Jersey v Guernsey

on Wed 13th May 2015

at Farmers, Jersey

Umpires: Azam Baig, I Ramage

Scorers: J Mountford (G), G Kearns (J)

Toss won by Jersey who elected to field

Jersey won by 4 wkts

Guernsey innings   RunBallsMin46S/R Jersey bowlingOverMdnRunWktsE/RS/R 
OE Neweyc Bissonb Bodenstein2840025AW Hawkins-Kay201206-
TCR Kimberc Bissonb Watkins1621391076.19Bodenstein302327.6711.5(w 1)
TJ Ravenscroftc Bodensteinb Watkins39313341125.81Kynman1011011-
MWR Stokesc AW Hawkins-Kayb Bodenstein1518211083.33Stevens401904.75-
LB Ferbrachec Goughb Palmer19193201100Watkins401844.54.5
JC Martin†st EJ Farleyb Watkins811210072.73Palmer402636.58.67(nb 1)
JAJ Nussbaumer*c Goughb Watkins752300140Jenner10303-
DR Hooperb Palmer86600133.33Perchard10505-
OB Nightingalec Bissonb Palmer011000
JL Martelnot out11200100
Extras (w 1, nb 1, lb 4) 6
Total(for 9 wicketsin 20.0 overs)121at 6.05RPO
Did not bat: MLA Ellis, J Butler
Fall of Wicket: 3-1(O Newey 1.3 ov), 60-2(T Ravenscroft 9.5 ov), 60-3(T Kimber 9.6 ov), 85-4(M Stokes 15.1 ov), 103-5(B Ferbrache 17.4 ov), 111-6(J Martin 18.4 ov), 112-7(J Nussbaumer 18.6 ov), 112-8(O Nightingale 19.1 ov), 121-9(D Hooper 19.6 ov)

Jersey innings   RunBallsMin46S/R Guernsey bowlingOverMdnRunWktsE/RS/R 
PW Gough*c Ravenscroftb M Ellis23131750176.92M Stokes1012012-
EJ Farley+c J Martelb Nussbaumer1281120150D Hooper3035111.6735(w 1)
JW Jennerc & b M Ellis3480075J Nussbaumer202211122
CJ Bodensteinc Ravenscroftb M Ellis36192861189.47M Ellis4020356.67
NAT Watkinsc J Martinb Ravenscroft15151120100T Ravenscroft40281728
BDH Stevensb D Hooper033000J Martel0.30408-
AW Hawkins-Kaynot out25181650138.89
C Bissonnot out6781085.71
Extras (w 1, b 4) 5
Total(for 6 wktsin 14.3 overs)125at 8.62RPO
Did not bat: CW Perchard, RJG Palmer, B Kynman
Fall of Wicket: 32-1(EJ Farley 2.6 ov), 37-2(P Gough 3.5 ov), 47-3(J Jenner 5.1 ov), 80-4(N Watkins 8.5 ov), 87-5(B Stevens 9.4 ov), 100-6(C Bodenstein 11.4 ov)

‘Guernsey still in the hunt for title‘ by Rob Batiste

GUERNSEY will face the old enemy tomorrow still in with a chance of winning the ICC European Division One T20 Championship. Both the Sarnians and Jersey are among four nations – the others being Denmark and Italy – who have lost only one of their four matches going into the fifth and final round of fixtures tomorrow when there is an inter-insular battle at Farmers. ‘We have a much needed rest day because the boys have put in a helluva lot over the four games so far, but it is not going to take us much to get up for the last game against Jersey,’ said captain Jamie Nussbaumer. Guernsey extended their winning start to the tournament by beating France by five wickets at FB Fields yesterday morning. They made harder work of the chase than they would have liked before man-of-the-match Jason Martin guided them home and that result left Guernsey as the only unbeaten side in the championship at that stage after Denmark beat Jersey at Grainville. However, their winning run was to end after they transferred to Farmers at lunchtime as defending champions Italy inflicted a five-wicket defeat on Nussbaumer’s men, who were unable to defend 122. ‘Against France, we restricted them to a total we were happy to chase and we got off to an OK start, but they bowled a lot of spin and we got stuck a bit in the middle of our innings before Jason played a cracking innings at the end to get us home. ‘We knew that Italy were going to be a really stem test and, if we are realistic about it, they are a team who should be beating us about eight times out of 10. ‘But having played and won three, I said to the boys that this was more or less a free game where we could go out and express ourselves so we treated that way. ‘I’m very pleased with what we have done so far. We set ourselves a target of a minimum of two wins and wanting to beat one of the big nations – we have done that – and we have still have everything to play for, so who knows? We’re really looking forward to tomorrow morning’.

