Inter Insular #28 1979

The match was played at College Field, Guernsey
on Sunday 12th August 1979
for the John Haig Scotch Whisky Trophy
40 overs per side (delayed start due to fog)
Umpires Eric Holt (Guernsey) and Barry Reynolds (Jersey)
Scorers M E Mechem (Guernsey) and H W Hall (Jersey)
Toss won by Guernsey who elected to field
Jersey won by 39 runs

Jersey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
+†J WallsbDobson1-800Dobson12249121724.1
N E FagecMillsbHarvey5-1910Harvey9419200272.1
S BurrowbAppleyard58-81110Le Cocq30120004.0
M BaileybHarvey0-400Barrett7.322110043.82.9
T ForsterstFooksbAppleyard39-8660Appleyard73155008.42.1
*M J Weaverc&bAppleyard0-400
G MourantcDobsonbAppleyard0-500
P Keylocknotout6-3600
G WisemanstFooksbAppleyard1-500
B MiddletoncHarveybBarrett6-1000
R A Pearcerunout0-200
Extras (b5, lb1, w2, nb1)9
Total (in 62 overs)125
Fall of wickets

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Jersey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
H J M DaveycWallsbBurrow3-1800Middleton18.324550521.962.5
A AytonbMiddleton10-5610Burrow12417300241.4
R W Millsc&bBurrow1-1900Wiseman6016110362.7
W E R BarrettbMiddleton0-1000
I DamarellcWallsbMiddleton20-5500
R E H Anthonyc&bBurrow4-1300
J Appleyardrunout7-1800
P L Le Cocqc&bWiseman14-3910
*+M A FookscKeylockbMiddleton13-2110
M Harveynotout3-700
M DobsonbMiddleton3-500
Extras (b2, lb0, w1, nb5)8
Total (in 36.3 overs)86
Fall of wickets
1-8(Davey),2-16(Mills),3-17(Barrett),4-20(Ayton),5-28(Anthony),6-46(Appleyard),7-62(Damarell),8-80(Fooks),9-81(Le Cocq),10-86(Dobson)


Harvey in Island team

Malcolm Harvey of Harlequins B is the only surprise choice in the Guernsey cricket team selected last night for the inter-insular match against Jersey at College Field on August 12th
The team which will be captained by Taverners’ Mick Fooks is:
Fooks, P Le Cocq (Rovers A), R Mills (Rovers A), W Barrett (Rovers A), M Dobson (Rovers A), J Appleyard (Optimists), M Harvey (Harlequins), H Davey (St Martin’s A), R Anthony (Salemites), A Ayton (Pilgrims A), I Damarell (Optimists). 12th man: Mike Webber (Optimists)
[JD Appleyard born 20 July 1938 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He played 134 games for Hertfordshire in the Minor Counties between 1959 and 1974. He also played for Essex 2nd XI against Northants in 1957. He was the twin brother of Peter Appleyard who played for Hertfordshire 1967 to 1974. They were the sons of Francis Appleyard who played for Essex for two seasons in 1946/47]

‘A brave decision’
The three selectors made a brave decision when they named Malcolm Harvey in the Guernsey side selected to play Jersey at the College Field on August 12, ahead of more recognised bowlers such as Andy Creed and Peter Lawlor. But after seeing him bowl very well in two trial matches at the College Field in the last month the selectors had no doubt that he was the man to share the new ball with Miles Dobson. When I saw him playing for a GCA XI against Millfield School a month ago Harvey was undoubtedly the pick of the Guernsey bowlers and his figures of 9-3-13-1 could have been better had he enjoyed better luck. Apparently he again performed creditably in last weekend’s trial match at the College Field when, playing for Micky Fooks’XI, he took three for 16 in eight overs. However, I can’t help but feel sorry for Andy Creed who has bowled well all season and would have relished the opportunity of sharing the new ball with his Rovers A colleague Dobson. Like me he probably thought that the player most likely to keep him out of the Guernsey side would be Peter Lawlor, who has recently returned from colleague in England. But Lawlor hasn’t bowled well since4 his return to the island.
The side chosen shows only two changes from the side I would have selected. Harvey is preferred to Creed or Lawlor and Henry Davey has won a place in the side ahead of my choice John Hunter.
The Guernsey side is: M Fooks (Capt.), P Le Cocq (vice Capt.), R Mills, W Barrett, M Dobson, A Ayton, J Appleyard, I Damarell, H Davey, M Harvey, R Anthony. The 12th man is M Webber.

