ICC Europe Division 1 Guernsey/Jersey 2011

Guernsey v Gibraltar
Venue College Field, Guernsey on 22nd July 2011

Toss won by Gibraltar who elected to bat

Guernsey won by 6 wickets

Umpires D Kenworthy (IOM) and DB Papworth (Scotland)

Scorers S Veillard (Guernsey) and A Orfila (Gibraltar)


Gibraltar innings    RunsBallsDotMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRERDot
†K J FerrarycKimberbNussbaumer8161050.0Nussbaumer402824-127.010
D CorambNussbaumer36373197.3Savident20801-4.07
M O BacaresecKimberbRich141420100.0Bisson40121--243.013
*I D M LatincSavidentbBisson12150080.0Rich30152--95.07
R A HarkinscNussbaumerbRavenscroft590055.6Ravenscroft402211-245.57
K J StagnocRavenscroftbRich790077.8Frith30240--8.02
I M Farrellrunout(Ravenscroft)9110081.8
A Bagliettonotout230066.7
A Reyesrunout(Moherndl)9510180.0
C Avellanonotout1100100.0
K Senednb
Extras (b1, lb6, w6, nb0)13
Total (for 8 wkts in 20 overs)116
Fall of wickets

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsDotMins4s6sSR Gibraltar bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRERDot
T J RavenscroftcBagliettobBacarese022000.0Bacarese40152--123.8
L SavidentlbwbReyes3630050.0Reyes401711-244.3
†T C R KimbercCorambBacarese42110200.0Harkins40301--247.5
*S E Le PrevostbRA1825152072.0Latin40300--7.5
J D J Frithnotout44431220102.3Baglietto10120--12.0
R Knellernotout4029750137.9Stagno0.3080-116.0
S R M Bissondnb
A Marteldnb
K B Moherndldnb
J A J Nussbaumerdnb
G J Richdnb
Extras (b0, lb5, w1, nb2)8
Total (for 4 wkts in 17.3 overs)117
Fall of wickets
1-0(Ravenscroft),2-4(Kimber),3-10(Savident),4-39(Le Prevost)


Guernsey Press

‘Frith and Kneller see their side home after early blip’      by Gareth Le Prevost

GUERNSEY have a habit of turning the simple into the dramatic. For those arriving for the final half-hour of yesterday’s encounter with Gibraltar at the College Field, it might have seemed that the home side were cruising to a routine win. Indeed, the victory margin of six wickets with two-and- a-half overs to spare indicated as much.

Adam Martel throws in from the outfield                           ICC/CricketEurope

However, it had been all doom and gloom from the home fans barely 40 minutes earlier as, chasing a modest 117 for victory on a decent track, Guernsey had been reduced to 10 for three inside the opening four overs of the reply.

Lee Savident punches the ball to leg                         ICC/CricketEurope

When captain Stuart Le Prevost went to an ugly shot with 78 still required, many Sarnians were resigned to defeat. Perhaps it had not helped that Jeremy Frith had not looked at his best with the bat earlier in the week, but there is hardly a better man for such a scenario and, in Ross Kneller, he found the perfect partner. There was obviously some tension in both of them as they came together, but steadily they settled down and within four overs they were in control. Both were like whippets between the wickets and after their predecessors had consistently managed to find the fielders, suddenly the gaps were becoming wider and wider. With the top order having scored at less than four runs an over during the six-over powerplay against bowling that was nothing out of the ordinary, the fifth-wicket pairing finished with a sequence of 8-10-12-11-13-8 runs from the last five-and-a-half overs they faced.

Jeremy Frith and Ross Kneller finish off the game for Guernsey              ICC/CricketEurope

Together they hit seven boundaries, five of those to the excellent Kneller, compared with a grand total of just three from the top four. Frith, so often Guernsey’s main man in international tournaments, finished with a run-a-ball 44 while his Cobo teammate made a quickfire 40 from just 29 balls. There had been few signs of any major upset at the start of the day either.

Jamie Nussbaumer demolishes the stumps                                 ICC/CricketEurope

Gibraltar were kept pegged down early, with Jamie Nussbaumer bouncing out Kieron Ferrary in the third over. Stuart Bisson was the pick of the bowlers, though, conceding a miserly three runs an over in his four-over spell and picking up a deserved wicket in the final one as Gibraltar captain lain Latin holed out to Lee Savident at long on.

Easy stumping for Tom Kimber                                             ICC/CricketEurope

The second half of the Gibraltar innings was pretty lacklustre on both sides as they reached 116 for eight, opener Dave Coram top scoring with 36 while Gary Rich picked up a couple of wickets, Tim Ravenscroft one and Nussbaumer returning to add another to his tally. Ravenscroft and Kris Moherndl affected a run out apiece too.

Stuart Bisson checks that his toupee is still attached                                    ICC/CricketEurope

But when the young Hampshire professional hit the second ball of the Guernsey innings – a juicy full toss – straight to long on and Tom Kimber followed him back to the hutch two balls later after getting a leading edge, the reply was not going to script. The alarm bells really started ringing when Savident departed for just three and then came Le Prevost’s rush of blood to hype up the tension. Fortunately for Guernsey, their next two batsmen were up to the challenge and then some.

Jamie Nussbaumer takes a good catch in the deep                                   ICC/CricketEurope