ICC WCL Division 7 Guernsey 2009

Guernsey v Gibraltar
ICC World Cricket League Division Seven 2009
Venue Guernsey Rovers Athletic Club Ground, Port Soif on 18th May 2009 (50-over match)
Balls per over 6
Toss Guernsey won the toss and decided to field
Result Guernsey won by 4 wickets
Points Guernsey 2; Gibraltar 0
Umpires PK Baldwin, SA Bucknor
Referee DT Jukes
Scorers E Busk, S Veillard
Reserve Umpire M Gray
Man of the Match KJ Ferrary


Gibraltar innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
I M FarrelllbwbBisson1541--36.6Savident102410324.1
MO BacareselbwbQueripel211--18.2Queripel412212124.05.5
KJ FerrarycandbNussbaumer9011510-78.3Bisson704211-42.06
†R J BuzaglocOliverbFrith35563-62.5Nussbaumer905611-54.06.2
CJ PhillipsbRich03--0.0Rich1003521-30.03.5
*CM RoccacFrithbRich413--30.8Frith100232--30.02.3
RAB Purnellcsub (R Kneller)bFrith417--23.5
IDM Latinnotout42321-131.3
K Mirpurinotout1515--100.0
RA Harkinsdnb
C Watkinsdnb
Extras (b0, lb8, w9, nb3)20
Total (for 7 wkts in 50 overs)227
Fall of wickets

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Gibraltar bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
L SavidentbWatkins53753-70.7Phillips1014605-4.6
†M OlivercBuzaglobHarkins9192-47.4Harkins9.314231-18.64.5
J D J FrithcHarkinsbPurnell3696--37.5Mirpuri100310--3.1
K B MoherndlbWatkins24312-77.4Purnell102281--60.02.8
*S E Le PrevostcPhillipsbHarkins45414-109.8Watkins1007621-30.07.6
L B FerbrachecPhillipsbHarkins21192-110.5
J R Meadesnotout19123-158.3
J A J Nussbaumernotout541-125.0
G J Richdnb
S R M Bissondnb
B A Queripeldnb
Extras (b1, lb4, w11, nb0)16
Total (for 6 wkts in 49.3 overs)228
Fall of wickets
1-16(Oliver,5.3ov),2-105(Savident,29.2ov),3-129(Frith,34.3ov),4-156(Moherndl,40.4ov),5-194(Le Prevost,45.5ov),6-209(Ferbrache,47.4ov)


‘Guernsey batsmen show true character’                              by Aaron Scoones

Guernsey manager Dave Hearse  said his team’s four wicket win over Gibraltar yesterday exorcised their batting demons.  The island side have come under immense criticism after their horrendous one-run defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Jersey in the climax of last year’s ICC European Division Two.

But at Port Soif yesterday Guernsey held their nerve to chase down Gibraltar’s testing 227 in the last over.  “The most pleasing thing was that it exorcised a few demons from last year,” said Hearse.  “We batted under pressure and we showed true character.”
Three of the Guernsey batsmen who showed it were Ben Ferbrache, Kris Moherndl and Jamie Nussbaumer.  The young Cobo stars were all involved in the infamous batting collapse against Jersey but all of them showed some backbone in the run chase.  “The whole  team stuck to their task and that’s especially true for these guys,” said Hearse.  “They had a lot of criticism levelled at them last August.”
After losing the toss and being inserted to bat, Gibraltar found themselves 59 for two in the 14th over before Richard Buzaglo joined number three Kieron Ferrary in the middle.  The pair ran well between the wickets and took advantage of some, at times, wayward bowling by Guernsey.  They added 68 before wicket-keeper-batsman Buzaglo went for 35 when he spooned a leading edge catch to his opposite number Matt Oliver off the left-arm spin of Frith from the Grandes Rocques end.

A bouncer from Lee Savident has the batsman ducking                      ICC/CricketEurope

With veteran off-spinner Gary Rich operating at the clubhouse end the Guernsey ‘spin twins’ momentarily put their opponents under the cosh as four wickets fell for 24 runs to leave the visitors at 138 for five.
Despite having to shift down a gear Ferrary notched up hi 50.  When Iain Latin joined him in the middle the 19-year-old ICC European Academy player started to express himself again.  Like most stocky batsmen he was strong off the back foot and liked to sweep the spinners.  However it was a pull shot that was to be his downfall in the 43rd over as he looked to send a Jamie Nussbaumer full toss to the boundary but succeeding only in screwing it up in the air for a simple caught and bowled.  He was on 90 at the time and it was a shame that he did not go on to make a century.
Latin continued to hit twos and threes and with the wily Kabir Mirpuri they got the Reds over the psychological barrier of 200 and up to 227.

Get out of the way as Stuart Bisson is sandwiched                                    ICC/CricketEurope

In reply Guernsey lost Oliver cheaply to see Frith join Lee Savident at the crease with the score on 16 as Gibraltar’s Christopher Philips and Ross Harkins were asking some difficult questions with the new ball.  The island’s best two batsmen saw the opening attack off but runs were not that forthcoming as the spin of Mirpuri and Rex Purnell entered the fray.
The pair got the home side past the 100 mark in the 29th over.  But with the usual aggressive Savident not seeing much of the strike, when he did get to face medium pace Christopher Watkins, he went for an expansive drive and duly played on.  He had 53 at the time.
Frith continued to be miserly in the face of some excellent ground fielding by the Gibraltarians. With Moherndl he took the score up to 129 in the 34rth over before he was caught sweeping by Harkins at short fine leg off Purnell.
Nerves were starting to jangle among the Guernsey support as the overs were counting down.  A captain’s knock was required from Stuart Le Prevost and he duly delivered.  With Moherndl going for a mature 24, Ferbrache came in and, with his skipper, the pair began to steady the ship.  But when Le Prevost went for 45, chipping Harkins up to Philips at mid-on, the anxious looks returned.
Things were not helped when number seven Justin Meades came to the middle with a runner after he had injured him hamstring earlier on in the piece. With 32 required from 24 balls the hard-hitting Australian was just what was required as, after a few typically lusty blows, he saw the Sarnians home with Nussbaumer, who had come in to replace Ferbrache.  They did it with just three balls to spare.
“It was a really good team performance and everyone contributed today,” said a delighted Le Prevost afterwards.

 BBC Local Radio keeps the island listeners informed of the latest score                            ICC/CricketEurope

‘Last over drama’              by Aaron Scoones

Guernsey kick-started their Pepsi World Cricket League Division Seven campaign with a nervy four-wicket win over Gibraltar yesterday.
Chasing a tricky 227 to win on a flat Port Soif strip, the home side managed it with just three balls to spare.
With Sunday’s match against Japan a wash-out, this was Guernsey’s first chance to live up to their billing as ‘tournament favourites’.
“I think we can play better than that,” said island manager Dave Hearse afterwards.  “We need to be more disciplined in the field and bowling but hopefully this was a platform for us to go on and do well the rest of the week.”
Gibraltar’s total came on the back of an excellent 90 from their best player, Kieron Ferrary.  The innings earned the 20-year-old the man of the match award.
In reply runs from Lee Savident, Jeremy Frith, captain Stuart Le Prevost plus mature contributions from Kris Moherndl and Ben Ferbrache laid the foundations for Guernsey’s victory.