T20 European Qualifier Finland 2022

Guernsey v Luxembourg

on 25th July 2022
at Kerava National Cricket Ground, Kerava
Toss won by Luxembourg who elected to field
Umpires: Shanaka Fern (Italy), Mark Jameson (Germany)
Referee: Sriharsha Kuchimanchi (FIN)
Guernsey won by 17 runs
Player-of-the-Match Shiv Karan

Guernsey inningsRunsBalls4s6sSRLuxembourg bowlingOvMdnRunWktECON
Isaac Damarellc TC Barkerb Kushretha17182094.44Saransh Kushretha401824.5
Luke Le Tissierc J Meesb Khan8111072.73William Cope302418
Josh Butler*c Venkateswaranb Khan02000Atif Kamal Khan402125.25
Matthew Stokesc Khanb WJ Cope353110112.9Pankaj Malav402506.25
Tom Nightingalelbwb Kushretha282300121.74Shiv Karan201809
Ben FerbracheNot out252310108.7Vikram Vijh302408
Jason Martin+Not out141200116.67
David Hooperdnb
Will Peatfielddnb
Anthony Stokesdnb
Luke Bicharddnb
Extra(b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 1)4
Total(for 5 wkts in 20 ov)131
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Luke Le Tissier - 4.1 ov), 2-23 (Josh Butler - 4.3 ov), 3-26 (Isaac Damarell - 5.2 ov), 4-88 (Tom Nightingale - 13.3 ov), 5-99 (Matthew Stokes - 15.4 ov)

Luxembourg inningsRunsBalls4s6sSRGuernsey bowlingOvMdnRunWktECON
Timothy Barkerc Ferbracheb DR Hooper280025Matthew Stokes402305.75
Girish Venkateswaranc ACF Stokesb Bichard5140035.71William Peatfield402235.5
Joost Mees*+c Nightingaleb W Peatfield22302073.33David Hooper402315.75
Shiv Karanc Martinb W Peatfield473861123.68Luke Bichard401513.75
Vikram Vijhst Martinb ACF Stokes01000Anthony Stokes402917.25
James BarkerNot out201810111.11
Atif Kamal Khanb W Peatfield01000
Anoop OrsuNot out121010120
Extra(b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 2)6
Total(for 6 wkts in 20 ov)114
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Timothy Barker - 2.3 ov), 2-12 (Girish Venkateswaran - 5.1 ov), 3-61 (Joost Mees - 12.4 ov), 4-67 (Vikram Vijh - 13.1 ov), 5-92 (Shiv Karan - 16.5 ov), 6-92 (Atif Kamal Khan - 16.6 ov)

‘Greens grind out their second win’      by Gareth Le Prevost        GEP          26th July 2022

TWO wins from two has put Guernsey just where they want to be heading into tomorrow’s big clash with Austria at the ICC Men’s T20 Sub Regional Europe Qualifier in Finland.

The Greens were made work hard by Luxembourg yesterday at the Kerava National Cricket Ground in Helsinki where the big hitting of Shiv Gill gave the underdogs a brief chance of an upset before Will Peatfield struck to remove the dangerman for 47 on his way to excellent figures of 3 for 22 from his four overs in a 17-run win for the Sarnians.

‘It probably got a little bit closer than we wanted. I think we were maybe 15-20 light with the bat,’ said Guernsey captain Josh Butler. ‘We perhaps didn’t quite play as well as we would’ve liked. However, a win is the main thing for us at the moment so very happy to win.’

Ben Ferbrache photo by Martin Gray (Sportsphotography)

Having been asked to bat by Joost Mees, once again the Guernsey top order failed to fire in the powerplay as they were reduced to 26 for 3, but the middle order of Matt Stokes, Tom Nightingale and Ben Ferbrache repaired the damage, largely through exploiting gaps in the field and hard running with boundaries hard to come by.

A total of 131 looked to be competitive on a big outfield and Guernsey bowled impressively in the powerplay, backed up by good catching from Ferbrache and Ant Stokes, to restrict Luxembourg to just 13 for 2 from their first six overs. Gill got going in the middle overs, hitting half-a-dozen fours and a six, to prevent the Greens from getting complacent, but once he and Atif Kamal fell to Peatfield in successive deliveries at the end of the 17th over, Guernsey knew the job was done.

Matt Stokes Photo by Martin Gray (Sportsphotography)

‘We wanted to take it as deep as we could and maybe we didn’t fire early enough, but they bowled brilliantly,’ said Luxembourg captain Mees. Matt Stokes was named player of the match for his 35 and four economical overs, although he was quick to praise Peatfield’s contribution with the ball. ‘The momentum was probably with them at that point and Will has worked so hard on his yorkers and to execute them in that pressured environment, it’s a credit to him and we’re thankful that we’ve got him on our side,’ Stokes said.