ICC Europe Division 1 Guernsey/Jersey 2011

Guernsey v Austria
European Championship Division One T20 2011
Venue KGV, Guernsey on 21st July 2011
Toss won by Guernsey who elected to field
Result Austria won by 8 runs
Umpires M Gray (Guernsey) and BD Papworth (Scotland), 3rd umpire D Bray (Guernsey)
Scorers S Veillard (Guernsey) and P Singh (Austria)


Austria innings    RunsBallsDotMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRERDot
L KasthuriarachchilbwbRich25282089.3Savident40240216.011
A AmandeepcNussbaumerbBisson403013133.3Nussbaumer402121-125.38
Munir AhmedcNussbaumerbRavenscroft380037.5Frith20170--8.55
Qamar AbbasbRich130033.3Rich30192--96.38
A Simpson-ParkerbRavenscroft390033.3Ravenscroft402531-86.38
Imran Asifnotout201900105.3Bisson30181-1186.05
S Subhashrunout(Smit)890088.9
E GrasingerstKimberbRavenscroft01000.0
N SoggibNussbaumer5410125.0
S KaulcSmitbNussbaumer9110081.8
*†Amar Naeemnotout0000
Extras (b3, lb3, w8, nb2)16
Total (for 9 wkts in 20 overs)130
Fall of wickets

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsDotMins4s6sSR Austria bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRERDot
L Savidentrunout(Imran Asif)4530080.0Kaul40311--247.8
T J RavenscroftcImranAsifbKasthuriarachchi2416840150.0Soggi301801-6.0
*S E Le PrevoststAmar NaeembKasthuriarachchi1628182057.1Munir Ahmed30110--3.7
J D J FrithcSimpson-ParkerbKaul3942183092.9Kasthuriarachchi40172--124.3
G H Smitnotout2520430125.0Qamar Abbas20130--6.5
†T C R Kimberrunout(Amandeep)55000100.0Subhash402713-246.8
J A J NussbaumerbSubhash022000.0
D Hoopernotout022000.0
R Knellerdnb
S R M Bissondnb
G J Richdnb
Extras (b4, lb1, w4, nb0)9
Total (for 6 wkts in 20 overs)122
Fall of wickets
1-13(Savident),2-31(Ravenscroft),3-68(Le Prevost),4-104(Frith),5-120(Kimber),6-121(Nussbaumer)


Guernsey Press

‘Underdogs Austria get better of Guernsey’  by Gareth Le Prevost

A jubilant Austria caused the upset of the tournament so far yesterday lunchtime as they beat Guernsey by eight runs at the KGV. It was no more than the Austrians deserved against a ragged home side who left themselves with too much to do with the bat at the end. The joyous scenes among the visitors after they secured victory showed just how much it meant to the underdogs, though, and as much as Guernsey will berate their own performance, credit must go to Austria. From the off it was obvious they just wanted to give it their best go against the Sarnians – openers Lakmal Kasthuriarachchige and Amandeep Amandeep certainly weren’t going to die wondering. Attempting to make the most of the powerplay overs, they threw the bat to mixed effect as the ball sometimes flew to the boundary and other times pinned the batsmen. The introduction of spin eventually separated the pair as Lakmal missed an audacious attempt at a sweep shot only to be trapped leg before by Gary Rich.

But Amandeep preferred to hit straight and three times he connected with lusty blows that sailed over the boundary in his knock of 40 made from just 30 balls. Once the other end had been opened up, though, wickets fell regularly with Rich claiming a second while Tim Ravenscroft picked up three. The prize wicket of Amandeep was the fourth to fall with Stuart Bisson being the man with the golden touch as the opener sliced his first delivery straight to Jamie Nussbaumer at backward point. However, the Austrians’ enthusiasm never wavered and, on a track made slower by the wet weather of Wednesday, to get up to 130 was a decent effort, despite Nussbaumer returning at the death to pick up a couple of wickets. The first over of the reply suggested little of what was to follow as Lee Savident picked up an early three before Ravenscroft smacked a couple of boundaries to get Guernsey off to a fine start.

The unfortunate run out of Savident to a direct hit from backward square to the bowler’s end in the second over was obviously a blow, but surely there was plenty enough batting still to come to not make it a problem. Ravenscroft did not seem affected by it as he struck three more boundaries in the powerplay, but when he was to fall in the fifth over things started to become uneasy. His method of dismissal was careless, too, as he chipped a reverse sweep straight to Imran Asif at short third man off the leg-spinner Lakmal’s second delivery. From that moment, Austria really felt they were in the game. Jeremy Frith joined captain Stuart Le Prevost at the crease and while they put on a stand of 37, it was made at a slow rate, especially considering 11 came off one of the eight overs they were together.

Knowing they needed to get a move on, Le Prevost came dancing down the track and was stumped in the 13th over with 63 still required. With boundaries now difficult to come by, that run-rate kept increasing and when Frith fell for 39, clipping one of the worst balls he faced straight to square leg, the Austrians became firm favourites. To their credit, they turned the screw with opening bowler Satish Kaul returning to the attack to support Satyam Subhash superbly at the death. Guernsey needed 27 off three and then 18 off two before an excellent penultimate over from Kaul yielded merely a single off every ball as GH Smit and Tom Kimber tried their best to launch an assault without success. Subhash completed the job with a precise final over which saw Kimber run out and Nussbaumer bowled as Austria dented the hosts’ hopes of semi-final qualification.