ICC European T20 Div 1 Netherlands 2018

Guernsey v Gibraltar

Gibraltar innings  RB4s6sSR Guernsey BowlingOMRWE/R0s4s6sWDNB
BA Paic &b Le Tissier33354094.28TW Nightingale10404.0030000
KJ Ferrary+b Hooper17291058.62ACF Stokes411734.25132000
TL Cleasbyb ACF Stokes270028.57WA Peatfield3.501132.86151000
MO Bacaresec Barkerb ACF Stokes390033.33MWR Stokes301304.33101000
MG Hunter*run out(M Stokes)120050.00LC Le Tissier401313.25110000
JD Freyoneb Peatfield8180044.44DR Hooper301113.66111010
A Orfilab ACF Stokes240050.00
JA Fitzgeraldb Peatfield01000.00
RJ Hatchmanrun out260033.33
MD Garrattlbwb Peatfield02000.00
CV Harrisonnot out0000
Extras(b 1, w 1)2
TOTAL(in 18.5 Overs)70(at 3.71)
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (KJ Ferrary, 9.1 ov), 2-52 (TL Cleasby, 11.3 ov), 3-54 (BA Pai, 12.1 ov), 4-57 (MO Bacarese, 13.3 ov), 5-57 (MG Hunter, 14.1 ov), 6-65 (A Orfila, 15.6 ov), 7-66 (JA Fitzgerald, 16.2 ov), 8-70 (JD Freyone, 18.2 ov), 9-70 (MD Garratt, 18.4 ov), 10-70 (RJ Hatchman, 18.5 ov)

Guernsey Innings  RB4s6sSR Gibraltar BowlingOMRWE/RS/R0s4s6sWDNB
LJ Barkernot out523781140.54CV Harrison10909.0042010
J Butler *not out20282071.42MG Hunter201105.5072000
IDA Damarell †dnbBA Pai1011011.0022000
MWR StokesdnbRJ Hatchman20904.5060010
LB FerbrachednbMD Garratt2020010.0044000
TW NightingalednbMO Bacarese1.501307.0930100
DR HooperdnbA Orfila10303.0030000
LC Le Tissierdnb
ACF Stokesdnb
MLA Ellisdnb
WA Peatfielddnb
Extras(w 4)4
TOTAL(for 0 wkts in 10.5 Overs)76(at 7.01)
Fall of wickets

‘Wright wants Greens to be ruthless in promotion bid’     Gareth Le Prevost, GEP

INSIDER knowledge suggests that the main threat to Guernsey’s ICC World T20 Europe Qualifier promotion push will come from Scandinavia. Island coach Ash Wright used his recent visit to the Under-19 European Division Two tournament in Essex to do some back- ground research on the teams his senior side will be coming up against in the Netherlands this week by speaking to other national coaches. ‘By the sounds of it, you’ve got Sweden and Norway who will be the stronger teams out of that group,’ said Wright of Group C that also includes Gibraltar, Israel and Czech Republic. Guernsey begin their campaign against Gibraltar today. ‘What I can gather from most teams is that they will all have a couple of really good batters, a couple of really good bowlers and the rest is a little bit what- ever happens on the day. ‘Being Twenty20, you only need one or two players to go well and things happen, but hopefully I think we are structured enough and well-organised enough – a good batting team, bowling team and fielding team – that, as long as we fight, we should definitely be able to get over the line. ‘We go into this knowing we are going to be playing some tough opposition and it’s a com- petition where every game’s a tough game.

