Inter Insular 1952


Guernsey Press Friday 1st August

The Guernsey versus Jersey cricket fixture, scheduled for August Bank Holiday, Monday 4th August 1952, at the College Field, Guernsey, has been cancelled owing to the inability of Jersey to raise a team.

This has caused intense disappointment as this is a very popular fixture.

It has been decided therefore that there will be no game at the College Field on Monday.

Jersey Post Saturday 2nd August 1952

Due to the fact that for various reasons practically every member of the side chosen to represent Jersey had declined the invitation to play the Jersey v Guernsey cricket match scheduled to have been played in Guernsey on Monday has had to be cancelled. The local selectors made great efforts to field a suitable team even under these circumstances but without success.

When the Jersey Cricket Combination drew up the fixtures for the season allowance was made to leave the Bank Holiday date free in view of the Inter-Insular being arranged for that day.

Guernsey Star Tuesday August 5th

There is much talk in Jersey cricketing circles regarding the failure of the JICC to fulfil its fixture with the GICC at the College Field, Guernsey, yesterday. A strong team was originally chosen but practically all the players informed the JICC secretary that they could not play.

An attempt was made to find a scratch side but nearly all those selected stated they could not make the trip. A Jersey cricketer told me last evening that it was “practically a universal boycott by the players”; which caused the JICC to withdraw from the fixture.

Meanwhile, the GICC v JICC was not going to be cancelled for lack of support as the article in the Press relates:

Press Wednesday 6th August

The following team has been selected to represent the GICC v JICC on Saturday 9th August in Jersey. The party will leave on the morning boat and return by the evening boat the same day:

V G Collenette (Capt), A M Hunter, R E Guilbert, H F Rich, H V Stone, V M Chapell, A E Martin, R Kendall-Tobias, R Le Feuvre, D Hotton, R CN Roussel.

Press Friday 8th August

The annual match between the JICC and the GICC will be played at the College Field, Mont Millais, tomorrow. Play commences at 11.30am and stumps will be drawn at 6.30pm unless a result has been achieved before that hour.