‘Stokes fit for the final’ by Gareth Le Prevost

THE carrot of playing the top nations in international cricket at the ICC World Twenty20 Global Qualifier hangs in front of four countries in Jersey today. The winner of this week’s ICC Division One T20 Championship will gain entry to the qualifier, which will be staged in Ireland and Scotland over three weeks in July and the top six teams from that 14-team tournament will book their tickets to India for the 2016 ICC World Twenty 20.

Guernsey are among the quartet still in the running for that reward and face another of those sides today when they face the old enemy Jersey at Farmers this morning, 10.30 start. The two other nations also with six points from their four games thus far – Italy and Denmark – face each other at Grainville.

Although Guernsey are the outsiders of the four by virtue of their inferior net run-rate, a convincing victory over the hosts and a narrow Denmark win or a tie in the other match could see them snatch first place. However, captain Jamie Nussbaumer said that his side will not be worrying about any calculations during the match today. ‘We just want to go out on a high,’ he said. ‘We will try to win this game and if we leave having won four games out of five it will have been an incredible week, if we lose it will still have been a very good week.’


Matt Stokes declared fit for the match against Jersey             GEP

There was good news on the fitness front yesterday, with all-rounder Matt Stokes declaring himself fit  to play after not taking to the field against Italy due to a minor groin problem.  Jersey coach Neil MacRae said having four teams in with a chance of winning makes it ‘a great tournament’. ‘We want to finish the tournament playing cricket in the style we know we can and we believe that will be good enough to win the tournament,’ he added.

Guernsey fail to hit heights of previous days        by Gareth Le Prevost

GUERNSEY were unable to end on the high note they wanted, but it transpired that they were beaten by the new ICC European Division One T20 champions. No clash with Jersey needs any added spice, but there was more on the line yesterday at Farmers than mere inter-island bragging rights as both teams were among a quartet of nations still in the hunt for the Championship title and with it progression to the ICC World T20 Global Qualifier against the top Associates in July. Denmark and Italy, the other two countries going into the last day on six points from a possible eight, were facing off at Grainville, which meant that unless there was a tie in either game, net run-rate was going to decide the overall victors. It was to turn out that the two teams in red came out on top of their respective encounters, but Jersey had a comfortably superior run-rate to Denmark, who perhaps ironically suffered their only defeat of the tournament to Guernsey in the opening session on Saturday morning.

The events at Farmers largely went against Guernsey from the moment Peter Gough won the toss and asked the Sarnians to bat first. They lost Ollie Newey in the second over of their innings – caught at mid-off off Corne Bodenstein – and it was only while the second-wicket pairing of opener Tom Kimber and Tim Ravenscroft were together that the Greens threatened to post somewhere near the total they wanted. Ravenscroft started in typically positive fashion with a couple of boundaries from the first two balls he faced and he was to clear the ropes off Anthony Kay in the fifth over as Guernsey finished the power-play overs on 35 for one. Kimber and Ravenscroft took the total up to 60 before the former Hampshire man holed out to long-off for 39 from 31 balls to give man-of-the-match Nat Watkins the first of his four wickets. The second followed from the very next ball as Kimber departed for 16, caught at long on. In the second half of the innings, the Sarnians kept the scoreboard ticking over but found all-important boundaries hard to come by as the Jersey spinners produced economical spells. Matt Stokes (15) and Ben Ferbrache (19) both made starts but were to fall as Guernsey attempted to press the accelerator without finding the impetus they desired. Jason Martin and captain Jamie Nussbaumer completed Watkins’ four-wicket haul and Ollie Nightingale and David Hooper were to fall in the final over as Guernsey came up 30 runs short of where they wanted to be.