‘Bowlers can square series for Guernsey’        by Rob Batiste
After their five wicket defeat at the hands of Jersey in the sister island last August, Guernsey will be all out for revenge in tomorrow’s 30th inter-insular at the College Field, sponsored by John Haig Whisky.
The home side will also be trying to level the score in the series at eight matches all, 14 matches having been drawn.*
A better balanced bowling attack will, I expect, see Guernsey through to their first win in the series since the 1975 match at the College Field. Whatever the conditions, skipper Mick Fooks should be able to call on a good varied attack to exploit the conditions to the full.
After his tremendous performance in the GCA-JCL match at the FB Fields in June, and his highly consistent performances in the Evening League, Miles Dobson must now be rated the top pace bowler in the Channel Islands. During that match in June he ripped the Jersey Cricket League batting apart finishing with the incredible figures of 19-10-13-6. His performances for Rovers in the Evening League are equally impressive. He has 68 wickets to his name at an average of just 5.18
If the wicket takes spin, which it should, Guernsey also have match-winners in Warren Barrett, John Appleyard and possibly Ricky Mills. Of the three Appleyard, a former captain of Hertfordshire, has impressed most this season with his left-arm bowling. The Jersey selectors have packed their side with batting, possibly leaving a weakness in the bowling department. Barry Middleton will open their attack with either 21-year old all-rounder Steve Burrows or Paul Robson, while other likely bowlers are Peter Stuckey and Mike Weaver.
[Stephen Burrow was born 13 January 1958 in Wokingham, Berkshire. He played for Middlesex 2nd XI as well as Berkshire in 1983, Buckinghamshire from 1985 to 1993 and Hertfordshire from 1999/2000. He played 14 matches, scored 211 runs and took 15 wickets in one-day matches and a total of 185 altogether. He recently played for Hertfordshire Over 50s in 2010.]

The Guernsey side shows four changes from last year’s defeated team while Jersey have made six changes. Robin Winstone, John Hunter, Mick Falla and Pete Lawlor are the players missing from the Guernsey side. Their places have been taken by Tony Ayton, John Appleyard, Malcolm Harvey and Mick Fooks. The only surviving Jersey players are captain Mike Weaver, Barry Middleton, Norman Fage, Tim Forster, Derek Breed, and Peter Stuckey. The five new caps are Burrow, Mark Bailey, Jim Walls, the likely wicket-keeper, Paul Robson and Graeme Mourant. Seven of the Jersey side, Weaver, Fage, Burrow, Bailey, Breed, Walls and Middleton, play for Springfield in the Saturday Cricket League, while Forster and Mourant play for Old Victorians and Stuckey and Robson for St Luke’s.
The full teams are:
Guernsey: (likely batting order) Ayton, Davey, Mills, Barrett, Appleyard, Damarell, Le Cocq, Anthony, Fooks, Harvey and Dobson. 12th man John Barker
Jersey: Weaver, Fage, Stuckey, Burrow, Bailey, Breed, Walls, Robson, Forster, Mourant and Middleton. 12th man Peter Keylock.
The umpires are Eric Holt and Barry Reynolds and play starts at 11am.

John Barker (12th man)    Warren Barrett    Tony Ayton    Malcolm Harvey    Ricky Mills    Miles Dobson    Ralph Anthony    Henry Davey

John Appleyard    Pierre Le Cocq    Micky Fooks    Ian Damarell                                    GEP

* There have only been 28 matches as no games were played in 1952 and 1956 (see relevant years for details). Jersey have won 8, Guernsey 6 and 14 have been drawn. However, Guernsey could legitimately claim wins for 1952 and 1956 as it was Jersey who failed to turn up.

