Italy v Guernsey

on Mon 11th May 2015

at Farmers, Jersey

Umpires: A Neil, I Ramage

Scorers: J Mountford (G), D Livingston (I)

Toss won by Guernsey who elected to bat

Italy won by 5 wkts

Guernsey innings   RunBallsMin46S/R Italy bowlingOverMdnRunWktE/RS/R 
OE Neweyb CS Sandri1213230092.31DG Crowley40241624
TCR Kimberc andb DG Crowley012000Arsakulasuriya3.402617.0926
TJ Ravenscroftb CS Sandri22181821122.22CS Sandri403338.2511(w 1)
MWR Stokesc M Gino Rasab R Tanweer3033392090.91MGSM Fernando401814.518
LB Ferbrachec AM Northcoteb MGSM Fernando1419191073.68R Tanweer301043.332.5
OB Nightingalec & b CS Sandri2430050DA Marage10606-
DR Hooperc M Gino Rasab R Tanweer26182720144.44
JC Martin†c AM Northcoteb R Tanweer025000
JAJ Nussbaumer*b R Tanweer1320033.33
JL Martelnot out45140080
MLA Ellisc DG Crowleyb DSF Arsakulasuriya13100033.33
Extras (w 5, b 4, lb 1) 10
Total(for 10 wktsin 19.4 overs)122at 6.20RPO
Fall of Wicket: 1-1( TKimber 0.2 ov), 38-2(T Ravenscroft 4.6 ov), 41-3(O Newey 6.1 ov), 72-4(B Ferbrache 11.5 ov), 75-5(O Nightingale 12.6 ov), 102-6(M Stokes 16.2 ov), 103-7(J Martin 16.5 ov), 117-8(J Nussbaumer 18.1 ov), 118-9(D Hooper 18.4 ov), 122-10(M Ellis 19.4 ov)

Italy innings   RunBallsMin46S/R Guernsey bowlingOverMdnRunWktsE/RS/R 
PA Petricolalbwb D Hooper33212051157.14Ravenscroft403208-(w 1)
AM Northcote†c O Nightingaleb D Hooper39375640105.41Nussbaumer201608-(nb 1)
DG Crowley*st J Martinb M Ellis23221731104.55J Martel3031110.3331
CS Sandrirun out (B Ferbrache)1617212094.12D Hooper4116248
BBJL Pereranot out323900150M Ellis402215.522
M Gino Rasac J Martinb J Martel021000O Newey0.20309-
R Tanweernot out443410100
Extras (w 1, nb 1, lb 3) 5
Total(for 5 wktsin 17.2 overs)123at 7.10RPO
Did not bat: DSF Arsakulasuriya, MGSM Fernando, MTD Fernando, DA Marage
Fall of Wicket: 39-1(PA Petricola 4.3 ov), 78-2(DG Crowley 10.4 ov), 116-3(AM Northcote 15.2 ov), 116-4(CS Sandri 15.6 ov), 116-5(M Gino Rasa 16.2 ov)

Sarnians show fighting spirit        by Gareth Le Prevost

GUERNSEY were left wondering what might have been had they managed to eke out another 20 runs against Italy yesterday afternoon. The defending European Division One T20 champions were seemingly cruising towards their victory target of 123 at Farmers, but the Sarnians showed all the stubbornness of XI Guernsey donkeys as they stuck to their task and sent some jitters through the Italian camp with a flurry of wickets as they closed in on victory. The most impressive thing about this display, though, cannot be seen on the scorecard. The attitude with which Guernsey went about their business had all the hallmarks of a Nic Pothas side as the constant encouragement among themselves was coupled with an unwillingness to back down against bigger opposition. Even on the verge of defeat, the Greens were trying to win every ball as their coach continually asks of them – and they were letting the Italians know it, too. Perhaps more so than any of their victories so far in the tournament, this match will hold this young group in good stead moving forward. It was in the last four overs or so of their innings that they came up short. With captain Jamie Nussbaumer having won the toss for the first time this week, Guernsey got off to an ominous start when, after new opener Ollie Newey had taken a single off the first ball of left-arm spinner Damian Crowley, the hero of Saturday Tom Kimber chipped a return catch straight back to the Italy captain to depart for a golden duck. Newey and Tim Ravenscroft quickly settled things down though, with the former Hampshire man looking particularly determined to stamp his authority on the game. For a while he did so, crashing one emphatic drive through extra cover for four and when Carl Sandri, an all-rounder who has reached the level of the Big Bash in his native Australia in his time, came into the attack, Ravenscroft welcomed him by depositing his first ball over the wide long-on rope for six. Sandri, though, was to gain his revenge in the same over as Ravenscroft danced past a straight one, much to his obvious annoyance. Newey followed soon after, also bowled by Sandri, and the Guernsey innings lost some momentum although Ben Ferbrache and Matt Stokes kept the board ticking over. The fourth wicket pair added 31 to set a decent platform for the last eight overs, but Guernsey failed to kick on. Ferbrache fell to a faint nick behind and Ollie Nightingale came and went quickly as Sandri took a sharp return catch. Top-scorer, Stokes, who made 30 from 33 balls, then became the first of man-of-the-match Tanweer’s four victims as his attempted ramp sweep failed to clear short fine leg. Tanweer went on to dismiss Jason Martin, Nussbaumer and David Hooper, who was typically busy at the crease for his 26 from 18. Max Ellis was last man out with two balls remaining as Guernsey failed to use up their full allotment of overs. A score of 122 from a position of bringing up their 100 in the 16th over with five wickets in hand was 20 short of what Guernsey wanted and they quickly found themselves under the cosh at the start of the reply as Peter Petricola took the attack to the bowlers. With Stokes unable to field due to a groin problem, the left-handed Petricola took to Ravenscroft’s off-spin in the third over, hitting three successive boundaries and then he thumped Jordon Martel over long on for six on his way to 33 from just 21 balls before he missed a big swipe at Hooper and was trapped LBW. Captain Crowley and Andy Northcote took the score up to 78 inside 11 overs before the skipper over balanced and was stumped by Martin off Ellis. Sandri joined Northcote and took Italy up to 116 before the fun really began as Guernsey claimed three wickets on the same score. Northcote was snapped up by Nightingale at cover off Hooper before Sandri took on Ferbrache at mid off and lost to a direct hit, much to the delight of the Guernsey team. Michael Gino Rasa then nicked off to Martel and Guernsey were buzzing, but Tanweer quickly ended hopes of the impossible dream by whacking his first ball for four before Bentota Perera got his side over the line.