8
C Van Vlietc Mahmoodb Ahmed390033.3
M Ellisnot out14181177.8
Extras(b 4, lb 1, w 11, nb 1)17
Total(in 46.3 overs)(at 4.02 runs per over)187
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Barker, 0.1 ov), 2-6 (Damarell, 2.1 ov), 3-9 (Frith, 3.1 ov), 4-14 (Ferbrache, 4.1 ov), 5-24 (Nightingale, 9.1 ov), 6-68 (Newey, 20.5 ov), 7-99 (Martel, 29.4 ov), 8-122 (Peatfield, 36.4 ov), 9-128 (Van Vliet, 39.4 ov), 10-187 (Nussbaumer, 46.3 ov)

More batting woes cost Guernsey dearly in defeat by Matt Lihou

DESPITE having ‘plenty of positives’ to take forward, Guernsey shot themselves in the foot with another batting collapse against Denmark. Chasing a very gettable 216 to win the first of the 50-over clashes between the two nations in Sussex on Saturday, the Sarnians will have fancied their chances. However, the brilliant work of the bowlers quickly went to waste as, in no time, Guernsey were on their knees at 24 for five. They would go on to show some impressive character to scrap and hit their way to 187 all out, briefly threatening a stunning comeback win. However, the excellence from captain Jamie Nussbaumer, who top scored with 85, did not detract from the lessons that need to be learned, according to Mark Latter. Latter was Guernsey’s team manager for the trip, assisting director of cricket Nic Pothas and assistant coach Stuart Bisson.
‘It is a very similar story to every game we played in Malaysia over the winter [in WCL Division Five], as well as the back end of last year: said Latter. ‘Basically, a poor half-hour of cricket has again cost us a match. ‘On that pitch, Denmark would have been expecting to get around 270 at least, so to restrict them like we did was an excellent effort. But then suddenly, you are 24 for five and you aren’t ever going to win many games of cricket from that position. So while there are again plenty of positives to take, including the bowling and the batting lower down our order, it is something we need to learn from very quickly.’
Guernsey’s nemesis proved to be Amjad Khan, the Danish pace bowler who played Test cricket for England in the West Indies five years ago. On this occasion he picked up three early wickets. That skittled a relatively inexperienced Guernsey top order and meant that Nussbaumer and Ollie Newey were left with a mountain to climb. To their credit, they did extremely well and Newey accumulated an important 38 before falling, to leave Guernsey teetering at 68 for six.
When that quickly became 123 for nine, with Guernsey needing another 93 for victory, it looked as though the last wicket partnership was just scrapping for respectability. But for a while, Nussbaumer and No. 11 Max Ellis threatened a brilliant success, as a few lusty blows drew them close to the target. Nussbaumer finally holed out with 30 more needed from less than four overs and Guernsey finishing with that respectable total of 187.