‘We are not going to underestimate anyone at all, but if we can go in and make sure we are clinical in how we go about it, I -hope the results will take care of themselves: Although disappointed by the T20 Inter-Insular Series defeat, Wright believes that there is a mental aspect to playing against Jersey that does not affect his players in other matches which makes those results an anomaly rather than the norm. ‘Everyone is trying their best, sometimes they’re probably trying a bit too hard. I think it’s the occasion of the day that does it more than anything,’ he said of the Inter-Insular clashes. ‘It’s more a mental than a technical thing. I know that we will be able to do it, it’s just a case of getting over that line once to prove to everybody that you can do it and from that point we can carry on and play the cricket we normally do. ‘It’s a shame – if we could treat it like any other game … ‘We played against Sussex four weeks ago and we played excellently against a very strong team, so I’m really confident going into the tournament. ‘We obviously need to bat better than we did against Jersey, which I’m sure we will because we’ve got a deep batting line-up, we’ve got a good batting line-up. ‘I think we have got a very good T20 team, we just need to go and prove it: He did, though, take several positives away from the Jersey matches including the power-play bowling of Will Peatfield and Tom Nightingale as well as the overall bowling plans and the captaincy of Josh Butler in implementing them. ‘The bowlers and fielders did a great job, unfortunately we just didn’t bat well on the day. ‘But batting-wise there were still glimmers, like Luke Le Tissier going in and really showing what you could do if you actually go in there and put up a fight – he actually got us in a position to win a game of cricket.

‘Also, with Ferbs [Ben Ferbrache], he is becoming a senior batsman in the weight of runs he is scoring, which is excellent: Although the format of the Europe Qualifier gives each side a little leeway with the top two of each group of six nations progressing to next year’s Europe Final, Wright is adamant  that Guernsey are focusing only on winning every game. ‘We have to start fast, we’re playing against Gibraltar in the first game, and every game is a must-win game … we are going there to win the group. ‘We are going to have to start strong and the games come thick and fast but as long as we are clinical, in the way we go about our batting especially, :we’ll come out with the results we need to if we play the cricket we can: The same 14 who travelled to Jersey for the Inter-Insular Series are on the trip to the Netherlands and while they are not all guaranteed to play, Wright insists they all have to be ready to do so. ‘The one thing you do learn over here is that it’s a 14-man squad and every single person is massively important,’ he said. ‘I’m telling the lads that we need to stay on top of injuries And things like that because it only takes one or two people to miss out and suddenly the team looks completely different. ‘I’ve got a starting line-up in mind. It depends on wickets and some other stuff, but once they are in possession, they are in possession. If it goes well and they are winning and hitting their straps, then they keep their place, it’s as simple as that.’

 Anthony StokesAnt Stokes

Guernsey celebrate a Gibraltar wicket

The team celebrate a wicket

Josh Butler drives straight for a boundary

Josh Butler drives through the off side

Lucas Barker gets Guernsey off with a boundary

Lucas Barker pulls to leg

‘Rampant Greens off to a rampant start’    Gareth Le Prevost GEP

GUERNSEY flew out of the blocks to get their ICC World T20 Europe Qualifier campaign off to the ideal start yesterday. Heeding their coach Ash Wright’s call to be clinical in their performances in the Netherlands this week, the Sarnians skittled out Gibraltar for 70 before knocking off the runs without losing a wicket at Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam. Opening batsman Lucas Barker picked up the man-of-the-match award for his quick fire 52 not out, culminating in a six to win the match, but the damage had already been done by the Guernsey bowling attack, who were ably backed up in the field. After captain Josh Butler had won the toss and asked Gibraltar to bat on a damp day, openers Balaji Pai and Kieron Ferrary got their side off to a steady if unspectacular start, scoring 32 in the powerplay on their way to a first-wicket stand of 42.

But once David Hooper removed Ferrary for 17 at the start of the 10th over, wickets tumbled regularly. Ant Stokes picked up the first of his three wickets two overs later and, at the start of the 12th, Luke Le Tissier held onto a return catch to get rid of top-scorer Pai for 33. There was no respite for Gibraltar as Stokes completed his haul and a run out accounted for captain Matthew Hunter. Having earlier bowled tidily in the powerplay, paceman Will Peatfield returned to the attack to pick up three deserved wickets and the innings came to a premature end when Richard Hatchman was run out with seven balls remaining.

At the start of the run chase, Barker began as he meant to go on with two boundaries in the opening over and by the end of the powerplay Guernsey had 40 on the board. They eased home inside 11 overs with Barker facing 37 balls, hitting eight fours and a six, while Butler ended on 20 from 28 balls with two fours.

Matt Stokes bowling

Matt Stokes the bowler

Matt Stokes runs out Hunter

Run Out

Will Peatfield appeals successfully for LBW against Mark Garratt

Will Peatfield successfully appeals

Lucas Barker Man of the Match Award

Lucas Barker gets man-of-the-match award