Steve Burrows    Graeme Mourant    Mike Weaver    Barry Middleton    Jim Walls    Barry Reynolds (ump)                GEP

Jeff Wiseman    Peter Keylock    Tim Forster    Mark Bailey    Norman Fage    Ray Pearce

Jersey Evening Post        by Cricketer

The match produced an away win for Jersey for the first time since 1967. Stuckey withdrew from the original selection with a pulled muscle and Wiseman, who had not played for three weeks while on holiday, was conscripted with some reluctance on his part. Robson and Breed were both on cricket tours on the mainland and were due to return on Saturday but the fog that prevented 11 000 holiday makers from leaving also ensured that they were kept in frustrated immobility at Southampton and Gatwick respectively. Keylock, already 12th man, and Pearce were therefore drafted, the former for his first Island match and the latter presumably for his experience.
Arrival at the airport on Sunday morning crystallised the obvious meteorological problems and after some rapid telephoning to Guernsey it was decided to travel by Sealink. The team arrived at the Albert Quay scattering discarded motor cars with impunity as the gangplank was being lifted at 10am and set off on a foggy journey to be greeted in Guernsey by a downpour of rain.
On arrival at the ground they found an uncovered wicket bearing a marked resemblance to a badly prepared pudding on which batting second could only be regarded as better than batting first.
Hereabouts a light mist swirled prettily over the ground to add to the general enjoyment of the day.
Mourant essayed a tentative cover drive of little conviction offering Dobson a well-caught catch.
Middleton tried the old heave-ho and Pearce played a chanceless innings being run out without facing a ball.
Guernsey started their apparently comfortable task of scoring 126 on a wicket that had rolled out to damp composure.
When Burrow took his second caught and bowled to dismiss Anthony from a very firmly hit drive the demonstration of joy was nearly Australian in character.

Ralph Anthony drives Burrow while Graeme Mourant looks on                                  GEP

‘Guernsey crash to Burrow, Middleton’ by Rob Batiste
Tremendous all-round performance by young Steve Burrow, a great spell of fast bowling by Barry Middleton, backed up by excellent fielding and a poor batting performance by the home side resulted in a 39 run win for Jersey over Guernsey in yesterday’s inter-insular cricket match for the Haig Whisky Trophy at the College Field.
Former Middlesex 2nd XI player Burrow played an excellent innings of 58 for the visitors and then took three for 17 off 12 overs to earn him the man of the match award. Middleton also played a major part in Jersey’s win. He bowled 18.3 consecutive overs and was rewarded with figures f five for 45 – a match winning performance in itself.
After a delayed start Jersey were put into bat and bowled out for only 125 – a score seemingly well within the reach of the Guernsey side. But although they needed to score at just over three runs per over for the 40 overs for victory, the home side never looked like passing the visitors’ total. Henry Davey and Tony Ayton opened the Guernsey innings and they carefully took the score to eight before Davey was caught by wicketkeeper Jim Walls off Burrow for three in the sixth over. Eight runs later Guernsey were in deeper trouble when Ricky Mills played a terrible shot and was caught and bowled by Burrow for a single.
Worse was to come for Guernsey though. With only one more run added to the total Warren Barrett was bowled by Middleton for nought and with the score on 20 Ayton also had his stumps flattened by the Jersey quickie. A change in the batting order brought Ian Damarell and Ralph Anthony together and for the few minutes they were in partnership they offered a slight hope of victory for the Guernsey supporters. But with the total on 28 Anthony became Burrow’s second caught and bowled victim, the bowler taking the difficult chance at chest height.
Then came the most productive partnership of the innings between Damarell and his Optimists colleague John Appleyard. A quick 18 runs were added by the pair before Appleyard was run out for seven going for a fourth run which was never on. Damarell followed Appleyard back to the pavilion with the total on 62 when he was caught by Walls off Middleton for 20 and after his dismissal even the most optimistic of Guernsey fans must have given up hope.
When the match eventually got under way two hours late at 1pm Jersey got off to a disastrous start losing Jim Walls with the score on two and Norman Fage and Mark Bailey with the total on 16. However they were brought back into the match by a fine 66 run fourth wicket partnership between Burrow and Old Victorian Tim Forster. Of the two, Burrow was the most impressive. He latched on to anything short of a length and most of his 11 boundaries came in cover drives and pulls through midwicket. But with his score on 58 he was bowled by Appleyard trying to hit the ball over midwicket. This was the start of an impressive bowling performance by the former Hertfordshire captain. Two balls later he caught and bowled the Jersey captain Mike Weaver and in his next over had Graeme Mourant well caught at cover by Miles Dobson.
Forster and Peter Keylock then took the Jersey total past the 100 mark before the former was brilliantly stumped by Mick Fooks off Appleyard for a valuable 39. Jeff Wiseman was out in a similar fashion with the total on 113 and the final two Jersey wickets fell for the addition of only 12 more runs.
After the game Mr David Lye of Haig Scotch Whisky presented the trophy to Jersey skipper Weaver and also the man of the match award to Burrow.