Jamie Nussbaumer not convinced Guernsey had enough runs      GEP

They set Jersey a victory target of 122 and the hosts got off to a flier thanks to Gough and Ed Farley, The latter fell to the final ball of the third over, but Jersey were already scoring at more than 10s and although both Gough and Jonty Jenner also fell to Max Ellis in the power-play, Guernsey could not apply the brakes.


Max Ellis trying to apply pressure        Rob Currie

Bodenstein took up the attack with six fours and a six in his 36 made from just 19 balls as Jersey closed in on victory and, despite losing six wickets on their way there, a convincing win was sealed when Corey Bisson struck the winning runs with five-and-a- half overs to spare.


Nat Watkins who was to become the man-of-the-match         Rob Currie

Guernsey captain Nussbaumer gave an honest assessment of where his team came up short. ‘I think it was our whole game, to be honest,’ he said. ‘We didn’t bat as well as we could have done. When Tiro was going it looked pretty positive and I think we got to 64 and looked all right, but we didn’t really crack on and the boundaries dried up and we didn’t get to the total we wanted to get to. ‘Then bowling we probably tried a bit too hard, there were a few too many loose balls and I think Jersey wanted to up their net run rate, played positively and we couldn’t contain them as much as we would have liked but they thoroughly deserved to win.’


The scoreboard tells it all       Rob Currie

His Jersey counterpart Gough was delighted with the win. ‘The Italy game was crucial and gave us a huge win, the defeat to Denmark was disappointing, but to stay in the tournament coming into the last day was great, it gave us a huge shout’, he said. ‘We came into the Guernsey match initially looking for victory, we bowled well and in the chase we did lose wickets, but the batters coming in were positive and backed themselves looking for boundaries and we managed to finish up a few overs early. ‘It’s an amazing feeling to get to the ICC World T20 Global Qualifier. We have been trying to qualify for the past couple of years, getting to the semi-final stages, but we have done it now and looking forward to playing against different opposition and representing Europe,’ added Gough.

‘Let’s push on now‘  by Rob Batiste

GUERNSEY captain Jamie Nussbaumer has backed his team to continue their progression, although their ICC European Division One 120 Championship campaign ended in defeat yesterday. A four-wicket loss to Jersey at Farmers saw Guernsey finish fourth in the table while it sent the hosts onto the ICC World T20 Global Qualifier in July as champions. Jersey finished ahead of Denmark on net run-rate after both nations had finished with four wins out of five. The Sarnians won three of their matches, including Saturday’s historic win over the Danes at Grainville, and the skipper heads home today more than satisfied with what his side have achieved. ‘We came into this tournament wanting to beat Norway and France as a minimum and, if we could, try and get one over on one of the big boys ranked above us and, in Denmark, we’ve beaten a nation with the highest ranking we’ve ever beaten so it’s been a very pleasing tournament. Nussbaumer said, ‘We’ve got a very young squad and these guys are going to be together for the next eight to 10 years so it’s encouraging what we can hopefully achieve in that time. The future is bright, we’ve made progress forward and we have to keep making that progress.’ Nussbaumer added that he was disappointed not to end on a high against the hosts but having been put into bat, Guernsey were unable to post a challenging total and finished 121 for nine. ‘You come into these games and they mean so much to both sides that we maybe went a bit into our shell, wanting it maybe too much and we didn’t fully express ourselves’, he said. ‘We always knew 120 was going to be pretty hard to defend, which is how it ended up. We took six wickets but Jersey were really in control so it was a dispointing end but a really positive tournament over- all for us.’

Final table

P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR

Jersey                       5     4     0    0       1     8       1.56

Denmark                 5     4   0    0    1    8     0.78

Italy                           5    3    0    0    2    6     1.50

Guernsey                 5    3    0    0    2    6    -0.04

Norway                    5    1    0    0    4    2    -2.60

France                       5    0    0    0    5    0    -1.09

Overall Stats:

Tom Kimber finished with the highest score of the week, 87 against Norway. He also ended up 3rd in the run aggregate with 167 runs

Dave Hooper was 5th in the bowling with 8 wickets

Max Ellis was 6th in the best bowling analysis with 3 for 22

Jason Martin finished 1st in wicketkeeping dismissals