Denmark v Guernsey

Sat 9th May 2015

at Grainville, Jersey

Umpires: A Haggo (Sc), J Jensen (Den)

Scorers: J Mountford (G), P Mellon (Den)

Toss won by Denmark who elected to field

Guernsey won by 21 runs

Guernsey innings   RunBallsMin46S/R Denmark bowlingOverMdnRunWktE/RS/R 
Fall of Wicket: 0-1(J Martin 0.5 ov), 67-2(T Ravenscroft 9.6 ov), 90-3(T Kimber 12.4 ov), 97-4(O Newey 14.1 ov), 98-5(B Ferbrache 14.3 ov), 104-6(J Nussbaumer 15.6 ov), 115-7(M Stokes 17.5 ov)
JC Martin†c Z Shahb A Khan054000A Khan401914.7519
TCR Kimberc A Khanb Y Iqbal55408742137.5B Javed301806-
TJ Ravenscroftc Henriksenb Pedersen1926621073.08Y Iqbal2025112.525(w 1, nb 1)
OE Neweyb SBA Shah10101300100SBA Shah402235.57.33
LB Ferbrachec andb SBA Shah2620033.33A Ahmed302307.67-(w 1)
JAJ Nussbaumer*b Pedersen3420075Pedersen401724.258.5(w 1)
MWR Stokesc FA Klokkerb SBA Shah141631087.5
OB Nightingalenot out88200100
DR Hoopernot out96100150
Extras (w 3, nb 1, b 2, lb 5) 11
Total(for 7 wktsin 20.0 overs)131at 6.55RPO
Did not bat: MLA Ellis, JL Martel

Denmark innings   RunBallsMin46S/R Guernsey bowlingOverMdnRunWktE/RS/R 
Fall of Wicket: 2-1(Zahmeer Khan 1.3 ov), 3-2(A Ahmed 2.1 ov), 25-3(HAM Shah 6.5 ov), 52-4(FA Klokker 10.3 ov), 53-5(MR Pedersen 11.1 ov), 80-6(Z Shah 14.3 ov), 88-7(A Khan 15.6 ov), 96-8(Y Iqbal 16.5 ov), 96-9(M Henriksen 17.2 ov), 110-10(SBA Shah 19.1 ov)
Zahmeer Khanc J Martinb M Stokes1870012.5J Nussbaumer411313.2513(w 2)
A Ahmedc J Martinb J Nussbaumer0210000M Stokes402325.7511.5(w 1)
HAM Shahc M Ellisb D Hooper15152211100D Hooper301625.338
FA Klokker†c T Kimberb M Ellis2224333091.67T Ravenscroft402406-
M Henriksenc T Ravenscroftb J Martel3538402192.11M Ellis302528.3312.5
MR Pedersen*run out (J Martel)1330033.33J Martel1.107167(w 1)
Z Shahc D Hooperb M Ellis147911200
A Khanc T Kimberb M Stokes2350066.67
Y Iqbalst J Martinb D Hooper1220050
SBA Shahrun out (B Ferbrache)661410100
B Javednot out66900100
Extras (w 5, lb 2) 7
Total(for 10 wktsin 19.1 overs)110at 5.74RPO

Guernsey’s historic victory   by Gareth Le Prevost

A FIRST ever win over Denmark gave Guernsey the perfect start to their ICC European Division One T20 Championship campaign on Saturday. It was sweet revenge for the Sarnians who were put to the sword by the Danes in the previous edition of this tournament in Sussex and it was every bit as convincing as the 21-run margin of victory suggests. This was a terrific all-round performance – not flashy but impressively skilful and efficient in all three facets of the game. Although Guernsey might have wanted a few more runs on the board after the excellent start given to them by man-of-the-match Tom Kimber, on a damp morning against a quality attack that featured former England paceman Amjad Khan a total of 131 was certainly competitive and proved to be well out of the reach of their opponents.

Kimber looked in good nick from the off, although he had not even faced a ball before he lost opening partner Jason Martin, who miscued an attempted pull off Khan in the first over and was brilliantly caught over his shoulder by a retreating Zishan Shah at mid-wicket. Tim Ravenscroft joined Kimber at the crease and the former Hampshire man happily settled into a supporting role as Kimber set to work, launching three sixes in the space of two overs during the power-play overs including one huge effort off a free-hit that cleared the Grainville bank and ended up on the neighbouring rugby pitch. Together they put on 67 for the second wicket before, as is often the case after seeing off the quality bowling, Ravenscroft fell to some rubbish – caught at long on by Mads Henriksen off Michael Pederson – in the 10th over. Kimber was still going strong at that stage, but when he went for 55 from 40 balls with Guernsey on 90 in the 13th over, the innings lost some momentum. However, useful late cameos from Ollie Nightingale and David Hooper got them up to 131, which was always going to be a test for Denmark. That test quickly became a tough examination as, after a good opening over from skipper Jamie Nussbaumer, Matt Stokes struck in his first over as Martin took a splendid diving catch behind the wicket to get rid of Zahmeer Khan. The keeper had a far more regulation nick to deal with in the next Nussbaumer over and he made no mistake as Denmark were reduced to 3 for 2 with Aftab Ahmed also back in the hutch. Hamid Shah was to follow in Hooper’s first over, too, caught at short third man by Max Ellis and Denmark were 25 for 3 after seven. However, while Freddie Klokker – who has been the bane of Guernsey in the past – was at the crease, Denmark were always in with a shout. Along with Henriksen, he took his side up to 52 for 3 in Ellis’s first over, the first ball of which had been dispatched high into the bank by Henriksen. But when Klokker attempted to sweep Ellis later in the over, he only managed to top edge a looping catch to Kimber at short fine leg and the celebrations that followed showed that Guernsey knew they had struck a fatal blow. That proved to be the case.   Pedersen quickly followed thanks to a direct hit run out from Jordon Martel and although Henriksen continued to launch a few lusty blows, on the whole the bowling and fielding were out the top drawer as Guernsey turned the screw on their fancied opponents. From 80 for 5, the Denmark reply came tumbling down rapidly as they lost their last five wickets for 30 with Ellis, Stokes and Hooper all claiming a second wicket- each. The end came on the first ball of the final over as Syed Shah wrongly tried to take a second run to Ben Ferbrache on the deep backward square leg boundary and was well short of his ground as Martin whipped off the bails. It was a historic win for Guernsey, whose captain savoured the moment.

‘We knew the wicket was a bit sticky, but we still would have liked 150 on the board, but from the off in the field we were right on our game – we took wickets and we took our catches,’ Nussbaumer said. ‘We know Freddie Klokker from a few bad experiences in the past – he is an absolutely class player – and as soon as we got him we felt we were on top.’