Inter Insular #2 1951

The match was played at Victoria College, Jersey
on Monday 6th August 1951
Umpires (Guernsey) and (Jersey)
Scorers (Guernsey) and (Jersey)
Toss unknown, rain delayed until 3pm
Match drawn

Jersey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
J D HarmsworthbKnight16Knight123381
P O'BriencVaudinbHopwood28Stroobant92251
†+A R HydehitwicketbStroobant2Hopwood123262
G W KnightlbwbChapell21Chapell81231
R W DuguecWiscombebHopwood6
H Calvertnotout21
F G Smithnotout18
G Newtondnb
D Pitmandnb
R A Fosterdnb
*A C Gearydnb
Extras (b, lb, w, nb)1
Total (for 5 wkts in 41 overs)113
Fall of wickets

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSRJersey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
R J Van LeuvencNewtonbGeary29Newton91380
R J Le Feuvrenotout35Calvert51120
D Vaudinrunout15Pitman92251
W E HopwoodcNewtonbPitman2Geary50141
D Hottonnotout8
*T W Knightdnb
+†E J Wiscombednb
W F Drucednb
V Chapelldnb
E W Waddamsdnb
F Stroobantdnb
Extras (b, lb, w, nb)1
Total (for 3 wickets in 28 overs)90
Fall of wickets
1-49(Van Leuven),2-73(Vaudin),3-75(Hopwood)


Wednesday 1st August in the Star

Cricket enthusiasts have had little to complain about in the quality of the fare provided so far this season at the College Field. This month however promises even greater things. A series of attractive matches take place throughout the month and during the first few days of September.

Among the inter-insular matches to be played in Guernsey are those between the GICC and the JICC.

Monday 6th August Jersey v Guernsey

The Guernsey team to play against Jersey in Jersey on Aug 6th is

T W Knight (capt), V M Chapell, E J Wiscombe (Wkt), D Hotton, W Druce, R J Le Feuvre, W E Hopwood, E W Waddams, R J Van Leuven, F Stroobant, R Vaudin.
D Hotton had scored 100 for Elizabeth College against Victoria College earlier in the season.

Frank Stroobant

(Eric Waddams was the choirmaster of the 1927 founded Guernsey Gleesingers from 1948 to 1955)

[WE Hopwood had played for Jersey in 1949 v Arabs. The side included Dugue, Hyde, Knight, Bracy and the following day Geary played when he bowled 15-5-15-3. Hopwood played once for Nottinghamshire v Northern Command in 1943 at Trent Bridge but the match was rained off]

The Press on Friday 3rd August

Many attractive fixtures are included in the big programme of cricket matches to be played at the College Field and in Jersey during this month.

Monday 6th August Jersey v Guernsey in Jersey

Thursday 16th August GICC v JICC in Guernsey (In this match H V Stone scored 156* and W E Hopwood took 5 for 61)

Jersey Post

The original selected team was:

A Geary, R Dugue, P O’Brien, R Hyde, M Allen, G Knight, J Harmsworth, R Knowles, G Newton, L Baton, F Smith.

R Foster, D Pitman, H Calvert replaced Allen, Knowles and Baton

Despite yesterday’s wet weather the annual match between Jersey and Guernsey was played at the College Field, Jersey.


The Guernsey Press

‘Guernsey team does well’

Victoria College ground

The Guernsey cricket team which met a Jersey side in Jersey yesterday nearly managed to snatch a victory in a game severely curtailed by rain. For the loss of five wickets the Jersey XI scored 113 runs before the innings was declared closed. In reply the Guernsey team scored 90 for 5 in about 1½ hours. The match was due to start at 11.30 but this was impossible in view of the heavy rain. Eventually, although conditions were far from good -at one time it was thought likely the match would have to be abandoned – a start was made shortly before three o’clock.

Then followed a stand which produced 24 and Calvert and Smith added a further 23 in an undefeated stand before the innings was declared closed.

The weather gradually improved and the final stages were played under more appropriate cricket conditions. Van Leuven and Le Feuvre put on 49 in an opening partnership, Van Leuven leaving with 29 to his credit. Vaudin helped the score along when he joined Le Feuvre but at 78 he was run out. Two runs later Hopwood was caught off Pitman but Hotton soon had 2 fours to his credit. Le Feuvre was undefeated with 35 when the match was left drawn, only one four being included in his knock.

The Star

‘Inter-Insular cricket match is drawn’

Rain seriously interfered with the Guernsey-Jersey cricket match in Jersey yesterday. A very late start was made and the result was match drawn. Batting first the Jersey side lost two wickets for 35 during a period when rain fell steadily. Eventually the total was taken to 113 for 5 in 41 overs and the inning was declared closed.

With about one and a half hours left for play the Guernsey side was given a good start by Van Leuven and Le Feuvre. Forty-nine runs were scored before the first wicket fell, but time ran out when 90 runs were on the board for the loss of three wickets in 28 overs.