ICC Europe Division 1 Guernsey/Jersey 2011

Guernsey v Italy
European Championship Division One T20 2011
Venue Port Soif, Guernsey on 21st July 2011
Toss won by Guernsey who elected to bat
Result Guernsey won by 38 runs
Umpires M Gray (Guernsey) and BD Papworth (Scotland), 3rd umpire M Kinder (Guernsey)
Scorers S Veillard (Guernsey) and I Damarell (Italy))


Guernsey innings    RunsBallsDotMins4s6sSR Italy bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRERDot
T J RavenscroftcRasobNorthcote70371493189.2Alauddin302811-189.3
L SavidentbPetricola1919930100.0Northcote30332--911.0
*S E Le PrevostcandbAlauddin4528641160.7Munasinghe40271--246.8
J D J FrithbNorthcote22100100.0Arsakulasuriya30270--9.0
G H SmitcCrowleybPetricola2116430131.3Jayasena30280--9.3
K B MoherndlcBonorabMunasinghe4520080.0Petricola40432--1210.8
J A J Nussbaumernotout2111321190.9
R Knellernotout32000150.0
†T C R Kimberdnb
T Dukednb
G J Richdnb
Extras (b0, lb2, w1, nb0)3
Total (for 6 wkts in 20 overs)188
Fall of wickets
1-65(Savident),2-106(Ravenscroft),3-109(Frith),4-150(Le Prevost),5-164(Moherndl),6-174(Smit)

Italy innings    RunsBallsDotMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRERDot
A M NorthcotecsubbFrith534241126.2Savident30160--5.37
D C K M FernandocDukebNussbaumer170014.3Nussbaumer302122-97.07
*A BonoracSmitbRavenscroft222200100.0Duke302203-7.35
P A PetricolabRavenscroft01000.0Rich402811-247.06
D G CrowleycSavidentbFrith201511133.3Frith403331-88.38
†H P PatrizicSavidentbRich690066.7Ravenscroft30223--67.35
S H S K Jayasenanotout131201108.3
M G RasobFrith7301233.3
G R D MunasinghebNussbaumer3300100.0
D S F ArsakulasuriyastKimberbRavenscroft4400100.0
Extras (b1, lb7, w12, nb0)20
Total (for 9 wkts in 20 overs)150
Fall of wickets


Guernsey Press

‘Timely Tim comes good’ by Gareth Le Prevost

WHAT a way to bounce back. After suffering a major setback yesterday morning at the KGV, Guernsey needed to step up to the plate in the afternoon against the previously unbeaten Italians and show what they are truly capable of.

Three hours later with a 38-run victory under their belts, they had done just that. Star of the show was Tim Ravenscroft, who obviously felt it was his time to come to the party, but each man played his role to good effect to end the day on a much brighter note than it had started. Ravenscroft was a joy to watch after Stuart Le Prevost had won the toss and decided to bat – the first time the hosts had done so in the tournament.

A suberb innings from Tim Ravenscroft                                      ICC/CricketEurope

The young Hampshire professional signalled his positive intent with a glorious drive through extra cover in the opening over, one of nine fours he was to dispatch during his 37-ball stay in the middle, not to mention the three sixes. At the other end, another former Hampshire man, Lee Savident, had no intention to let off-spinner Andy Northcote settle into a miserly spell and took 12 off the second over with comparative ease and already Guernsey had all the momentum.

But after Ravenscroft launched a straight maximum in the third over, his partner knew that his role was to give the 19-year-old as much of the strike as possible so Savident simply turned into the support act. Ravenscroft did not let anyone down either because by the end of the six-over powerplay, Guernsey were flying at more than nine runs per over.

With the foundations laid, Savident knew he could afford to take risks and soon departed, but the rate did not slow as Le Prevost joined the younger opener. Ravenscroft brought up his 50 in the 10th over and rapidly made his way to 70 before his entertaining knock came to an end when a big top edge was well caught by Michael Raso. With the instructions to all incoming batsmen not to let the momentum slip, Jeremy Frith did not last long, but GH Smit joined Le Prevost in racking up a quick-fire partnership of 42, with the skipper particularly enjoying the chance to open his shoulders.

His 45 made from 27 deliveries included four fours and a six, before Smit and Jamie Nussbaumer took up the mantle late on with both contributing valuable knocks worth 21 apiece as Guernsey finished on 188 for six.

With that many runs on the board, there was an understandable air of confidence in the fielding performance. However, Northcote was not going to give up without a fight and he looked a class act in making a fine 53 from just 42 deliveries, playing shots all around the wicket and hitting four fours as well as a six. After his fellow opener Damian Fernando fell early on, well caught by Tim Duke at third man off Nussbaumer, he found a useful ally in Alessandro Bonora as they put on 61 for the second wicket. However, even notching seven or eight an over meant the required rate was always creeping up. Something eventually had to give and unsurprisingly it was when Ravenscroft was introduced to the attack that the breakthrough came as Smit took a well-judged catch coming in from long off to get rid of Bonora. Smit injured himself in the process and his substitute Dave Hooper was quickly into the action, proving that he, too, has safe hands as he held onto the opportunity at deep square leg as Northcote went for all or nothing in the next over.

Guernsey turned the screw in the final seven overs which brought a couple of catches for Savident, a sharp stumping for Tom Kimber and wickets for Frith, Gary Rich, Nussbaumer and Ravenscroft as Italy finished on 150 for nine.

‘Tim’s batting was exceptional on a belter of a wicket and that provided a platform for the rest of the batsmen,’ said Guernsey coach Andy Cornford. ‘Stu went in and batted with freedom for the first time this tournament, GH did well and Jamie against showed that he is dangerous with these late cameos. ‘Batting first, 188 is a huge score and if you are going to lose a game from there you either have to have a nightmare in the field or one or two of their guys have to do something magnificent. ‘We did well in the field, though, because they got a really good start but we did not panic and vitally we held our catches. Overall, to win by almost 40 runs in a Twenty20 game is a terrific effort.’