ICC World T20 European Finals Guernsey 2019

Guernsey v Denmark (match abandoned)

at King George V Sports Ground, Castel
on Tuesday 18th June 2019
Toss won by Guernsey who elected to field
Umpires: Rizwan Akram and Adriaan van den Dries, 3rd umpire Mary Waldron
Match Referee: Wayne Noon

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GUERNSEY TEAM
J Butler *, AS Wright, LB Ferbrache, LJ Barker, OE Newey †, JL Martel, MWR Stokes, WA Peatfield, DR Hooper, LC Le Tissier, ACF Stokes

‘Rain halts Guernsey’s momentum at the KGV’      by Gareth Le Prevost       GEP

GUERNSEY could claim a moral victory, but it was the weather that came out on top yesterday morning at the KGV Having seen his side fight back impressively and work their way into a positive position against Denmark before the rain brought proceedings to a halt, the Sarnian skipper Josh Butler could only mutter ‘we can’t catch a break’ as he headed for the shelter of the clubhouse. He will hope, though, that his troops can carry forward the momentum they gained against the Danes into today’s match with Norway at the KGV as well as the rearrangement with Denmark tomorrow as they go in search of their first victory of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Final. Indications were that it was about to arrive yesterday, albeit after the Danes had got off to a flier. Nicolaj Laegsgaard took a liking to the seam bowling of Jordon Martel and Will Peatfield to such an extent that Denmark had rattled up 30 off the first two overs on their way to making 53 without loss in the powerplay. But then flame-hatred David Hooper provided the spark Guernsey so desperately needed, removing both openers in his first over and then skittling Taranjit Bharaj in his next as he finished with outstanding figures of 3 for 5 from his two-over burst. At the other end, Luke Le Tissier produced a fine spell, too, picking up two wickets for 21 in his four overs and Guernsey were on a roll. Martel returned to the attack to join in on the act with two wickets of his own that sandwiched a run out as the fielding went up a couple of notches. When Peatfield bowled Abdul Hashmi for a duck, Denmark were 100 for 9 in the 16th over with all their wickets falling for just 47 runs. Unfortunately, the rain was now falling, too, and it quickly became persistent and heavy, forcing the players off the field after 16 overs never to return despite the best efforts of the ground staff and players to mop things up before the cut-off point.