ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B
Guernsey v France
on Sun July 31st 2022
3rd Place Play-off
at Kerawa Cricket Ground
Umpires: Allahudien Paleker (SA), Mark Jameson (GER)
Reserve Umpire: Srinidhi Ravindra (FIN)
Match Referee: Kevin Gallagher (IRE)
Toss won by Guernsey who elected to bat
Guernsey won by 56 runs
Player of the match Luke Bichard

Guernsey innings  RB4s6sSR France BowlingOMRWEcon
Luke Le Tissierlbwb Mangal171030170Ahmadzai3030010
Isaac Damarell+b Amjad514541113.33Amjad403228
Josh Butler*c Canessaneb Noman Amjad252140119.05Ra Mangal302428
Matthew Stokesc Ahamedb Jabarkhel211630131.25Mckeon401503.75
Tom Nightingalest Jacksonb Jabarkhel360050Ahmad302508.33
Ben Ferbrachec Ahmadzaib Mangal780087.5Ro Mangal1013013
Adam Martelnot out231231191.67Jabarkhel201226
William Peatfieldnot out120050
David Hooperdnb
Anthony Stokesdnb
Luke Bicharddnb
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 3)5
Fall Of Wickets:
1-30 (Luke Le Tissier 3.4 ov), 2-68 (Josh Butler (C) 9.1 ov), 3-97 (Matthew Stokes 13.2 ov), 4-113 (Tom Nightingale 15.1 ov), 5-124 (Isaac Damarell (W) 17.1 ov), 6-136 (Ben Ferbrache 18.4 ov)

France innings  RB4s6sSR Guernsey BowlingOMRWEcon
Gustav Mckeonc M Stokesb Bichard4100040Peatfield301314.33
Hevit Jackson +run out (A Stokes / Damarell)252320108.7M Stokes10303
Suventhiran Santhirakumaranb Bichard790077.78Bichard412045
Noman Amjad *c T Nightingaleb A Stokes272111128.57Hooper302207.33
Jubaid Ahamedb A Martel120050A Stokes402416
Dawood Ahmadzaib A Martel3130023.08A Martel401233
Lingeswaran Canessanec A Stokesb Bichard4120033.33
Zain Ahmadc M Stokesb A Martel02000
Rahmatullah Mangalc Damarellb Bichard360050
Ibrahim Jabarkhelnot out121101109.09
Rohullah Mangalb Peatfield250040
Extras(lb 3, w 6)9
Total(in 19 overs)97
Fall Of Wickets:
1-6 (Gustav Mckeon 2.1 ov), 2-18 (Suventhiran Santhirakumaran 4.2 ov), 3-54 (Hevit Alodin Jackson (W) 9.1 ov), 4-56 (Jubaid Ahamed 9.4 ov), 5-68 (Noman Amjad (C) 12.2 ov), 6-74 (Dawood Ahmadzai 13.3 ov), 7-74 (Zain Ahmad 13.5 ov), 8-82 (Rahmatullah Mangal 16.1 ov), 9-82 (Lingeswaran Canessane 16.2 ov), 10-97 (Rohullah Mangal 19 ov)

‘Guernsey finish third after win over France’  by Gareth Le Prevost        Guernsey Press 1st Aug 2022

GUERNSEY picked themselves up to end their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe Qualifier on a winning note yesterday in Finland. With Austria having comprehensively outplayed Bulgaria to win by 158 runs on Saturday and secure top spot in their group ahead of the Sarnians, Josh Butler’s side were consigned to the third-place match on play-off day and they saw off France convincingly by 56 runs at the Kerava National Cricket Ground.

Having opted to bat after winning the toss, Luke Le Tissier and Zak Damarell got their side off to a positive start and after the former fell for a quickfire 17, the skipper joined the left-handed opener to continue the good work. Damarell would end up as the game’s top-scorer with his 51 coming from 45 balls and including four fours and six while Butler made 25 and there were useful contributions from Matt Stokes and Adam Martel as the Greens racked up 153 for 6.

Martel went on to make an important impact with the ball, too, as he claimed three wickets for just 12 runs in his four overs as France collapsed from 56 for 2 to 97 all out. Luke Bichard was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 20 while there was a wicket apiece for Will Peatfield and Ant Stokes.

Austria hammered Norway by nine wickets in the final.