Women International T20 Isle of Man 2024

The Isle of Man newspaper previewed the meeting against Guernsey with a short article –

‘Women’s national side in three-game series with Guernsey’
All three matches take place at Sparsholt CC near Winchester. The 13-strong squad will be travelling to England on Saturday, May 4 ahead of two games on Sunday and a final match on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday. After a successful 2023, which saw a series victory over Austria and a win in the Continental Cup in Romania, the squad have been training hard over the winter in preparation for the first internationals of the summer.

The Guernsey Press announced the three-match series with the headline:

Guernsey unbeaten against Isle of Man in Women’s T20I Series.

Guernsey enjoyed a fruitful weekend in Hampshire as they came out on top of their three-match bilateral Women’s T20I Series against the Isle of Man. In the opening game at Sparsholt Cricket Club on Sunday, Rosie Davis guided the Greens to a three-wicket victory with an unbeaten 37 after the Isla of Man had been bowled out for 98. Debutante Annie Le Ray finished with 9 not out.

Later that day Hannah Eulenkamp starred for the Sarnians as they made it back-to-back wins. She finished with outstanding figures of six wickets for six runs from her three overs as the Isle of Man were dismissed for 64 and Eulenkamp then contributed 31 with the bat in a five-wicket success.

Yesterday’s final game saw Guernsey bat first and make 127 for 5 from their 20 overs before they reduced the opposition to 54 for 4 in 11.1 overs when rain brought play to a halt. Guernsey won by 16 runs on the D/L/S calculations.

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Greens set to climb up the ICC rankings by Gareth Le Prevost Guernsey Press 8th May 2024

Guernsey are set for a big jump in the ICC Women’s T20 rankings following their series victory over the Isle of Man. The Sarnians won all three matches played over the bank holiday at Sparsholt Cricket Club and they could rise as many as a dozen places when the rankings are next updated. ‘Obviously we are delighted with the results’, said Guernsey Women’s coach Ben Ferbrache. ‘The Isle of Man started the series 17 places above us, so it was a big series for us and we have come on leaps and bounds from where we were even just six months ago. Before this weekend, if you had asked me what we were looking to get out of the trip it was more about getting out on the ground to play some cricket and see where we are at, but we have leapfrogged where I thought we were. We are not fully aware of what other matches or series are happening elsewhere at the moment, but we have done our own calculations and we were 51st in the rankings going into the weekend and we could be going up as high as the top 40, so that’s quite exciting for us.’

Guernsey won the first match by three wickets as they chased down 99 before a more comprehensive five-wicket victory in game two when they were set 65 in their run chase. The Greens batted first in match three and made 127 for 5 before having the Isle of Man 52 for 4 after 11.1 overs when rain brought an early finish. Guernsey won by 16 runs on the DLS method.

‘Getting better comes with playing and last year we had thirteen games as a group and this year we have 16 or 17 games lined up with a couple more possible in the pipeline, which would be good. The more games we play the better our game-awareness gets. The way we went about winning the games, being really positive, was really pleasing.’

Next up for the team are matches against the RAF next month before the inter-insulars as they build towards the Nordic Cup ICC tournament in Oslo in August.